New mobile, instant technology to help diagnose viral infections

Scientists have developed a new miniature, portable gene sequencing technology that can diagnose infection from viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples, researchers said. Continue Reading

30 per cent cardiac patients have electrical problems: Doc

“Among the total heart patients in the country, at least 30 per cent have the chances of having electrical problems. However, patients misunderstand it with the common attacks,” said Kauvery Hospital senior consultant interventional cardiologist and chief of electrophysiology, Dr A B Gopalamurugan. Continue Reading

‘Transparency, fair practice will be lost with the introduction of new bills’

Doctors’ fraternity across the country have raised their voices against the National Medical Commission Bill (2017), Indian Medical Council (amendments) Bill (2018) and Consumer Protection Bill (2018) which were passed in Lok Sabha recently. Continue Reading

Gynaecs brainstorm at 3rd Controversies in Infertility Management conclave

Over 500 gynaecologists and infertility specialists participated in the third edition of Controversies in Infertility Management held in Chennai. The two day event was organised by Prashanth Fertility Research Centre in which 35 national and international experts in the field shared their expertise. Continue Reading

TT champion Ethirajan completes silver jubilee year in blood donation

There is a general perception among sportspersons that blood donation will lead to body weakness and poor performance in games. But meet R Ethirajan (50) who has etched his name not only in sports but also in blood donation. Continue Reading

Mom’s kidney health determines baby’s

“The physiological nature of a woman’s body protects her kidney until she reaches menopause; however, renal health gets affected post the stage. Despite differences from that of men’s organs, records state that more women come forward to donate their kidneys,” noted Osmania Medical College and Hospital Department of Nephrology professor and head, Dr Manisha Sahay. Continue Reading