How medications can affect your balance

Prime examples include blurred vision, dizziness or light-headedness stemming from low blood pressure, drowsiness, delirium, and impaired alertness or judgment. Some medications may affect the inner ear, spurring temporary or permanent balance disorders. Often, problems stem from the sheer number of medicines you take, rather than a single drug. According to a national health survey […]

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Hospitals charging money from patients under PM-JAY to face stern action

97% of hospital bills paid through household savings, reveals govt survey

This survey was carried out before the Ayushman Bharat scheme took root in India. Hence, its impact be revealed. Although it showed that the available schemes at the central and state level have made little to no difference. The survey was conducted from July 2017 to June 2018. Data was collected from 5,55,114 households spread […]

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Meet Delhi’s ‘Medicine Baba,’ who begs for medicines to save poor and needy

If a beggar approaches you for food or money what would you do? Our general reaction is we turn a blind eye towards him/her or sometimes out of compassion offers to help them. But, have you ever heard about a beggar who begs for medicines? NO?! Then you must meet an 82-year-old octogenarian from Delhi […]

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‘Acute Kidney Injury’ warning a must on antacid medicines: Drug controller

Soon, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) formulation manufactures will have to incorporate ‘Acute Kidney Injury’ warning on its packages. A majority of people suffer from gas and heartburn regularly. It is so common that we tend to take an anti-acidity pill without consulting a doctor. We don’t think about the possible side effects of the medicine […]

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Union govt to soon come up with a list to regulate over-the-counter drugs

In a first-of-its-kind move, the union government is contemplating to prepare a list of Over-the-Counter drugs (OTC). As currently there is no such definition of over-the-counter drugs in India. The aim is to reduce the treatment cost by promoting self-care without compromising patient safety. Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs are drugs that can be sold by pharmacists […]

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Disallow doctors from stocking medicines: Pharmacists urges centre

In the past, instances have come to light where doctors have been hoarding medicine and have been dispensing them to patient. This has miffed pharmacists across the country. As it is not the responsibility of the doctors to distribute medicines. They have urged the Union Health Ministry to amend Schedule K of Drugs and Cosmetics […]

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Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicines

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, while giving a written reply to a question on check on drug prices in the country, in Lok Sabha today, stated that the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has taken important measures to check the prices of drugs, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO). He […]

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Maha: FDA cracks whip on homoeopathy docs purchasing large quantities of allopathy medicines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has slapped a notice to the homoeopathy doctors in Dombivali. The notices have been served as it has been found that the homoeopathy doctors have purchased allopathy medicine in large quantities. The FDA has served notices to 25 doctors and has launched an investigation to know whether their degrees […]

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Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support - the four pillars to treat schizophrenia’

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

People affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

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How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

What are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

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