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US FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

US FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients. more

Paediatrician suspended from IAP after raising voice against ‘nexus’ between vaccine manufacturers and doctors

Paediatrician suspended from IAP after raising voice against ‘nexus’ between vaccine manufacturers and doctors

Bengaluru: Dr Vipin Vashishtha, a paediatrician who wrote on December 17 last year to all 24,000 members of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) raising concerns over immunization guidelines being allegedly tweaked to favour certain vaccine manufacturers, was on Friday suspended from all memberships of the association, including as convener of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation Practices. more

All Delhi government hospitals should get NABH accreditation: Health Minister

All Delhi government hospitals should get NABH accreditation: Health Minister

New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has directed the department to encourage and persuade all city government hospitals to obtain the NABH accreditation by achieving high quality patient care. more

AIIMS researchers isolate kala-azar parasite from goat blood

AIIMS researchers isolate kala-azar parasite from goat blood

New Delhi: The clinical microbiology department of AIIMS has isolated the parasite of kala-azar, also known as black fever, from goat blood. So far, the belief was that humans act as reservoir for kala-azar and it is spread through sandflies. more

Senior doctor suspended for molesting medical student

Senior doctor suspended for molesting medical student

Jammu: Dr Bhupesh Khajuria, head of forensics department at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu has been suspended for molesting a final year Ladakhi medical student on December 27. more

Tamil Nadu government directed to install MRI scanners in all district hospitals

Tamil Nadu government directed to install MRI scanners in all district hospitals

Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to install Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners in government hospitals in all district headquarters in the state within a year. more

Tata Memorial Hospital begins clinical trial to reduce hair loss due to chemotherapy

Tata Memorial Hospital begins clinical trial to reduce hair loss due to chemotherapy

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) has started a clinical trial using technology to minimise hair loss due to chemotherapy in cancer patients. The trial is being led by Dr Jyoti Bajpai, associate professor, medical oncology, TMH. more

CBI begins probe into appointment of bouncers in Delhi hospitals

CBI begins probe into appointment of bouncers in Delhi hospitals

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started investigation into the appointment of bouncers in Delhi government’s hospitals as “no Delhi government rule or Act allows appointment of bouncers in any department”. more

AIIMS signs agreement with NBCC to build over 3,000 residential apartments for its staff

AIIMS signs agreement with NBCC to build over 3,000 residential apartments for its staff

New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on Tuesday signed three MOUs with NBCC (India) Limited, HSCC (India) Limited and HITES – HLL Lifecare Ltd to expand its infrastructure and other facilities. more

Dr S Shabnam bags first rank in NEET PG 2017

Dr S Shabnam bags first rank in NEET PG 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Dr S Shabnam, who completed her MBBS from Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, has bagged the first rank in this year’s medical postgraduate NEET (National eligibility cum Entrance Test). more