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  • Three H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospital

    24 July, 2017 6:10 PM 12

    YANGON: A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. The virus caused alarm in 2009 when it spread to most countries in the world. Unusually for a strain of the flu, H1N1 disproportionately

  • Docs warn against Hepatitis virus in monsoon season

    23 July, 2017 8:30 PM 16

    PATNA: The World Hepatitis Day is on July 28 and doctors advise people to take precautions against Hepatitis A and E viruses during the rainy season. Hepatitis A and E are viral infections caused due to infected water and food or by infected secretion that enters the body after contact. "We get nearly 7-8 patients every day in the OPD. They have the same symptoms

  • Face of Nagada malnutrition dies of malaria in Odisha hospital

    21 July, 2017 2:33 PM 5

    Jajpur: An undernourished girl who had become the poster child of the acute malnutrition prevailing at tribal hamlet Nagada in Odisha’s Jajpur district last year died while undergoing treatment at a hospital here. As per reports, Manasi was undergoing treatment at Tata Steel hospital, Kaliapani for suspected malaria since last two days. However, she breathed

  • 'Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant'

    21 July, 2017 6:57 AM 33

    Overuse of antibiotics for growth promotion in poultry is leading to development of drug resistance in humans, scientists have warned. Researchers from the US based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) collected samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications

  • This Season’s First Swine Flu Death In Chandigarh

    21 July, 2017 4:52 AM 34

    Year after year, Chandigarh has been under grip of terror with swine flu, dengue and malaria claiming so many innocent lives in the city. This year again, Chandigarh saw its first death to swine flu. 42-year-old, Shyam Verma of Sector 37, died at PGIMER on Thursday evening. The city has already reported 4 cases of swine flu. Today, risk factors for getting

  • Gandhinagar boy is UK's youngest doctor

    20 July, 2017 2:16 AM 33

    LONDON: An Indian-origin man is set to become the UK's youngest physician; he will start work at a hospital in northeast England in August. Arpan Doshi earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Ba chelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sheffield on Mon day -aged 21 years and 335 days -and is due to start work as a junior doctor in York. "My dream

  • South Dum Dum learnt no lesson from last year

    20 July, 2017 12:02 AM 33

    KOLKATA: MC Garden Road, where Ranjita Mondal resided, has turned into a dreaded zone this monsoon. Lakhs are now exposed to dengue threat as the area is a stone's throw from Dum Dum Metro station. In the locality, almost every other household has someone suffering from dengue or from some unknown fever. Take for example Abhijit Das, 50, who lives at 133/5 MC Garden

  • Bengaluru man plays guitar as doctors operate on his brain

    19 July, 2017 10:10 PM 26

    BENGALURU: A 32-year-old techie-turned-musician strummed the guitar on the operation table while surgeons "burned" his brain to correct a neurological disorder. The seven-hour surgery at a city hospital last week relieved the youth of musician's dystonia, a condition that cramped three fingers on his left hand. Tushar (name changed) experienced the first

  • Dengue fever booms in summer

    19 July, 2017 7:08 PM 28

    Hanoi (VNA) – Over 50,000 dengue fever cases have been reported nationwide, with 15 deaths so far this year,according to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. The Hanoi-based hospital has recorded a surge in dengue fever patients in the recent two weeks, with 200 cases each day, 20 percent of whom are hospitalised. The number of dengue fever patients

  • Dengue cases on the rise in city

    19 July, 2017 1:48 AM 32

    DH News Service, Bengaluru, Jul 19 2017, 2:20 IST Dengue cases across the city continue to soar steadily after the onset of monsoon. The city witnessed 1,600 cases of dengue since January. “The number of cases is almost the same as last year. There is nothing to worry. We are taking all precautions to control the spread,” said Dr Naveen Kumar, nodal