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Common BP drug linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Widely used blood pressure drug nifedipine is linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest in high doses A drug commonly used to treat high...

Make health spend 5% of GDP, demands Indian Medical Association

In its health manifesto, the Indian Medical Association has demanded that the spend on health should be increased to 5% of GDP from the...

Opinion

New Hepatitis C medicine does not bring down liver cancer rates

Directly Acting Antivirals (DAA) do not reduce liver cancer rates in patients who already have cirrhosis of liver Directly acting antivirals (DAA) may have emerged...

Ramdev’s population prescription reeks of Emergency excesses

Forced sterilisations during Emergency - widely believed to be the brainchild of Sanjay Gandhi - have left an indelible mark on India's population control...

Research

Eating peanuts regularly after allergy therapy gives longer protection

Study shows people allergic to peanuts can better prevent accidental exposure mishaps by eating peanuts regularly following immunotherapy   Eating peanuts regularly after oral (OIT) or sublingual...

Intestinal viruses may increase the risk of Type I diabetes

Viruses responsible for encephalitis, hand foot and mouth disease may lead to Type I diabetes Viruses may have a role to play in diabetes. Researchers say...

Children who have eczema are more likely to have food allergies

Scientists find skin of children with both food allergy and eczema are different Atopic dermatitis, or eczema a common inflammatory skin condition also known as...

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in the next 80 years

Researchers say expanding current existing interventions like vaccine and screening can help eliminate cervical cancer   Cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health problem...

The depression gene can help reverse morbid sadness

Activating the gene could help reverse depression symptoms, claim researchers Scientists have identified a gene that may be activated to reverse symptoms of major depression....

Prenatal lung development holds keys to new pulmonary therapy

Special lung cells develop in the foetus much earlier than previously believed; could help develop therapies for lung injuries Specialized lung cells appear in the...

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Explainers

Manohar Parrikar, Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is not common in India, but it can be lethal

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar succumbed on Sunday to pancreatic cancer. Medibulletin takes you through the disease   As India bids adieu to Goa chief minister...

Demystifying LDL and HDL – the bad and good cholesterol

They clog your arteries and make your heart vulnerable. But not all cholesterol is bad. Medibulletin takes you through bad and good cholesterol The terms...
Professor Martin Gore

Leading UK cancer expert dies suddenly after yellow fever jab

Dr Martin Gore was with the Royal Marsden Hospital; died after routine yellow fever vaccination Professor Martin Gore, 67, one of the leading cancer experts...
Rakesh Roshan

Throat cancer is curable, if detected in the early stages

As actor-director Rakesh Roshan undergoes surgery for throat cancer, Medibulletin takes you through the disease The cancer spectre has returned to Bollywood, this time with...
Hand fingers

Tingling, numbness may be signs of some serious diseases

A neurologist writes why commonplace symptoms like tingling and numbness should not be ignoredMost people have suffered the feeling of tingling and numbness, thinking...
Manohar Parrikar

Pancreatic cancer is rare, 5-yr survival rate for stage IV is 1%

As the veil lifts over Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar's ailments, Medibulletin explains pancreatic cancerAfter months of suspense and in and out of hospitals,...

As Delhi reels again, the why, what and how to, of air pollution

Avoid a run, stay indoors, if you can this November weekWith continued burning of crop stubbles in neighbouring states and dipping temperatures having sent...
Facts about Acute Flaccid Myelitis from CDC

‘Polio-like’ illness reported in US: Should you worry?

Facts about Acute Flaccid Myelitis from CDC Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area...
Zika Mosquito

Zika in Jaipur: all you need to know about the infection

There is panic after several positive cases of Zika were reported from Rajasthan. Medibulletin takes you through the disease Weeks after a woman tested positive...
polio vaccine, polio virus contamination, polio II virus

Polio virus contamination what, why, what next: an explainer

Reports of contamination of the polio virus put India's polio free status at stake Contamination of over one lakh doses of polio vaccine with a...
Diphtheria, Antitoxin, Diphtheria deaths

Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 26, medical panel looks for lapses

Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 26 after two more children died of the infectious disease on Sunday Two more children died on Sunday...
Coconut oil

Poison or superfood? Why coconut oil is creating such a buzz

Harvard professor's claim about coconut oil being "pure poison" has angered many IndiansLast month, claims by Dr Karin Michels, a Harvard professor that coconut...
Arab, camel, MERS

Why S Korea’s first MERS case in 3 yrs is causing worry

An explainer on why the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is such a feared disease South Korea's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

The “rat fever” that is terrorising Kerala: an explainer

As several hundred cases - both confirmed and suspected -  of leptospirosis are reported from Kerala following the floods, the bacterial infection has caused...
Jan Arogya

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya: India’s baby step to UHC

The insurance/assurance scheme for 50 crore people, the largest Govt programme in the world, could be a game changer In less than a month the...