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  • Minister inspects new equipment in Niloufer Hospital

    2 May, 2017 11:13 PM 30

    Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy today visited the Niloufer Hospital here and interacted with patients and doctors for over an hour. He inspected the recently-procured medical infrastructure at the new intensive block of the maternity hospital. Dr Laxma Reddy urged the health care workers, especially those in the maternity hospitals to brace for a possible

  • Doctors Treating Eman Ahmed Want Her Sister To Apologise

    2 May, 2017 5:40 PM 31

    Mumbai: Doctors treating 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abdulati, the Egyptian national believed to be the world's heaviest woman, have sought an apology from her sibling Shaimaa Selim, who alleged that the hospital authorities used her sister for mere publicity and made false claims about the former's weight loss. 32-year-old Selim, in a Facebook video, had accuses

  • Eman Ahmed likely to fly to Abu Dhabi today

    2 May, 2017 2:45 PM 37

    Eman Ahmed, 36, is likely to fly to Burjeel hospital in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. "Eman will be flown in a non-scheduled carrier. She is likely to fly around 2 am but the final details are yet to be confirmed," said a source at the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). No longer the world's heaviest woman, at 176 kgs, Eman will leave India close

  • West Bengal: Woman, child from Nadia dist die due to swine flu in Kolkata in last 2 days

    1 May, 2017 12:30 AM 55

    Seema Ghosh, a nearly 28-year-old woman from Kalyani in West Bengal's Nadia district, had fallen sick on Apr 16 and died of swine flue at AMRI hospital in Kolkata's Salt Lake area on Saturday night. Earlier on Friday (Apr 28), Suhana Ghosh, a minor from the same district, was declared dead due to H1N1 influenza at Mukundapur AMRI hospital. Doctors said that both were tested

  • Being unemployed can lead to heart failure

    30 April, 2017 3:57 PM 49

    New Delhi: A new study says that being without a job for a long time can lead to heart failure. The research was presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. The findings from more than 20,000 heart failure patients found that being unemployed at baseline had a 50 percent increased risk of death and 12 percent increased

  • Two die of swine flu in a week in Nadia

    30 April, 2017 1:52 PM 46

    Krishnagar: Two persons of Nadia district died of swine flue within a week, following which the Kalyani Municipality has decided check mosquito menace and drive away pigs. While one woman died yesterday, a child died a week back and both were victims of H1N1 virus, Nadia district Chief Medical of Health, Tapas Roy, said today. A 28-year-old homemaker

  • Feel good with drifting temperatures

    29 April, 2017 2:46 PM 20

    Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a study “Healthy Excursions Outside the Thermal Comfort Zone,” and published in Building Research & Information, This new research reveals how exposure to mildly

  • Is dengue vaccine a way out? Debate on

    28 April, 2017 11:13 PM 36

    New Delhi: Is dengue vaccine a solution to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne disease in Delhi? Top researchers from India and France will be deliberating upon this at a symposium organised by AIIMS on Saturday. Countries like Philippines and Brazil have already approved dengue vaccine. Dr Randeep Guleria, director of AIIMS, said the symposium

  • HC joins fight against use of carbide to ripen mangoes

    27 April, 2017 10:42 PM 52

    The court's petition said that research has revealed that these chemicals are prone to increasing the risk of various diseases in the human body. Calcium carbide can act as a catalyst for causing cancer. Various other diseases such as mouth ulcer, gastric irritation, food poisoning, damage to neurological system etc. can also be caused due to consumption

  • Goa Health Minister shocked to see stray dogs in govt hospital

    27 April, 2017 5:30 PM 59

    Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane during his visit to the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here today was shocked to see stray dogs moving freely in the emergency and neo-natal wards. The minister was shocked to see the "mess" the hospital was in, he said. "Six dogs were having a field day in casualty (emergency) ward.... Security personnels