‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’

Today, a symposium focused on accelerating access to family planning services in Maharashtra and Karnataka, was organised in Mumbai. It commenced with providing an overview of the family planning landscape in India, highlighting successes, challenges in the supply chain management and provision of quality family planning services

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’Family planning is not only a key strategy to mitigate threats to the reproductive health of women but also a basic right that  should be available to them. Dr Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra underlined, “Providing women and girls with access to contraceptives is transformational. While, 54.7% women in […]

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle it

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan lists natural remedies to tackle heavy headache, dizziness and other ill-effects of heavy drinking

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle itAt the stroke of midnight on December 31, it may seem like a good idea to spend entire night ushering into the New Year over champagne and indulge in some heavy drinking, but waking up with a headache, upset tummy, feeling sick, dizzy, sleepy and confused is certainly not the best way to begin the […]

New study reveals, calcium and vitamin D supplement cannot protect bone health

Vitamin D and calcium has long been touted to strengthen bones. However, according to a latest study, older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who don't use these supplements

New study reveals, calcium and vitamin D supplement cannot protect bone healthIf taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider. Researchers who scoured the medical literature for evidence that calcium and vitamin D pills could help prevent bone fractures came up empty. Their analysis focused on adults older than age […]

No full strip: Buy medicines as per your need, says FDA

For two or three tablets, the chemists tell buyers to buy a whole packet. Owing to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India and requested that medicines should be given as per the buyer’s requirement

No full strip: Buy medicines as per your need, says FDAAs per the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidelines: Chemists should give the exact quantity of the medicines prescribed by the doctors. One cannot be forced to buy an entire medicine strip. Due to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India and requested that medicines […]

30% of diabetics don’t take their prescribed medication, reveals study

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed drug for type two diabetes. For many people it is an essential, yet University of Surrey researchers found that up to a third of diabetics don’t adhere to their medical doses

30% of diabetics don’t take their prescribed medication, reveals studyDiabetes patients who take the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, are the least likely to follow medical advice regarding their medication due its side effects, a new article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey examined in detail how likely 1.6 million people with Type 2 diabetes […]

Maha to launch e-medicine portal soon

State government will launch online portal for the sale of medicines, informed Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). As per the government, after witnessing the increasing demand of medicines in the state, online medical stores can be helpful

Maha to launch e-medicine portal soonNow, you won’t have to make continuous trips to the chemist, as you will be able to order medicines on just one click. Soon, state government will open online stores for generic medicines informed Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) said, […]