Monday, January 23, 2017
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Swine flu kills one more in Telangana
Hyderabad | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Swine flu claimed one more life in Telangana, taking the toll to five this month, an official said. ... read..


E-cigarettes may be luring low-risk youth to tobacco
New York | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
E-cigarettes -- seen as responsible for a decline in cigarette smoking among the youth -- are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, researchers warned. ... read..


Meditation, music may cut early memory loss in elderly
New York | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Older adults who practice a simple meditation or listening a music programme may have significant improvement in memory function and objective cognitive performance -- a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease -- in three months, a study has found. ... read..


Why don't more new mommies take maternity leaves?
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Despite two decades of economic growth, a study shows that number of would-be mothers taking maternity leave has remained stagnant. ... read..


Good news! Scientists identify new approaches to treat inflammatory arthritis
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
US researchers have identified a molecule required for immune cells to enter the joints that could lead to new treatment approaches for inflammatory arthritis. ... read..


Can marijuana laced chewing gum treat irritable bowel syndrome?
Washinton D.C. [USA] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study suggests that a chewing gum laced in cannabis can cure irritable bowel syndrome, reducing painful stomach cramps, control bloating and normalise stool. ... read..


18 mn born in Chinese hospitals in 2016
Beijing | Sunday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A total of 18.46 million babies were born in Chinese hospitals last year, a rise of 11.5 percent from 2015, according to the health authority. ... read..


New method may analyse who is doing what in your microbiome
New York | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Scientists have developed a novel computational method that reveals roles that different bacteria plays in microbiome imbalances linked to disease. ... read..


Brain stimulation used like a scalpel can improve memory
New York | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Non-invasive brain stimulations can work like a scalpel to improve the precise memory of a human and can also be used as a treatment for those who have memory problem because of brain injury, a new study has found. ... read..


Every meal triggers inflammation that may protect us
London | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Every time we eat food, it may trigger an inflammatory response that acts as a protective mechanism to fight the bacteria consumed along with the food, a study has found. ... read..


Mapping preemies' brain may predict later disability
Toronto | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Scanning the brain of a premature baby shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions -- small areas of injury in the brain's white matter -- may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later, researchers say. ... read..


HIV treatment may up susceptibility to syphilis
Toronto | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Gay/bisexual men who take antiretroviral drugs, to treat HIV infection, might inadvertently be boosting their susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis, a study has found. ... read..


'80% of people with eye problems in Delhi are IT professionals'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
As much as 80 per cent of the people with eye-related problems in the national capital are Information Technology (IT) professionals, opthalmologists said on Saturday. ... read..


Blinking helps brain work extra hard to stabilise our vision: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ever noticed, why the world does not go dark when we blink? ... read..


Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
London | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Heavy use of alcohol for a long time by adolescents can alter cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, a study has found. ... read..


Ministry to launch screening programme for non-communicable diseases
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry is set to launch a population based prevention, screening and control programme for five common non-communicable diseases(NCDs), an official statement said on Saturday. ... read..


Sitting for long can age women faster
New York | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary, a new study has found. ... read..


Arrested TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay hospitalised
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been admitted to a hospital in Cuttack after he complained of chest pain, said an official on Saturday. ... read..


Anti-depressants in pregnancy may cause malformations in baby
Toronto | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Babies whose mothers take antidepressant medications for lowering their symptoms of depression during the first three months of pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing malformations, defects in the heart and lungs, as well as in the eyes, ears ... read..


Delirium can accelerate dementia process
London | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
When people start becoming delirious, it may have a long-lasting impact on their brains, accelerating the dementia process among them, a new study has found. ... read..


21-year old walks after 11 years, post a crippling accident in childhood
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
It was an unfateful foggy day on January 27, 2005, when Gaurav Sharma, his parents and a few relatives were travelling to their hometown in UP for a family function when their car met with an accident. ... read..


New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Researchers recently conducted an interview study investigating primary school children's beliefs towards eating fruit and vegetables and the causes leading to it. ... read..


Cuba to source more condoms from HLL
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Cuba will be importing more condoms from Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered HLL Lifecare Ltd, said a company spokesperson on Friday. ... read..


