Medicine: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List finalized by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently finalized the India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) that recommends that at least 159 tests should be made available for patients in even basic government health facilities. The list aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices ..

2019 edition of World Organ Donation Day (WODD)

The World Organ Donation Day (WODD) is observed every year on 13th of August to raise awareness about organ donation. This day strives to motivate people to donate their healthy and precious organs after death to save lives. It attempts to eliminate the myths and fears people have in their mind about organ donation. Organ ..

Medical Aid for Heart Patients in India

India has several million patients who suffer from many ailments of the heart. The complicated living, changing climate and increasing stress in the people, means that these diseases will only keep on increasing. The disease causes a drag on the economy due to the loss of productive time and manpower. The Indian Government has recognized ..

Researchers at IIT Guwahati develop portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays

The researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed a low-cost portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. The hand-held device with bio-compatible sensor can also diagnose time-critical illnesses such as meningitis. The bacterial infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality across the world. Despite the development of a range of ..

ICMAR launch India’s first large-scale trial for two new TB vaccines – VPM1002 and Immuvac

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new TB vaccines – VPM1002 and Immuvac. The initiative would enroll 12,000 healthy household contacts of a patient whose sputum has tested positive for TB and are therefore at high risk of contracting the disease. VPM1002 is produced by the ..