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Experts from IITs, UGC, DBT to discuss AYUSH regulations

First of its kind two day conference kicks off on Tuesday In a first of its kind conference to discuss traditional systems of medicine, experts...

Final milestone of Ayushman Bharat to be return of the GP

The general practitioner is a breed that has died out over the years The "last mile connectivity" between the two arms of Ayushman Bharat -...

Opinion

This Doctors’ Day, let’s restore the primacy of the white coats

Doctor's Day is the birthday of Dr B C RoyDr Bidhanchandra Roy, a former chief minister of West Bengal, some say was the most...

Delhi govt plan to rein in private hospitals ignores systemic flaws

The plan to cap profit margins, offer discounts in case of deaths could deny patients the best possible care in the first 24 hours That...

Research

40% people have fictional “first memory”, finds UK study

People tend to piece together feelings and conversations or photographs So you remember that trip to the sea beach as a two-year-old? Or the time...

Celebrating good conduct in classrooms improves mental health

Appreciation improves classroom behaviour and mental health Celebrating good behaviour rather than picking on small flaws can not just improve classroom behaviour, it can also...

Stanford researchers use magnetic wire for cancer detection

The wire catches breakaway tumour cells using the same mechanism as fridge magnets A magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could...

Pain, sleep issues could be early warnings of multiple sclerosis

A constellation of symptoms presages first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis During five years before people develop the first clinically recognized signs of multiple sclerosis...

Nanotech ushers in low cost treatment for nail fungus

Nail fungus infection is common and difficult to treat Onychomycosis, a nail fungus that causes nail disfigurement, pain, and increased risk of soft tissue infection,...

Fishes like salmon & hilsa can stall cancer in its tracks

Both fishes are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, one of the compounds created by its metabolism can halt cancer It is officially hilsa (Ilish)...

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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...
Suicide, Epilepsy

Bourdain, Spade suicides shine the spotlight on depression

Celebrities have come out and spoken about their own battles, yet depression remains poorly understood Two back to back celebrity suicides have shone the spotlight...
Fruit bat is natural carrier for Nipah virus

God’s own country is haven for deadly Nipah virus

A virus carried by fruit bats claims 10 lives in KeralaTen people have died from a rare virus, named Nipah, in Kerala. Nine others...
BP medicine can check diabetes

Hypertension causes half of all stroke deaths in India

High blood pressure is the primary culprit behind stroke and coronary artery disease in IndiaIndia is grappling with a huge hypertension burden, a large...
hand hygiene

Theme of Hand Hygiene Day 2018 has resonance for India

Healthcare providers in rural areas often oblivious of the importance of hand hygiene Much as the hand hygiene message may have become a vehicle in...
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World Asthma Day: 18 million Indians live with asthma

Medibulletin takes you through how to live with asthma and live well For a parent, living with an asthma diagnosis for one's child is never...
Hemophilia, blood bleeding

About 20K people living with Hemophilia in India, actual figures could be way higher

In the spirit of sharing of knowledge - the theme this World Hemophilia Day - we at Medibulletin have put together an explainer on...
fat man smoking

Obesity, smoking may lead to lack of response to Hepatitis B shot in 5-10%...

India made Hepatitis B a part of its universal immunisation basket in 2014It has been almost three and half years that India made hepatitis...

Less than 2% cardiac arrest patients in India receive CPR

Poor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and awareness leave patients who suffer cardiac events outside hospital settings, with preventable permanent brain damage It was a Sunday...
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Planning a getaway to cooler climes, beware of acute mountain sickness

Rapid ascent is usually associated with the condition but some people are more prone than others Though the CBSE retests may play spoiler, the holiday...
Rani Mukherjee

Tourette gets better with age but living with it is no mere “hichki”

The recent Rani Mukherjee starrer puts the spotlight on  a little known neurological condition that is quite common in childhoodTourette Syndrome isn't progeria and...
A woman eating Salad

Salad eaters beware! Uncooked pork isn’t the only culprit in tapeworm infection

Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of epilepsy Some years ago, when ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes fell ill, neurocysticercosis enjoyed a brief moment in...
Irrfan Khan

Neuroendocrine tumours are diverse, often complicated; Get well soon Irrfan

Actor Irrfan Khan's cryptic reference to neuro not always being about the brain is bang on. A quick explainer on neuroendocrine tumoursLike some of...
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking wrote the history of time, he was also the gutsiest face of...

The British physicist lived with the debilitating disease for more than 50 years Stephen Hawking changed the way we looked at creation. He also showed...
Rheumatoid arthritis may give Premature baby

Moral hazards to eligibility, Modicare has many operational challenges to resolve

The scheme awaits cabinet nod but states have already flagged these issues in the two-day consultation In their addresses at the End TB summit on...