Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Myths about prunes busted
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Prunes are dried plums and possess numerous health benefits. Have them early morning to boost energy or have them in the evening as an instant snack when feeling drained out, says an expert. ... read..

Fresh insight into sedative effects of antipsychotic drugs
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
In a new study that delves deep into understanding the sedative effects of antipsychotic drug Clozapine, researchers have shown that sedation can be reduced by stimulating an organism simply by introducing something novel or new into its environment. ... read..

India can bring down cost for breast cancer detection: US scientist
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
American genome expert Mary-Claire King, whose work resulted in the identification of the breast cancer gene BRCA1 and transformed the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, on Tuesday expressed faith in Indian scientists to make technology cheaper for b ... read..

Delhi man undergoes rare surgery for multiple stones in salivary duct
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
In a rare medical case, a 50-year-old man here underwent surgery for removal of multiple stones from his thin 3 mm salivary duct. The sialendoscopy permanently removed these stones in a scarless and incisionless fashion, said doctors on Tuesday. ... read..

Dogs possess social skills similar to toddlers
New York | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Dogs and two-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence, much more than one of our closest relatives -- chimpanzees, says a study. ... read..

Women between 45-60 suffer from difficulty in passing stool
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Women in the 45-60 years age group are majorly suffering from Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS)-- difficulty in evacuation or emptying the rectum -- due to multiple deliveries or childbirth earlier, a study revealed on Tuesday. ... read..

SC rejects plea to terminate foetus with Down syndrome
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Relying on a medical board's report, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a woman's plea seeking termination of her foetus fearing genetic disorder. ... read..

Statins may not help lung cancer patients
London | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins when used alongside chemotherapy treatments may have no effect on the outcome for patients with lung cancer, a study has found. ... read..

Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failures
New York | Tuesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
A sedentary lifestyle can take a huge toll on your heart. Researchers have found that lack of exercise and excessive weight are strongly associated with a type of heart failure that is very hard to treat. ... read..

China mulls financial incentives to have second child
Beijing | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
China is mulling financial incentives to encourage couples to have a second child, as surveys show that many are reluctant to expand their families due to economic constraints, a media report said. ... read..

'Notion of service must prevail to ensure quality healthcare for all'
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee publicly reprimanded Kolkata's private hospitals for "medical negligence and unethical money-making", experts offered a mixed bag of solutions to ease woes of patients but conceded it was a tough call ... read..

Woman with brain haemorrhage operated, delivers premature baby
Noida | Monday, 2017 8:15:27 PM IST
Doctors here successfully performed dual surgery and gave a new lease of life to a 23-year-old woman who had suffered brain haemorrhage and also delivered her premature baby. ... read..

Ghaziabad hospital booked for 'cheating, extorting' patient
Ghaziabad | Monday, 2017 8:15:21 PM IST
Ghaziabad police have registered a complaint against the city's well-known Yashoda Hospital on charges of cheating and extortion of a retired Indian Air Force officer, who was admitted there for treatment, police said on Monday. ... read..

Having kids in house may mean less sleep for young moms
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Being a young mother, do you also feel sleep deprived and exhausted most of the times? Relax you are not alone, as a study finds that unlike men, night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house. ... read..

Removal of testicles can save men with fourth-stage prostate cancer (Lead, Correcting name in para 11)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Initially, 62-year-old Ram Mathur did not feel any symptoms. When he started feeling some difficulty during urination, he chose to ignore it. The problem took an extreme turn when he started noticing swellings in the pelvic region, followed by blood in se ... read..

How to boost chances of female orgasm
New York | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
How women can achieve orgasm is no longer a secret as researchers have just found out what it takes to make your female sex partner reach climax. ... read..

Sons of cocaine-using fathers at risk of memory loss
New York | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Men who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may increase the risk of their sons developing learning disabilities and memory loss, a study has found. ... read..

New 3D device mimics heart's biomechanical properties
New York | Monday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have created a three-dimensional (3D) organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing biomechanical properties. ... read..

Mapping dolphin proteins may benefit human health
New York | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Mapping all the proteins found in the dolphin genome could pave the way for finding a new way to treat some common diseases that affect humans, say researchers. ... read..

Why women gain weight post-pregnancy
London | Monday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Continuing to gain weight post-pregnancy? Do not put the blame on your pregnancy, but on your lifestyle choices post-delivery, researchers say. ... read..

Smoking ban in public places may help improve health
London | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have found evidence that a ban on smoking in public places could be an effective measure to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke which has long been associated with negative health effects. ... read..

