SC dismisses petition seeking directions for safety, security of doctors
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday declined to entertain a petition seeking direction for safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country. "Having heard counsel for the petitioner and on perusing the relevant material, we are not inclined to entertain the present writ petition and the same is accordingly dismissed. Pending interlocutory applications, if any, shall stand disposed of," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said.... read more
Deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling in humans detected in Florida
Florida health officials are warning of an uptick in a mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
Several sentinel chickens tested positive for EEE, which can spread to humans via infected mosquitoes and cause brain infection and swelling, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said in a statement.... read more
WHO says it could use more U.S. help on the ground in Ebola fight
The United States could bolster the battle against the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo by allowing more of its experts to travel to the outbreak zone, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday.... read more
Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Tests 'Unreliable'
Although widely used to detect elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) in primary brain injury, noninvasive tests are not accurate and relying on them may mean many patients with this life-threatening condition are missed, suggests new research.... read more
Athletes with ADHD may take longer to recover from concussion
For college athletes, having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be linked to increased symptoms, and longer recovery time from concussions, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis. The athletes with ADHD who were taking medication had symptoms for an average of 12 days vs 10 days for those with ADHD who were not taking medication and four days for the control group.... read more