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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Health

Swine Flu: 13 More Test Positive, Total Cases Rise to 84

Bhubaneswar: With 13 more persons having tested positive for HINI virus today, the total number of swine flu positive cases in the state has gone up to 84 creating panic among people. Swab samples of 24 persons were sent to the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) today of which 13 samples tested positive for H1N1 influenza. Till date, swab samples of...

Vitamin B3 Can Prevent Miscarriage And Birth Defects

Melbourne (PTI): Taking vitamin B3 - a common dietary supplement - can prevent miscarriages and multiple types of birth defects, scientists said today, hailing the finding as a major medical breakthrough. Every year 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect worldwide. In the vast majority of cases the cause of these problems has remained a mystery. Scientists at Victor Chang...

Lisa Hyadon Shares Breastfeeding Photo

Mumbai (PTI): Actor Lisa Hyadon Shares Breastfeeding Photo has shared a picture of herself feeding her son, Zack, saying it has helped her shed the pregnancy weight. Lisa's son, Zack Lalvani, who she shares with husband Dino Lalvani, was born on May 17, 2017. "I've gotten loads of posts asking about life after having my son... esp to do with weight and fitness....

Swine Flu: 34 Tested Positive, Hospitals Asked To Set Up Special Wards

Bhubaneswar: With two more persons testing positive for HINI virus, the total number of swine flu cases detected in the state has gone up to 34 today while the Health Department has directed both government and privately-run hospitals to set up special wards  to treat influenza affected persons. The Health Department has issued special advisory to 15 privately-run hospitals and...

Havard Study: Warming May Cause Protein Deficiency For 53 Million Indians By 2050

Boston(PTI): Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions may put 53 million people in India at the risk of protein deficiency by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, a study warned today. If carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than five per cent...

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...