Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Bono praises Mike Pences defence of AIDS Bill
Munich | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Band U2's frontman Bono praised US Vice President Mike Pences defence of AIDS Bill during a meeting in Germany. ... read..


Shabana Azmi lays stress on vaccine for diarrhea
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Actress Shabana Azmi on Sunday emphasised the importance of rotavirus vaccine which helps prevent diarrhea and save lives. ... read..


Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To boost sustainability of livestock production, a study finds that gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes. ... read..


Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids
New Delhi [India] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants! ... read..


Too many 'beg your pardon's' in a day? You might have hidden hearing impairment
New Delhi [India] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Do you find it difficult hearing out people at a noisy bar or a restaurant even though you have passed the hearing test with flying colors? Well, you might be secretly deaf! ... read..


Dads-to be face greater risk of depression
New Delhi [India] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Expecting a baby is always a joyous experience for both the mother and the father, however a latest study has found out that fathers-to-be can be at risk of depression symptoms if they feel stressed or are in poor health. ... read..


Your left or right handedness was decided when you were a foetus!
New Delhi [India] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Lefty or righty? Well it was decided when you were still in your mum's womb! ... read..


Rejoice! Scientists may actually slow down ageing
New Delhi [India] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
What if we tell you that scientists can actually slow down the process of ageing. Sounds too good to be true right? ... read..


People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume
New Delhi [India] | February 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a latest study it has been found out that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder. ... read..


With MRI, researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy
San Francisco | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 AM IST
Researchers studying the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism were able to identify 80 per cent of the babies who would be subsequently diagnosed with autism at two years of age. ... read..


Delhiites can avail free MRI, CT scan tests now
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that Delhi residents can avail the facility of MRI, PET and CT scan tests for free at 21 private laboratories after showing referral letter from the selected 30 government hospitals. ... read..


Ansari launches 10th anniversary celebrations of Iyengar Yoga Centre
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday inaugurated the 10th anniversary celebration of Yogakshema, the first Iyengar Yoga Centre of Delhi. ... read..


Terminally ill cancer patient jumps to death from hospital
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
An elderly terminally ill cancer patient jumped to death from the seventh floor of a private hospital in the satellite township of Salt Lake on Saturday, the hospital said. ... read..


Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states
Agartala | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccination for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. ... read..


Kochi hospital performs dual live-donor transplant in a toddler
Kochi | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
In a first, a 20-month-old girl, weighing just seven kgs, got a new lease of life after doctors here performed a complex surgery where live-donor liver and kidney transplant took place simultaneously. ... read..


Scientists slow down ageing of mice with novel compound
Moscow | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Raising hope for an anti-ageing drug in just two to three years, a group of Russian and Swedish scientists have managed to slow down ageing of mice with the use of a novel compound. ... read..


Researchers uncover how Zika causes microcephaly
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to cause foetus microcephaly, a brain development disorder. ... read..


'Nothing can be done' in genetic Fragile X Syndrome a myth
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The absence of clinical medicine to treat Fragile X Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism, does not mean it is not amenable to other forms of care, say experts debunking myths about the inherited condition. ... read..


30-min walk boosts positivity in advanced cancer patients
London | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
For patients in the advanced stages of cancer, walking for at least 30 minutes thrice a week may boost a positive attitude towards their illness and improve their quality of life, new research claims. ... read..


Zero pollution may spike asthma in kids
Toronto | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Are you making the environment and water a bit too clean for your kids? Beware! You may be depriving them of the good microbes that may protect them against various illness, researchers warn. ... read..


DNA computer that may boost controlled drug delivery
London | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
In a first, researchers have developed a novel DNA computer that is capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood, that may allow better control of the medication for diseases like rheumatism and Crohn's. ... read..


Just 30 mins of walk can benefit cancer patients
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Cancer patients can improve their quality of life with just 30 minutes of walking, suggests a study. ... read..


Sing lullabies to your newborn to feel the connection
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Attention new mommies, sing lullabies to your new born to feel more connected to your babies, suggests a study. ... read..


Now, antibiotics can become alternative to surgery for appendicitis
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Now you can save your kid from surgery, as a study shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. ... read..


Dead rat in midday meal not one-off incident in Delhi: BJP
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The BJP on Friday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the aftermath of nine students of a government school being taken ill after a dead rat was found in their midday meal. ... read..


Mentally unstable brothers remain chained for 30 years
Bhilwara (Rajasthan) | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Two mentally-challenged brothers have been living tied in chains for almost three decades now in a village of Rajasthan, as their family cannot afford their treatment. ... read..


