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  • Mysureans struck by dengue fever

    18 June, 2017 6:20 AM 30

    MYSURU: Hospitals in Mysuru have b een flooded with people who feel they're suffering from dengue fever. Their relatives are pressurizing doctors to admit ailing family member and this has resulted in lack of beds at popular hospitals across the city. When parents of Varun, a 17-year-old pre-university course student suffering from fever with platelet

  • Indian-origin pharmacist jailed for illegally selling drugs in UK

    18 June, 2017 5:53 AM 35

    LONDON: An Indian-origin pharmacist who stole almost 5,000 pounds worth of prescription drugs and then sold them on the street has been jailed for one year by a UK court. Niren Patel had appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by abuse of a position of trust, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and five counts

  • Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk

    17 June, 2017 6:19 AM 33

    Exposure to passive smoking in childhood significantly increased the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in adult smokers, a study has showed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The findings showed that in smokers who had childhood passive exposure to smoke, the hazard

  • Government allocates Rupees 1,000 crore to NTR Vaidya Seva Trust

    17 June, 2017 5:07 AM 32

    Guntur: Minister for Medical and Health Kamineni Srinivas lauded NTR Vaidya Trust for rendering medical services to the poor. Taking this into consideration, the government has allocated Rs1,000 crore to NTR Vaidya Seva Trust, he said. He said donations given to NTR Vaidya Trust will be exempted from income tax and urged the donors to come forward and donate

  • 5 local kids make mark at AIIMS entrance

    17 June, 2017 1:01 AM 34

    LUCKNOW: Abhishek Verma would travel two hours early morning every day to Lucknow from Barabanki so that he could prepare for his medical entrance. His hard work paid off when he learnt he had scored the 72nd All India Rank (AIR) in the MBBS entrance of AIIMS declared on Thursday. He also secured the eighth rank in the OBC category. Along with Verma

  • Sex-specific dosages may keep female heart healthy

    15 June, 2017 11:44 AM 26

    Washington DC [USA], June 15 : To reduce the adverse reactions of cardiovascular drugs in women, a team of researchers has recommended to develop sex-specific dosages to protect greater proportion of women dying from heart diseases Washington D.C. [USA], June 15 : To reduce the adverse reactions of cardiovascular drugs in women, a team of researchers

  • 43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

    14 June, 2017 2:28 PM 50

    Selvaraj was declared brain dead when he did not respond well on the treatment and his family members came forward to donate his organs. Coimbatore: A 43-year-old man named N Selvaraj from Tirupur district, who was declared brain dead by doctors after an accident, gave new lease of life to nine people by donating his organs on Wednesday. He had suffered

  • Say no to sex, non-veg food and desire: Govt advices pregnant women

    14 June, 2017 5:05 AM 29

    Pregnant women should detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred, lust Abstain from sex. Do not eat non-vegetarian food and harbour spiritual thoughts. That's the advice the country's AYUSH Ministry has doled out to pregnant women. Medical experts have rebutted it. The ministry's lofty and pious advice, given in a booklet, includes that pregnant

  • Detach from desire, shun non-vegetarian food: Ministry's advice for mothers-to-be

    14 June, 2017 3:05 AM 25

    NEW DELHI: Pregnant women should control lust, hang "beautiful" pictures on the wall and shun non-vegetarian food if they wish to have a healthy baby, a booklet released by the government's AYUSH ministry says. The booklet -- 'Mother and Child Care' -- was distributed at a recent function here, presided over by the Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad

  • No Lust, Avoid Meat, Keep Good Company: Ministry's Pregnancy Advice

    13 June, 2017 4:12 PM 32

    New Delhi: For a healthy baby, women should stay away from "desire and hatred", avoid bad company, focus on spiritual thoughts and surround themselves with beautiful pictures, the government's Ayush Ministry has said in a new booklet it has published for pregnant women. The booklet was launched last week by the Union Ayush Minister, Shripad Naik, as part of a media