Clinical trial of Unani medicine for diabetes soon: AMU don
Aligarh | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The government of India's Institutional Ethical Committee has given the nod for a Unani medicine aimed at treating diabetes and its clinical trial will begin soon, said an Aligarh Muslim University professor who developed the drug. ... read..


AYUSH, ASCI sign MoU to weed out misleading advertisements
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Ministry of AYUSH on Friday inked an MoU with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to identify potential misleading advertisements in its advertising sector. ... read..


Delhi hospital helps man walk after 11 years
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A 21-year-old man has been given a fresh lease of life after doctors at a Fortis hospital here performed two complex surgeries enabling him to walk after 11 years, the hospital said on Friday. ... read..


Why our eyes don't blur when we blink
Singapore | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Ever wondered why we are not plunged into intermittent darkness when we blink? Researchers in Singapore may have the answer. ... read..


Baby with down syndrome 'improves' after stem cell treatment
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
A three-year-old baby -- born with Down Syndrome having subnormal motor skills -- has shown improvement after undergoing stem cell treatment at a hospital here, doctors said on Friday. ... read..


Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
As surgery can be some times dangerous for weight reduction, intragastric ballooning is a better option, especially for those excessively overweight, doctors said on Friday. ... read..


Woman succumbs to swine flu in Hyderabad; Telangana toll reaches 10
Hyderabad | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A woman succumbed to swine flu at the government-run Gandhi Hospital here on Friday, taking the death toll due to the dreaded disease in Telangana to 10 since August 2016, a health official said. ... read..


Gut inflammation, bacterial changes linked to diabetes: Study
London | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
People with Type 1 diabetes show a change in gut bacteria and inflammation in their small intestine that are not visible in people without the autoimmune condition, a study has found. ... read..


'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients'
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Stem cell treatments can lead to great improvement in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, extreme pain in the groin and other neurological issues as it helps in the regeneration of tissues -- a new treatment option, said doctors on Friday. ... read..


Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences launches first ever cosmetic heart surgery for kids in India
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
For the first time in India, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in Kochi, Kerala has introduced cosmetic heart surgery for children - a procedure that has gained popularity in Europe in the last decade. ... read..


Low protein level ups decline of kidney function in elderly
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study has found that low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood, especially in older adults, is linked to an increase in chances of experiencing kidney function decline. ... read..


Consuming more honey, fruit juice may damage your liver
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Beware! Consuming high amount of corn syrup, honey and fruit juice, may damage your liver even more. ... read..


Prostate cancer biopsies can be avoided with MRI scan: Lancet
London | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Giving men, suspected of having prostate cancer, an MRI scan may improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, researchers have shown. ... read..


Jammu doctor allegedly molests medical student
Jammu | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A doctor at the Government Medical College here has allegedly molested a student, triggering a noisy protest in the assembly on Friday. ... read..


Statins can prevent blood clot in veins by 25%: Study
London | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Using statins, commonly used to prevent heart attacks, may also have the potential to stop blood clots from forming in the veins by 25 per cent, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. ... read..


Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk: Study
New York | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Is your kid suffering from asthma? If yes, he or she may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, researchers have warned. ... read..


China observes 100th birth anniversary of renowned medical scientist
Beijing | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
A seminar was held here in China on Friday to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Wu Jieping, a well-known Chinese medical scientist. ... read..


Now check fertility at home with your smartphone
New York | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
For men who feel hesitant in performing a fertility test in the presence of doctors and nurses, a new smartphone-powered YO sperm kit for home use is here that includes everything needed to collect a sample and is claimed to be accurate. ... read..


Obese patients less likely to die after heart operations
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Now, you don't have to lose weight before a heart operation, as a study reveals that healthy weight patients were almost twice as likely to die in hospital as compared to the obese or overweight. ... read..


Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly
New York | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found. ... read..


Now, blood test can predict survival for patients with Ebola
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
British scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola Virus that can predict whether they will survive or not. ... read..


Beware! Exposure to insecticides may put you at higher risk of diabetes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new study warns that exposure to synthetic chemicals, commonly found in insecticides and garden products, may disrupt human circadian rhythms and can put you at higher risk for diabetes and sleeping patterns. ... read..


High performaning co-workers may improve your earning
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Do you wish to improve your performance along with salary? A new study finds that presence of high-performing co-workers, especially in low-skilled occupations, can improve an individual's earnings. ... read..


