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Successful pig kidney transplantation done into a human for first time at NYU Langone Health in New York

Successful pig kidney transplantation done into a human for first time at NYU Langone Health in New York

Oct 20, 2021

The procedure involved use altering the genes of pig so that its tissues no longer contained a molecule known to trigger almost immediate rejection of the organ in this case kidney.

Tata Health now available countrywide for online consultation with physicians

Tata Health now available countrywide for online consultation with physicians

Oct 19, 2021

Tata Health provides instant consultation service through a wide network of physicians and specialists, enabling immediate medical advice for any health issue without having to wait for an appointment.

Dr Reddy’s gets FDA nod for generic Revlimid; Enjoys 180 days exclusivity

Dr Reddy’s gets FDA nod for generic Revlimid; Enjoys 180 days exclusivity

Oct 19, 2021

According to a press release issued by the city-based drug maker, the FDA approved Lenalidomide capsules in 2.5 mg and 20 mg strengths, and gave tentative approval for 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, and 25 mg strengths.

Metropolis Healthcare board approves acquisition of Hitech Diagnostic for Rs 636 crore

Metropolis Healthcare board approves acquisition of Hitech Diagnostic for Rs 636 crore

Oct 15, 2021

Now, the amended deal term is cash consideration of Rs 636 crore only as against the combination of cash and equity, earlier announced by the company, it added.

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Oct 15, 2021

Millions in developing nations from Latin America to the Middle East also are waiting for more doses of Sputnik V after manufacturing woes and other issues have created huge gaps in vaccination campaigns.

Government launches ‘One Health’ consortium for surveillance of bacterial, viral infections

Government launches ‘One Health’ consortium for surveillance of bacterial, viral infections

Oct 14, 2021

The project also looks into the use of existing diagnostic tests and the development of additional methodologies for the surveillance and understanding the spread of emerging diseases, the DBT said in a statement.

Ensuring equitable vaccines for all must for global economic recovery: Nirmala Sitharaman tells G-20

Ensuring equitable vaccines for all must for global economic recovery: Nirmala Sitharaman tells G-20

Oct 14, 2021

These “should be our policy goals,” Sitharaman said at the in-person meeting of the Fourth G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) under the Italian presidency.

Health and Education Ministers commit to health promoting schools for all in WHO South-East Asia Region

Health and Education Ministers commit to health promoting schools for all in WHO South-East Asia Region

Oct 12, 2021

The Health Promoting School approach aims at advancing health, nutrition, mental health and the overall wellbeing of school-age children and adolescents, teachers and other staff members.

Alembic Pharma gets EIR from USFDA for Karakhadi facility

Alembic Pharma gets EIR from USFDA for Karakhadi facility

Oct 11, 2021

The US regulator has also indicated that a compliance verification would be performed during re-inspection of the said facility in the next review cycle, it added.

Glenmark launches generic COPD treatment drug in Spain

Glenmark launches generic COPD treatment drug in Spain

Oct 11, 2021

COPD is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the lungs, damaging the lung tissue and narrowing the airways, all of which make breathing difficult.

US CEOs join hands to help India during Covid crisis at India Ideas Summit of US-India Business Council

US CEOs join hands to help India during Covid crisis at India Ideas Summit of US-India Business Council

Oct 08, 2021

American CEOs, who were at the forefront of galvanising the business community to help India during its COVID-19 crisis early this year reflected upon the outpouring of support for their efforts to save lives in India.

Microland donates cardio-neuro ambulance to KMF Hospital in Tamil Nadu to provide timely critical care

Microland donates cardio-neuro ambulance to KMF Hospital in Tamil Nadu to provide timely critical care

Oct 08, 2021

The cardio –neuro ambulance will cater to 41 villages having a tribal population of 33,570 in remote Kotagiri region of Tamil Nadu.

US based Svast partners with CityMed to offer digital healthcare solutions to citizens of Uzbekistan

US based Svast partners with CityMed to offer digital healthcare solutions to citizens of Uzbekistan

Oct 08, 2021

Digitalisation in the healthcare industry has made medical care services accessible to the common man by transforming the way health care providers and patients interact.

