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Reviving Assam’s Ancient Herbal Ink

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Reviving Assam’s Ancient Herbal Ink

By Sahana Ghosh  Unravelling the science behind Assam’s ancient herbal ink Mahi, researchers are now planning to recreate the lost techniques of manuscript writing, a work they say is linked to the marketing of heritage tourism and the development of eco-friendly technologies in the digital age. A cocktail of fruit pulp and barks such as […]

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Rare Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Afghan Baby

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Rare Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Afghan Baby

Doctors here have successfully performed a rare half-matched bone marrow transplant on an eight-month-old Afghan baby. Mujib suffered from severe Combined Immunodeficiency — in which a person is born without a functioning immune system, increasing his or her risk of developing fatal infections — and as a result, also had high fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. […]

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Robotic Surgery A Better Solution For Gynae Problems

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Robotic Surgery A Better Solution For Gynae Problems

By Rachel V. Thomas  With a surge in gynaecological issues, robotic surgery done through a minimally invasive method can offer women a better outcome to various problems — from fibroids to cancer — than traditional methods, experts suggest. Any kind of open surgery gives rise to many post-operative complications like pain, blood loss and, often, […]

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‘Notion of Service Must Prevail to Ensure Quality Healthcare For All’

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Notion of Service Must Prevail to Ensure Quality Healthcare For All’

By Sahana Ghosh Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee publicly reprimanded Kolkata’s private hospitals for “medical negligence and unethical money-making”, experts offered a mixed bag of solutions to ease woes of patients but conceded it was a tough call to choose between cheaper treatment and the best care made possible by costly technological […]

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