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Blood banks run dry in Bengal poll fever (Election Special)
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) With social clubs, organisations and political parties deeply engrossed in the poll jamboree, election fever has taken its toll on blood collection, triggering an acute shortage of supply in West Bengal's blood banks.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:50:03 PM

40 children fall ill after eating ice-cream in Bihar village
Patna, April 19 (IANS) As many as 40 children fell ill Saturday after eating ice-cream in a village in Bihar's Supaul district, officials said. Around half a dozen were admitted to hospital as their condition worsened while the others were discharged after initial treatment.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:16:11 PM

India may become 'world capital of liver diseases'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A sedentary lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and obesity are contributing towards making India the "world capital of liver diseases" by 2025, a health expert said Saturday.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:14:05 PM

96-year-old Delhi man succesfully undergoes bypass surgery
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) One of the oldest patients to undergo an open heart bypass surgery in India, a 96-year-old man recently underwent the life-saving procedure and was discharged from hospital Friday, doctors said.

Friday, April 18, 2014 7:38:04 PM

Provide free treatment to Gaucher disease patient: HC
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Saying that "just because someone is poor, the government cannot allow him to die", the Delhi High Court Thursday directed the state government to discharge its "constitutional obligation" and provide free treatment to a Gaucher disease patient.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:54:04 PM

'Vitamin supplements no substitute for natural foods'
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Natural foods provide the best nutrition to the human body and there is no evidence to prove that vitamin supplements can better a person's health, medical experts have said.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:54:04 AM

Twins undergo first-of-its-kind surgery at AIIMS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Adhi and Adhri, twin brothers aged one, successfully underwent a first-of-its kind neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:28:04 PM

Music fest in Himachal to raise money for kids
Shimla, April 16 (IANS) An NGO will hold a music fest in the hills of the picturesque tourist resort Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh this weekend to raise money for underprivileged children, the event's organiser said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:38:03 PM

NHRC directs Rajasthan government to compensate woman
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The NHRC Wednesday asked the Rajasthan government to compensate a woman who delivered a baby by the roadside after a state government health centre refused to admit her.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:24:04 PM

Lack of awareness about heamophilia still persists (April 17 is World Haemophilia Day)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Sageer Ahmad, a tailor by profession, got to know about haemophilia when his year-old son hurt himself and started bleeding profusely. But Ahmad still didn't learn his lesson. His second son born after a gap of three years was also detected with the blood disorder.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:08:04 PM

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