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H1N1 flu causing neuro problems among kids: Docs

A 10-month-old infant from Goregaon has lost his sense of recognition and is unable to identify familiar faces, including his parents’, following a neurological complication caused by influenza H1N1. The extensive brain impairment in the baby has set warning bells ringing among clinicians that the infection can go beyond the respiratory …

7 succumb to H1N1 and lepto in first two weeks of July in Mumbai

With the monsoon gaining momentum, infectious diseases too have spiralled in the city. Seven people have succumbed to H1N1 influenza and leptospirosis in the first two weeks of July, while hundreds have been affected by suspected dengue and gastroenteritis. Cholera too has made a comeback.The H1N1influenza, widely circulating since June, claimed five lives, …

Read these new rules before going in for a ‘stem cell cure’

Considering the mushrooming of stem cell clinics offering “cures” for conditions ranging from diabetes to autism across the country, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) have come up with guidelines on who can conduct research in this sphere, when and how. Moreover, the …