Health Ministry bill proposes scrapping NEET-PG; MBBS final exam enough for admission to MD/MS programmes
NEW DELHI: In a relief to medical students seeking to pursue post-graduate courses, the Union Health Ministry has proposed to do away with NEET-PG and instead the final MBBS examination would be enough for admission to MD and MS programmes.
The amendment has been incorporated in the revised draft National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which would be sent to the Cabinet soon, official sources stated.... read more
Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, home to more than a million people.
The health ministry confirmed that a pastor tested positive for the virus in a centre in Goma after arriving there by bus on Sunday. The pastor travelled 200 km (125 miles) to Goma by bus from Butembo, where he had been with people with Ebola.
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Early risers may have lower breast cancer risk
Women who like to wake up early every day may be less likely to develop breast cancer than women who prefer to sleep in, a recent study suggests.
Researchers looked at data on 180,216 women in the UK Biobank study and 228,951 women in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC) study.... read more
Galcanezumab Cuts Frequency of Disabling Cluster Headaches
A once-monthly subcutaneous injection of the calcitonin gene–related peptide (CGRP) antagonist galcanezumab significantly cuts the frequency of episodic cluster headache attacks, suggests a randomized controlled trial.
During the 3-week period, patients who took galcanezumab experienced 8.7 fewer weekly cluster headache attacks... read more
Suicide Risk in Nurses Higher Than General Population
In the first national investigation of nurse suicide in more than 20 years, researchers found significantly higher rates of suicide among both women and men working in nursing when compared with non-nurses.
Suicide incidence was 11.97 per 100,000 person-years among female nurses and 39.8 per 100,000 among male nurses,... read more