Removal of testicles can save men with fourth-stage prostate cancer
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Initially, 62-year-old Ram Mathur did not feel any symptoms. When he started feeling some difficulty during urination, he chose to ignore it. The problem took an extreme turn when he started noticing swellings in the pelvic region, followed by blood in se ... read..

Having kids at home may mean less sleep for women
New York | Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, with each child increasing the odds of insufficient sleep by nearly 50 per cent, says a study that backs up what many women might already know and experience every day ... read..

Bengal nursing home owners held after suicide of patient's father
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Four persons including the owners of a private nursing home were arrested on Sunday for allegedly inflating a patient's medical bill and abetting suicide of his father, police said. ... read..

Hospitals should not become centre of exploitation: Bengal Governor
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
In wake of the latest allegations of "unethical money making" and "negligence" against private hospitals in the state, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday said they should not be turned into a centre of exploitation of common people. ... read..

Vitamin in milk could prevent pain caused by chemotherapy
New York | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A vitamin found in milk may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs, says a study. ... read..

Neanderthal DNA influences our height, schizophrenia risk: Study
New York | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Although the last Neanderthal died tens of thousands years ago, their DNA sequences still influence how genes are turned on or off in modern humans, and their effects can contribute to traits such as height and susceptibility to schizophrenia or lupus, sa ... read..

Brain scans to predict if kid is at drug abuse risk
San Francisco | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Scientists have found a better way to predict what personality traits might indicate that a kid is at risk for drug or alcohol abuse. ... read..

Watching birds can improve your mental health
London | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
If you are living in a neighbourhood surrounded by trees and shrubs, with birds chirping all the time, there are less chances for you to suffer from anxiety or stress, a new study has revealed. ... read..

Himachal eyes profitable farming of medicinal plants
Shimla | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday announced that it was developing agro-techniques for making cultivation of medicinal plants profitable in the state. ... read..

Lowering systolic BP below 120 may prevent early death
New York | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg can prevent 107,500 early deaths every year, according to a new study. ... read..

Alzheimer's drug shouldn't be prescribed for cognitive impairment, without genetic test
Washington D.C. [US] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
US researchers have warned, Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment, without a genetic test. ... read..

Train your brain everyday to keep negative emotions at bay
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Does recalling an unpleasant interaction with our boss make you demotivated? ... read..

Live in green neighbourhood to cut depression, anxiety
Washington D.C. [US] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Your neighbourhood is linked to your mental well-being. ... read..

Keep your body moving to enjoy golden years of life
London [UK] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ask your grandparents to stay fit and keep their body moving even in old age, as a study warns people over 70, suffering from back pain, are at 13 percent increased risk of dying from any cause. ... read..

Want to stay fit? Interactive health apps may inspire you
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Good news for those who want to lose weight without hitting gym or consulting a dietitian! ... read..

'AIIMS nurse's death due to infrastructure gap'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 3:45:05 AM IST
The AIIMS resident doctors on Saturday said "infrastructure lacunae" in the maternity operation theatre (OT) was the main reason behind a staff nurse's death during an operation. ... read..

Bengal questions Apollo hospital for refusal to release patient over bills
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The West Bengal government on Saturday summoned authorities of a city based private hospital for allegedly having refused to release a patient over money and even taking possession of his fixed deposit certificates. ... read..

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections in US kids
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found a 700-per cent surge in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US. ... read..

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone
New York | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, a team of Indian-origin researchers has said. ... read..

Antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis may cause deafness
New York | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A powerful class of antibiotics used to bring relief to people with cystic fibrosis (CF) could also increase the risk of permanent hearing loss, besides kidney damage, a study has found. ... read..

Study reveals new risk factors for anxiety disorders
Berlin [Germany] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
People experiencing anxiety disorders, we have got some bad news for you. ... read..

Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress
New York | Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Intake of prebiotics -- dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions -- may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows. ... read..

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Health benefits of probiotics- the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements- is known to almost all. ... read..

Rheumatic Heart Disease can be controlled by treating Streptococcal throat infection
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) -- permanent damage to heart valves -- can be controlled or prevented by treating Streptococcal throat infection through antibiotics, said doctors on Friday. ... read..

Lung Health Screening Test important for children in Delhi's polluted air: Doctors
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
As children in Delhi continue to be affected by high pollution levels, doctors have urged parents to conduct Lung Health Screening Test (LHST) for their children as their vital organs are not mature enough to tackle the polluted air. ... read..

Patient death: Kolkata hospital denies charges, to refund money
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Dismissing allegations of having refused to release a patient over money, a city hospital on Friday said it never asked for fixed deposits or deed for securitisation of bill dues, and agreed to refund all money paid by the patient's kin, an official said. ... read..