Drink less water to stay fit, says book
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
It is well known that one should drink a sufficient amount of water for keeping oneself healthy. However, here is a book which says that water consumption should not be in excess. ... read..


Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs
New York | Thursday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
A combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity -- such as brisk walking or jogging -- every week may help mitigate the side-effects of hormone-therapy drugs that significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in p ... read..


Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk
New York | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Gestational diabetes is likely to raise the risk of depression after childbirth in first-time mothers, a study has found. ... read..


A blood test may predict outcome for Ebola patients
London | Thursday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection. ... read..


Anti-depressants may increase birth defects in your new born
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Beware would-be-mothers! Taking anti-depressants for the first three months during pregnancy can increase the chances of birth defects in your newborn. ... read..


Depressed men look for quick fixes during therapy
London | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
While visiting a psychologist for therapy to deal with depression, men are more likely to prefer a quick fix than women who want to talk about their feelings, a study has shown. ... read..


Soft robotic sleeve makes heart beat like cardiac muscle
New York | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
In a ray of hope for those suffering from heart conditions, a team of scientists has developed the world's first soft robotic sleeve that is fitted around the heart, where it twists and compresses the heart's chambers just like healthy cardiac muscle woul ... read..


Heartbeat to soon unlock electronic health records
New York | Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
What if your heartbeat can safeguard your electronic health records in the near future? Researchers from Binghamton University believe so and have used the heart's electrical pattern as an encryption key for electronic records. ... read..


Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study
London | Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Women from low socio-economic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, research shows. ... read..


George H.W. Bush, wife hospitalized
Washington | Thursday, 2017 4:45:04 AM IST
Former US President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, media reports said. ... read..


Sankara unveils mobile eye clinic for rural Karnataka
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Sankara Eye Hospital on Wednesday rolled out a mobile eye clinic to treat the affected in rural areas and remote villages across Karnataka in collaboration with global software major Microsoft. ... read..


HC seeks response on plea regarding children's participation in human chain
Patna | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Patna High Court on Wednesday asked the Bihar government to respond to an NGO's plea regarding the participation of school children in the proposed formation of a human chain on January 21 to support prohibition in the state. ... read..


AIIMS faculty opposes land sale for building houses
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Faculty Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday urged the government to reconsider its decision to monetise AIIMS land and instead provide funds to construct accommodation for doctors and staff of the institute. ... read..


Kajol stresses on targeted programmes for handwashing behaviour
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Bollywood actress Kajol, who has been an active spokesperson for hygiene promotion among children, says advocating causes is important but specific programmes targeted on solving the root problem are necessary. ... read..


India to take full membership of International Vaccine Institute
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a proposal for India taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. ... read..


Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold. ... read..


Government to set up 1,000 Janaushadhi Kendras
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The central government on Wednesday said it aims to set up 1,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) in both urban and rural areas as part of its "Mission 3000" Kendras. ... read..


Former US President Bush hospitalised
Houston | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said. ... read..


Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population. ... read..


Dear men, work-related stress may cause cancer
Washingtington.D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Dear men, beware! Prolonged exposure to work-related stress may increase likelihood of cancer. ... read..


'5-D protein fingerprinting' may provide hope for Alzheimer's
London | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. ... read..


KIMS Hospitals doubles capacity at Kondapur facility
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
KIMS Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in South India, has doubled its capacity to 200 beds at Kondapur, the fast growing information technology corridor of Hyderabad. ... read..


People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study. ... read..


Transcendental meditation may reduce trauma in female prisoners
New York | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
Practicing transcendental meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study has found. ... read..


Indian-origin doctor charged with drug trafficking (Lead)
New York | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities. ... read..


A third of adults with asthma may not have it
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study. ... read..


New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:06 PM IST
Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial "brown" or "good" fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes. ... read..


Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance
New York | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Fungal infections that are often poorly diagnosed worldwide causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, resulting in 1.5 million deaths a year, according to a study. ... read..


Keep calm! That person cursing aloud may be honest
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Usually, whenever people hear someone cursing out loud in public, the first thing that comes to their mind is that may be he/she is a rude or obnoxious. However, a new study finds that people who frequently curse are may be more honest. ... read..


