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Noise made by knees may help diagnose osteoarthritis better: Study | ICMR awards for biomedical research given to 46 scientists | India too slow to meet TB elimination targets, says WHO | Mylan to launch pretomanid to treat XDR TB in India soon | IMA Kerala to create database of doctors willing to serve rural India | Genetically modified pig skin used in temporary closure of human wound | Dr. B S Avasthi awarded as ‘Best Pediatrician’ by MedScape India | Gene editing tech shows promise in cervical cancer | WHO joins hands with India to speed up Ayushman Bharat | FDA approves afamelanotide for patients with protoporphyria | Hypoxia researchers awarded Nobel prize in medicine | BJWHC launches rehab facility for malnourished children | FDA approves ‘recharge-free’ neurostimulation device for chronic pain | Genome sequence variation may indicate drug targets in individuals | Genomics and Imaging should join hands: Dr Vidur Mahajan | HbA1c can indicate genetic susceptibility to insulin resistance | Researchers develop ultrasound technique for early detection of cancer | DCGI asks ranitidine makers to ensure patient safety | Spine2019 calls for greater focus on minimally invasive surgery | Dapagliflozin gets fast track designation for heart failure: AstraZeneca | Early treatment with vildagliptin and metformin combo gives durable benefits: Novartis | WHO urges SE-Asian countries to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030 | Maharashtra government ties up with Zipline drone service to deliver medicine across state | Breast cancer drugs may severely inflame lungs: FDA warns | Tepotinib early phase clinical data on NSCLC promising: Merck | Researchers probe mechanism behind hair loss from chemotherapy | OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility with patients: Study | Everlife appoints Raman Gandotra as its new CEO | International water hygiene conference to be held in Vienna | Hysterectomy may be linked to a higher risk of depression and anxiety: Study | Dr K K Aggarwal elected as new president of CMAAO | ASSI launches screening program for spine deformity in children | Everstone Group invests in cardiac stent maker Translumina | R&D investment is as low as 1%; Need to rethink malaria eradication strategies:WHO | State drug regulators to set up intelligence cells to check spurious drugs:Report | Health ministry mulls waiver of local clinical trials for EU approved medical devices, says report | 70-90% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient & at risk of having diabetes and hypertension | Erdafitinib may be beneficial in advanced bladder cancer | Act fast against antimicrobial resistance: CIDSCON 2019 | NCTB to enable development of personalised cancer treatments; Minister | 76% of health professionals use digital technolog: Philips’ 2019 Future Health Index Report | Indian healthcare website hacked, 68 lakh records stolen: Report | More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment under Ayushman Bharat; Minister | Zydus Cadila starts phase 2 clinical trial on saroglitazar for NAFLD | Global endoscope market expected to grow at CAGR of 7.4% by 2025: GlobalData | Oxxy to provide interest free loans for surgeries and treatments | US FDA okays lefamulin antibiotic to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia | Delhi doctors assure non-judgemental sexual health services for unmarried women: Haiyya | US FDA approves oral JAK inhibitor upadacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis | Roche’s receives US FDA approval for entrectinib to treat NTRK-positive solid tumours | US FDA clears pitolisant for treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness | US FDA grants breakthrough therapy status to acalabrutinib for CLL treatment | EU updates dapagliflozin label to include CV outcomes data | FDA approves pretomanid to treat extensively drug-resistant TB | India’s electronic health record market set to grow at a CAGR of 5% through 2025: Global data | A successful case of living donor liver transplantation | Chlamydia vaccine shows promise in phase I studies | Unichem Laboratories gets approval for generic version of Hygroton tablets | Stem cells could provide new method of tooth repair | Haffkine Institute asks govt to make antivenoms against snake bite free | Health ministry to conduct breastfeeding awareness week every month till 2022 | NSAIDs linked to higher cardiovascular risk in osteoarthritis patients | Practo launches health based credit card with RBL | India’s cancer burden to double by 2040: Study | Researchers unveil possible mechanism leading to placenta accreta | Initiative for cancer-free Ernakulam launched | TB bacteria utilise carbon monoxide to survive in human tissues | Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds new study | Ovarian surgery could delay onset of menopause upto 20 years | Fast