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.

Weekend patients at higher death risk

A new study has revealed that patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are likelier to be sicker and have a higher risk of death, compared with those admitted during the week.

`Mixed depression` patients at higher risk committing suicide

A new study has claimed that patients who suffering from mixed depression are at a higher risk committing suicide.

AIIMS: Parliamentary panel bats for system to ensure prompt surgery of critical patients

Noting that patients have to wait for "too long" for surgeries and tests at AIIMS in Delhi, a parliamentary panel has recommended putting in place a grading system under which those with severe diseases are served first.

'Anti-diabetic drug' may help keep cholesterol in check

In a new study, researchers have claimed that a drug, used to treat type 2 diabetes, can help modulate cholesterol levels in patients.

HIV grows 'silently' despite treatment

 Casting doubts on finding a cure for HIV anytime soon, British researchers have found that the virus can grow 'silently' in patients who are thought to be responding well to treatment.

Swine flu led to huge financial burden on patients: Study

The outbreak of H1N1 in India in the opening months of the year had a huge socio-economic impact with the expenditure incurred by patients on their treatment being 17 to 62 times of India's monthly per capita income, according to a study.

Roche steps up work on two experimental Alzheimer's drugs

Roche is to step up its research efforts on two Alzheimer`s drugs, both of which suffered setbacks in tests last year, reflecting its belief in drugs targeting protein plaques found in brains of patients with the disease.

LHMC, other hospitals gear up to tackle dengue

With the arrival of monsoon, Lady Hardinge Medical College and other associated hospitals in the city have started taking measures, including regular surveillance and setting up dedicated beds for patients, to prevent dengue and other vector-borne diseases.

Dengue watch prompts ban on OTC sale of anti-inflammatory meds

Delhi government has decided to ban over-the-counter sale of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Aspirin, Dispirin, Brufen, Voveran, etc. From August 15 till November 30 as the use of these, according to experts, may pose a threat to dengue patients.

Patients returning to same hospital more likely to survive

Patients with complications after major surgery are 26 percent more likely to survive if they return to the hospital where they had their operation compared to those admitted to a different hospital, shows a study.

Slovenian doctor accused of killing seven patients

A Slovenian doctor was in custody on Thursday on suspicion of having killed at least seven terminally ill patients, authorities said.

Maintain confidentiality of patients' medical status: Delhi HC

Looking at the stigma attached to some serious diseases like HIV/AIDS, the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Centre and city government to ask all hospitals under their jurisdiction in the national capital, to keep the patients' medical status confidential.

Changing blood types comes closer

Canadian researchers, including one of Indian origin, have now developed a way to transform all donated blood into a neutral type that can be given to any patient.

Hospital in Bihar pastes 'bhukamp' stickers on earthquake victims

In a shocking case of public apathy, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital ​(DMCH) in Bihar pasted stickers on the forehead of the patients to identify them as earthquake victims.

Patients to be issued I-card for availing rail concession

With cases of misuse of concession tickets coming to the fore, Railways have decided to undertake a slew of measures including issuing an I-card to patients eligible for benefit to curb revenue leakage.