Delhi HC to Govt: Patient’s medical condition must be ‘confidential’

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Delhi High Court, on Thurday, ordered the Central and city government to issue circulars to all the hospitals to maintain every patient’s medical status confidentially. The court also directed the governments to seek compliance reports from the hospitals under their jurisdiction to ensure they adhere to the directive. According to Justice Rajiv Shakdher, disclosing the … [Read more...]

Study: 4 eggs/week reduce Type 2 Diabetes risk


Consuming 4 eggs per week can keep Type 2 diabetes – Diabetes Mellitus at bay, claims a new study by the researchers at the University of Eastern Finland. According to the research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eggs rich in cholesterol can reduce Type 2 diabetes risk by almost 40 percent. Scientists believe that the nutrients in the egg improves … [Read more...]

Smartphone cameras can detect retinoblastoma – a rare eye cancer in children


Retinoblastoma – a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that develops generally in children of age 5 and below, can now be detected with the flash in the smartphone cameras, claims Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), a British non-profit organisation. CHECT claims that retinoblastoma, which can develop as a tumour in the retina, can be easily spotted using the flash in … [Read more...]

India’s space enthusiast wins NASA contest; names a Mercury crater – Enheduanna

Mercury Craters

An Indian, Gagan Toor, has been selected as one among the 5 winners of a NASA contest, for his suggested name – Enheduanna, by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Enheduanna – the first known poet and author, is a princess of the Sumerian city of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Kuwait). The other four names selected along with Enheduanna are Carolan, … [Read more...]

Humpback Mahseer listed as ‘Endangered;’ to be extinct within a generation


Humpback Mahseer, one of the world’s largest and hardest fighting freshwater fish, might face extinction in a generation, due to pollution, hydel power projects and sand extraction. The orange finned fish, found only in India’s Cauvery Basin, has been facing a sharp decline in the population and now has been listed as an endangered species. According to a new study, … [Read more...]