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6 children die at US rehabilitation centre
Washington | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST
Six children were dead and 12 others sick following a viral outbreak at a rehabilitation centre in the US state of New Jersey. ... read..


Instant food means constant disease: Naidu
Panaji | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Criticizing the culture of instant food, Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged the need to go back to traditional Indian food, saying "instant food means constant disease". ... read..


India's export of organic products up 39% in 2017-18
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
India exported 458 thousand tonnes of organic products worth $515 million in 2017-18 -- around 39 per cent higher from the previous year, said Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority in a release on Tuesday. ... read..


Hard work, no pay linked to mental health issues in comedians: Study
London | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The working conditions of comedians, with little or no pay, contribute to poor mental health, according to researchers. ... read..


Decoded: How smell of lavender helps you unwind
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have discovered that the fragrant flower lavender is relaxing and may help people unwind and could even be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs. ... read..


Delhi encourages schoolkids to celebrate cracker-free Diwali
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Directorate of Education has asked the schools to sensitise the students on the ill-effects of burning firecrackers and encourage them to make the festival pollution-free. ... read..


Why is it important to breathe through nose?
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 23, 2018 3:11:31 PM IST
Did you know! Nose breathing could enhance memory consolidation, according to a study. ... read..


How stress associated with social stigma affects autistic people
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 23, 2018 3:11:31 PM IST
Stress related to social stigma - such as discrimination and rejection - contributes to poor mental health in the autistic community, a study has found. ... read..


Weight loss linked with active self-control
Washington DC [USA] | October 23, 2018 2:11:38 PM IST
A new research has suggested that higher-level brain functions play a major role in losing weight. ... read..


Liver transplant survival rate improving among older adults, finds research
Washington DC [USA] | October 23, 2018 1:11:34 PM IST
Researchers have recently reported successful liver transplants in older adults, even in people who are in their 80's. ... read..


Grief can lead to death, reveals study
Washington DC [USA] | October 23, 2018 11:11:32 AM IST
Heartbreak needs to be taken seriously because according to a recent study, grief can lead to death. ... read..


Fill your diet with organic foods to dodge cancer diagnosis
Washington DC [USA] | October 23, 2018 6:11:27 AM IST
A recent study suggests that eating organic fruits and vegetables might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis. ... read..


Israel discovers blood test to match treatment to lung cancer
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Israeli researchers have discovered a method for matching precise treatment to lung cancer patients through simple blood tests, Hebrew-language website "Ynet" reported on Monday. ... read..


Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure: study
Washington DC, [USA] | October 22, 2018 11:41:33 PM IST
According to a recent study, people with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health. ... read..


Delhi Environment Minister takes note of fire at landfill site
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Taking cognisance of the fire incident at Bhalaswa garbage landfill site, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Monday directed the MCDs to develop scientifically-engineered landfill sites in the national capital. ... read..


Faulty hip transplant patients seek clarity from Health Ministry
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Patients using Johnson and Johnson's allegedly faulty ASR (articular surface replacement) hip implant have written to the Health Ministry expressing concern over the quantum of compensation and seeking clarity. ... read..


Hemp association announces Rs 1,100 crore investment
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) on Monday announced investment of Rs 1,100 crores for hemp cultivation in Uttarakhand, which it said will create over 90,000 employment opportunities, a statement said. ... read..


Lok Sabha Speaker says India, Croatia need to engage more purposely
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said that India enjoyed a warm and friendly relationship with Croatia, and that the two countries needed to engage more purposely. ... read..


Congress ridicules BJP for 'remembering Bose, Ambedkar 70 years after Independence'
Jaipur | Monday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP for trying to appropriate the Freedom Movement icons, ridiculing the saffron party for remembering stalwarts such as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, B.R. Ambedkar and Subhash Chandra Bose 70 years after India's Indepen ... read..


SC verdict on firecrackers on Tuesday
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the plea for a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of firecrackers across the country. ... read..


Behaviour-modifying app can help you lose weight
New York | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that a behaviour-modifying app, when integrated with health system resources, can help obesity patients lose weight. ... read..


