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If a doctor doesn’t love humans, I don’t know who will: Dr Shubrajyoti Das

Jorhat (Assam): Tucked in familiarity of lives and an exceptional higher ground to educational quality, Jorhat, a district in Assam, has to its credit, brilliant doctors, engineers, teachers, lawyers, filmmakers and politicians. Dr Shubrajyoti Das, with 27 years of experience in medicine, in ways many more than one, helps establish the same. He (MBBS, MS) is a laparoscopic surgeon and the only oncologist in the district.

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Is medical education heading for a slowdown?

New Delhi: Recently, Goldfield Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ballabhgarh (Faridabad) was in news for shutting down its operations and Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur (Patiala) was not even able to pay the salary to its faculty and other staff leading to general strike and suspension of the classes. Are these isolated cases or just an indication of harsh and unpleasant things to come?

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Toxic chemical in lychee responsible for fatal brain sickness in children

New Delhi: A team of virologists led by Dr T Jacob John at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore has found that a toxic chemical — Methylene cyclopropyl-glycine (MCPG) — in lychee fruit is responsible for outbreaks of a fatal brain sickness in children in Bihar. The findings are published in Current Science.

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Australia, India to join hands to combat lifestyle diseases

Melbourne: Public health experts from Australia and India are set to collaborate on a new research on lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancers.

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Dr Vinod Paul, CMC Vellore, Biocon Foundation among winners of WHO awards for public health

New Delhi (IANS): The Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, Biocon Foundation and AIIMS paediatrician Dr Vinod K Paul have been named as recipients of the World Health Organisation’s public health awards, a release said here on Thursday.

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Dr Amit Sharma, Dr Balram Bhargava, Dr Gagandeep Kang, Dr V Mohan win Ranbaxy Research Awards

New Delhi: Ranbaxy Science Foundation (RSF), a non-profit organisation set up by Ranbaxy Laboratories on Tuesday announced Ranbaxy Research Awards for excellence in original research work in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Doctor ordered to pay Rs 14 lakh for careless MTP surgery

New Delhi: In a case of negligent surgery, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has ordered a doctor to pay Rs 14 lakh to a patient who had to undergo multiple surgeries to save her life.

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The choice before us: An encounter with Dr Binayak Sen

As medical students, we find that details very often overwhelm us. The intricacies of the human body and disease are so complex that they demand complete devotion. People and diseases eventually become abstractions, reduced to diagrams and flowcharts in our textbooks. It is then that it becomes important to turn to people like Dr Binayak Sen, people who have straddled that gap between detail and context; people who help us look at the larger picture. We met Dr Binayak Sen in Mangalore and sat down to have a stimulating conversation.

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Supreme Court issues notice on PIL for HPV vaccines research details

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a PIL (public interest litigation) seeking access to the research and other information on the PATH project on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, used for preventing cervical cancer in India.

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Supreme Court takes up PIL against pentavalent vaccine

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the central government’s response on the plea seeking a stop to manufacture, use and sale of the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine that inoculates for hepatitis-B, and haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) besides diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus.

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