Saturday, May 27, 2017
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16,000 policemen donate blood to overcome shortage in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Sixteen thousand police personnel have donated blood over the past one week to overcome the blood crisis in West Bengal during the ongoing summer, chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday. ... read..


Indulge in street food but be cautious
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Street food options are always tempting, but be cautious about indulging in it as you may contract gastrointestinal infections. It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts. ... read..


Beware! Recreational cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Beware! A study has warned that frequent recreational use of cannabis, including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil, doubles the risk of gum disease. ... read..


Unable to sleep? Blame climate change
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say. ... read..


Mind-controlled device may help stroke patients move paralysed hands
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
US researchers have developed a new mind-controlled device that reads brain signals, converts them into motion and thus helps stroke patients to retrain their brains to move their paralysed hands. ... read..


Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified
Tokyo | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Researchers in Japan have found a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. ... read..


CID nabs another 'fake doctor' in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Tightening its noose around "fake doctors", the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata's top private clinics, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals pioneers day care Bone Marrow Transplant
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | May 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai enterprise, successfully pioneered the day care Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) transplant program for low risk transplants like autologous transplant for multiple myeloma and mini-allo transplant for various ... read..


Heart disease preventing gene identified in Greeks
London | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have discovered a genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular diseases and is unique to an isolated Greek population. ... read..


Vitamin D in pregnancy may shield babies from asthma
London | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively change the immune response of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against respiratory infections and asthma, says a study. ... read..


Statins may improve heart structure, function
London | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Statins, primarily known as cholesterol lowering drugs, can also be effective in improving heart structure and function and thus help prevent heart attack, heart failure or stroke, researchers say. ... read..


Facebook aims to sell ads to drugmakers
San Francisco | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said. ... read..


New hope for stroke patients with disabilities
Washington D.C.[USA] | May 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Stroke patients left with disabilities have been offered new hope as scientists have developed mind-controlled device that helps them retrain brains to move paralyzed hands. ... read..


HIV patients stick with therapy for longer period of time: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a new study, people suffering from HIV tend to spend more time in therapy to manage the chronic condition. ... read..


Inter-state kidney racket busted in Delhi, four held
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Four persons, including a woman, members of an inter-state kidney racket, have been arrested here, the police said on Friday. ... read..


Parents of infant suffering from rare liver disorder seeks help
Hyderabad | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Parents of a one-and-half-year-old child, who is suffering from a rare liver disorder, are seeking to raise Rs 25 lakh through a crowd funding platform, for transplant. ... read..


Designer viruses may help fight cancer
London | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have created artificial designer viruses that can stimulate the immune system to specifically combat cancer cells. ... read..


Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart
London | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned. ... read..


Transoral robotic surgery, improved treatment option for throat cancer
New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Latest robotic surgery may work as a boon for patients suffering from early stage oropharyngeal carcinoma (cancer of the mouth, neck and throat). ... read..


Zika virus infections could cause eye diseases: Study
New York | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Zika virus infection may cause lasting eye diseases and may be thus posing a wider threat in human pregnancies than previously thought, scientists have found. ... read..


Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study
New York | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
While grey matter volume generally decrease with age, its density actually increases during adolescence, new research has found. ... read..


23-year-old suffers severe heart attack due to smoking
New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With several reasons attributing to a paradigm shift in the age groups suffering from heart attacks to younger age brackets, tobacco induced cardiac arrests rate as one of the topmost ones. ... read..


Monitoring blood glucose imperative for managing diabetes during Ramadan
New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to statistics, India has the third largest Muslim population in the world. The month of Ramadan is about to begin and a vast majority of this population will be fasting for a large number of days. ... read..


Men may have worse chemotherapy-induced heart condition
London | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Men undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment are more likely to have worse heart muscle disease as compared to women, according to a research. ... read..


Bouldering may treat depression
New York | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Besides building muscles and endurance, bouldering, which involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, may also treat symptoms of depression, suggests new research. ... read..


Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times
New York | Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia -- characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches -- may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said. ... read..


Trans-oral Robotic Surgery: Improved treatment option for throat cancer
New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Looks like a ray of hope can be seen for the patients suffering from early stage oropharyngeal carcinoma (cancer of the mouth, neck and throat), in form of robotic surgery. ... read..


Frequent recreational weed puts your mouth at risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Frequent recreational use of cannabis, including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil, ups the risk of gum disease, a recent study has found. ... read..


15 patients die, Bihar doctors end two-day strike (Second Lead)
Patna | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Junior doctors of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Thursday evening ended their two-day strike following government assurance, burt during the strike eight more patients died since Wednesday night, taking the toll to 15, officials said. ... read..


More women report osteoarthritis than men: Study
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Osteoarthritis -- a disease of joints -- is reported more among women than men, says a study conducted by the Arthritis Foundation of India (AFI). ... read..


Modi releases book on Tata Memorial Centre
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre here, an official said. ... read..


Kejriwal visits hospital, assures of action on irregularities
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri and came across several irregularities, on which he assured of action. ... read..


Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression
Toronto | Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Regular intake of probiotics -- live bacteria and yeasts -- which are well known to be good for the digestive system may also relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study. ... read..


Men have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women?
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study, presented at EuroCMR, says that chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy react more on men than women. ... read..


Learning to read in adulthood may transform brain
London | Thursday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
When a completely illiterate person learns to read and write in adulthood, the human brain reorganises and transforms itself significantly, researchers say. ... read..


OLX mobile phones category booming steered by Millennials
New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With almost 10 million mobile phones, and mobile accessories listed in FY 2016-17 alone, OLX has reinforced its position as the number one online destination for pre-owned mobiles in India. ... read..


Aster DM Healthcare launches 'Aster Emergency' app for real time interface
New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Envisioning a leap in emergency care, Aster DM Healthcare on Thursday launched its most novel and unique concept, the 'Aster Emergency' app, which will offer real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster 'Responder'. ... read..


Patna hospital patients left unattended due to doctors strike
Patna | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Shakuntala Devi has been writhing in pain on the floor of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Emergency Ward, with none to attend to her and alleviate her suffering, following a flash strike by the hospital's junior doctors. ... read..


Eight more patients die as Bihar doctors continue strike
Patna | Thursday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Eight more patients have died duing the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) since Wednesday night, taking the total deaths to 15, official sources said on Thursday. ... read..


Our brain can spot disease in others to avoid sick people
London | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The human brain is better than previously thought at discovering early-stage disease in others, thereby helping us avoid sick people, says a new study. ... read..


How accurate is your fitness tracker?
New York | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Your fitness tracker may accurately measure the heart rate but may misguide you on the number of calories you burnt, researchers say. ... read..


'23 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2026'
Washington | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The healthcare reform proposed by US President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, will leave 23 million US citizens without health insurance over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said. ... read..


Twinkle Khanna supports campaign on menstruation
Mumbai | Thursday, 2017 1:45:42 PM IST
Entrepreneur, producer and author Twinkle Khanna, who is producing a film titled "Padman", is campaigning to urge people to talk about menstruation. ... read..


Marijuana compound may cut seizures in rare epilepsy disorder
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:42 PM IST
Administering marijuana compound may help reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy by 39 per cent, researchers say. ... read..


Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:33 PM IST
Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your kids? If so, it may lead to behavioural issues in your children, warned researchers. ... read..


Everyuth defines new age naturals with Tulsi Turmeric face wash
New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Everyuth Naturals, a pioneer and a leading skincare brand known for its natural ingredients and effective products has announced the re-launch of its flagship product in the face wash category with-the ne ... read..


Suicide rates among people with autism on rise
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a recent study, suicide rates among autism patients have reached 'worryingly' high levels. ... read..


