India says COW URINE could cure coronavirus... the hard part is gulping it without getting kicked
(Natural News) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a highly unusual alleged cure for the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) that definitely falls into the so-called “alternative” medicine category: cow urine. The Hindu Mahasabha, a century-old group that promotes a system of Hindu nationalism known as Hindutva, or “Hinduness,” has officially declared, with Modi’s blessing, that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ficci: Some drugs may not last beyond Feb because of virus crisis
India depends on China for around 70% of its bulk drugs and drug intermediates, according to industry estimates. This is the first-of-its-kind study based on feedback from the industry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Generic Drugmakers May Face Supply Shortages From China if Coronavirus Drags on Indian Generic Drugmakers May Face Supply Shortages From China if Coronavirus Drags on
Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April, according to industry experts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Public health impact of marital violence against women in India - Raj A.
The public health ramifications of marital violence are well documented and include injury, mental health concerns and physical health consequences for women and their offspring. Unfortunately, there remains social tolerance and even acceptance of these ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Qualitative study on the impact of child sexual abuse: perspectives of children, caregivers, and professionals in Indian context - Choudhary V, Satapathy S, Sagar R.
With an alarming increase in reported cases of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in India, the present study was conceived in an attempt to unearth the impact of CSA from the perspective of children, their caregivers, and the professionals dealing with them using q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Indian generic drugmakers may face supply shortages from China if coronavirus drags on
Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April, according to industry experts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trends in Incidence of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Among Youths - Selected Counties and Indian Reservations, United States, 2002-2015
The number of new cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in U.S. children and adolescents increased at constant rates from 2002 through 2015, and the rates of increase were generally higher in racial/ethnic minority populations than in whites. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Children's Health Diabetes MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Youth Health Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Biotech department set to work on vaccines for coronavirus
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the India chapter of the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) will support Indian companies aligned to the development of vaccines against the Covid-19 and other emerging infectious diseases. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr Reddy ’s buys Wockhardt’s India business for Rs 1850 crore
​The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS,Dermatology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's buys Wockhardt ’s India formulations business for Rs 1,850 crore
​The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS,Dermatology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical violence against doctors: a content analysis from online indian newspapers - Madhivanan A, Venugopal V, Dongre AR.
Violence against doctors, which are frequently reported in newspapers, has intimidatingly increased all over the world including India. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), health workers suffer from physical violence between 8% and 38% at some ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Crew on quarantined Yokohama cruise liner beg to be allowed to leave
Binay Kumar Sarkar, one of 160 Indian citizens among the crew of quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, has begged his government to evacuate them before they are infected with the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care provider with Triad presence raises $126 million
A private health care provider that strives to keep patients out of the hospital through clinical care at its practices and via electronic interactions just scored big in a Series F round. Iora Health, a Boston-based primary care provider network with locations across the Triad and in Charlotte, said today it recently closed a fundraising round that garnered $126 million.  Investors were led by India-based Premji Invest and also included Cox Enterprises, Temasek F-Prime Capital, D evonshire Investors,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs
Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) of scholarship program availability and deadlines for the Indian Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship, Pre-graduate Scholarship, and Health Professions Scholarship, which are intended to help meet the workforce needs of IHS and its healthcare system partners. Applications are due by February 28, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

IHS: Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the availability of over $34 million to be awarded under the IHS Loan Repayment Program for health professional education loans. Applications will be evaluated monthly starting February 15, 2020 until the final submission deadline of August 15, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Fire safety hazards: how safe are our hospitals? - Sharma R, Bakshi H, Banerjee A.
Globally, every fifth fire-related death in 2017 took place in India.[1] Fire can occur to anyone, at anytime, and at anywhere including health-care facilities. Hospital fires can be devastating in terms of loss of life, injuries to patients/staff, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Monitoring India's progress on road safety will require investment in data systems - Bhalla K.
We need reliable statistics of road traffic injuries for two reasons: first, when such statistics enable comparisons with other health conditions, they allow traffic injuries to be prioritised appropriately on the national policy agenda. Second, detail... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Tech-enabled Medicare-focused primary care provider Iora Health scores additional $126M
The round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest with participation from Cox Enterprise, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors, .406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Boy, four, gets his left HAND reattached after slicing it off with a lawn mower
Shaurya Undre, from Manjri, India, amputated his left hand while playing with his father's lawn mower. Surgeons used microsurgery to stitch each blood vessel and nerve back in place. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poisoning with drugs of abuse: identification and management - Shukla L, Ghadigaonkar DS, Murthy P.
Substances of abuse include alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, opioids, sedatives, volatile solvents, stimulants, and hallucinogens. With the increasing prevalence of drug abuse in India, intensivists are likely to encounter more cases of intentional and acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Paraquat: the poison potion - Sukumar CA, Shanbhag V, Shastry AB.
Paraquat is a commonly used herbicide in India that has lethal consequences even on minimal consumption. The case fatality rate for this poisoning is high and there is dearth of evidence-based recommendation for the treatment of this poison. This review ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Oleander and datura poisoning: an update - Pillay VV, Sasidharan A.
India has a very high incidence of poisoning. While most cases are due to chemicals or drugs or envenomation by venomous creatures, a significant proportion also results from consumption or exposure to toxic plants or plant parts or products. The exact nat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

BIA: National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) announces funding for Indian Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for the expansion and deployment of broadband services. Applications are due by May 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Prolongation of coronavirus outbreak in China could hit Indian pharma sector
China accounted for 67.56 per cent of total imports of bulk drugs and drug intermediates in 2018-19 at USD 2,405.42 million. "The situation is being closely monitored by all companies. The government is seized of the issue and all are working in an integrated way to deal with the situation." Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) Secretary General Sudarshan Jain told PTI. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Super vasmol poisoning: dangers of darker shade - Senthilkumaran S, Jena NN, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P.
The ancient science of cosmetology is assumed to have originated in India and Egypt. Available evidences indicate that highly advanced ideas of hair care and hair dressing among men and women were practiced in ancient India. The earliest records of art of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Indian Authorities Propose Use of Homeopathy to Prevent Coronavirus
Critics of the practice say the guidance is irresponsible and could give users a false sense of security. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

Pharma companies must adhere to marketing norms during conferences: Govt
Asking the lobbies to ensure that no unethical promotion of pharma products is done during conferences, it said companies must adhere to the Universal Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (UCPMP) during the upcoming annual conferences of Indian Psychiatric Society, which are to be held in Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘It’s Insidious’: How Juul Pitched E-Cigs to Native American Tribes
New Congressional documents reveal that e-cigarette maker Juul Labs pitched its products to at least eight Native American tribes, in a move tribal health advocates say is as disturbing as it is expected. “I always suspected that the targeting of tribes was more pervasive than we knew,” says Rae O’Leary, a public health analyst who founded the anti-tobacco Canli Coalition of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and in July testified before Congress about Juul’s outreach to the CRST. “It’s saddening. The tobacco industry and the e-cigarette industry see us as a vulnerable population, one...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Integrating Culture and History to Promote Health and Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Traditional Foods Have Become a Way to Talk About Health
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Identification of pedestrian risk factors using negative binomial model - Mukherjee D, Mitra S.
Pedestrian deaths causing from road traffic crashes are a foremost and rising problem in urban India. However, pedestrian safety assessment using precise statistical analysis and modeling techniques is still in an early stage in urban India owing to the ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

