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AIIMS doctors strike continues for second day

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 22:36

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The indefinite strike called by the resident doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) continued for the second day on Friday, partially affecting the healthcare services at the premier institute.

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Manufacture of oxytocin to be restricted, import banned

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 20:48

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government on Friday said it has planned to restrict manufacture of oxytocin formulations for domestic use to the public sector only and has banned its import to check wide misuse of the hormone, which is harmful to animals and humans.

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Novel app to make TB therapy more effective

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:46

New York, April 27 (IANS) A newly developed video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health care worker required for tuberculosis (TB) treatment may be cheap, effective as well as improve privacy concerns for TB patients, researchers suggest.

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Over 40 genes associated with depression identified

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:30

New York, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified 44 genomic variants that have a significant association with depression, an advance that can be used for improving antidepressant medications.

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Resident doctors at AIIMS go on indefinite strike

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 23:46

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening went on an indefinite strike demanding immediate removal of a faculty member who allegedly slapped a resident doctor.

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India's first VBN facility set up at AIIMS

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:02

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday said it has become the country's first hospital to set up Virtual Bronchoscopy Navigation (VBN), an advanced facility for diagnosis and treatment of patients with small tumour-like spots in the lungs, which can be cancerous.

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UAE, Japan pharma majors to set up manufacturing plant in Vizag

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 18:12

Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Omnicare Drugs India Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the UAE's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer Neopharma LLC, and ASKA Pharmaceuticals Co, a top pharma brand in Japan, will jointly set up a manufacturing facility in Visakhapatnam.

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India, Sao Tome to cooperate in traditional medicine

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:32

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved two agreements between India and African island nation Sao Tome and Principe to cooperate in traditional medicine and medicinal plants.

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Novel smartphone-based lab detects infections faster

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:36

New York, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that could lead to faster, accurate and lower-cost results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in rural or lower-resource areas.

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