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Surrogacy Bill: Modi Govt Sets New Terms

By shutting down commercial surrogacy—as this new bill seeks to do—the state, instead of helping the woman apply her agency in a more equitable environment, takes it away altogether.

India Unveils Plans to Ban Surrogacy

The Indian government has unveiled a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy.

India Plans Surrogacy Ban For Foreigners, Unmarried Couples

The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India’s surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation.

Africa's Health Strategy Can Benefit India's Pharma Firms

With a $106.8 million strategy to tackle Africa's public health emergencies over the next five years, stakeholders here feel it will be an ideal opportunity for the Indian pharma companies to take advantage.

Indians Fare Better Than EU Doctors in English Skills

Doctors trained in India and other non-EU countries are far less likely to face allegations of poor English skills than those trained in the EU.

Indian-American Couple Jailed For Medical Fraud In US

An Indian-American couple has been sentenced up to eight years in the US for receiving more than 4.8 million US dollars from Medicare and private insurance companies for knowingly producing thousands of fraudulent medical test reports.

India Surrogate Mothers Talk of Pain of Giving up Baby

India is known as the "surrogacy hub" of the world where infertile couples, many from across the globe, head to rent a womb.

Indian-origin Cancer Expert Warns of Brexit Impact

An Indian-origin cancer expert who was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth II today warned against London losing out on scientific talent in the wake of Brexit.

African Medical Students to Get Training in Indian Hospitals

Medical students from African countries will soon get training in Indian hospitals, under an initiative designed to strengthen India-Africa relations.

Africa Spends $1 Billion A Year On Outbound Medical Tourism Mainly to India

Africa is estimated to lose over $1billion a year on medical tourism abroad, according to World Bank statistics for 2015. Africa is exporting money and patients to the East, especially India.

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.

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