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Pneumonia vaccine could prevent 35K U-5 deaths in India

The vaccine was introduced in the national immunisation programme in 2017 A vaccine that India rolled out in its Universal Immunisation Programme in 2017 could...

Obese? You are more likely to start smoking & smoke more

Obesity is associated with higher risk of smoking initiation. Obese people also likely to smoke more Here's one more reason to lose weight. Being obese makes...

Processed foods such as snacks and fizzy drinks could increase cancer...

No significantassociation between less processed foods (such as canned vegetables, cheeses and freshly made unpackaged bread) and risk of cancer, found the study published...

Clinical care guidelines in India don’t pass BMJ scrutiny

India's model of regulating the private sector is heavily dependent on standardised guidelines. Report may further impact poor uptake of Clinical Establishment Act India’s complex...

To ask about sexuality, or not? Doctors in England debate

Last year NHS guidelines recommended that doctors should ask about sexual orientation of patients. The move has doctors split down the middle. India perhaps...

Sneeze, don’t be polite; else you may rupture your neck

Holding your sneeze can make you rupture the back of your throat. That is why pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to...

Traffic pollution can lead to low birth weight: BMJ

If the return of Delhi's smog has left you worrying about its effects on your children, here's more bad news. The effects start from...

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Experts from IITs, UGC, DBT to discuss AYUSH regulations

First of its kind two day conference kicks off on Tuesday In a first of its kind conference to discuss traditional systems of medicine, experts...

Final milestone of Ayushman Bharat to be return of the GP

The general practitioner is a breed that has died out over the years The "last mile connectivity" between the two arms of Ayushman Bharat -...

Nanotech ushers in low cost treatment for nail fungus

Nail fungus infection is common and difficult to treat Onychomycosis, a nail fungus that causes nail disfigurement, pain, and increased risk of soft tissue infection,...