Medical colleges to be recognised, only if they have MDR-TB centres

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has taken the decision that from now onwards, private and government medical colleges will be recognised only if they have Multi Drug Resistant (MDR)-TB centre. This decision has been communicated to the health ministry and TB control programme officers  

Medical colleges to be recognised, only if they have MDR-TB centresEarlier the union government had written to the Medical Council of India, to make drug-resistant TB centre mandatory in order for the medical colleges to be recognised. In what is considered as a major boost to the #EndTB campaign in the country, the government of India has made opening MDR-TB centres while applying for the […]

Mumbai: Commuter falls off from moving train, in critical condition

A 23-year-old girl is in critical condition after she fell in the gutter from a moving train between Sion and Matunga on Thursday morning. The incident took place when the girl was travelling on the footboard and was going to college to give her masters exam

Mumbai: Commuter falls off from moving train, in critical conditionAccording to the Dadar GRP officers, a passenger named Tara approached them at 10 am and informed them about a woman who had fallen off the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) train between Sion and Matunga stations. The constable, Kiran Joy, rushed to the spot and found a woman’s purse on the track. She followed […]

How a tiny patch under the skin could give an early warning of cancer

Scientists have created a skin implant they say could one day be used to help detect some of the most common cancers. It works by looking for elevated levels of calcium in the blood, which is linked to some cancers. When these levels go above a threshold, a response is triggered by the implant, leading the skin to form a brown mole

How a tiny patch under the skin could give an early warning of cancerScientists say the technology could eventually help to diagnose cancer earlier, but experts say the research is still in its ‘early days.’ For the study, published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, researchers engineered human cells to detect hypercalcaemia – or high calcium levels – which is linked to four of the most common cancers […]

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancerMaharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years. In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI). The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of […]

Maha: Government suspends ‘Continuous Nursing Education’

The Maharashtra government has suspended the 'Continuous Nursing Education' in the state. It had issued a government resolution on April 10. Citing the complaints received from people, over the exorbitant amount which was were charged for this education programme, the government has issued an instruction to hold it over, till further orders

Maha: Government suspends ‘Continuous Nursing Education’The government of Maharashtra has decided to suspend the ‘Continuous Nursing Education’ programme. This programme has been organised by the Maharashtra Nursing Council since 2016. Over 2 lakh nurses from Maharashtra were attending this programme. At the event information related to the advancements in the medical field were given to them. Along the lines of […]

Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease risk

People who lose two or more teeth during middle age may be more likely to develop heart disease, scientists have found. A study of nearly 61,000 adults aged between 45 and 69 showed those who lost two or more teeth had a higher chance of developing coronary heart disease than those who didn't lose any teeth

Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease riskLosing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests. “In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at increased […]

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a stroke

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 per cent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked, researchers said. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, revealed researchers from University of Maryland

The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a strokeWhile smoking has long been associated with the risk of stroke, the study by US researchers has found that men who smoke at least two packs a day are nearly five times at greater risk of stroke than men who have never smoked. The study, published in the research journal Stroke, also found that men […]

Here’s how you can boost your brain power

Adding just a few of these activities to your weekly schedule will enhance your mind and give your brain a boost. If you only have time to fit one brain-enriching task into your week, we recommend getting out for a brisk walk. Physical activity has no end of benefits for your body and mind

Here’s how you can boost your brain powerHumans have brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to change for better or worse at any age. This flexibility of the brain plays a significant role in the development or decline of our brains, and how our distinct personalities are shaped. Neural connections can be forged or severed, and grey […]

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart health

The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during later follow-ups compared to single non-owners

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart healthA team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. A total […]

Try these yoga asanas to enhance flexibility and reduce stress

Few asanas secretively help repair our bodies , even before we notice it. The  capability to stay flexible and aligned helps you in staying productive and fit thus leading to keeping your stress levels minimal

Try these yoga asanas to enhance flexibility and reduce stressOur day-to-day life is no more simplistic as it was a few decades ago. Everyone runs around with a thousand things to do. ‘Busy’ is the only reply we tend to give to single thing that demands our attention. That includes our own well-being most times. This lifestyle of ours gives us everything which includes […]
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