HEALTH

New ALL CAPS + Generic Name in prescription not enforceable, advisory only: MCI

Medical Council of India (MCI) has made it mandatory for all doctors and medical practitioners to prescribe medicines written in CAPITAL letters along with the generic name as numerous drugs in the market vary in price structure and commission to doctors and retailers. The move, though one of the MCI guidelines, which means the doctors cannot be penalised or taken ...

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World Blood Donor Day: New Donor Locating App Launched

With 92 million people donating blood per annum across the world, safe blood supplies are still a major concern, especially in developing countries, according to some latest figures. Today, launching the awareness campaign on World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on June 14, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the National Blood ...

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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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Daily Aspirin Mantra Acts on Breast Cancer too, Says Study

Aspirin has long been seen as an anti-coagulent and heart-friendly medicine but now studies show that a daily dose of aspirin may curb the growth of breast cancer or tumour. Indian-origin scientist Dr Sushanta Banerjee from the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the team found that aspirin is able to create a non-conducive conditions around cancer stem cells ...

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Doctor’s Prescription in CAPS to Made Mandatory in a Week: Health Ministry

Finally, the health ministry has woken up to an age-old problem of doctors writing in illegible English with an advisory issued on Thursday asking them to write prescriptions in “CAPITAL” letters preferably in a move to make it a norm soon. The necessary gazette notification as per the Medical Council of India Regulations will be issued to mandate the doctors ...

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Russian Scientists Develop Nanosensors to Find Cancer, HIV and More with Mobile Phone

Russian scientists have developed a nano-sensor to detect cancerous tumours, viral disease markers for HIV, hapatitis and herpes, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable diseases. The ultracompact nonomechanical sensors help analyze chemical elements and detect bio-dynamics indicating the diseases, said researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The sensor can help doctors identify tumour markers, ...

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Study Finds Trigger Spreading Tumour, Halting it Stems Growth

Once breast cancer is diagnosed, it is a painful rush from pillar to the post for patients and relatives. The Edinburgh University scientists have succeeded in finding a revolutionary approach to stem the growth of the tumour by targeting the disease’s trigger itself. In their lab experiments, researchers have found that blocking the signals in mice with breast cancer can ...

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Maggi Noodles Withdrawn from Market, Nestle CEO Defends Standard, Quality

Nestle India has decided to take their product MAGGI Noodles off the shelves nationwide in the view of recent developments and concerns around the product that the company attributed to an “environment of confusion”that has led to pre-mature conclusions. Nestle said the situation does not provide a conducive environment to have the product in the market now and it is ...

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