doctors and nurses

Asthmatic children more likely to be bullied


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British scientists have uncovered several factors, which include physical inactivity and sadness that could explain why children with asthma or any chronic medical condition are more ... Read more...

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Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

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Government sends team of doctors to violence-hit Assam


July 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The central government Friday airlifted doctors and para-medics to provide medical help to hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced and are ... Read more...

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‘India faces 50 percent nursing shortage’


March 29th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) The fledgling health sector in India is facing a 50 percent shortage of nursing staff due to demand outstripping supply and many female nurses preferring to ... Read more...

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Euthanasia squads offer death by delivery


March 4th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) A controversial mobile euthanasia programme has been launched in the Netherlands, sending specialised teams door-to-door to help patients end their lives, The Independent reported.The project, which ... Read more...

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Cancer patient donates home to hospital in China


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) A 70-year-old terminal cancer patient in China has donated his apartment to a hospital for medical research on the disease in a gesture that has moved ... Read more...

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Burn care training planned for doctors, nurses


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Doctors and nurses will be trained in burn care and management as the country reports nearly seven million burn injuries in infernos like the one ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alcohol pushing teenagers to risky sex


January 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Teenagers' drinking habits are making them indulge in sex beyond their desire, causing an epidemic of risky sex, doctors in Britain have warned.According to the Royal ... Read more...

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I feel amazing, says George Michael after recovering


December 27th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Singer George Michael says he is feeling amazing after battling a severe bout of pneumonia and thanked doctors and nurses in Vienna, Austria, where he was ... Read more...

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Healthcare spending to go up in 12th Plan: Montek


December 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Expressing concern over the quality of healthcare in India, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday the government will increase spending on the ... Read more...

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Kelly Osbourne injured


November 7th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 7 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne was hospitalised in Miami after she suffered a head injury."Long story short, I cracked my head open then kept passing out. I ... Read more...

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Identical twins give birth on the same day


October 24th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bloomington, Ind., Oct 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two identical twins seem to have their destinies interwoven together. How then can it be explained that they had their babies on the same day?On Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Include child abuse treatment in medical courses: Activists


October 10th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Diagnosing and psychologically healing child abuse cases should be included in the basic medical training of doctors and nurses, child rights activists said here Monday."Child ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

West Bengal to train 50,000 women to meet shortage of nurses


August 24th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the state health ministry will train fifty thousand women to meet the shortage of nurses in the ... Read more...

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Mexico’s first face implant performed


August 10th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's first face implant was carried out on a seven-year-old boy who was bitten by a dog here in this northern metropolis, doctors said."The child, ... Read more...

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Indian leads spiritual healing project in Britain


July 31st, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Hospitals in Britain under the National Health Service are offering patients "spiritual healing" under a project led by an Indian-origin man.The 205,000-pound research project features "healers" ... Read more...

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Warmth and worry in a Mumbai hospital’s corridors


July 19th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Ward numbers 17 and 35 at JJ Hospital present a heartrending picture, nearly a week after the Mumbai serial blasts. As the injured fight pain, agony ... Read more...

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Gurgaon hospital wins WHO hygiene award


July 16th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 16 (IANS) Artemis Health Institute here won the World Health Organisation's (WHO) award for hand hygiene here Saturday.The hospital was chosen for having best hand hygiene practices from ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Bengal’s biggest paediatric hospital


July 1st, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed Thursday evening at the B.C. Roy Children's hospital here, which till late afternoon witnessed chaos and violence following the death of ... Read more...

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Civic body imparts dengue lessons to schools


June 24th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Doctors and public health nurses in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools were Friday trained on ways to fight vector-borne diseases such as dengue and ... Read more...

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Mamata announces health sector reform


June 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said a three-phase developmental system will be taken up to improve the state's ailing health services sector."We have ... Read more...

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‘Smart bandage’ to speed up wound healing


June 6th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Smart bandages that can change colour to reveal the progress of wound healing, besides speeding up their recovery, are in the offing."We hope that the dressing ... Read more...

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A pair of clean hands can save lives (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)


May 4th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Millions of patients admitted in hospitals in the country could recover faster if healthcare workers follow proper hand-washing routine, which helps in avoiding hospital-acquired infections, ... Read more...

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Thousands stage protest in Sweden


April 26th, 2011 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Stockhom, April 26 (IANS) Thousands of people around Sweden Monday took to the streets to protest against the government's change of medical insurance policies, which has ousted many people off ... Read more...

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Public Hospital, medical staff drawn into Bahrain strife


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Apr.11 (ANI): Bahrain's government forces have cracked down on its largest public hospital Salmaniya Medical Complex and arrested several doctors and other members of the medical staff, accusing them of anti ... Read more...

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Japan ill equipped for post-quake health crisis


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Japan is unprepared and ill equipped to face the post earthquake-cum-tsunami health crisis, says medical journal The Lancet.According to the journal, rural parts of the earthquake-struck region are facing ... Read more...

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Aid group sends doctors, nurses to Libya


March 8th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 7 (IANS/WAM) Two medical teams of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were dispatched to Libya to help the victims of the anti-regime unrest.The teams, comprising ... Read more...

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Aruna Shanbaug will live: Supreme Court (Roundup)


March 7th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Rejecting a petition for the mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse who has been in a "persistent vegetative state" for the past 37 years ... Read more...

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Aruna Shanbaug to live: Supreme Court (Second Lead)


March 7th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday rejected a petition for the mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, who has been in a "persistent vegetative state" for the past ... Read more...

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Aruna Shanbaug to live, says Supreme Court (Lead)


March 7th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday rejected a petition for the mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, who has been in a "persistent vegitative state" for the past ... Read more...

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Having an abortion is safer than having a baby, say UK docs


February 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Medical chiefs in Britain say pregnant women should be told that having an abortion is safer than having the baby.The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians ... Read more...

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Need to focus on palliative care, say experts


January 21st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) With only 1 percent of terminally ill patient getting care in India, medical experts Thursday emphasised on the need to focus on palliative care in the country ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

British women compensated over faulty contraceptive


January 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Britain's healthcare administration has paid 200,000 pounds ($312,000) in compensation to a group of women after they became pregnant or were injured while using a contraceptive device, a ... Read more...

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Cancer-stricken Aretha Franklin ‘doing better than doctors expected’


December 10th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 10 (ANI): Amid reports that Aretha Franklin is suffering from pancreatic cancer, a relative has said that the singer was 'doing better than doctors expected' and would be released ... Read more...

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Aretha Franklin doing well after ‘highly successful surgery’


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 03 (ANI): Veteran singer Aretha Franklin is recovering after she underwent a mystery surgery on Thursday."The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors ... Read more...

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