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Cannabis use affects drivers even after 5 hours: McGill study

As Canada legalised marijuana today, a study says driving under marijuana influence is dangerousToday, as Canada became the world’s second and largest country with...

India to send team to Indonesia to probe polio vaccine contamination

There was panic after traces of a long eradicated polio virus strain were detected in polio vaccines that In an attempt to understand what went...

Opinion

Avoid decongestants in kids under 6 yrs, experts say in BMJ

Decongestants should be avoided in children under 6 years and given with caution in children under 12 years Decongestants should not be given to children...

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...

Research

Preventive medication can bring down HIV rates among gay men

Lancet study shows success in targeted intervention in Australia among men who have sex with men Preventive medication in gay men can reduce HIV incidence...

2-in-1 anthrax & plague could nullify bioterrorism threat

A dual vaccine against anthrax and plague has been developed A team of researchers has engineered a virus nanoparticle dual vaccine. It will protect against...

A protein can predict whether breast cancer would recur, spread

Researchers identify a new way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly In a latest...

Decoy trap that smell/feel like humans help control mosquitoes

Scientists devise traps that can help in measuring mosquitoes and understanding malaria transmission Tigers are often trapped during hunts for maneaters. Can mosquitoes be trapped...

Lingering pain after child birth causes depression in new moms

Postpartum depression was earlier thought to be because of labour pain Depression after child birth may not be just a consequence of labour pain; it...

New device provides long-term relief from chronic back pain

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation provides long-term relief from chronic back pain If you are suffering from chronic back pain and have tried numerous therapies,...

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Explainers

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...
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...
A woman coughing

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...