Centre sanctions Rs 756 crore for medical colleges in Assam
Guwahati | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Asserting that the central government has accorded top priority to development of healthcare in Assam, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday said the Centre has sanctioned Rs 756 crore for four new medical colleges in Assam. ... read..


India meets global norms for vaccine regulatory system
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said the National Regulatory Authority of India (NRA) and affiliated institutions meet the WHO Global Benchmarking Tool requirements for a functional vaccine regulatory system. ... read..


Sweet moment of motherhood faces 'sweet' challenge
New Delhi [India] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Birth of a baby may be a sweet moment but changing life style of women is posing 'sweet' challenge to it. ... read..


Kejriwal not serious about people of Delhi: Congress
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after nine students of a government school fell ill as a dead rat was found in the midday meal and alleged that the AAP leader has no time to look after the people of the city. ... read..


Antibiotics alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis: Study
New Delhi [India] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Good news! A recent study shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. ... read..


Consuming carbs during workouts may boost immunity
Sydney | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Eating carbohydrates during and after high-intensity or prolonged exercise of 90 minutes or more may help minimise exercise-induced immune disturbances and can aid the body's recovery, especially in athletes, a research has showed. ... read..


Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment
London | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, a study says. ... read..


Tattoo artists take the pain too
Washington | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Getting a tattoo is painful, and so could be creating one. While perching on low stools, leaning forward, and craning their neck to keep their eyes close to the tattoo they are creating -- sometimes for hours at a stretch -- the artists stress their upper ... read..


Vitamins B supplements may help reduce schizophrenia symptoms
London | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Treating schizophrenia patients with high-dose B-vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- supplements may significantly reduce symptoms of the mental disorder that affects nearly one per cent of the population more than standard treatments alone, researche ... read..


People with family history of Brugada Syndrome at high risk
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
People with a family history of Brugada Syndrome -- a heart rhythm disorder -- have 70 per cent higher chances of having the same life threatening problem, said doctors. ... read..


Surgery with CRISPR-Cas9 may prevent blindness
Seoul | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an advance that may pave way for a new therapy for non-hereditary degenerative diseases. ... read..


Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes
New York | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned. ... read..


Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains
New York | Friday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Study shows links between physical attractiveness and higher salaries
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As a saying, "beauty is skin deep" sounds fair, but in the real world where money is top priority, physical attractiveness might have a lot more prominence than just inner beauty. ... read..


Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu
London [UK] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Consume a healthy dose of vitamin D supplements during winters, as a study finds that taking them may protect you from acute respiratory infections and flu. ... read..


Despite comfort, your AC can negatively affect sleep quality
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Configure the airflow velocity of your Air Conditioner to a comfortable sleeping environment, as a study reveals when airflow is directed at a human body at an insensible velocity, it may increase your heart rate and affect sleeping positions. ... read..


Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgery
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Before undergoing hip replacements, knee replacements or hernia repairs, do not let depression or anxiety take a toll on your health, as a study finds, a patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surge ... read..


'Seagrass' can improve marine water quality
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Underwater flowering plants and seagrass meadows known to produce natural antibiotics, can also improve the water quality of sea by suppressing pollution, reveals a study. ... read..


If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrong
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
We never decide first and then react in a situation, we react according to the present state of mind! ... read..


3 arrested for vandalising Kolkata hospital (Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Three persons were arrested in West Bengal for allegedly vandalising and ransacking a well-known private hospital here following a patient's death, police said on Thursday. The hospital authorities have denied medical negligence. ... read..


Bengal government to summon private hospital managements post-complaints
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The West Bengal government has decided to summon the managements of private hospitals later this month following repeated complaints about huge bills and charges, and fleecing of patients in various other ways, a minister said here on Thursday. ... read..


Excess weight in youth can cause stomach cancer later
New York | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
An overweight youth in his early 20s is three times more at risk of developing cancer of either the oesophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach in adulthood, researchers have warned. ... read..


App to help nursing allocation process
Mumbai | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to foray into a new era of tech-powered healthcare, Intelenet Global Services -- a Mumbai-based business process service provider -- on Thursday launched a mobile app called Radius that can help transform the nursing allocation process. ... read..


ADHD a brain disorder, not result of bad parenting
London | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Difficulty in maintaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be due to delayed development of five brain regions, proving that it is a brain disorder and not the result of bad pa ... read..


Malaria vaccine found effective in early human trial
London | Thursday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
When administered together with antimalarial medication, an experimental malaria vaccine has been found to protect people in early clinical trial. ... read..


