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Boy shoots self to avoid teasing

TEN-YEAR-OLD Shobhit from Hardoi shot himself in the head to avoid being teased by his brother Pratik. The boy had to be rushed to KGMU?s Trauma Centre where he was admitted as a patient of firearm injury. First, he was taken care of by the residents of general surgery department to stabilise his condition and then was transferred to the neurosurgery department.

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Published on Jun 12, 2006 01:31 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Waterman?s words of wisdom

?WITH SO much water in UP, you are pampered children of god,? said waterman Rajender Singh to Lucknowites. ?In Rajasthan, we do not have as much water and thus feel that god is always angry with us,? he added. Citing Rahul Mahajan?s example, he went on to say, ?But just be careful, that you do not meet his fate. He was a pampered child. Once a pampered child goes berserk, it becomes very difficult to discipline him.

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Published on Jun 12, 2006 01:31 AM IST
None | ByAnupam Srivastava / Gaurav Saigal

AIDS control: 13 more VCTC centres soon

THE UTTAR Pradesh AIDS Control Society has decided to open 13 more Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres (VCTC) in the State. This will happen within the next two months under phase one of the National AIDS Control Programme, scheduled to end this year.

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Published on Jun 11, 2006 01:39 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Belladonna keeps JE at bay

A DROP of Belladonna may help you keep the dreaded Japanese Encephalitis (JE) at bay. Besides, it is cost-effective. This has been revealed by a group of homoeopathy experts in the city. But the drug is awaiting green signal from the State authorities.

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Published on Jun 11, 2006 01:39 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Teen docu-maker with the right spark!

For many seventeen would be a tender age to move out of Coffee Cafe Day, endless chatting on the mobile with friends or the latest melodrama at a multiplex. But this young girl, Shweta Sharma, who just completed her school, has some serious business at hand.

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Published on Jun 09, 2006 12:00 AM IST
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Now, painless piles operation possible

HAEMORRHOIDS (PILES) can now be dealt with painlessly. The General Surgery Department of KGMU has, for the first time in the state, introduced the Transanal Haemorrhodial Derterialisation (THD) process.

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Published on Jun 06, 2006 12:00 AM IST
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Playing name game to keep education mafia at bay

THE AUTHORITIES of the UP King George?s University of Dental Sciences played the name game to maintain secrecy during the Combined Pre Medical Test (CPMT). Vice-chancellor Prof CP Govila took help from faculty member Dr Manoj Govila to keep the education mafia and coaching institute owners at bay.

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Published on Jun 05, 2006 01:12 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Koirala shakes hand with King George!

KEEPING MAOISTS back home, Nepal has decided to have a healthy relationship with its Indian Nawabi big brother?Lucknow. But, it has nothing to do with political developments.

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Published on May 30, 2006 12:01 AM IST
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Pvt Medical Education Bill soon

THE STATE Medical Education Department is getting ready to implement the Private Medical Education Institute (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Bill-2005.

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Published on May 25, 2006 01:15 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Glaciologists forced to change

INDIAN GLACIOLOGISTS are compelled to change their Glacier inventory system. This has happened after their research work was denied a place on the international atlas of glacier inventory, for not adopting the international inventory proforma.

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Published on May 06, 2006 01:32 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Fish species to spearhead fight against JE

GAMBUSIA AND Gappy will now spearhead the fight against mosquito-borne diseases, including the dreaded Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which claimed hundreds of lives in Gorakhpur and other districts of UP last year.

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Published on Apr 27, 2006 01:45 AM IST
None | ByGaurav Saigal & Smriti Malaviya, Lucknow

City healthcare going north

JUST ON the strength of its government hospitals, the city may not rank high in healthcare facilities, but a parallel revolution in the private sector has certainly made Lucknow one of the most-sought-after medical destinations.

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Published on Apr 23, 2006 01:26 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Plan to initiate census of Vaids, Hakims

AFTER A gap of three decades, the Bharatiya Chikitsa Parishad has decided to carry out a census of Vaids and Hakims, working in the State, to get the accurate figure of these experts of non-invasive treatment.

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Published on Apr 21, 2006 12:56 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

MU depts battle for ?me & mine?

THE KING George?s Medical University IS now a wrestling ground for General Surgery and newly-carved Surgical Gastroenterology. But, there is no referee! Therefore, the show is going to be a WWE fun!

