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90% People Lost Some Degree Of Vision Due To Pandemic: Experts
90% Eye Patients Lost Some Degree Of Vision Due To Pandemic: Experts

"With the third wave, we are seeing a similar pattern from the past, as patient visits, especially amongst elders, have dropped by nearly 50 per cent. Since the retina cannot be replaced, missing an injection, or treatment follow ups, can magnify the eye disease," Dudani said.

Cancer Treatment May Inhibit Immune Response To Covid Vaccine
Cancer Treatment May Inhibit Immune Response To Covid Vaccine

While CDK 4/6 inhibitors are not conventionally considered to be as immunosuppressive as chemotherapy, Chumsri found that patients with breast cancer who take these drugs exhibited less optimal neutralising antibody activity.

5 Ways To Manage Childhood Allergies
5 Ways To Manage Childhood Allergies

Allergies develop slowly over time; parents need to have patience and commitment towards managing them. However, there are certain ways in which we, as parents, can contribute in prevention and possible alleviation of the problems.

Odisha Hospitals Asked To Use Telemedicine For Medical Care To Patients, SOP Issued 
Odisha Hospitals Asked To Use Telemedicine For Medical Care To Patients, SOP Issued 

In view of the present COVID-19 situation it has become essential to provide health services and advice by alternative means, the Health department said.

Healthy Diet In Early Pregnancy May Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk
Healthy Diet In Early Pregnancy May Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk

In addition, the overall quality of the diet in reference to that recommended was described with a diet quality index and the inflammatory potential with a dietary inflammatory index.

Chemotherapy May Not Be Needed To Treat Cancer: New Research
Chemotherapy May Not Be Needed To Treat Cancer: New Research

This experiment went on for a year in America. However, it has not yet been used on the human body. Now the effort has been intensified to apply it on the human body, Pandey said.

Policymakers, Doctors Raise Voice For Warning Labels To Check NCDs
Policymakers, Doctors Raise Voice For Warning Labels To Check NCDs

According to the Global Nutrition Report, 2021 released last month, as many as 12 million people died prematurely in 2018 due to risks linked to an imbalanced and unhealthy diet. These risks included non-communicable diseases.

Hydroxyurea Gets DCGI Approval For Treatment Of Sickle Cell Anaemia
Hydroxyurea Gets DCGI Approval For Treatment Of Sickle Cell Anaemia

SCA is a common genetic disorder among Indians affecting red blood cells. It is transmitted by parents who carry a defective beta-globin gene without suffering themselves.

BSKY Health Card; Not So 'Smart’ 
BSKY Health Card; Not So 'Smart’ 

The tall claims of the State government about its much publicized Smart Health Card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) are proving hollow. 

Weak Immune System, Old Age Can Spur Delta, Omicron Co-Infections: Experts
Weak Immune System, Old Age Can Spur Delta, Omicron Co-Infections: Experts

Some reports also have suggested that people living in areas with lower vaccination rates are at greater risk of getting co-infected. In addition, the risk of co-infection has been found more among the elderly, those with co-morbidities and a compromised immune system.

Air Health Services
CM Naveen Patnaik Launches Air Health Services For Remote Tribal Districts

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the 'Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva' (Air Health Services) under which specialist doctors will be flown to remote areas of the state to treat people suffering from serious diseases.

Odisha's Private Hospital Body Not In Favour Of BSK Scheme
Odisha's Private Hospital Body Not In Favour Of BSK Scheme 

The All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF) has refused to provide treatment to patients due to lack of clarity in the existing terms and conditions of the BSKY. 

Omicron Variant
A runny nose and itchy throat? It may be Omicron, says study

The most common signs of the virus reported between December 3 and 10 were a runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and a sore throat, the Daily Mail reported.

156 Renal Stones From Removed From Man At Hyderabad Hospital
156 Renal Stones From Removed From Man At Hyderabad Hospital

The patient is also a case of ectopic kidney as it was located near to his abdomen, instead of its normal position in the urinary tract. Though the presence of the kidney in an abnormal location is not the cause of the problem, removing stones from the kidney located abnormally was surely a challenging task, doctors said.

AIIMS
Epilepsy A Hidden Epidemic, Affects Over 15 Millions In India: AIIMS Doctor

Being not vocal about the epilepsy is one of the important reasons that has contributed in widening the treatment gap of this common disease in India, said Dr Chandra.

Can Air Pollution Exposure In Covid Patients Raise Death Risk?
Can Air Pollution Exposure In Covid Patients Raise Death Risk?

Exploratory analyses suggested that younger people of colour may be particularly susceptible, said Mount Sinai-led researchers.

Covid Infection Raises Complications In Pregnancy, Birth
Covid Infection Raises Complications In Pregnancy, Birth

Women in the Covid-19 group were more likely to be older, have obesity, be carrying more than one baby, or have a history of high blood pressure compared to those without.

40 More Lose Vision In One Eye After Cataract Surgery In Bihar's Muzaffarpur
40 More Lose Vision In One Eye After Cataract Surgery In Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Following the incident, all 65 persons have lost one eye. Majority of them were admitted in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital Muzaffarpur, the officials said.

Covid Can Infect Kidneys Directly: Study
Covid Can Infect Kidneys Directly: Study

No medications are known to heal a kidney injured by Covid-19. Many patients in these circumstances wind up on dialysis for a short term to provide temporary kidney function until the organs start to recover from the immediate infection.

25 Who Underwent Cataract Operation In Bihar's Muzaffarpur Lose Eyesight
25 Who Underwent Cataract Operation In Bihar's Muzaffarpur Lose Eyesight

"We learnt that 25 persons, who underwent cataract operations, are suffering from severe infection in one eye. The doctors have now suggested the removal of the infected eye."

One Child Was Infected With HIV Every 2 Minutes In 2020: UNICEF
One Child Was Infected With HIV Every 2 Minutes In 2020: UNICEF

Despite some progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS, children and adolescents continued to be left behind across all regions over the past decade, the report said.

Omicron Scare: Odisha Govt Directs Mandatory Screening Of Travellers From SA, Hong Kong, Botswana
Omicron Scare: Odisha Govt Directs Mandatory Screening Of Travellers From SA, Hong Kong, Botswana

With the new Omicron variant of coronavirus striking fear, anxiety and paranoia across the globe, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department secretary, Raj Kumar Sharma has directed all the Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and CDMOs to remain alert.  

India Ranks Third Globally In Organ Donation And Transplantation: Report
India Ranks Third Globally In Organ Donation And Transplantation: Report

Since the year 2010, Indian Organ Donation Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the contributions made to society by deceased donors and their families. At the event, the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) of Maharashtra won the award for the highest number of deceased donors transplantations while Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) for the Western Region was recognised for best performance.

Medicine
Odisha Issues Advisory To Hospitals For Management Of Expired Drugs

The Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday issued an advisory to manage inventory of drugs so that no expired medicines could be dispensed to any patient at any government hospital or government medical college.

Students, Parents Don’t Ignore Mild Cough; Get Checked: Odisha Health Director On Covid Situation 
Students, Parents Don’t Ignore Mild Cough; Get Checked: Odisha Health Director On Covid Situation 

Director Health Services Bijoy Mohapatra said on Thursday that these mild symptoms should not be overlooked as the variant of the virus could cause them to the ignorance of the infected.

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