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Stem cell transplant for eye repair raises concern
Bangalore, Jan 17 (IANS) An international team of ophthalmologists has expressed grave concern over stem cell transplant procedures used by doctors in India and some other countries for preventing blindness.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:11:06 AM

HIV patients more prone to excessive dandruff
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) HIV-positive people are 10 times more prone to excessive dandruff and it could be treated as an early sign of the disease, a British expert said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:30:14 PM

PM concerned at poor reach of child development scheme
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Expressing deep concern that the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme had not reached out to most children under six years age, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to chief ministers and heads of union territories asking them to review the progress of the scheme at their level and update him every three months.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7:04:49 PM

Contract doctors in Jharkhand go on strike
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Doctors in Jharkhand who were appointed on contract went on strike from Tuesday demanding regularisation of their services.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:59:57 PM

Madhya Pradesh has India's most malnourished kids (FEATURE)
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 16 (IANS) If you ask about her child, Sita Devi's eyes well up with tears. A few months ago, her eight-month-old kid died in her arms. Although she managed to take her daughter from her impoverished Sagmal village to the Barwani District Hospital, it was too late.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:14:04 AM

India aims to increase healthcare allocation
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India will endeavour to increase allocation for the health sector from a dismal 0.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to two percent, Minister of State for Industry Ashwini Kumar said Monday.

Monday, January 15, 2007 11:02:33 PM

Indian American doctor fights for information
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) US-based Indian doctor Kunal Saha, fighting a case of medical negligence in India over his wife's death, has moved a writ petition before the Calcutta High Court seeking action against the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) and its functionaries for their 'deliberate violation' of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

Saturday, January 13, 2007 1:40:19 PM

New test kits for dengue, hepatitis developed
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal Friday unveiled two test kits that can diagnose dengue and Hepatitis-C diseases in just an hour.

Friday, January 12, 2007 11:13:00 PM

Court notice on quotas in postgraduate medical admissions
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Medical Council of India and the Directorate General of Health Services on the central government's petition seeking approval for providing 22.5 percent reservation for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates under the all-India quota in postgraduate medical admissions for the academic year 2007-2008.

Friday, January 12, 2007 5:22:56 PM

Severe cold is harbinger of infections
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Small children and the elderly tend to succumb more to respiratory infections in winter as viruses multiply faster in cold temperatures. Very cold weather, combined with fog, like the capital has been witnessing for the past week, is 'ideal' for certain viruses to spread that cause influenza type infections, say doctors.

Friday, January 12, 2007 8:43:33 AM

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