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  • New kit may detect malaria in secs, for just Rs 10

    19 October, 2017 8:44 PM 43

    "We have attached a mobile phone camera on a paper microscope which can be used to take image of blood sample on a slide with some chemicals, and the data can be processed at a central server to detect the presence of malaria cell," one of the researchers who developed the kit said. KOLKATA: Detection of common mosquito-borne disease malaria could become

  • Now it will take just 10 seconds to detect Malaria

    19 October, 2017 7:26 AM 50

    The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.   Kolkata: A team of researchers claims that a mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect the presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds. The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time

  • Exercise can prevent osteoporosis: Doctors

    19 October, 2017 1:46 AM 39

    "Old people may not be fit for surgery and therefore, suffer pain forever," said Dr Udai Prakash, director and specialist in joint replacement, Udai Omni Hospital for Advanced Orthopaedics and Trauma. Osteoporosis is however, preventable and starting early is helpful."The best thing that can be done to prevent osteoporosis is to exercise regularly as it helps

  • On Diwali eve, youth lights up lives of four patients

    18 October, 2017 9:26 PM 37

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) A 24-year-old man gave a new lease of life to four people when his parents decided to donate his organs, including his heart, after he was declared brain dead by doctors today. Delhi resident Dharmendra Kumar suffered a severe head injury on October 12 after he fell from the terrace of his house. "After the accident, he was rushed

  • Groundnut rises on increased offtake

    16 October, 2017 9:00 AM 36

    Groundnut oil prices rose by Rs 100 per quintal in an otherwise steady wholesale oils and oilseeds market today due to increased offtake by stockists following uptick in demand from retailers. However, other edible and non-edible oils moved in a narrow range in limited deals and pegged at last levels. Traders said increased offtake by stockists, driven

  • Higher Vitamin D Dose May Boost Bone Density In Preemies

    16 October, 2017 3:51 AM 51

    Higher dosage of Vitamin D in premature and preterm infants may prevent them from rickets, researchers suggested. Rickets is a disease that leads to softening and weakening of bones in children due to Vitamin D deficiency. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, all babies must receive routine vitamin D supplementation of 400 international

  • AIIMS neurosurgery dept has 6-month-long wait list

    16 October, 2017 3:11 AM 60

    Summary: Despite several attempts by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to reduce the long queues by starting online registration and introducing AIIMS video clinic in 2016, wherein patients can seek opinions online, patients still have to wait for long to get neurosurgery or cancer treatment. Mohammad Halim, a resident of Poornia district

  • Odisha to give Rs 500 monthly transport aid to patients with blood disorders

    13 October, 2017 4:37 PM 25

    BHUBANESWAR: The state government will provide Rs 500 per month to patients of chronic blood disorders towards their transportation cost for blood transfusion. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik made an announcement in this regard while speaking at an event to promote voluntary blood donation. Official sources said the government's move will entail annual

  • CM Naveen announces Rs 500 per month for thalassemia, temophilia and sickle cell patients

    13 October, 2017 11:02 AM 59

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 500 per month travel expenses for Thalassemia, Hemophilia & Sickle Cell patients on occasion of Voluntary Blood Donation Day. CM Patnaik said that his government is committed to ensure easy accessibility of adequate quantity of safe and quality blood to all sections of the community

  • Apollo Hospitals joins hands with Samsung to fight non communicable diseases in India

    11 October, 2017 3:37 AM 59

    The program aims at reaching out to the less-privileged communities at grassroots level. Chennai, October 10, 2017: Samsung India and Apollo Hospitals today announced their collaboration to jointly run the Samsung-Apollo technology backed Mobile Medical Care to screen large sections of our population for non-communicable diseases particularly for the under-privileged