LS passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill
New Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) The government will soon come with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
He said this while replying to a debate on Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was later passed by the House by voice vote.... read more
HC concerned over shortage of anti-rabies vaccines, seeks Delhi govt's stand
NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over the alarming situation prevailing due to non-availability or short supply of the anti-rabies vaccines in the city, the Delhi High Court Tuesday sought response of the AAP government on it.... read more
Zika transmission low, but WHO warns travelers to be vigilant
Pregnant women and couples intending to have a baby after traveling to places where Zika virus has been found should "consider the risks and possible consequences" of infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
In a generally positive update on the spread of the mosquito-borne virus, which was linked to an unprecedented rise in the number of children born with unusually small heads in Brazil, the UN health agency said that Zika "persists", but global transmission has been low since 2018.... read more
American Pain Society Officially Shuttered
It's official - the American Pain Society (APS) shutters its doors. A much-anticipated decision by its board to proceed with Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection has shuttered the doors of the society, which has promoted multidisciplinary research and clinical care in pain diagnosis and management since 1978.... read more
Angry citizens sue Indonesian government over growing air pollution
Fed up about worsening air pollution in the Indonesian capital, a group of Jakarta residents is suing the country's president.
Ayu Eza Tiara, one of the lawyers working on the case, said that 31 people had joined the lawsuit in the past week, which will be filed against President Joko Widodo, as well as the country's Home Affairs Minister, Health Minister, Environmental Minister and the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.... read more
FDA Approves New Formulation of Tiopronin for Cystinuria
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an enteric-coated delayed-release formulation of tiopronin (Thiola EC, Retrophin) for treatment of cystinuria, a rare inherited disorder that causes an increase in cystine levels in the urine, leading to recurring cystine kidney stones.
Thiola EC tablets can be taken with or without food, "an advancement over the original formulation (Thiola) which has limiting food restrictions,... read more
Low LDL Cholesterol and Hemorrhagic Stroke
Lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol were tied to a higher risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), an epidemiological study in northern China reported.
People with LDL cholesterol concentrations under 70 mg/dL had a significantly higher risk of developing hemorrhagic stroke than people with LDL levels from 70 through 99 mg/dL,... read more