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Patents, Pharma, Medicine, Judiciary

Indian judiciary needs to keep a tight check on big pharmas

The Supreme Court recognised the right of patients to access affordable medicines over profits of big pharma companies through 'evergreening' of patents.


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Narendra Modi, BJP, National Medical Commission Bill 2017, Education

Why the National Medical Commission Bill 2017 needs to be stopped

The Bill aims to overhaul medical education in India.


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Body clock, Medicine, Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize in medicine: Now we know who's controlling our body clock

American scientists - Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young - bring us the answer.


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Vaccination, Medicine, Union Budget, Budget 2017

Budget 2017 must factor in better health of India's children

We are still home to one-third of the world’s unimmunised children.


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Medicine, Antibiotics, Superbug

Why US woman dying of bacteria that resisted 26 antibiotics is worrying

The superbug is likely to become more and more resistant.


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Healthcare, Doctors, Medicine

Cuts and commissions: Exposing the murky world of Indian health care

[Book extract] Patients have become commodities in this marketplace. They can be, and are, routinely exchanged for money.


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Medicine, Health, Euthanasia

Allowing death with dignity to terminally ill is the least society can do

Lawmakers in India can learn from countries like Japan, Canada, and the US where passive euthanasia is already legal.


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Death, Health, Medicine

My father died painfully due to overtreatment; letting go is better at times

When the time comes, we must choose palliative care.


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Medicine, Stress, Health

A chronic illness reveals, for a 20-something, secrets about life, body and mind

Being the 'sick girl' was at first confusing then restricting and later, depressing.


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Indian culture, Science and Technology, Medicine, Bollywood

Surgeon explains how Hindi movies have made medicine into a farce

Bollywood betrays a gross illiteracy and it's not funny.