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12 People Blinded in Mathura After NGO Botched Cataract Operations

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Twelve people reportedly lost their eyesight after being operated upon for cataract at a free camp in Mathura. This incident comes close on the heels of a similar incident in Gurdaspur district of Punjab in November, where about 60 people lost their eyesight in an eye camp. Ironically, both the camps - in Mathura and Gurdaspur - were organised by different NGOs of Mathura. After the tragedy, the NGOs closed their offices and their officials ...

Molecular Network Underlying Autism Related Disorders Revealed

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The etiology of Autism remains evasive. A framework involving the entire set of molecular interactions in a particular cell, gene expression and genome sequencing to identify a protein interaction module with members strongly enriched for autism candidate genes was developed. Various modules were sequenced to spot the one with autism. 383 genes were sequenced from 25 patients to confirm the involvement of the module in autism, which was subsequently validated ...

Study Uses Organoids to Learn About the Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer, the uncontrollable cell growth in the pancrease, is one of the most lethal malignancies reported in the world. This is due to its late diagnosis and limited response to treatment. The risk of the cancer is manifold as there are no available prognosis methods to start treating pancreatic cancer early, so that the patient's life could be saved. Hence, tractable methods to identify and interrogate the pathways that are involved in the process ...

Treat H1N1 as Just Another Flu, Say Experts

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Influenza A H1N1 seems to be turning into a health scare in Delhi, with more than 40 cases reported and also one person succumbing to it. However, health experts say there is no need to panic, and it should be treated like any other seasonal influenza. "Indian Medical Association (IMA) endorses the views of WHO and ministry of health, government of India, that Influenza A H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, should be treated like any other normal flu," ...

Symptom Evaluation of Watery Eyes

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Watery eyes, is a condition of excessive tears, which is either due to excessive ear production or poor drainage of tears in the eye.

Anti-Quick Fix Weight Loss

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Trying to lose weight? Weight loss is not a race or a competition against time but a lifestyle modification. Try out some simple tips for losing weight in smart way.

Working With The AIIMS in TN: Visit by the Central Team

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The National Institute of Ageing is likely to be set up soon in Tamil Nadu said Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister for Health. A Central team will be soon visiting the state for the purpose. Mr. Nadda appreciated the state for their efforts in implementing the schemes where the state has utilised the sanctioned budget for Japanese Encephalitis. Under this, 93 percent of the target population have been vaccinated. He also declared that additionally three more ...

Deepika Padukone to Create Mental Health Awareness in India

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The bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, in the year 2015, is planning to create as much mental health awareness among people as she can. She is currently working with an experienced group of doctors to help out people who suffer from depression, panic attacks, anxiety etc. The actress took this step after she realized that issues related to mental health are relatively common but hardly anything is carried out to curb these issues from our society. Further, ...

Rice Cultivated in Fukushima Passes Radiation Test

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After the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted international alarm over the region's produce, Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time a prefectural official said. Fukushima official Tsuneaki Oonami told that about 360,000 tonnes of rice, nearly all of last year's harvest had been checked and none had tested above the 100 becquerels per kilogram limit set by the government. "The fact that the amount of rice that does not pass ...

The Heart Goes Out For Transplant: Bengaluru

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Bengaluru's recent heart transplantation has made heads turn around to. A Green Corridor was created and the right match for the victim's heart was got from 21-year-old M. Balaji who met with a fatal road on January 1. Balaji was declared brain dead the very next day. Following this, the members of the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation counselled Balaji's family. His mother and other family members were convinced and agreed for ...

Histoplasmosis / Spelunker's Lung / Caver's Disease

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Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by breathing spores of the fungus from bird or bat droppings. Severe manifestation occurs in people with low immunity.

China Abolishes Price Controls on Tobacco Leaf

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China's top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said that the price controls on tobacco leaf have been abolished. The move which comes more than a year after Communist Party leaders pledged to give the market a decisive role in resource allocation at a key meeting known as the Third Plenum, is expected to give the market a greater economic role. However, tobacco leaf prices are only a small factor in the cost of cigarettes so ...

Three Months is Ideal to Get Over a Break-up

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A recent study found that after 11 weeks of breakup, the participants were able to view their relationship in a positive light. Researchers studied 155 young adults who had experienced failure in coping their relationships recently and found that 71% of them agreed with positive statements such as "I have learned a lot about myself", "I have grown as a person", and "I am more goal-oriented". The study included an online survey of 1,404 university students ...

