Health

Naveen hails AIIMS doctors for separating conjoined twins

Naveen hails AIIMS doctors for separating conjoined twins

New Delhi- Odisha's craniopagus (joined at the head) infant twins were successfully separated at the AIIMS here in a 16-hour surgery but the 30-member medical team on Thursday seemed sceptical about survival of one of the kids, in view of his deteriorating health.



Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine dose

A year ago 6366 cases of the highly infectious viral infection were reported in the United States. The backing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) follows evidence from clinical trials that Shingrix is significantly more effective than Zostavax, the only now available shingles prevention vaccine.


Pharmaceutical Founder Arrested In Alleged Nationwide Opioid Scheme

Pharmaceutical Founder Arrested In Alleged Nationwide Opioid Scheme

A wealthy University at Buffalo alumnus who has donated millions to the school was arrested early Thursday and charged with leading a conspiracy to profit by using bribes and fraud to market a powerful opioid narcotic, sometimes to inappropriate patients.



Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers

However, the Stevenson/Farmer review - which was published today and carried out by former HBOS chairman and mental health campaigner, Lord Dennis Stevenson, and chief executive of charity Mind , Paul Farmer, at the request of the prime minister - also discovered that every £1 a business ploughed into supporting mental health at work generated a return on investment of up to £9.


Sensex ends 104 points higher; Nifty settles at 10343-level

Sensex ends 104 points higher; Nifty settles at 10343-level

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index ( Sensex ) of the BSE which opened at 33,025.17 points, provisionally closed 33,147.13 points (at 3.46 p.m.), up 104.63 points or 0.32 per cent from its previous day's close at 33,042.50 points. Indian shares scaled back on Thursday, a day after the benchmark index closed at an all-time high on the back of selling pressure in private-sector lenders such as ICICI Bank.



MTA announces plan to replace MetroCard with contactless payment system

The new payment system would allow riders to pay the flat-rate fare with a contactless card, or NFC mobile payment service like Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay. The MetroCard will be gradually phased out, but will be an option of pay alongside the new electronic scanners through 2023. Riders will be able to use both MetroCards and "contactless" payment methods during the transition.