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Medical tourism in India and investment into African hospitals

A market is consistently growing in India for tourists travelling from other nations to take advantage of India’s medical services. Dubbed “medical tourism”, a large number of those travelling to India are from a number of African countries. It is often the case in many African nations that hospitals are ill equipped to deal with […]

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Distribution of mosquito borne illness in India

The most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases occurring in India are malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya. Though distributions and severity of each disease vary considerably. It is worth noting that despite high concentrations of each disease in specific regions, due to rainy seasons mosquitos are capable of spreading across the vast majority of India, with only a

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“ReAnima” blocked by medical research council

A controversial investigation on “raising the dead” was proposed earlier this year . The concept behind “ReAnima” was to advance current knowledge about the damage and functional loss following brain death. This knowledge could then be applied to conditions such as coma, minimally conscious states and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, the study

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India breaking into the market for stent development

India may be considered the pharmacy of the world in terms of drug production, but it imports nearly 80% of its medical devices. Barriers to entry being typically lower than other countries and this makes  India a huge market for foreign product sales. Now,  there are  calls for India to begin creating home grown products.

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Bill Gates looks to work with India on e-health

Bill Gates, American computing colossus and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced his intention to work with the Indian government on social projects driven by information technology (IT) and e-health is one of them. Calling government spending on health in India “very inadequate”, the multi-billionaire extolled the virtues of e-health, saying

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Trump’s triumph emboldens Indian pharma experts

The unexpected victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has sent shockwaves reverberating throughout the world – but it has been suggested by some that his win is good news for Indian drugmakers. The President elect’s rhetoric on the campaign trail was often inflammatory and controversial. It included blaming India and China for

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India at risk of a public health crisis amidst tensions with Pakistan and China

Tensions between India and Pakistan could have a knock-on effect on India’s relationship with China – potentially spelling disaster for India’s pharmaceutical industry. The relationship between India and Pakistan had shown some signs of improvement since the beginning of the decade. Last year, Nerandra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan since

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Indian media ignore global commitment to eradicate polio

Thursday’s announcement of a global commitment to eradicate polio (this is from Reuters) within five years was largely ignored by the Indian media. This is in part because India has been polio free for two years (something that the media has celebrated). In part ,it reflects just how little notice most of the global media took of Thursday’s

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