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In conversation with Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra on his initiative to make medical education 'trans-affirmative and inclusive'
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In conversation with Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra on his initiative to make medical education 'trans-affirmative and inclusive'

Dr Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra says trans-affirmative medical care will help the trans community to 'access competent, compassionate care without judgement or prejudice, and build a trusting therapeutic relationship with their physician'

Sri Lanka crisis: Indian Navy delivers first consignment of critical medicine in Colombo
World

Sri Lanka crisis: Indian Navy delivers first consignment of critical medicine in Colombo

India in the last six months has provided assistance on several fronts to it's neighbouring country Sri Lanka

Even death of patient on the face of it cannot be medical negligence, says Supreme Court
India

Even death of patient on the face of it cannot be medical negligence, says Supreme Court

Supreme Court said that it clearly emerges from the exposition of law that a medical practitioner is not to be held liable simply because things went wrong from mischance or misadventure

Drug shortages persist in Russia after start of Ukraine war
World

Drug shortages persist in Russia after start of Ukraine war

Experts and health authorities in Russia say the drug shortages are temporary but some remain worried that high-quality medicines will keep disappearing in the Russian market

Change in fee criteria for private medical colleges brings cheer for NEET aspirants; check details here
India

Change in fee criteria for private medical colleges brings cheer for NEET aspirants; check details here

The benefit of this fee structure would be made available first to candidates who had obtained government quota seats

Delhi High Court seeks Centre's response on plea challenging NEET for AYUSH courses
India

Delhi High Court seeks Centre's response on plea challenging NEET for AYUSH courses

The bench said to AYUSH (practitioners), who want to do operations but not appear for NEET, on one hand you are saying you are competitive, but when asked to appear in NEET, you are saying we are not; see the double standard.

Supreme Court says regulation of medical education has become business, tragedy of nation
India

Supreme Court says regulation of medical education has become business, tragedy of nation

The top court was hearing a batch of pleas of 41 Post Graduate doctors and others who have challenged the last minute changes made to the NEET Super Speciality Examination 2021 syllabus

Demystifying clinical trials: Everything you need to know about process, safety, eligibility
India

Demystifying clinical trials: Everything you need to know about process, safety, eligibility

Increased public awareness and proactive participation in clinical trials are the keys to developing new treatments for of diseases in India and around the globe.

Scripting independent India’s pharma industry journey from non-existent to a world leader
India

Scripting independent India’s pharma industry journey from non-existent to a world leader

Going forward, emphasis should be on creating industry-academia linkage to promote R&D activities and effort should be made to upgrade pharmacy courses and skilling of new talent.

Cyrus Poonawalla against using cocktail of COVID-19 vaccines, says efficacy not proven in field trials
India

Cyrus Poonawalla against using cocktail of COVID-19 vaccines, says efficacy not proven in field trials

A recent study by ICMR involving 98 people, 18 of whom had been mistakenly given both Covishield and Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh, showed that combining the two elicited better resistance

From the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have a roadmap to lowering the costs of medicine
World

From the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have a roadmap to lowering the costs of medicine

The decades-long trend of rising drug prices, described by Eroom’s Law, is in part a result of regulatory inefficiencies.

How the gender divide in medicine and clinical research is adversely impacting women's health
World

How the gender divide in medicine and clinical research is adversely impacting women's health

Women’s health has too often been considered a niche area — even though it involves roughly 50 percent of the world’s population.

New study finds out how the SARS-CoV-2 virus attaches itself to our cells
science

New study finds out how the SARS-CoV-2 virus attaches itself to our cells

This new study will help scientists in the development of new drugs for treating COVID-19.

As more COVID-19 vaccines get approval, experts debate if it's time for trial volunteers to get the real thing
India

As more COVID-19 vaccines get approval, experts debate if it's time for trial volunteers to get the real thing

In an ideal world, vaccine trial participants could hold off to discover whether they received the dummy shot or the vaccine. But experts agree the current circumstances are extraordinary

COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection
Health

COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection

According to CDC, mucormycosis is not contagious, and usually occurs when someone inhales the fungal spores directly. The best way to prevent mucormycosis, therefore, relies on preventing contact with fungal spores.

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
World

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo

When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic
World

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic

The facts of Trump’s experience with coronavirus, including how how quickly it sickened him to the point of requiring intensive medical care, are the best tools to fight the misinformation campaign against COVID-19

Are Nobel Prizes losing their touch with modern science by sticking to archaic rules?
science

Are Nobel Prizes losing their touch with modern science by sticking to archaic rules?

More recent science awards -The Breakthrough and Gruber prize - have done a better job in highlighting large collaborations than the Nobel Prize.

Nobel 2020 season begins with medicine prize today: Here is all you can expect
science

Nobel 2020 season begins with medicine prize today: Here is all you can expect

No prizes are expected to be awarded this year for work directly linked to the new coronavirus.

Fake prescription for COVID-19 appears on social media: Here's the list of medicines and what they do
Health

Fake prescription for COVID-19 appears on social media: Here's the list of medicines and what they do

Self-medication for COVID-19 based on messages shared on social media platforms can cause more harm then be helpful