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Use of Wrong Anaesthetic, Docs are Not Responsible Say HC

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has directed the authorities concerned to discharge to the doctor from criminal prosecution in a case in which a woman died a year after she was given laughing gas (nitrous oxide) instead of oxygen. The incident occurred in 2011 when she was admitted to the Kanyakumari Government Hospital for birth control operation.

Astronauts: Surprisingly Familiar Food Ate in Space

Neil Armstrong may have taken that first small step for man on the moon, but it was John Glenn who took the first slurp of applesauce for humankind. Until he ate while orbiting Earth in 1962, scientists at NASA were not sure humans could swallow and digest food while in space. Luckily, I've chowed down in zero gravity with no trouble. Today's astronauts sometimes spend months at a time living in the International Space Station (ISS), so they'd get pretty hungry without a few snacks!

Intersect ENT's Steroid Releasing Implants For Frontal Sinus Surgery

Intersect ENT , Inc., a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced publication of a pooled analysis in the  International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology , the official journal of the American Rhinologic Society, of the company's PROPEL ®  Contour and PROPEL ®  Mini steroid-releasing sinus implants showing improved outcomes of frontal sinus surgery.

Leg Ulcers Requires Punch Biopsies

Leg ulcers can be caused by vasculitis, pressure sores, inflammatory diseases, traumatic injuries, and cutaneous neoplasms which are often misdiagnosed as skin ulcers, write Lidia Sacchelli and colleagues in the September 19 online issue of the Journal Dermatopathology

Diabetes in Sri Lanka : A Concern for Every Family

While the nation focuses on the ongoing political crisis and the Supreme Court's historic verdict, we also need to focus on vital issues such as healthcare and education especially for the younger generation. On World Diabetes Day and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in a statement says the theme for this year and next year is 'The family and Diabetes'.   

Fexinidazole Recommended by EMA Against Deadly Sleeping Sickness

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness. This approval is a result of clinical trials led by the non-profit research and development organization DNDi and an application submitted by Sanofi. The decision paves the way for the distribution of fexinidazole in endemic countries in 2019.