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Why are over 800 medical super speciality seats in the country still empty in colleges across India?

The latest data available with the MCC says that 12 seats were added and another six were removed post that. Of the total 946 seats, only 146 were filled

Published on 11th February 2021
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Recovered COVID-19 patients may need only one shot of mRNA vaccines, say scientists 

These proteins train the immune system of vaccine recipients to fight the actual infectious coronavirus when their body encounters the pathogen

Published on 4th February 2021
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Patients with inactive cancer at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness: Study

Reports have established an increased risk of severe disease and death for sick or hospitalised cancer patients with COVID-19 compared to patients without cancer

Published on 25th January 2021
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RIP Dr V Shanta: The life and times of Adyar Cancer Institute’s First Lady

Shanta has won some of the most prestigious awards in the country and the world for her work in the field of oncology —  the Magsaysay Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan

Published on 19th January 2021
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After NEET, around 800 super speciality medical seats may go vacant in India this year. This is why

Around 800 medical super speciality seats in the country are likely to vacant, owing to the National Medical Commission not reducing the cutoff percentile

Published on 13th January 2021
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IU research findings could reduce treatment-related complication for blood cancer patients

Researchers found that using a drug approved for Type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), one of the most serious complications of blood stem cell transplantation.

Published on 8th January 2021
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Doctors perform rare robotic surgery to treat a woman with a tumour

The patient underwent a 'robotic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy' to remove the tumour which was four centimetres in size

Published on 27th November 2020
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These seven girls from Chennai's govt school cracked NEET without any coaching. Here's how

Prema, a student who got a medical seat this year on her second attempt at NEET said that most students did not have to take any coaching as the school taught them well

Published on 24th November 2020
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Appointment made on the basis of academic credentials and probably favorable ideology: ABVP's Dr Subbiah on AIIMS Madurai row

The ABVP National President Dr Subbiah S was appointed as a board member of AIIMS, Madurai. This drew a lot of flak online

Published on 29th October 2020
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China accuses US of 'monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining' Chinese students, researchers

Wang said China had no intention of helping Juan Tang escape the country, but did not otherwise comment directly on the accusations against her

Published on 3rd August 2020
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Case against ABVP national president for 'urinating' on neighbour's doorstep in Chennai

The woman had rented out her parking space to the ABPV leader who is also a doctor. "Since January, the doctor had not paid the money which led to a fight between the duo," said a police source

Published on 25th July 2020
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Why it is only people who are illiterate about viruses that will call the lockdown useless

The argument that India started the lockdown too late is not valid from a medical perspective and from a social one

Published on 29th June 2020
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AIIMS conducts pilot study to assess the effect of radiation therapy on COVID-19 patients

Dr D N Sharma, head of the Radiation Oncology department at AIIMS and the principal investigator of the research project, said two COVID-19 patients who were on oxygen support were given the therapy

Published on 17th June 2020
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Study reveals combination of fasting, Vitamin C effective on hard-to-treat cancers

Researchers say that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with Vitamin C

Published on 16th May 2020
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Meet this Newcastle University scientist who donated all her royalty money to improve cancer research in India

Dr Asima Mukhopadhyay believes that community-based education, public funding and a larger number of cancer research organisations is the key to dealing with women's cancer in the country

Published on 15th May 2020

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