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  • Zydus Cadila to launch influenza fighting vaccine in India

    24 February, 2017 9:10 AM 24

    Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Friday said it has received regulatory approvals to launch tetravalent inactivated influenza vaccine for seasonal flu in India. "The vaccine provides protection from four influenza viruses -- H1N1, H3N2, Type B (Brisbane) and Type B (Phuket)," it added. Zydus Cadila Chairman and MD Pankaj R Patel said: "With the launch of vaccines

  • Air ambulance used for intra-city transplant for first time in Bengaluru

    24 February, 2017 1:24 AM 6

    An air ambulance was used for the first time in Bengaluru for an intra-city organ transplant. The heart of a 45-year-old woman in Apollo Hospital was flown into MS Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre in Mattikere in just seven minutes The recipient of the heart was a 51-year-old woman patient from Andhra Pradesh, in the city for treatment. Doctors advised

  • Shiv Sena starts exploring post-poll scenarios to reach magic number

    23 February, 2017 2:52 AM 47

    MUMBAI: Both BJP and Shiv Sena were on tenterhooks all through Wednesday as the two parties mulled over postpoll options as chances of a hung BMC loomed large over the city's skyline. The election results will be out today. Going back to the BJP to assume power in the BMC could be the worst scenario for the Sena, party sources said on Wednesday. `Vasant

  • 27 swine flu cases in Mysuru in first 50 days this year

    22 February, 2017 11:11 PM 12

    Mysuru: The district has seen a spike in the number of people testing positive for swine flu this year. Mysuru reported 27 H1N1 positive cases and two related deaths in the first 50 days this year (January to February 20, 2017). The district reported just five H1N1 positive cases last year. The two who succumbed to swine flu were from Mysuru. On February

  • World’s Heaviest Woman Eman Ahmed Loses 50 Kg in 12 Days

    22 February, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    Currently, she is on a strict diet of 1,200 calorie per day and is undergoing 90-minute physiotherapy sessions. Her first surgery is less than two weeks away. Doctors want to bring Eman's weight down to 200 kg in 2017 itself. Eman, who couldn't sleep for more than 3 hours previously, is now managing a full eight-hour sleep cycle. Accompanied by her sister

  • BJP not averse to post-poll alliance with Sena: Maharashtra leader

    22 February, 2017 4:22 PM 22

    NEW DELHI: The BJP is not averse to a post- poll alliance with the Shiv Sena if either them fall short of majority in the municipal corporations of Maharashtra. Claiming that after initial assessment it was found that the BJP would make inroads into several civic bodies, a senior state party leader said, in some municipal corporations, the BJP may fall short

  • AIIMS terminates doctor’s services for nurse’s death

    22 February, 2017 5:00 AM 15

    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday terminated the services of a senior resident doctor and initiated disciplinary action against three others, in the case of the death of nursing officer Rajbir Kaur following delivery. On January 16, Kaur’s delivery was progressing well till 5.00 am, when there was a sudden drop in heart rate, making

  • AIIMS to act against doctor for lapse

    22 February, 2017 2:45 AM 16

    The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has begun proceedings to terminate the services of a senior resident (anesthesiology), found guilty of wilful absence from his duty in the death of nursing officer Rajbir Kaur while delivering a child, who was stillborn, on February 4. As per a statement released by AIIMS on Tuesday, the inquiry committee

  • 19-year-old with Bi-VAD undergoes heart transplant

    22 February, 2017 12:50 AM 25

    Bengaluru: The heart of a 28-year-old carpenter from Mangaluru will save the life of a 19-year-old patient in the city who is suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy for the last three months. The teenager suffered a cardiac arrest 10 days ago and was resuscitated by doctors at MS Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre who put him on Bi-VAD (Bi-Ventricular Device)

  • Pharma industry to reach $55 billion in three years, says ASSOCHAM-IITTM study

    20 February, 2017 3:24 PM 18

    MANGALURU: Indian pharmaceuticals market is expected to touch US $55 billion by 2020 from the current level of US $36.7 billion in 2016 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.92%, according to ASSOCHAM-IITTM joint study. Indian pharmaceuticals market increased at a CAGR of 17.46% during 2005-16 with the market increasing from US $6 billion