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Nimhans develops battery to study ageing brain | 73% doctors at risk of needle stick injuries | Fart causes fire at hospital

Doctors from the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru have come up with a neuropsychological battery to study the ageing brain.

Nimhans develops battery to study the ageing brain

Bengaluru: Doctors from the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) have come up with a neuropsychological battery to study the ageing brain. Nimhans Neuropsychological Battery for the Elderly (NNB-E) is the first comprehensive and indigenous battery for the elderly in India to evaluate cognitive functions.

Study reveals needle negligence: 73% doctors at risk

New Delhi: Neglecting injuries from needles while attending to patients exposes 73% of doctors to blood transmitted diseases, revealed a study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The study listed inexperienced doctors, below 25 years of age, in the high-risk category.

NIMS directed to pay Rs 5.63 lakh for medical negligence

Hyderabad: Hyderabad District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-3 in its judgement of October 27, ordered the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences director (not named) and its surgeon, Dr R A Sastry, professor and head of the department of surgical gastroenterology, to pay Rs 5.63 lakh towards compensation, surgery cost and litigation costs, to a patient A Mallikamba. Dr Sastry had operated on the patient on November 3, 2009 and reportedly left gauze swab behind, which caused tumour that needed to be removed.

AIIMS gastroenterology department functioning without HoD

New Delhi: The gastroenterology department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is functioning without the head of department (HoD), following the retirement of former HoD, Prof S K Acharya, on Monday.

Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital plans to add 70 centres in 3 years

Bengaluru: Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, a comprehensive eye hospital offering a one-stop solution for eye ailments, is planning to add around 55 centres in India and 15 overseas in the next three years. At present, the hospital has 70 centres spread across India, Africa, East Asia and the Indian Ocean region.

AIIMS performs 50th heart transplant

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed its 50th successful heart transplant — a first for any public hospital in the country — on Diwali eve this year. The institute was the first to conduct heart transplant in India in 1994. Last year, the hospital conducted five successful heart transplants and this year, as on October 31, the hospital has transplanted hearts in 13 patients suffering from end-stage failure of the organ.

Fake doctor arrested after 30 years of practice

Chennai: A 50-year old quack, who was running a clinic on Tiruvotriyur High Road, was arrested on Monday following a tip-off to health officials. The accused J Arputharaj, who had studied only up to class 10 was running Surya Clinic and had been prescribing allopathic medicines to patients for 30 years. His clinic was well known in the locality as he charged Rs 30, compared to a minimum of Rs 100 being charged by other clinics.

Woman’s fart causes fire at Tokyo Medical University Hospital

Tokyo: In a surgery gone awry, a woman in her 30s suffered severe burns in her thighs and legs after the laser applied to her cervix caused her fart to ignite. The flame even set part of the operating room on fire. The surgery was carried out in April this year. After the mishap was attributed to human error, a team was asked to investigate the matter and an official report by the hospital was submitted on October 28.

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