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3 days ago
Regulation of healthcare needed to check corruption: Khurshid

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said a strong regulatory system is needed to check widespread corruption in the Indian healthcare sector where 25 per cent of the money spent on health is lost due to fraud. What you need really is a profound regulatory system. Regulation is itself something that can go wrong but if we have a good clear regulatory syst...

4 days ago
Former Gujarat BJP MLA Kalsaria joins Congress

New Delhi/Ahmedabad, July 11 (IANS) Former Gujarat BJP MLA Kanu Kalsaria, who had successfully spearheaded a huge public agitation against a Nirma cement plant in the state's Mahuva, on Wednesday evening joined the Congress party after a meeting with party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Kalsaria, who is a social activist and a surgeon, drifted away from the BJP while running the ag...

5 days ago
Vector-borne diseases rear head amid health staff crunch in Gurugram

Gurugram, July 11 (IANS) Over four dozen suspected cases of vector-borne diseases have been reported in Gurugram this year, including a confirmed case of dengue, even as informed sources on Wednesday claimed a severe health staff crunch. Civil Hospital records say 17 cases of suspected dengue have been reported this season till now, including one confirmed case. Four suspected cases of m...

6 days ago
High-end procedure saves Nigerian woman, her uterus

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) A Nigerian woman suffering from adenomyosis, a severe uterus problem, for 12 years has been successfully operated through OSADA procedure, which cuts out the diseased tissue but keeps the uterus intact, a city-based hospital said on Tuesday. Blessing, the young woman who like her peers wanted a career, marriage and children, was diagnosed with massive adenomyosi...

6 days ago
Reimagining employability in India: A singular imperative

The singular expectation from university education is guaranteed employability and, thus, a return on investment. When this fails to happen, it is because the quality of education does not respond to market demand. Drawing on data from 60,000 graduates pan-India, an employability solutions company noted that around 47 percent of Indian graduates are unemployable. According to a McKinsey ...

10 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...

11 days ago
Benefits of feeding dogs right during monsoon

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Hair shedding, immunity issues or an infection -- the answer to these problems faced by your dog can be found in their diet, say experts. Chandrakanta Padhi, Purina Pet Expert, and Vinod Sharma, Veterinary Surgeon, Training from RSPCA (UK) and Zurich Veterinary College, suggest a few dietary tips and tricks to take care of your pet this monsoon: * Fightin...

12 days ago
HC asks NBCC, DDA to explain redevelopment in Delhi colonies

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Criticizing the replacement of two-storey buildings with high rises, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed response from the NBCC and DDA and explain the meaning of redevelopment and banned the axing of 16,500 trees for a residential project till further orders. Redevelopment is not done on the basis of constructing building. You cannot replace two-...

13 days ago
Cells from man's pancreas implanted in his liver

Milan, July 3 (IANS/AKI) In a path-breaking medical case, insulin-making beta cells were successfully removed from the pancreas of a 19-year-old motorbike accident victim and transplanted to his liver by doctors in Italy, saving the man from the risk of becoming diabetic. In the pioneering case, surgeons at Brescia's Civil Hospitals performed a laparoscopy to remove the head and tail of ...

13 days ago
Body of Kolkata boy found in drum, sister-in-law arrested

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) The body of an eight-year-old boy was found inside a water-filled drum in his residence here and his sister-in-law was subsequently arrested on the charge of alleged murder, police said on Tuesday. The body of Raju Das, 8, was found inside a water-filled drum kept in the bathroom of his residence on June 29. Subsequently, the autopsy surgeon verbally opined that de...

19 days ago
Contempt plea in HC against NBCC for tree cutting

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking contempt action against the National Buildings Construction Corp (NBCC), tasked with redeveloping six south Delhi colonies, for allegedly violating its undertaking to the court not to cut trees till July 4 for residential projects here. The contempt petition was mentioned before a bench of Justice...

19 days ago
General Atlantic invests $130 mn in KIMS Hospitals

Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Leading global growth equity firm General Atlantic has invested $130 million to acquire minority stake in Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS Hospitals), a leading multi-disciplinary provider of healthcare services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it was announced on Wednesday. KIMS announced that it has received a strategic growth investment from Genera...

21 days ago
Don't cut trees till July 4: Delhi HC

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a relief to residents, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked authorities not to axe till July 4 the 16,500 trees set to be cut for a residential project here. A bench of Justice Vinod Goel and Justice Rekha Palli asked the National Buildings Construction Corp (NBCC), which was tasked with redeveloping six south Delhi colonies, not to cut the trees till the nex...

21 days ago
Delhi HC stays cutting of trees till July 4

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a relief to residents, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked authorities not to axe till July 4 the 16,500 trees sanctioned by the Centre for the redevelopment of six south Delhi colonies. A bench of Justice Vinod Goel and Justice Rekha Palli directed the National Buildings Construction Corp (NBCC) not to cut the trees till the next date of hearing on July 4.<...

26 days ago
Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients. A new age yoga start-up in the national capital region, Karma Spark is offering clinical yoga therapy for curing Polycystic Ovaria...

28 days ago
I enjoy being in front of the camera: Manushi Chillar

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Every beauty pageant winner finds her next move to Bollywood, so will Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar, who is going to give away her Miss India title to her successor on Tuesday night and the Miss World crown later this year, do the same? She says though she has discovered her love for the camera of late, her Bollywood decision is something she would like to leave for th...

1 month ago
New robotic system may boost Parkinson's treatment

Hong Kong, June 16 (IANS) Scientists have developed a robotic system that can perform brain surgeries within a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to facilitate the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a kind of stereotactic neurosurgery that can treat neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson's disease. I...

1 month ago
More men turning to plastic surgery to enhance looks: Study

New York, June 14 (IANS) If you thought that only women go under the knife for beauty enhancement, think again. According to a study, there has been an increase in cosmetic procedures in men, both young and old, from liposuction, tummy tucks, breast reductions to botox. The study, released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, showed that a lot of young men are looking for body co...

1 month ago
Easy ways to fix post-workout soreness

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Soreness after an intense workout is part of the package. It cannot be completely overcome. However, it can be managed efficiently with proper care. Eat cherries, take out some time to relax after workout and try to sleep, suggest experts. Badal Upreti, Personal Trainer, Anytime Fitness, has shared how to overcome post-workout soreness: * Cherries help i...

1 month ago
This iPhone app can detect dementia symptoms early

Tokyo, June 10 (IANS) Japanese researchers have developed an iPhone app that can detect early signs of dementia, the media reported. The free iTUG app can detect walking impediments indicative of possible dementia by measuring a user's walking speed and time, among other factors, The Mainichi reported. Using the smartphone's internal sensors the app measures the speed of the subj...

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