MEDICAL

  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study 4 days ago

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • Divorce could increase heart attack risk: study 5 days ago

    Washington: Women who go through multiple divorces are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack than their counterparts who stay married, a new study has claimed. Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, researchers said. A woman who has been through two or...
  • Wrong medication claims life 5 days ago

    Fighting for justice for his 10 year old daughter who passed away due to alleged medical negligence Pramod kumar is using the Citizen Journalist platform to highlight his story. Runjhun Sharma helped Pramod file this Citizen Journalist report. ...
  • Karnataka government launches bike ambulance to speed up medical care 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: In the first-of-its-kind in Asia, the Karnataka government has launched a bike ambulance to speed up the medical care. The First Response mobile first aid unit can rush to an accident spot in 5-10 minutes and provide immediate medical aid. The service is operated by trained paramedics who carry...
  • Give free treatment to acid attack survivours: SC to private hospitals April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the aid of acid attack survivours, the Supreme Court on asked all private hospitals across the country to provide free treatment, including medicines and expensive reconstruction surgeries, to such survivours. A social justice bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit asked all state governments...
  • West Bengal: 10 dead, 50 injured in a bus accident in Burdwan April 10, 2015

    Burdwan: At least 10 people were killed and 50 others were injured in a bus accident in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The bus was on its way to Nabadwip when it lost control and turned turtle. The injured are being treated at Burdwan Medical college. ...
  • Delhi: High Court reserves order on plea on medical reimbursement of Supreme Court judges April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved verdict on a plea moved by an RTI applicant challenging the single-judge order exempting medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges from disclosure under the Right to Information Act. "Heard both the party. Order reserved," said a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • SC to hear marine Massimiliano Latorre's plea for extension of stay in Italy on medical grounds April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012, on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of his stay in Italy on medical grounds. A bench comprising justices AR Dave and Kurian Joseph fixed the plea of Latorre for hearing...
  • Thanks Deepika for bringing mental health issues out of the closet April 7, 2015

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises I had great admiration for Ms Deepika Padukone as an actor and that has now transformed into tremendous respect and admiration for her as a human being for the courage and guts she has displayed...
  • Gujarat: Gangraped woman files plea in HC to terminate her pregnancy April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A woman, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by seven men, filed a plea before the High Court on Monday seeking termination of her pregnancy, stating that her husband may not accept her if she gave birth to the child. Her plea stated that she sought the...
  • Delhi court: Man gets five years jail for sexually assaulting six year old boy April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Children are an important asset and the future well being of a nation depends on how they develop, a Delhi court has said while sentencing a 20-year-old youth to five years in jail for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy. "The concept of welfare and well-being of children...
  • West Bengal: Spurned lover throws acid at classmate April 6, 2015

    Canning: A girl suffered burn injuries when her college classmate threw acid at her for rejecting his proposal in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday. The girl, a BA first year student was returning from tuition at Belegachii village when her classmate Enamul Sardar intercepted her and proposed to...
  • SC says no to Jat students' plea seeking reservation in admission to PG medical courses March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected plea of Jat students seeking reservation in admission to Post Graduate (PG) medical and dental courses. Supreme Court rejects plea, saying that at the time of All India counselling these Jat students were treated as Other Backward Class (OBCs). "There is no...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-2 March 27, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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...