track designation granted to NeuroVive’s TBI candidate | Rajya Sabha clears NMC bill even as medical community continues protests | Pembrolizumab monotherapy approved for oesophageal cancer | EMA panel recommends larotrectinib for TRK fusion cancer | Alniche launches product to overcome protein-energy wasting | Generic pregabalin capsules receive FDA approval | Antioxidant in vegetable carotene is hit by oxygen in storage air: Stud | Tofacitinib may cause pulmonary embolism and death at higher dose: USFDA | Darolutamide shows promise in high risk prostate cancer | USFDA approves glucagon nasal powder to treat severe hypoglycemia | Monoclonal approach to target ovarian and pancreatic cancers on way | Strand Life Sciences joins hands with Global Diagnostics Network | Dolutegravir preferred option for HIV treatment: WHO | ILBS to launch EMPATHY Conclave to raise awareness on hepatitis | Takeda launches LSD therapies in India | USFDA clears new anti-bacterial combo to treat UTI | WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo a global public health emergency | Low-cost tissue-freezing device on way to treat breast cancer patients | 20 million children miss out on DPT vaccines in 2018 | Shingrix reduce shingles incidence in blood cancer patients post-transplant | Rimegepant relieves acute migraine pain | Interferons may play a role in foetal anormality | Arthritis in kids may be linked with heavy metals exposure | Abbott Launches a modernized STARLIMS quality manufacturing solution | Metropolis Healthcare launches test to diagnose hypersensitivity pneumonitis | EU nod for dolutegravir/lamivudine combo pill to treat HIV-1 infection | WHO expands essential lists with new drugs and diagnostics | USFDA okays amlodipine oral suspension to treat hypertension in paediatric patients | ISIC successfully performs complex spinal surgeries through advanced robotics | Triple-drug approach sets new standard for BRAF-mutant metastatic CRC : Study | FDA approves 20% Ig Xembify for primary immunodeficiencies | Genes may play role in tooth decay, gum disease: Study | Nerve transfer offers hope for patients with spinal cord injury | Over a million people to receive a second shot in phase 2 cholera vaccination campaign in DRC | Radioiodine therapy may increase long-term risk of death from cancer: Study | Low levels of insurance penetration remains a major challenge in Indian healthcare: Economic Survey 2019 | Doctors shun government hospitals due to more preference towards private sector: Gujarat health minister | Fast track approval for selinexor to treat multiple myeloma | Lok Sabha clears bill seeking to replace Indian Medical Council | Eris Lifesciences and PlexusMD to offer AI-powered learning platform for physicians | USFDA advises pregnant women to avoid consuming fish with high mercury level | Tiopronin delayed-release pill approved to treat cystinuria in US | Dr Reddy’s launches generic carboprost injection in US | EMA approves angiotensin II to treat hypotension | Ramayamma eye bank celebrates 30 years of service | JE claims 21 lives in Assam in 3 months | HPV vaccination can significantly prevent cervical cancer: Study | Trachoma incidence has come down by 91%: WHO | US FDA appoves eculizumab for neuromyelitis optica | Clinical study to assess efficacy of delaminid in prevention of MDR-TB begins | WHO launches AWaRe tool against antibiotic resistance | Curofy launches chat feature to help doctors discuss real time cases | Risk of preterm birth increases with embryo transfer stage during IVF | Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra tops in Niti Aayog’s health index | MRI effectively detects tumour stage in breast cancer | FDA declares Class I recall of Advance Enforcer PTA Balloon Catheters | India’s first dedicated autoimmune diagnostics lab, IMMUCARE, launched in Kerala | HDFC to acquire Apollo Hospitals Group’s shares in Apollo Munich | 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in Hyderabad | Watch Your Health ties up with Bharti Assist Global to promote corporate wellness | Dr. Anil K. D’Cruz new Director Oncology at Apollo Hospitals | 2,400 people died of HIV in Maharashtra within one year: Minister | ‘Virtual biopsy’ device may non-invasively detect skin tumours | Asthma patients skip doses owing to high cost : Study | Doctors Under Siege | Very few private clinics report TB cases to local health authority in Pune | Faecal transplants may result in deadly infections, warns US FDA | PGx testing may help avert potential chemo toxicity | AIMS conference highlights role of nurses in perioperative paediatric heart care | Academy of Family Physicians join hands with Practo for digital health tech | AIIMS to declare MBBS result 2019 merit list on June 12 | Meril gets CE mark for transcatheter heart valve | Dr Vatsal Shah new global COO of Siro Clinpharm | Antibody may help delay onset of type 1 diabetes: TrialNet | PPC-06 