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Growing Ears in Boy ‘Miracle’ for Mom But It’s Surgery for Dr. Murthy of Ohio

Dr Ananth Murthy

For Dr Ananth Murthy, it was a tedious surgery, a challenge and competence but for the mother of the 8-year-old recipient, it was a ‘miracle’. The boy, Elijah Bell, was born with under-developed ears, called bilateral atresia microtia, a rare birth defect that affects one in three lakhs. The boy, a second-grade student at Frazer Elementary in Canton, Ohio, had ...

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Director Rajkumar Hirani to be Discharged This Evening: Aamir Khan

Rajkumar Hirani’s top hero Aamir Khan visited the hospitalized director of PK and 3 Idiots on Tuesday and tweeted later saying the creator of Munnabhai trend is fine and set to be released this evening. [‘PK’ Director Rajkumar Hirani Falls Off Bike, Undergoing Surgery Now] “For all those concerned about Raju Hirani, I have just met him in hospital. He ...

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‘PK’ Director Rajkumar Hirani Falls Off Bike, Undergoing Surgery Now

Rajkumar Hirani, the director of top blockbusters “3 Idiots”, “Munnabhai” and “PK” was hospitalized with a broken jaw when a bike he was test-riding in the night met with accident. He was not wearing a helmet. When Hirani’s employee who had purchased an Enfield bike offered Hirani to test-ride it, the director jumped on it without a helmet and fell ...

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Is Jayalalitha Seriously Ill? No, Says AIADMK

Amid controversy about the health of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, for not being seen at the Secretariat for 10 days, rumours have been ripe in the media, with her bete noir Subramaniam Swamy hinting that she would be flying soon to the US for treatment. However, the AIADMK has brushed aside all the rumours as baseless and even ...

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Tired of Migraine pain? Here’s a new set of drugs that show promise to cure

Migraine pain could be exhausting, prevailing for longer days and leaving you with disturbed vision frequently. Migraine Research Foundation defines migraine as not just a headache, but “an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe recurring intense throbbing pain one side of the head.” A new research has shown that a new set of drugs namely ...

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Appalling AIIMS: How a Poor Child’s Kidneys Went Missing After Operation?

India’s premier institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS has always been in the news of late, both for positive or negative surgeries. While las month’s brain-incision surgery to correct epilepsy made the institute proud of its achievements, this week another news turned around the publicity for AIIMS. A poor father of six-year-old daughter alleged that the surgeons ...

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Shocked! Brain Tumour in Yamini, an Embryonic Twin!

An Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad underwent brain surgery to find what she jokingly called her “evil twin sister who’s been torturing me for the past 26 years”. Doctors who performed brain surgery on Yamini Karanam, 26, in Los Angeles were shocked to find that instead of a tumour, she had an embryonic twin in her head, according ...

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AIIMS Successfully Conducts Laser Surgery to Cure Epilepsy Patients

Three patients, including a four-year-old, suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy successfully underwent an advanced minimally invasive technique using laser at the AIIMS, doctors said here on Tuesday. The patients aged 4, 23 and 24 were admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on April 7 and underwent the surgery between April 9-10. The treatment was also part of technology ...

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Music Reduces Pain in Kids After a Major Surgery

A new study found that listening to songs after a major surgery results in significant reduction in pain. f songs can significantly reduce pain in pediatric patients after a major surgery. “Audio therapy is an exciting, inexpensive opportunity and should be considered by hospitals as an important strategy to minimise pain in children undergoing major surgery,” explained study senior author ...

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Safe: Smaller Blood Transfusions Good for Patients

Patients with heart disease, who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients who received more blood, the findings showed. The researchers found no evidence of increased mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer or severe infection due to the amount of the blood given ...

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Ancient Science in Mythology Baffles Modern Day Indians

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi blended mythology with ancient science by mentioning Ganesh surgery weeks ago, BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday came up with another interesting comment, claiming astrology is far ahead of science, calling it a “pygmy” compared to astrology. Not relenting, the MP further put his foot in his mouth saying “All streams of science are ...

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Sterilisation Death: Brinda Karat Blames WHO

A week after 13 women died in the sterilisation tragedy in Chhattisgarh, CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday alleged that the World Health Organisation (WHO) was equally responsible for the botched up sterilisations in the state since the government programme was being funded by the organisation. "Sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh was being funded by the WHO and it needs to ...

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Chhattisgarh Sterilisation Tragedy: UN Panel Seeks Accountability for Deaths

The UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have come out against "any forms of incentives" for adopting contraceptives and sought accountability for Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths. Reacting to the deaths of 13 women who underwent sterilisation operation in Chattisgarh, Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the Fund known by its acronym, UNFPA, and Tewodros Melesse, the director-general of ...

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