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Fortis Healthcare Plunges; Report Says Supreme Court Puts Sale On Hold

Cash-strapped Fortis, which operates about 30 private hospitals in India, accepted an investment offer from IHH in July after an extended bidding war for control of the company

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Unilever To Merge With GSK Consumer, Adds Iconic Horlicks Nutrition Business To Its Portfolio

The deal, announced today, marks a further step by drugmaker GSK to streamline its business and follows a competitive auction in which Unilever saw off rival Nestle, as well as earlier interest from Coca-Cola

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Sun Pharma Tumbles After Report Of Probe

Markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is likely to reopen an insider trading case against Sun, media sources reported

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HIV: Does It Continue To Be A Major Global Public Health Issue Still?

The infection, in the vast majority, is transmitted sexually. In a small percentage, it is also transmitted by blood and blood products and from an infected mother to child during delivery

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GSK Says Looking At A Merger For Its Consumer Healthcare Unit

GSK did not clarify who the unit could be merged with or provide further details

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Lupin Second-Quarter Profit Dives As U.S. Sales, Higher Expenses Weigh

Lupin's sales in North America, which accounts for nearly a third of total sales, dropped 8.3 percent to 12.49 billion rupees ($169.06 million). Income from operations rose marginally to 38.91 billion rupees

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Heart Disease Affects Men And Women Differently, Know Why?

There are differences in the presentation, occurrence, course, and treatment of several cardiovascular diseases between the genders. This change sometimes protects women and at other times enhances it the susceptibility of women to heart disease.

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What It Means When A Heart Skips A Beat?

Arrhythmias can occur without producing any symptoms or they produce a fluttering or pounding in the chest (awareness of ones heart beats can be quite distressing)

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India Remains Polio Free, All Vaccines Used In Govt Immunisation Prog Safe: UNICEF, WHO

India continues to conduct mass vaccination campaigns against polio, using bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), to maintain high immunity

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Awareness Still The Most Important Issue Around Mental Health, Docs Speak Up!

The theme was discussed during a session on mental health at the 5th BW Healthcare Summit

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Home Health Care The Way Ahead

India’s home healthcare sector, which currently is in its nascent phase is on track to grow $6.2 billion market

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Digitising Healthcare

Smart technology is aiding early and accurate diagnosis, providing sophisticated treatment solutions

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Government To Soon Bring Indian Standardisation For Medical Devices: Official

V K Paul, NITI Aayog member today said that a range of medical devices, old or new, will soon have an 'Indian Standard' and the standardisation is expected to be completed in the next 2 months

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Supreme Court Allows Sale Of Saridon, 3 Other Drugs

A two judge bench in Supreme Court has allowed the sale of Saridon and three other banned fixed dose combinations (FDCs) amongst 328 drugs banned by the Health Ministry in its Sept 7 notification

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India Bans 328 Combination Drugs In Setback For Pharma Companies

Combination drugs are used to improve patients' compliance, as it is easier to get patients to take one drug rather than several

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