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Kala-azar: The disease that just won’t go away

By: Jacob Koshy At 17, Rohim Sarkar weighs as much as the average 11-year-old. When shirtless, each of the seven pairs of bones that make up his upper ribcage ...Read More...

Controversy surrounds abortions for Downs syndrome in Iceland

A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” The operative word here is “births.” Has Iceland discovered, through ...Read More...

Indian town where mental illness is deeply misunderstood

The village of Sailani in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra is deceivingly normal on the surface — few eateries, couple of medical shops and clinics, cassette shops, bus and ...Read More...

Zika virus : Health department issues alert

Varanasi: After the detection of first cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the health department in Varanasi has issued an alert suggesting dos and don’ts for preventing and controlling ...Read More...

Artificial womb trials raises hope for premature babies

An artificial womb designed to support critically premature babies has been demonstrated successfully in animals for the first time, in an advance that could transform the lives of the ...Read More...

How boy’s death gave parents medical brainwave

By Kirstie Brewer Diamo Parvez was born with cerebral palsy and died from complications when he was nine years old. During his life his parents were constantly struggling to ...Read More...

Social media ‘increases loneliness’ : Study

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone, according to US psychologists. A report suggests that more than two hours of social ...Read More...

Doctors Against Corruption demands centralized counseling

Mangaluru: “The Young Doctors wing of the Indian Medical Association is holding a state-wide campaign to safeguard the interests of all merit students from Karnataka, to resurrect social justice ...Read More...

Health Ministry concerned about antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is serious. And Health Ministry is now concerned Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a grave threat – it could cause critical antibiotics to fail, with bacteria becoming increasingly ...Read More...

350,000 people died of diabetes in 2015

New Delhi:  As many as 350,000  people died of diabetes in 2015, up from 224,000 in 2005, with the deadly disease climbing to the seventh position on the list ...Read More...
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