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Students from Tianjin medical university with India's ambassador to China

Why Indian students will want to study medicine in China despite coronavirus

According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development data, 23,000 Indian students are studying in China and of this, 21,000 are pursuing medicine — as of 2019.
File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

Coronavirus spread not just an epidemic, pseudoscience has made it a ‘misinfo-demic’ too

Although research for a cure is going on at breakneck speed globally, the Modi government is choosing to focus on ayurveda and homoeopathy to prevent coronavirus infection.
Drugs in India

Cheers to health! This was a decade of drug breakthroughs – from Cancer to Hepatitis C

Multiple new categories of medicines have moved from dreams & lab benches into the market and people’s lives. Now they need to become affordable.
Cipla building | cipla.com

Angry chemists threaten to boycott Cipla products if it ventures into e-pharmacy business

Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.
A pharmacy in Jammu

Online pharmacies to become legal soon, buyers will just need image of prescription

The move, expected by month-end, will allow consumers to buy medicines by uploading images of prescriptions issued by registered medical practitioners.
Medicines (representative image) | pexels.com

Modi govt wants to define e-prescription format to regulate online sale of medicines

Government to examine laws in developed countries and their format of designing online prescriptions before formulating policy.
Polio immunization in lucknow

Iron tablets, polio-drug vials will soon come with labels in Hindi, other Indian languages

The proposal focuses on iron tablets and polio drops as they are the drugs most commonly administered to children at government centres.
PM Modi at the launch of a health and fitness centre under Ayushman Bharat scheme | Twitter

How Narendra Modi’s Ayushman Bharat is fighting India’s health emergency

Ayushman Bharat will reach millions of Indians who were unable to exercise their basic right to inclusive medical care.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Indians are ready to fix their sex lives and are looking for the right sexologist

Indians are now queuing up to discuss infertility, low sperm count or just dissatisfaction.
Representational image | Commons

New medicine that can cure flu in just one day gets US drug regulator’s nod

Compared to Tamiflu that requires two doses daily for 5 days, now a single dose of Xofluza can cure the illness. New drug to reach Indian markets in 2-3 years.

On Camera

Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

A pair of US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks. Sikorsky was later acquired by Lokheed Martin | Lockheedmartin.com

Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.