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Ostracized HIV Victim of Bihar Commits Suicide

A HIV positive man hailing from a Bihar village, who was socially ostracized, committed suicide by setting himself on fire. The man, whose name is not known, was the only bread earner and immolated himself two days ago in a village in Jamui district, about 150 km from here. The immediate p...

British Doctor of Indian Origin Saves Bihar Woman's Life

Patna: A botched up family planning operation would have claimed one more woman's life in Bihar if a visiting British doctor of Indian origin// wasn't there to perform a lifesaving surgery. London-based doctor Ashok Vardhan's visit to Purnea district, 300 km from here, was a boon for Vijayant...

12 Kids In Bihar Die Due To A Mysterious Disease

A mysterious disease showing symptoms of high fever and bodyache has killed 12 children in Bihar in the last two days. // According to official sources, 12 children died in two or three villages in Sikta block in West Champaran district due to the disease commonly referred as 'khasra' by local ...

Migrant Bihar Labourers Bring Dengue Home

Migrant Bihari labourers coming home for the festive season comprise most of the dengue cases in Bihar, where 12 people have been afflicted with the mosquito-borne virus so far.// State health officials say this could heighten the threat of dengue in the state. Most of the suspected den...

Two-year-old Boy of Bihar Weighs 35 kg

A two-year-old boy in Bihar weighs an unbelievable 35 kg and his worried parents are trying out different doctors to find out the cause. // Ayush behaves like any normal child despite his weight, said his father Kanhal Singh, who stays in Muzaffarpur district, 70 km from Patna. "He love...

Brainstorming session for Bihar legislators on AIDS

Alarmed by the rising cases of HIV positive patients in Bihar, a high profile meeting of members of both the houses of the state legislature and those connected// with AIDS awareness programme has been called to discuss ways and means for a more forceful drive against the dreaded disease, official ...

Measles Outbreak In Bihar Creates Panic

The measles outbreak in a Bihar village has created much panic and confusion among the villagers who continue to sincerely worship the village deity hoping that the goddess would answer their prayers. // Some people even feel that the disease is a divine curse commonly referred to as 'khasra' by lo...

Both Kidneys Robbed From A Poor Rickshaw Driver In Bihar

Even after the implementation of the Human Organ Transplant Act to prevent commercialization of human organs, instances of ‘organ theft’ only reflect the lacunae existing in the Indian health care system//. The recent report of bilateral kidney retrieval and death of a poor rickshaw driver in Bihar...

Blood Goes Down the Drain in Bihar Hospital

Did you know that blood is the most common fluid connective tissue being transplanted everyday from one person to the other? The demand for blood and its derived products only keeps increasing day by day. Even though in high demand, donor blood literally went down the drain in a hospital after...

Five patients die amid Bihar doctors' strike

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Five patients have died amid a strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College// and Hospital (PMCH), which entered its third day Saturday crippling medical services. Two patients died Saturday while three others died Friday, sources said. Hundreds of patients, most...

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Bihar in Medical Technology

Research on New Treatment for Neglected Disease Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

...M Injection in India is based on data from a large Phase 3 multi-center, randomized, controlled study of 667 adult and pediatric patients conducted in bihar State, India over a 17-month period from June 2003 until November 2004. Paromomycin was shown to cure 94.6% of patients with VL, with an acceptable si...
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