Category: Health

  • Chinese Researchers Develop Stem Cell-Based “Artificial Liver” to Revolutionize Liver Failure Treatment

    CHINA: Chinese researchers have reportedly created a cutting-edge “artificial liver” that operates outside the human body. This stem cell-based innovation aims to provide critical support to patients with compromised livers, potentially eliminating the immediate need for liver transplants, which are often hindered by donor shortages and other limitations. A beacon of hope for liver failure…

  • Kerala Takes Drastic Measures to Contain Nipah Virus: Some Schools and Offices Closed

    INDIA: India’s southern state of Kerala closed some schools, offices, and public transport services, authorities announced on Wednesday as they scrambled swiftly to control the spread of the rare and lethal brain-damaging Nipah virus, which has tragically resulted in the deaths of two individuals. A health official of Kerala reported that there are still two…

  • Study Suggests Turmeric’s Potential in Treating Indigestion on Par with Medication

    UNITED KINGDOM: Turmeric may be just as effective as medication in treating indigestion, according to a study. A research published in the Journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine suggests that turmeric, a natural substance found in the culinary spice, may be as effective as prescription dyspepsia medication omeprazole.  The study found that curcumin, an organic substance found in turmeric,…

  • Medicare Announces Inaugural Roster of 10 Drugs Slated for Government Price Negotiations

    UNITED STATES: 10 prescription drugs, including the popular blood thinner Eliquis from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY.N) and Pfizer (PFE.N), were listed by the Biden administration on Tuesday as being up for the first-ever price negotiations by the 66 million-person Medicare health programme in the United States. The 66 million-person Medicare program, which covers Americans 65 and older,…

  • Study Shows Air Pollution’s Alarming Threat to Life Expectancy in South Asia

    INDIA: Ascending air pollution can reduce life expectancy by over five years per individual in South Asia, one of the world’s most polluted regions, as per a report released on Tuesday, which underscores the rising burden of hazardous air quality on health. Air pollution’s impact on South Asia’s life expectancy The University of Chicago’s Energy Policy…

  • NMC Puts on Hold Mandatory Generic Prescription Rules for Doctors

    INDIA. Mumbai: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has decided to postpone its recent guidelines that required medical practitioners to exclusively prescribe “Generic Medicines.” The commission also temporarily lifted the ban on doctors attending events organized by pharmaceutical companies.  This decision follows discussions between the Union Ministry of Health, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), and the Indian Pharmaceutical Association…

  • FarmboxRx CEO Ashley Tyrner’s Fight Against Food Insecurity

    UNITED STATES: Amidst the staggering statistic that one in six Hispanic individuals in the United States faces food insecurity, entrepreneur Ashley Tyrner emerges as a beacon of hope, actively combating racial disparities embedded in the country’s food access landscape. The root cause of these disparities, experts argue, lies in systemic issues compounded by a substantial…

  • Hospitals in Gaza Likely to Run out of Fuel Reserves in 24 Hours, Warns UN

    ISRAEL: Amid the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip, hospitals throughout the area are confronting a dire situation, with a critical shortage of generator fuel looming. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has issued an urgent alert, stating that the fuel reserves in these hospitals are estimated to last for…

  • 24 Patients, Including 12 Children, Lose Lives in 24 Hours at Maharashtra Hospital

    INDIA. Mumbai: In a heartbreaking incident, 24 patients, including a dozen children, tragically lost their lives within 24 hours at the Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital (DSCGMCH) in Nanded, Maharashtra. This devastating loss of lives was attributed to a severe shortage of medical staff and essential medicines. Among the 12 adult patients,…

  • WHO Approves 2nd Malaria Vaccine Set for Launch Next Year

    SWITZERLAND: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended the use of a second malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, to prevent the potentially fatal illness caused by certain mosquitoes. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, was recommended for widespread use two years ago. The second vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, is designed to protect young…