shows promising results against psoriasis: Dr. Reddy’s | US. FDA approves Zerbaxa to treat pneumonia | NTA releases NEET result 2019 | IMA demands counselling centers and helplines in all medical colleges and teaching hospitals | Kerala govt confirms one case of Nipah virus infection; 86 people under observation | Tepotinib shows durable clinical response in NSCLC with MET mutations | FDA approves gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy | TB drug rifapentine may get clearance in India without local clinical trials | Subrat Mohanti new president at Manipal Education & Medical Group | India allows consortiums to set up medical colleges | More than half of health professionals are underqualified in India: Study | AI-assisted strategy to fight dengue in Kerala | Privacy curtains in hospitals may pose threat of resistant bugs | Dengue haemorrhagic fever poses a threat to Kerala | WHO removes ‘burnout’ from new ICD-11 list | 2,000 heart patients from Rajasthan to get free treatment in Gujarat in 2 years | WHO urges member states to enhance transparency in drug costs | Health ministry asks MCI to extend last date of PG medical admissions | Newron suspends schizophrenia drug trials after FDA raises concerns | Biomedical waste disposal norms:350 hospitals face closure in Goa | AP EAMCET 2019 and TS EAMCET results to be released soon | FDA OKs first PI3K inhibitor alpelisib for breast cancer | Novel technique may reduce obstruction risk in heart valve replacement | FDA clears first Zika virus antibody test | Antibiotics may blunt cancer immunotherapy response | Merck’s Keytruda fails in Phase III triple-negative breast cancer study | Columbia Asia observes World Hypertension Day with multi-pronged campaign | Chinese Scientists Add Human Brain Genes Into Monkeys | Benzodiazepine use in early pregnancy may cause miscarriage: Study | CEE announces KEAM 2019 results | Navia Life launches first voice-based virtual assistant for doctors | Gene therapy may help reduce risk of heart attack | Study supports effectiveness of esketamine nasal spray as fast-acting antidepressant | Healthy lifestyle crucial to reduce risk of dementia: WHO | One in seven of all babies are born with a low birthweight: WHO | New budesonide formulation reduces steroid use for allergic rhinitis: Marinomed | Godrej HIT sets up India’s first platelets donor helpline for Dengue victims | Apollo Proton Centre performs India’s first TMI | New MBBS curriculum: Coimbatore medical college docs to get training | AIIMS MBBS admit card 2019 to be released on May 15 | Biometric attendance to be made mandatory at medical colleges : MCI | AIIMS PG 2019 result for July session postponed | AI project screens for early stage diabetic retinopathy in Mumbai | Rise in cancer to push chemotherapy demand to 15 million by 2040: Lancet | Technology a great enabler in medical science: Clinivantage | No reservation for Marathas in PG medical course in Maharashtra this year | Maharashtra medical panel asks “Virginity Test” to be removed from MBBS course | US FDA approves first drug for paediatric LEMS | WHO targets to reduce snakebite deaths by 50% | Global food suppliers agree to reduce trans fats: WHO | India reduces qualifying marks for PG medical admission  | Hypertension control low in India: Study | FDA approves new treatments for heart disease caused by a serious rare disease, transthyretin‑mediated amyloidosis | Zydus Cadila ties up with Italy’s SIFI to market innovative range of IOLs, surgical products in India | 7th Intl. meet on rare diseases puts India in focus | Roche Diabetes Care India unveils its latest integrated diabetes management solution | Brain activity could be directly translated into speech using a decoder | Prenatal alcohol exposure may lead to neurological issues in child | binx health receives CE Mark for rapid Chlamydia, Gonorrhea test | Women with PCOS may share a rare gene variant:Study | SERDIA launches ‘Angina Awareness India’ | BD launches new patient safety programme for hospitals with JCI in India | Timetable for Revised medical UG curriculum to be on college websites by May 1 | LVPEI partners with QEDJT for prevention of blindness in newborn babies | New MBBS syllabus to be followed from August | Skin-Gut communication disclose a link between food allergy and eczema: Study | Antibody treatment could suppress HIV without antivirals | Risk of dementia could be alleviated better in Asia and Latin America; Study | EU curbs trans fats use from 2021 | Medical device for kids with ADHD approved in US | Gene therapy restores immunity in infants with rare genetic disease | Early diagnosis is critical to help manage Hemophilia: Healthcare experts | Roche launches Hemlibra in India on World Hemophilia Day | Scientists create first 3D heart using patient’s own cells | 5th National CAHOCON stresses upon minimising errors, improvement in multi-levels of patient care | Life expectancy