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  • 'Superbugs making gonorrhoea hard to treat'

    8 July, 2017 5:49 AM 56

    Antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea -a common sexually-transmitted infection -much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported based on data from 77 countries. In India, though the disease burden is not very high, the alarming rate of anti-microbial resistance is a threat to treatment. India has already

  • Doctor dies of dengue fever in Malappuram

    7 July, 2017 3:13 AM 52

    Malappuram: A doctor died due to dengue infection at Edavannappara in the district on Thursday. Dr. K.P Serena, who was undergoing treatment for past one week, succumbed to the infection at a private hospital in Kozhikode. 36-year-old Serena was serving at a private hospital in Chelari. The district saw two deaths from viral fever on Thursday and 25 more cases

  • 2 women test positive for swine flu, more cases likely soon

    5 July, 2017 11:56 AM 78

    With nip in temperature and humidity, two cases of swine flu (H1N1 positive) were reported in the city on Tuesday. Both the patients are females. This year, 79 people were found to have been infected with the virus out of which 12 died. According to the health department of the civic body, there is a likelihood of increase in the number of such cases

  • Cancer survivors less likely to get pregnant: study

    4 July, 2017 10:55 AM 61

    Cancer survivors are 38 per cent less likely to become pregnant as compared to their healthy counterparts, a study has found. They found only 6,627 pregnancies among the cancer survivors when nearly 11,000 would have been expected in a comparable group from the general population. For women who had not been pregnant before their cancer diagnosis, 20.6 per cent of the cancer

  • Liquid nitrogen drink burns hole in bizman's stomach

    4 July, 2017 5:49 AM 50

    A 30-year-old businessman had to get part of his stomach removed after he gulped down a drink laced with liquid nitrogen, which burnt a hole in his innards. Businessman Sumeet Prasad (name changed) was partying with friends at a Gurgaon pub. They ordered the pub's latest offering -a cocktail with liquid nitrogen to make it freeze instantly . Prasad quickly

  • Abortion plea: Supreme Court allows woman to abort 26-week foetus due to abnormalities

    4 July, 2017 3:02 AM 83

    The Supreme Court today permitted a West Bengal-based woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus suffering from severe cardiac ailments. The Supreme Court on Monday permitted a West Bengal-based woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus suffering from severe cardiac ailments. The apex court relied on the report

  • SC allows 26-week pregnant lady to abort her fetus suffering from congenital problem

    3 July, 2017 12:22 PM 42

    NEW DELHI: As the proposed amendment in abortion law is getting delayed to allow abortion beyond 20-weeks, the Supreme Court on Monday came to the rescue of yet another pregnant woman and permitted her to abort her 26-week fetus suffering from severe cardiac problem. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar allowed the abortion plea of Kolkata-based

  • Why 'healthy' vegetable crisps are worse than regular crisps

    3 July, 2017 7:49 AM 85

    Washington: Snacking on delicious sweet potato, beetroot and carrot crisps might not be so healthy, as a study has found that vegetable crisps have higher levels of saturated fat and salt, which may raise the level of cholesterol in blood. Eating foods that contain saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. High levels of LDL cholesterol

  • Swine flu kills senior doctor in Shimla

    3 July, 2017 2:34 AM 58

    Swine flu claimed the life of a senior doctor here. The victim, Dr R G Sood (60), professor and head of radiology department at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here, was admitted at the IGMCH on June 23. H1N1 flu, also called swine flu, is caused by a type of influenza-a virus. Influenza, commonly known as "flu" has the peculiar capability

  • Dead baby 'moves' at burial ground, sparks fly at MGM hospital

    3 July, 2017 2:04 AM 37

    A premature baby declared dead by a team of doctors at MGM Hospital​ allegedly showed movements minutes before the burial. The medical staff, however, maintained that the baby was certified as dead after a thorough examination. MGM Hospital is the biggest government hospital in Telangana WARANGAL: Tension prevailed at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM)