World’s first ovary transplant baby to see the light of world this week

Ovary TransplantA 38 year old woman declared to be sterile at 15 years of age, will give birth to a baby this week. She received an ovary transplant from her twin sister. This would be the first ovary transplant baby in the world.

The surgery has given hope to more than 100,000 British women who suffer an early menopause. It is also a ray of hope for those women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer.

Government doctors threaten to intensify stir

KarnatakaMedical services in all government hospitals of Karnataka, with the exception of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, could be on strike from Wednesday. About 6,000 government doctors, recruited by the department of health and family welfare have threatened to intensify their two-day strike.

Privacy row over putting Dutch medical charts on file

Dutch Health Minister Ab KlinkAmsterdam - If Dutch health minister Ab Klink has his way, the medical charts of all Dutch nationals will be stored in a single national database as of January 1.

From that day onwards, the family doctor can read what the neurologist has written down about his patient, while the neurologist can study his patient's medical history as registered by his family doctor.

Samaritan HIV+ ladies making difference to children’s lives in Jaipur

JaipurJaipur, Nov. 12 : Two HIV affected women despite being treated by their kith and kin as outcasts due to their disease have responded to the society in an inspirational manner. They have set up an orphanage for HIV afflicted kids in a colony for last two years here.

The kids, two girls and six boys between the age of 6-12, have been disowned by their respective parents and family elders.

Rotten egg gas reduces death risk from heart failure

Rotten egg gas reduces death risk from heart failureWashington, Nov 12: A new study on mice, by scientists at Emory University School of Medicine, has suggested that hydrogen sulphide may help treat humans with heart failure.

In the study, the researchers found that at low concentrations, the toxic gas hydrogen sulphide protects the hearts of mice from heart failure.

Sex hormones may influence hardening of arteries

Sex hormones may influence hardening of arteriesWashington, November 12: Johns Hopkins researchers say that naturally produced sex hormones may influence the risk and progression of atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as the hardening of the arteries.

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Cleaning houses may be bad for your kids' health

Washington D.C. [USA], April 18 : Dear parents, beware!

A combination therapy can now treat brain cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], April 17 : A team of researchers has discovered a vaccine, combined with high-dose chemotherapy, for treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

Excessive usage of phones up neck and upper back pain

London [UK], April 16 : Dear parents, ask your kids to spend less time on their cell phones as a study finds increase in number of patients with neck, disk hernias and alignment problems mainly due

Vaccine-chemotherapy combo offers hope for deadly brain cancer patients

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 15 : A team of researchers may have just hit pay dirt with a new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer-glioblastoma.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 21 : Discrimination is contributing to paediatric asthma rates among African American and Latino youths, according to a recent study.

This Summer, say no to body odour

New Delhi [India], Apr 19 : Summer is here and with this is sweat and rashes. Sweat leads to odour, which most of the time, is depressing and literally nightmarish!

Active or passive smoking leads to cancer in 'voice box'

New Delhi [India], Apr 19 : Tobacco is considered to be one of the most important avoidable lifestyle related cause of cancer in the world.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 24 : After knowing that burger and pizzas are unhealthy, why are we incapable from cutting them from our diets?

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed!

London [UK], April 22 : Skinny jeans or small sized clothes may fit the thin women well, but when it comes to mental health, things may not be the same for them.

Racial discrimination putting kids at asthma risk

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 21 : Discrimination is contributing to paediatric asthma rates among African American and Latino youths, according to a recent study.

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