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  • Baby dies as ambulance runs out of fuel, probe ordered

    14 April, 2017 6:20 PM 31

    A day after a toddler died when he could not be taken to a Delhi hospital in time as the civil hospital ambulance ferrying him ran out of fuel, authorities here have constituted a high-level committee to probe the incident. "The matter is under investigation by a high-level committee and action will be taken after it submits its report," said Kanta Goyal

  • Despite 15k eateries, city lacks standardized food safety tests

    13 April, 2017 10:30 PM 34

    It’s an old saying, ‘Surat nu jaman, ne Kashi nu maran’ (eat in Surat and die in Kashi). However, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC), which is preparing hard for the Smart City challenge, is yet to frame Standard Operating Procedure (SoPs) for food safety. SURAT: It's an old saying, 'Surat nu jaman, ne Kashi nu maran' (eat in Surat and die in Kashi)

  • Parkinson's Disease Needs Awareness: Everything You Didn't Know About The Disease

    13 April, 2017 7:46 AM 39

    Parkinson's disease is a chronic movement disorder that affects your central nervous system. The disease progresses slowly and worsens over time. More than 10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's disease yet are many misunderstandings about the disorder and hardly any awareness. The incidence of Parkinson's increases with age, therefore

  • LVPEI sets world record in cornea transplants

    11 April, 2017 4:55 PM 39

    The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has performed 2,043 corneal transplants in the financial year ended March, 2017. Announcing this at a press conference here on Tuesday, Gullapaplli N Rao, Founder-Chairman, LVPEI claimed that it was a world record in number of corneal transplants done in a single year. ``This achievement should help raise the confidence

  • Drunk patient slashes KEM doc despite security

    11 April, 2017 1:06 AM 34

    MUMBAI: Despite tight security at KEM Hospital, a patient, who was in an inebriated state, slashed a resident doctor on the forearm while the latter was suturing his wound. This happened around 12.45am on Monday, hospital authorities said. The patient Sunil Bhamre, who had some superficial wounds, had come to the emergency surgical ward with a relative

  • Ukrainian 1st foreigner to receive heart in India

    10 April, 2017 6:43 PM 44

    MUMBAI: A Ukrainian woman became the first foreign national to undergo a life-saving heart transplant at a city hospital on Monday. The 27-year-old mother had registered with Fortis Hospital in Mulund two days ago. The central organ distribution body in New Delhi allocated the heart to her after no other Indian recipient on the waiting list was found

  • In New Arvind Kejriwal Barb, Election Commission Is 'Dhritarashtra' Helping 'Duryodhana'

    10 April, 2017 6:45 AM 27

    New Delhi: In the latest of his daily attacks on the Election Commission, Arvind Kejriwal today described the body as "Dhritarashtra", the blind king of the epic Mahabharata, trying to help his son Duryodhana at all costs. The Delhi Chief Minister has been accusing the powerful election body of not doing anything to stop the use of Electronic Voting

  • Conflict arises over renting VIMS premises to ESI Hospital

    9 April, 2017 12:30 AM 32

    Visakhapatnam: Allotment of land in Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) premises for the central government-run Employee State Insurance (ESI) Hospital to operate till its new building is constructed has led to a conflict. Vizag North MLA Vishnu Kumar Raju said due to VIMS management's reluctance to part with the 65,000 sq ft of space, ESI might

  • Can't Sleep At Night? Experts Explain Why

    7 April, 2017 5:43 PM 36

    Experts discovered about this gene mutation while studying the skin cells of people with DSPD. The circadian clock responds to external environmental cues, so it is possible for people to manage the effects of the mutation on sleep. "Carriers of the mutation have longer days than the planet gives them, so they are essentially playing catch-up for their

  • Depression is not a weakness, say health experts

    7 April, 2017 2:12 AM 33

    AURANGABAD: With 'Depression: Let's talk' being the theme of World Health Day falling on Friday, health experts have stressed that the curable mental disorder should not be considered as weakness of an individual. Exhorting the need for doing away with the social stigma associated with depression, experts have urged that those affected should not suffer