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Drugs to combat TB likely to be regulated

The drugs available to combat tuberculosis (TB) are likely to be regulated.

PG medical entrance to go online from Dec.

After following paper-pencil format for years, the All India Post Graduate Medical entrance (AIPGME) test for admission to all India 50 per cent quota is likely to be conducted online in December 2013.

Psoriasis drug may help treat Type 1 diabetes


A drug formerly used to treat the skin disorder psoriasis has shown encouraging results in treating Type 1 diabetes, according to new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

WCD opposes J’khand tender y

A recent tender floated by the Jharkhand government regarding procurement of Ready to Use Theraputic Food (RUTF) has invited trouble from the ministry of women and child development (WCD).

Fresh ordinance on MCI board

With the government failing to bring the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill (that proposed to reconstitute the elected body of the Medical Council of India) for debate during the Monsoon Session

Humayun Tomb to open doors after 6-yr renovation

Over six years of conservation work, 2,00,000 days of painstaking work by master craftsmen and 16th-century Humayun Tomb is all set to receive large number of people.

Licence for drugs with good report?

Drugs which have already been on the market in well-regulated countries with good post-marketing surveillance (PMS) for more than four years with a satisfactory report may be granted marketing licence

World docs appeal UN to help Syrians in need

A group of around 50 doctors and medical professionals from across the globe called for the UN to provide more support to medical personnel caring for Syrians in need, warning that the country’s healt

Doctors say pentavalent vaccine safe

Days after a doctor filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the top court calling for a ban on the use of Pentavalent vaccine, a fine-in-one shot vaccine comprising of antigens of Deptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Hepatitis B and Haemophilus Influenza Type b (Hib), the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) assured that available vaccine was safe.

`487cr fund to help victims

Six months after the finance minister announced a `1,000 crore “Nirbhaya fund” for the safety and empowerment of women, the women and child development (WCD) ministry seems to have made a headway.

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