#WorldHeartDay: Know about the evolution of life-saving procedures

These, in turn, show up in people as raised blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and overweight and obesity, risks detrimental to good heart health. When a 42-year-old patient complained of chest pain, his family rushed him to Ruby Hall Clinic, where Dr M.S. Hiremath and his expert team immediately wheeled him into the catheterization laboratory […]

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Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from today

Coinciding with the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the state of Maharashtra, started a special patient search campaign has been launched in the state from today. This will continue till September 28. Under this campaign, nearly 8.66 crore people will be examined for various diseases. “This survey will cover all the […]

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‘Being with you,’ a social initiative by Pune youths for ailing patients and relatives

A group of friends from Pune has started a unique initiative named ‘Being With You’ for ailing patients and their relatives. The group has started giving voluntary service, which acts as a reliever for hospitalised patients and bedridden patients at home. The group’s volunteer will act as a reliever for a day, a night, or […]

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Doctors should supply generic medicines to patients, states DCC

During the meeting, the Drug Consultative Committee spoke about the consideration of the proposal for amendment of the exemptions provided under Schedule K regarding supplying of medicines by Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP) to their patients. The DDC was apprised that Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP) can supply different categories of medicines including vaccines to their patients […]

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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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#DoctorsDay: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors, reveals shocking study

In India, there is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a ratio of 1:1,000), or a deficit of 600,000 doctors, and the nurse: patient ratio is 1:483, implying a shortage of two million nurses. Whereas, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some […]

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New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

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

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

When a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

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Rajawadi Hospital proposes idea of ‘yellow corridor’ to help patients

Just as there is a green corridor which helps transports the organs of a brain-dead person in an efficient manner, a yellow corridor would help patients who have suffered a heart attack, stroke or in a critical condition to be transferred from hospitals in a faster way. A letter was written by Rajawadi Hospital’s Vigilance […]

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New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune system

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals study

These are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today. Results from the GO2 trial could change the standard of care for patients who can’t have full dose chemotherapy due to their age, frailty or medical fitness. The study, which ran at hospitals all over the UK, […]

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