Smurfs join hands with UN
Los Angeles | Thursday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
The popular Smurf characters have been brought on board by United Nations to encourage children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy, via a campaign. ... read..


Father's diet linked to son's ability to reproduce
Sydney | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Debunking the view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring, a new study suggests that father's high-protein diet may increase son's ability to reproduce. ... read..


Would-be fathers too may be at risk of depression
Wellington | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
If you thought that only women suffer depression during pregnancy as well as post delivery, you may be wrong. ... read..


MRI scans can predict babies at risk of autism
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of babies at 6 and 12 months with older siblings with autism may correctly predict 80 per cent of those infants who may develop it at two years of age, researchers have found. ... read..


Protein key to fighting common parasitic diseases identified
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified a protein that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the worlds most prevalent parasitic diseases. ... read..


'Dimpi' to the rescue of diabetics (Health Feature)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
In a breakthrough that could transform the despair of diabetics into dimples of relief, Indian scientists have designed an insulin-like oral substance, nicknamed "Dimpi", which they claim can be used to tackle both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. ... read..


Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D
New York | Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Regular intake of Vitamin D supplements may help protect against cold and flu, as well as tackle high levels of the vitamin's deficiency in countries like India, a study has said. ... read..


Current political situation stressing Americans: Survey
Washington | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
More than half of Americans - 57 per cent - have that the current political situation is a "very" or "somewhat" significant source of stress in their lives, according to a new survey. ... read..


Five-year-old Pak girl gets new lease of life after liver transplant in India
New Delhi [India] | February 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A five-year-old Pakistani girl got a new lease of life after undergoing liver transplant operation in India. ... read..


Bombay HC pulls up state government over malnutrition
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
In a poll-eve embarrassment, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Maharashtra government, observing that it has not taken any "serious steps" to tackle the problem of malnutrition among children in the state. ... read..


Centre to launch campaign against anti-microbial resistance: Nadda (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Several ministries, including of health and agriculture, will come together on February 22 to launch a campaign against anti-microbial resistance (AMR), Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday. ... read..


3D-printed vertebrae helps Indian woman walk again
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Offering hope for those suffering from spine-related problems, surgeons at a leading hospital here on Wednesday announced they have successfully implanted for the first time a 3D-printed vertebrae in a 32-year-old woman, helping her walk again after a bou ... read..


This magnetic implant to provide new drug delivery method
Toronto | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Canadian researchers have developed a first of its kind magnetic drug implant that could offer an alternative to patients, especially the diabetics, who are struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. ... read..


CMFRI develops anti-obesity medicine from marine organism
Kochi | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed an anti-obesity nutraceutical from seaweeds, the institute said on Wednesday. ... read..


Heavy snowfall linked to higher risk of heart attack
Toronto | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
People living in areas with winter snow may be at increased risk of heart attack after a heavy snowstorm, suggests new research. ... read..


Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!
New Delhi [India] | February 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done. ... read..


Over 200 genetic markers linked to male baldness identified
London | Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified more than 200 genetic markers that may help predict a man's chance of severe hair loss, in a study over 52,000 males. ... read..


First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture
New Delhi [India] | February 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In what is a new approach to joint fractures in India, doctors at Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, New Delhi, have used an arthroscope even while fixing a simple ankle fracture. ... read..


1992 Peru attack trial suspended due to Abimael Guzman's illness
Lima | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 AM IST
The court proceedings on the 1992 Tarate terrorist car-bomb attack in Peru, in which 25 people died, was suspended as the main defendant Shining Path guerrillas founder Abimael Guzman fell ill, a media report said. ... read..


Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals
New Delhi [India] | February 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse. ... read..


Bringing government closer to people AAP's biggest achievement: Sisodia
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's biggest achievement is bridging the gap between peoples' aspirations and the government's priorities, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pharma pricing regulator cuts stent prices by up to 85%
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
In a major measure of relief to cardiac patients in India, the government on Tuesday fixed the ceiling price of coronary stents which are used to open up blocked arteries. ... read..


Apollo Hospitals reports 33 pc fall in net profit
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise has reported a 33 per cent fall in its net profit to Rs 73 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. ... read..


Marriage makes you happier
New York | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Offering couples more reasons to celebrate love on this Valentine's Day -- and beyond, a new study has found that married people face less psychological stress than unmarried individuals. ... read..


Cutting down on calories can slow ageing: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
While anti-ageing moisturisers only go skin deep, reducing calorie consumption can slow the ageing process at cellular level, suggests new research. ... read..


