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  • Lapses in drug quality checks

    1 April, 2017 11:30 AM 26

    The Comptroller and Auditor General’s 2016 report has slammed the Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) of Gujarat for not regulating food and drug manufacturers in the state The CAG report slammed the FDCA for not conducting surveys to identify food business operators who run their businesses without registration. It said that Food Safety Standards

  • New lease of life for 5

    1 April, 2017 12:45 AM 15

    A 25-year-old man gave a new lease of life to five patients, when his family members donated his organs, after he was declared brain dead by the doctors at Pinnacle Hospitals here. N. Suresh, autorickshaw driver, met with a road accident when he going on a motorcycle on March 29 and sustained severe head injuries. He was admitted to Pinnacle Hospitals

  • Security guard escapes with van carrying Rs 70 lakh cash

    30 March, 2017 8:16 PM 45

    New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) A security guard today allegedly fled with a van containing Rs 70 lakh in cash in outer Delhi’s Mianwali Nagar, police said. The guard works for a company that collects cash from various godowns and then supplies them to ATMs, police said. The accused today went to collect cash from various places in the city along with driver

  • Workplace electromagnetic field exposure may double ALS risk

    30 March, 2017 3:52 PM 44

    London: People who are exposed to very low frequency electromagnetic fields at workplace - such as pilots and welders - may be at double the risk of developing ALS, the most common form of motor neurone disease, scientists warned today. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease, characterised by progressive degeneration of the motor

  • Hepatitis B, C may up Parkinson's disease risk

    30 March, 2017 3:02 PM 27

    Washington: Hepatitis B and C viruses may both be associated with a significantly increased risk of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood and body fluids of an infected person, such as unprotected sex, sharing needles, getting a tattoo or piercing with unsterilised tools or sharing razors or toothbrushes

  • Kharadi woman's heart, organs help 4

    30 March, 2017 1:48 AM 32

    PUNE: The heart and vital organs of a 47 year-old brain-dead woman were donated by her family on Wednesday to four patients in Mumbai and Pune. The woman, a resident of Kharadi, met with a road accident at 2pm on March 10 near the State Bank of India's Kharadi branch. She was riding pillion on a two-wheeler and sustained severe brain injury. She was taken

  • Do ayurvedic drugs help treat cancer? AIIMS to validate efficacy

    29 March, 2017 12:10 AM 29

    New Delhi: Does ayurveda come handy in treating lethal diseases like cancer? Well All India Institute of Medical Sciences might soon find an answer to it. AIIMS will come together with All India Institute of Ayurveda and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences to to study the efficacy of ayurvedic drugs in treating cancer. As per a report

  • Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Parliament: All you need to know in 10 points

    28 March, 2017 5:37 AM 15

    The Mental Healthcare Bill aims to provide for the right to better healthcare for mentally ill patients and decriminalises suicide. Parliament passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which provides for healthcare and services to people with mental illness and also decriminalises suicide. The bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in August last year. On Monday

  • Stool transplant offers hope to treat alcoholic hepatitis

    28 March, 2017 5:10 AM 46

    Stool has a massive reserve of bacteria and it helps modulate gut microbiota in patients suffering from severe alcoholic hepatitis. Researchers at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) have successfully completed a pilot study on using stool transplant to treat severe alcoholic hepatitis. The process involved delivery of prescreened, healthy

  • Cooking family meals, skipping TV during eating linked to lower odds of obesity

    28 March, 2017 2:05 AM 34

    WASHINGTON: People who cook meals at home and do not watch TV or videos while eating are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. Researchers from Ohio State University in the US studied about 12,842 survey participants who said that they ate at least one family meal in the week prior to their interview. Obesity was defined as a body mass index