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‘Smartphones can be a boon for visually impaired’


May 17th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) iPhones and other smartphones can be a boon to those with low visions, but few doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor convicted of health care fraud


March 15th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, March 15 (IANS) An Indian American physician who operated a Chicago medical clinic has been convicted in a healthcare fraud scheme between 2007 and July 2010, according to the ... Read more...

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Five get organs from man with HIV


September 30th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) Five people unknowingly received organs from an HIV-positive man in Taiwan due to "human error" at the hospital. All the organ receivers have so far tested ... Read more...

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MRI can help locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels


April 30th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): According to a study recently presented at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta, an MRI can locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A death that gave life to five people


April 21st, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Though she died in a road accident last week, 17-year-old Reena will live in the collective memory of five patients who have got a new lease ... Read more...

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Standard re-treatment regimen for TB ‘failing’ in developing world


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle-income settings is failing.Researchers have called for improved access to rapid diagnostics ... Read more...

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Six dead, U.S. Congresswoman Giffords among at least 12 injured in Az. shooting


January 9th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by BNO News
TUCSON, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed and U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among twelve people injured on Saturday morning when a gunman opened fire at a public ... Read more...

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Depression drug may relieve pain from breast cancer treatment


December 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat depression and anxiety disorder helped in reducing joint and muscle pain linked with a breast cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than 50pc of depressed patients give up their treatment


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): With the number of depression cases going up every year, a study has underlined that more than half of the patients give up their treatment before the prescribed ... Read more...

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Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat


October 15th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists have developed a technique that heats up and destroys kidney and liver tumours.Physicians at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus are the first to use a technique known as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug shows promise against platinum resistant ovarian cancer


October 10th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): An international research group has reported that a drug being developed as a treatment for ovarian cancer has shown single agent activity with durable disease control in some ... Read more...

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As dengue stalks Delhi, hospitals struggle to cope (Feature)


September 14th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Suffering from fever, five dengue-stricken children slump on the floor of a state-run hospital in Delhi, waiting for doctors. With four deaths and over 1,800 ... Read more...

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Intravenous drips need not be changed every few days


September 13th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Small intravenous drips commonly used in the hand or arm do not need to be moved routinely every 3 days, say researchers.A randomized controlled trial comparing regular relocation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six dead, many injured as natural gas explosion devastates CA neighborhood


September 10th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO (BNO NEWS) -- A massive natural gas explosion rocked a neighborhood in the city of San Bruno in central California on early Thursday evening, killing at least six people ... Read more...

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Two dead, many injured as natural gas explosion devastates CA neighborhood


September 10th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO (BNO NEWS) -- A massive natural gas explosion rocked a neighborhood in the city of San Bruno in central California on early Thursday evening, killing at least two people and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

In the dock Brit Indian physician fondled patient’s breasts, groped others


August 13th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.13 (ANI): Brit Indian general physician Dr. Parag Bhatt faces being struck off by the General Medical Council on charges of serious misconduct after it was revealed that he fondled the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin doctor held guilty of misconduct


August 13th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor in Britain, who fondled the breasts of six patients, has been held guilty of serious professional misconduct. Daily Mail Friday reported that Parag Bhatt, a 46-year-old ... Read more...

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Women who smoke, pierce nipples ‘more likely to develop breast abscess’


August 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who smoke or pierce their nipples are more likely to develop a breast abscess.Researchers at the University of Iowa found the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Suspected anthrax outbreak in Orissa, 25 ill


July 31st, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) At least 25 people, including six women, and a child have fallen ill with suspected anthrax contracted from dead animals in Orissa's Sundergarh district, health official said Friday. The ... Read more...

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Lack of awareness killing thousands of snake bite victims


June 7th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Snake bites claim over 3,000 lives every year in West Bengal due to lack of training among doctors and dearth of awareness among patients, despite ... Read more...

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Two more succumb in Pune blast, toll 15 (Second Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Two students succumbed here Sunday morning to their injuries sustained in the Feb 13 Pune terror blast, taking the toll to 15, police said. A 24-year-old student Vikas Suresh ... Read more...

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Kolkata youth succumbs, Pune blast toll 14


February 21st, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) A 23-year-old student from Kolkata, who was injured in the Feb 13 terror blast, died in a hospital here early Sunday, taking the toll to 14. Rajeev Agarwal was ... Read more...

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Ponseti method of clubfoot correction more effective than surgery


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Ponseti method has been found to be more effective in treating clubfoot than surgical treatment, say researchers.Clubfoot is a complex deformity in which the feet are twisted inward ... Read more...

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Another swine flu death in Chandigarh, 13 new cases


December 17th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) A 23-year-old became the latest swine flu victim in Chandigarh that has reported 13 new H1N1 cases, health officials said Thursday. "The deceased is a 23-year-old resident of Patiala ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Deep brain stimulation may help treat people with severe depression


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Patients with severe depression can now be cured, thanks to physicians at the University Clinics of Bonn and Cologne, who have treated ten patients with deep brain stimulation.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New decision aid tool may benefit diabetics


October 16th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed and tested a tool to involve patients more in their diabetes treatment and medication choices.Victor Montori, M.D., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist in Rochester, co-author ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll goes up to 201


September 15th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Eight deaths due to swine flu were reported Tuesday from various states, pushing up India's Influenza A (H1N1) toll to 201, health officials said here. Also, 229 fresh ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Novel technique to track cancer’s response to drugs


July 28th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A novel imaging technique is telling researchers whether a lung cancer patient is responding to treatment. Trials with five patients revealed that some tumours responded quickly to treatment while ... Read more...

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Chandigarh enhances surveillance to prevent H1N1


June 17th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) After the detection of seven confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza among students in the neighbouring state of Punjab, the Chandigarh health department has geared up its surveillance to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dr. Death wants separate trial for manslaughter, serious injury to patients


June 16th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 16 (ANI): Controversial Indian-born surgeon Dr. Jayant Patel a.k.a 'Dr. Death', who is currently facing a committal hearing into the deaths of three patients, wants separate trials for the alleged ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US national quarantined with swine flu symptoms in Bangalore


June 13th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) A 37-year-old American national was quarantined here Saturday with suspected symptoms of HINI flu, an official said here. The American national was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute ... Read more...

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16th swine flu case; India says no need to worry (Roundup)


June 12th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) As the World Health Organisation declared influenza A (H1N1) a pandemic, India Friday said there was "no need to worry" and has stepped up measures to tackle ... Read more...

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Another swine flu case; No need to worry, says minister (Lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared influenza A (H1N1) a pandemic, India Friday said there was "no need to worry" as it had stepped up measures ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Azad says India is fully prepared to deal with H1 N1


June 12th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday assured that the country is fully prepared to face the challenge of H1 N1 virus, ... Read more...

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Don’t panic, India fully prepared to handle swine flu: Azad


June 12th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India was "prepared at every level" to combat the challenge of influenza A, commonly known as the swine flu, and there was no need to worry, union ... Read more...

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