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Intravascular imaging enables doctors to assess and capture images from inside the coronary artery »

‘Strokes are striking sooner’

It’s seen as a condition that mainly affects the elderly, but increasingly, doctors in the city say, strokes are being seen in patients below the age of 40, many times with debilitating consequenc... »
A total of 12,000 out-patients walk in and out of the hospital every day, apart from 3,000 in-patients and a huge inflow of visitors. Photo: V. Ganesan

GH helpdesks lend a hand with a smile

Clad in bright orange uniforms, a group of staff have been extending a helping hand to patients and their attendants walking into Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (GH) during the past few... »
Health authorities say they have made several efforts to remove the hawkers from outside GH but they return the next day. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Food stalls outside GH raise health concerns

Hawkers sell fried snacks and fruit juices on the pavement and roadside »

Carbs in Indian diet lack the punch, reveals study

According to a study conducted to assess the dietary content of carbohydrate consumed by Indians across the country, around 66.8 per cent of the energy consumption in the average individual is fro... »
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CHENNAI, July 22, 2014

Nuclear medicine dept. gets the nod

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has given the nod for the State’s first department of nuclear medicine in the government sector at the Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital at Omand... »
Dr. Kamala Selvaraj with the mother and child — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, July 11, 2014

South India’s first test tube baby turns mother

At 4.24 p.m. on Thursday, the first cry of a newborn brought back memories of an unforgettable day in 1990 for doctors at GG Hospital and a family from Tirunelveli. Twenty four years afte... »
The patients who underwent the split liver transplant along with Dr. Mohamed Rela (right) — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, July 10, 2014

12 hours, 5 transplants, 5 new lives

In the space of 12 short hours, five organ transplants were successfully performed at Global Health City, with all the patients doing well.“While it is logistically difficult to coordinate... »
Doctors in the city say, of late, patients come in armed with a wealth of information about their possible condition, medical procedure and even drugs and their side-effects. Illustration: Prathap Ravishankar
CHENNAI, July 7, 2014

It’s Google before doctor for some

If you’ve noticed a lump somewhere, experienced a strange tummy ache or felt a tingling in your fingers, chances are you’ve Googled the symptoms first and then decided to go to a doctor. An... »
CHENNAI, June 29, 2014

‘Nutrition key to recovery of kidney patients’

With up to 65 per cent of patients with chronic kidney disease malnourished before they are on dialysis, the nutritional status of these patients is gaining increasing attention of late. Ex... »
CHENNAI, June 27, 2014

Multi-organ transplant performed

Surgeons at Apollo Hospitals attempted a multi-organ transplant, giving a middle-aged man a new liver, intestine and pancreas, on Thursday.The liver, intestine and pancreas of a 12-year-old... »
CHENNAI, June 26, 2014

45-year-old’s organs donated

While Chennai was asleep on Tuesday night, a 45-year-old man, who was declared brain dead at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (GH), brought back hope into the lives of four ailing pers... »
CHENNAI, June 24, 2014

More young couples seek fertility treatment

At a popular fertility clinic on Saturday afternoon, the waiting room was full. Amongst mothers, mothers-in-law and toddlers sat several young couples waiting for a consultation. A 26-ye... »
Chennai, July 12, 2014
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Treat your body right

Often, the simplest ways to stay fit are ignored. Wrong sitting postures, long hours spent working on computers and lack of exercise are sending many young professionals to doctors with complaints... »
CHENNAI, July 10, 2014

Bus to screen 6000 annually for cancer

In order to encourage more women to screen themselves for breast and cervical cancer, Penn Nalam, an unit of the city-based Sri Dhanvantri Trust, on Wednesday launched a Mobile Cancer Screening Bu... »
CHENNAI, July 7, 2014

Lasik laser at Egmore govt. eye hospital

Soon, patients coming to the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Egmore, for treatment of refractive errors can get it surgically corrected. The governme... »
S. Subramanian, founder-chairman of V.S. Hospitals, with yoga master ‘Asana’ Andiappan and actor Suhasini Maniratnam at the annual cancer survivor meet of V.S. Hospitals on Sunday — Photo: V. Ganesan
June 30, 2014

Cancer survivors celebrate second innings

Life was all hunky dory for Kalyana Sundaram in Pattukottai, with a comfortable teaching job till his retirement and also Dr. Radhakrishnan Award in recognition of his service. Just a few ye... »
CHENNAI, June 28, 2014

Screen for diabetes at homes: Chennai nephrologist

The State government should do much more to take up home screening for early detection and treatment of diabetes and hypertension to prevent kidney failure, heart attack and strokes, M.K. Mani, chi... »
CHENNAI, June 26, 2014

New study amplifies use of surgery technique

By using data from an angiogram as well as a Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), it is possible to avoid an angioplasty or bypass surgery in cases, a study led by interventional cardiologist G. Sengottu... »
CHENNAI, June 25, 2014

Following advisory on virus, screening begins at airports

With the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issuing an advisory to travellers visiting Saudi Arabia and other Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)-affected countries, o... »
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