Live workshop at Stanley Hospital to treat diabetes patients

In all, world is home to 41.5 crore diabetics and for every 20 minutes, toes or feet of a patient is removed and as a result of which 40 per cent of the population are disabled, according to a press release issued by Health Department. Continue Reading

Aorta replaced without open heart surgery at GH

When milkman Radhakrishnan (69), a resident of Thiruporur had severe narrowing of aortic valve, little did he know that he cannot undergo open heart surgery due to his asthmatic condition. However, doctors of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) performed transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to cure him. Continue Reading

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