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Hepatitis B causes one third of chronic liver disease, 50% of liver cancer: Experts

Hepatitis A accounts to a majority of all acute liver failure in India. India has world’s second highest prevalence of viral hepatitis cases. While hepatitis A and E cause an acute form of the disease, hepatitis B and C...

Why experts underline need of Indian Medical Services to address healthcare gap

The healthcare experts have urged for the introduction of an elite cadre for medical experts under Indian Medical Services (IMS) akin to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) to address the gap of healthcare infrastructure in...

Doctors perform first robotic breast surgery using Da-Vinci technique

A team of doctors has treated two women suffering from advanced breast cancer with the help of robot-assisted functional breast preservation surgery (RAFBPS),a minimally invasive surgical technique using Da-Vinci Robot. The...

Delhi govt hospitals suffer ‘Acute Crisis’ of free medicines: Minister

Delhi health minister Saurabh Bharadwaj has directed the chief secretary Naresh Kumar to personally visit one government hospital and Mohalla Clinic every day and get firsthand feedback on “scarcity” of medicines...

Double standards of Nestle: adds ‘no sugar’ for Europe, contain sugar in other nations

A report has revealed that international baby food products Nestle adds no sugar in the products distributed in European nations, while its products contain added sugar in Low-Income-Countries including India.  However,...

Study finds inappropriate medicines lead to increased expenditure in Delhi

A study has revealed that comorbidities, prolonged hospitalisation, inappropriate medicines, polypharmacy and parenteral medicines being prescribed contribute to increased expenditure on drugs in elderly patients. The study...