Childhood obesity linked to hip disease in adolescence: Study
London | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Children with obesity are more likely to develop a debilitating hip disease -- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) -- during their adolescence, warns a new study. ... read..


Moving every 20 minutes can help heart patients prolong life
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 22, 2018 1:41:42 PM IST
According to a new study, heart patients can prolong their life if they interrupt their sedentary lifestyle and move around every 20 minutes. ... read..


Childhood obesity associated with serious hip condition
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 22, 2018 1:11:29 PM IST
A recent research has shown that childhood obesity is the major risk factor for a serious condition that may lead to deformity of the hip. ... read..


Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo
Kinshasa | Sunday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 200, the Health Ministry has said. ... read..


Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss
Sydney | Sunday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found. ... read..


Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study
Toronto | Sunday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research. ... read..


Hackers breach govt health insurance system in US
San Francisco | Sunday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Hackers have got access to personal data belonging to 75,000 people in a breach of government health insurance system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans in the US, the media reported. ... read..


Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients
London | Sunday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body's immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britain. ... read..


Preventable heart disease may cause early death
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 21, 2018 1:41:47 PM IST
According to a study, four out of five adults are at risk of early death due to preventable heart disease. ... read..


IVF kids may suffer from high BP
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 21, 2018 1:11:31 PM IST
Turns out, kids born through in vitro fertilization may be more likely to develop high blood pressure. ... read..


Samsung's new ultrasound system to spot high-risk pregnancies
Singapore | Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Samsung Medison, a global medical equipment company and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, on Sunday unveiled a new ultrasound system which is expected to facilitate the examination of high-risk pregnancies and early diagnosis of abnormal foetus conditi ... read..


Apple Watch Series 4: Fall-detection for aged, fitness aid for millennials (Tech Review)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
If you are constantly worried about an elderly person in your family suffering a fall in the bathroom or in the garden, the Apple Watch Series 4 is what you need. ... read..


Short interrupted breaths in sleep apnea deadlier: Study
New York | Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
People with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study. ... read..


Not exercising worse for your health than smoking: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 21, 2018 11:11:32 AM IST
We have all heard that exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. ... read..


Delhi's Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to "severe-plus or emergency". ... read..


Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study
New York | Saturday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness. ... read..


Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study
New York | Saturday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice. ... read..


This drug could sustain oxygen-starved hearts
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 20, 2018 3:11:53 PM IST
Running low on oxygen is a major danger for body tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks. ... read..


Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study
New York | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high. ... read..


Your income may impact your stroke level
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 20, 2018 1:11:29 PM IST
Ever wondered why are low-and-middle-income countries so hard hit by a stroke and what can be done about it? A new study has the answer to this vital question. ... read..


Sleep apnea may predict mortality rate
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 20, 2018 1:11:28 PM IST
Turns out, the duration of abnormal breathing events may be a better predictor of mortality risk in both women and men. ... read..


Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health
London | Saturday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study. ... read..


How school support may help ADHD children
London | Saturday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation may improve academic outcomes of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. ... read..


109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur
Jaipur | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said. ... read..


New tool can track your alertness at work
New York | Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
To track level of alertness during work, a team of researchers has developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones. ... read..


Novel method to deliver drugs to the brain
New York | Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. ... read..


Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk: Study
London | Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study. ... read..


Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk
Toronto | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found. ... read..


Aerobic exercises may help reduce depression
London | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Supervised aerobic exercises have large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression, an analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials suggests. ... read..


Harry, Meghan go barefoot on Sydney beach
Sydney | Friday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness. ... read..


Lack of awareness delays diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 19, 2018 12:41:30 PM IST
A global study of women with ovarian cancer has found that two-third of women had never heard of the disease, or did not know anything about it before their diagnosis. Although some of them had experienced symptoms prior to diagnosis, fewer than half of t ... read..


E-cigarettes negatively impacts wound healing
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 19, 2018 12:11:34 PM IST
According to a new study, e-cigarette vaping negatively affects skin wound healing, causing damage similar to that of traditional cigarette smoking. ... read..


Marijuana use may lead to higher risk of stroke
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 19, 2018 12:11:32 PM IST
A recent study found that a wide range of both IV thrombolysis (IVT) and mechanical thrombectomy (MT) rates in ischemic stroke patients, who smoke marijuana, indicates the need for further improvement of access to acute recanalization therapies in many re ... read..


