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Blood thinners might be able to decrease risk of coronavirus hospital deaths

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has shown that patients who were admitted to the hospital due to coronavirus and given a blood thinner had higher chance of surviving than those who were not given these drugs.
Common Blood Thinner Reduces Risk of Covid-19 Hospital Deaths(Pexels)
Common Blood Thinner Reduces Risk of Covid-19 Hospital Deaths(Pexels)
Published on Feb 12, 2021 07:48 AM IST
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Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe Covid-19, says study

Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial which was stopped early due to increased number of deaths among those receiving the drug.
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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Medicine ‘not just profession but vocation’: Harsh Vardhan at LHMC

The minister further lauded LHMC for its role in battling the Covid-19 pandemic. “I am proud to acknowledge how the LHMC rose to the unprecedented challenge of the Covid-19 and excelled in their battle against this deadly virus,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
While advising the students, the Union Minister in his message to the graduates said, “It is important to show compassion while treating patients. Never forget your humanity or that of your patience. They are people and not just a collection of specialised parts. They have unique life stories, linked to their families, communities and society.”(ANI)
While advising the students, the Union Minister in his message to the graduates said, “It is important to show compassion while treating patients. Never forget your humanity or that of your patience. They are people and not just a collection of specialised parts. They have unique life stories, linked to their families, communities and society.”(ANI)
Published on Dec 12, 2020 02:03 PM IST
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Probe ordered after medicines for Covid patients found abandoned in J&K

The medicines, reportedly meant for the distribution among the Covid-19 patients, were noticed by people after hundreds of fish died under mysterious circumstances
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Updated on Nov 09, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Covid-19: HC asks Maharashtra if it was willing to make medicines available for critical patients

The bench of justice K K Tated and justice N R Borkar has directed the government to file an affidavit disclosing its stand on the issue by October 2
A medic collects samples for rapid antigent test, in Karad, Maharashtra, on September 8.(PTI)
A medic collects samples for rapid antigent test, in Karad, Maharashtra, on September 8.(PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 12:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Rhea Chakraborty left Sushant Singh Rajput’s house as his sister changed his medicines without consulting doctor: lawyer

Rhea Chkaraborty’s lawyer has said that the actor left Sushant Singh Rajput’s house after his sister changed his medicines without a proper doctor’s consultation. Rhea left Sushant’s home on June 8.
Sushant Singh Rajput was dating Rhea Chakraborty.
Sushant Singh Rajput was dating Rhea Chakraborty.
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 06:47 AM IST
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Deworming drug a supporting medicine for Covid-19 patients, say doctors

Doctors said the medicine was found effective against the virus in a lab in-vitro study (study on a microorganism outside its normal biological context).
Residents are finding it difficult to purchase the medicine from chemists, but traders say the situation is temporary. In the next two or three days, at least 1,000 chemist shops in Lucknow will have this medicine.(HT Photo)
Residents are finding it difficult to purchase the medicine from chemists, but traders say the situation is temporary. In the next two or three days, at least 1,000 chemist shops in Lucknow will have this medicine.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 11:44 AM IST
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Anyone with qualification from PoJKL colleges can’t practice medicine in India: Medical education regulator

In a public notice issued on August 10, the board of governors (BoG) in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) said the entire territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh is an integral part of India.
Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)
Published on Aug 13, 2020 12:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Pune doctor helps over 100 people with medicines for chronic diseases

Dr. Kenjale said several of these people come to his clinic for consultation. (representational image)(Unspplash)
Dr. Kenjale said several of these people come to his clinic for consultation. (representational image)(Unspplash)
Published on Jun 04, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Class 7 student designs robot for contactless medicine delivery, names it ‘Shourya’

Sai Suresh Rangdal designed the robot ‘Shourya’ that can be controlled by a smartphone.
Suresh Rangdal with his creation ‘Shourya’.(ANI)
Suresh Rangdal with his creation ‘Shourya’.(ANI)
Published on May 29, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Aurangabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

‘Indian medicines infusing hopes across the world’: PM Narendra Modi

India has sent loads of medicines to over a hundred countries last month to help them fight the Covid-19 pandemic
PM Narenda Modi(Screengrab)
PM Narenda Modi(Screengrab)
Updated on May 12, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

IIT -Ropar designs ‘WardBot’ to deliver food, medicines to Covid -19 patients

Researchers working on the project said its deployment in hospitals will help in minimising the risk of the frontline health staff getting infected with the deadly virus.
IIT Ropar campus
IIT Ropar campus
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Covid-19: Ludhiana faces shortage of medicines

Crisis: Most govt hospitals run out of supplies; ‘delivery boys being harassed by cops’
People queue up to buy medicines at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
People queue up to buy medicines at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Rajya Sabha passes Indian medicine, homoeopathy Bills

On the large number of amendments to the bills, Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu said, “I think the Bills have largest number of amendments. Someone needs to look into it.”
Rajya Sabha.(PTI File Photo)
Rajya Sabha.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2020 07:41 PM IST
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Punjab-origin doc pleads guilty to prescribing illegal medicines in US

Gurpreet Singh Bajwa, 49, of Fairfax, Virginia, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on May 22
Gurpreet Singh Bajwa, 49(HT PHOTO)
Gurpreet Singh Bajwa, 49(HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 05, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, New York

Disease prevention: PGIMER experts call for integrated research in traditional, modern medicine

A seminar was held on ‘Hypertension: Prevention and management’ at the institute on Saturday
A seminar was held on ‘Hypertension: Prevention and management’ at the PGIMER on Saturday.(HT Photo)
A seminar was held on ‘Hypertension: Prevention and management’ at the PGIMER on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 12:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Trust in science and medicine | HT editorial

