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Pol crisis pushes Venezuela into malaria abyss, 1 mn cases in...

Study shows that political and socioeconomic crisis in Venezuela has caused an explosive increase in malaria cases Venezuela's socioeconomic and political crisis has caused a...

New promising drug reduces risk of kidney failure by a third...

New drug, canagliflozin reduces risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease A new landmark clinical...

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

Oxytocin could help treat alcohol addiction, find US researchers

Animal studies show oxytocin can help treat alcohol dependence and may provide new options for treating addiction Oxytocin could offer new options for those battling...

Additional routine ultrasound in late pregnancy could improve outcome

Additional routine ultrasound in late pregnancy is beneficial to both mother and babies and is also cost saving Universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks...

C section babies more prone to respiratory illnesses in first year

Study shows composition of gut bacteria influenced by mode of delivery, that in turn affects respiratory health Whether a baby is delivered normally or through...

Organ donors prone to hypertension, diabetes; often end up in recipient...

Study calls for continuous monitoring of health status of organ donors, finds many develop diabetes, hypertension and then end up waiting for an organ...

As many as 38 genes contribute to progressive hearing loss

Mouse studies implicate as many as 38 genes in hearing loss; 11 of them play a role in humans too As many as 38 new...

Intl space station is an incubator of virulent germs

Many of the organisms breeding on the surfaces of the international space station are known to usScientists from NASA have come to a conclusion...

Lifestyle

Doctor's Corner

Alternative Medicine

Explainers

Brain

Mechanical thrombectomy is a big leap in stroke management

Mechanical thrombectomy can limit disability from stroke even upto 24 hours in carefully selected patients Majority of stroke (85%) occurs when blood stops flowing to...
Nail fungus

Candida auris – the drug resistant fungus that has everyone in a tizzy

Candida auris is an aggressive, tenacious fungus that develops drug resistance very quickly There is a new drug resistant bug on the block and it...
colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer: colonoscopy is a must over 50 years

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colonoscopy is the most effective preventive tool to detect precancerous colonic polyps More than 90% of cases of colorectal...
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...