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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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Govt planning penal provisions to deter pharma companies from bribing doctors with freebies | Sex determination lands doctor couple in jail for three years

The promised mandatory marketing code for pharma companies, which is to replace the voluntary code in operation since January last year, will have strong penal provisions to deter them from bribing doctors with freebies to prescribe their drugs.

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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.

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Interview: It is critical for India to address tuberculosis — Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Dr Soumya Swaminathan was recently appointed as director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary of the department of health research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Earlier, she served as director of the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai from 2008 till 2015.

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Private cord blood banks are fooling the public, say doctors

Bengaluru (IANS): Cord blood banking (CBB) with dubious benefits has become a money-making scam in India and needs tighter control to protect gullible parents from being exploited, top medical researchers say.

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TB awareness programme held at AIIMS on World TB Day

New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, in association with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India and Becton Dickinson (BD) India, on Tuesday organised a three-km marathon in which more than 300 students took part to express solidarity with TB patients and raise public awareness about the disease on the World TB Day.

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Pioneering Indian research centre launched to find solutions to excessive use of antibiotics

London: Researchers from the University of Sheffield are set to tackle some of the largest global health problems thanks to a landmark collaboration between the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Government of India Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

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Study to unravel causes of stroke and cognitive decline launched at AIIMS

New Delhi: India and the Netherlands on Thursday launched a joint project to study the causes of stroke and cognitive decline.

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MoU signed to facilitate development of affordable medical devices for the Indian market

New Delhi: US-based National Instruments (NI) under its Planet NI Initiative has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC), a joint initiative of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.

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HLL launches disposable, eco-friendly limb immobilisation device

Thiruvananthapuram: HLL Lifecare has launched a novel, low-cost ‘Limb Immobilisation Device’ aimed at temporarily immobilising injured limbs in trauma patients for pre-hospital care.

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