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  • Free X-ray to check TB

    Free X-ray to check TB

    In a bid to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) from the state by 2025, the Punjab government on Friday launched a free X-ray service to diagnose suspected TB patients in all government hospitals in the state. The state government has in principle......

    December 30, 2017
  • Playing video games may help rehabilitate stroke patients

    Playing video games may help rehabilitate stroke patients

    A novel video game that will enable patients recovering from stroke to engage and play as a form of rehabilitation has been developed. The video game called Balloon Buddies is designed to level the playing field by allowing healthy participants......

    November 20, 2017
  • 13 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work

    13 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work

    At least 13 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday. "Thirteen critical patients......

    November 17, 2017
  • Single pill wonder for TB patients

    Single pill wonder for TB patients

    According to the government's new drug regimen, patients suffering from tuberculosis will now be given fixed drug combinations in a single pill daily.

    November 1, 2017
  • PGIMER Chandigarh shows TB patients way to quit smoking

    PGIMER Chandigarh shows TB patients way to quit smoking

    The School of Public Health department of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has found in its research on first randomised trial on pulmonary Tuberculosis patients in the country that a brief Smoking Cessation Intervention for......

    September 8, 2017
  • Patient deaths: NHRC notice to MP chief secretary 

    Patient deaths: NHRC notice to MP chief secretary 

    Taking suo motu cognizance of a case of 11 patients, including two children, dying at Maharaja Yashwantrao (MY) Hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply for around 15 minutes between 3 am and 4 am on 21......

    June 27, 2017
  • Eight more patients die as Bihar doctors continue strike

    Eight more patients die as Bihar doctors continue strike

    Eight more patients have died duing the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) since Wednesday night, taking the total deaths to 15, official sources said on Thursday. The strike has left hundreds of......

    May 25, 2017
  • Hearing tests may not detect common form of hearing loss

    Hearing tests may not detect common form of hearing loss

    Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to detect patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioural tests, new research has found. Such tests may not be able to diagnose those......

    April 21, 2017
  • Stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients

    Stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients

    For people suffering with epilepsy, facing stressful events such as the war, trauma or natural disaster, or the death of a loved one, may act as a common trigger for seizures, a study has found. Epilepsy is a disorder in......

    April 4, 2017
  • Patients, attendants at PGI shivers in cold

    Patients, attendants at PGI shivers in cold

    This year winter in Chandigarh is adding to the miseries of the patients and their attendants who are forced to sleep on the pavements in the open at Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Research (PGIMER). The patients are undergoing......

    January 20, 2017
  • 20 UK hospitals declare 'black alert'

    20 UK hospitals declare 'black alert'

    More than 20 hospitals in England have declared a black alert this week after becoming so overcrowded that they could no longer guarantee patient safety and provide their full range of normal services. Unprecedented numbers of patients requiring care has......

    January 12, 2017
  • Patients operated on at night twice more likely to die

    Patients operated on at night twice more likely to die

    Patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die compared to patients who are operated on during the day, a study has found. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between postoperative mortality......

    August 30, 2016