Health

US Hospitals Are Fined Millions, Indian Ones Go Free

In the face of hard evidence of doctors getting commissions and cuts, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently promised he would refer the matter to the ethics committee of the Medical Council of India

Delhi Gets its First Internet De-addiction Centre

In the post-digital world, here's a first for the capital. An NGO has launched Delhi's first internet de-addiction centre.

Doctors Back Right to Die

The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to be impleaded as a party in the case on withdrawal of life support to terminally ill patients.

Between Life and Mere Living

It was heartening to read that the Supreme Court (SC) has finally opened the debate on the controversial subject of euthanasia.

Liquid Gold

Milk banking can help tackle child mortality as long as it is part of a larger strategy to promote breastfeeding

What Prompts Kerala Nurses to Leave India?

Kerala is known for giving the finest theoretical and practical training to its nurses but there is no value for their specialisation,

India is Heavily Dependent on China for Drug Imports

India has become heavily import dependent on China when it comes to many essential and large-volume drugs making it vulnerable to sudden disruption of supplies.

Indian Nurses Freed in Iraq

A group of 46 Indian nurses freed by Isis militants after being trapped in Iraq has arrived home

Indian-American Doctors Focus on Giving Back to India

One of the largest ethnic organisations in the US is focusing on enhancing collaboration among physicians of Indian Origin across the world and India.

Iraq Crisis: Tikrit Nurses' Plea For Help as Fighting Rages

A group of Indian nurses working in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit say they are are petrified following the bombings

Fight Against Healthcare Graft to Focus on India

British Medical Journal has announced the launch of a campaign against corruption in medicine, which will begin with its focus on India.

Drug From Indian Spices to Fight Hypertension

Some spices and condiments commonly used in Indian soups, curries and rasam, when taken in a specific proportion with white lotus petals, can bring down blood pressure.

India Moves to Establish Hospitals Across Nigeria

The new Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria disclosed his government's readiness to establish more Indian hospitals across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Indian Story of Kickbacks in British Medical Journal

Corruption in Indian health care has hit the headlines of the prestigious British Medical Journal, which has termed it cancerous and said it is "ruining doctor-patient relationship".

Improvement in Visa Approval for Indian Doctors

An influential US lawmaker yesterday asked the State Department to improve the visa approval process for doctors from India

Delhi, Mumbai Top List of Indian Cities in Drug Trafficking

Balkan and northern routes are the main heroin trafficking corridors linking Afghanistan to the huge markets of the Russia and western Europe

Can Yoga Improve Your Willpower

The whole point is to find a position where you are able to stay still and do just that: Stay still

Why Indian Nurses Want to go Back to Iraq

We are very tense about the situation in Iraq but I want to go back to work there.

Ganga Kinare

Rishikesh is known for yoga and meditation, but now people also come for adventure activities

Indian-American Dentist Fights to Keep License After Patient Dies

Patel's attorneys argue that the allegations are false and say the evidence and witnesses testifying against him are not credible.

Food Packaged as Organic or Natural Might be Unhealthy

Food marketers are exploiting consumer desires to be healthy by marketing products as nutritious when, in fact, they are not.

US: Indian Couple Sentenced for Using Unapproved Drugs

A US court has sentenced an Indian oncologist and his wife for using unapproved chemotherapy medications at their cancer institute for three years.

Indian Doctors Come Home to Medical Tourism Hub

Now (doctors) have an opportunity to use their expertise in their own place... and pull the patients from abroad also.

Yoga in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone may not be the kind of place you expect to find yoga. But thanks to a group called Yoga Strength, it is becoming increasingly popular.

Indian-American Couple Arrested on Charges of Healthcare Fraud

Owners and operators of Biosound Medical Services and Heart Solutions of Parsippany, have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Holy Sites May Offer Clues to Antibiotic Resistance

The Hindu holy sites in the Indian cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar attract millions of pilgrims each year - but they are now the destination for another group of devotees.

Rediscovering Yoga’s Soul

Are we just too conceited to admit that the practice can add a new dimension to our lives?

Smartwear Revolution Promises Healthier Lives

A new generation of wearable technology is promising not only to log data about users' health but to predict and avert crises

Smoking Rates Fall Among Indian Men, Rise for Women

In absolute terms, the number of female smokers in India has more than doubled - from about 5.3 million to 12.2 million.

15% of the World’s Obese Population Lives in India, China

Almost 37% of the world’s men are overweight or obese, up from 29% in 1980; and almost 38% of the world’s women are, up from 30% in 1980

Indian Healthcare Operator Cheers Modi Win

Mr. Modi is “a man of business,” He wants to move the needle. He’s more forceful and more corporate in his approach.

Chasing Down Death

The Million Death Study, is trying to turn the clock back on 1 million premature deaths that took place in India between 2001 and 2014

Indian IT firms Set to Cash in on $20-bn Obamacare

Obama’s initiative to provide affordable health insurance and cheaper healthcare to all Americans could provide a $20-billion business opportunity for Indian IT companies over the next five years.

Step by Step

How polio 'aunties' help keep India free of the disease

Doctors From India More LikelyTo Be Struck Off

Warnings over foreign doctors as figures show those trained in India are four times more likely to be struck off

Sun Pharma to Shut Detroit Plant in US

123 to be laid off; unit was under US lens for breaking manufacturing norms.

Three Indians Convicted for $15 Million Fraud in US

Three Indian medical professionals have been convicted by a federal jury for their participation in a nearly USD 15 million Medicare fraud scheme in the US.

UK to Recruit Indian Doctors Through Skype Interviews

The UK is mulling recruiting doctors from India to tackle a staffing crisis.

Indian-American Doctor Indicted for Causing Death of Two Patients

Pawan Kumar Jain, 61, who has been charged with 61 counts of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and 50 counts of health care fraud, could face a sentence of life in prison if convicted,

Britain Clears Indian-origin Doctor of Misconduct

The doctor could still face sanctions over the bungled operation and admitted record keeping errors if the panel finds his errors amounted to serious misconduct.

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