Nobel Prize winners in Medicine for 2023

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Nobel Prize In Medicine 2023: Katalin Karikó & Drew Weissman Wins For Role In COVID-19

The Nobel Prize 2023 in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. The top honour was given by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute on October 2 as the prestigious ceremony kicks in. The discoveries by the two Nobel Laureates were critical “for developing effective mRNA… read-more

Mon, 02 Oct 2023 - 04:42 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Nobel Prize 2023, medicine, World news, Education, winners, Katalin Karikó & Drew Weissman

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Scan QR Code For medicine

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Scan QR Code To Check If Medicine Is Fake Or Not

In order to check the authentication of your medicines, consumers can now scan the QR code. The medicines produced from August 1, will have a printed QR code, which will be scanned, which will give the details of the drug like manufacturing date, batch number and other information. The new initiative 'Track & Trace' was proposed by the Government of India, to curb the sale of illegal, sub-standard medicine.

Fri, 04 Aug 2023 - 10:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: medicine, QR Code, Track & Trace Initiative, Health Business, Government Initiative

Courtesy: The Times of India

Ramdev Baba

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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.

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 - 07:28 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: medicine, Yoga Guru Ramdev, Supreme Court, IMA, Court Hearing

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Arunachal Pradesh Drone Project

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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

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 - 10:50 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Arunachal Pradesh, first drone service, medicine, medicine from sky project, Drone

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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.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: European Union, Smallpox, Monkeypox, vaccine, medicine

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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.

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 - 06:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: North Korea, disease, kim jong un, Covid-19, medicine

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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

Tue, 31 May 2022 - 09:41 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: HIV, medicine, Memory Loss, Scientists, University of California Los Angeles

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Doctor and Patient

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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". 

Mon, 16 May 2022 - 08:20 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: UPHC, telengana, Free vaccination, medicine, Healthcare

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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.

Sat, 14 May 2022 - 09:05 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, cholesterol, medicine, Zydus Lifesciences, Bemdac

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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."

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 - 07:16 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Hospitals, Maharashtra , Modi Government , medicine, doctor

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