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  • 300 taken ill after eating contaminated food at wedding ceremony 06-04-2014 03:02 PM

    At least 300 people, including children, were taken ill after consuming contaminated food during separate marriage ceremonies in two districts, police said on Sunday. At least 100 people, including 45 children, fell ill soon after eating the food served at a wedding ceremony on Saturday, they said. They were admitted...
  • Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalised 04-04-2014 08:01 AM

    Mexico City: Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalised in Mexico City, federal health officials said on Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information. They declined to specify the cause of his illness, saying Garcia Marquez's family had asked...
  • Euthanasia: An Indian perspective 27-02-2014 06:17 PM

    Abstract In our society, the palliative care and quality of life issues in patients with terminal illnesses like advanced cancer and AIDS have become an important concern for clinicians. Parallel to this concern has arisen another controversial issue-euthanasia or "mercy-killing" of terminally ill patients. Proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) feel...
  • Delhi govt files affidavit against Bhullar's death penalty 14-02-2014 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing terror attack convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's death penalty. "The government is opposed to giving death penalty to Bhullar as he is suffering from mental illness," the affidavit read. The Delhi government added that the...
  • Belgium passes law extending euthanasia to children 14-02-2014 07:44 AM

    Brussels: Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age on Thursday when its lower house of parliament passed new "right-to-die" legislation by a large majority. The law goes beyond Dutch legislation that set a minimum age of 12 for children judged mature enough...
  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore 03-02-2014 08:45 AM

    Nellore: Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswati is stable after being rushed to a hospital following a heart attack on Saturday. The seer has been kept in the ICU for observation. He was hospitalised on Saturday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh after he complained of drowsiness and weakness, the police...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ended after over 300 on board fall ill 27-01-2014 09:59 AM

    Kingston: The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship's 10-day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness. The Miami-based company made the announcement a few hours after officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Sanjay Dutt prays at temple, dargah for his wife Maanyata's recovery 23-01-2014 03:52 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, whose wife Maanyata is currently undergoing medical treatment at a hospital, visited a temple to pray for her recovery. Earlier this month, Maanyata was admitted to a private hospital in suburban Mumbai after being diagnosed with a tumour in liver and a suspected heart ailment. Dutt,...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness 21-01-2014 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • Suchitra Sen not out of danger yet, on oxygen therapy 14-01-2014 04:46 PM

    Kolkata: Described as "critically ill", legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is suffering from serious respiratory problems, remains on oxygen therapy, a medical bulletin said on Tuesday. Her oxygen saturation level is satisfactory and cardiac status remains stable. "She is conscious and slowly communicating. Her feeding continues through feeding tube....
  • Suchitra Sen critical, but responding to treatment 14-01-2014 07:27 AM

    Kolkata: Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is being treated at the Intensive Therapy Unit of a city nursing home following serious respiratory problems, is still critical but stable and responding to therapy, a doctor said Monday. The ailing icon is on constant oxygen support (through nasal tube), but does...
  • Suchitra Sen stable, under review by cardiologist 02-01-2014 04:57 PM

    Kolkata: The condition of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, under treatment in the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home here, is stable, a medical bulletin said Thursday. However, her heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation are being constantly monitored. Undergoing treatment for chest infection, Sen was Sunday...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recovering, expected to attend office tomorrow 31-12-2013 02:00 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal, who has skipped office due to ill health, isrecovering well and expected to attend office on Wednesday, HealthMinister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday. Jain said the Chief Minister is feeling better."He (Kejriwal) is feeling better as he is taking rest. Hewill join office on Wednesday," the...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal advised 2-day bed rest 31-12-2013 11:22 AM

    Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal, who had skipped office on Monday due to ill health,is recovering well but has been advised strict two-day bedrest, a doctor treating him said on Tuesday. "Kejriwal wanted to attend office for two hours on Tuesday,but I advised him not to do this. Kejriwal's blood pressure...
  • Kejriwal unwell, advised two-day bed rest 31-12-2013 10:47 AM

    Ghaziabad: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had skipped office on Monday due to ill health, is recovering well but has been advised strict two-day bed rest, a doctor treating him said on Tuesday. "Kejriwal wanted to attend office for two hours today, but I advised him not to do...
  • Action star Jet Li treated for overactive thyroid 30-12-2013 10:46 AM

    Hong Kong: Jet Li says he's being treated for an overactive thyroid, but he's determined to fight the condition head-on. The Chinese action star known for his kung fu skills discussed his diagnosis during the taping of a talent show he's judging in China. In Tuesday's taping, the 50-year-old Li...
  • Illayaraja is fine, says nephew Venkat Prabhu 24-12-2013 04:47 PM

