India apex court, the Supreme Court on Thursday criticized the central government for failing to check the number of deaths and severe effects of clinical trials in the country.
The court ordered the Union health secretary to oversee implementation of the mechanism for supervision and security for clinical trials of new drugs on human beings. The court referred to a report by a parliamentary committee that said that foreign pharmaceutical multinational companies are involved in clinical trials of new drugs in the country.
The proposed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines will only ruin the livelihoods of millions of farmers in the tobacco growing countries, instead of producing the desired results, according to International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA).
ITGA Chief Executive Officer Antonio Abrunhosa said that proposed guidelines, if implemented, would only lead to shifting of the tobacco production to other countries which aren’t a party to the treaty.
Health officials have raised concerns that the recently detected new species of mosquito, Aedes Albopictus, may be capable of resisting traditional forms of control.
A senior health official in Delhi said that they were studying the new species of the mosquito to determine if it was responsible for the increasing cases of dengue.
Speaking on the topic, the official said, “It may or may not be behind the increased incidence of dengue this year. We are still studying it, and devising a control mechanism.”
The 3-month-old baby boy Joey Powling Jr who recently survived open-heart surgery has become the latest sensation on the Internet; with the newborn’s post-surgery picture posted on Reddit garnering comments from people all over the world.
Joey’s post-operation photo – which was clicked by his mother Sarah Prowling; and posted to Reddit by Sarah’s brother Matt Tassone – has been viewed by over one million people worldwide; with comments galore on how ‘cute’ Joey is.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made announcement about the launching of a scheme on June 02 under which kids below 12 years of age suffering from Leukemia will be offered cure free of cost.
Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We are working on a scheme under which free treatment will be provided to children below 12 years who suffer from leukaemia. You all know that this cancer is very common in this part of the country and the treatment of leukaemia is very costly.”
Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East IT biz division of Wipro, announced that it has pocketed a 10 year deal from Manipal Health Enterprises.
As part of the agreement, Wipro will put its Hospital Information System (HIS) solution and data migration services into practice across Manipal Group Hospitals.
Financial information linked to the contract was not disclosed thus far.
Citing growing occurrence of illnesses such as oral cancer, the Congress-led UDF administration in the state of Kerala placed a total ban on the fabrication and sale of gutka and paan masala containing tobacco with immediate effect.
Declaring the verdict at a press meeting, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy stated that the ban on gutka and paan masala having tobacco and nicotine was imposed under the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulation Act, 2011.
Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH) Hospitals has inked a 5-year technology pact with HCL Infosystems to roll out hospital information system, which handles patient documentations and other hospital statistics on cloud infrastructure.
With this, HCL's blu (enterprise cloud's infrastructure) will be positioned crosswise 22 NH medical institutions comprising the ones in different cities comprising Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jamshedpur and Jaipur.
With four more baby demises at the G B Pant Children’s Hospital during the past 24-hours, Jammu and Kashmir administration on May 19 fired the Medical Superintendent in just 48-hours after his nomination.
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was in Srinagar regarding Congress meet, stated that the baby deaths at G B Pant was a “matter of disgrace”.
As per official sources, four babies expired at the hospital during the intervening night of May 18 and 19.
Distressed by large number of kids’ deaths in Srinagar’s GB Pant children hospital, Jammu and Kashmir administration, on May 16, ordered an upper-level enquiry to look into the alarming fatality rate in the hospital.
The administration selected director of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Showkat Zargar as the investigation officer and asked him to forward the report on the causes behind the children’s demise in a period of one week.
In a bid to bridge the crunch of physicians in administrative hospitals, Delhi health division has nominated 318 general duty medics and 204 non-teaching specialist physicians in the newly set up Delhi Health Service Cadre.
Delhi administration owns 32 major medical institutions and 250 dispensaries crosswise the city.
Dr. AK Walia, Delhi health minister stated, “Thus far, these hospitals were manned by doctors from the central health service.”
The Odisha administration is ready to investigate reports of 37 cases of sunstroke demises.
The mercury levels have been particularly high this summer season, and the temperature has been more than 40 degrees for the past two weeks.
On Thursday, state’s revenue and disaster management minister S N Patro stated that they have got reports regarding the demise of 37 individuals from sunstroke thus far.
As per the World Health Organization report, obesity levels increased twofold in every region of the globe between 1980 and 2008, spurring rates of non-communicable illnesses like diabetes and cancer, which currently account for about two in three demises internationally.
In its yearly World Health Statistics, the Geneva-based WHO stated that approximately 500 million individuals are overweight.
According to a new study, large hospitals are breeding ground for superbug MRSA that are then transferred to other hospitals as patients are transferred to other health facilities.
The Edinburgh University team analyzed MRSA's movements using its genetic code as a tag and found that the bug moved from large hospital to smaller health units as patients get transferred. They traced that the bug started its journey in large city centre hospitals in the cities of London and Glasgow and then reached smaller units.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is set to back nurses in voicing their concerns over the changes to the NHS and is set to describe them as "the defenders of the health service” at a recent event.
Miliband will say in his speech to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) that the Labour wants to work with professionals and patients to point out the government’s responsibility for it reforms to the health services in the country. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was booed by the RCN conference in which nurses gathered to express their concerns over the growing workload on them due to budget cuts.
As per the observations of Nagpur-based RST Regional Cancer Hospital, the five major causes of death in Central India comprise cancers of mouth, breast, cervix, lungs and stomach, respectively.
One would envisage improved facilities would bring down the frequency in addition to the death linked with cancer.
But, figures enlighten a depressing tale.
2011 saw a steep increase in demises caused by the illness.
According to a new report, more than 16.8 lakh children below the age of five years lost their lives due to infections that was preventable in the country during 2010.
The study was also found that more than half of the children could not complete even the first month of their lives. It said that 52 per cent or about 0.875 million children died in the first 28 days of their life. Pneumonia was among the highest affecting infection accounting for 28.6 per cent of all deaths in children under five.
A charity has warned that the level of arthritis is rising in the UK and estimates show that around 17 million people in the UK will have the condition until 2030.
The report by Arthritis Care showed that more than two-third of those with the condition said that they were in constant pain and about one in eight described the pain as unbearable. Philip Conaghan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds pointed out that factors like increasing obesity and an ageing population would result in higher number of cases in the country.
According to a new study, about two million cancers are caused by infection, which might be prevented and cured, every year around the world.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases review studied incidence rates for 27 cancers in 184 countries and found that four main infections were responsible for the disease. It found that the infections, human papillomaviruses, Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis B and C viruses caused 1.9 million cases of cervical, gut and liver cancers.
After the surprising victory in Polio annihilation, the administration
appears to have set its vision on Tuberculosis (TB) as it has been
adjudged a ‘notifiable’ illness.
Implying: from now onward, any medical institution/hospital,
administrative or private, which finds a new TB patient, will have to
notify the administration regarding the case and the type of cure given.
The notice has been forwarded to all states on Monday.
As per the notice, to make sure appropriate monitoring, reduce TB