Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Childhood exposure to lead may lower IQ
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Higher exposure of lead in childhood may affect brain health and disrupt cognitive development, researchers say. ... read..

'Rollback of Clean Power Plan threatens air quality, health'
New York | Wednesday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan aimed at tackling global warming is likely to threaten air quality, health as well as economic benefits associated with it, an expert has warned. ... read..

Canada-India healthcare summit in Delhi from Thursday
Toronto | Wednesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
The possibilities of collaboration between India and Canada in making quality medical care available in a cost-effective manner will be explored in the two-day Canada-India Healthcare Summit in New Delhi from Thursday. ... read..

Abuse may advance puberty in girls by a year
New York | Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Young girls who are exposed to childhood sexual abuse are likely to physically mature and hit puberty at rates eight to 12 months earlier than their non-abused peers, says a study. ... read..

Hillary gets political again
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:42 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has made her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election, slamming the new administration for its policies relating to women, race and health, a media report said. ... read..

World's most obese man to undergo surgery
Mexico City | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:18 AM IST
Doctors in Mexico have set a date for the world's heaviest man to undergo gastric bypass surgery, the media reported on Wednesday. ... read..

AIIMS director among doctors given Dr. B.C. Roy award
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Nine doctors from AIIMS, including its director Randeep Guleria, were among 49 doctors who were conferred the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. ... read..

Gastric medications may up risk for bacterial infection
New York | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
People using gastric acid suppression medications may be at a higher risk of bacterium infection that can cause diseases ranging from diarrhoea to life-threatening colon inflammation, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, warned. ... read..

12 new genes causing ovarian cancer identified
London | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A dozen new genetic variants that have the potential to increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer have been identified by a team of international scientists, in a study of nearly 100,000 people. ... read..

Health Minister of Jharkhand graces ASSOCHAM Health and Wellness Summit - Awards 2017
Ranchi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Health Minister of Jharkhand, Ramchandra Chandravanshi has recently claimed that the state has come a long way from the day when Jharkhand was on 18th number among states as far as their healthcare services were concerned. It now stands third in the count ... read..

High-fiber diet may check onset of diabetes
Sydney | Tuesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
A diet rich in high-fiber foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains -- encourage the production of short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for the immune system and may help protect against the onset of Type 1 diabetes, a study sho ... read..

New technique could lead to earlier diagnosis of liver cancer
New York | Tuesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether those cells have been exposed to a potent carcinogen, thereby paving the way for earlier diagnosis of the deadly di ... read..

New study can determine whether someone has high risk of developing liver cancer
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Exposure to fungal product, called aflatoxin, is believed to cause up to 80 percent of liver cancer cases in many parts of the world. ... read..

New blood test identifies TB infections within hours
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
US researchers said they have successfully developed a blood test that can rapidly diagnose and quantitate the severity of active tuberculosis (TB) cases, an important advance against the major global health threat, a media report said. ... read..

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity
London [UK] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here's a solution to keep up to their expectations- take a power nap in the afternoon! ... read..

Mental health bill decriminalising suicide passed by Parliament (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that provides for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness, and also decriminalises suicide, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha's assent to the legislation. ... read..

Coca-Cola to help train street food vendors on hygiene
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Coca-Cola joined hands on Monday to train over 50,000 small-time street food vendors in hygiene and health-related aspects of food selling, starting from April. ... read..

Hug your baby for the lil one's good health
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Celebrity mother Mira Rajput would rather stay at home than be away from her baby, and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan took no time in getting back to the groove after her son was born. Mothers have different ways of bringing up a baby, but they shouldn't for ... read..

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified
New York | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain activity during memory processing. ... read..

China-made wearable robot to enter market
Shanghai | Monday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A China-made wearable robot, which can help disabled people walk, is expected to enter the market in one to two years, the developer has said. ... read..

Don't lose heart if your baby is premature, says Karan Johar (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 2:45:13 PM IST
Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose surrogate children Roohi and Yash were born almost 10 weeks before full term, says those who have premature babies must not get discouraged. He says with right kind of care, they can be nurtured towards normal growth. ... read..

