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Bright white light may help patients with bipolar disorder

Bright white light may help patients with bipolar disorder

Previous studies have found morning bright light therapy reduced symptoms of depression in patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Oct 11, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Fire in Indore's MY Hospital; patients evacuated, none hurt

No loss of life or injury was reported in the incident.

Aug 02, 2017, 13:15 PM IST

Thought-controlled musical instrument may help stroke patients

Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument they hope will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury or amputation.

Jul 14, 2017, 00:19 AM IST
IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

The representative voluntary organisation of doctors has also asked its members to observe dry days on July 1 (Doctors’ Day) and September 5 (Teachers’ day).

Jun 26, 2017, 10:02 AM IST
Oxygen supply cut claims lives of 17 patients at Indore's MY Hospital

Oxygen supply cut claims lives of 17 patients at Indore's MY Hospital

The hospital administration has refuted the claims that the deaths were caused by lack of oxygen or "any other negligence".

Jun 23, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

The ransomeware, which locked files and demanded payment to allow access, has infected 200,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday

May 15, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
Smartphone notification in emergency room of hospital may help discharge patients quickly

Smartphone notification in emergency room of hospital may help discharge patients quickly

Patients who come to the emergency department with chest pain have blood drawn to test for troponin (protein) levels, which, if elevated, indicate a heart attack, researchers said.

May 13, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
#InternationalNursesDay: Reasons why we should show gratitude to nurses

#InternationalNursesDay: Reasons why we should show gratitude to nurses

Being a nurse needs a lot of commitment and dedication to the job, and that's one reason why not everyone is capable of taking up the profession althouhg it's one of the most demanding careers in the world.

May 12, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
Violence against health workers – AIIMS doctors to get self-defence training from black belt champions

Violence against health workers – AIIMS doctors to get self-defence training from black belt champions

As per a report in TOI, resident doctors doctors will take self-defence classes from black belt champions in martial arts, including taekwondo starting May 15.

May 03, 2017, 09:11 AM IST
Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

The ruling came in a habeas corpus plea moved by the son of the patient, a former Madhya Pradesh policeman who was admitted in the hospital for treatment in February.

Apr 27, 2017, 08:57 AM IST
Modi govt aims to break doctor-pharma company nexus, medicines will become cheaper

Modi govt aims to break doctor-pharma company nexus, medicines will become cheaper

We will bring in a legal framework by which if a doctor writes a prescription, he has to write in it that it will be enough for patients to buy generic medicine and he need not buy any other medicine, he said.

Apr 18, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

A new revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack has been created by US scientists.

Apr 15, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
9 out of 10 patients want their doctors to listen to them during initial consultation: Survey

9 out of 10 patients want their doctors to listen to them during initial consultation: Survey

About 38.8 percent of the patients want the doctor to thank them after the consultation.

Apr 14, 2017, 23:48 PM IST
Patients with damaged lungs have some hope with this new therapy - Read

Patients with damaged lungs have some hope with this new therapy - Read

Though still at a pre-clinical stage, these findings have important potential implications for the future treatment.

Mar 25, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
Patients having blood clots in lungs often go without effective therapies: Report

Patients having blood clots in lungs often go without effective therapies: Report

PE, a blood clot in the lungs that causes shortness of breath and chest pain, is the third leading cardiovascular cause of death in the United States with more than 100, 000 lives taken each year.

Mar 19, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Kidney failure patients on dialysis have a very high prevalence of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia

Mar 17, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

District Magistrate D K Singh told reporters that a complainant alleged that doctors at the district hospital were asking people to purchase medicines from the market and not from the medical store at the hospital.

Mar 05, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
Scam in Arvind Kejriwal's 'Mohalla Clinic'? Vigilance Department initiates probe over doctors earning Rs 4 lakh/month

Scam in Arvind Kejriwal's 'Mohalla Clinic'? Vigilance Department initiates probe over doctors earning Rs 4 lakh/month

After receiving several complaints against Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's 'Mohalla Clinic', the Vigilance Department has initiated an investigation to probe into the matter.

Feb 22, 2017, 16:01 PM IST

Post trial scientists develop tablet to prevent kidney cancer relapse

A recent trial demonstrates that consuming oral tablet Sunitinib for one year reduces the likelihood of cancer returning for kidney cancer patients following removal of the kidney. 

Oct 12, 2016, 20:40 PM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2016, 00:22 AM IST