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How donor hearts gifted life to Anwar, Lavanya and Mitesh

August 03, 2022 7:36 pm

Their stories extend hope for a collaborative future by addressing the need for organ donation so that more people can benefit and get a quality life, says Dr Anvay Mulay, who is now Director, Advanced Cardiac Surgery and Heart Transplant, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai

Monkeypox: Should India be worried?

July 27, 2022 11:29 am

There are no known cases of asymptomatic carriers, hence preventing the virus’ import is easier as compared to other infections such as Covid-19 or SARS virus. At present, PCR-based diagnostic tests of Monkeypox are not commercially available in India. Hence clinical diagnosis will be key to preventing an outbreak, says Dr Harshad Limaye, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Nanavati Hospital

Spinach and cabbage can reduce antibiotic resistance

July 22, 2022 10:30 am

A dietician and a nutritionist decode how viruses develop antibiotic resistance and how cruciferous plants are capable of preventing their resistant nature.

Explained: How ceramic implants can regenerate broken bones

June 07, 2022 1:31 pm

Calcium phosphate ceramics, the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) noted in a press release, are in principle an ideal alternative to conventional metals because bone can eventually replace the ceramic and regrow.

Kannada actor Chetana Raj’s death: How safe is fat removal surgery?

May 19, 2022 4:09 pm

When it comes to fat removal surgery, a thorough pre-operative check-up is just as important as strict follow-up and a healthy diet regimen, says Dr Pinal Shah, bariatrics counsellor at KD Hospital in Ahmedabad.

Explained: How far could a ban on menthol cigarettes help reduce smoking in India?

April 30, 2022 8:23 am

The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed rules for banning menthol cigarettes and all flavoured cigars. How would a similar ban play out in India?

Explained: What we know about Japan's contaminated Moderna Covid-19 vaccine supplies

August 31, 2021 8:17 am

On August 26, Japan said it had halted the use of 1.63 million Moderna doses shipped to 863 vaccination centres nationwide as a precaution.

Explained: How Karnataka plans to screen 1.5 crore children ahead of possible third wave of Covid-19

August 20, 2021 8:53 am

According to Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, the ‘Arogya Nandana’ initiative will be launched by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai within a week.

Explained: What will you have to pay for Serum Institute's Covishield vaccine after May 1?

April 27, 2021 10:17 am

The announcement is a result of the Narendra Modi government’s decision to open up vaccinations against Covid-19 to those above the age of 18 years.

Explained: The worldwide gender skew in coronavirus think tanks

October 05, 2020 10:24 am

The authors collected information up to June 2020 on the membership of Covid-19 global and national decision-making and expert bodies for 193 UN member states.