Health

104-year-old scientist David Goodall ends life in Switzerland

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 17:08

Bern, May 10 (IANS) David Goodall, a 104-year-old Australian scientist who had campaigned for the legalisation of assisted dying in his home country, ended his life at a Swiss clinic on Thursday, a representative from the pro-euthanasia group Exit International said.

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Gujarat road accident victims to get Rs 50,000

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:42

Gandhinagar, May 9 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced that it will provide medical treatment up to Rs 50,000 to all road accident victims across the state.

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Addition of organ donation column in driving licence form hailed

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:58

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A social group pushing for a change in the driving licence application form to allow an applicant to pledge for his/her organ donation has welcomed the government move on this, saying awareness and easy process will encourage people to donate organs.

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Robotic surgery fast gaining popularity, acceptance: Experts

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:08

Mussourie (Uttarakhand), May 9 (IANS) More and more government-run hospitals and cancer institutes are increasingly adopting robotic surgery, experts in the field have said while informing that this reflected the growing acceptance of this form of surgery, which was already popular in many parts of the world.

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Malaria parasite may stay hidden in bone marrow

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:24

Washington, May 9 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that a malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, not only circulates in the blood but also takes up residence in the bone marrow.

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Simple step may cut risk of bladder cancer returning

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:28

New York, May 9 (IANS) Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, show the results of a new clinical trial.

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17 dead as Ebola returns in Congo

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 03:18

Kinshasa, May 9 (IANS) At least 17 people have been killed following signs of hemorrhagic fever in the Bikoro Health Zone in the Equateur Province in the northwest of Congo, according to the Minister of Health, Orly Ilunga.

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Cancer survivors to share their experiences at Hyderabad meet

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 21:14

Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Actress Gautami, noted classical danseuse Ananda Jayant and other caner survivors will share their experiences at Aarogya, a one-day international conference on cancer prevention to be held here on May 13.

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New protein linked to spread of breast cancer identified

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:16

Toronto, May 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent the spread of an aggressive type of breast cancer to other sites in the body, a process known as metastasis.

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First robot-assisted spinal surgery performed

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:38

New York, May 6 (IANS) A team of neurosurgeons led by an Indian-origin professor from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine performed the first-ever robot-assisted spinal surgery to successfully remove a rare tumour on the patient's neck.

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Father dies of heart attack as son writes exam

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 16:38

Kochi/Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The father of a Tamil Nadu youth who was writing the medical entrance exam in Kerala's Ernakulam district died of a heart attack on Sunday, said a hotel employee where the two had checked in a day earlier.

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