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  • 4-day-old baby dies; parents blame hospital

    27 May, 2017 1:20 AM 60

    MYSURU: A baby born four days ago at a Mysuru hospital died on Friday reportedly due to severe lack of oxygen supply; its parents have accused doctors of negligence. Sources said Namita, 20, from Tagadur village of Nanjangud taluk, was admitted to Cheluvamba Hospital here on Tuesday night. Since she had completed 9 months, doctors decided to wait for a normal

  • I’m fasting for Ramadan, but life can’t slow down. How do I make the best of it?

    26 May, 2017 8:03 PM 56

    Allow me to bring you into my world for a moment. For the next few weeks, I will wake up every morning at around 3:45 to eat some food and drink as much water as I can stand. By 4:15 a.m., give or take a few minutes, I will stop eating and drinking, and will begin a nearly 16-hour complete fast — no water, no food, not even gum. Then I’ll try to get a couple

  • Doctors script unusual success story, cure as-yet-unknown mental illness

    25 May, 2017 11:40 PM 51

    KOLKATA: Two months ago, doctors at Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) at IPGMER faced a strange problem — Abhro Mukherjee (name changed) was brought in suffering from a mental illness they couldn't diagnose right away. The 48-year-old would feel like he was surrounded by lunatics every time he left home and had confined himself to his room for months. Visits

  • World Thyroid Day 2017: 10 Quick Facts You Must Know About Thyroid Disease

    25 May, 2017 12:31 PM 59

    World Thyroid Day is commemorated every year on 25th May globally by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) along with other International thyroid societies. Thyroid is an important gland found at the base of the neck that produces, stores and releases two important hormones which are Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). Thyroid disease is more common

  • Everest conqueror Kalpana Das critical, shifted to hospital

    23 May, 2017 4:42 PM 21

    Family sources said Kalpana complained of pain in her abdomen and she was taken to a Puri hospital on Monday But when her condition did not improve, she was referred to the Cuttack hospital last night cuttack, May 23 Kalpana Das, who conquered Mt Everest in 2008, has fallen ill and has been admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital here in critical

  • Air pollution may disrupt sleep

    22 May, 2017 7:33 PM 64

    People who live in areas with high levels of air pollution are up to 60 per cent more likely to suffer a bad night’s sleep, a new study warns. “The study indicates the possibility that commonly experienced levels of air pollution not only affect heart and lung disease, but also sleep quality,” said Martha E. Billings, assistant professor at the University

  • Doctors perform 2nd womb transplant within 24 hours in Pune

    20 May, 2017 6:29 AM 35

    PUNE: A day after the country's first womb transplant, a 24-year-old beautician from Vadodara underwent the second such surgery successfully at Galaxy Care hospital here on Friday. The woman, who suffered from dysfunctional uterus due to its scarring, was fitted with her 45-year-old mother's womb that was retrieved mainly through keyhole surgery. The subsequent

  • Patients en-route hospitals in for bumpy ride

    20 May, 2017 2:52 AM 27

    ALLAHABAD: Shoddy restoration work after laying of sewer lines has turned otherwise smooth roads into a bumpy ride , with uneven concrete slabs covering the holes dug for the work dotting prime stretches in the city.The work executed by the Ganga Pollution Control Unit has affected several important roads, including ones that lead to prominent government

  • Your saliva may predict Alzheimer's disease risk

    19 May, 2017 9:39 AM 56

    Washington, May 19 Your spit may hold clues to future brain health, say scientists who have found that small molecules in saliva can help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease, a degenerative brain disorder with no cure and few reliable diagnostic tests, is predicted to reach epidemic proportions worldwide by 2050. Scientists

  • Pune doctors successfully perform country's first uterus transplant

    18 May, 2017 5:18 PM 34

    PUNE: A team of city doctors successfully performed country's first womb (uterus) transplant on a 21-year-old Solapur woman on Thursday. The woman, who suffers from congenital absence of uterus since birth, was fitted with her mother's womb so that she can conceive normally. The minimally invasive retrieval of the womb carried out mainly through key hole surgery