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Rishikesh, India: The Yoga Capital of The World

For better or worse, the holy city of Rishikesh, which rests on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, will always be associated with the Beatles and their sojourn to study transcendental meditation in 1968.

First Indian Genomics Beacon Launched in UK

The aim of the Indian beacon is to address the gap in shared Indian genomics data, which helps scientists better understand disease and develop more effective drug delivery systems and therapeutics

Indian Doctors Prepare World’s Heaviest Woman For Surgery

Indian doctors put an Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman on a special liquid diet Monday as they prepared her for an emergency weight-loss operation.

UK’s National Health Service to Charge Foreigners, Including From India

The new health service rules, expected to save Britain £500 million, will apply to non-emergency treatments as part of a clampdown on so-called health tourists

India’s Medical Tourism Gets Africans’ Attention

India is increasingly becoming popular with Africans seeking medical treatment overseas, because of its more affordable, state-of-the-art equipment and its highly skilled doctors.

U.S. Health Care Needs a Wakeup Call From India

The high quality and low cost represent the type of disruptive innovation that has impacted nearly all industries in the United States, and should serve as a wake-up call for American doctors and hospitals.

US Websites Selling Dangerous Prescription Drugs to Indian Consumers

More than 4,000 illegal websites established in the US are reportedly found to be involved in selling of potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to its consumers.

US Border Tax: Indian Pharma Companies May be Hit

Domestic pharmaceutical companies may be impacted and could see a rough road ahead in the US.

Why Indians Must Say No to GM Diet

This crash diet that became a fad in India a couple of years ago wasn't actually meant for Indian stomachs.

New Scheme For Indian Doctors in UK to Plug Shortages

The UK has launched a new placement scheme to bring in doctors from India to plug shortages in the emergency departments of its state-funded National Health Service.

Indian-origin Doctor in US to Pay $250,000 in Fraud Case

An Indian-origin dentist in the US is among five other physicians who have agreed to pay $250,000 for not rendering paedriatic dental services and making false claims in a government funded programme to help poor children.

Knighthood for Indian-origin DNA Expert at Cambridge

Shankar Balasubramanian, the Chennai-born professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Cambridge, is to be conferred a knighthood along with other British honours for Indian-origin individuals.

India's Flawed Generic Drug Trials Business

Serial testing of some volunteers is raising new questions about the level of oversight of India's generic drug trials industry

Sikh Doctor in US Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

A Sikh doctor in the US has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance.

Worship And Workout

Religion offers great scope for exercise.

Indian-origin Doctor Organises Stem Cell Donor Registration Drive

Dr Jain sees a challenge for transplanters across the world to establish a full match for their patients of South Asian origin.

NRI Surgeon Receives Prestigious UK Professorship Award

A renowned Indian-origin orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship and Medal for 2017 by UK's Royal College of Surgeons for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair.

Diagnostic Firm of NRI Couple Grabbed in Aurangabad

An NRI scientist couple, living in the US, who had introduced advanced cancer diagnostic technology here, have allegedly been duped by six people who forged documents and transferred the shares of the couple's diagnostic firm into their name.

Healthcare in Africa, Built by India

Africans who benefit from treatment at Indian hospitals, and via India’s tele-medicine services, will remember that India helped in their healthcare endeavour.

NRI Surgeon Gets Prestigious British Professorship Award

A renowned Indian-origin orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship and the Medal for 2017.

USA Pear Month Comes to India

This year, National Pear Month is going global.

Indian Health Care Providers Eye Africa to Boost Business

Health care seen among fastest-growing categories in Africa; market is pegged to reach $49 billion by 2025

Egyptian World’s Heaviest Woman to Have Surgery in India

Egyptian woman weighing 500 kilogrammes to fly to India for weight reduction surgery after intervention from country’s FM.

Social Media Madness Takes India to Uncharted Waters

Indians are risking life and lip to capture that perfect selfie.

India Health-Care Providers Look to Tap Africa Growth Wave

Cash-rich Indian hospital groups are setting up operations in Africa to tap a growing stream of middle-class patients from the continent seeking quality health-care.

Drug Smuggling Racket Between India UK US Russia Busted

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a smuggling racket of psychotropic drugs being carried from India to US, Russia and UK on Tuesday.

WHO Settles India, EU Medicine Dispute

In a significant victory for the global access to medicines campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dropped the term ‘counterfeit’ and retained ‘falsified’ to describe medicines of inferior quality.

Indian-American Doctors Asks Trump to Enact Medical Liability Reform

AAPI asked President-elect Donald Trump to enact medical liability reform, which it claims is driving up healthcare cost in its current shape through "extra testing and the practice of defensive medicine".

Gluten Free Think Again

There is nothing wrong with being healthy, but the way that culture has developed these days, being healthy is more about performing as healthy for other people. And that performance becomes an identity.

Indian-origin Researcher's Smart Textiles to Help Measure Illness

Research by an Indian-origin scientist at the University of Rhode Island has shown that clothes and other wearable items could possibly sense illness and transmit data to a doctor in a distant clinic to monitor health and prescribe drugs.

US Couples Seek Return of Embryos

In April 2015, the Indian Council of Medical Research had given its no-objection certificate to the couple to import their frozen embryos from the USA. Accordingly, these were sent to India.

Regulate, Don’t Ban Surrogacy, UK Couples Urge India

Several India-origin couples protested on Saturday against the November 2015 ban in India on surrogacy, complaining they were unable to get their embryos back from clinics in Gujarat and elsewhere.

Surrogacy Rules Wipe Out UK Couple's Family Dreams

The impact of the proposed Commercial Surrogacy ban by the Indian government is being felt on the ground even before the Parliament has passed the bill.

Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized In India

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world with an estimated 125 million people consuming it in some form or the other every year.

Fake Doctors

Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care.

The Link Between Indian Classical, Folk Dance And Enhanced Memory Power

Horizontal saccades—when eyes move from side to side in rhythm with the legs—in classical dance forms such Bharatanatyam improves human memory, studies show

Indian Doctors Flown In To Meet UK Staff Shortages

Doctors from India are being flown in Britain to meet staff shortages in the UK's state-funded National Health Service (NHS).

NHS Trust Chiefs Fly to India to Find Doctors For British Hospital

THE UK’s health crisis was exposed today as an NHS trust had to jet abroad to find staff.

Online Block For India Gender Test Ads

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft will block online ads for gender determination tools in India, following an order by the country's top court.

What Al Capone Can Teach India About Prohibition

Can India's gigantic prohibition experiment succeed, 80 years after America's failed?

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