MEDICAL

  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-2 Yesterday

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the problem of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which killed 2.5 million Indians in 2014. Experts talk about innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-1 6 days ago

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the outreach, awareness, innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • Gujarat Health department to look into MIT report suggesting mutation in H1N1 virus March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Days after a study by MIT claimed that the H1N1 virus in India has mutated, the Gujarat Health department has said it will study the claim. It is setting up a panel of top health experts to analyse the study's findings. Gujarat is one of the states with the...
  • 5 things to know about Apple's new ResearchKit medical apps March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Amid all the talk of Apple Watch, a new MacBook laptop and a partnership with HBO, a set of Apple tools aimed at promoting medical research didn't get much attention. The tools, called ResearchKit, promise to help researchers study asthma, Parkinson's and other diseases by recruiting test subjects...
  • First swine flu death reported in Assam March 9, 2015

    Assam: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Assam with the death of a 59-year-old man at Jorhat Medical College Hospital where four others have also tested positive. An alert was sounded by the hospital after an employee of the Jorhat District Treasury office died due to swine flu on Sunday...
  • Public awareness, better hygiene, medical care can fight swine flu February 23, 2015

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises While the entire nation is gripped by the concern of Swine Flu, it is to be remembered that a right proportion of awareness, vigilance, public health measures and appropriate medical care can reverse this growing trend....
  • Swine flu cases surge to 190 in Uttar Pradesh February 21, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Saturday reported 25 fresh cases of swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the H1N1 influenza to 190 in the state. Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow SNS Yadav said that 24 new cases have been detected in the state capital in the last 24 hours....
  • Swine flu under control, says Maharashtra health minister February 19, 2015

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Thursday claimed that all is well on the swine flu front though it has officially admitted 83 deaths so far. Swine flu which broke out in Maharashtra is under control though some deaths have been reported, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant told in Nagpur. He claimed...
  • Indian Medical Device Industry urges government to rationalise inverted duty structure February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the Union Budget 2015-16 on February 28, people across industries are having high hopes from the Narendra Modi government and are also laying down their demands. The $5 billion Indian Medical Device Industry has urged the government to implement to take...
  • Axe the tax: Hike cap on medical expenses from Rs 15,000 to 50,000 per year February 19, 2015

    In CNN IBN's special series 'Axe the Tax', one of the most popular expectations of the people from Budget 2015 is to hike the cap on medical expenses from Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000 per year. ...
  • 'If I were FM, I would increase the number of government medical colleges' February 18, 2015

    Dr Manoj Gumber, a nephrologist based in Ahmedabad, has worked in both the government sector as well as the private sector that delivers healthcare to people. He says the number of government medical colleges that have been set up over the past four decades is grossly low, medical insurance still...
  • 'If I were FM, I would bring transparency in medical practices' February 17, 2015

    Dr Anirudh Malpani wants transparency in medical practices to make it more cost effective. His demand from the Budget 2015-16 is to make it compulsory for health insurers to invest 1 per cent in patient education. ...
  • Budget 2015: Medical device manufacturers seek import duty concession February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Medical device manufacturers have sought import duty concessions in the next budget to be unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on February 28. The Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) has also sought a blanket ban on 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in brown-field projects....
  • Monkey fever claims woman's life in Kerala February 11, 2015

    Kozhikode: In a first such case in Kerala, 'monkey fever' has claimed the life of a 50-year-old woman in Wayanad. Omana of Kattunayakkan colony near Pulpally was admitted to Sultan Bathery Taluk hospital two weeks ago with symptoms of the Kyasnur forest disease also known as monkey fever, District Medical...
  • Bangladesh: 10 newborn die mysteriously within 12 hours February 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Ten newborn babies have died mysteriously within 12 hours at a major state-run hospital in Bangladesh, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident. "Five of the 10 babies were neonatal who were born only yesterday and the oldest among the children was a one and half year...
  • Bihar: Three-year old found hanging on tree, rape suspected January 31, 2015

    Madhubani: A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and found unconscious in naked condition hanging upside down from a tree at Banka in this district of Bihar on Saturday. The villagers brought the girl with serious injuries down from the tree after they discovered her on Saturday morning. She was rushed to...
  • US medical trade body hails Barack Obama's India visit January 30, 2015

    Washington: A top American medical trade association hailed President Barack Obama's just concluded India visit for pledging to strengthen economic cooperation, including increased bilateral trade and collaboration in the healthcare sector. "This week, President Barack Obama and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to strengthen collaboration, dialogue and cooperation between...
  • Plea in HC on money spent on medical reimbursement of SC judges January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court was on Tuesday moved by an RTI applicant challenging its order exempting medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges from disclosure under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The petition, which was listed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, was...
  • Popular Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana dies at 63 January 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana breathed his last Friday at a private hospital here due to kidney-related ailments. He was 63. Narayana was undergoing treatment at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). "We've lost another great actor. He showed signs of improvement yesterday (Thursday) but doctors said he was critical," producer...
  • DU agrees to hand over medical college to Delhi government January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A row is brewing within Delhi University over its acceptance of a central decision for the transfer of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to Delhi government with its Executive Council (EC) members slamming the move as being "unilateral" and "undemocratic". "The decision (was) communicated to the ministry on...
  • Man holds 2 people hostage at Texas hospital: Sheriff's office January 11, 2015

    Houston: Authorities say a man believed to be the father of a patient has taken at least two people hostage at a hospital near Houston. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent...
  • Samar Gupta: Best Citizen Journalist of 2014 December 29, 2014

    In 2014, Samar Gupta from Alwar who turned Citizen Journalist thrice to expose to expose the lackadaisical attitude of government hospitals and departments. ...
  • Cabinet approves easing FDI norms for medical devices business December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved liberalising foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for the cash-starved medical devices sector. The proposal to relax the policy was considered and approved, sources said after the meeting of Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is expected to help attract...
  • Sixteen people lose their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Punjab December 5, 2014

    Gurdaspur: Barely a month after 14 women were killed due to botched up sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, 16 people have lost their eye sight after undergoing eye operation in an eye camp in Gurdaspur. The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp...
  • New app to prevent sudden cardiac arrest on football field December 3, 2014

    The recent increase in the number of accidents on the field of sports that have led to on-field deaths has prompted FIFA to come up with something that will help tackle such freakish happenings in a more advanced way. According to a report in FIFA.com, keeping the above occurrences in...
  • Odisha: Cycle pumps used for tubectomy in government medical camp, probe ordered December 1, 2014

    Angul: Close on the heels of the Chhattisgarh sterilisation episode, use of cycle pumps to dilate the cervix of women during tubectomy procedures at a camp in Odisha's Angul district has come to the fore. Taking serious note of the matter, the Odisha state government has ordered an administrative probe...
  • Ludhiana: 4 infants die in hospital, families claim deliveries carried out by class IV employees not doctors November 24, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants died on Sunday during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that...
  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man killed in NRS Medical College, no arrests yet November 21, 2014

    Kolkata: Five days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in Howrah...
  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man brutally murdered in NRS Medical College, no arrest yet November 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Four days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in...
  • Teenager with 232 teeth, and a child with 10 toes on each foot: 7 unusual medical conditions that have been seen in India November 20, 2014

    The complex ways of the human body have given rise to unusual medical anomalies. Centuries ago, people suffering from unknown medical conditions were called freaks of nature and often abandoned.India has seen its own share of odd diseases. Recently a girl underwent a surgery in AIIMS to have 202 teeth...