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Fate of 6 medical colleges hangs in balance

The fate of six renowned medical colleges hang in balance as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has asked the Union health ministry to derecognise them after the regulatory body observed serious irregularities in these colleges. In a recent letter to the health ministry, the MCI has recommended the central government for initiating the action for withdrawal of Letter of Permission (LoP) and recognition granted to these colleges.

‘Painkillers can cause heart attacks’

Popping painkillers can be harmful.

Ex-DGHS to head MCI gov board

The Union health ministry on Thursday reconstituted the board of governors (BoG) of the Medical Council of India (MCI), making Dr R.K.

Iodine level affects brain development

Iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s mental development, a study of around 1,000 mothers and their children published in The Lancet has revealed.

Your skin needs UVA protection also

Did you know that some sunscreens protect only against the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays and not its ultraviolet A (UVA) rays, which also contribute to skin cancer? As summer approaches, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes it mandatory for sunscreen lotions to pass a broad spectrum test and label “broad spectrum” meaning that they offer protection against both UVB and UVA rays on the front of the product.

WHO: Yellow fever booster not needed

The yellow fever “booster” vaccination given 10 years after the initial vaccination is not necessary, the WHO has suggested.

‘Angelina’s decision will spread awareness’

Angelina Jolie’s recent revelation that she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, is expected to encourage a lot of women to get gene tested, say healt

ICMR asks experts to study child injuries

With childhood-related injuries increasing, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has invited experts to study epidemology on injuries related to children and to lay down interventions to redu

2.4bn will lack improved sanitation in 2015: WHO

About one-third of the world’s population — 2.4 billion people — will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/Unicef report issued on Monday.

NEET: SC to give its ruling today

The dilemma over the fate of first ever National Eligibility-cum-entrance test is to end on Monday with the Supreme Court expected to pronounce its judgment.

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