Health

Indian-American Couple to Pay $7.75 mn For Healthcare Fraud

An Indian-American couple, who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company in New Jersey, has been ordered by a US court to pay $7.75 million for committing a multi-million health care fraud.

Indian State Imposes Fat Tax

Kerala is the first state in India to introduce a "fat tax" on burgers, pizzas, doughnuts and tacos served in branded restaurants.

Music Therapy

While music cannot substitute medication or treatment, it has a therapeutic effect and can help patients relax.

UK Drugs Regulator to Halt Approvals For Indian Clinical Trials Firm

The UK's healthcare regulator has decided to suspended marketing approval for a widely used antibiotic that had won clearance based on clinical trials

Yoga Underscores Deep Ties Between India And The US

Yoga, practiced by millions of Americans daily, underscores deep cultural ties between India and the US, the White House has said on the occasion of second International Day of Yoga.

UK Could Bring Healthcare Expertise to India’s Smart Cities

The UK has developed some of the most innovative healthcare services and systems in the world over the past seven decades of NHS.

A High-level Healthcare Delegation From UK to Visit India

A high-level delegation, led by UK's National Health Service (NHS) chairman Malcolm Grant, will be visiting the country as part an agreement between both the nations to increase investment and co-operation in health and related sectors.

Indian-origin Brothers Get Caught in UK Pharma Imbroglio

Two Indian-origin millionaire brothers were today caught in a controversy for allegedly exploiting a loophole in Britain's state-run National Health Service's pricing controls to overcharge for the sale of generic drugs, according to a media report.

India-origin Gynaecologist in UK on Trial For Groping Patients

A 53-year-old India-origin gynaecologist in the UK on Wednesday went on trial for allegedly groping six of his female patients, including a mother-of-two.

Why Drinking in India is an Outdoor Sport

The dark and the bottle go together. Even some upmarket bars have the lighting turned down low and the windows shuttered.

India's Sun Pharma Gets U.S. Subpoena

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has subpoenaed India's largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking information about the pricing and marketing of the generic drugs it sells in the United States.

Ayurveda Goes Chic

The talk in champagne circles that ranged from botoxed bosoms to derma fillers, has quietly morphed to mindful massages and the benefits of Ayurveda.

Return to Organic

As a new generation of millennial Indians reinforced the concept of healthy, there has been a growing desire to bring back the simple, unadulterated techniques of the past.

No Exemption For NRI Students For Medical Entrance Exam

The NRI students eyeing admission to MBBS and BDS courses against their specific quota in Punjab medical and dental colleges will not be exempted from the entrance exam, as proposed earlier.

12 Year Old NRI to Become Doctor in US

A 12-year boy of Indian origin whom President Obama had congratulated on completion of graduation at the very young age is now heading to become a doctor.

Precedents Prove Indians need The Right to Die With Dignity

The campaign for the right to die with dignity in India actually begins with Minoo (Minocher) Masani (1905-1998) who formed the Society for the Right to Die with Dignity (SRDD) during the 1960s

An Indian Farmer’s Son is Worth More Than $300 Million

Thyrocare claims to be the world’s largest thyroid testing company, with a network of 1,122 outlets across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and the Middle East.

Delhi no Longer World’s Most Polluted City

From No. 1 in 2014, Delhi now ranks No. 11; smaller cities are registering much higher levels of air pollution

Doctors Expose The Ugly Truth Behind Fancy Hospitals

At a time when the US is trying to rectify its mistakes with Obamacare, a poor country like India is regressing in that regard.

A Year Since Zika Outbreak, India Keeps a Check

Since Zika has been detected in parts of Asia and Africa for decades, scientists have been flummoxed as to why the virus has not yet affected Africa or India

India’s New Line in Budget Medical Tourism

A small but steadily increasing number of transgenders are travelling to India for sex-change surgeries, which are cheaper than those in their homelands.

US Watch List May Hit Affordable Drug Business

United States Trade Representative's 2016 'Special 301 Report' targeting countries including India, by putting these on a 'priority watch list' has been criticized by health activists.

Kerala Best Place in India to Die

Kerala has more palliative care centres than the rest of the country put together and its extensive programme is bolstered by thousands of volunteers who give up their time to tend to those who are incurably ill, bedridden or nearing the end of their lives.

The Caveman Approach to Tantrums

An Indian journalist-mother bridged cultural gaps in China and Europe, and found solace in Karpian toddler-ese.

Buddha in The City

Bengaluru-based psychiatrist red-flagged India’s impending mental health crisis,

Indian-Origin Doctor Fired

An Indian-origin doctor at a US Miami hospital has been fired after a video that showed her attacking an Uber driver and his vehicle went viral.

NRI Women Became The Victims of Laws

Laws are implemented even elsewhere with claims that they are intended to protect its intended beneficiaries, i.e. women – it is also a fact that women find themselves becoming its unintended victims.

Middle-East Conglomerate to Invest $200 Million in Indian Healthcare

UAE-based healthcare conglomerate VPS Healthcare on Monday announced it will enter India by acquiring majority stake in Lakeshore Hospital here to set global benchmarks in healthcare delivery.

NHS Considers Hiring GPs From India

Education bosses sign ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Indian hospital chain that could lead to flow of staff into the UK.

Meerut Girl Part of US Team That Cracked Zika Structure

Devika Sirohi, 29, is the youngest member of a team of seven researchers which has, for the first time, determined the structure of the Zika virus.

Google Unveils India Health Cards

Google on Tuesday began offering its own doctor-vetted health information on search pages in India, as the Internet giant battles to boost user numbers in the key emerging market.

Autistic Tendencies High in NRI Kids

Though the high incidence in NRI children is a fact unanimously acknowledged by city experts, they are divided over the factors responsible for the rising cases of autism.

The Eminem Cover Inspiring Millions Online

Sparsh Shah's Indian-infused version of "Not Afraid" has been viewed more than 12 million times and has won praise from famous R&B singers and Bollywood celebrities.

Indian Medical Startups Grabbing World's Attention

We are seeing Indian medical devices startups being able to innovate and bring products to the market faster than their western counterparts at a price point that is very attractive.

India's Yuvraj Ruled Out of World Twenty20 Semi-final

Indian veteran allrounder Yuvraj Singh was Wednesday ruled out of the World Twenty20 on the eve of the hosts' semi-final clash with the West Indies, after suffering an ankle injury.

Reconstructing Lives

The UK team holidays give acid attack victims new hope.

India Top Source For Nurses in Britain

India was the source of the highest number of nurses recruited from non-EU countries into Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) between 2009 and 2015

India Defends Right to Issue Drug Compulsory Licences

India has defended its right to grant licences allowing local firms to override patents and make cheaper copies of drugs discovered by big Western drugmakers.

FDA Warns India's Emcure Pharma

The agency had already banned imports from the plant in July, except for some drugs.

The First Indian Woman Medical Graduate From USA

She lived a mere 21 years but achieved so much in that brief span that a crater on Venus is now named in her honour.

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