Health

LPU Paper Strip Makes Milk Adulterant Detection Easy

The milk we consume is often laced with harmful adulterants like detergent, soap and urea, and the process of detection is not easy. But now we have a convenient and affordable solution for the task, credit to Lovely Professional University (LPU). Researchers at Punjab-based LPU have developed low-cost, convenient and easy-to-use paper strips that can be used to check adulteration for …

VIP Treatment: AIIMS Revokes Letter After Criticism

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi withdrew with "immediate effect" its order to streamline treatment facilities for all sitting Members of Parliament.

Preferential Treatment: Docs Oppose VIP Culture Over New SOPs

India’s premier medical institute, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), once again became the simmering pot as doctors opposed the institute director’s directives over new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sitting members of parliament. Dr M Srinivas, director, AIIMS, Delhi, on Wednesday wrote a letter to Lok Sabha joint secretary YM Kandpal over the …

Is Boston Varsity’s Lab-Made Lethal Covid Hybrid A Cause For Worry?

As soon as reports about the Boston University study on "chimeric recombinant SARS-CoV-2 encoding the S 46 gene of Omicron" hit social media, it sent waves of fear. It reminded people of often-ridiculed conspiracy theories around “Wuhan virus” being a mode of biological warfare by China. But what is the truth about this study? 

New Omicron Variant Detected, Health Ministry Reviews COVID Situation

With Diwali around the corner and the COVID menace apparently rearing its head again with Omicron’s BQ.1 variant, the Union minister of health and family welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, chaired a meeting on the pandemic situation in the country.

Pre-Diwali COVID Scare: Omicron’s BQ.1 Subvariant Detected in Pune

In a major health scare, the first case of Omicron’s BQ.1 subvariant was detected in Pune on Monday.

IIT Roorkee’s Solution Can Save You From Cancer & Diabetes

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have developed a simple and affordable point-of-use technology that can remove arsenic – one of the most common water pollutants – and heavy metals from contaminated water. The consumption of arsenic-contaminated water has also been associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Arsenic tends to cause negative …

UP: Doctor Saves Girl Whose Neck Was Pierced By 3-Feet-Long Iron Rod

Taiba fell on the three-feet metal pole which rammed into her throat.

Pharmacist Body Demands Action Against e-Pharma Cos For Illegal Drug Sale

In wake of the increasing misuse of certain drugs as psychotropic substances, a major chemists’ body has written to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, demanding “strict measures” to check the online sale of drugs without a doctor’s prescription. All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), which represents more than 8 lakh chemists, in a …

Bharat Biotech Anti-Covid Nasal Vaccine Approved

India’s first intranasal anti-Covid vaccine, manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biocon, has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI). The vaccine can be used for primary immunization in emergency situations in people above 18 years of age, as per the Ministry of Health. “This step will further strengthen our collective fight against the pandemic. India …