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Tuberculosis now rivals AIDS as leading cause of death – WHO

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that during 2014, 1.1 million people died of TB in 2014. During the same period, HIV/AIDS killed 1.2 million people globally, including … Continue reading

Help just a touch away – Dr Geek MBBS, MS, FRCS, App

They help people connect, keep you informed, and now they guide scalpels to save lives While technology increasingly finds its way into operation theatres, surgeons are hooked to their gizmos for help to direct their surgeries. From fine-tuning their surgical skills to calculating the risks involved in a procedure and keeping them updated on the latest … Continue reading

Will India ever get Nobel for medicine?

We need more Medical Research   We need to take clinical research forward   We, in India, are obssessed with comparisons with China, especially when it comes to economic growth. What about the intellectual growth that fuels economic growth? Now that a Chinese scientist, Tu Youyou, has shared the Nobel Prize in medicine, 2015, should … Continue reading

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