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First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK
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CHICAGO (AP) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry's race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The
The Latest: 17 more confirmed norovirus cases at Olympics
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:15 p.m. An additional 17 cases of norovirus have been reported at the Pyeongchang Olympics, bringing the total confirmed cases to 194 since the beginning of the month. The dozen and a half new
Blood Bank hosts problem solving workshop in immunohematology
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Maldives Blood Bank has hosted a problem solving workshop for immunohematology staff in the Maldives. Doctors from two US hospitals are teaching the program held in association with Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine, Indian Immunohematology Initiative through the STO and IGMH
Dr. Pandian Wing opens at ADK Hospital
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The new, Dr. Pandian Wing, has been opened at ADK Hospital. The building is named after late Dr. R. Jaya Chidambar Pandian (MBBS, FRCH) whose dedicated services to the Hospital are embedded from the inception of it's medical services. Dr. Pandian was the first and the only doctor at the time
US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The CAR-T cell treatment developed by Novartis
Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel
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BEIJING (AP) — Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate can safely travel abroad for treatment, apparently contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say a medical evacuation would be unsafe for China's best-known
WHO says 3 Zika cases detected in western India last year
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NEW DELHI (AP) — The World Health Organization says India has reported three cases of the Zika virus that occurred last year in western Gujarat state, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. All three cases that India reported to the WHO on May 15 were detected through
Sale of Benadryl CR banned due to contaminated batch
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The sale of Benadryl CR has been banned due to a contaminated batch of the syrup. A statement issued by the Health Ministry said that a powder in the Benadryl CR syrup batch no: KN5012 has been noticed and recalled. And the other batches of the medicine are being check for defects and so the
Relevant institutes summoned to committee regarding flu
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The Parliament Committee for Government Oversight has decided to summon the higher ups of the Health Ministry to ensure that the best measures are being taken against the H1N1 influenza spreading in the country. The case was filed with the committee on 15 March by MP Riyaz. At the time, MP
Seven more tested positive for H1N1
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Among the people tested for H1N1 yesterday, seven more have been tested positive for H1N1 influenza. Statistics released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show that seven people were tested positive out of 17 people that were tested yesterday. So far 460 have been tested out of which
Measles vaccination period extended
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The vaccination period for the M-R-Vax under the nationwide program by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to eradicate measles have been extended to 21 March. The program was initially set to be held from 26-11 March. Speaking at a press conference at the Health Ministry today regarding the
Beijing denies US claim that China is synthetic drug king
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BEIJING (AP) — U.S. assertions that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the U.S. and Canada are unsubstantiated, Chinese officials told the Associated Press. Both the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the White House Office of
WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
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GENEVA (AP) — More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The U.N. health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people live in
National Urorenal and Fertility Center to be opened next month
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State hospital, Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has said that the National Urorenal and Fertility Center would be opened next month. CEO of IGMH, Faruhath Shaheer told Sun Media today that the hospital do not have the facilities for urology related testing at the time. And the when the
Singapore in battle mode against Zika after infections rise
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SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore is encouraging residents to use insect repellent, clear blockages in drains and wear long-sleeved clothing to protect themselves from mosquitoes after the number of Zika infections rose to 189 in the city-state. Open-air food centers in affected districts had few
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