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  • Higher Vitamin D Dose May Boost Bone Density In Preemies

    16 October, 2017 3:51 AM 55

    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 68

    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 30

    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 65

    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 66

    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

  • World Mental Health Day 2017: Mental Health Status Among Adolescents in India; Possible Solutions

    10 October, 2017 9:31 AM 103

    New Delhi: Today is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health is an attempt to draw attention and create awareness about mental health issues. In India, particularly, there is a dire need of awareness about mental health issues since mental health issues are still considered to be a taboo among a large fraction of the population. Mental health issues

  • Mumbai: Brain dead engineer saves lives of four

    8 October, 2017 3:16 AM 120

    The family of a Mumbai-based engineer, who was declared brain dead after he was grievously injured in a bike accident during a visit to his hometown in Pune, has given a new lease of life to four people by donating the victim's organs. On October 2, two unidentified bikers rammed into Govind Kulkarni (46), while he was taking a stroll on the service

  • Mohali dist H1N1 toll highest in 5 yrs

    7 October, 2017 8:40 PM 74

    Woman from Dera Bassi tenth victim this year Tribune News Service Mohali, October 7 Ten persons have died of swine flu (H1N1 influenza) in Mohali district, the highest in the past five years. The death toll has risen from five to 10 in the past one month with fatalities reported from Sohana, Dera Bassi, Boothgarh and Kansala. A 60-year-old woman from Dera Bassi

  • 45-year-old man dies of swine flu in Indore

    6 October, 2017 2:13 PM 70

    A 45-year-old man died of swine flu taking the toll due to the H1N1 virus infection in the city hospitals to 33 this year. Asha Pandit, district in-charge of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) today said the man, a resident of neighbouring Ujjain district, who was being treated here for H1N1 died at the government run MY hospital today

  • Unable To Pay For Son's Dengue Treatment, Woman Kills Infant, Commits Suicide In Tamil Nadu

    4 October, 2017 12:04 PM 42

    The hospital told the woman it would cost her Rs 5,000 daily to treat the boy for dengue. Chennai: A barber's wife threw her six-month-old son into a well and jumped into it herself after a hospital told her it would cost her Rs 5,000 daily to treat the boy for dengue, police said. When she and her husband went to a private hospital in Salem on Monday