MEDICAL

  • Over 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar Yesterday

    Patna: With more than 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar till Friday, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here has set up a separate ward for dengue patients and the state government has sounded an alert, officials said. "Nearly half of the dengue patients detected so far are from Patna...
  • West Bengal: 11 infants die over three days in Malda Medical College 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The ghost of crib deaths returned to haunt West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past three days, an official said on Thursday. Confirming the deaths, medical superintendent and vice principal MA Rashid said all the infants were underweight and...
  • First successful eye transplantation in Bihar 3 days ago

    Patna: In the first successful eye transplantation in Bihar, a man from Begusarai got back his eye sight at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). IGIMS medical superintendent S K Shahi said that the eye sight of the 40-year-old was restored after a two-hour operation. Chief Minister Jitan Ram...
  • Man paralaysed from waist down, walks again after 4 years 3 days ago

    In a medical miracle in Poland, a man who was paralysed from waist down after being stabbed repeatedly four years ago is able to walk again. This after doctors transplanted cells from his nasal cavity to rebuild his spinal chord. Doctors said that the man would be able to resume...
  • BJP holds medical camps in flood-affected Kashmir Valley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A large number of flood-affected people in Kashmir have been provided medical facilities at camps organised by the medical cell of the BJP, the party said in a statement. The medical camps were organised over the last month since floods hit the Valley and health facilities were provided...
  • US defence department to create medical team for Ebola 6 days ago

    Washington: The US Department of Defense said on Sunday the military is creating a 30-member team which will be tasked with providing emergency assistance in case of Ebola virus infection in the country. The department's spokesman John Kirby said the step is taken at the request of the country's Department of...
  • Faridabad: Jilted lover shoots girl, commits suicide October 18, 2014

    Faridabad: A woman in her youth was shot dead by a 40-year-old medical practitioner before committing suicide in a case of unrequited love, police said. Manisha, 24, had come back to her residence on Friday evening when Vinod, a doctor by profession, barged in and tried to convince the girl one...
  • Indian engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets in US October 17, 2014

    New York: An Indian engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology firms based in New Jersey here. Ketankumar Maniar, 38, a former New Jersey resident had previously pleaded guilty before US...
  • Vasundhara Raje clears Pensioners Health Concession Scheme 2014 October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: In Diwali bonanza to retired employees, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved the Pensioners Health Concession Scheme, 2014 to provide medical care in the government-run hospitals and approved private hospitals. The scheme to provide medical and health benefits to lakhs of state pensioners at concessional rates was earlier announced...
  • Watch: A brain transplant. Reviving a dead man with sound waves. Snake taking back its venom: 7 times Bollywood pushed the boundaries of modern medicine and won October 8, 2014

    When it comes to 'desi' badassery, it's almost impossible to beat writers of Indian cinema. Especially those of second grade films who think up new and unique ways to keep the Hindi and regional audiences engaged. From inventing a watch that helps a person turn invisible to infra-red glasses to...
  • Agra medical college to be upgraded: Harsh Vardhan October 7, 2014

    Agra: Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday announced generous financial support to upgrade the century-old S.N. Medical College to AIIMS level. He asked the college administration to submit a Rs 200 crore plan to broadbase amenities and open up new super speciality departments so people not only from Agra but...
  • Delhi Medical Council registers FIR against 13 illegal clinics October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to curb quackery in the national capital, the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has filed FIRs against 13 illegal clinics operating in the city. These clinics were being run by doctors who do not have proper degree or diploma in medicine to dispense allopathic medicines...
  • Patna stampede: Action against 8 doctors for absence when victims were brought to hospital October 7, 2014

    Patna: Days after 33 people were killed in a stampede in Patna, the Bihar government has acted against doctors for allegedly not being available when the victims were brought to the hospital. The Bihar government has suspended the Superintendent of the Patna Medical College and Hospital. It has also taken...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi stunned during surprise visit to hospital October 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was left fuming during a surprise visit in the evening to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to meet the Dussehra stampede victims as he found doctors unavailable in the Emergency Ward and the place wearing a filthy look. The chief minister was angered...
  • Harsh Vardhan wants medical, dental councils transformed September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday promised a "radical" transformation in regulatory bodies like the medical and the dental councils of India. Addressing a press conference on the 100 days' working of the health ministry, he said: "We want to take transparency to the highest level. About medical and...
  • Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card September 28, 2014

    New York: Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest US hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer...
  • New DNA sequencing technique to improve TB diagnosis September 24, 2014

    London: Tuberculosis diagnosis has got a major boost with scientists developing a new approach that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum to detect and characterise the bacteria that cause the disease. Researchers working in the UK and The Gambia, developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis...
  • After 13 years, Belgian 9/11 victim identified September 24, 2014

    New York: More than 13 years after the September 11 attacks in New York City, one Belgian victim has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Patrice Braut, 31-years-old at the time of the attacks. Braut was identified by new DNA tests conducted on human...
  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' September 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Brain dead man's organs donated in Kozhikode September 20, 2014

    Kozhikode: The family of a 59yearold man, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs to save three needy patients. The liver and eyes of V P Surendran, who suffered head injury after he was knocked down by a twowheeler while crossing a road near his house...
  • First medical college in Palakkad under the Scheduled Caste department inaugurated September 20, 2014

    Palakkad: Kerela Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the first Medical College, started under the scheduled caste department, with majority of seats reserved for the backward classes. Speaking on the occasion, Chandy said, by starting a Medical College under SC department, Kerala has become a model for the country. The objective...
  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer. The minister earlier in the day formally recommended the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as one of the 20 RCCs in the country chosen to be elevated as the apex state cancer institute. "Cancer...
  • J&K: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims September 15, 2014

    Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least...
  • Scientists invent device that uses a magnet to clean bad blood September 15, 2014

    Paris: Scientists said on Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget tested so far in rats but not yet humans could be adapted one...
  • Light rain hampered rescue work in Jammu and Kashmir: NDRF September 14, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, National Disaster Response Force Deputy Inspector General JKS Rawat said, "We have established 5 medical camps. Hope to finish rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 23 days." ...
  • Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts September 13, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama will meet leading US medical experts next week as he considers how to follow through on his pledge to step up aid to Africa over the Ebola epidemic. Obama will travel to the US headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on...
  • Rapecheating case: Rail Minister's son Karthik Gowda appears before investigating officer September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: The son of Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda, Karthik Gowda has finally made an appearance before the investigation officer on Friday in the alleged rape and cheating case against him. Karthik is likely to record his statement later on Friday. Karthik has undergone a medical examination in Bangalore. The sessions court...
  • Savita Halappanavar case: Nine hospital staff members disciplined September 11, 2014

    London: Nine members of an Irish medical team that treated Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a potentially lifesaving abortion when she was found to be miscarrying in 2012, have been disciplined with written warnings issued to some of them. The Health Service Executive (HSE) on Thursday confirmed...
  • Visva Bharati sexual assault: Women's panel monitoring medical care September 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Social activists and members of the West Bengal Commission for Women Friday expressed satisfaction after reviewing arrangements for medical treatment of the woman student of Visva Bharati University who was allegedly sexually harassed by three students. The girl, who hails from Sikkim, is undergoing treatment at the Burdwan Medical College...