MCI makes NEET score valid for three years for the ease of students planning to study abroad
After making National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for students aiming to pursue undergraduate medicine courses in foreign universities, Medical Council of India (MCI) has now put a three-year cap on the validity of NEET score..... read more
UN launches drive to highlight environmental cost of staying fashionable
It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans, equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That's just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.... read more
Collector's Edition of Indian Journal of Medical Research commemorating 150th Birth anniversary of Gandhi
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has developed a collector's edition of Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) focusing on Gandhian principles of health. This special edition titled, 'Gandhi & Health... read more
Alcohol bottles to carry health warnings from April 1
From April 1, all liquor bottles in the will have on their labels prominent statutory warnings, asking consumers to not drink and drive and outlining how alcohol consumption is harmful for health....read more
10 key issues in ensuring gender equity in the global health workforce
1. Women make up 70% of the health workforce but only 25% hold senior roles.
2. Gender inequity in the health workforce is indicative of a wider problem in global health.
3. Often, gender norms and stereotypes of jobs can affect the roles that women occupy.... read more
Snacking while watching TV increases risk for metabolic disorder in teens
Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research presented March 25 at ENDO 2019,.... read more