Body and Mind

Commercial antivenom used in India ‘largely ineffective’, finds IISc study

The polyvalent antivenom produced in the country targets the ‘big four’ snakes: the common krait, the spectacled cobra, saw-scaled viper and Russell’s viper.

2 deaths reported in Tirupur due to fever, officials yet to rule out dengue

In addition 9 dengue positive cases have been reported from Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu.

The science behind Vasool Raja’s ‘kattipudi vaithiyam’

Hugging has been shown to release oxytocin, a hormone that plays a large role in decreasing stress levels.

Chennai hospital removes 759 cysts from woman’s liver

The woman had been diagnosed with a hydatid cyst which can occur from contact with stray animals and pets that have not been dewormed.

Indians eating less protein than 25 years ago, suffering deficiency, says new study

Proteins are essential at all stages of life, even after growth and development since humans constantly lose protein through normal physiological losses and it needs to be replenished.

Bill banning e-cigarettes passed in Parliament

While most members in the House supported the ban on e-cigarettes, some of the MPs wanted to know why conventional cigarettes aren't banned as they are equally or even more harmful.

Chennai doctors undertake risky simultaneous surgeries, save Burmese-Tamil woman

In a 16-hour surgery, doctors performed both a liver transplant and bypass heart surgery simultaneously on a 70-year-old Burmese woman of Tamil origin.

Scientists develop home urine test kit that can accurately spot prostate cancer risk

The research team hopes that the introduction of the 'At-Home Collection Kit' could revolutionise diagnosis of the disease.

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's health stable, discharged after heart surgery

The governor was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru on Monday for a bypass surgery.

A Bengaluru doctor wants to transform diabetes treatment as we know it with his tech

Bengaluru-based endocrinologist Dr Abhijit Bhograj uses an IoT sensor and app to make diabetes treatment more effective.