South East Asia’s First Double Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery performed at Eternal Hospital, Jaipur

Jaipur, 15th December 2018. In the first of its kind case in South East Asia, the first transcatheter double valve replacement without open heart surgery was conducted on a 64-year-old patient at Eternal Hospital Jaipur. The patient in this case, Mrs Sudesh Sharma 64-year-old Gurgaon resident, was showing symptoms of breathlessness, swelling of legs, abdominal discomfort, and loss of appetite and weight. Accompanied by her son, she toured multiple hospitals in search of the right treatment, and finally reached Eternal Hospital in Jaipur. Breathless, weak and even barely able to rest, she was moved to intensive care unit. Upon evaluating her case history, the

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Fortis Escorts Doctors Perform Endoscopic Surgery on Premature Baby; Cure Rare Nasal Blockage

Jaipur, 14th December 2018. In a possible first, a team of doctors here performed endoscopic surgery on a 5-day old premature baby to cure bony choanal atresia, a rare blockage in the nasal passage, that caused lack of oxygen in the body and turned him blue. A team of multi-speciality doctors at Fortis Escorts hospital performed the crucial surgery on a baby boy born at 33 weeks and had bilateral choanal atresia, a potentially fatal condition, if left untreated. The baby had difficulty in breathing caused by the blockage and was on ventilator since birth, causing a medical emergency. The child was released 5

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MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) Partners with NIAID TB Portals Program of NIH, USA

Manipal, Dec, 2018. Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has partnered with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) to become a member of the NIAID TB Portals program (see: https://tbportals.niaid.nih.gov/) Dr. Mahadev Rao, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice initiated this program in Manipal and represents India in the Program’s Steering committee. TB Portals is a web-based, open-access repository of socioeconomic/geographic, clinical, laboratory, radiological, and genomic data from mostly drug-resistant TB patient cases with linked physical samples (See: https://data.tbportals.niaid.nih.gov/). The Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) at the NIAID coordinates the TB Portals

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A Quarter of Children Risk Contracting the Deadly Diphtheria in Capital

Jaipur, December, 2018. Despite above-average vaccination rates, nearly a quarter of the infants between 12- and 23-months in the city risk contracting diphtheria, an infectious disease that affects the throat and upper respiratory area in children. According to the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS), 76.9 per cent children aged 12-23 months have received 3 doses of DPT vaccine. Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection affecting the mucous membranes of the throat and nose and is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria. It spreads easily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughs or sneezes and by saliva through kissing or shared drinks. Diphtheria spreads from

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Good Parenting is the key to the proper development of a child

By Dr. Tripti Sakhuja, Parenting coach and expert Parenting means moulding a child physically, emotionally and mentally. Being a good parent means you should teach your child the lesson in what is right and what is wrong. Set limits and be consistent is the way to good discipline. Be kind and firm when forcing those rules. Focus on the reason behind the child’s behavior whether it is good or bad. Less parental love and more harshness in the home environment can affect how aggressive or rude children become and whether they lack empathy and a moral compass-a set of characteristics. A person should always

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Glenmark attempts to create a Guinness World Record for longest air pollution awareness ribbon at Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan

Jaipur,December 10,2018. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a research-led global integrated pharmaceutical company, yesterday attempted to create a Guinness World Record for the longest ribbon for air pollution awareness near Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan. The 6-km long ribbon was made by stitching together cloths which hadanti-air pollution messages from close to 6,500 healthcare professionals across India. This initiative of Glenmark was supported by I-CAN (Cough Awareness Network), a campaign by doctors intended to create awareness on rising air pollution and ways to reduce it. According to the World Health Organization’s estimates, 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. In November 2017,

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Adani Wilmar SuPoshan receives the prestigious Public Affairs Asia (PAA) Gold Standard Award 2018

Ahmedabad, December, 2018. Adani Wilmar’s Project SuPoshan, which is implemented by Adani Foundation, has been awarded with the esteemed Public Affairs Asia (PAA) Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship (Community Relations) .The Award was conferred at the 10th Golden Standard Awards held on 6th December at The Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong. Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation, said, “We feel proud to add another feather in our cap with this prestigious award. We endeavour to sustain our efforts towards transforming lives through our various initiatives. Adani Foundation believes in bringing about sustainable change through empowering people. Project ‘SuPoshan – for a Healthy Growing

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MAHE signs MoU to start unique training centre for nurses

Manipal, December, 2018. Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and International Skills Development Corporation (ISDC, UK) and University of West of Scotland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at MAHE here on Wednesday to set up a state of the art graduate training center in Manipal. It is a unique training center that the Manipal college of Nursing has ventured for the first time in India. The MoU was signed in the presence of Dr Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences, MAHE, Dr Anice George, Dean MCON, Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, professor & Head Medical Surgical Nursing department. Dr Claire Chalmers, Assistant Dean,

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Beardo Wraps the 2nd Season of Beardo-Thon

Beardo-Thon India’s 1st run for men’s health which started in September, 2018 has wrapped its season 2 powered by Beardo. In its second edition this year, Beardo-Thon had aimed to put the spotlight on men’s health and cancer. Beardo-Thon India’s 1st run for men’s health which started in September 2018 has wrapped its season 2 powered by Beardo. In its second edition this year, Beardo-Thon had aimed to put the spotlight on men’s health and cancer. The marathon which began from Chandigarh on 9th of September also took place in Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. The event witnessed a huge participation from each

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Targeted Radiation Therapy a better option for Breast Cancer Treatment

Alwar, Dec, 2018. Indian Medical Association (IMA) Alwar branch in association with Delhi based Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre 9RGCI&RC) held a Doctors Meet at IMA Bhawan Alwar to share new approaches to treat breast cancer. Dr Swarupa Mitra, Senior Consultant & Chief of Gynecological and Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at RGCI&RC spoke on Newer Techniques in Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer. According to Dr Mitra, there are three ways of treating a cancer – Surgery, Radiation and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is given after surgery to prevent any recurrence of cancer. Radiation kills cancer cells but normal cells also get affected. Now targeted therapies

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