Health Update

12 suspected cases of swine flu: R.M.L. Medical Superintendent

12 suspected cases of swine flu: R.M.L. Medical SuperintendentNew Delhi, Jan 9 : The Medical Superintendent of R. M. L. Hospital, Dr. H. K. Kar, on Friday said twelve cases of swine flu have been suspected so far out of which three were found positive, two have been discharged and one died.

"So far, we have admitted 12 suspected cases of Swine flu infection, out of which three were found positive, two have been discharged and one died," Dr. Kar said.


Meet the man who had turn signal lever stuck in arm for 51 years

Meet the man who had turn signal lever stuck in arm for 51 yearsWashington, Jan 3 : A man from Granite City, Illinoishas finally undergone surgery to get a 7-inch turn signal lever removed from his left arm.

Arthur Lampitt smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck, which broke his hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed, Fox News reported.


Eight women die in a week after Caesarean section in Ooty

Eight women die in a week after Caesarean section in OotyOoty, Dec 31 : Eight pregnant women have lost their lives in a week after undergoing Caesarean section in Ooty.

Most of the deaths occurred between December 24 and December 30.

Some of the patients, who were referred to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital after developing complications, also did not survive.

Relatives said most of them died of excessive bleeding post surgery.


West Bengal: 13 infants die in Govt. run hospital

West Bengal: 13 infants die in Govt. run hospitalMalda (West Bengal) Nov 8 : As many as 13 infants have died in the past 72 hours in the government-run Malda Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal.

Hospital authorities confirmed on Friday that 13 deaths were reported after the infants were admitted to the hospital in critical condition. All the children brought to the hospital were underweight.


Scientists develop 'antibacterial gel' to kill hospital superbugs

Scientists develop 'antibacterial gel' to kill hospital superbugsWashington, Aug 19 : Scientists have created the very first antibacterial gel that acts to kill the most resistant hospital superbugs.

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough by developing the innovative gel that slays Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E. coli using natural proteins.


First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

malaria vaccines Washington, July 29 : A new study has demonstrated how a first-ever controlled malaria infection clinical trial in Africa has paved a way for the development of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.

Salim Abdullah, PhD, principal investigator of the study said that they were extremely excited by the good results of this malaria challenge test, which opens up unprecedented opportunity for evaluation of new malaria drugs and vaccines in Africa.


Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in last 24 hours

Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in last 24 hoursMalda, (West Bengal), July 12 (ANI): Seven infants have died in the past 24 hours at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital.

The children were all below one year of age.

The primary cause behind the deaths was septicemia, low weight and respiratory problems as informed by medical superintendent Jotish Kumar Sarkar.


Food addicts don't have strong will power: Study

Food addicts don't have strong will power: StudyLondon, June 13 : The researchers from the University of Luxembourg have found that food addicts lack contemplative will power.

Professor Claus Voegele from the University said that all addictions are similar in that the sufferer craves to excess the feel-good buzz they receive from chemical neurotransmitters produced when they eat, gamble, smoke, have sex or take drugs.


REM sleep disorder a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease

REM sleep disorder a sign of impending neurodegenerative diseaseWashington, June 10 - The sleep disorder in particular, called REM behavior disorder, could be a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson's and dementia, scientists have claimed.


Over 100 lives claimed by Ebola in Guinea

Over 100 lives claimed by Ebola in GuineaConakry, April 9 : Over 100 people, out of 157 people infected, have died in the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the country's health authorities said.

"There was a marked reduction in the spread of the disease," said Sakoba Keita, head of the disease prevention unit, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

A total of 20 cases and eight deaths have been reported in the capital city of Conakry.


Taking smartphones, iPads to bed could make you an insomniac

Taking smartphones, iPads to bed could make you an insomniacLondon, Apr 5 : As insomnia becomes a serious epidemic, experts have revealed that more than 28 million people do not get at least seven hours a night.

While partying and pulling all-nighters are obvious culprits, researchers are also blaming the use of phones, tablets and TVs before bed.

And some of us are so attached to our gadgets that we even take them to bed with us, the Daily Star reported.


Ebola toll rises to 84 in Guinea

Ebola toll rises to 84 in GuineaConakry, April 3 : Guinea's health authorities Thursday said four new ebola cases have been reported in the country, bringing the total number of ebola patients to 134 out of which 84 have succumbed to the viral disease.

The disease is mostly widespread in the southern regional towns of Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou and the capital Conakry, Xinhua reported.


'Heaviest' Briton sheds record weight in India!

'Heaviest' Briton sheds record weight in India!Pune, March 4 : A 31-year old Briton, who was the country's heaviest person three years ago, has shed a whopping 170 kg from 310 kg after undergoing bariatric surgery at a hospital in India and should stabilise at 110 kg, his proud medico said.


Doctors perform heart surgery on 70-year-old woman

Doctors perform heart surgery on 70-year-old womanNew Delhi, Feb 26 : A hospital here performed a successful open-heart surgery on a 70-year-old woman who has one kidney and a history of breast cancer, from Chhattisgarh's Raipur town.

