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Is medical education heading for a slowdown?

Is medical education heading for a slowdown?

New Delhi: Recently, Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ballabhgarh (Faridabad) was in news for shutting down its operations and Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur (Patiala) was not even able to pay the salary to its faculty and other staff leading to general strike and suspension of the classes. Are these isolated cases or just an indication of harsh and unpleasant things to come? more

How India tackles adverse drug reactions — by ignoring data

How India tackles adverse drug reactions — by ignoring data

With 10 percent of 3.63 trillion medicines popped worldwide in 2015, India is the world’s third-largest medicine market. It stands to scientific reason that these drugs will have side effects. more

Zika vaccine claim: Hope or hype?

Zika vaccine claim: Hope or hype?

Bengaluru: An Indian biotech company’s “breakthrough” claim that it has developed two “candidate vaccines” against the Zika virus — while being hailed as a ‘made in India’ product — has alarmed some virologists. more

Why India has the world’s most stillborn babies

Why India has the world’s most stillborn babies

Nagapura, Hunsur (Karnataka): Her pale, yellow eyes stood out against her dusky skin, and the grief was visible on the face of the young woman from a tribe of traditional honey gatherers living on the edge of south Karnataka’s Nagarhole National Park. more

Experts differ on tracking deliveries to prevent female foeticide

Experts differ on tracking deliveries to prevent female foeticide

New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi’s enunciation of an “alternate point of view” that a foetus be tracked from conception to save the girl child has been welcomed by many experts while others are sceptical about it. more

India emerging as top hub for robot-assisted surgeries: Experts

India emerging as top hub for robot-assisted surgeries: Experts

New Delhi: Reasonable costs, less pain, early recovery and increasing awareness have put India on the global map when it comes to robot-assisted surgeries across the health spectrum and the country is poised to take a leap soon, some of the leading robotic surgeons have said. more

High time India rescues its healthcare from ICU: Experts

High time India rescues its healthcare from ICU: Experts

New Delhi: At a time when the Indian government has launched several promising initiatives to improve healthcare facilities in the country especially in the hinterlands, experts feel that it is high time that policymakers learn from past failures and step up efforts to give every citizen affordable, accessible and accountable quality healthcare. more

Mastering Medicine

Mastering Medicine

Be a trail-blazer with Manipal University — Kasturba Medical College’s specialized PG Programmes

DNA of Excellence: KMC — Manipal University

The hallowed campus of Kasturba Medical College (KMC) more

Nanomeds, combating dengue, 3D printing trended in India

Nanomeds, combating dengue, 3D printing trended in India

Kolkata: India became the world’s third country with the prowess to manufacture raw materials for nanomedicines, addressed a growing public health concern by approving a new drug for hepatitis C and made strides in 3D printing in healthcare as 2015 ended on a cliff-hanger with the launch of the world’s first anti-dengue vaccine in Mexico giving hope to the South Asian country. more

Delhi doctor recounts Chennai agony

Delhi doctor recounts Chennai agony

New Delhi: A Delhi doctor who got stuck in Chennai took 12 hours to reach Bengaluru by road, motoring through heavily flooded roads before taking a flight home that cost him over Rs 25,000. more