HCAH to invest up to Rs 300 crore in subsidiary to add 1,500 transition care beds in next 3 years

HCAH to invest up to Rs 300 crore in subsidiary to add 1,500 transition care beds in next 3 years

Oct 08, 2021

HCAH had acquired transition care firm SuVitas Holistic Healthcare in August this year.

Health Basix raises seed round of capital to transform pediatric healthcare delivery in India

Health Basix raises seed round of capital to transform pediatric healthcare delivery in India

Oct 08, 2021

Starting with the pediatric health population of 150+ million students in India, Health Basix aims to ease out the biggest care experience for families with a holistic solution.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw clarifies to stock exchanges that no Indian resident holds key to her husband John Shaw offshore entity

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw clarifies to stock exchanges that no Indian resident holds key to her husband John Shaw offshore entity

Oct 08, 2021

Glentec is a registered entity in Mauritius disclosed to both Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Merck announces Molnupiravir reduced risk of death at a planned interim analysis of its Phase 3 trial

Merck announces Molnupiravir reduced risk of death at a planned interim analysis of its Phase 3 trial

Oct 02, 2021

Through Day 29, no deaths were reported in patients who received molnupiravir, as compared to 8 deaths in patients who received placebo.

India may soon be flooded with COVID-19 pill

India may soon be flooded with COVID-19 pill

Oct 01, 2021

The five companies are collaborating for the clinical trial of the investigational oral anti-viral drug Molnupiravir for the treatment of mild COVID-19 in an outpatient setting in India.

Merck’s COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 50% in study

Merck’s COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 50% in study

Oct 01, 2021

“Antiviral treatments that can be taken at home to keep people with COVID-19 out of the hospital are critically needed,” Wendy Holman, Ridgeback’s CEO, said in a statement.

Coal expansion could cause over 5,200 premature deaths, 8,300 preterm births in Delhi this decade

Coal expansion could cause over 5,200 premature deaths, 8,300 preterm births in Delhi this decade

Sep 29, 2021

Besides premature deaths, the current expansion could cause 8,360 preterm births and 10,310 asthma emergency visits over the next decade, the report by C40 Cities, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, says.

Puducherry reports 93 new COVID-19 cases

Puducherry reports 93 new COVID-19 cases

Sep 29, 2021

The active cases were 828 of whom 118 were undergoing treatment in hospitals while the remaining 710 patients were in home isolation.

Malnutrition affects rich, poor alike: Health experts

Malnutrition affects rich, poor alike: Health experts

Sep 29, 2021

As the ‘poshan maah’ (nutrition month) draws to close, experts have highlighted the importance of correct feeding practices which they say is a key to address the problem of malnutrition.

World Heart Day: Measure the right BP to get your BP right!

World Heart Day: Measure the right BP to get your BP right!

Sep 29, 2021

Around 26% of Indian adults between the ages of 45-59 years and 32% of those above the age of 60 are affected.

World Heart Day: Importance of taking care of your heart more than ever post-COVID-19

World Heart Day: Importance of taking care of your heart more than ever post-COVID-19

Sep 29, 2021

Presence of heart disease or its risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia etc. increases risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection. Pre-existing heart disease also increases mortality 10 times more as compared to the general population.

Smoking may increase risk of COVID-19 severity, death, study finds

Smoking may increase risk of COVID-19 severity, death, study finds

Sep 28, 2021

Studies carried out early on in the pandemic reported a lower prevalence of active smokers among people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 than in the general population.

What’s Digital Health ID? Genesis to use, here’s everything about centralised health record mechanism

What’s Digital Health ID? Genesis to use, here’s everything about centralised health record mechanism

Sep 28, 2021

The idea for a health ID goes back to 2018 when the PM expressed in Niti Aayog proposal a centralized mechanism to identify every user in National Health Stack.

Indian Pharma: a strategic sector from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make and Develop in India’

Indian Pharma: a strategic sector from ‘Make in India’ to ‘Make and Develop in India’

Sep 28, 2021

Poised to grow to USD 120 to 130 billion by 2030, the pharma sector contributes significantly to India’s economic growth— 1.7 percent to the country’s GDP last year as compared to its contribution at one percent, a decade ago.