Now Call Bike Ambulance For Medical Emergency in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal Launches Pilot Project

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched bike-ambulance services for East Delhi on a pilot basis, saying it would provide quick pre-hospital response in congested areas. Talking to reporters after flagging off 16 bike ambulances outside the Delhi Secretariat here, Kejriwal said it was a big step taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government for the people. The AAP chief said the number of bike ambulances would be increased in the coming days. The chief minister said four-wheeler ambulances had to face difficulty in entering narrow lanes. “If there’s a medical…

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Drone Delivers Vaccines to Remote Island

A baby on a small Pacific island, Vanuatu has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone. Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged mountains in Vanuatu that otherwise take hours to cross. About 20% of children in Vanuatu don’t receive important vaccinations because the supply is too difficult. The UN children’s organisation hopes that drone delivery will in future be of vital importance in remote areas. “Today’s small flight by drone is a big leap for global health,”…

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Diphtheria: Five More Deaths at Civic Hospital in Delhi, Total 61 Fatalities in 2018

New Delhi: Five more deaths due to diphtheria have been reported at a civic hospital in north Delhi, taking the toll from the infectious disease in the city to 31 since September, officials said Wednesday. Six of these victims belong to Delhi and the rest are from other states, they said. The fresh deaths were reported at the Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital at Kingsway Camp, they said. “From September 6 onwards, there have been over 223 admissions at the municipal hospital, out of whom 30 have died,” a senior…

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Digestive acids may help in treating cocaine addiction

Digestive acids may help in treating cocaine addiction

According to a study, bile acids — which are critical for digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins in the small intestine — could reduce the desire for cocaine. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that targeting bile acid signalling in the brain may be a novel way to treat cocaine abuse. Vanderbilt investigators Charles (Robb) Flynn, and Naji Abumrad, John L. Sawyers Professor of Surgical Sciences, have long studied the metabolic changes associated with bariatric surgery for weight loss. “Surgical…

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