Doctors on strike: Expulsion, protest and a midnight drama

Meeting the doctors on strike, Mumbai Mayor said they should end strike, and resume duties as patients are suffering

Doctors on strike: Expulsion, protest and a midnight dramaAs the striking resident doctors are not ready to give up their fight, the state government has begun stern action against them. After the talks failed, the doctors strike is set to escalate, and the state has started crckdown against the doctors. In a midnight drama, which unfolded late evening on Wednesday and continued till […]

Despite HC & govt warning, doctors to continue strike

Do not fall ill as 40,000 private doctors in Maharashtra, along with resident doctors and senior doctors in public hospitals, are on an indefinite strike to protest rising assaults on doctors

Despite HC & govt warning, doctors to continue strikeDo not fall ill as 40,000 private doctors in Maharashtra, along with resident doctors and senior doctors in public hospitals, are on an indefinite strike to protest rising assaults on doctors. While around 4,500 resident doctors from 14 medical colleges went on indefinite leave from March 20, Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Maharashtra chapter joined the […]

Hot chocolate serving ‘has more salt than packet of crisps’

A mug of hot chocolate can have more salt than a packet of ready salted crisps, a campaign group says

Hot chocolate serving ‘has more salt than packet of crisps’Consensus Action on Salt and Health found salt targets were exceeded in all but one category of packaged food. Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate powder had just over 0.6g of salt per 25g serving – or 2.5g per 100g – more than the 0.15g per 100g target. Mars Chocolate said the drink was an “indulgent […]

Assault on doctors: IMA declares indefinite strike, 40,000 doctors to go off work starting today

Amidst the tussle between the state government and doctors on strike, members of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Maharashtra, have decided to go on an indefinite strike starting today in support of resident doctors who are protesting rising assaults on doctors across the state

Assault on doctors: IMA declares indefinite strike, 40,000 doctors to go off work starting todayAmidst the tussle between the state government and doctors on strike, members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) from Maharashtra have decided to go on an indefinite strike starting today in support of resident doctors who are protesting rising assaults on doctors across the state. There are around 40,000 doctors as members of IMA in […]

Born with disability, Egyptian boy gains hope with soda bottle prosthetic

Ziad Mohammed was born with a medical condition that robbed him of his arms and legs. The simple, resourceful reuse of an old soda bottle has changed young Ziad’s outlook. His father wants his son to be happy and he made the prosthetic out of a soda bottle

Born with disability, Egyptian boy gains hope with soda bottle prostheticZiad Mohammed’s parents didn’t know until he was born about the medical condition that had already robbed him of his arms and legs. In his 11 years, Ziad has adapted impressively to his circumstances. Using the short stumps he does have, he’s learned to get around his family’s home, and even to feed himself. But […]

Gene mutation in women may be linked to unexplained infertility

Researchers find that women with mutations that lead to loss-of-function of some of the genes of NLRP family can fail to reproduce for reasons that may include recurrent loss of pregnancies with abnormally developing placentas, loss of embryo before implantation, or having a baby with developmental disabilities

Gene mutation in women may be linked to unexplained infertilityResearchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Rice University have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility. The study appears in Scientific Reports, a member of the Nature family of journals. “Experts cannot identify the cause of the problem in an estimated 10 to 15 percent of […]

Report to work by 8pm, or else face strict action: Maha govt warns doctors on strike

The state government has issued notices to doctors on mass leave after the Bombay High Court came down heavily on doctors as well as pulled up the state government for not taking any action against them

Report to work by 8pm, or else face strict action: Maha govt warns doctors on strikeTaking a stern stand against the doctors on strike, the Maharashtra government suspended thousands of doctors across Maharashtra on Wednesday (March 22). The state government has issued notices to the doctors who are on mass leave after the Bombay High Court, while hearing the matter on Tuesday (March 21), came down heavily on doctors and […]

In a rare and risky operation, baby separated from parasitic twin

In this very rare case, Dominique's parasitic twin was attached to her back and shoulder, making her look like she had two extra legs and feet

In a rare and risky operation, baby separated from parasitic twinA team of five surgeons at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago removed baby Dominique’s parasitic twin. In this extremely rare case, her parasitic twin was attached to her back and shoulder. This made her look like she had two extra legs and feet. Dominique travelled from Ivory Coast for the operation and will return soon. […]

Negative emotions are as important as positive ones when it comes to mental health

The survival value of negative thoughts and emotions may help explain why suppressing them is so fruitless

Negative emotions are as important as positive ones when it comes to mental healthA client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, non-judgmental and encouraging. I am a bit unsettled, then, when in the midst of describing his painful experiences, he says, “I’m sorry for being so negative.” A crucial goal of therapy is to learn to acknowledge […]

Care guidelines for cancer survivors often unclear

Researchers examined cancer guidelines from North America and Europe that have been published since 2010 to advise doctors on the best ways to care for survivors of nine malignancies: breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, melanoma, uterine, bladder, thyroid and testicle

Care guidelines for cancer survivors often unclearTreatment guidelines on care for survivors of the most common cancers often lack specifics or offer conflicting advice about when or how often to do certain tests, a review of recent recommendations finds. Researchers examined cancer guidelines from North America and Europe that have been published since 2010 to advise doctors on the best ways […]