Baba Ramdev Slammed By SC, Asked "Why Criticise Modern Medication?"
Supreme Court bench led by CJI NV Ramana slammed Baba Ramdev for insulting other medicines and their uses. On August 23, the Top Court was reviewing a petition filed by the Indian Medical Association against Yoga Guru Ramdev baba for criticising other modern medications. "it is better he must restrain (from) accusing the other systems," said the bench, ordering Baba Ramdev, who gain popularity for Yoga, to stop such campaigns.
Tags: medicine, Yoga Guru Ramdev, Supreme Court, IMA, Court Hearing
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Arunachal Pradesh Launches Drone-Based Healthcare Services
Arunachal Pradesh successfully inaugurated the first drone service "medicine from the sky" on August 15. Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted, "The government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to conduct a pilot project of using drones in healthcare, agriculture and disaster management in collaboration with the World Economic Forum." He stated that the pilot project was supported by United States Agency for International Development and was… read-more
Tags: Arunachal Pradesh, first drone service, medicine, medicine from sky project, Drone
EU Drug Control Agency Suggests Authorizing Use Of Smallpox Vaccine To Treat Monkeypox
The use of a smallpox vaccination to treat monkeypox was suggested for authorization on July 22 by the European Union's (EU) drug authority. Imvanex, a smallpox vaccine created by the Danish pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic, has been authorized in the EU since 2013 for the purpose of preventing smallpox. Due to smallpox and monkeypox viruses' similarities, it was also thought to be a viable vaccination for monkeypox.
Tags: European Union, Smallpox, Monkeypox, vaccine, medicine
North Korea Announces Emergence Of New Contagious Illness In Midst Of COVID-19 Pandemic
North Korea declared the emergence of another contagious illness, in addition to the prevailing COVID-19 outbreak, on June 16. KCNA did not comment on the nature of the epidemic or how many individuals had been affected. The new epidemic's severity is unknown. Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, has offered his own medications to individuals infected with the new disease.
Tags: North Korea, disease, kim jong un, Covid-19, medicine
Courtesy: Zee news
HIV Medicine Might Help Middle-Aged Memory Loss: UCLA Study
University of California, Los Angeles Health Sciences found a crucial biochemical process underlying memory linking. The UCLA scientists concentrated on a gene called CCR5, which encodes the CCR5 receptor, which HIV uses to infect brain cells and cause memory loss in AIDS patients. The study shows that maraviroc might be used off-label to assist recovery of middle-aged memory loss as well as repair the cognitive deficiencies caused by HIV… read-more
Tags: HIV, medicine, Memory Loss, Scientists, University of California Los Angeles
UPHC In Telangana Give Quality Treatment To Underprivileged, Including Free Medical Tests & Medications
Telangana government has expanded the services provided by the state's urban primary health centres (UPHC) with the goal of providing quality care to people at no cost. They provide free testing and medications. At these locations, people can also get free vaccinations. Dr. Ayesha, UPHC Centre Medical Officer, Yakutpura said, "We also do teleconsultation if it is needed in an emergency through App".
Tags: UPHC, telengana, Free vaccination, medicine, Healthcare
Zydus Lifesciences Introduces Medication To Treat High Cholesterol In India
Zydus Lifesciences said that their Bempedoic acid medication, marketed as Bemdac, is now available in India for the treatment of high bad cholesterol levels on May 13. Bemdac is an orally given novel medication class. It introduces a new treatment option for people with high LDL cholesterol levels (LDL-c). LDL-c is commonly referred to as bad cholesterol since it is accumulated in the walls of blood vessels.
Tags: India, cholesterol, medicine, Zydus Lifesciences, Bemdac
Courtesy: Indian Express
Doctor Will Be Responsible For Inadequacy Of Medicines In Hospital
Maharashtra Minister suspend a doctor from the JJ Hospital for shortage of medicines. Amit Deshmukh the Medical Education Minister found that the doctor working there issuing a medicine that was not available at the hospital. The IMA issued a statement regarding that saying, "A doctor can not be held responsible for the hospital not having basic medicines. Most of them were basic medicines but the hospital does not have them."
Tags: Hospitals, Maharashtra , Modi Government , medicine, doctor
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Tamil Nadu CM Launches 70 New Govt Pharmacies; Offers 20% Discount
Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin on December 16 launched 70 new state-run pharmacies in 36 districts across the state. These pharmacies provide medicines at a discount of upto 20%, reported PTI. ''The 303 government-run medical stores are playing a social role similar to ration shops,'' said the government. Reportedly, the decision also led to private medical shops owners offering discounts to compete in the market.
Tags: Tamil Nadu, Pharmacies, discount, medicine, Chennai
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Doctors Perform India's First Cutting Edge Lung Transplant In Hyderabad
The surgeons of KIMS hospital of Hyderabad performed India's first breathing lung transplant surgery. It was performed on a middle aged person, suffering from end stage interstitial lung disease. Dr Anand Attawar and his team performed the surgery, on December 12. Breathing lung procedure helps mitigating lung, improved lungs functioning compared to a donated lung and better results for long term.
Tags: KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad, Cutting Edge Lung Transplant, medicine