    Chennai: Music maestro Illayaraja, who suffered a mild heart attack, is now absolutely fine, said his nephew, Tamil filmmaker Venkat Prabhu. Illayaraja suffered a minor heart attack on Monday. The 70-year-old was rushed to Apollo Hospital here after he complained of chest pain. Doctors who attended on him ascertained that...
  • Ilayaraja suffers mild heart attack 23-12-2013 06:12 PM

    Chennai: Music maestro Illayaraja suffered a mild heart attack on Monday. He was rushed to a hospital and is out of danger, said his manager. "He was admitted to Apollo Hospital this afternoon after he complained of some chest pain at his residence. The doctors confirmed that it was a...
  • Cricketers feel depressed after retirement: survey 23-12-2013 09:49 AM

    Sydney: A survey of retired Australian players has found that a quarter of them experienced depression and feelings of helplessness after quitting professional cricket. The Australian Cricketers' Association, which conducted the survey, contacted every player who had retired or been forced out of cricket at international or state level since...
  • Sanjay Dutt leaves Yerwada jail after getting 30 days parole 21-12-2013 12:56 PM

    Pune: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Saturday left Yerwada jail in Pune as he was granted granted parole by the Pune police in the 1993 bomb blasts case. The actor was granted parole on grounds of his wife's illness. However, a controversy had arisen after media reports showed his wife...
  • Jonathan Trott leaves Ashes tour with 'stress illness' 25-11-2013 02:00 PM

    Brisbane: England batsman Jonathan Trott has left the team's Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. "Trott will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour," the ECB said...
  • Passenger lands plane after pilot falls ill in UK 09-10-2013 06:46 PM

    London: The light aircraft took flight on Tuesday carrying just the pilot and the passenger from the Humberside Airport. During the flight, the pilot made a distress call when he became so sick he was unable to continue flying the aircraft, SkyNews reported. According to an airport spokesman, two flight...
  • Kerala: Mother held for injuring 9-month-old daughter 12-09-2013 12:38 PM

    A 23-year-old woman has been arrested for injuring her nine-month-old baby girl by piercing a pen into the infant's private parts "to take revenge on her estranged partner." Police said the child was admitted to the SAT hospital in Thiruvananthapuram with heavy bleeding on August 24. Hospital authorities informed police...
  • Wayne Parnell troubled with irregular heartbeat problem 29-08-2013 04:27 PM

    South African allrounder Wayne Parnell is still awaiting results of some cardio tests after he left the field during South Afirca A's four-day match against India A past week complaining breathing problem. Following the problem Parnell spent two nights in hospital and underwent a number of tests, ESPNcricinfo reported on...
  • Magnus Carlsen refuses to comment on 'illness clause' 19-08-2013 11:01 PM

    Chennai: World number one Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen on Monday refused to comment on the controversial 'illness clause' in his contract for a world championship match against Viswanathan Anand from November 7 to 28 in Chennai. Carlsen agreed to play against reigning world champion Anand in his home town...
  • Chess sensation Carlsen wants 'illness clause' for match in India 19-08-2013 05:32 PM

    Chennai: Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen has inserted an "illness clause" in his contract to play a world championship match in India due to fears of falling sick, an official told AFP on Monday. Carlsen, ranked world number one, agreed to play the title match against Chennai-based reigning world champion...
  • Umar Akmal to undergo medical tests on return from Caribbean 19-08-2013 10:15 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will undergo medical examination arranged by the Pakistan Cricket Board after he reportedly suffered from an epilepsy seizure during his stint at the Caribbean Premier League. A source in the PCB said Umar had fell unconscious on a flight from Trinidad to Antigua while playing...
  • 36 students taken ill after eating mid day meal at a school 09-08-2013 01:03 AM

    As many as 36 students of a government school in Nalgonda district were hospitalised on Thursday when they complained of stomach ache and vomiting after eating mid day meal at the school, police said. The incident occurred at government school in Bothalpalem village of Damarcherla mandal where students of Class...
  • Unable to afford treatment, family chains mentally sick boy for 8 years 08-08-2013 04:17 PM

    A 12-year-old mentally challenged boy in Rajasthan has been fettered with chains and ropes in his house for eight years as the family cannot afford his treatment, his father said on Thursday. For all these years, Pankaj Meghwal, a resident of Sigada village near Mandawa town in Jhunjhunu district, some...
  • 34 students taken ill after drinking contaminated water in a school 04-08-2013 04:47 AM

    School children falling sick after drinking contaminated water from hand pumps continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday with at least 34 more students taken ill in different parts of Bihar. At least 24 children complained of vomiting and stomach ache after drinking water from a hand pump in...