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Mussel-inspired glue promises safer fetal surgery
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Whether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision, but now, a team of researchers has come up with glue that could one day make the procedures safer. ... read..


Turns out, sugars in breastmilk keep bacteria at bay
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mother's milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. ... read..


'We'd cleaned another sewer day before without safety gear'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Looking up from a depth of 12 feet in a sewer with less than a metre-wide opening, Sumit on Sunday recalled holding Rishi Pal tight to his body and signalled those standing at the manhole opening above to pull them up, before passing out. ... read..


Man dies while cleaning sewer at Delhi hospital (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
A man died while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital here on Sunday, while three others were taken ill, the Delhi Fire Service said. ... read..


Dengue fever outbreak in Vietnam sends thousands to hospitals
Hanoi | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Dozens of patients have been admitted to a hospital in the Vietnamese capital amid an outbreak of dengue fever, representing just a fraction of the thousands of dengue cases nationwide. ... read..


'Music Run' 2nd edition gets Bengaluru's fitness, music fans together
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Like to run with music in your ears? A 'Music Run' held here offered just that. Over 8,500 Bengalureans took part in the second edition of Fastrack Music Run that brought a 5-km run and a music festival under the same roof. ... read..


UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot
London | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday. ... read..


Saudi vaccinates 1.1 mn Haj pilgrims
Riyadh | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Saudi Arabia on Sunday said its health control centres vaccinated more than 1.1 million pilgrims at ports of entry, the media reported. ... read..


Now an artificial heart made of spider silk
London | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have developed cardiac muscle tissue made of spider silk, to investigate whether artificial silk protein could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue. ... read..


Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study
Seoul | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isnt beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop "nomophobia" that can cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, researchers warned. ... read..


UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude
Lucknow | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. ... read..


Dengue: what you should know
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Dengue, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, causes about 50 to 100 million infections per year worldwide. According to the statistics by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, India has recorded over 33, 964 cases of dengue in 2017 so ... read..


Eye test may predict Alzheimer's risk 20 years before symptoms emerge
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Good news! Now an eye test can predict Alzheimer's disease two decades prior to symptoms emergence, claims a new study. ... read..


Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder
Nagpur | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday. ... read..


Laser-based tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early
Sydney | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries, may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found. ... read..


Increase in cigarette prices may reduce smoking in elderly
New York | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Raising cigarette prices by a dollar can increase the possibility of older people quitting smoking by 20 per cent, researchers say. ... read..


Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women
London | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis -- two to three times more common in women than in men -- as compared to those who do not use pill, new research shows. ... read..


High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later
Toronto | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study. ... read..


Workplace flexibility may boost women's careers post childbirth
London | Saturday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Providing flexibility to women at their workplace may help them to maintain their careers after childbirth, says a new research paper. ... read..


People won't allow Rahul Gandhi to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot: UP CM
Lucknow | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Hours before Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi lands in Gorakhpur to meet the families of children who died at the BRD Medical College, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said people in Delhi are trying to make the city a picnic s ... read..


Infant dies in Delhi hospital
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
An infant died in a government hospital here due to alleged failure in oxygen supply, family members said on Saturday. ... read..


1$ hike in cigarette prices makes smokers 20% likelier to 'kick the butt'
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit if cigarettes cost a dollar more. ... read..


Quashing the claim against antidepressants
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent study has rebutted the claim that antidepressants do not work. ... read..


Vitamin D deficiency ups heart failure risk in older adults
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
You may advise your grandparents to include dairy products, orange juice, soy milk and cereals in their diet, as a study has recently warned that vitamin D deficiency was linked with a 12.2-times increased risk of heart failure in older adults, especially ... read..


Vitamin C may help genes to kill blood cancer stem cells
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Good news! A study has recently revealed that vitamin C may tell faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. ... read..


New HIV-tracking approach paves way for better therapies
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has come up with a novel method of tracking HIV infection that could help lead to the development of novel therapies. ... read..


Smallpox vaccine might actually have come from horses, not cows: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new study suggests that the smallpox vaccine might actually have come from horses, not cows. ... read..


Beat the period cramps with yoga
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through. Known as dysmenorrhea, it includes sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in the lower abdomen and back. Experts have suggested few yoga asanas or poses that coul ... read..


'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position'
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions. ... read..


UP trying to protect guilty in Gorakhpur deaths: Congress
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Friday accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of trying to protect the guilty in the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi to visit Gorakhpur
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will on Saturday visit Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where more than 70 children have died in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, party sources said on Friday. ... read..


Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths. ... read..


ITC, Philip Morris warned for promoting cigarettes
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry has warned tobacco giants ITC Ltd and Philip Morris of punitive action over violation of anti-tobacco laws by promoting Marlboro cigarettes, said an official on Friday. ... read..


Sedentary urban life responsible for piles in youth
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Every year, almost 10 million people in India suffer from the pain of piles, a disease that is spreading fast due to stress, insomnia, constipation, and a growing inclination for fast food in the sedentary lifestyle of urbanites. Various studies suggest t ... read..


Surgeons successfully remove football-sized tumor from patient
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Onco-surgeons at a Delhi-based hospital recently performed a highly risky and laborious surgery on a 39-year-old Russian patient, Emil Abdullaev. ... read..


All you need to know about Swine Flu
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Being a transferable disease, Swine Flu induces a panic in all of us whenever it infects even a single person. No one is invincible, but we can always practice better caution and cure. ... read..


Indian doctors remove football-sized tumour from Russian patient
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A team of Indian doctors has successfully removed a football-sized tumour weighing 3.2 kg that was gradually growing in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient. ... read..


Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk: Study
New York | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research. ... read..


Delhi HC directs Health Ministry to use Rs. 100 crore fund for rare diseases
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Lav Aggarwal, gave a presentation on the National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases to Justice Manmohan in the Delhi High Court and highlighted the important aspects. ... read..


E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers
London | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year. ... read..


Akhilesh demands probe by SC judge into Gorakhpur deaths
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Friday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the deaths of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur and demanded a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the tragedy. ... read..


HC seeks response from UP on Gorakhpur deaths
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 3:45:33 PM IST
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur. ... read..


New method could overcome genetic male infertility
London | