29th July is observed every year as National ORS Day to highlight the importance of ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS (ORS) as a cost-effective method of health intervention.
Dr M.V. Pillai, renowned cancer specialist, writer and orator received the P Kesavadev Literary Award for his outstanding contribution to Malayalam literature. The award was given away at a function held at Thiruvananthapuram on the occasion of 15th edition of P Kesavadev awards instituted by P Kesavadev Trust.
Informing someone of undesirable news is always a hurdle. It is even harder in a hospital environment involving sick patients and their attendants. Below we discuss critical scenarios and certain approaches one must adopt inorder to avoid any retaliation towards bad news.
We offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Umadethan. We grieve the loss of such an eminent personality who was the former D.M.E (1997-1998) and Principal of T.M.C (05/96-12/97). A 1963 M.B.B.S batch Alumnus, Dr. Umadethan will not only be remembered as the foremost consultant in forensic science but also as a caring mentor and good friend.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices which has its origins in India, 5000 years ago. The Sanskrit word “Yoga” comes from the root “Yog” which means “to unite”. In ancient India, Yoga was practiced by various religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The modern day Yoga in the western world is a modification of “hatha yoga” which mainly consists of changing various postures. The mention of Yoga is seen in Rigveda and Upanishads.
The theme for this year’s world blood donor day- 'Safe blood for all'- focuses on the two cornerstones of an effective blood transfusion service, namely: safety and adequacy of blood supply. Globally, the demand for blood and blood products is on the rise with increasing life expectancy of the population and the availability of advanced life saving treatment modalities like organ transplantation, chemotherapy and life support systems.
World blood donor day is celebrated every year by many countries around the world on June 14th. This day is the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868) the great scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of ABO blood group system.
Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products; and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. It is celebrated every year on the day of birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (14 June 1868).