Want to go worldwide with digital foray: Shilpa Shetty (With Image)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty says she is very excited about her digital foray as part of which she is promoting health and imparting cooking lessons. She says she wants to take the project forward worldwide. ... read..

Video games may help combat depression
New York | Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Feeling depressed? Beat the blues by playing video games, touted as viable and effective treatment for depression, researchers said. They help in brain training. ... read..

Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, to keep heart attack at bay
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After a heart attack, ask your grandparents to make their bed, do laundry or carry groceries as it may start the road to recovery soon, suggests a study. ... read..

German Shepherds can detect breast cancer accurately: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Attention dog lovers! With just six months of training, a German Shepherd can accurately detect breast cancer, a study finds. ... read..

With 10 mins of play, your kid may reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes in adulthood
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After spending the whole day in school, ask your kids to play for ten minutes daily as it can reduce your child's risk of having heart disease, stroke and diabetes, in adulthood, reveals a study. ... read..

'India needs more trained surgeons to deal with rising osteoarthritis'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
With India expected to be the osteoarthritis capital of the world by 2025 with over 60 million cases, leading orthopaedic surgeons stress the urgent need for training of emerging surgeons as the cases of joint replacement surgeries are likely to rise. ... read..

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men
London | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse, show results of an early clinical trial. ... read..

Sushma helping out German patient in Kolkata hospital
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday offered to help a German patient, who was cured of a lung disease in a Kolkata hospital, to return home following a plea on social media. ... read..

Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips
London | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
There is good news for people who need to wake up one or more times during the night to go to the toilet. Researchers have found that simply cutting back on salt intake can reduce such night-time trips. ... read..

Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy
New York | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether talk therapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help a patient recover from depression. ... read..

'Khoon ka Rishta' campaign enables pregnant women in Bihar avoid anaemia (Health Feature)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
On the face of it, it's deceptively simple. Pregnant woman across eight districts of Bihar are given 180 iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets to prevent anaemia, a similar number of blood drop-shaped red stickers and a booklet with an outline of a baby for p ... read..

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic p ... read..

Sleepless night affects recognition of emotions
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent study has found that a sleepless night impairs your ability to interpret subtle expressions of happiness and sadness. ... read..

Depression curable, speaking about it helps: Modi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on people to change the society's mindset about the menace of "depression" and to encourage its victims to speak up. ... read..

New moms need 'less structured, more flexible' workout programs
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
When it comes to new moms' workout programs, less is more and so, according to a Kansas State University researcher, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth. ... read..

Spiritual retreats may uplift mood, behaviour
New York | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Apart from enhancing well-being, people who spend their time on spiritual, meditative and religious retreats are likely to have changes in the brains systems associated with mood and social behaviour, sleep, memory, says a study. ... read..

New approach to diagnosing mental disorders
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders. ... read..

Natural brain opioids better anxiety-buster than morphine
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety, according to a recent study. ... read..

Fecal transplant offers hope for autistic kids
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In this new era of medical therapy dawning, fecal transplants are poised to help fight a range of conditions, from deadly superbugs to obesity and now, autism is in the firing line. ... read..

Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize (With images)
New York | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students. ... read..

Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out in Tiruvallur district
Thiruvallur (Chennai) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A highly contagious viral disease of cattle and swine, Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) has affected Karani village on the outskirts of Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur district. ... read..

1,800 units of blood collected in camps countrywide
Gurugram | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
SABIC's annual blood donation drive across India collected 1,800 units of blood in camps, a company spokesperson said on Saturday. ... read..

Kolkata police quiz Apollo hospitals' pharmacy manager
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A team of Kolkata olice on Saturday quizzed Apollo Gleneagles Hospital's General Manager of Pharmacy Sekhar Sharma in relation to the ongoing investigation into the hospital's alleged negligence in the treatment of a patient, police said. ... read..

Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery
New York | Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years are more at risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery, a study has found. ... read..

India facing a hypertension epidemic, confirms latest NFHS survey
New Delhi [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The findings of the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 confirm what we all knew from clinical evidence - that hypertension has become a major health concern among the Indian population, with as many as 22% Indians hypertensive. ... read..

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say. ... read..

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage
London | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed. ... read..

Big B campaigns for tuberculosis-free India
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced support for a government campaign that works towards a tuberculosis-free India. ... read..

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly: Sambit Patra
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre. ... read..

Brain 'switch' to improve blood circulation identified
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
All it takes is the flip of a protein "switch" within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain to increase the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function. ... read..

Genetic discovery offers hope for Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has discovered a new gene that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD). ... read..

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk
Toronto | Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown. ... read..

Prescription weight-loss pill helps with opiate addiction
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A prescription weight-loss medication can decrease the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, according to a recent study. ... read..

New method can cut dental implant failure
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has come up with a new method to reduce dental implant failure. ... read..

Stem cell therapy can help repair damaged lungs
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Scientists have found that stem cell therapy repairs damaged lungs - raising hopes of a cure for the crippling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. ... read..

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has come up with a fluorogenic probe that can detect the activity of multidrug-resistant pathogens in an assay system. ... read..

Virus hydrophobicity can help purify vaccines
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has found that hydrophobic proteins on virus surfaces can help purify vaccines. ... read..

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more fat
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has shed light on why survivors of childhood brain tumours may be prone to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and early death. ... read..

Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Excess build-up of iron in the body -- Hemochromatosis --can damage the liver. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal, said doctors on Friday. ... read..

Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
A 45-year-old man -- suffering from 45 per cent burns due to a chemical spill at work -- has been healed with stem cell treatment, said the authorities at a hospital here on Friday. ... read..

Bengal health panel to start functioning within week
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission, set up to monitor private hospitals, will start functioning within a week and a website will be in place for lodging online complaints, one of its members said on Friday. ... read..

Randeep Guleria is new AIIMS Director
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Leading pulmonologist Randeep Guleria was on Friday appointed as the new Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, said an official statement. ... read..

Maharashtra doctors end agitation, 135 patients die
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Following a stern warning by the Bombay High Court on Friday, doctors in government and private hospitals across Maharashtra agreed to withdraw their agitation amid revelations that at least 135 patients died in Mumbai in the past five days. ... read..

Mental Healthcare Bill taken up by Lok Sabha
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Lok Sabha on Friday took up the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services. ... read..

Trump demands vote on healthcare plan (Second Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass. ... read..

Poor sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions
New York | Friday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Your ability to recognise whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer due to poor sleep, says a study. ... read..

New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process
Sydney | Friday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel. ... read..

Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease
New York | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo. ... read..

Enough is enough, Maharashtra CM to medicos
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday appealed to the agitating medicos to return to duty as his government had accepted their demands. ... read..

#WorldTBDay: Awareness campaign launched by flagging off mobile van
New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Continuing its efforts to raise awareness on tuberculosis and its diagnosis, Division of Clinical Microbiology & Molecular Medicine Department of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, and BD (Becton Dickinson India) for the third consecutive year organized a sy ... read..

Drug-resistant TB cases rising in India: Lancet
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Incidences of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) -- associated with high mortality rate -- is on the rise in India, while threatening to derail the progress achieved in controlling the disease, researchers say ... read..

How Alzheimer's protein breaches cell membranes
New York | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
New research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found how protein that collects in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease penetrates the cell membranes. ... read..

Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson's
New York | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
At least 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help people suffering from Parkinson's disease by improving mobility impairment and health-related quality of life, a study has showed. ... read..

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year
Beijing | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
China registers around 900,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year and remains among the 30 countries with the highest incidence of the disease, despite a decline in cases since 2011, health authorities said here on Friday. ... read..

Redouble efforts to eliminate TB: President
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked all stakeholders to redouble their efforts in eliminating tuberculosis. ... read..

220,000 more birds culled in Japan
Tokyo | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Japanese authorities announced on Friday that some 220,000 more poultry were culled due to an outbreak of bird flu that has reappeared since the end of 2016. ... read..

