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  • Bengaluru man plays guitar as doctors operate on his brain

    19 July, 2017 10:10 PM 27

    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

  • Rain pain: Water, vector-borne diseases on rise

    18 July, 2017 2:35 AM 39

    Watch out! Monsoon has brought its share of travails and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) fears a rise in both vector- and water-borne diseases. According to health experts in the civic body, there is a likelihood of fresh cases of dengue and malaria as mosquitoes get new breeding grounds. Water-borne diseases are also likely to see a spike

  • Relapsed infection: 1,000 cases of malaria in June

    16 July, 2017 10:30 PM 28

    Ahmedabad: At a time when the Ahmedabad municipal corporation (AMC) has intensified efforts to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites under its 'Malaria-free Gujarat by 2022' campaign, more than 1,000 cases of malaria were reported from June 1 to July 8 at AMC-run hospitals in Ahmedabad alone. Sources said that in all the cases, the culprit bacteris was plasmodium

  • Doctors urge vaccination for Hajis against pneumonia

    15 July, 2017 4:49 AM 45

    HYDERABAD: For the first time, Indian doctors have come out with a consensus statement recommending pneumococcal vaccination for Indian pilgrims visiting the Islamic holy cities of Makkah and Medina for Haj and Umrah.The Haj-2017 is scheduled to begin next month while Umrah (minor pilgrimage) is performed round the year during the non-Haj season. At present

  • Telugu techie dies while working out in gym

    14 July, 2017 3:40 AM 55

    A 22- year-old techie, employed with Dell, collapsed while doing a work out in the gym at his workplace in Madhapur. Varun Kumar was declared brought dead at a hospital. According to police, Varun Kumar, a native of Vizag and residing in Matrusrinagar in Miyapur and was as a software professional in Dell for the past one year. "The gym instructors asked

  • All docs resign, tainted hosp dept shuts down

    13 July, 2017 10:16 PM 39

    Amravati: The paediatrics department of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College and Hospital, Amravati, where four newborns died early last month, has shut down following the resignation of ten doctors working there. The development has put child patients and infants coming to the hospital for treatment from various parts of the district in a fix. The hospital

  • Thought-controlled musical instrument may help stroke patients

    13 July, 2017 6:19 PM 51

    Washington: Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument they hope will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury or amputation. "There is great potential for the Encephalophone to hopefully improve rehabilitation of stroke patients and those with motor

  • Relatives halt transplants over delays

    11 July, 2017 12:21 PM 13

    Families are withdrawing consent for their relatives’ organs to be donated because of delays in finding a recipient, according to an NHS report. The number of people alive thanks to transplants has exceeded 50,000 for the first time, with a record number receiving a transplant last year, according to an NHS Blood and Transplant report. However, it also warned