Body and Mind

This fingernail sensor developed by IBM uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor health

The wearable, wireless device continuously measures how a person's fingernail bends and moves, which is a key indicator of grip strength.

Delhi HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had announced in June that it would be imposing a ban on the sale of oxytocin through retail pharmacists.

Google's new AI model to help detect diabetic retinopathy

More than 400 million people in the world have diabetes. A third of them have diabetic retinopathy -- a complication that can cause permanent blindness.

Price of thermometers, nebulisers, glucose monitors, other medical devices to go down

A total of 27 devices are to be included in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, meaning that their prices will be regulated, making them more affordable.

Can private-public partnerships help meet the needs of India’s public health?

As global pharma companies try to build sustainable ‘social business’ models, government could play the helping hand and regulatory iron fist. But what do we need to make this model work?

New drug to treat Parkinson’s disease to be introduced in India

Apomorphine, which is derived from the water lily plant, has been found to control several neurodegenerative symptoms of Parkinson's and aid in improvement of the condition in many cases.

As ‘Nipah season’ approaches, Kerala govt taking measures to prevent outbreak

A circular was issued by the Addl. Chief Secretary (Health) informing the Director of Health Services and the Director of Medical Education to caution the public about the virus.

‘Champion in Me’ event empowers children living with HIV/AIDS through sports

According to recent reports, India is home to the largest population of children living with HIV/AIDS in all of South Asia.

Ayurveda is becoming even bigger business in India

The industry is anticipated to almost triple in size in the coming years with the market expected to reach US $9.7 billion by the year 2022.

Plain packaging: The next frontier in India’s war on tobacco?

Tobacco companies have disputed that plain packaging discourages smoking.