Weight training, jogging promotes bone growth in men
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Weight training, walking, hiking, jogging for 12 months may increase the particular hormone associated with bone growth, promoting bone formation, increasing bone density. ... read..

Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bay
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Drinking a pint of ordinary beer, lager or two small pub measure (25 ml) of spirits a day may lower the risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, suggests a study. ... read..

Trump demands vote on healthcare plan on Friday (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has demanded that House Republicans vote on Friday on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a media report said. ... read..

World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids
New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ranking above HIV and malaria, health experts on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day, called for an increase in public awareness on the rising cases of TB among children. ... read..

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind
New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. ... read..

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Need to increase public awareness on TB among children
New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. ... read..

Under-nutrition makes children susceptible to TB: Doctors
New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Emergence of multi drug resistant TB and complications aggravated by high rates of co-infection with HIV-AIDS has renewed the threat of TB epidemic in India. With widespread prevalence of the infection, children experience a serious risk of contracting Tu ... read..

Candlelight vigil at India Gate marking World Tuberculosis Day
New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
On the solemn occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Members of Parliament, policymakers, TB patients, survivors, and citizens of the civil society gathered at India Gate on Thursday, March 23 to pay tribute to the nearly five lakh lives lost due to thi ... read..

Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately. ... read..

Karnataka childcare workers call off stir over wage hike
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
About 10,000 childcare workers (Anganwadis) and their helpers in Karnataka called off their four-day agitation on Thursday after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured them of a wage hike soon. ... read..

Resident doctors in Delhi go on strike, 800 surgeries postponed (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Over 20,000 resident doctors in the national capital on Thursday went on mass casual leave in solidarity with their Maharashtra counterparts, leading to postponement of over 800 surgeries across Delhi government and civic body-run hospitals, and also left ... read..

Initiate SOPs for prevention of vector-borne diseases: LG
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) be put in place for preventing vector-borne dengue and chikungunya diseases in Delhi. ... read..

Bombay HC orders doctors to resume work; agitation continues (Lead)
Mumbai | Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Hours after the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to provide security in state-run hospitals and ordered all resident doctors to return to duty immediately, their mass casual leave agitation continued for the fourth day on Thursday. ... read..

BJP turned civic bodies into dens of corruption: AAP
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of turning the three civic bodies in Delhi into "dens of corruption" and turning the national capital into a "garbage dump". ... read..

Safdarjung Hospital to host Delhi's first advanced workshop on spine deformities
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital will host a two-day advanced spine course, witnessing the participation of over 500 spine surgeons from various parts of India to discuss corrections in various types of spine deformities. ... read..

India urged to intensify research for multi-drug resistant TB
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST
As India continues to have 24 per cent of the world's total Tuberculosis (TB) burden, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) on Thursday called for a comprehensive research in multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, citing that resistance to antimicro ... read..

'Aadhaar-linked midday meals will check pilferage, misuse'
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Making Aadhaar Card mandatory for midday meals will check pilferage, misuse and siphoning of funds meant for the central scheme, an official of the Food and Nutrition Board said here on Thursday. ... read..

Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB: Experts (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five, for developing tuberculosis (TB), experts have said. ... read..

Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses. ... read..

Women stay fit! Higher waist-to-hip ratio ups cancer risk by more than fifth
Washington D.C. [USA] | March 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
For women, stay fit and maintain a healthy weight, as a study finds a higher waist-to-hip ratios increases the risk of ovarian cancer risk by more than a fifth. ... read..

40,000 Delhi doctors on mass casual leave to protest rising assaults
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Over 40,000 resident doctors in the national capital went on a mass Casual Leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are on similar protest following rising assaults. ... read..

Knee replacement isn't the only surgical option for patients with knee arthritis
New Delhi [India] | March 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
For those suffering with age-related (degenerative) arthritis of the knee, a stage comes when all the reasonable non-operative options stops working. ... read..

Delhi appoints officers to prepare medical report of child rape survivors
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
The Delhi Government on Wednesday appointed all the five Regional Health Directors as nodal officers to prepare medical reports of girl rape survivors and send it to the Health Department by 10th of every month. ... read..

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