Awareness rally, puppet show mark World Palliative Care Day

As part of the World Palliative Care Day celebrations, the Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre has organised an awareness rally in the city on Saturday. Around 400 people participated in the rally held from Balgandharva Rang Mandir to [...]

Book Review : Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground by Tom Koch

This unconventional history charts the rise of epidemiology by examining how maps have been used to follow the spread of disease. Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011, 330 p., $45  

In Thailand, an Innovative Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Maikaew Panomyai did a little dance coming out of the examination room, switching her hips, waving her fists in the air and crowing, in her limited English: “Everything’s O.K.! Everything’s O.K.!” Translation: The nurse just told [...]

Over 50 bitten by stray dogs in city every day

GURGAON: While the city observed World Rabies Day on Wednesday, the dog menace remains a big problem in Gurgaon where on an average, more than 50 people get bitten by stray dogs on a daily basis. Gurgaon has more than 50,000 stray dogs, yet [...]

High cholesterol levels in both men & women: survey

Both men and women aged between 25 and 45 in Pune and Mumbai have alarmingly high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in their blood — both considered risk factors for heart diseases, says a survey conducted by Golwikar Metropolis Healthcare [...]

New personalized therapy to ‘fool cancer cells into killing themselves’

A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a personalized therapy that will fool cancer cells into killing themselves. Developed by Karli Rosner, assistant professor and director of Research in the Department of Dermatology, [...]

Tired all the time? Can be Sjogren’s Syndrome

Do you feel so exhausted that even combing your hair or brushing your teeth seems like climbing Everest? If you do feel this way and also keep coming down with skin allergies and joint pain, then it’s time to seek a specialist’s [...]

Mysterious Diseases…..

Mysterious diseases like ‘shedding blood’, ‘blindness for a few days’, ‘strange bodies’…Read on… Girl Who Bleeds Without Being Cut Baffles Doctors Twinkle Dwivedi, 13, has a strange disorder which [...]

Baby with second penis on his back

Fetus in Fetu (FIF) is a rare and very mysterious medical condition that is said to have occurred (or at least is recorded to have occurred) less than ninety times throughout medical history. For the little boy born in Tianjin’s Children [...]

Truth About Homeopathy – Decision is Yours

With inspiration from our hero, James Amazing Randi’s youtube video on ‘World Homeopathy Awareness Week’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WyzM_TsIXc) & Prof. Richard Dawkin’s article on homeopathy (http://richarddawkins.net/articles/5139-the-trouble-with-homeopathy) [...]