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Medicine
West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.21

Medical teachers’ sit-in for pay hike, promotion

Nearly 150 teachers attached to the JNM Hospital and College of Medicine, Kalyani, staged a day-long sit-in in front of the principal’s chamber on Thursday, demanding their inclusion in the West...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Science Tech  /  Published 08.02.21

Wonder drug Insulin turns 100

1799 Smallpox vaccination The first vaccine ever, it eradicated smallpox. More important, it introduced immunisation 1897 First synthesis of synthetic aspirin Originally used as a pain reliever, it...
By Dr Partha Kar in

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Medicine: a case for integration

A paradigm for research into traditional medicine called ‘whole systems research’ started to catch on around the new millennium. Its aim was to surmount the difficulties arising out of tra...
By Soham D. Bhaduri in

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.12.20

Doctors protest Ayurveda order

A section of Jamshedpur doctors under the banner of the Indian Medical Association staged a demonstration near the Sakchi roundabout on Tuesday noon, against a recent Central Council of Indian Medicin...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshdepur

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

College principal dies of heart attack

The principal of the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Hashi Dasgupta, died on Thursday after a heart attack. A test revealed she had Covid. Dasgupta was 57. Officials at the hospital s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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Opinion  /  Published 30.11.20

Fatal mix: IMA against Ayurveda surgery

The Indian Medical Association has written to the Centre asking it to withdraw the gazette notification, which seeks to allow practitioners of ayurvedic medicine to perform 39 general surgic...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 22.11.20

Ayurveda: nod to surgeries

Postgraduate doctors in Ayurveda may now be trained for and practise as many as 58 surgical procedures including abdominal, cataract and nasal surgeries and excisions of certain benign tumours under a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.11.20

Chatra: Expired drugs dumped

In a district, that is infamous for its frail health care system, medicines worth several lakh rupees were found dumped at a secluded place, on Saturday. The huge stock of medicines allegedly had exp...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Chatra/Lohardaga/Latehar

India  /  Published 18.08.20

Covid: Academic sting fools journal

A team of European scientists has orchestrated a sting operation on an academic journal in India by claiming in a paper that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine can prevent push-scooter accident...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid: cloud on acidity drug

People who consume anti-acidity medications called proton-pump inhibitors appear to be at higher risk of severe disease or death if they get infected with the new coronavirus, a team of doctors in the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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