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According to Flipkart, customers, through this arrangement, can now access a wide range of medicines and healthcare products through this new 'App-in-App experience'.  (Photo: Reuters)

Now you can buy medicines and other health-related products on Flipkart; check details here

Sep 20, 2022

As per the company, customers would be able to access Health+, Flipkart's one-stop place to buy products related to healthcare, through the main app.

The company also included some elements from European style packaging by introducing resealable packs in its ‘Ultra Thin’ ranges.

Sanitary napkin maker Niine plans to invest Rs 500 cr in next 5 yrs to target menstrual hygiene market

Sep 20, 2022

Niine’s sales grew to Rs 112 crore in 2019 and Rs 232 crore in 2021 and the projected estimate for 2023 is Rs 300 crore.

UCO is the leftover oil from frying that is produced in both homes and commercial food manufacturing and service businesses.

Is the samosa safe? Over 60% of used cooking oil goes back to food stream, finds study

Sep 15, 2022

Extensive medical and scientific literature has linked the repeated consumption of Used Cooking Oil as a significant risk factor for a number of non-communicable diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and organ damage, the report said.

There's a chance the rollout of the technology and the health risk assessment report might come around the same time.  

Can 5G technology cause cancer? There's a lot we don't know and it's scary

Aug 31, 2022

One of the biggest worries flagged in Europe is that exposure to some of the frequencies used for 5G technology could possibly lead to cancer

Monkeypox spread pattern similar to early cases of HIV/AIDS, say scientists (Photo: Reuters)

Monkeypox spread pattern similar to early cases of HIV/AIDS, say scientists

Aug 29, 2022

Experts from the United States’ medical research agency National Institutes of Health (NIH) have said in an editorial published the New England Journal of Medicine that most monkeypox cases are among men who have sex with men.

Investments in tele-health may decrease 12 percentage points in next 3 yrs: Report

Investments in telehealth may decrease 12 percentage points in next 3 yrs: Report

Aug 03, 2022

The report also said that in the same time frame the current level of investment in artificial intelligence may double, which is an increase of 28 percentage points.

ICMR isolates monkeypox virus; may pave way for diagnostic kits, vaccines

ICMR isolates monkeypox virus; may pave way for diagnostic kits, vaccines

Jul 27, 2022

The virus isolation enhances India's capacity to do research and development in many other directions, Dr Pragya Yadav, a senior scientist at NIV, said.

Less than one in four Indians are aware of the symptoms of brain stroke

Less than one in four Indians are aware of the symptoms of brain stroke

Jul 21, 2022

As per a report brought out by Boehringer Ingelheim India, only 41% of respondents consider brain stroke a cause of concern, and just 23% of respondents were aware about risk factors of brain stroke.

GE Healthcare launches world’s first 5G Innovation Lab in India

GE Healthcare launches world’s first 5G Innovation Lab in India

Jul 07, 2022

According to GE, the lab houses state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a private 5G network for testing and development. It provides expertise as well as a platform for a collaborative ecosystem for academia, the healthcare industry, and start-ups.

According to the National Sample Survey (NSS) data, over 62 per cent patients use private health facilities, while only 38 per cent avail public health services for in-patient carev

Treatment in private hospitals to get costly with 5% GST on non-ICU rent

Jun 30, 2022

As per many health experts and industry insiders, this move by the GST Council will add to the common man's already existing inflationary pressure, especially given the fact that a majority of Indians opt for private hospitals over public ones.

Monkeypox becoming pandemic is less likely: Researchers (Photo: Reuters)

Monkeypox becoming pandemic is less likely: Researchers

Jun 29, 2022

The emergence of monkeypox disease in non-endemic areas is a reminder that infectious diseases and pathogens are not restricted by the geographical borders, the group of researchers said.

 There have been more than 4,100 confirmed cases globally, including at least 13 in Australia.

WHO decides to not declare Monkeypox as public health emergency of int'l concern for now

Jun 27, 2022

There have been more than 4,100 confirmed cases globally, including at least 13 in Australia.

WHO does not declare pandemics, but it did start using the term to describe COVID-19 in March 2020.

WHO's highest form of alerts on global health emergencies: Details here

Jun 23, 2022

Only six such emergencies, including COVID-19, have previously been declared as international emergency.

WHO is working on a coordination mechanism for the distribution of supplies based on public health needs and fairness and does not recommend mass vaccination against monkeypox, he underscored

Monkeypox: Over 1,000 cases reported from 29 ‘non-endemic’ nations, says WHO

Jun 09, 2022

'WHO urges affected countries to identify all cases and contacts to control the outbreak and prevent onward spread,' Who chief Tedros further said.

'Unheard-of': Cancer goes away in every patient during a drug trial

'Unheard-of': Cancer goes away in every patient during a drug trial

Jun 08, 2022

The drug completely eradicated cancer in 18 rectal cancer patients who were part of the study.

Source: India today

Renowned singer KK passes away at 53: Here’s what led to his sudden demise

Jun 03, 2022

After performing in a concert in Kolkata with a vast crowd on Tuesday, Krishna Kumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK was declared dead due to myocardial infarction.

As of May 26, a total of 257 confirmed cases and 120 suspected cases have been reported from 23 member states that are not endemic for the virus, the health agency said in a statement

Monkeypox constitutes 'moderate risk' to public health: WHO

May 30, 2022

"The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons," WHO said.

WHO said that it is working with its partners to better understand the extent and cause of an outbreak of Monkeypox.

Monkeypox: WHO asks countries to notify new cases, issues testing guidance

May 25, 2022

Monkeypoxvirus (MPXV) is a double-stranded DNA virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus genus within the Poxviridae family

Experts believe that the government should move positively to recognise the important role genetic testing including DTC Genetic testing

Budget 2022: More funding, setting up NRF; here’s what R&D industry expects

Jan 20, 2022

Experts expect the government to incentivise the private sector companies and high net-worth individuals (HNIs) to fund R&D in universities and research institutions among others.

According to the CII, the government should raise public investment in health to at least 2.5-3 per cent of GDP by 2025

Budget 2022: Healthcare industry eyes increased budgetary allocation

Jan 19, 2022

The healthcare industry is eyeing a rise in the Centre’s budgetary allocation towards the sector and more public-private partnerships to strengthen indigenous manufacturing of essential equipment. 

TFR among urban women was much lower 1.6 per cent than 2.1 per cent in rural women in 2019-21

India fertility rate drops to 2% on rising use of contraceptives, survey shows

Nov 25, 2021

India reported a dip in its total fertility rate in 2019-21 versus 2015-16 due to the increased use of contraceptives.