Human brain may help generate fructose
New York | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. ... read..

Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday. ... read..

70% needy patients in India can't access dialysis: Study
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
In India, almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year, and it is estimated that less than 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy mainly due to non-availability or unaffordability, says a study. ... read..

After patient's death in Kolkata, TMC leader calls hospital a 'crematorium' (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A man, who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal, died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" and "delayed release" by a private hospital, as it did not allow his shifting to a state-run hospital unless the family paid up the f ... read..

Silenced by depression? Instagram could come to your rescue
New York | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
While the fear of being stigmatised prevents many of us from making sensitive self-disclosures, one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using the photo-sharing app Instagram, a study says. ... read..

A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes
New York | Friday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed. ... read..

Kolkata hospital refuses to release patient over money, alleges kin
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A man who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" by a private hospital, which had also refused to allow the kin to shift him to a state-run hospital unless they paid up the full amount ... read..

Heel-to-ground foot makes us better fighters, slow runners
New York | Friday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Standing with heels planted allows humans more swinging force when fighting, but the heel-down posture also makes us bad at fleeing, says a study. ... read..

Back pain ups risk of early death by 13%
Sydney | Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain -- approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide -- is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 per cent, researchers warn. ... read..

Diabetes' link with Alzheimer's disease identified
London | Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Have a sweet tooth? Beware, you may be at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, as a study has found a specific molecular link between abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia -- a key characteristic of diabetes and obesity -- and Alzheimer ... read..

Australia to subsidise heroin overdose reversal drug
Sydney | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
The Victorian government in Australia on Friday said it will subsidise a drug that reverses heroin overdoses. ... read..

Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's
London [UK] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A diet, high in sugar, could lead to Alzheimers, as a study finds a link between sugar and the brain disease. ... read..

DCW recommends FIR against Safdarjung Hospital
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday recommended that the Delhi Police register a case against Safdarjung Hospital after a woman alleged she delivered twins but was handed over only one baby. Hospital authorities, however, denied the charges. ... read..

Medanta performs 2 cement-less total knee replacement surgeries
Gurugram | Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Doctors at Medanta - The Medicity successfully performed twin cement-less total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries on a 63-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man from Afghanistan, with the help of Titanium Nitride (TiNi) implant, the hospital said in a statem ... read..

10 portions of fruits, veggies daily may cut premature deaths
London | Thursday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Intake of 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables a day may potentially prevent approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say researchers. ... read..

'Blood stem cell donation laws adequate in India'
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Laws regarding blood stem cell transplants in India are "adequate" at the moment, celebrated bone marrow transplant expert Mammen Chandy said on Thursday, adding that no unethical practices were going on in the country. ... read..

Genital herpes during early pregnancy ups baby's autism risk
New York | Thursday, 2017 5:45:06 PM IST
Babies whose mothers had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may be twice at risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later, say researchers. ... read..

Asthma drugs may prevent a deadly form of pneumonia
New York | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Two drugs that are used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it, researchers have found. ... read..

Soothsayers have only a few takers
London | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Would you like to know what does the future hold for you? If yes, you may have only a few company. A new study shows that given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them -- whether it brings good ... read..

Akshay Kumar bats for ayurvedic tricks for well-being
Mumbai | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Actor Akshay Kumar, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, has vouched for ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, and says people are not respecting the "God-given" treasure. ... read..

Mental health as important as physical health: Lovato
Los Angeles | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Singer-actress Demi Lovato, who has been vocal about her battle with bipolar depression, believes that mental health is "just as important as physical health". ... read..

'Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes'
London | Thursday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Injecting a particular weight loss drug in combination with diet and exercise may reduce risk of diabetes by 80 per cent in individuals with obesity and prediabetes, a study said. ... read..

Chronic stress may give you a pot belly
London | Thursday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to gaining extra kilos overtime, says a study. ... read..

Fruit and vegetable-rich diet may lower lung disease risk
London | Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit such as apples or pears and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower the risk of developing chronic lung disease in both former and current smokers, finds a research. ... read..

Oestrogen therapy may boost oral health: Study
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Post-menopausal women who undergo oestrogen therapy may get healthier teeth and gums, a study has found. ... read..

Australian men have longest life expectancy: Study
Canberra | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
Australian men have the longest life expectancy in the world because of the nation's strong public healthcare system and a lively "outdoor lifestyle", one of the country's leading demographers said on Thursday. ... read..

Beware! Those pills to reduce gastric acid may silently damage your kidney: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Beware! US researchers warned that taking drugs to reduce gastric acid for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. ... read..

Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | February 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Briton researchers have found a simple placebo may really work well to cure insomnia. ... read..

