Ahead of a planned five-centre nationwide trial, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved a special project at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in New Delhi where stem cell therapy will be

New Delhi: The ban on doctors, being sponsored by pharma firms to attend conferences, could soon get diluted.

The government has appealed to the junior doctors not to link the compulsory government service with guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India as both are different issues.

K. Ratna Kishore, Principal Secretary, Health, Medical and Family Welfare, said here on Tuesday that the compulsory government service for one year to all the non-service candidates after completion of PG course was part of the State government policy to improve medical care in community health centres, area hospitals, district hospitals besides teaching and super-speciality hospitals.

Upadhye et al. have discussed an interesting aspect of Ayurvedic medicines. They have considered ‘involuntary adulteration’ in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines due to the use of plant species which have the same or similar names, but are essentially different constituently. (Correspondence)

Despite the bad press that traditional Chinese medicine sometimes receives, proponents believe it represents an untapped
pharmacopeia and are using cutting edge biotechnology to prove it. Gary Humphreys reports.

The Parliamentary Committee’s report touches upon some important aspects of unethical drug trials, but health activists say that is not enough.

Interview with stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka.

This article provides an account of the research journey, including some detours, towards the destination of several innovative projects, evidence based Ayurveda and global acceptance of integrative medicine.

Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth. The report shows the extent to which preterm birth is on the rise in most countries, and is now the second leading cause of death globally for children under five, after pneumonia.

It's time for evolution to take centre stage in the practice of medicine, says the world's first "Darwinian paediatrician" Paul Turke.