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Tag: Patients

Hypertensive Individuals Run Higher Risk Of COVID Infection

Hyderabad: Hypertensive individuals run the increased risk of Covid-19 infection and they should take extra precautions like regularly monitoring their blood pressure level, doctors said on World Hypertension Day on Sunday. Hypertensive individuals and increased age are high-risk factors for Covid-19 infection, said Dr Shiva Raju, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad. He […]

Headmaster In Odisha Offers 'Quack Treatment During School Hours', Draws Flak

Nabarangpur: The headmaster of Jhola Primary School under Umerkote Block in Nabarangpur district has drawn flak for allegedly offering quack treatment to patients during school hours. The matter came to light after some villagers alleged that headmaster Pradeep Kumar Mandal sets off to nearby villages to offer quack treatment soon after registering his attendance at […]

'Unsafe' MKCG hospital building still in operation

Berhampur: Lives of hundreds of patients undergoing treatment inside the old indoor block of MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur are in danger due to the dilapidated condition of the building. Even though the 55-year-old building was declared unsafe by the Odisha government in the year 2014, patients continue to receive treatment inside it. […]

Patients, Students Of Utkalmani Homeopathic College In Rourkela Stare At Uncertainty

Rourkela: At a time when the 5T team of Odisha government is making regular visits to hospitals across the State, patients and students of Utkalmani Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital (UHMC) in Rourkela are facing hardships of sorts. As per reports, the 25-bedded hospital has an out-patient department and other facilities, but there are not […]

Post Fani, Diarrhoea scare haunts Puri residents

Puri: It seems there is no end to the problems of residents living in and around Puri after cyclone Fani made its landfall in the coastal district on May 3. Many local residents of Brahmagiri, Krushnaprasad, Chandanpur and Satyabadi areas of the district are reeling under diarrhoea outbreak after the extremely severe cyclone. The affected […]

Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medicines

Vienna: Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria. The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group is leading the work as it examines the drug’s effectiveness on 2,950 patients with a hereditary disposition to this particular form of cancer, according to […]

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Aspirin, ibuprofen can improve survival rate of patients suffering from cancer

New York: Regular use of a common type of medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen significantly improves the survival rate for a third or more patients with head and neck cancer, a new study has found. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, for at least six months provided “markedly prolonged” improved five-year survival rate from 25 […]

'Mentally-retarded' woman administers injections to patients in Odisha hospital

Sambalpur: In a bizarre incident, a ‘mentally-retarded’ woman was arrested by the police today for administering injections to patients at the Sambalpur District Headquarters Hospital. As per allegations, the woman, identified as Lili Jala of AN Guha Lane of Sambalpur town had entered the hospital late night on January 19 and administered injections to more […]

B-group vitamins beneficial for psychotic patients, says study

Sydney: Intake of B-group vitamin supplements may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis — a precursor to developing schizophrenia, finds a study. The findings showed that patients with psychosis who took vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid (vitamin B9) for over 12 weeks saw improvement in their […]

Patients suffer as State-wide blood bank employees' strike continues

Balasore/Berhampur: Blood transfusion facilities have been badly hit owing to the ongoing cease work agitation by blood bank employees across Odisha. The situation has assumed serious proportions at Balasore district headquarters hospital (DHH) with thalassemic patients who require blood transfusion being at the receiving end due to the strike. Moreover, the blood unit stock at […]

Daily exercise helps remove toxic proteins from muscles

Sao Paulo: Regular exercise helps in removing toxic proteins in muscle cells that can lead to atrophy and muscle weakness, says a new study. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a build-up of inadequately processed proteins in muscle cells. “Daily exercise sensitises the autophagic […]

Coffee may prolong lifespan for people with kidney disease

London: Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, suggests a study. Comparing with people that consumed less caffeine, patients that consumed higher levels of caffeine presented a nearly 25% reduction in the risk of death over a median follow-up of 60 months. The possible protective effect of […]

34,000 suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka

Colombo: The number of people suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has increased to over 34,000 so far this year, with Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, official statistics revealed on Monday. The statistics from the Epidemiology Unit said that in August, 1,075 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island […]

AIIMS trauma care wall subsides, patients safe

Bhubaneswar: As many as 25 patients had to be shifted to a different ward after one of the walls of the Trauma Care Unit at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) subsided today. Following the incident, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) that had undertaken the construction work of AIIMS has submitted a detailed […]

Rourkela railway station gets escalator

 Rourkela: A new escalator at Rourkela Railway Station was inaugurated today by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram. Addressing media, the Union minister said,” I would like to thank the Railway authorities for installing this escalator for the differently-abled and senior citizens.” The minister said that soon a lift will also be installed at the […]

Greece observes World Cancer Day

Athens: Greece has observed World Cancer Day with a series of events aimed to raise awareness and help in the prevention of the disease and support of patients. The motto of the day, observed on Saturday, was: “We change to live” was projected onto the Greek Parliament building which was lit up, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Over 650 dengue cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha has triggered panic among people with the number of affected people reaching 654 in the state, and one person dying of the vector-borne disease. A total of 654 persons have tested positive so far while 128 persons are in hospitals, said an official on Monday. […]

Climbing Taladhwaja: Arrested devotee forwarded to court

Puri: A devotee from Gujarat arrested by the Police yesterday for climbing the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra was forwarded to the court today. According to reports, Dipesh Shah, a businessman from Ahmadabad had climbed the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra in the wee hours July 8. After having the darshan of the Lord, he […]

First dengue death in state this year in Barbil

Barbil/Cuttack: The first dengue death in Odisha this year was reported from Keonjhar district when a patient under treatment at the Barbil Community Health Centre (CHC) succumbed to the disease this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Sukramani Sandil of Colony No-3 of Barbil Municipality. Sources in the hospital said Sukramani was admitted to […]

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients