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35-kg senior citizen undergoes complex heart surgeries

In a rare and challenging case, a 68-year-old woman weighing just 35 kg underwent a ‘high risk aortic valve replacement and bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute here recently, a senior doctor said on Tuesday. The patient, Asha Phatak, who weighed around 60 kg around a year back, dropped …

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Suspension of five AIIMS doctors revoked

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday revoked the suspension of five resident doctors over the death of a pregnant staff nurse during treatment at the institution. The decision by the AIIMS administration comes after the inquiry committee set up to look into the issue found that …

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Childhood brain tumour can affect survivor’s sex life later

Survivors of childhood brain tumours and any survivor who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system are less likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children, new research has found. The findings, published online in the journal CANCER, showed that some groups …

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AIIMS denies it has revoked resident doctors’ suspension

The AIIMS administration on Monday denied it has issued orders to revoke the suspension of five resident doctors over the death of a staff nurse during delivery at the institution. The denial came hours after the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) said the hospital administration has accepted their demand to revoke …

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Baby born from 16-year-old frozen embryo in China

A healthy baby boy has been born from an embryo frozen 16 years ago, a hospital in south China announced on Monday. A 46-year-old woman gave birth to a son at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong Province in early February, Xinhua news agency reported. Her …

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Kejriwal to visit Bengaluru for medical treatment

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to visit Bengaluru to get his high blood sugar treated, an official said on Sunday. The Delhi government official said Kejriwal’s sugar level is “quite high”, and he will be visiting Bengaluru for treatment on February 7. The Chief Minister is expected to …

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China issues 5-year plan on HIV/AIDS prevention

The Chinese government has issued a five-year action plan for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, the media reported on Monday. In this period, the government will make the utmost effort to find out HIV-infected and AIDS patients, reduce infections through drug needles, blood transfusion and mother-to-child transmission, minimise the fatality rate …

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Grapes may shield you from Alzheimer’s

) Eating grapes daily can help protect the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease, show results of a pilot study involving people with early memory decline. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that results in a slow decline of memory and cognitive skills. “The study examines the impact …

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