Medication

  • Harsh Vardhan wants medical, dental councils transformed Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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' 1 week ago

    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...
  • TN: 20member gang hacks brothers to death, beheads them September 3, 2014

    Chennai: In a gruesome incident, a 20member gang hacked two brothers to death in Tamil Nadu. The gang then beheaded them with sickles and dumped their heads at a medical college hospital in Chidambaram district. The gang also attacked friends and relatives of the two brothers, Ambulance Kumar and Rajesh, who...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two criminals hacked to death; beheaded September 2, 2014

    Chidambaram: In a gruesome incident, an armed gang of about 20 persons on Tuesday attacked two rowdies, both siblings, with country bombs, beheaded them with sickles and threw their severed heads near the Medical College Hospital, police said. The gang also attacked friends and relatives of the two brothers, Ambulance...
  • PM undergoes medical checkup at AIIMS August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday went to AIIMS for a routine medical checkup. The 63yearold Modi went at 7 AM to the country's premier institute which was turned into a fortress. Sources said it was a routine medical checkup conducted every three months. ...
  • Odisha: 300 students fell ill after eating lunch in school in Ganjam August 20, 2014

    Berhampur: Over 300 school students in Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district were taken ill after having lunch in the school on Wednesday, police said. The sick students were admitted in the local hospital and their condition stated to be good. "Most of the students were discharged after treatment and condition...
  • SC directs medical examination of Asaram Bapu August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu for trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe headaches to those afflicted with the condition. Asaram, 72, is presently in jail after a 16yearold girl lodged a police complaint on August 20, 2013...
  • Raman asks for providing generic medicines at government hospitals August 18, 2014

    Stressing on the importance of generic medicines, Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed all district collectors to ensure their availability at government hospitals and Red Cross Societyrun medical stores in the state. During a videoconference with the district collectors on Sunday, Singh asked them to hold a meeting of member doctors...
  • New health apps, games reward patients who take their medicines August 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of exgaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars. Jason Oberfest began thinking about applying game design tricks to complex medical problems in...
  • Police prevents RJD MLA from selfimmolation bid August 15, 2014

    Heavy deployment of police prevented RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh from carrying out his threat to immolate himself on the Independence Day over his demand that the state government should declare drought in Bihar. Singh, already on a hunger strike since August 11 and forcibly admitted to Patna Medical College and...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • Living It Up: India is the diabetic capital of the world August 10, 2014

    In this episode of Living it Up, we discuss the alarming rise of diabetes in India. Excess sugar may lead to Diabetes. Sugar today is linked to 180,000 deaths. ...
  • Maharashtra: Doctors call off strike; minister assures to accept demands August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state after being assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within a fortnight. "We had a late night meeting with State Medical Education Minister Jitendra Awhad and he assured us...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Pune landslide toll at 151; relief and rescue operation over August 6, 2014

    Pune: The marathon rescue and relief operation launched at Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon flattened in the July 30 landslide catastrophe, was declared officially over on the eighth day on Wednesday with the final death toll pegged at 151 with eight survivors. The NDRF jawans, who braved inclement weather at the...
  • Ayurvedic medical college recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine August 6, 2014

    A medical college in Muzaffarnagarhad its recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine due to inadequate facilities in the institution, following which seven professors and 49 medical students have been shifted to various government medical colleges in the state. A Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) team visited Swami Kalyan...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...