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.

New device to check blood sugar in diabetics!

A new device have been developed to monitor blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Telephonic follow-up of epilepsy patients at AIIMS soon?

Telephonic follow-up with epilepsy patients who live far away could be introduced at the AIIMS here soon following a study that showed that some patients suffered seizures while travelling sleepless overnight in unreserved train compartments to reach the premier Delhi hospital.

'Clinical Establishments Act to be strictly implemented'

 Rajasthan government on Thursday said that Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act will be strictly implemented to check instances of private clinics and hospitals flouting rules while treating BPL patients.

'Ouch zone' in brain identified

Oxford scientists have identified an area in the brain directly related to pain intensity, that can be switched off in patients suffering from uncontrollable pain.

Indian private hospitals 'treat patients as revenue generators'

What has long been murmured in private has now come out in public - India's private healthcare sector largely treats patients as mere "revenue generators", according to a study that reveals shocking testimonies of corruption.

German nurse says `sorry` for killing over 30 patients

 A German former nurse who has admitted killing over 30 hospital patients with lethal injections in a thrill-seeking game to try to revive them apologised on Thursday to relatives of the victims.

Biopsies do not promote cancer spread: Study

Dispelling the myth that biopsies cause cancer to spread, US researchers have shown that patients who undergo the procedure are likely to live longer than those who do not.

Gurgaon sees first swine flu case of 2015

In the first case of swine flu this year in the Millennium City, a 32-year-old woman has been found positive for the disease here, a doctor said Wednesday.

AIIMS to provide shelter to patients, relatives in winter

With the slump in the temperature and cold winds sweeping across the national capital, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has geared up to provide night shelters to the patients and their relatives who fail to get a bed and have to camp outside the premiere institution.

'Non-prevalent' 10 states see rise in HIV patients, record 57 percent cases

The number of HIV patients has registered an increase in states where it was earlier being considered to be non-prevalent with 10 such states together accounting for 57 per cent of new infections in 2012.

New drug found effective against Leukaemia in pre-clinical trials

A new research has found a new treatment approach that could offer hope to patients with the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

India to provide immediate visa for patients from SAARC: PM

Pledging to extend all possible cooperation to SAARC countries in diverse fields, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced that India will provide immediate medical visa for the patient and an attendant for treatment in the country.

11 new patients test positive for dengue in Indore

 Eleven more persons have been tested positive for dengue, taking the total number of patients who contracted the deadly disease to 85 here, an official said today.

Heart diseases affect rural, urban people alike

People living in rural areas are at no greater risk of dying from heart disease than their urban counterparts, says a study led by an Indian-origin cardiologist.