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Indian pharma companies target West African market

Accra Feb 16 As Indias pharmaceutical companies continue to look for greener pastures for growth the 70 participants in the two-day IPHEX Africa trade exhibition in the Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos will be aiming to increase their exports to western Africa where they see a significant growth potential.

SC recalls order exempting private medical colleges from NEET

New Delhi April 11 The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its 2013 verdict quashing a Medical Council of India (MCI) notification mandating common National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) both for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions.

US government agency advises pregnant women to avoid Olympics

Washington Feb 27 The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised pregnant women to consider not going to attend this years Olympic Games in Brazil where the Zika virus outbreak have caused an increase in birth defects known as microcephaly.

Speech sounds can help autistic kids develop linguistic skills

London Feb 25 Children with autism who often suffer impairments in communication can develop their speech gestures and a sense of rhythm and melody by listening to various speech sounds says a study.

Social sector asks double tax on sin goods higher health outlay

New Delhi Jan 12 Social sector representatives at a pre-Budget 2016-17 meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesdaydemanded doubling the allocation for the health sector and a higher rate of sin tax on tobacco and alcohol.

Saina Nehwal turns investor

New Delhi Nov 6 Badminton ace Saina Nehwal also the brand ambassador for Soothe Healthcares Paree sanitary pads has now also invested money in the business. With this she will play a meaningful role in Make In India Girl Child and Swachh Bharat initiatives.

Paradigm shift effected in family planning says Nadda

New Delhi April 5 Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said there is a paradigm shift in the family planning approach which if properly implemented can be a key strategy to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidities.

SC seeks MCI response on pleas for exemption from NEET

New Delhi May 3 The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Medical Council of India to respond to a batch of applications by various state governments and associations of private medical colleges seeking to hold their own separate examinations for admission to undergraduate medical courses.

Karnataka to send doctors to treat Kollam fire victims

Bengaluru April 10 Karnataka plans to send a 10-member medical team to treat victims of the temple fireworks tragedy near Kollam in Kerala Health Minister U.T. Khader said on Sunday.

SC recalls order exempting private medical colleges from NEET

New Delhi April 11 Recalling its earlier order the Supreme Court on Monday said admission to private medical colleges will be on the basis of entrance tests conducted under the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

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