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Friday, November 24, 2017

Health

4 Infants Killed Due To Mysterious Disease In Malkangiri

Malkangiri(PTI): At least four infants have died and as many were affected by an unknown disease at a village in Odisha's tribal-dominated Malkangiri district in the last five days, officials said today. A medical team rushed to Siadimala village, around 10 km from here, after the death of infants aged between 3 and 6 months occurred since September 29,...

‘Prevalence Of Hypertension Higher In Men Than Women’:NIN Study

Hyderabad(PTI): The prevalence of hypertension among urban men and women in the country was 31 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, a new study has found. While the prevalence of hypertension among urban men and women was maximum in Kerala (31 per cent to 39 per cent), it was lowest in Bihar (16 per cent to 22 per cent),...

Family Fined Rs 75,000 For Defecating In The Open In MP

Betul in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): A panchayat at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district has imposed a fine of about Rs 75,000 on a family for open defecation. The panchayat of Rambhakhedi village also served notices to 43 other families there to stop defecating in the open. "About a month back, the family was advised to stop defecating in the...

Swine Flu Claims 2 More Lives, Death Toll Rises To 52 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  With two more persons succumbing to H1N1 viral attack, the swine flu death toll in Odisha increased to 52 today, official sources said. While one person died at SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, the second death case was reported from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The total number of positive cases in the state increased to 392, a health...

Apollo Hospitals Launches Regenerative Cell Therapy In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s leading super speciality hospital, the Apollo Hospitals, has introduced a new cell therapy treatment, the first of its kind in the state, for orthopaedic patients suffering from bone and cartilage diseases and injuries. Launching the “Regenerative Cell Treatment” to combat knee and hip problems, Regional CEO of Apollo Hospitals, Odisha and Chhattisgarh Sudhir M. Diggikar  said, “Apollo Hospitals,...

Rajasthan Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Record

Jaipur(PTI):  As many as 733 ayurveda students here today entered the Guinness Book of World Record for most people receiving 'Naysa Karm', an ayurvedic treatment, simultaneously for over seven minutes. 'Nasya karm' (treatment) refers to the ayurvedic therapy that includes instillation of herbal oils, juices or powders through the nasal route. It works specifically on disorders of ear, nose and...

50 Not Out: 2 Persons Die Of Swine Flu, Toll Figure Reaches Half Century

Bhubaneswar: With two more persons succumbing to swine flu while undergoing treatment in two different private hospitals in the state capital, the death toll due to the influenza attack has reached the half century mark today. While one patient died at the CARE hospital, another person breathed his last at SUM hospital here. State Health department sources said that as many...

Swine Flu Toll Reaches 36 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The total swine flu death toll across Odisha reached 36 with one more person succumbing to the influenza virus today at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. One more person also tested positive for H1N1 out of 19 swab samples tested at the Regional Medical and Research Centre (RMRC) today. So far the total number of positive cases in...

Prayer For Jaga-Balia, Angul Residents Light 108 Lamps For Successful Surgery

Angul: Praying for the successful separation surgery and early recovery of 27-months-old Siamese twins Jaga and Balia of Kandhamal district in Odisha, who had undergone a daunting 22-hour initial surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi recently, members of a youth club lighted 108 earthen lamps at Amalapada here today. Hundreds of residents...

Two In One: Jaga-Balia Stable And Off Ventilator In AIIMS-New Delhi ICU

New Delhi: Craniopagus is a very rare condition wherein twins are joined at the head and have a very high risk of survival and even the separation surgical operation is very risky. Twentyseven-months-old Jaga and Balia, original name Honey and Singh, born to Bhuan Kanhar and Puspanjali Kanhar of Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district, are one...

Jaga-Balia Kept On Ventilator, First Phase Of Separation Surgery Successful

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: After a gruelling 20-hour initial separation surgery conducted on the Kandhamal Siamese Twins, Jaga and Balia have been put on ventilator at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi today. After applying injectable paediatrics anaesthesia to the conjoined twins on August 28 at around 5AM, the highly critical operation started...

Female Circumcision: Kerala Health Dept Orders Probe

Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): The Kerala government has directed the Health department to conduct an inquiry into reports about the alleged prevalence of primitive female genital mutilation practise in the state. Health minister K K Shylaja directed the Health Director to conduct an urgent preliminary inquiry into the matter. The inquiry was ordered in the wake of recent media reports that 'chela karmam', the...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

In PM’s Home Turf Gujarat Swine Flu Death Toll Reaches 323

Ahmedabad(PTI): With seven persons dying of swine flu since yesterday, the death toll due to the disease in Gujarat since January has reached 323, an official release said. A bulletin issued by the Health Department said seven patients infected by H1N1 virus died in the last 24 hours, while 197 new cases of swine flu were detected. A total of 1,204...