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Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths. The IMA, which had called a suo motu inquiry into the deaths of over 70 children, said its team found out that the liquid o...

2 days ago
Fasting Nepali doctor's condition worsens, supporters clash with police

Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Supporters of a senior surgeon whose fast unto death seeking reforms in Nepals medical education system entered the 23rd day on Tuesday clashed with security personnel as his condition deteriorated. Supporters of Dr Govinda K.C. scuffled with security personnel when they tried to enter into the prohibited zone outside Parliament Building in Baneshwor, Kathmandu, ...

10 days ago
Mobile videos may help parents stick to infants' sleep practices

New York, Aug 8 (IANS) A mobile programme of informational videos and messages may improve parents' adherence to safe sleep practices for infants, new research has found. The researchers tested two different types of educational interventions. The first involved nurses teaching new parents about safe sleep practices for infants while still in the hospital. The the second intervention -- ...

23 days ago
Degenerative brain disease affects most football players

Washington, July 26 (IANS) A progressive, degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99 per cent of former National Football League (NFL) players whose brains were donated for research after their deaths, a study said. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), on Tuesday said CTE may be more common among f...

1 month ago
Artificial sweeteners may up obesity, heart disease risk

Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Worried about your ever increasing waistline? Cut down the use of artificial sweeteners as they may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, a study has warned. Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. The findings showed th...

1 month ago
Terminally ill Chinese dissident's condition worsens

Beijing, July 6 (IANS) The health of dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has terminal stage liver cancer, has worsened, according to the hospital where he is being treated. Liu's abdominal swelling has deteriorated due to an accumulation of liquid. A medical team led by liver cancer specialist Mao Yilei has been sent to examine him and decide the further course of tr...

2 months ago
Experimental Ebola vaccine found safe in humans

Toronto, June 19 (IANS) An experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be safe for humans, according to the results of an early clinical trial. The researchers also found that high antibodies were present in participants six months after immunisation, indicating its potential to protect people from the deadly virus. The results of this trial were positive and very promising, sa...

2 months ago
New experimental Ebola vaccine found safe in humans

Toronto, June 19 (IANS) Canadian researchers in a clinical trial have developed a vaccine for disease caused by Ebola virus. The study found that the recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus-Zaire Ebola virus (rVSV-ZEBOV) is well-tolerated and showed no safety concerns. The rVSV-ZEBOV is a recombinant, replication competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based candidate vaccine express...

2 months ago
Private clinics shut for day to protest Karnataka law

Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Around 15,000 private clinics across Karnataka remained shut on Friday as hundreds of doctors rallied in the state capital to demand withdrawal of a proposed amendment to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, 2007. We took out a rally from Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station to Freedom Park at the city centre. The rally was peaceful, ...

2 months ago
'Forceps, vacuum deliveries more traumatic than C-section'

Toronto, June 6 (IANS) Compared to Caesarean section deliveries, midpelvic deliveries with forceps and vacuum may cause greater trauma to mothers and babies, a new study has said. Midpelvic operative vaginal deliveries using forceps or vacuum application are carried out when the baby's head is midway through the mother's pelvis. Circumstances like foetal distress during labour ...

2 months ago
Uttarakhand private doctors on token strike, demand security

Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) Doctors of private hospitals in Uttarakhand on Tuesday went on a four-hour token strike to protest growing incidents of violence against them, an Indian Medical Association (IMA) official said. The token strike caused inconvenience to the critically ill patients. IMA's Regional General Secretary D.D. Chowdhary said that despite their best efforts to save l...

2 months ago
Activists say IMA trying to 'decriminalise' sex determination

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Girl child activists on Monday accused the Indian Medical Association (IMA) of trying to decriminalise sex determination through its 'Dilli Chalo' protest here. Activist Neelam Singh, member of National Monitoring and Inspection Committee (NMIC) of the PC-PNDT Act, told media persons here that the IMA was trying to turn sex determination into a civil offence, rat...

2 months ago
IMA trying to 'decriminalise' sex determination: Activists

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Girl child activists on Monday accused the Indian Medical Association (IMA) of trying to decriminalise sex determination through its 'Dilli Chalo' protest here on Tuesday. Activist Neelam Singh, member of National Monitoring and Inspection Committee (NMIC) of the PC-PNDT Act, said the IMA was trying to turn sex determination into a civil offence, rather than a cr...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

2 months ago
News items prove that annoying people are often useful

I have an ethics issue. What do you do when you're having an argument on Facebook and an incredibly stupid, annoying person joins in, but they're on your side? It's shocking that society has no answers for the huge moral dilemmas of today. It's an odd truth that annoying people often turns out to be useful. A case in point was sent to me by reader Ann Chin recently. A daring robber raide...

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