An association of medical technology companies point out concerns in NHPS

Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies with significant investments in India has arranged a discussion with different stakeholders in government on National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) on September 20

An association of medical technology companies point out concerns in NHPSMedical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies with significant investments in India has arranged a discussion with different stakeholders in government on National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) on September 20. The summit will bring together people from the government, NITI Aayog, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturers, doctors; to deliberate […]

Health ministry to soon replace TT vaccine with TD vaccine

In accordance with the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTGI), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to replace the Tetanus Toxoid (TT) with Tetanus and Adult Diphtheria vaccine (Td) in the Universal Immunisation Programme

Health ministry to soon replace TT vaccine with TD vaccineAt present, TT booster doses at 10 and 16 years of age and two doses of TT or single booster dose TT given to pregnant women. These will be replaced by Td vaccine toward the end of this year. In this regard, the states will need to plan for training of health workers, medical officers […]

AYUSH Ministry introduces new scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of its drugs

AYUSH Ministry introduces new scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of its drugsThe prime objective of the scheme is to develop the culture of documenting adverse effects and undertake safety monitoring of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and surveillance of misleading advertisements appearing in the print and electronic media. The Standing Finance Committee (SFC) chaired by Secretary (AYUSH) approved the scheme on 1st November, 2017 and […]

FSSAI busts myth about ‘plastic eggs,’ issues guidance note

Many people from the different parts of the country have written to Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) about the presence of plastic eggs in the market. The FSSAI, in this regard, has issued a guidance note dispelling the myth about ‘plastic eggs’

FSSAI busts myth about ‘plastic eggs,’ issues guidance noteIn the past few months, many people have raised their concern over the issue of quality of the eggs in the market. Moreover, people have also shared concerns regarding the presence of fake or plastic eggs. People from different parts of the country have written to the Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) […]

She is set to become India’s first mother after uterus transplant

Meenakshi Valand, a 27-year-old from Bharuch district of Gujarat, will be the first Indian woman to deliver her baby after undergoing a uterine transplant. When she is being monitored daily at Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune, doctors suggest that if everything goes well, they will perform a C-section in the last week of November

She is set to become India’s first mother after uterus transplantHer life-long wish was to become a mother and cradle her baby in her arms, and now it will finally become a reality. This has been achieved due to the advances in medical technology and the surgical procedure which the doctors at Galaxy Care Hospital excel in. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Milind Telang, […]

IIT Roorkee professor awarded for contribution to biomedical nanotechnology

Dr P. Gopinath has developed an economical and green way to detect and kill cancer cells and a portable nanofibrous material for treating air and water pollution

IIT Roorkee professor awarded for contribution to biomedical nanotechnologyThe Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Faculty Dr. P. Gopinath has been awarded the prestigious G.D. Naidu Award for Young Scientist by Makkal Sinthanai Peravai, a non-profit organization. The award carries a cash component of Rs 1 lakh and citation and is sponsored by the Singapore Mustafa Tamil Trust. The award was given to Dr […]

Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI study

Indians have been taking much more salt as against the 5 gms per day limit recommended by WHO, said a new study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI studySalt intake among adult Indians has been found to be high and exceeding the levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a recent study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The study, was conducted in Delhi, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, and covered around 1,395 adults. The study found that salt […]

#IndependenceDay2018: Maha school students to take a pledge to make India tobacco-free

As per a global study, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day. Consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week, claimed a Global Tobacco Atlas study. In India, in the year 2016, 82.12 billion cigarettes were produced

#IndependenceDay2018: Maha school students to take a pledge to make India tobacco-freeOn the 72nd Independence Day, August 15, students across all the schools in Maharashtra will take a pledge to make a tobacco-free India. The Directorate of Health Services Maharashtra has issued a circular for all the schools. Though the Global Tobacco Survey (GATS) states, the tobacco prevalence has gone down. The number of children smoking […]

Cardiologists recommend less screen time, more physical activity for kids

According to a new scientific advisory statement release by the American Heart Association, time spent on ‘screens’ (computers, phones, tablets, video games, television and other outlets) is associated with increased hours of inactivity in children and teens, which has long been associated with poor cardiovascular health and obesity

Cardiologists recommend less screen time, more physical activity for kidsWhen it comes to childhood obesity, sedentary behaviour may be the most influential and controllable factor that parents can change, especially through managing screen time, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory. In particular, the AHA Obesity Committee recommends removing TVs and other screens from bedrooms and excluding them from meal times, creating […]

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS study

The study was conducted by NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru.  A total number of 220 cases of road accidents were included in the study for a period of 3 years. The study states, those who were wearing (Indian Standard) 'ISI' mark full face helmet none of them had head injuries

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS studyIn is well known that riding a bike without a helmet is an open invitation for danger, wearing a helmet is paramount for safety, but did you know that not every helmet guarantees your safety. But, wearing a good quality of ‘ISI’ mark helmet can save your life. The study was performed to study the […]