Bariatric surgery to treat obesity is gaining ground. But the potential side-effects after the surgery are often overlooked
Eye drops could dissolve cataracts, finds study
Drops first tested on rabbits and dogs
In Brazil, patients risk everything for the 'right to beauty'
In Brazil, patients are thought of as having the “right to beauty.” In public hospitals, plastic surgeries are free or low-cost
कोख की चोरी: महिलाओं का गर्भाशय निकालने से डॉक्टरों को क्या फायदा होता है?
सर्जरी के माध्यम से अपना गर्भाशय हटाने वाली महिलाओं ने डाउन टू अर्थ को बताया कि डॉक्टरों ने उन्हें बताया कि ऑपरेशन सबसे बेहतर ...
Cataract blindness hits women more than men in India
Women are 69% more likely to develop cataract — clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye — than men
Researchers discover new biomaterial to heal detached retina
They created a biopolymer that can act as a natural vitreous substitute, a clear gelatinous substance that fills the cavity between the eye lens …
Expert team meets Johnson & Johnson victims; may skirt base amount
Company representatives present its side too
Scientists develop natural material for faster blood clotting
The biomaterial with enhanced blood clotting efficiency can treat injuries in people with impaired blood clotting capacity
First heart surgery on foetus in India, 3-D printing saves another baby in US
Despite cutting-edge technologies being available, such surgeries are not easy to perform, say doctors
Robotic surgeries to get cheaper [video special]
A patient has to usually shell out around Rs 50,000 more for a robot-assisted surgery
Delhi High Court orders J&J to pay 67 hip implant patients Rs 25 lakh each
Activists term compensation as eyewash, say the case is still on
'If humans, robots work together productivity will be higher'
Naresh Kantoor, managing director of Gurugram-based Encon Systems International, a firm that assembles industrial robots, says these machines do …
IIT Madras develops surgical robot for medical colleges
The use of robots offers greater precision and helps surgeons minimise loss of blood by restricting incisions to smaller areas
Treated, but partly
The Indian government has heavily slashed the prices of coronary stents. Will patients with heart conditions benefit from it?
Pure patriarchy: Hymenoplasty commodifies women, breaches privacy rights
Women are expected to retain their virginity prior to marriage and continue to be subjected to the patriarchal doctrine of the Indian society
Punjab, Chandigarh have most senior citizens with ocular morbidities: LASI
Comprehensive studies are needed to study changing trends in eye-related problems to reduce the instances of resultant eye diseases
Now bone implants can be 3D printed
A US firm comes up with a technology to help prevent multiple joint replacement surgeries
India’s burden of heart diseases: Study says elderly, women more at risk
About a third of the senior citizens have been diagnosed with hypertension, 5.2% with chronic heart disease and 2.7% with stroke
Many poor patients forego operation
They don't have family attendants to care for them after surgery
Cataract top cause of blindness in India, finds survey
The condition is responsible for 66.2 per cent of blindness cases in people above 50, according to the National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey
Norms flouted at Punjab and Himachal eye camps
Doctor who performed surgeries at Punjab camp has been arrested while officials of the NGO are still on the run
Science and the Indian politician
If India conducted its first nuclear test many centuries ago, why did we wait till 1974 AD to conduct our second test in Pokhran? Where did all …
16 people lose eyesight after cataract surgery at a camp in Punjab
Preliminary findings to be submitted by Friday evening
Atrial fibrillation patients at greater stroke risk when exposed to air pollution: Study
AFib is a common heart rhythm disorder that affects more than 2.7 million Americans
Road safety bill: Can it help achieve zero mortality?
Experts attending a roundtable organised by Delhi non-profit Centre for Science and Environment urge for a people-centric law rather than one …