HEALTH

Govt prohibits manufacture, sale or distribution of 328 Fixed Dose drugs

WEB DESK The Government of India has prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) for human use with immediate effect. FDCs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution … Continue reading Govt prohibits manufacture, sale or distribution of 328 Fixed Dose drugs

Antibiotic resistance rapidly spreading around the world

These resistant bacteria can lead to severe infections and mortality in the long term New Delhi A super bug resistant to all known antibiotics is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, according to scientists. The bacteria, known as Staphylococcus epidermidis, is related to the better-known and more-deadly MRSA. Found naturally on human skin, … Continue reading Antibiotic resistance rapidly spreading around the world

More than 34% Indians do not get enough physical activity

Lack of exercise can lead to various health complications over time AMN / New Delhi About 34% of Indians — 24.7% male and 43.9% females — are not active enough to stay healthy says a recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, more than 1.4 billion adults are at risk of diseases from … Continue reading More than 34% Indians do not get enough physical activity

1 in 4 adults are inactive globally

      New data published in The Lancet Global Health today show that more than one in four adults globally (28% or 1.4 billion people) are physically inactive. However this can be as high as one in three adults inactive in some counties. The paper, authored by four World Health Organization experts, reports data … Continue reading 1 in 4 adults are inactive globally

No exercise puts adults at risk of disease worldwide: WHO Lancet study

-More than 1.4 billion adults across the world have an increased risk of disease because they are not exercising enough, The Lancet Global Health reports in a new study. -At least 34 per cent of India’s population is insufficiently active, The levels of insufficient activity were higher among women at 48 per cent, while the … Continue reading No exercise puts adults at risk of disease worldwide: WHO Lancet study

First Middle East Fertility Conference in Dubai

DUBAI The 1st Middle East Fertility Conference will take place from September 21 to 22, at the Sofitel Hotel Downtown in Dubai. The Conference being Organised by HealthPlus Fertility Centers, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), The conference hosts over 28 IVF experts from the UAE and 6 international speakers. Over 300 healthcare professionals … Continue reading First Middle East Fertility Conference in Dubai

India celebrates National Nutrition Month

It is meant mark the fight against malnutrition Onkar Singh / New Delhi The National Nutrition Month is being celebrated across India to mark the nation fight against malnutrition. During this month, various programmes have been organized by the Women and Child Development Ministry to spread broad awareness on the issues related to malnutrition like … Continue reading India celebrates National Nutrition Month

Govt comes out with draft rules to regulate online sale of medicines

AMN / NEW DELHI The Union Health Ministry has released the draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies with an aim to regulate online sale of medicines across the country. It aims at providing patients accessibility to genuine drugs from authentic online portals. The draft rules on “sale of drugs by e-pharmacy” states that … Continue reading Govt comes out with draft rules to regulate online sale of medicines

22 new AIIMS to be set up under PMSSY: Health Minister

AMN /Bhubaneswar Union Health Minister J P Nadda Saturday said, 22 new AIIMS are coming up across the country under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakhya Yojana to reduce regional imbalance in the healthcare and tertiary fields. Addressing the first convocation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, he also said that ensuring … Continue reading 22 new AIIMS to be set up under PMSSY: Health Minister

Retina scans may help in treating Parkinson’s disease earlier

The thinning of retina — the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye — could be linked to Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a recent finding. The study says that retina thinning is linked to the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine, a substance that helps control movement — a hallmark … Continue reading Retina scans may help in treating Parkinson’s disease earlier

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