has increased by 5.5 years: WHO | Scientists hint at reversing decline in working memory using electrical stimulation | Personalised T-cells approach may destroy HBV-induced liver cancer | Faecal microbiota transplant could improve autism symptoms | Short course anti-viral treatment can stop HCV infection to organ recipient | Study explains why males are more prone to liver cancers   | India likely to top in caesarean births soon | Everstone buys controlling stake in Sahyadri Hospitals | Syngene, BIRAC sets up CAPS lab in Bengaluru under National Biopharma Mission | Alcohol-induced brain damage can continue during abstinence | IVF children may have higher chances of developing cancer: Study | Generic version of cancer drug eribulin launched in India | Milk consumption raises risk of Parkinson’s: Swedish study | Scientists find genetic mutation that could make people insensitive to pain | India waives off clinical trial requirement for drugs approved abroad | John Hopkins conducts first ever live donor HIV-to-HIV breakthrough kidney transplant | Silk-based bone graft revealed extensive bone formation | CAHOCON 2019 to highlight quality healthcare, upgradation of patient safety standards | India’s first Patient & Doctor Rights Manifesto released | CallHealth partners with ThynkBlynk for secured healthcare data integration | Metropolis IPO to open on April 3 at price band of Rs 877-880 | India reports a spike in number of H1N1 cases in three weeks | Unveiling origin of chronic pain could pave way for personalized therapy | Carboplatin-everolimus combo could help fight paediatric glioma | L V Prasad Eye Institute organises run to spread awareness on eye cancer affecting children | FDA approves brexanolone to treat post-partum depression | Eye fluid may help predict Alzheimer’s disease | Abbott launches its digital health service, a:care platform, in India | Merck, Pfizer alliance discontinue Phase III JAVELIN Ovarian PARP 100 study | CHP-F appeals to its Japanese partners for easy access of novel TB drugs bedaquiline, delamanid in India | Blood test to diagnose PTSD under way | Philips buys Carestream Health’s HCIS business | Antifungal drug offers a novel approach to treat cystic fibrosis | New vaccine to treat osteoarthritis pain is on way | Merck ties up with Iktos for AI tech in rapid drug discovery and design | Thailand looks to bolster leadership position in medical tourism with focus on medical robotics! | IMA to support ‘End TB’ programme in Bihar | Everstone Group invests in CPC Diagnostics through Everlife | Tecentriq combined with Abraxane approved for triple negative breast cancer | Saranas’s pioneering internal bleeding detector gets FDA nod | Dr. Soumya Swaminathan first Chief Scientist at WHO | Scientists land on a novel pathway to treat chronic lung diseases | Second ever HIV remission report gives hope for cure | Glenmark presents phase 2A data on atopic dermatitis candidate | L V Prasad Eye Institute organises glaucoma awareness week  | Sun Pharma presents additional data on tildrakizumab-asmn for psoriasis at AAD annual conference | MCI reiterates derecognition of CMS & ED, CMS diplomas in PG med courses | Dry eye disease could hit 45% of urbanites in India by 2030: LVPEI study | IVF technology to save a 5-year old Thalassemia major by producing India’s first saviour sibling | MIT develops new brain tracking sensor targeting calcium activity in neurons | Dr Rakesh Kumar Vatz takes over as new MCI secretary general | True North to acquire controlling stake in Max Bupa | 72nd Apollomedics Super Specialty hospital opened in Lucknow | Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor | Oxford scientists perform gene therapy operation to correct AMD | Researches unveil clues on placental transport of mercury   | Over 12 lakh people received benefits under Ayushman Bharat: Govt | Unborn baby treated inside womb for spina bifida in London hospital | Melbourne Study links prostate tumours with fatty acids uptake by cancer cells | Belfast research highlights system flaw in male-dominated surgery globally | Apollo Hospitals’ December quarter net up by 25% to Rs 54.7 cr; Kerala entry shortly with Apollo Adlux Hospital | Capsule that releases insulin in the stomach could replace injections for patients with type 2 diabetes | FDA warns against risks of lymphoma from breast implants | Ovarian cysts should be ‘watched’ rather than removed: study | Merck, GSK to jointly develop novel immunotherapy ‘bintrafusp alfa’ for multiple difficult-to-treat cancers | Majority cancer patients in India discontinue treatment due to unaffordability: Survey | MCI to lower seat allotment if medical colleges fail to meet required standards | N E P H R O L O G Y | Future Medicine to be a game changer in medical news: Reddy | India to revise essential medicines list | AP first to make AD syringes mandatory |

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