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  • Why 'healthy' vegetable crisps are worse than regular crisps

    3 July, 2017 7:49 AM 56

    Washington: Snacking on delicious sweet potato, beetroot and carrot crisps might not be so healthy, as a study has found that vegetable crisps have higher levels of saturated fat and salt, which may raise the level of cholesterol in blood. Eating foods that contain saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. High levels of LDL cholesterol

  • Swine flu kills senior doctor in Shimla

    3 July, 2017 2:34 AM 32

    Swine flu claimed the life of a senior doctor here. The victim, Dr R G Sood (60), professor and head of radiology department at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here, was admitted at the IGMCH on June 23. H1N1 flu, also called swine flu, is caused by a type of influenza-a virus. Influenza, commonly known as "flu" has the peculiar capability

  • Dead baby 'moves' at burial ground, sparks fly at MGM hospital

    3 July, 2017 2:04 AM 31

    A premature baby declared dead by a team of doctors at MGM Hospital​ allegedly showed movements minutes before the burial. The medical staff, however, maintained that the baby was certified as dead after a thorough examination. MGM Hospital is the biggest government hospital in Telangana WARANGAL: Tension prevailed at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM)

  • Odisha to launch universal eye care program

    2 July, 2017 4:52 PM 34

    President of Drusti Daan, Dr K C Padhy said, when there was no semblance of keratoplasty or eye donation in Odisha prior to 2002, when the times advertisement for eye donation was not yielding results in our state, even the request by Aiswarya Ray failed to kindle awareness on eye donation, a group of good meaning people of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar formed

  • Patient’s relatives assault nurse in VS Hospital ICU

    1 July, 2017 10:30 PM 25

    Ahmedabad: A nurse working at the intensive care unit (ICU) of VS Hospital has filed a complaint with Ellisbridge police for assault by relatives of a patient. Police have registered a case under sections of IPC and The Gujarat Medicare Service Persons And Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention Of Violence And Damage Or Loss Of Property) Act, 2012. Ellisbridge

  • ‘Awareness encouraged cadaveric donations’

    1 July, 2017 9:01 PM 40

    Formed in 2012, the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) has evolved in these six years. The number of cadaveric organ donations has risen, especially in last one year, thanks to the awareness drives undertaken by the ZTCC and the Mohan Foundation. ZTCC has got a visible fillip after Dr Vibhawari Dani (former dean of the Government Medical

  • ‘Don’t bring corporate hospitals at cost of small ones’

    1 July, 2017 8:41 PM 46

    Nagpur: The national president elect of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Ravi Wankhedkar here on Saturday said that IMA is not against big and corporate hospitals. But these hospitals should not be encouraged at the cost of smaller hospitals. There is need for setting different norms for the two kinds of hospitals and not imposing norms of profit

  • Government bars six more medical colleges from taking new admissions

    30 June, 2017 1:31 PM 42

    Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry has asked six more medical colleges not to admit MBBS students for academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19, after they were found to be lacking the requisite infrastructure and faculty. The ministry had earlier disapproved 23 medical colleges for not abiding

  • FSSAI licence of Best Price store suspended

    29 June, 2017 8:42 PM 32

    Tribune News Service June 29, Jalandhar The FSSAI Licence of the Best Price store was suspended by a team of health teams here today due to the violation of the Punjab Tobacco Vends Fees Act 1953 of circular dated 23.09.2015 issued by Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab. As per the directions of Health Minister, Punjab, Brahm Mohindra

  • New treatment options for heart failure: Cardiologist

    29 June, 2017 7:20 PM 18

    Condition becomes more common with age Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalisation in patients over 65 years of age but the good news is there are newer treatment options available to treat heart failure and sudden cardiac arrest, says director and senior interventional cardiologist of Aster Prime Hospital C. Raghu. Dr. Raghu conducted