Don’t believe rumours about unproven cures for coronavirus
With Kerala quickly identifying and containing 2019-nCoV importation cases among three students from Wuhan and everyone they had come in contact with since they got infected, India has, so far, escaped the worst of the virus(PTI)
With Kerala quickly identifying and containing 2019-nCoV importation cases among three students from Wuhan and everyone they had come in contact with since they got infected, India has, so far, escaped the worst of the virus(PTI)
Published on Feb 09, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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Rajindra hospital doctors under scanner for prescribing costly medicines

Committee set up by Rajindra hospital MS to submit inquiry report within 10 days
According to hospital authorities, seven incidents have come to fore in the last 15 days.(HT PHOTO)
According to hospital authorities, seven incidents have come to fore in the last 15 days.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 08, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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India, Uzbekistan ink MoUs on military, medicine and education

The MoUs between the two countries had been on the anvil and were inked following a bilateral meeting that Rajnath Singh held with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov.
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov.(IANS)
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov.(IANS)
Published on Nov 04, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Tashkent | ByIndo Asian News Service

Exercise to be prescribed like medicine to cancer patients. Here’s why

According to the researchers, exercise is important for cancer prevention and can lower the risk of developing colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, bladder, esophagus and stomach cancers.
According to the researchers, exercise is important for cancer prevention and can lower the risk of developing colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, bladder, esophagus and stomach cancers.(Unsplash)
According to the researchers, exercise is important for cancer prevention and can lower the risk of developing colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, bladder, esophagus and stomach cancers.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 05:43 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Edible sensor helps TB patients take their medicines

Around 10 million people contract tuberculosis annually, and in 2017 1.6 million people died from the chronic lung disorder.
An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients’ intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionise treatment for the world’s most deadly infectious disease, researchers said.(Shutterstock)
An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients’ intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionise treatment for the world’s most deadly infectious disease, researchers said.(Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 06, 2019 12:47 PM IST
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Green tea can terminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s how

It is now a proven fact that antioxidant commonly found in green tea can possibly terminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
It is now a proven fact that antioxidant commonly found in green tea can possibly terminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.(Unsplash)
It is now a proven fact that antioxidant commonly found in green tea can possibly terminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

‘Medicine must become a multi-disciplinary field’

It is becoming increasingly important to find good answers to all these questions as people are living longer, and there is a rising global need for new and better ways to improve the number of years lived in full health.
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Updated on Sep 04, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Amid tensions, Pakistan allows trade of life-saving medicines with India

The export of medicines to India was also allowed.The permissions were granted by the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce on Monday, which also issued a statutory regulatory order in this regard.
Pakistan had suspended bilateral trade with India and also expelled the Indian Ambassador from Islamabad after the removal of Article 370.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times photo)
Pakistan had suspended bilateral trade with India and also expelled the Indian Ambassador from Islamabad after the removal of Article 370.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times photo)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

J-K: Affordable medicines at Jan Aushadhi Kendra boon for Poonch locals

A doctor at the Pooch district hospital, Shameem Bhati, said there is a slight shortage of medicines at the centre due to restrictions following the abrogation of Article 370.
Calling it a blessing for the poor, Vishal Sharma, a local, said that the medicines that are sold by other retailers for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200 cost only <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20-25 at the Jan Aushadhi Kendra set up in the district by the government.(ANI image)
Calling it a blessing for the poor, Vishal Sharma, a local, said that the medicines that are sold by other retailers for 200 cost only 20-25 at the Jan Aushadhi Kendra set up in the district by the government.(ANI image)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 12:38 PM IST
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Poonch | ByAsian News International

Now, a helpline to promote medicines made from cow products

“The Ayog is supporting people who are into cow protection and manufacturing of panchgavya aushadhi. The commission will launch a campaign to promote medicines made from cow products in all parts of the state,”UP Gau Sewa Ayog chairman Shyam Nandan Singh said.
Through the helpline (9889333349), callers would be told about the importance of cow products like ‘gau mutra’, which is helpful in treatment of various diseases.(PTI Photo)
Through the helpline (9889333349), callers would be told about the importance of cow products like ‘gau mutra’, which is helpful in treatment of various diseases.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 12:46 AM IST
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Alka Lamba claims patients in Delhi government hospitals not getting free medicines

Lamba’s assertion later led to a heated exchange involving her and other AAP members who protested against her claims.
Lamba has been at loggerheads with the party and has said on multiple occasions that she will contest the next assembly polls in Delhi as an independent candidate.(HT FILE)
Lamba has been at loggerheads with the party and has said on multiple occasions that she will contest the next assembly polls in Delhi as an independent candidate.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 04:46 AM IST
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UP woman given triple talaq after asking for Rs 30 to buy medicines

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, which criminalises instant ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband came into force on August 1.
Hapur’s deputy superintendent of police Rajesh Singh said they have filed the woman’s complaint.(AFP)
Hapur’s deputy superintendent of police Rajesh Singh said they have filed the woman’s complaint.(AFP)
Published on Aug 13, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Sale of generic medicines saved consumers 2000 cr last fiscal: Pharma secretary

Vaghela was speaking at the inaugural edition of the ‘CME Summit and Excellence Awards’ organized by the Indian Health and Wellness Council (IHW).
Jan Aushadhi stores are also growing steadily in the country.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Jan Aushadhi stores are also growing steadily in the country.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Government looks to regulate online sale of medicines

In August last year, the health ministry issued a draft notification that barred the sale of medicines without registration online.
Online pharmacy companies say they would need to know how the government defines e-prescription to determine the feasibility.(Shutterstock)
Online pharmacy companies say they would need to know how the government defines e-prescription to determine the feasibility.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 08:52 AM IST
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