Over half of world's pollution deaths in China, India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Over half of the deaths across the world caused by air pollution were in India and China where 2.2 million people died in 2015, a study said on Tuesday. ... read..


Kids born to older mothers are smarter: Study
London | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
There's good news for career women. Overturning conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that delaying pregnancy till age 35 can actually make your kids smarter. ... read..


Gene controlling food intake could lead to obesity treatment
Sydney | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that a gene that controls food intake by triggering a feeling of fullness could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising, a study says. ... read..


Faulty gene blamed for growth defects linked to dwarfism
London | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
A specific gene that plays a crucial role in ensuring DNA is copied correctly when cells divide and grow can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism, says a study. ... read..


Eat less to live more, finds study
New Delhi [India] | February 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Finally the answer to the question 'How to live a long life?' has been found. At least, that's what it seems from a recent research. ... read..


Swine flu claims another life in Telangana
Hyderabad | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Swine flu claimed one more life in Telangana on Monday, taking the toll to eight since January, a health official said. ... read..


Be friends with condom: AHF on International Condoms Day
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) celebrated its annual International Condoms Day here on Monday in a unique style to raise awareness about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). ... read..


500 kg Egyptian woman to get free weight loss treament (Lead, with Images)
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, a 36-year old Egyptian woman weighing 500 kg who arrived in Mumbai on Saturday for a weight reduction programme, is to be treated free of cost. Considered the world's heaviest person, Eman's BMI stands at 252, against 24 of a normal p ... read..


Community clinics changing Delhi's medical landscape (2 years of AAP government)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
In a narrow lane of an east Delhi neighbourhood, people queue up outside an inconspicuous building -- some holding kids. It houses one of the 110 Mohalla Clinics the AAP government has opened in the capital to make healthcare accessible to people for free ... read..


500 kg Egyptian woman to get free weight loss treatment (With Images)
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A 36-year old Egyptian woman, weighing around 500 kg, who arrived in Mumbai on Saturday for a weight reduction programme, will be treated free of cost, a senior doctor said here on Monday. ... read..


Cosmetic surgery in UK falls to near-decade low
London | Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) shows the number of cosmetic surgeries conducted last year fell to 40 per cent -- a near-decade low in the UK from a record-breaking high in 2015, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


Weight loss through surgery may cut diabetes risk
New York | Monday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study has found. ... read..


Anti-infection drug may cut infertility in cancer patients
New York | Monday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A medication that is used to prevent infections in cancer patients may also help regenerate sperm stem cells and prevent them from infertility, researchers say. ... read..


Anti-ageing hormone level linked with kidney disease
London | Monday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Deficiency in the levels of an anti-ageing hormone may predict the risk of development of kidney disease in patients with Type 1 diabetes, as well as become a target for new treatments, a study has showed. ... read..


China steps up fight against avian flu
Beijing | Monday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
China has stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of H7N9 avian flu following reports of scattered human cases of the virus that earlier killed five people, the media reported. ... read..


Nicotine exposure in babies may cause hearing problems
London | Monday, 2017 12:15:33 PM IST
Babies exposed to nicotine before and after birth may be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem, researchers have found. ... read..


Are you smarter than your sibling? Read in to find out
Edinburgh [UK] | February 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you are an elder sibling, you may already assume that first-born children are smarter than younger siblings. But new research out of the University of Edinburgh asks what many families have long pondered - and it turns out that the answer is more compl ... read..


Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing ability
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Watch out preggers, specially the ones who smoke! If you are still on with this habit, then quit it as soon as possible. ... read..


Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray admitted to hospital
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray has been admitted to the ICU at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his health condition deteriorated on Sunday, hospital sources said. ... read..


Walk for better health, Kangana urges women
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness. ... read..


AAP legacy will be health, education reforms: Minister (2 years of AAP)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Reforms in health and education will be the legacy Delhi's AAP government will be known for, Health Minister Satyendar Jain says. ... read..


Implants give erectile dysfunction patients hope
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Erectile dysfunction is the reason 30-year-old Razool has been through two divorces. It is also the reason Sushil Rana, 28, who had part of his penis bitten off by a stray dog when he was an infant, is unable to have normal sexual intercourse. ... read..


How defective brain cells are spreading Alzheimer's
New York | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins, making neighbouring cells sick, scientists say. ... read..


Protests against Planned Parenthood across US
Washington | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
Protests against Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organisation that provides reproductive services, took place across the US, the media reported. ... read..


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