Actor Ranbir Kapoor was discharged from a hospital following a minor surgery, said a source. According to a report, he was being treated for adenoid tonsil. Ranbir, who turned 32 on Sep 28, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai. 'He was hospitalised...and he got discharged today morning. It was just a minor surgery, nothing serious,' an official from the facility, told IANS. If a …
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According to a new research published in the journal Experimental Eye Research, medicines like Viagra that are used to treat erectile dysfunction can dangerously affect vision of susceptible users. The study, carried out by researchers at University of New South Wales, revealed that sildenafil, the active ingredient present in erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, inhibits the action of an enzyme …
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Your whole world can turn upside down when a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  As the disease progresses, the patient, usually, experiences difficulty in remembering new information, and is likely to suffer from the following symptoms. Inability to solve routine problems and complete familiar activities. Mental (or temporal) and spatial confusion. Memory loss that can disrupt …
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According to a new research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, smoking marijuana early in life can trigger immune-related diseases in adulthood. The study, carried out by a team of researchers from the Universita degli Studi di Milano, treated adolescent mice with a chemical called Tetrahydrocannabino (THC) that is found in cannabis. It was found that later in adulthood these …
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Do you cook with your gas stove? Your child could be at risk of asthma. According to a study published in the journal Environmental Health, lack of ventilation while cooking with a gas stove could trigger asthma in kids. They study, carried out by researchers at Oregon State University, analysed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES, conducted by the …
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With an attempt to make breast cancer diagnosis easier, researchers at Michigan Technological University, US have developed a new technique for better interpretation of cancer detection test. Called the ‘virtual breast’, the test is actually a 3D, computer generated phantom that allows clinicians to use ultrasound elastogrpahy in a safety laboratory to identify and detect presence …
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According to a new study published in The Lancet, pneumonia and pre-mature births contribute to maximum number of deaths in children under the age of 5 years. These two factors accounted for about 2 million children deaths in 2013, becoming the leading cause of death.  The report also suggested that 51.8% death in children were due to infectious diseases including pneumonia, diarrhoea and …
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Open heart surgery is usually performed in people suffering from coronary heart disease. People who underwent the surgery and those planning to go under the knife have numerous questions related to life after surgery. Some of the commonly asked questions include lifestyle changes to be made after surgery and precautions that should be taken namely in diet and exercises. Our expert Dr Dinesh …
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After the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, life is slowly coming back to normal. Apart from killing hundreds of lives in the state, the floods resulted in loss of about Rs 150 crore in the healthcare sector and medical facilities. Major government-run hospitals like SMHS Hospital, Lala Ded Maternity Hospital, SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina, Bone and Joints Hospital and the lone …
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Actor Ranbir Kapoor was to celebrate his birthday on 28th of September, but even though his beau Katrina Kaif planned a surprise party for the hunky actor the celebrations had to end early. Why, you ask? Well, Ranbir Kapoor had to undergo a surgery to treat his inflamed adenoid tonsils. When contacted by TOI, Ranbir Kapoor's father, Rishi Kapoor said that the surgery was routine, just like one …
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After the potential treatments developed by US and Japanese researchers, doctors in Thailand have found a potential treatment for Ebola. In a brief announcement, Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University claimed that doctors at the hospital have successfully produced antibodies against Ebola virus that can cure Ebola, Bangkok Post online reported today. It is not clear what exactly the hospital …
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A month ago, Japan responded to the urgent need of containing the Ebola outbreak in West African countries and offered its anti-influenza drug call Avigan to treat infected patients. The drug is developed by Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s subsidiary Toyama Chemicals Co., Ltd. The company announced that a French nurse infected with the Ebola virus disease, was administered the drug at a …
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The US CDC Tuesday confirmed the nation’s first case of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD). Reportedly, the patient came from Liberia to Texas to meet his family members. Although he did not show any signs of Ebola while leaving West Africa, four days after reaching US he developed Ebola symptoms. He was immediately isolated in a hospital in Texas and his samples were sent to CDC laboratory. …
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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not limited to the increasing number of deaths. The consequences are much deeper and worrisome. The outbreak has increased the number of orphans in the affected countries, who are deeply affected by the death of their parents and are mentally broken-down due to the feeling of rejection. About 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or …
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