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Doctors treat brave boy who survived tiger attack by pulling big cat's tongue

GURUGRA:MDoctors here treated a brave 17-year-old boy who survived a scary tiger attack by pulling the tongue of the big cat.

TB diagnosis must go beyond persistent cough: Lancet study

LONDON: While persistent cough has been a hallmark symptom of tuberculosis, there should be new ways identified to diagnose the world's most deadly infection as a new study on Wednesday showed a majority of the patients do not have the common symptom.

Health experts express concern on rising tide of obesity among Indian kids

NEW DELHI: Obesity in children in India has increased manifold, pushing them to an unhealthy life ahead, said doctors on World Obesity Day on Monday.

Experts call for boosting MMR vaccination drive in children

NEW DELHI: Amid the recent outbreak of measles in Madhya Pradesh, health experts on Tuesday called for boosting MMR vaccination drive in children.

AI may automate diagnosis of lupus nephritis: Report

NEW DELHI: With research being undertaken in the US to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to diagnose lupus nephritis (LN), there is a possibility of automating the detection of the disease, according to a report on Thursday.

UP govt set to dismiss 774 doctors for absenteeism

LUCKNOW: Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, who also holds the health portfolio, has said that the state government has initiated the process of dismissing 774 doctors who have remained absent from work.

Higher body temperature linked to depression: Study

NEW YORK: People with depression have higher body temperatures, suggesting there could be a mental health benefit to lowering the temperatures of those with the disorder, according to a new study.w

New heart treatment to help grow a replacement valve inside body

LONDON: Replacement heart valves that grow inside the body may be a step closer to reality.

Covid-19 may temporarily affect sperm quality: Study

Beijing: Covid-19 infection can impact the quality of sperm, but only temporarily, according to a study.

Chronic inflammation & poverty may double death risk: Study

NEW YORK: People with chronic inflammation living in poverty have more than double the risk of dying from heart disease and nearly triple the risk of dying from cancer within the next 15 years, according to a new study.

Female contraceptives continue to lack safe therapeutics: Report

NEW DELHI: The current unmet needs in the female contraceptives market are similar to those that were present 10 years ago. The market still lacks therapeutics that provide better safety, according to a report.

No new COVID-19 variant found in Assam, says state health minister

Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta asserted on Thursday that no new variant of COVID-19 was found in the state in recent times.

Covid-19 fears resurface in K'taka, health dept orders mock drills at hospitals

BENGALURU: As fears of the Covid-19 pandemic have resurfaced in Karnataka after several people in neighbouring Kerala have been infected by the new JN.1 variant, the state health department has ordered mock drills to be conducted at all government hospitals to ensure the preparedness of the medical infrastructure in case of an emergency.

Indian-origin MIT engineer designs robotic replica of heart’s right chamber

NEW YORK: A team of US engineers, led by one of an Indian-origin, has developed a robotic replica of the heart's right ventricle, which mimics the beating and blood-pumping action of live hearts.

Antiretroviral therapy within hours of birth beneficial for newborns with HIV

NEW YORK: Giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to newborns with HIV within 48 hours of life -- rather than within weeks or months -- can safely suppress amounts of HIV in the blood to undetectable levels, revealed a study of more than 50 babies in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

TB, malaria causing pathogens use force to breach immune defences: Study

NEW YORK: Researchers have discovered a previously unknown process by which tuberculosis, malaria and chlamydia causing pathogens enter a cell with physical force, breaching the body's immune defences that prevent infection.

Dr.Balbir Singh advises people to be cautious against swine flu

CHANDIGARH: In view of the approaching season of respiratory illnesses, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Dr Balbir Singh on Friday took stock of the situation in the state and listed out steps for its prevention and control. He directed the State health department to issue a detailed advisory to prevent and control further spread of influenza like illnesses (ILI).

50 sustain eye injuries during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: At least 50 people have sustained eye injuries during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad and the outskirts.

Rising PM2.5 load in Mumbai's air spurs 'silent health crisis': Experts

MUMBAI: As the Maharashtra government and the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation fret and fume to control the atmospheric pollution levels in Mumbai and other cities, top medical experts warn that bad air can lead to multiple health issues, including cancer, heart complications and diabetes among the citizens.

Deaths from Ebola, SARS & Nipah to soar 12x due to climate change: Study

NEW YORK: Human deaths from zoonotic diseases like Ebola, Marburg, SARS and Nipah will increase by 12 times due to climate change by 2050, according to an alarming research that calls for "urgent action".