Nirmala, who was surviving on a single kidney after donating one to her brother earlier, underwent the surgery successfully at the Fortis Escorts Heart hospital here and is recuperating.


This pillow can stop your snorer husband!

This pillow can stop your snorer husband!New York, Feb 17 : Trouble having sleep with a partner who begins snoring the moment he hits the sack - leaving you changing positions all night? Forget thinking about that sleep apnea mask and try a nudging pillow instead.

The snore-triggered nudging pillow has a microphone that picks up the sonic vibrations of snoring.


After 20 miscarriages, woman has baby thanks to malaria pill

After 20 miscarriages, woman has baby thanks to malaria pillLondon, January 17 : A woman who had 20 miscarriages has been blessed with a baby boy following treatment with an anti-malaria pill.

The 37-year-old woman, who spent 11 years trying to have a child, said that it was like a "dream come true" when she became pregnant after the treatment which used hydroxychloroquine tablets to suppress her immune system, the Independent reported.


Can sex make you smarter? Yes it can!

Can sex make you smarter? Yes it can!Melbourne, Jan 14 : Scientists have found that having sex helps improve mental performance and boosts the production of neurons in the hippocampus, the part of the brain where long term memories are made.

According to the Atlantic, researchers at the University of Maryland discovered that rats showed signs of improved cognitive function and 'hippocampal' function when they had sex, News. com. au reported.


Two in five kids don't have right BMI: Survey

Two in five kids don't have right BMI: SurveyNew Delhi, Dec 3 : Two out of five kids in India were found not to have the right Body Mass Index (BMI) levels, according to a health and fitness survey which covered 77,669 children in 176 schools across the country.

The children were in the age group of 7-17 years from 176 schools in 68 cities and 17 states. The fitness parameters were measured over a period of 24 months.


Mystery disease claims 12 lives in Bihar

Mystery disease claims 12 lives in BiharPatna, Nov 27 : A mysterious disease has left 12 people, including three women, dead in Bihar's East Champaran district in the past four days, officials said Wednesday.

East Champaran district magistrate Sridhar C. said all the deaths occurred in Bahurupia and Phulwaria areas of the Sugauli block, and were due to an unknown disease.

"A team of medical experts is examining the cause of the death," Sridhar said.


Baby miraculously comes back to life after being declared dead for 10 hrs

Baby miraculously comes back to life after being declared dead for 10 hrsNew York, Nov 19 : A newborn baby was declared dead after 35 minutes of his birth but was found to be alive, when her father came to collect her body after 10 hours.

The Columbian baby, now-named Milagros, which means "miracles", was born prematurely at St. Francis hospital in Quibdo.

The mother, Jenny Hurtado was only 27 weeks pregnant, when she was rushed to the hospital, the New York Daily News reported.


Dengue crosses 4,500 mark in Delhi

Dengue crosses 4,500 mark in DelhiNew Delhi, Nov 4 : The number of dengue cases in Delhi has risen to 4,618 from 4,402 on Oct 28, a municipal health official said Monday.

The vector borne disease has claimed six lives but no fatality has been reported in the past week.

An additional 53 cases have been reported from the rest of the National Capital Region.


Dengue cases go up to 4,207 in Delhi

Dengue cases go up to 4,207 in DelhiNew Delhi, Oct 24 : Dengue cases in the capital Thursday rose to 4,207 from 4,074 Monday, said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.

Till now, there have been six confirmed and eight suspected deaths from the vector-borne disease, according to the capital's civic authorities.

Of the 4,207 cases, 4,164 has been reported from Delhi and remaining from the adjoining states.


Over 300 sick from diarrhea in Bengal

Over 300 sick from diarrhea in BengalKolkata, Oct 16 :More than 300 residents of a West Bengal district have been affected by diarrhea following contamination of a water source, a state health official said Wednesday.

The diarrhea broke out Oct 6 in north Dum Dum, in the state's North 24 Parganas district and since then both adults and children are being brought to the three hospitals as well as medical camps organised by the health department.


'Blood deficit in India growing'

'Blood deficit in India growing'New Delhi, Oct 1 : Blood deficit in the country is growing despite donation going up to twice the level that existed in 2007, said an official of the department of AIDS control Tuesday.

"Blood donation in the country has gone up to twice the level... which was in 2007, but deficit of blood continues to increase," said Additional Secretary Aradhana Johri of department of AIDS control at an event here.


Dengue cases in Delhi cross 2,000-mark

Dengue cases in Delhi cross 2,000-markNew Delhi, Sep 30 : The number of dengue cases in the national capital climbed to 2,124 Monday, up from 1,729 Thursday, an official said. There were no new deaths.

"There are a total of 2,124 cases and three people have died from dengue so far this year," said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.

Of the total cases, 2,092 patients are from Delhi and 32 belong to adjoining states.


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