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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Health

54% Odisha Children Not Covered Under IMI Programme

Bhubaneswar: Over 50 per cent of the children in Odisha are yet to be covered under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) scheme, a matter of great concern as these children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. According to the latest report on immunisation drive of the Central Government, only 46 per cent of the monitored children have received all due doses....

Doctors Remove 72 Coins From Palghar Man’s Stomach

Nashik(PTI): A 50-year-old tribal from Maharashtra's Palghar district has been successfully operated upon on Thursday by doctors to remove 72 coins that the man had swallowed over a long period due to certain mental ilnesses, doctors said. Dr Amit Kele, who led the team of doctors that operated on Krishna Somalya Sambar, said that Sambar was suffering from a rare...

Odisha Government To Ensure Eye Care For All By 2022: Chief Minister Naveen

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today affirmed his government's resolve to ensure eye care for all by 2022. The state government has launched a Rs 600 crore Universal Eye Health Programme recently, the chief minister said Odisha is the first State in the country to launch such an initiative. "My Government has resolved to reduce all the barriers to the existing...

Only 8 Of 100 Malaria Cases Detected In India: WHO

New Delhi(PTI): Only eight per cent of malaria cases were diagnosed last year in India, which accounted for six per cent of the 216 million new cases globally, a World Health Organization (WHO) report has said. India was the third on the list of 15 countries which accounted for 80 per cent of all malaria cases in the world in...

639 Nails Recovered From Man’s Stomach In Kolkata

Kolkata(PTI): Doctors at the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here have removed 639 nails, weighing more than one kg, from the stomach of a 48-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia. The man had swallowed the nails over a period of time. "The patient is from North 24 Parganas district's Gobardanga. He was suffering from schizophrenia and had swallowed nails and soil...

‘Jolie Effect’ Spiked Breast Cancer Testing: Study

New York(PTI): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's admission that she had the BRCA gene - linked to high risk of breast cancer - may have encouraged women to get tested, according to a study which found that there was an 80-fold increase in genetic testing between 2003 to 2014. Researchers from University of Georgia in the US also noted that there...

‘64% Cardiologists Feel Stress Is Main Cause For Heart Ailments’

Mumbai(PTI): Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress is the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, says a report. Moreover, 68 per cent of doctors contend that any age group could be vulnerable to heart disease, it said. Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress was the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, contrary to popular belief that improper...

Sick Hospitals: Shortage Of Doctors Hits Health Services In Naveen’s District

Berhampur(PTI): A large number of vacant posts of doctors at health centres has impacted medical services in Odisha's Ganjam district, officials said. While the sanctioned strength of doctors in the district is 399, at least 275 of the posts are lying vacant, official sources said. "We have apprised the state government about the shortage of doctors," said Chief District Medical...

Picture Perfect: EUS Gives Clear Images Of Internal Organs, Says Dr. S Varadarajulu

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) or Endo-ultrasonography is a medical procedure in which endoscopy is combined with high resolution ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs better than CT and MRI, claimed Dr Shyam Varadarajulu, a top EUS expert and researcher. "Diseases deep inside the chest and abdomen are diagnosed very accurately by this EUS technology. Tissue sample or...

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,...