Injections

  • Odisha: 46 patients fall ill after being administered injection September 15, 2014

    Phulbani: At least 46 indoor patients including about 10 women at the District Headquarters Hospital suddenly fell ill after being administered a particular batch of an antibiotic injection. Some of the patients complained of nausea, head reeling, vomiting, fever and loose motion after they were injected with the antibiotic last...
  • 'For Animal Treatment Only' drugs administered to 300 patients in a government hospital June 23, 2014

    As many as 300 patients in a government hospital have been administered antibiotic injections with vials carrying "For Animal Treatment Only" label, prompting authorities to order a probe into the matter. Deepak Verma, the administrative head of the Mathura Das Mathur Hospital, where the patients were administered Meropenem antibiotic, said this...
  • US: Inmate dies of heart attack after botched up lethal injection May 2, 2014

    A death row inmate died of a massive heart attack in United States reportedly because of a botched up lethal injection. ...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission November 16, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbitraising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee (farthest point from Earth) of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh km. "The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, starting at...
  • FTN: Do Government hospitals need shock treatment? July 11, 2012

    UP's healthcare system stands exposed. After Bulandshahr, it is now a government hospital in Ballia, where a sweeper was found attending to patients in the emergency ward. ...
  • Sweeper turns doctor: UP orders DGlevel inquiry July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Reflecting the sorry state of healthcare in two government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, ward boys, pharmacists and sweepers have been found administering injections and stitching wounds of patients. The UP government on Wednesday ordered a Director Generallevel inquiry into the incident. After a technician doubled up as doctor in...
  • Sweeper turns doctor at another UP govt hospital July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh's healthcare system stands exposed. After Bulandshahr, it is now a government hospital in Ballia, where a sweeper was found attending to patients in the emergency ward. The sweeper, Rajkumar, was found administering stitches to patients in the emergency ward. That's not all. Even the pharmacist was injecting patients....
  • Now, cure migraine with a botox jab January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Severe headaches for days, nausea and vomiting migraine patients go through hell. In fact it has been ranked as the 19th most disabling disease by WHO. But antiageing drug botox can bring some relief to chronic patients, say experts, though there is not much awareness about this...
  • Soon, a jab to make you thin? July 11, 2011

    Melbourne: Having trouble shedding those extra kilos? You may soon get an injection that could help you burn calories and melt the excess flab away. A team by an Indianorigin researcher showed that they were able to turn white fat into brown fat in mice by blocking a natural chemical in...
  • Take a jab: Finally a 'Male Pill' that works May 5, 2009

    Washington: A 'male Pill' tested by scientists has proved to be as good as its female equivalent after a major study found only one in 100 males using the injections conceived a child. According to researchers, the testosterone injection could revolutionise family planning methods. "For couples who can not, or prefer not...
  • Spurned lover injects girl with HIVpositive blood January 4, 2009

    Hyderabad: A 17year old girl in Andhra Pradeshs Guntur district has been injected with HIV positive blood. Her assailant is her own brotherinlaw, Ravindra Prabhakar, who was forcing her to marry him. Prabhakar decided to infect her when she spurned his advances. The victim said, He kept harassing me, telling me he...
  • Two kids die after quack administers wrong injection September 13, 2007

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police have detained a suspected quack, Chand Pasha, on charges of medical negligence after two children died due to the medication he supplied to them. The police said sixyearold Dinesh and fouryearold Kavya were suffering from a complicated illness, and died after Pasha gave them an injection. The...
  • A reality check of syringe use in India June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Marc Kosak, the man who invented the world's first nonreusable syringe has made a film on the subject called One Injection One Syringe It's the story of a 13year old boy who contracts AIDS after a gets a shot from a reused syringe. Kosak is currently in Delhi to spread...
  • Impact: TN hospital under scrutiny June 20, 2007

    Chennai: Authorities seem to have woken up to the issue of Tamil Nadu government hospitals reusing injection needles and syringes without sterilizing them. The state government promised action after CNNIBN special investigation team showed how thousands of patients are being subjected to reused needles in the government hospitals in the...
  • Diabetics get new tool to check sugar November 8, 2006

    London: British scientists have developed a device to monitor diabetics' blood sugar levels and administer insulin, raising the possibility of freeing patients from reliance on fingerprick blood tests and injections. The device, developed by scientists at Cambridge University, uses a computer to monitor the patient's blood sugar levels and administers insulin...
  • Ozone shots for spinal injury November 6, 2006

    New Delhi:People suffering from spinal injuries like low back pain and disc disorder now have a reason to smile as injections of ozone gas could bring better results than conventional surgery. Ozonucleolysis, as the treatment is medically known, has started gaining ground in western countries, according to senior doctors who are...
  • I'm too obese for execution: Cult guru October 19, 2006

    Columbus, Ohio, USA: A judge on Tuesday delayed the October 24 execution of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren to allow him to join a lawsuit filed by five other death row inmates challenging the state's use of lethal injection. In his request to join the lawsuit, Lundgren, 56, said he is at...
  • How to kill Afzal? Needle or rope October 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Mohammad Afzal has been given the death penalty for his role in the 2002 Parliament attack case. But even as the debate on whether Afzal should hang or not continues, there's another debate raging on to hang or not to hang and how to execute a death...
  • Botox injection heals facial wound faster August 29, 2006

    New YorK: Injecting botulinum toxin (familiarly known as Botox) into muscles surrounding forehead wounds improves the appearance of the scar when it has healed, according to a report from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in Minnesota. Immobilising the muscles with botulinum toxin "promises to become a valuable additional adjunctive treatment for...