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  • Dr Kirpal Chug, father of nephrology in India, passes away at 85

    18 September, 2017 2:00 AM 60

    Chandigarh : Dr Kirpal Singh Chugh, better known as "father of nephrology in India" died of blood cancer on Sunday at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He was 85. Dr Chugh was battling blood cancer from past two years and was admitted to the hospital a couple of days ago. "My father was admitted to PGIMER

  • Swine flu death toll touches 43

    17 September, 2017 6:45 AM 56

    A woman from the city's Phulewadi area that was admitted to a private hospital for treatment died on Friday. Another woman from the nearby Sangli district admitted at the CPR Hospital also died due to swine flu. Most of the deaths took place in the last two months. The district health administration has surveyed over 12,000 patients from the district

  • Why taking care of your bone is important?Or Conference on osteoporosis held

    17 September, 2017 2:25 AM 33

    Chandigarh: Did you know patients with osteoporosis are at a risk of getting a fracture? On the concluding day of the International Conference of Geriatric Orthopedic Society of India, a session on osteoporosis and its implication in orthopedic practices was given special importance. Padma Shri awardee Dr Yash Gulati along with Dr Deepak Joshi, Dr Sanjay

  • On the rise: 5 die of lepto, dengue in 2 weeks of September

    16 September, 2017 11:38 PM 51

    At least five people, including two children, have died of dengue and leptospirosis in the first two weeks of this month. The civic body said nearly 1,700 people were admitted to various public hospitals for dengue-like illness. Leptospirosis claimed the lives of a19-year-old Ghatkopar resident and a 24-year-old Andheri resident. Both had history of wading

  • Ladies! Your Daily Dose of Coffee and Tea May Cut the Risk of Death from Diabetes

    15 September, 2017 6:49 AM 55

    Women with diabetes who regularly drink a cup of coffee, tea or other caffeinated drinks may be at a reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases and cancer. According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, the more caffeine women consumed, the lower the risk of dying

  • Fat wives make men diabetic, says study

    12 September, 2017 10:04 AM 65

    A new study suggests that women who love their food could pose a risk to their husband’s health. According to the study, middle-aged men with obese wives are likely to develop type-two diabetes than those with partners who are slimmer. However, study did also go on to find, that overweight husbands had no impact on their wives’ chance of developing similar

  • ‘1,730 dengue, 423 chikungunya cases so far in Delhi’

    12 September, 2017 5:48 AM 76

    A total of 1,730 dengue and 432 chikungunya cases have been reported in the national capital so far, according to the civic agencies on Monday. Among the total cases, 829 patients are from Delhi while 901 others at Delhi hospitals are from neighbouring states. Similarly, for chikungunya cases, 259 patients are from Delhi while 173 patients are from other

  • Make India the leader in Research arena of Homoeopathy – Naik

    10 September, 2017 10:32 AM 90

    India is doing everything possible to promote research in various departments of Homoeopathy and encourage new researchers to make India the leader in Research arena of Homoeopathy said Union Minister of State for AYUSH Mr Shripad Yesso Naik. He was the Chief Guest at International Homoeopathic conference in Bengaluru.Central Council for Research in Homeopathy

  • Dengue patient denied admission, dies

    10 September, 2017 12:57 AM 71

    KOLKATA: A 30-year-old dengue patient, who was also suffering from a head injury, died on Saturday morning after being allegedly refused admission by two government hospitals in the city. Biswanath Paria, a resident of Charu Market in Tollygunge, had been suffering from fever since early this week. On Thursday, a test conducted at a private diagnostic

  • Inebriated doc misbehaves patient’s kin at hosp in Odisha’s Malkangiri

    9 September, 2017 6:02 AM 91

    Malkangiri: In a highly unfortunate incident, a doctor allegedly misbehaved with a patient’s family members in an inebriated state at Malkangiri district headquarters hospital in Odisha last night. According to reports, blood was required to be administered to a patient namely Savitri Tangula at the hospital following which her kin went to doctor Shrimaya