Health

‘Polio vaccines safe to use’: Union Health Ministry issues fresh statement

Several health officials have come forward to dismiss the rumours doing rounds adding that parents should not stop children from being vaccinated against polio.

Polio-virus contamination scare in Telangana: What we know so far

Telangana government officials have stated that since most children in the state were already immunised against the virus, there is not much need for panic.

Increase in swine flu cases in Shivamogga, health officials on alert

As of Thursday, 16 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the district.

New blood test in pregnancy to predict autism risk in babies

The test can reportedly predict the probability of having a child that will be diagnosed with autism with nearly 90% accuracy rate.

UN commits to eradicate TB by 2030, will India manage to reach the goal?

Access to appropriate medications, especially to those suffering from multidrug resistant tuberculosis, proves to be a challenge for India, say experts.

Supreme Court withdraws ban on Saridon and two other previously banned drugs

The SC retracted the ban on Saridon and two other drugs after the manufacturers of the drugs argued that they had been in production since 1980.

Online sale of medicines: Pharmacists, medical professionals remain divided

Around 35,000 members of the Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association are set to join the nationwide protest against Health Ministry’s draft rule, on September 28.

Spread awareness on curability of leprosy, end stigma: SC tells Centre, states

SC added that patients "should not be isolated" by the family or community as the person can "lead a normal life".

The Section 377 verdict and lessons in inclusion for mental health professionals

While the SC verdict on section 377 is progressive and bats for queer community's right to mental healthcare, there are many hurdles to overcome.

Health Ministry bans 328 fixed dose combination drugs, including Saridon

Fixed dose combination drugs (FDCs) were earlier under scrutiny in 2016, when the government sought to ban over 300 drugs.