Meet the new moth named after Donald Trump
Washington [USA] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To encourage the conservation in the fragile areas, scientists have named a new moth as 'Neopalpa donaldtrumpi' in the honour of U.S President-elect Donald Trump. ... read..


Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking
New York | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities. ... read..


Weight loss on mind? Say NO to food after 5pm
London [UK] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Here's a solution to shed those extra holiday kilos! Fasting for 15 hours overnight every night is key to losing weight and staying slim, says a study. ... read..


Addicted to smoking? Blame James Bond for it
London [UK] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After getting you addicted to vodka Martinis, James Bond could now be blamed for turning you into a smoker! ... read..


Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your life
London [UK] | January 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Diabetes in middle age could slash up to a decade off your life, new research shows. ... read..


AIIMS inks MoUs with PSUs for health infrastructure expansion
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) amounting to Rs 7,670 crore with public sector units to expand health infrastructure and facilities in the country. ... read..


One more dies of swine flu in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
One more person died of swine flu in Hyderabad, taking the toll to nine since August 2016, a health official said. ... read..


Urgent steps needed to control 'very serious' air pollution: SC
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the increasing air pollution saying it was "very serious problem" and solutions need to be found urgently. ... read..


Drug may boost memory in patients recovering from depression
London | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
A drug commonly used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may enhance memory and cognitive skills such as concentration and attention in patients recovering from depression, says new research. ... read..


Mini-strokes may contribute to dementia
New York | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
Although mini-strokes may seem to last only for a few minutes, the effect may be long lasting and is likely to contribute to dementia, research have suggested. ... read..


Acupuncture to reduce excessive crying in babies
London | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
Acupuncture may have the potential to effectively reduce incidences of excessive crying in babies with infantile colic, researchers say. ... read..


Ola joins Apollo Hospitals for road safety
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Online cab-hailing firm Ola on Tuesday announced its partnership with Apollo Hospitals to create comprehensive medical programme for driver-partners. ... read..


Hypertension in late life may protect dementia risk
New York | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Individuals who develop High blood pressure at the age 80 or older -- known as the 'oldest old' -- may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found. ... read..


Proper maternal vitamins, good nurturing may boost kids IQ
Jakarta | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Want your kids to be smarter with higher levels of intelligent quotient (IQ)? ... read..


Bee, wasp stings more dangerous than snake, spider bites
Sydney | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
An Australian research has discovered that venom from bees and wasps, rather than those from jellyfish, spiders or snakes, poses a biggest public health threat, a study has revealed. ... read..


Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long life
London [UK] | January 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Why do coffee drinkers tend to have a longer life? ... read..


WHO urges Africa to strengthen food safety systems
Nairobi | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens. ... read..


'Sweeping generalisations about GMO not fair'
Mohanpur (West Bengal) | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Sweeping generalisations about safety of GMOs are "not fair", an eminent scientist said on Monday. ... read..


SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to abort (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
AThe Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman with 24-week-old-foetus to undergo medical termination of pregnancy as its continuation could endanger her life. ... read..


'Sanitising cattle sheds key to prevent malaria in India'
New York | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Targetting mosquitoes responsible for transmission of malaria that take refuge in cattle sheds in countries like India can help achieve WHO's goal of eliminating the disease globally by 2030, researchers say. ... read..


Plea in HC for concession to cancer patients in Rajdhani Express
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A PIL was filed on Monday before the Delhi High Court seeking direction for the Railway Ministry to provide fare concession for cancer patients in Rajdhani Express to reduce their financial burden and travel time during such a tough period. ... read..


Multiregional brain-on-a-chip to study disorders developed
New York | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Researchers from Harvard University have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. ... read..


SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to abort
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman with 24-week pregnancy to undergo medical termination as its continuation could have endangered her life. ... read..


Genetically-engineered mosquitoes give hope against dengue
New York | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
In a first, researchers have genetically engineered mosquitoes that have an increased resistance to infection by the dengue virus. ... read..


Seeing others 'vape' may boost desire to smoke
New York | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Watching someone smoke a vape pen -- the new generation e-cigarette -- may trigger an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke among teenagers, as similar as watching someone smoke a "combustible" tobacco cigarette, a new study h ... read..


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