Punjab Chief Minister's Vision for Better Health Care

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The chief minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday, said that the Government of Punjab is seriously considering a separate department for creating awareness among the people on benefits of good health. The Vice Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences was asked by the chief minister to explore the feasibility of constituting such a department so that people could be made aware about how to keep a good health through massive awareness campaigns. ...

Growing Healthcare Expenditure: 63 Million Public Suffer Poverty

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The Health Ministry has revealed that healthcare costs in India have left about 63 million people poverty struck. This is due to shattering expenditures occurring in healthcare. All hospitals including those functioning in the public sector are leading to expensive healthcare. The recently placed draft of National Health Policy 2015 is seeking comments and suggestions from the public with the above point in focus. Growing healthcare costs is exhausting family incomes ...

Airport Screening Measures Upped in Sierra Leone as Lockdown Extended till January 17

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As authorities stepped up the fight to contain the Ebola epidemic, the lock down in the northern Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone has been extended for two weeks. The government has also imposed additional screening measures at Freetown International Airport after two workers apparently caught the deadly disease. District Coordinator Salieu Bah said, "More than 70 cases of the virus had been confirmed in Tonkolili during a five-week locked down there ordered by ...

Government of Somalia Dismisses Rumors of Ebola Outbreak

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The government of Somalia has reassured its' residents that there was no outbreak of Ebola in the country, dismissing rumors that a man had brought the virus back with him from Guinea, where he runs a business. Health Minister Ali Mohamed Mohamud said, "As soon as we heard the rumors of a case of Ebola virus in Somalia, we acted quickly and decisively to isolate the alleged victim, a Somali citizen named Abdulkadir Jinow Barow, and those who had been in contact ...

Arthritis Pain can be Reduced With Three-hours-a-week Exercise Program

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Arthritis patients can beat their agonizing pain by exercising three hours a week, according to researchers of the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. The researchers found that the three-hours-a-week program, which was devised in the US, has proved to be successful. The first exercise involves standing upright from a seated position then sit again without using the arms, while in the second, outstretched arms are used to reach toes ...

Ebola Outbreak Will End in 2015

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Anthony Banbury, the outgoing head of the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has said that the disease will be ended in 2015. The outgoing UMEER chief said that he and his team were engaged in 'an epic battle' against Ebola. He confessed that his 3-month mission to achieve the target of 100 percent safe burials and treatment of 70 percent of infected people had failed. He also said that the global response of the epidemic had been extremely successful. Anthony ...

January 4 'Zero Gravity Day' Turns Out to be a Complete Hoax

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An article which claimed that a unique planetary alignment on January 4, 2015, would decrease the effects of the Earth's gravity, causing temporary partial weightlessness, when people would be able to float in the air for 5 minutes has turned out to be a complete hoax. The story about this 'zero gravity day' had been shared more than a million times on Facebook. Sources for the unusual interplanetary episode include a photo-shopped tweet from NASA and an explanation ...

Scientists Study the Effects of Chemotherapy on Patients

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A frazzled state of mind known as "Chemo brain," reported by some patients who've undergone chemotherapy, has been noted in medical literature since the 1980s. Though noted, the phenomenon has not been seriously studied. Researchers at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, along with the Kessler Foundation, have started this study in detail and hope their pilot study will help quantify the condition's frequency and physiological impact. "Unfortunately, it's take quite ...

British Nurse Who Contracted Ebola in 'Critical' Condition

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A volunteer nurse who is of British origin was in a critical condition on Sunday, after she contracted Ebola. Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's health has taken a turn for the worse in recent days, the Royal Free Hospital in London said in a statement. "The condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical," the Royal Free Hospital said in a statement. On Wednesday, doctors had said the 39-year-old ...

Study Says Running and Biking Were the Most Favorite Fitness Trends in 2014

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Running and biking were the hottest fitness trends in 2014, a recent search has revealed. The results were based on a poll conducted by MyFitnessPal, an internet site and smartphone app that lets customers monitor actions, energy and meals consumption, among forty seven million customers. The Fox Information reported that the website also confirmed that folks have been making an attempt out new actions, like CrossFit and ballet-type barre courses and have been doing ...

Scientists to Develop Endoscope That Destroys Tumors

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Scientists are working to improve the endoscope, a tool used to examine and detect cancer and other illnesses, so that it can be used to destroy cancer cells. The biomedical advancement, which is under development at the University at Buffalo, could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve how doctors treat some of the most deadly forms of cancer. Ulas Sunar, PhD, a research assistant professor in UB's Department of Biomedical ...