Tag Archives: doctors

Latest Update Negative on Lance Naik Hanumanthappa

As his mother and wife are in the hospital already, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad is battling for life with his condition declining from critical but stable to most critical on Wednesday night. The Army Research and Referral Hospital said his condition had worsened “despite aggressive therapy and supportive care” roping in experts from AIIMS. “He continues to remain extremely critical ...

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India Starting Online Registry to Combat Hepatitis Better

Taking a major step ahead to combat Hepatitis about whose subsistence nearly 75 percent individuals are unaware in India, the country’s foremost gastroenterologists have declared that an online registry will soon get underway in order to record the growing numbers of hepatitis patients, as per media reports. The registry will be a fragment of the recently created Indian National Association ...

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Russian Scientists Develop Nanosensors to Find Cancer, HIV and More with Mobile Phone

Russian scientists have developed a nano-sensor to detect cancerous tumours, viral disease markers for HIV, hapatitis and herpes, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable diseases. The ultracompact nonomechanical sensors help analyze chemical elements and detect bio-dynamics indicating the diseases, said researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The sensor can help doctors identify tumour markers, ...

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Swollen neck glands may indicate cancer: Study advises against ignoring them

Persistent swollen neck glands indicate a high risk of lymphoma, a type of cancer, according to a new research. The findings suggested that those patients with unexplained swollen neck glands should be referred for specialist investigations. “Our research has revealed the importance of persistent swollen lymph glands, particularly in the neck, as part of cancer,” said professor Willie Hamilton from ...

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Apollo Doctor Develops OncoCollect Software for Standardising Cancer Treatment in India

In its pursuit to develop medical software nearer to track ongoing treatment of patients, Apollo Hospitals Oncology department under Dr Ramesh Nimmagadda has developed a cancer tracking software called OncoCollect. The software helps doctors to keep track of their patients and their response to treatment for cancer, in line with similar software developed recently to track tuberculosis (TB). [See: New TB ...

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How ‘ghost’ teachers keep haunting Punjab medical colleges?

By Jaideep Sarin   Medical science may not believe in the ghost stories but unethical practices adopted by private medical colleges and unscrupulous doctors in the region have put a big question mark on the standard of education being imparted and the kind of doctors being churned out by these institutions. With 436 ‘ghost’ teachers being discovered by the Punjab ...

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Twitter better to share health research: Study

Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. The study, presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), finds more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are ...

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Modi Seeks Linking Centre-State Health Schemes, Urges Doctors’ Accountability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the health ministry to set up mechanisms to link both Centre and State governments’ numerous health care schemes and to ensure more accountability for doctors and health officials in the public sector. “In order to achieve the desired goal of health for all, there is a need to substantially improve the efficiency of existing ...

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Low blood sugar too causes damage to your heart: New Study

Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia, which occurs when a patient’s blood glucose goes dangerously low, can trigger potentially fatal cardiovascular events like stroke or heart attack, a new research led by an Indian-origin doctor has found. The risk of heart diseases associated with high blood sugar are already known. Hypoglycaemia is one of the most common and serious side effects ...

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Indian Quarantined at Delhi Airport Tested Negative for Ebola

The Indian man, who had travelled to Liberia and got infected with Ebola but cured, continues to be symptom free and his tests for the killer virus have been found negative, an official statement said Saturday. “The 26-year-old male, Indian, who had undergone Ebola treatment in Liberia, is presently quarantined at Airport Health Organization Quarantine Centre, New Delhi,” the statement ...

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Modi says ‘India Lagging in Medical Research’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and more work should be done in this area, in New Delhi on Monday. Modi said, “India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and much more needs to be done… We should focus on research, particularly on case history. This can be ...

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‘Electronic Skin’: New Hope for Parkinson’s or Epilepsy Patients is Here

Here is a tattoo-like thin wearable device that can store your body information and deliver medicine to your body, besides collecting patient health, treatment and monitoring at one time. Researchers in the US have created an ‘electronic skin’ that can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin. The technology could aid ...

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Beware of Health Apps! Time to check, Certify, say scientists

In view of the rising abundance of mobile health apps, a team of scientists and doctors have called for an objective review and certification process of mobile heath Apps that are not regulated by the government and available for free or paid downloads. In an article titled ‘In Search of a Few Good Apps’ published in the journal JAMA, they ...

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