Patient death: Kolkata hospital denies charges, to refund money

Kolkata , Feb 24

Dismissing allegations of having refused to release a patient over money, a city hospital on Friday said it never asked for fixed deposits or deed for securitisation of bill dues, and agreed to refund all money paid by the patient's kin, an official said.

Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts

New Delhi , Feb 24

An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday.

After patient's death in Kolkata, TMC leader calls hospital a 'crematorium'

Kolkata , Feb 24

A man, who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal, died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" and "delayed release" by a private hospital, as it did not allow his shifting to a state-run hospital unless the family paid up the full amount, the kin alleged on Friday.

A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes

New York , Feb 24

A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed.

Human brain may help generate fructose

New York , Feb 24

Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study.

70% needy patients in India can't access dialysis: Study

New Delhi , Feb 24

In India, almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year, and it is estimated that less than 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy mainly due to non-availability or unaffordability, says a study.

Kolkata hospital refuses to release patient over money, alleges kin

Kolkata , Feb 24

A man who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" by a private hospital, which had also refused to allow the kin to shift him to a state-run hospital unless they paid up the full amount, the family alleged on Friday.