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  • Eight-year-old gets new lease of life

    23 April, 2017 12:38 AM 16

    18-year-old’s heart transplanted on him An eight-year-old got a new lease of life at Star Hospital earlier this month when doctors transplanted an 18-year-old’s heart on him. Doctors said Yashwant of East Godavari who could be saved only with a heart transplant, was donated the heart by a teenager who was declared brain dead in another city hospital

  • Case of medical negligence against hospital after boy's death

    22 April, 2017 7:53 PM 5

    Bengaluru, Deccan Herald News Service Apr 23 2017, 1:21 IST A case of medical negligence has been lodged against Annayya Health Care Centre at Sector V, HSR Layout, following the death of a six-year-old child. The family of the child has attributed the death to an overdose of anaesthesia. Santosh N was admitted to the hospital and was scheduled to undergo

  • New cause of high blood pressure identified

    22 April, 2017 12:17 PM 18

    London: Scientists have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to better ways of managing the disorder. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often goes unnoticed but if left untreated can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. "Our findings show that the adrenal glands of many patients with Conn syndrome also produce

  • Combiflam, D Cold and Cetrizine among 60 drugs marked 'substandard' in quality test

    22 April, 2017 6:53 AM 12

    Specific batches of 60 drugs have failed quality tests in sample-based screening of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), the national drug regulatory agency, in March. These include painkiller Combiflam, anti-cold D Cold Total, anti-allergic Cetrizine, and drugs containing antibiotics ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin. The batches of 60 drugs

  • Ayurvedic cure for cancer not far away: Ayush min

    21 April, 2017 10:18 PM 15

    Panaji: After stating that a Yoga-based cure for diseases such as diabetes and cancer is in the pipeline, Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Naik said that ongoing research on ayurveda would bring about a cure for cancer in the coming years. Speaking in the state capital after inaugurating a public event, Naik went on to say that research in ayruveda

  • Assam boy died due to diphtheria: Health officials

    21 April, 2017 7:21 PM 14

    The district Health authorities on Friday confirmed that a 16-year-old boy hailing from Assam died due to diphtheria at the Thrissur Medical College on Thursday. The boy, Inabur Rahman, had come to Kochi to visit his brother working here. He was admitted to the Government Medical College, Ernakulam, on April 15. When the doctors suspected diphtheria

  • Mumbai: Businessman undergoes artificial heart implant for Rs 90 lakh

    21 April, 2017 9:03 AM 18

    After successful operation it was proved that there is another way to treat heart failure. The device helps existing heart to work better. A mumbai-based 49-year-old businessman Doshi who was suffering from lung tuberculosis was bedridden for the past six months due to heart failure. He was the first patient in Mumbai to get a Rs 90 lakh implant to help his heart

  • Illegal rehab closed after fatal beating of inmate

    20 April, 2017 12:49 AM 39

    CHENNAI: Police on Wednesday sealed a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Mangadu for operating without a valid licence. The closure came a day after they charged the facility's owner and his employees with the fatal beating of an inmate, a 37-year-old tender coconut vendor. Police said the owner of the centre and three employees on Tuesday attacked

  • Brain-dead 26-year-old gives life to another at BGS Global Hospital in Uttarahalli

    19 April, 2017 1:48 AM 29

    Bengaluru: The heart of Ravi, a 26-year-old youth (male) declared brain dead at BGS Global Hospital in Uttarahalli on Monday was transported through a green corridor on Tuesday morning to Narayana Health City in Bommasandra Industrial Area. It took just 26 minutes for the ambulance and the transplant team to reach Narayana Health City from BGS Global

  • Modi govt plan on generic drugs makes pharma companies, doctors jittery

    18 April, 2017 9:21 AM 28

    The Narendra Modi govt is planning to bring law to make doctors compulsorily prescribe generic drugs Dr S S Agarwal, former president, Indian Medical Association, says: “While the idea of only prescribing generics is good, it is not practical in India. The doctor’s job will now be only to diagnose the ailment. Using standard procedures of treatment for an ailment