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Quitting alcohol easier than trying to control drinking

People who aim to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence, a new study suggests.

Gentle beams of light can treat lethal heart disorders

Gentle beams of light could replace harsh electric shocks in patients reeling from a deadly heart rhythm disorder, new research has found.

Patients operated on during night twice more likely to die, claims study

A new study has found that patients who are operated on during night are twice more likely to die than patients who are operated on during the day.

Patients operated on at night twice more likely to die

Patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die compared to patients who are operated on during the day, a study has found.

16 die at Lucknow's KGMU hospital following junior doctors' strike

More than 2000 patients have been turned away by KGMU because of a shortage of doctors and only very critical patients were seen by senior doctors.

Radiotherapy can affect lung cancer patients adversely

In particular, they found that high doses to the left atrium of the heart and the superior vena cava had the strongest association and increased risk of non-cancer death.

Why Alzheimer's patients can't recognise their loved ones

Alzheimer's steals not only the memory but also the ability to recognise your loved ones and now, a recent study has revealed why it is so.

Quit smoking at one go!

A new study says that quitting smoking all of a sudden is more abstinence compared to quitting gradually.

'Green corridors' in MP city help quick transport of harvested organs

A resident of Mahidpur in Ujjain district, Vishwas Joshi, 40, was declared brain-dead in Choithram Hospital here on Monday evening.  

App to provide 24X7 free medicines at Delhi govt hospitals!

The motive is to provide free medicines round-the-clock and to avoid any inconvenience to patients seeking treatment at the government hospitals.

New therapy to quickly heal respiratory infections

A new therapy that helps in quick healing of colds, bronchitis and several forms of respiratory allergies was launched here on Saturday.

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Patients' email exchange with doctors improves health

Less than one percent said that emailing made their health worse.

One in four doctors at high risk of depression

This is a bad news not just for the young doctors but also for the patients.

Reduced antibiotic prescription lowers patient satisfaction

The inappropriate use and prescribing of antibiotics is contributing to the development of resistant bacteria.

Patients prefer password-protected test results

The goal of the study was to try to better understand patient preferences so as to improve doctor-patient communication.

Respect for doctors getting eroded: J P Nadda

Urging medical practitioners to show compassion and kindness while treating patients, Health Minister J P Nadda today said the high respect held by people for doctors is getting "eroded" due to increasing complaints of rude behavior.

New test to predict relapse of testicular cancers

 Scientists have developed a new test to identify patients who are at risk of suffering a relapse from testicular cancer.

New programme for patients, pregnant women in Odisha

In order to help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas reach their nearest hospital or motorable road, a new programme has been launched in Rayagada district of Odisha under which 183 remote villages will be provided with a specially-designed sling each.

Delhi government mulling ordinance on rights of patients

 The Delhi government is contemplating to bring an ordinance to take action against the hospitals which turn away the patients.