HEALTH

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

400-million people lack access to essential health services: WHO

AMN  — Some 400-million people worldwide lack access to essential health services, and the cost of health care is forcing many into poverty, the World Bank and World Health Organisation said. A new report by the Bank and WHO on tracking universal health care coverage Friday said more people than ever around the world, 80 … Continue reading 400-million people lack access to essential health services: WHO

Tibbi Congress demands establishment of Unani Dawakhanas across the country

Our Correspondent The All India Unani Tibbi Congress AIUTC, has asked Centre and state governments to set up Unani Dawakhanas in all districts. It also demanded the governments to fill the existing vacancies of Hakeems and compounders in Unani dispensary across the country. Tibbi Congress also demanded establishment of Unani medical colleges and Unani Council … Continue reading Tibbi Congress demands establishment of Unani Dawakhanas across the country

Rare surgery performed on Bamboo Spine patient

In a rare operation, a team of doctors at a Mumbai hospital performed minimal access spine surgery on an 82-year-old Bamboo Spine patient by implanting 14 screws in his spinal cord. This condition is a form of rheumatic arthritis associated with long-term inflammation of the joints in the spine. Symptoms include pain and stiffness from … Continue reading Rare surgery performed on Bamboo Spine patient

You Can Control Your Asthma

World observes Asthma day Today is World Asthma Day. It is observed by the Global Initiative for Asthma, GINA every year the first Tuesday of May. This year’s central theme is You Can Control Your Asthma. According to the World Health Organisation, WHO there are about 300 million people suffering from asthma across the globe. … Continue reading You Can Control Your Asthma

MPs in RS demand ban on Ayurvedic product for sex determination

AMN The Rajya Sabha poday witnessed noisy scenes over an Ayurvedic product that is believed to be helpful in the sex determination amidst members’ demand for its ban. Raising the issue, K C Tyagi of the JD(U) said the government should take action against the pharmaceutical company as it goes against Prime Minister’s call for … Continue reading MPs in RS demand ban on Ayurvedic product for sex determination

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