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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Health

Brain Dead Man’s Organs Save Four Lives

Thane (PTI):  A 38-year-old brain dead man's organs have saved four lives after his family decided to donate them, a hospital has said. The man had suffered injuries due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. He was rushed to the Jupiter Hospital in Thane where he was declared brain dead at 7.30 PM on Tuesday,...

World’s First Double Hand Transplant On Child A Success

London (PTI): The world's first child to receive a double hand transplant - a 10-year-old boy from the US - is now able to write, dress and even play baseball, say doctors, declaring the pioneering surgery a success. Zion Harvey was two-years-old when he had sepsis, a life-threatening infection. Doctors had to removed both his hands at the wrist, and...

Vegan Diet May Affect Immunity, Say Experts

New Delhi (PTI): Vegans, especially expectant mothers, run greater risk of suffering "lowered immunity" or contracting infection as their protein intake comes completely from plant-based diet, health experts today cautioned. Top dieticians and nutritionists, who gathered in the capital to announce the launch of a protein awareness campaign in the country, also emphasised that pregnant women cannot achieve optimal protein intake...

Indian-Origin Doc Finds 27 Contact Lenses In Woman’s Eye In UK

London (PTI): An Indian-origin eye specialist in the UK has found 27 contact lenses stuck in the eye of a 67- year-old woman who was due to have a cataract surgery. Rupal Morjaria, a trainee ophthalmologist at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, found 17 lenses first and then noticed 10 others in the woman's eye. "None of us have ever seen this before....

New Reusable Biosensor Can Detect Dengue At Early Stage

New Delhi,(PTI): Scientists have developed a new eco-friendly, reusable biosensor that can rapidly detect dengue viruses from blood samples, an advance that may lead to low cost paper-based tests to diagnose the deadly disease at an early stage. Dengue is endemic in all states and union territories (UTs) of India, according to World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015,...

AIIMS Bone Bank Gets Bones, Skin From Donor

New Delhi (PTI): The country's lone full-fledged bone bank at AIIMS which has been waiting for a donation for the last two-and-a-half-years has received a boost with bones and skin harvested from a donor. The donation has come through the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) after a 67-year-old deceased woman's family donated her bones and skin to the facility. The...

Indian-American Develops Handheld Device For Cervical Cancer

Houston (PTI): An Indian-American professor and her team have developed a new handheld, lowcost device that will soon check cervical cancer without using a painful speculum. Nimmi Ramanujam and her team of reseacrhers at Duke University in North Carolina say the "pocket colposcope", which can connect to a laptop or mobile phone, could even lead to women being able to self-screen. Ramanujam...

India’s first cattle blood bank to open in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) will come up with a one-of-its-kind blood bank for cattle in Bhubaneswar soon. The estimated cost of the projected around Rs 3.5 crore and will be setup by the central government sponsored scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. OUAT VC Surendranath Pushpalak stated that the state of art blood bank will be the...

Health tips during Monsoon

After the hot and scorching sun rays during the summer, the first water droplets of the monsoon make us relieved and joyous. Monsoon is the season that brings happiness to our life as it makes the environment pleasant and cool.But, even after the cool splash of monsoon rains, there are some health risk from which people needs to be...

Are we eating Fake Rice ?

Just think you are served a bowl of plastic beads for a meal, social media and multiple videos are being circulated with people raising their concern over the plastic rice.The families are shocked when they buy these rice from outlets, when cooked bounce as if they are made of rubber. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to distinguish the fake rice...

Anthrax in Rayagada : 4 Dead, 10 Hospitalised

Kalyansinghpur: While four tribals of Jambuguda town under Kashipur block in Rayagada locale have passed on of Bacillus anthracis subsequent to expending meat within a week, 10 more tribals of the town, suffering the ailment, have been confessed to district hospital where their condition is expressed to be critical, reports said. Talking to OTV, Parshu Majhi of Jambuguda village said...

Video Game effects On Your Child’s Behavior

Video games sometimes get a negative effects on public health, but it may help to improve your child's behavior. Video games for health (G4H) field is pursuing innovative, potentially highly effective methods for changing behaviors and affecting health outcomes in children, but more research, defined guidelines and targeted funding are needed to drive game design, determine optimal use, and minimize...

Nadda Launched Rotavirus Vaccine Nationwide From Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Health minister JP Nadda today launched the rotavirus antibody nationwide from Odisha today as a feature of the union government's normal vaccination program for shielding youngsters from the Diarrhea. Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak were present during the launch of the vaccine, which will also be rolled out in three other...

Odisha Government appoints 151 dental surgeons

The Odisha government appointed 151 dental surgeons on Monday. Handing over appointment letters to the new appointees during a workshop at Jaydev Bhavan, CM Naveen Patnaik said the appointments would help improve oral healthcare in remote parts of the state. As many as 110 dental surgeons were posted at different health institutions in the KBK and tribal sub plan districts....