Mamata publicly rebukes private hospitals for 'unethical money-making' (Roundup)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday gave an unprecedented public tongue lashing to city-based private hospitals for "unethical" money-making practices and announced the formation of a regulatory commission to monitor their activities. ... read..

AAP government nod for Rs 200-crore loan to North civic body
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
The AAP government on Wednesday approved a loan of Rs 200 crore to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for payment of salaries of employees. ... read..

Frame policy to rehabilitate cured mentally sick people: SC to centre
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the centre to frame a policy for rehabilitating patients who have been cured after treatment at mental hospitals across the country. ... read..

Newborn suffering feeding problem gets new lease of life
New Delhi [India] | February 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In rarest of its kind, a paediatric surgery performed by doctors at a city-based hospital gave a new lease of life to a newborn, suffering from a life-threatening defect of the alimentary canal. ... read..

Delhi Health Minister inspects mid-day meal kitchens
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday inspected three mid-day meal kitchens in north Delhi and collected food samples which he sent for examination to a laboratory. ... read..

Dough kneaded with feet? Delhi eatery raided
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Authorities on Wednesday raided Delhi's iconic Kake Da Hotel after an unverified video showed a cook kneading dough with his feet. The restaurant denied the charge. ... read..

Mamata asks hospital: Has kidney racket stopped at your hospital?
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday publicly lashed out at the privately run Medica Superspecialty Hospital here for its alleged role in kidney racket, ordering it to check the practice. The hospital, however, denied the charge. ... read..

Cancer death rates across Europe falling faster in men: Study
London | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Death rates due to cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster for men than women, a new study has found. ... read..

1,850 drugs sold in India Not of Standard Quality: Health Ministry
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said it has found 1,850 samples of drugs sold in India 'Not of Standard Quality (NSQ)' while 13 were found spurious. ... read..

New drug combination may combat hearing loss
New York | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a drug combination that can regenerate hair cells in human ears that detect sound waves and translate them into nerve signals enabling us to hear sounds. ... read..

Surgery at Ghaziabad hospital saves newborn with feeding problem
Ghaziabad | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A baby baby born with a life-threatening birth defect of the digestive tract leading to feeding problems is now taking full breastfeeding, thanks to complex surgery performed at a hospital here. ... read..

How to look gorgeous beyond 30s
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The ravages done unto your skin by environmental factors become visible as you age and dark spots and discolouration begin to appear. But it doesn't need to be that way, says an expert. ... read..

Andhra doctor rescued in Libya after 18 months (Lead)
Hyderabad/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST
A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya in 2015 has been rescued and is being brought back to India, the government said. The doctor's family in India is overjoyed at news of his rescue. ... read..

Common heartburn drugs linked to 'silent' kidney damage
New York | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
A group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to gradual yet "silent" kidney damage, warns a study. ... read..

Mamata pulls up private hospitals for 'unethical money-making' (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pulled up city-based private hospitals for "unethical" money-making practices and announced the formation of a regulatory commission to monitor their activities. ... read..

Gene that may strongly influence obesity identified
Toronto | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified a "foraging" gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean. ... read..

What Twitter reveals about successful dieters
New York | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Successful dieters are focused on the future, generally more social and have larger social networks, says a study based on analysis of tweets posted on the microblogging platform. ... read..

India to hold world forum on homeopathic medicine regulation
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
India will host the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine -- to be inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Sripad Yesso Naik -- here from February 23. ... read..

Texas judge blocks cutting funds to Planned Parenthood
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state can't cut off funding for reproductive healthcare group Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015, which critics said were misleading. ... read..

Mamata pulls up private hospitals for 'unethical money-making'
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday pulled up city-based private hospitals for excess billing and "unethical" money-making practices and called upon hospital authorities to show a "humane" side. ... read..

Epilepsy linked to stress, shows Apple app study
New York | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Stress and lack of proper sleep are the major reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy, a study conducted using an Apple Watch app has showed. ... read..

SC asks industrial units to install effluent treatment plants
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all industrial units situated in severely polluted areas across the country to install primary effluent treatment plants within three months, failing which they will be shut. ... read..

Zika may cause miscarriages, thinner brain tissue
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing foetus -- in the first trimester to cause a high percentage of miscarriages as well as thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells of the foetus, researchers have found. ... read..

Beware! Zika can be a reason for miscarriage
Washington D.C. (USA) | February 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Beware to-be mothers! According to a recent study, Zika virus could lead to a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stage of pregnancy. ... read..

New robotic arm can make laparoscopic surgery cheaper
New York | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a robotic arm that can drastically cut down the cost of performing complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery. ... read..

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