Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Bombay (Mumbai) seems to be having a rash of  men lining up in front of labs to get DNA tests done on their offspring. There is such a huge  amount of pressure on the government lab,  that it is forced to charge twice as much! Why have men suddenly become suspicious of their wives? An ever-increasing […]

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

South Koreans, Asia’s biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream. A convenience store chain has launched the Gyeondyo-bar, which translates as “hang in there” and according to the company is the first ice cream bar marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption. […]

Free Sauna service on Air India Delhi-Mumbai flight?

Free Sauna service on Air India Delhi-Mumbai  flight?

Would you believe that our National Carrier is handing out free Sauna services? Not so! But imagine sitting for two hours in summer without fans or air conditioning! Recently, some  300 passengers on Air India’s flight 317 from Delhi to Mumbai had a terrible aftertaste of Delhi’s sweltering heat. They were forced to undergo a […]

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

India and China together have a third of the mentally ill people in the world,but they don’t have enough mental health  services! India and China together account for one-third of global burden of mental illness, higher than the total of all developed countries and yet most people with mental disorders in these two nations do […]

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyderabad men top the charts when it comes to suffering from `very high’ level of hypertension, in comparison peoples in other cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun, Bhopal and Patna, a Union health ministry survey says. The data, collated from the ministry’s recently released National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), shows that 4.5% Hyderabad […]

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

A child undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) has tested HIV positive after being  given contaminated blood at the hospital, claim the parents. The boy, who is three-and-half years old, had suffered 40% burns and was admitted to GMCH in April, 2015. He was kept there for more than five […]

India to face Global Warming related epidemic?

India to face Global Warming related epidemic?

When more than 20,000 people in Central America died  over a 10-year span because of a ‘mystery disease’ , it caused a lot of concern in many  countries including India. All of those who died were young, their work involved hard labour and long hours in the sun. Now a group of doctors say that India  could be witnessing the  first […]

Day of the humble ANM!

Day of the humble ANM!

Today, May 5, is the international Day of the Midwife. Most of us, owe our lives to the person who assisted at our birth. Isn’t that a reason to celebrate midwives? Inmost of North India, midwives are known as ‘dai’.  Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) are  village-level female health workers. The ANM is  known as the […]

Toxic Litchis behind Bihar’s encephalitis outbreak !

Toxic Litchis behind Bihar’s encephalitis outbreak !

The outbreak of ‘encephalitis’ among Muzaffarpur’s children, may actually be caused by Muzaffarpur’s famous litchis (lychees), say a team of virologists led by Dr T. Jacob at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, in Tamil Nadu. The findings were published in Current Science last month (December 2015). Jacob and his team confirm that a toxic […]

Arsenic in water may give your child pneumonia: study

Arsenic in water may give your child pneumonia: study

[DHAKA] A new US-supported study carried out in Bangladesh has linked low or moderate exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a risk factor for pneumonia in under-five children. This study is significant for India as well, because it shares the groundwater arsenic contamination problem. Findings of the study, jointly conducted by the International Centre […]