Sutureless Valve Replacement Surgery turns boon for a 78-year-old
New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Sutureless Valve Replacement surgery was recently performed on a 78 year old patient by Global Hospitals, Mumbai. ... read..


Unhappy, less aware youth prone to alcohol addiction
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Making youth aware of the harms of smoking and drinking could help them steer away from alcohol and cigarettes, suggests a recent study. ... read..


Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treat ... read..


Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore. ... read..


Cabinet approves Indo-German cooperation in alternative medicine
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding their cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine. ... read..


7 die in Patna hospital, junior doctors may intensify strike (Second Lead)
Patna | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Though at least seven patients have died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) during their strike since Tuesday night, junior doctors have now threatened to extend it indefinitely if their demands are not met, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


'One-third of Indians suffer from thyroid disorders'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Nearly 32 per cent of Indians are suffering from various kinds of thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer, says a report. ... read..


Ethiopian elected WHO head, Pakistani eliminated in 1st round voting (Lead)
United Nations | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus became the first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) after he defeated British and Pakistani candidates in Tuesday's elections in Geneva. ... read..


Cabinet approves new AIIMS in Assam
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam. ... read..


Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Indian drug-maker Strides Shasun Ltd has got approval of the US regulator for its Memantine Hydrochloride tablets to treat Alzheimer's-type dementia, said the company on Wednesday. ... read..


Vitamin D supplements may help manage pain
Sydney | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Vitamin D supplements, combined with good sleeping habits, could help manage pain-related conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual cramps and chronic back pain, says a study. ... read..


High blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer: Study
London | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, says a large-scale study. ... read..


Complete Keonjhar medical college in two years: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed officials to ensure completion of the proposed government Medical College in Keonjhar district in two years. ... read..


Here's why eating chocolate may be good for your heart
New York | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Love to gorge on chocolates? According to a research, consuming up to six bars of chocolate a week may lower the risk of developing a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat linked with higher risk of stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, dem ... read..


USFDA accepts Biological License Application from Sun Pharma
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Wednesday said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has accepted its Biological License Application (BLA) for tildrakizumab. ... read..


Status of arsenic-affected people diminish in society, say researchers
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Arsenic-affected individuals may not appear sick but are dubbed as "dangerous" and are often ostracised by society which perceives symptoms of arsenic toxicity -- a mammoth problem in India and Bangladesh -- as "contagious", researchers say. ... read..


Why dieting may not help you to lose weight
London | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Looking to shed those extra kilos through dieting? You may be at a loss, as human bodies tend to compensate by sparing energy, limiting the number of calories that we burn and hence affect our weight loss regimen, researchers say. ... read..


Soon, your clothes may power small electronics
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have invented a way to apply metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so that it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics. ... read..


Ex-AIIMS head Misra awarded rare honorary fellowship
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Former AIIMS Director and internationally renowned surgeon M.C. Misra has been awarded the honorary fellowship of prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a first for an Indian doctor in the last five years. ... read..


Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say. ... read..


Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


'Sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis
London | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Scientists have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without damaging them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems. ... read..


Seven die in Patna hospital as junior doctors strike work (Lead)
Patna | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
At least seven patients at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) died on Wednesday due to lack of treatment following a flash strike by junior doctors that started after midnight, officials said. ... read..


Treatment for Parkinson's might work for Alzheimer's too
New York | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
An effective treatment for Parkinson's disease might also work for Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases too as researchers have found that abnormal proteins found in these neurodegenerative diseases all share a similar ability to cause damage when they i ... read..


Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief
Geneva | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
Former Health Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom was elected as new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). ... read..


75th Safe water station opened in Telangana
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Safe Water Network and Honeywell India on Tuesday launched their 75th water station, providing safe water access to more than 200,000 people in Telangana districts affected by groundwater contamination, including from fluorides. ... read..


Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
As the national capital continues to sweat, many hospitals are witnessing a rise in heat stroke, diarrhoea and dehydration cases, doctors said on Tuesday. ... read..


Kejriwal directs 100% availability of medicines in Delhi government hospitals
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
After the Delhi government's review report revealed that less than 50 per cent medicines are available at some of its hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to immediately ensure 100 per cent availability ... read..


6-year-old with critical heart ailment saved after surgery
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
A six-year-old farmer's son from Aurangabad, suffering from a complex heart defect, was saved after surgery at the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre here, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Admissions in MGIMS post graduate courses through common counselling: SC
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to include the state's Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) in the ongoing counselling for admissions in post graduate medical and diploma courses. ... read..


Kerala to set up dog pounds in all 14 districts
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
The Kerala government has decided to set up dog pounds in each of the state's 14 districts to shelter stray dogs whose population in the coastal state is said to have touched 6.50 lakh. ... read..


Premature babies at higher risk of heart failure
London | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Babies born prematurely run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, says a study. ... read..


Here's what dentists can tell about your health
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent study has found that by using medical and dental records, researchers can identify what is the cause of disease and how the patients with certain diseases will respond to surgery, medication or other interventions. ... read..


Giriraj Singh likely to be discharged on Thursday
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:38 PM IST
Union Minister Giriraj Singh, undergoing treatment at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here, will be discharged by Thursday, the hospital authorities said on Tuesday. ... read..


Increase in malaria cases linked to deforestation
New York | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:38 PM IST
Researchers have found a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing nations. ... read..


Just one alcoholic drink a day ups breast cancer risk: Study
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:29 PM IST
Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, reveals a major new report that analysed data on 12 million women. ... read..


Family history of Alzheimer's, length of gene impacts risk for disease: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study finds that late middle-aged people, with a family history and longer version of mitochondrial gene, encountered twice as much memory loss up to 10 years later as someone with a family history and a short version of the gene. ... read..


Trying to lose weight? Dieting may not help
Washington D.C. [USA] | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Dieting has a little effect on losing weight, as a study finds that brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. ... read..


Trump aims for big cuts in healthcare, anti-poverty programs
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump will propose big cuts in the Medicaid public healthcare program as well as in other anti-poverty programs that provide a safety-net for America's poorest, media reports said. ... read..


World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva
Geneva | Tuesday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at Geneva-based UN headquarters. ... read..


Break social taboos about menstruation, says Sisodia
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged all sections of society to break the cultural and societal taboos around the issue of menstruation and help normalise the discourse on the topic. ... read..


HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for its failure to launch public awareness campaign about mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms and treatment. ... read..


HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the AAP government and civic agencies for failing to provide publicity -- to create awareness among the people -- to mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms, cure and different treatment r ... read..


A wristband that can recognise human emotions
New York | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy. ... read..


Engineered proteins could help combat viral infections
Toronto | Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have turned a staple protein in every cell into a drug capable of thwarting the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. ... read..


Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband
Noida | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here. ... read..


Herbalife Nutrition survey reveals interesting insights on balanced nutrition
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Global nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition undertook a survey on balanced nutrition in 12 markets across Asia Pacific and surveyed more than 6,000 consumers to understand eating habits, exercise and lifestyle habits among them. ... read..


25 Indian doctors stranded in China to return Tuesday
Beijing | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Twenty-five Indian doctors and their families, stuck in a hotel in China's Shenzhen city after their travel agent failed to pay the Chinese tour operator, will travel to India on Tuesday. ... read..


Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers
New York | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study. ... read..


Here's why girls should never take diet pills
London | Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned. ... read..


New device could detect inflammation in lungs
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks. ... read..


Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease
New York | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say. ... read..


Hundreds of patients in Sri Lanka sans treatment as doctors strike
Colombo | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Hundreds of patients across Sri Lanka went without treatment on Monday as government doctors went on a 24-hour strike, crippling the island's health sector. ... read..


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