HEALTH

World Breast feeding Week begins

  The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) began from today with the main objective to create awareness among the people for beneficial of breast feeding. This year The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network which believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers, celebrates the week for global action to support … Continue reading World Breast feeding Week begins

Nestle agrees to HC’s proposal of fresh testing of Maggi

Nestle India, the manufacturer of Maggi instant noodles, told the Bombay High Court that it is ready for an independent lab testing of the product provided the tests are carried out in the presence of a reputed scientist. While hearing Nestle’s petition against the June 5 order of Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) … Continue reading Nestle agrees to HC’s proposal of fresh testing of Maggi

EU bans marketing of 700 generic medicines

European Union has banned the marketing of around 700 generic medicines for alleged manipulation of clinical trials conducted by India’s pharmaceutical research company GVK Biosciences. The ban will come into effect on August 21. According to Germany’s drug regulator, the Federal Institute for Medicines and Medical Products and it will be applicable to all 28 … Continue reading EU bans marketing of 700 generic medicines

Nestle India acted in an untrustworthy manner: FSSAI

TIA NEWS Food Safety Standards Authority of India, FSSAI, has said that Nestle India has acted in an untrustworthy manner by producing Maggi noodles with lead content more than permissible limits. The food regulator’s counsel argued before the Bombay High Court that even though Nestle had the capacity to produce safe noodles but it had … Continue reading Nestle India acted in an untrustworthy manner: FSSAI

Govt brings 39 more drugs under price control

The government has brought 39 more drugs, including the durgs to treat diseases such as diabetes and digestive disorders, under price control as part of its efforts to make medicines affordable in the country. As per the notification of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, NPPA , the prices of formulations including Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, Cefotaxime, Paracetamol, Domperidone … Continue reading Govt brings 39 more drugs under price control

SC terms drugs policy unreasonable & irrational, asks Centre to re-look

Supreme Court has termed the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy and the Drug Price Control order 2013 as unreasonable and irrational. Apex court asked the government to review its market-based drug pricing policy within six months. A three-judge bench headed by Justice TS Thakur asked the Department of Pharmaceuticals of Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers … Continue reading SC terms drugs policy unreasonable & irrational, asks Centre to re-look

Now FSSAI to asses caffeine standards in beverages

Food and Safety Standards Association of India (FSSAI) has decided to review caffeine standards in caffeinated and energy drinks and is looking for an agency to study the consumption pattern in the country. Acoording to an FSSAI official consumption of caffeinated and energy drinks in India has shown an upward trend during the past decade. … Continue reading Now FSSAI to asses caffeine standards in beverages

58% school kids suffer from orthopaedic ailment due to heavy bags

AMN / July 4 @ 2:18 // Children carrying heavy school bags in comparison to their age and over 58 per cent of students below 10 years of age are suffering from ‘ orthopaedic ailments’  in Maharashtra. The situation is not different in other part of the country. The latest disclosure has come in a … Continue reading 58% school kids suffer from orthopaedic ailment due to heavy bags

FSSAI to regulate salt, fat& sugar in eating joints’ food

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India,FSSAI has set up an expert group to recommend health dietary intake of fat,sugar and salt in Indian food products. The decision came after the Delhi High Court asked the Central food regulator to issue guidelines in this regard. In its order, the FSSAI said, the 11-member expert … Continue reading FSSAI to regulate salt, fat& sugar in eating joints’ food

Govt launches mobile app to locate nearest blood bank

AMN  — Government has launched a mobile application for easy access of information regarding the nearest blood bank in the country. In an official release of Ministry of Health said, the National Blood Transfusion Council has made available directory of all 2760 licensed blood banks at National Health Portal. It also said that data of … Continue reading Govt launches mobile app to locate nearest blood bank

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