SGPGI’s advanced diabetic centre to become functional soon

LUCKNOW: The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) advanced diabetic centre will become functional soon as a one stop centre for all complications related to the disease under one roof.

Antibiotics now ineffective for common childhood infections: Lancet

Sydney:High rates of antibiotic resistance have rendered the drugs used to treat common infections in children and babies, ineffective, according to an alarming study published in Lancet South East Asia on Tuesday.

Covid vax does not increase risk of miscarriage: Study

NEW YORK: Are planning pregnancy and worried about taking Covid-19 vaccines for fear of complications? Take heart, a new study shows no increased risk of early or late miscarriage as a result of male or female partners getting a Covid vaccine prior to conceiving.

Flu cases remain at alert level in Japan

Tokyo:The average number of influenza patients per regularly monitored medical institution in Japan this week came to 16.41, exceeding the alert level of 10 for the second consecutive week, the Health Ministry said.

An app to help people suffering from swallowing disorders

Kochi:Amrita Hospital in Kochi has launched what’s believed to be a state of the art for all those suffering from swallowing disorders (dysphagia).

Ethnic violence hit Manipur now battling African Swine Fever

Imphal:Even as Manipur continues to deal with the devastating ethnic crisis six months after it began, there has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) that has killed hundreds of pigs, dealing a major blow to farmers in seven districts in the northeastern state.

Sponge left inside woman's abdomen after C-sec in Bihar hospital

PATNA: In a case of medical negligence, doctors of a private hospital left a surgical sponge in a woman's abdomen after a cesarean section in Bihar's Vaishali district.

Nanoparticle-based new tri-valent vax to fight SARS, Covid & MERS

NEW YORK: Scientists have developed a tri-valent vaccine using a nanoparticle that can protect against three different deadly coronaviruses, and has show to be successful in mouse studies.

Experts warn parents: Look out for changes in child’s behaviour

LUCKNOW: The rape of a Class 8 student by an auto driver who took her to school for almost seven days, has made experts -- doctors, police officials and social scientists -- warn parents about the deviation in their child’s behaviour when he or she returns home.

Groww surpasses Zerodha in active investor count

MUMBAI: Bengaluru-based Fintech startup Groww has shot past the country’s leading discount brokerage company Zerodha in terms of the highest number of active investors.

ADB, HUDCO to finance Maha plans for 34 new superspeciality hospitals

MUMBAI:In a follow-up of the recent spate of deaths in several government-run hospitals, Maharashtra will create new super-speciality hospitals and upgrade other health-care infrastructure under the 'Vision-2035' initiative, with help from HUDCO, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Centre.

Moderna’s combo vax against flu, Covid shows promise

NEW YORK: Moderna on Thursday announced positive interim results from the Phase 1/2 trial of its investigational combination vaccine against influenza and Covid-19.

Dengue alarm: Centre asks Bengal to organise blood donation camps

KOLKATA: Amid the alarming dengue situation in West Bengal, the Union Health Ministry has advised the state government to organise large-scale blood donation camps to have a sufficient stock of platelets.

Nipah scare ‘over’ at Kozhikode, but masks and sanitizer back, as educational institutions open

Kozhikode:A large number of educational institutions in Kozhikode’s containment zones opened on Monday, 11 days after closing down due to a surge in Nipah cases there.

Stem cell therapy shows promise for reducing signs of Alzheimer's

NEW YORK: US scientists have in a significant experiment transplanted stem cells into mice and found reduction of brain abnormalities typical of Alzheimer’s disease.

Israel’s leading cardiologist stresses need for innovative global harm-reduction strategies to combat smoking-related cardiovascular disease in India

NEW DELHI: Distinguished international experts at a recent symposium held at AIIMS, New Delhi, addressed the escalating global concern of smoking-related cardiovascular diseases.

Rajkot's heart health crisis: Three under age 45 succumb to heart attacks

RAJKOT: Heart attacks have claimed the lives of three individuals, all under the age of 45 in Gujarat's Rajkot.

Nipah scare at Kozhikode on the wane as more samples test negative

Thiruvananthapuram:Coming as a relief, 24 more samples tested negative for Nipah in Kerala Kozhikode which reported two deaths from the virus last week, officials said on Thursday.

As Nipah cases in Kerala mount to 4, vigil at border checkposts of K'taka, TN begins

Thiruvananthapuram: With a 39-year-old man turning Nipah positive on Friday morning at Kozhikode, the total positive cases in Kerala has risen to four, and extra vigil is being maintained at all border checkposts of the state bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

India records 58 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: As many as 58 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in India during the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

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