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    The IMA criticises the Andhra government's decision to make oxygen plants in hospitals mandatory

    The Indian Medical Association has objected to the Andhra Pradesh government’s mandate for the installation of captive oxygen plants and adequate stocks of oxygen cylinders in hospitals (IMA). The state government appears to have made this decision in response to reports of several COVID-19 patients dying as a result of “inadequate oxygen.” The...

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    AstraZeneca and Sputnik V combination show no adverse events: RFID

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has announced initial safety results of the world's first study of a combination between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In a statement, RDIF said that the heterogeneous boosting approach ("vaccine cocktail" using human adenovirus serotype 26 as the...

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    New drug combination discovery makes curative surgery possible for liver cancer patients

    In a recent trial, researchers discovered that combining the immunotherapy medication nivolumab with the kinase-inhibitor drug cabozantinib can allow certain liver cancer patients who would otherwise be deemed surgical candidates to have curative surgery. Results published in the journal Nature Cancer by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center...

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    Failure to diagnose a neck femur fracture: the Supreme Court orders St Stephens Hospital to pay Rs 5 lakh in compensation

    New Delhi: Observing that a ‘failure in diagnosis of fracture neck femure resulted in an unfavourable outcome’ for a patient, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered the Delhi-based St Stephen’s hospital to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation, following an earlier District Commission order on the matter....

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Nurse booked for beating 2-month-old baby boy

    A nurse has been arrested on Thursday for allegedly thrashing a two-month-old boy in a hospital in Shahdara's Vivek Vihar, the police said. The accused has been identified as Somayya (24), according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) R. Sathiyasundaram. During the investigation, it was discovered that she used to become intoxicated on the job. According to authorities, she was possibly...

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    Metabolic Syndrome Is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Second Stroke And Death: A Study

    According to a meta-analysis, people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure, and other risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome may be more likely to have a second stroke and even die than people who do not have metabolic syndrome. The study’s findings were published online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    It is a common misconception that storing and maintaining Pfizer needs huge investment: Jesal Doshi, B Medical Systems

    A few weeks ago, B Medical Systems, a global player in the vaccine cold chain industry, announced a partnership with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories for the pan India rollout of Sputnik V vaccines. B Medical Systems will be offering their vaccine freezers, which can store vaccines at temperatures as low as -25°C. To address the...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    IMA President lambasts Kerala Govt, says reckless attitude led to rise in cases

    A recent report by ANI quoted IMA President Prof. Dr. J.A. Jayalal as saying that the states of Kerala and Maharashtra are receiving more international tourists and there is a lot of interstate movement which might be a major reason for rise in Covid-19 cases. Notably, IMA has already called Kerala government’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions on the occasion...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    According to government data, Kerala has 37% of the country's active covid cases

    New Delhi, India Many believe that the Covid figure in Kerala is a forerunner of the country’s third wave of the virus, which is expected to arrive within the next week. According to government sources, of the 4.03 lakh active cases in the country, 1.5 lakh are from Kerala alone, accounting for more than 37% of the cases. “The surge in cases in Kerala can be seen...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    According to a CDC internal report, Delta Variant is as contagious as chickenpox

    According to an internal presentation circulated within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to overcome vaccine protections, and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus (CDC). The agency’s director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, admitted on Tuesday that vaccinated people...

    • 15 hrs ago

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