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8 days ago
Delhi hospital treats Tanzanian baby with rare heart disease

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A year-old baby from Tanzania was blessed with a new lease of life after doctors here successfully conducted a complex surgery to treat him from a rare congenital heart disease. Baby Fravianous was suffering from Hemitruncus where he did not have his right lung and the blood vessel that carries blood to the organ and also had a big hole in his heart, said the doc...

1 month ago
Delhi hospital cures 4-month-old Nepal girl of eye cancer

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) A four-month-old girl from Nepal diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer that causes loss of vision due to abnormal growth in retina, can now see the world, thanks to treatment at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals here. The girl, Sampada, is fully cured now, but still visits the Delhi facility on a regular basis for check-ups, the hospital ...

1 month ago
How tobacco smoke can affect your heart

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) While the popular belief is that smoking largely affects the lungs because they get directly exposed to inhaled smoke, health experts warn that it also impacts the entire cardiovascular system. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), smoking tobacco is globally the second leading cause of heart diseases after high blood pressure. Nearly 12 per cent of c...

1 month ago
Two firearm suppliers held with 28 pistols

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Two gunrunners have been arrested on charge of supplying illegal firearms to criminals and their gangs in the National Capital Region, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. As many as 28 countrymade pistols were seized from them. Salamuddin, 31, and Bhagat Singh, 41, of Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and Rajasthan's Bharatpur respectively were arrested on Monday evening on a ti...

1 month ago
Delhi Metro's Magenta Line fully operational, open from Tuesday

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday inaugurated the remaining portion of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, making operational the full service running from Noida's Botanical Garden to west Delhi's Janakpuri. The 25-km stretch from Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi to Janakpuri West station was the longest stret...

1 month ago
Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate...

1 month ago
Prenatal hypertension can affect foetus growth, warn experts

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Preeclampsia -- a high-blood pressure condition during gestation -- can potentially restrict the growth of the foetus and affect pregnancy outcomes, say city-based health experts. Preeclampsia usually gets triggered around 20 weeks of pregnancy and can be potentially life-threatening. :It can lead to preterm birth or stillbirths as well as early neonatal deaths.<...

2 months ago
India launches biggest city gas distribution auction

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In a major step towards ushering in a clean gas-based economy, India on Tuesday launched its biggest auction of city gas distribution (CGD) networks, offering permits for selling compressed and piped natural gas (CNG and PNG) in 86 geographical areas. Awards from the 9th CGD licensing round would help bring gas coverage to 174 districts in 22 states and Union Terr...

2 months ago
All India Open Challenge figure skating championships end

Gurugram, April 29 (IANS) The All India Open Challenge figure skating championships concluded at the iSKATE- ice skating rink & cafe at Ambience Mall here on Sunday. The competition, organised by the Ice Skating Association of India and Indraprastha Ice Skating Association, witnessed 30 competitors from various parts of India. The figure skating challenge had separate competi...

3 months ago
How office colleagues helped save brain stroke patient

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) At a time of growing distrust and general indifference to human suffering, doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here on Thursday noted how prompt action of office colleague in one instance and of a spouse in another case helped give two brain stroke patients a new lease of life. Brain stroke is generally perceived as a life-altering event, which leaves the p...

3 months ago
Indian team among 4 'Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018' finalists

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A team of four Indian students has been shortlisted among the finalists for a global innovation competition by Swedish communication technology Ericsson, the company said on Wednesday. The 'Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018' is a global competition that invites university students to collaborate with experts to envision the future of information and communication ...

3 months ago
Non-subsided LPG reduced by Rs 35/cylinder, jet fuel cut

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Prices of non-subsidised LPG, or cooking gas, have been reduced by Rs 35.50 per cylinder, and that of the subsidised one by a marginal Rs 1.74, according to state-run oil marketing companies, even as public sector Indraprastha Gas Ltd hiked the rates for piped and compressed natural gas (CNG) supply to cities in the national capital region. As per the revised ra...

3 months ago
Indraprastha Gas hikes CNG, PNG prices

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) State-run Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) raised the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) by 90 paise per kg and of domestic piped gas by Rs 1.15 per standard cubic metres (SCM) in Delhi, effective Monday, following the change in the rate of domestic natural gas prices payable to producers. As part of the six-monthly official revision of rates, the domestic natural ...

3 months ago
Delhiites at high risk of suffering from brittle bones

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A new study has found that people in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones which can cause fractures even with simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60 per cent of the respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent already had osteoporosis. Osteopenia is a condition...

4 months ago
Early detection key to treat neuroendocrine tumour: Expert

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Neuroendocrine tumour -- a rare disease that came into the spotlight with Bollywood star Irrfan Khan revealing on Friday that he has been diagnosed with it -- is treatable if detected early, a city-based neurologist said. The disease, which according to doctors is a quite rare disease and more common in males in the age group 30-50, occurs in less than one per ...

4 months ago
Brett Lee pitches for mandatory hearing loss screening for newborns

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Nearly sixty per cent cases of hearing loss in children are preventable with early intervention, says former Australian cricket sensation Brett Lee, emphasising the need to make the new-born screen test mandatory in India. Deafness, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), refers to the complete loss of hearing ability in one or both ears, while hearin...

4 months ago
Government begins trial of 'anti-pollution towers' in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to curb air pollution in the city, the Delhi government on Friday started the trial of anti-pollution towers, an official said. The anti-pollution towers absorb particulate matter in the air and release clean air back into the atmosphere. Delhi government has initiated the testing of anti-pollution towers at Indraprastha Marg Flyover, ITO, on pi...

5 months ago
Is heart a casualty after cancer survival?

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) While cancer has almost become one among the lifestyle diseases today, advances in treatment have ensured a growing number of survivors. But, are these survivors living a healthy life going ahead? The answer seems to be no. Instead, they are more likely to die from heart diseases. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), from 14 million cancer cases recor...

5 months ago
Is heart a casualty after cancer survival?

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) While cancer has almost become one among the lifestyle diseases today, advances in treatment have ensured a growing number of survivors. But, are these survivors living a healthy life going ahead? The answer seems to be no. Instead, they are more likely to die from heart diseases. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), from 14 million cancer cases recor...

5 months ago
Is heart a casualty after cancer survival?

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) While cancer has almost become one among the lifestyle diseases today, advances in treatment have ensured a growing number of survivors. But, are these survivors living a healthy life going ahead? The answer seems to be no. Instead, they are more likely to die from heart diseases. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), from 14 million cancer cases recor...

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