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Scientists use zebrafish embryos, larvae

Speckled stripe zebrafish originally found in Ganges river has been making a splash in the scientific world.

Govt issues ambulance service guidelines

Having found state governments gaining political mileage through a Centre-sponsored scheme, the Union health ministry has set up new guidelines for the ambulances provided to the states under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The Union health ministry has asked the states and UTs to display “National Anbulance Service” on the ambulances, they will have common background collar (white), similar emblems, markings and colour schemes. The ambulances will also carry the logo of NRHM as well as the name National Ambulance Service.

`5-lakh bond, plus 2 sureties,for docs going for US studies

In a move aimed at keeping Indian doctors within the country, the government has decided any doctor who wants to go to the United States for higher medical studies must submit a duly attested surety b

Scientists warn of ‘virtually untreatable’ TB

With cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis increasing, international experts warn that the widespread emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR) could lead to virtually untreatable tuberculosis. “With ease of international travel, and increased rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in eastern Europe, central Asia, and elsewhere, the threat and range of the spread of untreatable tuberculosis is very real,” say authors in a special paper published in British journal Lancet.

Rape victims can seek care sans cops’ requisition

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has in its new instruction manual for healthcare providers who examine victims of sexual assault suggested that rape survivors cou

‘UP bidi industry openly flouting wage act’

In a startling revelation, a recent study has revealed that bidi industry in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is openly flouting minimum wages act.

Drug-resistant TB may spread widely: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria said on Monday that strains of tuberculosis with resistance to multiple drugs could spread widely.

Victim’s kin: Guilt killed him


“As you sow so shall you reap.

Autopsy shows no foul play

The autopsy report of Delhi gangrape accused Ram Singh suggests that he committed suicide and died due to hanging. Ruling out foul play as claimed by his family, doctors conducting the post-mortem said his clothes were intact and there were no injuries that suggested a scuffle or beating. The entire post-mortem procedure was videographed and several still photographs taken of each state of internal and external examination.

Gangrape victim father: ‘god’s justice’

“As you sow so shall you reap. This has been proved right today,” said the father of the Delhi gangrape victim after hearing that the main accused in the case had been found hanging in jail.

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