Tag Archives: Medical

Delhi govt move to reduce medical cost good, but has to consider reality

There is no doubt that the recent policy of the Delhi government is aimed at bringing down the cost to patient by preferring prescribing drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and capping profits that hospitals can make on the rest of the drugs and consumables. It also attempts to bring in transparency, for example, by clearly displaying ... Read More »

These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

A rising middle-class, state-of-the-art health care facilities, expert physicians, and increased dependency on technology to facilitate health care at the prevention stage are driving the growth of the industry in India, thereby expecting the industry to grow rapidly. Indian health care market, which is worth USD 100 billion, is likely to grow at 23 percent CAGR to reach USD 280 ... Read More »

In-office medical advertising startup Outcome Health reportedly misled advertisers

Some employees at Outcome Health, which provides advertising for pharmaceutical companies in screens within doctors’ offices, allegedly misled advertisers by charging them for ad placements on more video screens than the company had installed, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The startup installs screens in doctors’ offices free of charge and then runs advertisements like those for pharmaceutical ... Read More »

Infertility a medical condition that can be treated: Experts

In about infertility, which is still considered a taboo in Indian society, TOI has launched a national campaign, ‘Fertile Conversations’, in partnership with Nova IVI Fertility. A public seminar was organised in Delhi last Saturday as part of the campaign. “The hush-hush attitude and social stigma surrounding fertility needs to go. Social apathy is causing physical trauma and depression and victims are invariably ... Read More »

‘Selfie Elbow’ May Be Real Medical Condition

Selfie addicts, beware! Constantly takings too many pictures of yourself may cause you to develop a “selfie elbow”, doctors have warned. Like tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, a dedication to selfie-taking is landing people in the doctor’s office. According to Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in the US, the problem is overuse. Like carpal ... Read More »

Cellulose Nanogenerators May Power Medical Implants

  A flexible nanogenerator made out of cellulose could potentially harvest energy from the body – its heartbeats, blood flow etc. (Representational Image) WASHINGTON:  Indian scientists have developed a flexible nanogenerator out of cellulose that could power future implanted biomedical devices by harvesting energy from the human body. Implantable electronics can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related ... Read More »