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A WORLD WITHOUT AIDS: Still a Distant Dream

“Ribbons of blue, reminds me of you, ribbons of red, are the way that my heart bled..”, when Boney-M first sang these lines in 1979, there was no special meaning attached to them, other than the obvious references to true love, friendship and solidarity.

N S Arunkumar
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Marinomed develops treatment for autoimmune gastritis

Marinomed Biotech AG, a Vienna-based biopharmaceutical company, is developing a treatment for autoimmune gastritis together with the Medical University of Vienna.


Molecular testing redefines sepsis diagnosis

Sepsis is a serious medical condition that arises when the body’s own response to infection can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death, particularly if it is not identified early on and treated promptly.

Dr Gunisha Pasricha

A new normal with cataract surgery during COVID‑19 pandemic

Cataract is the second leading cause of preventable blindness on the globe. Among the global population (2015) with moderate or severe vision impairment and blind, cataract accounted for 52·6 million and 12·6 million, respectively.

Velopharyngeal dysfunction: The need for a team approach

A significant proportion of individuals with cleft lip — varying between 7% and 26% or even higher — present with the condition of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD), even after a surgical repair of the palate.

Dr Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya and Dr V H Savitha

Paediatric hip disorders -2

We have done open reduction, adductor and psoas tenotomy, femoral varus de-rotation osteotomy after shortening of femur along with capsuloraphy.

Dr VinodKumar B P

Blood-based test to detect cancers stirs up debate

Datar Cancer Genetics launched a cancer screening profile in the form of ‘Easycheck360’, a blood test for the detection of 16 types of cancers.

Prapti Shah