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Tag: Treatment

Covid 19: Odisha Government's Treatment Expenditure Policy Under Scanner

Bhubaneswar: Facts obtained through a RTI application has raised serious question marks over the Covid-19 expenditure policy of the State Government. As per the disclosures, the State Government has no clear answer regarding the amount incurred on Covid-19 treatment and how much the private Covid hospitals are charging from the patients. The State Government could […]

COVID 19: Odisha CM Naveen Says Govt Will Utilise All Resources To Save Lives

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the State government will make available to the people the best possible treatment, accessible anywhere in the world, free of cost to cure them of COVID-19. Patnaik assured the state legislators while addressing them for the first time in a video conference workshop on sensitisation of […]

COVID-19 Treatment: ICMR Recommends Hydroxychloroquine For Patient Carers, Healthcare Workers

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director Balrama Bhargava recommended using Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of healthcare workers engaged in tackling the suspected as well as confirmed cases of coronavirus. The medicine is also effective in COVID-19 treatment of the asymptomatic household contacts of the lab-confirmed cases. The treatment protocol recommended by the National […]

Medical Negligence Turns Life Of Odisha Woman Into ‘Hell’, Family Awaits Govt Help

Bhadrak: For Mamata Palei, a resident of Dohorapatna village under Chandbali block in Bhadrak, life has turned into a living hell due to alleged medical negligence. As per reports, due to financial constraints and having given birth to two children already, Mamata decided to go for a sterilization surgery with her husband’s consent, and was […]

Sick Odisha Girl Set For Recovery After Union Minister's Intervention

Angul: Helpless parent of a sick three-year-old sick girl in the district finally get a ray of hope after their daughter gets set for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi following intervention of Union Minster Dharmendra Pradhan and Sambalpur MP Nitesh Gangadeb. The girl, Rishna Pradhan of Hemasurpada village […]

Youth injured in bombing over past rivalry in Puri

Puri: A youth suffered critical injuries after four bike-borne miscreants hurled bombs at him near Baselisahi area of Puri district today. The injured, Sibaram Patra is now undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital. According to Patra, four were involved in the attack while he could identity only one of them. “The accused Dama came […]

Youth shot at in Sambalpur, hospitalised

Sambalpur: A youth received critical injuries after he was shot at in Rengali area of Sambalpur district on Friday. The injured, Amar Barik, was trying to resolve a dispute between two persons when he was attacked. After receiving bullet injuries in his left thigh, he was admitted to VIMSAR Hospital in Burla for treatment. As […]

New treatment offers hope for treating diabetes, MS

New York: Researchers have developed a novel and safe treatment for autoimmune diseases including Type-1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS) that arise when the body’s immune cells attack itself. Current treatments eliminate these misfunctioning immune cells, but also destroy normal, protective immune cells, leaving patients susceptible to immune deficiency and opportunistic infections. The new approach, […]

Researchers identify gene for treatment of alcoholism

New York: Researchers have identified a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism, according to a new study on mice. Researchers at Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) in the US discovered a gene that had lower expression in the brains of non-human primates which voluntarily consumed […]

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Researchers develop new shoe insole that can treat diabetic foot ulcers

New York: Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. Diabetic ulcers commonly result from high blood sugar damaging nerves, which takes away feeling from the toes or feet. “One of the ways to heal these wounds is […]

Gut microbiota can aid in early diagnosis of liver cancer

Beijing: Chinese researchers have identified gut microbiota as a new biomarker of liver cancer, that can help in early diagnosis as well as treatment of the condition. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Due to the absence of specific symptoms in […]

Spread awareness on curability of leprosy, end discrimination: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that awareness be spread about the free treatment available to cure leprosy and directed the central and state governments to formulate rehabilitation schemes for those suffering from the disease. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud issued a slew of […]

Dengue patient dies in Odisha; death toll rises to 4

Cuttack: A dengue patient undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack died today taking the toll in dengue-related deaths to four in Odisha.  The deceased has been identified as Rabindra Nayak, an under-trial prisoner in connection with a murder case in Rayagada district. “He was admitted to the Rayagada district headquarters hospital […]

Medical apathy in Odisha hospitals; 2 die in separate incidents

Dhenkanal: In two separate cases of sheer medical negligence in Odisha, one person died in Dhenkanal after he was left unattended by doctor while a boy died in Jagatsinghpur in the absence of doctors. In the first case, the patient died allegedly after he was left unattended inside the Dhenkanal district headquarters hospital today following […]

Tantrik in hospital to provide 'additional treatment' to snakebite patient

Dhenkanal: Family members of a youth bitten by snake on Tuesday engaged a sorcerer to provide some ‘additional treatment’ at the Kamakhyanagar hospital in the district.  The youth, Sanjay Nayak of Baisinga under Kamakhyanagar was admitted to the hospital after being attacked by a venomous snake. Although the doctors treated Sanjay, his family members sought help […]

Black magic performed at hospital to cure Odisha woman of snakebite

Angul: In yet another incident of regressive practices still being followed, family members of a woman, who was bitten by a snake, performed black magic on her without seeking medical help. The incident took place at the Community Health Centre in Chhendipada of Angul district where a patient Jhuna Bhutia from Mamuria village was admitted. […]

Over 150 genes linked to irregular heartbeat condition identified

New York: Scientists have used Big Data to identify more than 150 as-yet unknown genetic risk factors for atrial fibrillation, an advance that could potentially improve early detection and treatment. Atrial fibrillation — an irregular, often rapid heart rate affecting more than 30 million people worldwide — increases one’s risk for blood clots, stroke, heart […]

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Less than 10% viral hepatitis-infected people get treatment: WHO

New Delhi: Less than 10 per cent of those infected with viral hepatitis, inflammation of liver, are aware of their disease, which can lead to life-threatening conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “Millions of people across the world and in the WHO South-East Asia Region are infected with viral hepatitis without knowing… […]

Dengue claims life at SCB; toll mounts to 2 in Odisha

Cuttack: First case of dengue death at Cuttack’s SCB Medical College and Hospital was reported after a patient from Keonjhar died while undergoing treatment here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Trilokya Barik of Dimiria village under Nandipada police limits. Barik was tested positive for dengue a day after being admitted to the […]

Men can tolerate stress urinary incontinence for years, says study

New York: Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help and one-third put up with it for more than five years, a new study suggests. SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion — a cough, heavy lifting, exercise — causes the bladder to leak urine. The study, […]

Girl with abnormal head awaits aid for treatment in Balasore

Balasore: A five-year-old girl is now battling for survival every minute while her parents are running from pillar to post to seek financial assistance for treatment in Balasore. Gayatri, the younger daughter of Prakash Patra and Nibedita Patra of Padmapur village in Sadar block here is suffering from a medical condition in which her head […]

MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children

New York: MRI brain scans may help identify children at high-risk of developing Mmultiple Sclerosis (MS) before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, reveals a study. Clinical symptoms of the MS is diagnosed late in children, thus making it difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. […]

Chemotherapy extended to all districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Free cancer treatment will now be available in every district as Odisha Government on Tuesday extended free chemotherapy facility in all the district headquarter hospitals (DHH) in the state. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced for the extension of the much needed facility on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day today. Odisha is the […]

Cancer drug spending tops $100 bn globally: Report

New York: Total global spending on cancer medicines including therapeutic treatments and supportive care have reached the $100-billion threshold in 2014, says a report. The report is relesed by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a leading global information and technology services company. Earlier diagnosis, longer treatment duration and increased effectiveness of drug therapies are contributing […]

Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres -- protective "end caps" for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy -- to slow the process of cell ageing