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#Goodnews- Morphine accessibility to improve after Rajya Sabha passes act #healthcare

Priyanka Vora, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 22, 2014 Accessibility to morphine will improve further with the passing of The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2011, said city doctors who have regularly faced hurdles when it comes to accessing morphine… Continue Reading →

#India -Cancer Risk insurance Policy – Must sign #healthcare

Cancer Insurance Policy Indian Cancer Society and The New India Assurance Company Limited ( NIA) have pioneered cancer specific insurance policy to benefit large sections of people. The policy offered by New India Assurance is unique and extremely cheap compared… Continue Reading →

#India: Improve Access to Strong Pain Medicines #healthcare #patientrights

New Cancer Pain Research Underscores Urgency to Reform Drug Act December 4, 2013 (New Delhi) – India [2]’s parliament should approve changes to the country’s drug law to improve availability of strong pain medicines, Human Rights Watch and Pallium India said today…. Continue Reading →

#India – There is poison in every breath you take

Samar Halarnkar   October 23, 2013, HT Earlier this week, in the babble and bombast over Gandhi vs Modi, a seminal announcement from Lyon, France, with great — and grave — relevance to India, escaped the attention it deserved. The International… Continue Reading →

#India – After 7 deaths DEATHS, government rapped for lapses over clinical trials

Rupali Mukherjee, TNN | Aug 31, 2013, 04.31 AM IST In a further indication of the rot in the country’s healthcare system, a parliamentary panel has rapped the government for gross irregularities in drug trials, under-reporting and lapses in monitoring serious adverse… Continue Reading →

#India – Cost of cancer treatment could drop to Rs 1,000 a month #goodnews #Health

Author(s): Akshay Deshmane Issue Date: 2013-6-7 Tata Memorial Hospital’s preliminary studies of combination therapy prove successful; clinical trials to begin soon Treatment for cancer may become far more affordable and cost less than Rs 1,000 per month in coming years,… Continue Reading →

#India – Medical negligence: Father compensated for daughter’s death #Vaw

New Delhi | Wednesday, 2013 10:06:05 AM IST The father of a pregnant woman, who died after a negligent doctor treated her for cancer that she did not suffer from, has been awarded compensation of Rs.5 lakh by the apex… Continue Reading →

WHO downplays the health impacts of Fukushima nuclear disaster, a ‘PR Spin’

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Common Dreams Greenpeace says report ‘shockingly downplays’ increased cancer risk for thousands of Japanese – Jon Queally, staff writer A new study released by the World Health Organization says that women, and especially female infants, exposed… Continue Reading →

A village where every house has a cancer patient

Feb 13, 2012-A village in Germany has left health experts baffled as almost every household there has a resident suffering from cancer, a media report said Monday. The Wewelsfleth village with a population of 1,500 has been dubbed the “village… Continue Reading →

Ever heard of sari cancer?

Doctors at Grant Medical College have stated in Indian Medical Association journal that  something called sari cancer’ is on the rise. CHENNAI Jan 30: The next time you drape a sari, you might want to re-tie that petticoat knot. According… Continue Reading →

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