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Published on Apr 19, 2006 11:58 PM IST
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Training in HIV/AIDS primary treatment

MEMBERS OF the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the country will be given training for diagnosis and primary treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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Published on Apr 17, 2006 01:04 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Health risk @ 8 quacks a day

THE HEALTH Department official survey reported just 224 quacks in the city back in 2004. But, now their number has increased to at least 6000. Well, that means Lucknow approximately gets eight quacks every day. By, the time the Health Department wakes up to curb quack population, the city would have more quackery to deal with. The Health Department had lodged FIRs against 66 out of 224 in 2004. But, after sometime health sleuths? drive lost the sting. The statewide survey by the health department identified 27,252 quacks working in UP but action was mooted only against 1993.

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Published on Apr 14, 2006 12:18 AM IST
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?Drop-In Centres? waiting for funds

THE FATE of three ?Drop-In Centres? run by the people living with HIV and AIDS hangs in balance due to fund crunch. These centres were opened in February in Allahabd, Kanpur and Maharajganj.

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Published on Apr 10, 2006 12:55 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Prove-?em-mad, a deeper racket!

PSYCHIATRISTS PLAYING foul to mint money and help customers get legal hold over property by proving the owner insane, is just a tip of the iceberg. There could be many angles to the crazy story, which smells of a deeper nexus than what Wasiha-Amrina case throws up.

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Published on Apr 10, 2006 12:09 AM IST
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Make no bones about it!

HOW MANY bones does your body have? If you say ?205?, you are one short of the magic figure of 206, considered standard for most adults. As for the missing bone, you can blame it on the ?Craniovertebral Junction Anomaly.? It is a rare congenital deformity among humans who live absolutely normal lives, even though the first bone in their vertebrae is absent. They rarely come to know about the missing bone.

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Published on Apr 07, 2006 01:04 AM IST
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Hope for the terminally ill

THERE?S HOPE now for terminally ill children. The KGMU is going to gift them Stem Cell Banking (SCB) this Diwali, the first of its kind in the public sector, in the state.

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Published on Apr 06, 2006 12:16 AM IST
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Poor contraceptive supply hits FP

IF FIGURES were facts, the family planning programme in the State would be going nowhere. Though, the State received a record number of condoms and Copper-Ts, it failed to distribute them timely, affecting the family-planing programme.

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Published on Mar 24, 2006 01:13 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Female sex ratio declining

THE DIFFERENCE of population data of past two censuses tells us, Lucknow?s population grew by 9,47,797. Male population grew by 4,80,785 and female by 4,66,832.

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Published on Mar 08, 2006 12:41 AM IST
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Blood transfusion unrecorded!

IT?S HARD to believe. ?Blood transfusion? in the city hospitals goes unrecorded. Visit blood bank of any government hospital and one will find nothing is documented while blood transfusion is under process.

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Published on Mar 08, 2006 12:41 AM IST
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HAL-smoked citizens cry out

HEAVY SMOKE in Vishwas Khand area on Saturday night made residents gasp for breath and those with asthma had to leave their homes and rush to other places.

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Published on Mar 05, 2006 01:39 AM IST
None | ByGaurav Saigal/Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow

Bird flu: No ducking this

WANT TO keep off chicken after the bird flu outbreak in Maharashtra? Wait till you hear about domestic ducks. They are silent reservoirs of a highly ?pathogenic? or lethal virus. Worse, they show no signs of illness themselves, but transmit the virus to other birds. All this puts a spanner in efforts to control any outbreak.

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Published on Feb 21, 2006 01:08 AM IST
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The Smile Train: Hope for kids with cleft lips

THE SMILE Train (TST) is set to embrace few more stations. The non-profit project aimed at providing free surgeries to children with cleft lips, wants to add more partners and develop specialty centres, in the country.

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Published on Feb 16, 2006 01:22 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

Scientists develop carbon?s ?copy?

CARBON HAS deformed itself to extend life of metals. Sixth most common element in universe found in food, clothing and cosmetics is helping human being in its amorphous form.

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Published on Feb 14, 2006 01:30 AM IST
None | By, Lucknow

SGPGI plugs into satellite for GI Week

TO PROVIDE a better hospitality and share knowledge conveniently, the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to break the 15-year-old tradition.

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Published on Feb 13, 2006 12:28 AM IST
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Prick ?em out of their lethargy

GET READY for the ?mosquito menace? round the corner. In a few days from now, as summer sets in, mosquitoes will be ?arriving? in hordes. In fact, you may already be witnessing the signs of what is to come.

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Published on Feb 12, 2006 12:44 AM IST
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MU docs prove ?atithi devo bhav?

THAT?S COMBINING HOSPITALITY with hospital! This has happened never before in the history of KGMU. But, when it happened, it went unnoticed. KGMU doctors know how to promote medical tourism.

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Published on Feb 09, 2006 12:18 AM IST
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