New mental health bill to ban electric shocks

New Delhi: The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the progressive provisions of the new mental health bill proposed by the Indian government. “The bill was passed by the union cabinet last week,” Health Secretary More...

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By gktoday On Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Medical Inventions and Discoveries

Banting—Insulin Barnard, Christian—Replacing the human heart. Brahmchari, U.M.—Cure of Kala-a-zar fever. Davy—Isolation of metals by electricity; studied properties of chlorine. Domagk—Sulpha drugs as More...

By gktoday On Monday, January 24th, 2011

Congo Virus-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widespread tick-borne viral disease, a zoonosis of domestic animals and wild animals, that may affect humans. The pathogenic  virus, especially common in East  and More...

By gktoday On Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Lipid Profile

Lipid profile means testing of blood to determine the amount of various lipids present in the blood. The lipid profile has five components 1. Total Cholesterol 2. HDL Cholesterol 3. LDL Cholesterol 4. VLDL cholesterol 5. More...

By gktoday On Monday, March 1st, 2010

Thyroid-one of largest endocrine gland in the body

What is Thyroid? Its one of largest endocrine gland in the body , located below thyroid carliage or Adam’s apple. The primary function of the thyroid is production of the hormones thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine More...