HRSA: Notice of Establishment and Solicitation of Nominations for Tribal Advisory Council
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments and recommendations on its intent to create the HRSA Tribal Advisory Council (TAC), as well as nominations of tribal officials for consideration as voluntary delegates to serve on the HRSA TAC. The council will meet to discuss policies that have tribal implications and a substantial direct effect on Indian tribes, and to assist in the determination of the impact of HRSA programs on American Indian/Alaska Native populations. Nominations are due by May 7, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Deputy Minister Travels to India to Purchase 'Non-Usable' Hospital Equipment
[New Zimbabwe] Senior public hospital doctors have implicated Health and Child Care deputy minister Chamunorwa Mangwiro in the procurement of non-usable equipment with no brand names for the manufacturer, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First childhood flu helps explain why virus hits some people harder than others
Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we encounter in childhood.Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona have found that people ’s ability to fight off the flu virus is determined not only by the subtypes of flu they have had throughout their lives, but also by the sequence in which they are been infected by the viruses. Their study is published in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens.The research offers an explanation for why some people fare much worse than others when infected with the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

German firm finds one million files of Indian patients leaked
ET has reviewed a screenshot containing a list of patient names (but blurred to protect privacy) and corresponding patient identification numbers, study descriptions and names of doctors who referred and reviewed the cases. These include ones from Breach Candy Hospital and Utkarsh Scans in Mumbai. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the Brilliant Minds Behind the First ICD
Mirowski: From WWII to Sinai Hospital The story of how Mieczyslaw "Michel" Mirowski ended up in America where he conceived the idea of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is almost as incredible as the invention itself, if not more so. Mirowski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924. He grew up among the large Jewish population of Warsaw at that time, but when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, 15-year-old Mirowski left his family and fled to Russia with a friend. He would be the only member of his family to survive World War II, according to a 2010Â&nb...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Do individuals follow up with mental health services after a suicide attempt? Findings from the assertive management of attempted suicide service, Bengaluru, India - Sreedaran P, Jayasudha N, Selvam S, Ruben JP, Ashok MV.
The objective of this study was to determine follow-up rates after a suicide attempt with mental health services of tho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reproductive coercion in Uttar Pradesh, India: prevalence and associations with partner violence and reproductive health - Silverman JG, Boyce SC, Dehingia N, Rao N, Chandurkar D, Nanda P, Hay K, Atmavilas Y, Saggurti N, Raj A.
Increasing modern contraceptive use and gender equity are major foci of the recently ratified Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and the Government of India. Coercion and sabotage by husbands and in-laws to inhibit women's access, initiation, continuat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

HIT modernization crucial to improve healthcare for Native Americans and Alaska Natives
(Regenstrief Institute) Writing in the Health Affairs blog, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers urge allocating appropriate resources and supporting oversight of a health information technology (HIT) modernization program for the Indian Health Service (IHS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why gene data will put India on the map
India ’s plan to focus on two national-level programmes to build genomic data of the population and crops is expected to help the country in developing per- sonalised drugs, tackle disease and increase yield in crops, experts said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India reports second case of coronavirus in southern state of Kerala
A second case of the new coronavirus has been detected in the southern state of Kerala in India, the government said in a news release on Sunday, days after the first case was reported in the state last week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Budget too meagre to have any impact: IMA
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday termed the health budget as "too meagre to have any impact." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government proposes health cess on import of medical equipment
In her second Budget speech, Sitharaman said till a few years back India was dependent on imports for medical equipment. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India bans export of protective masks, clothing amid coronavirus outbreak
India on Friday banned the export of personal protection equipment such as masks and clothing amid a global coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NPPA seeks clarification on Gilead's drug pricing plea
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has sought clarifications from the company. Gilead had sought exemption from price control for its Tenofovir Alafenamide tablets (brand name Vemlidy) to capture a major chunk of Rs 140-crore market for chronic Hepatitis B in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres to be set up by 2022: Survey
Primary healthcare accounts for 52.1 per cent of India's current public expenditure on health as per the National Health Estimates, 2016-17. "Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the world's largest health insurance scheme, is a major step towards providing affordable healthcare to the identified poor," the Survey said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India reports its first case of coronavirus
India reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Thursday, saying a woman in the southern state of Kerala had tested positive in an outbreak that originated in China, killing 170 people, and spread abroad. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BIA: Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Publishes the current list of 574 federally recognized tribal entities. Each tribal entity is eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as an Indian Tribe. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news