Number of Zika virus cases reaches 100 in Jaipur
Jaipur | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The number of people infected with the Zika virus has gone up to 100 in Jaipur, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients' treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said. ... read..


Health benefits of social media
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 18, 2018 3:41:32 PM IST
A recent study has found how social media usage can buffer depression among older adults with pain. ... read..


Eating patterns for diabetics post Navratri
New Delhi [India] | October 18, 2018 1:41:29 PM IST
The Navratri celebrations are about to conclude and so are the nine-day fast. Fasting is one of the ... read..


Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes?
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Toxic smog has once again threatened to engulf the National Capital Region (NCR) as farmers in parts of Haryana and Punjab have begun to burn their crop residue. And the zika virus, spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has mysteriously raised its head in R ... read..


Kids with autism 50% more likely to be obese: Study
New York | Thursday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population, a study says. ... read..


Why combination of probiotics and antibiotics is good for wounds
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 18, 2018 1:11:28 PM IST
A combination of probiotics and antibiotics could eradicate two strains of drug-resistant bacteria that often infect wounds. ... read..


Six ways to protect your baby's skin this winter (Health Tips)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Winter is here, which means your baby needs extra care and attention. Baby skin requires a lot more nourishment during winter, as the temperature drop tends to make the skin dry. Winter also brings with it various skin problems for babies, as their skin i ... read..


Eating patterns for diabetics post Navratri
New Delhi [India] | October 17, 2018 11:41:31 PM IST
The Navratri celebrations are about to conclude and so are the nine-day fast. Fasting is one of the most integral aspects of this festival and is considered sacred. The process helps in flushing out excess toxins from the body. However, for those living w ... read..


Delhi Minister releases NASA images of stubble burning, demands immediate halt
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
As Delhi's air quality inches fast towards the "very poor" category, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday released NASA satellite's recent images of north India which showed stubble burning at "dangerous levels". ... read..


PPP agreement to treat non-communicable diseases signed
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched the model guidelines and agreement for public-private partnership (PPP) for prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in the tier-2 and tier-3 cities. ... read..


Kajol, KJo, Ayan Mukerji support organ donation campaign
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Directors Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji, and actress Kajol have lent support to the 'Real Hero' organ donation campaign. ... read..


Facebook posts can help predict users' depression diagnosis
New York | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:06 PM IST
Language people use in their Facebook posts can predict a future diagnosis of depression as accurately as the tools clinicians use in medical settings to screen for the disease, suggests new research. ... read..


Misuse of opioid prescription may lead to suicidal thoughts
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 17, 2018 12:41:43 PM IST
According to a recent study, the misuse of prescription of opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) is associated with suicidal ideation. ... read..


Participating in sports during childhood benefits bone health
Washington [USA] | October 17, 2018 12:41:37 PM IST
Turns out, participation in organised sports during childhood and adolescence can have long-term benefits for bone mass at 20 years of age. ... read..


Mindfulness-based programs may reduce stress in infertile women
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 17, 2018 12:41:34 PM IST
Conducting an eight-week mindfulness-based program can turn out to be effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being of infertile women. ... read..


Hypertensive patients with Psoriasis more likely to require cardiovascular procedures
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 17, 2018 12:41:32 PM IST
Psoriasis, a skin disease, is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular diseases remains unknown. ... read..


Aishwarya Rai hopes people get more aware around cancer
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who supported a Women's Cancer Initiative (WCI) event here, says people generally need to be more aware about the disease as early detection can give them a better chance at a cure. ... read..


Does weight loss before surgery provide benefits?
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 17, 2018 12:11:29 PM IST
For obese and overweight patients, it is common for various surgical procedures to be deferred until they have lost weight through diet and exercise. ... read..


Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength
New York | Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. ... read..


Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis (Lead)
Ottawa | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. ... read..


Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis
Ottawa | Wednesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. ... read..


UN launches workplace mental health strategy
United Nations | Wednesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
The UN has launched a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and ways to maintain well-being of its staff by dealing with the stigma attached to it. ... read..


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