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  • Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi Stable in Delhi Hospital

    11 May, 2017 7:55 AM 35

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, hospitalised on Sunday for food poisoning, is stable but will have to stay in the hospital for some days more, the Ganga Ram Hospital said on Thursday. "The health condition of Sonia Gandhi ... is stable. She is progressing well and may be discharged in a day or two," D.S. Rana, Chairman of Ganga Ram Hospital

  • 37 million painkillers from India sold to ISIS fighters in Libya say reports

    11 May, 2017 7:27 AM 45

    These tramadol drugs stuffed in dates are fed to the child soldiers before sending them on missions. New Delhi, May 11: The Italian police on Wednesday had seized a shipload of tramadol, a drug, which they claimed to be sold to the Islamic States in Libya from India, said media reports. Worth $ 75 million, 37 million tramadols were found packed in three

  • Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls among older adults

    10 May, 2017 5:07 PM 34

    The study also extend to those diagnosed with planus foot posture or flat feet, indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in recurrent falls among older adults. Washington DC: A new study has found that severe foot pain is related to a higher incidence of recurrent falls. The study also extend to those diagnosed with planus foot posture

  • Cricket ball-sized tumour removed from woman’s heart

    9 May, 2017 12:32 AM 23

    Noida: A 48-year-old woman from Ghaziabad recently had a cricket ball-sized tumour removed from heart at a private hospital in Noida. A heart tumour is a rare phenomenon, doctors at Fortis Hospital in Sector 62, where she underwent the surgery, said. The success rate for such a surgery is 25 percent. After the three and a half hour long surgery which

  • A Phone Call Could Prevent A Suicide Attempt

    8 May, 2017 10:18 AM 35

    A few phone calls to people who have suicidal tendencies could significantly reduce future suicide attempts and save many lives, a new study has found. Over five crore Indians suffer from depression, a major contributor to global suicides, occurring mainly in low-and middle-income countries like India. According to the World Health Organisation, close

  • `Need to draw up standard guidelines for foreign patients, hospitals & docs'

    7 May, 2017 12:09 AM 33

    MUMBAI: Ahmad Mecklai, a nonpractising allopathic doctor, was more than a little surprised to receive a phone call at 3am from an oral cancer patient. The patient, a Kenyan national, had arrived in India a few hours earlier and was told to pay Rs 16 lakh to a Delhi hospital by 8am for his treatment. Distraught by the short deadline and the steep medical

  • Country's biggest, oldest opium factory shut in Varanasi

    4 May, 2017 3:15 AM 29

    VARANASI: "The factory was immense: its premises covered forty-five acre and sprawled over two adjoining compounds, each with numerous courtyards, water tanks and iron-roofed sheds...," writes Amitav Ghosh in 'Sea of Poppies', the first book of his trilogy, about the Ghazipur opium factory. This 197-year-old factory, said to be the biggest and oldest

  • Eman Ahmed to be discharged from Saifee Hospital tomorrow

    3 May, 2017 7:26 AM 37

    Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was until recently believed to be the world's heaviest woman, will be discharged tomorrow from the Saifee Hospital here, where she underwent treatment for severe obesity. "Huzefa Shehabi, COO Saifee Hospital, has received an e mail communication from VPS Burjeel Hospital (in Abu Dhabi, UAE) saying that Eman is 'stable

  • Uttarakhand woman gives life to 6

    3 May, 2017 2:50 AM 58

    In her death, a 50-year-old gave a new lease of life to six patients. Gita Devi breathed her last at a private hospital in Noida on the night of May 1. Two green corridors facilitated the transportation of organs at a distance of 32 kms and 23 kms to reach waiting patients in time. The heart was transported through a 32-km green corridor to Max Hospital

  • UAE Hosp confirms Eman's arrival on Thursday

    3 May, 2017 2:05 AM 51

    Eman Ahmed, 36, is expected to reach Burjeel hospital in Abu Dhabi on Thursday confirmed the spokesperson for Burjeel hospital. On Tuesday afternoon, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) sources said that Eman was likely to fly on a non-scheduled carrier at around 2 am on Wednesday. The final details were yet to be confirmed, the sources had said. No longer