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Honking leads to premature loss of hearing, so #HandsOffTheHorn

Symposium discusses hazards of honking and ways to keep #HandsOffTheHorn With unnecessary honking becoming a menace, “#HandsOffTheHorn”, a civil society campaign, organized a “Public Health Symposium”...

Indian hospital industry set to cross $133 bn by 2022

At a conference on building sustainable hospitals, experts call upon stakeholders including government to pay more attention to sustainability   The Indian Hospital Industry is poised...

Opinion

PMJAY made 2018 a momentous year for health in India

The first baby step towards Universal Health Coverage, PMJAY will be truly tested only in 2019 Whenever the journey of healthcare in India is chronicled,...

Renting womb a choice for some; surrogacy Bill steeped in unreal...

As the government prepares to put an end to commercial surrogacy, what of the women who will be deprived of an income that probably...

Research

Kidney, liver, heart, cornea – the next horizon is poo transplant

Study shows poo transplant can be a therapeutic option for patients of irritable bowel or ulcerative colitisPoo transplant or "Faecal microbiota transplantation" (FMT) can...

Army wives are more prone to depression during pregnancy

Researchers find that pregnant Army spouses report more symptoms of depression   Women whose partners are away on Army deployment are at greater risk of developing...

People living with cancer four times more likely to commit suicide

  People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. In a study using...

Blocking estrogen pathway key to reverse osteoporosis

Blocking estrogen signal in brain may reverse osteoporosis in females New research shows that blocking a particular set of signals from estrogen-sensitive brain cells, can...

Hearing test could give early clues in babies with autism

Hearing issues identified at birth can be a clue to monitor the child for autism, say researchers A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early...

Preterm babies fare better in single family rooms, not hospital wards

Lancet study examines breastfeeding rates and incidence of sepsis in preterm babies who are cared for in single rooms and hospital wards   Caring for preterm...

Lifestyle

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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...

New Hepatitis C treatment will do away with liver transplants

Today, health minister J P Nadda launches National Hepatitis Control Programme of which, the mainstay is directly acting anti-virals, to be available free at...
Russia white nights

FIFA World Cup 2018 and the Russian white nights

Extended light hours in Russia would play havoc with the daily rhythms of visitors - both footballers and their fans Germany lost to Mexico, Poland...