March 27, 2013 |
RANTHAMBORE, India - The operating rooms are dark and gloomy, the power outages far too frequent; the layout is chaotic, and the recruitment of good doctors difficult. Running a rural hospital in India is a labor of love marked by shortages, budget deficits and stiff competition from witch doctors and superstition - a tiny slice of the challenge India faces as it tries to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Rupinder Kaur, executive director of Ranthambore Sevika Hospital in Rajasthan state, strides past villagers huddled on rickety benches into one of the four wards, her yellow scarf racing to keep up. The hospital is at the end of a steep, bad road beside Ranthambore National Park, one of India's most famous tiger reserves.
August 13, 2012 |
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment for bipolar II depression at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the facility said Monday. Mayo Clinic said the diagnosis came after extensive evaluation. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” it said in the statement. The statement added: “Many Americans have bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is most likely caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors.
March 15, 2012 |
Sidney Crosby 's planned 15 minutes on the ice against the New York Rangers Thursday night mark his first hockey game more than three months after being once again sidelined by concussion-like symptoms. The Pittsburgh Penguins star has experienced dizziness and headaches since the beginning of 2011, when he suffered a concussion in January after playing the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning . He returned briefly in November, to much fanfare, but was quickly taken out of the rink after his symptoms returned.
February 20, 2012 |
British actress Judi Dench is seeking to downplay fears over the revelation that she is suffering from a degenerative eye condition. The Oscar-winning Dench, perhaps best known as James Bond's mysterious boss M, has been dealing with two different forms of macular generation -- one in each eye. According to Reuters, she can no longer read scripts and has to have someone read them out loud to her, "like reading me a story. " According to the National Eye Institute, macular degeneration occurs in an area known as the macula, which sits at the center of the light-sensitive tissue known as the retina, located at the back of the eye socket.
December 27, 2011 |
The flight of medical mercy that abruptly turned tragic this week, killing an organ transplant team, began as a routine flight, say federal investigators probing the crash. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Jose Obregon, the chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said there was no distress signal or other warning before the Bell 206 helicopter crashed and burned in a wooded area about 12 miles northeast of Palatka, Fla. "It looked like a normal flight," Obregon said.
October 27, 2011 |
Soul singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning with empty vodka bottles in her room -- a "death by misadventure," according to the investigating coroner. The news is a sad coda for the "Back to Black" singer's passing. Before her death in July, Winehouse had reportedly been attempting to recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Family members were quoted as saying she may even have died from detoxing too quickly and suffering alcohol withdrawal. But the coroner's report found that Winehouse had consumed 416 milligrams per deciliter of blood.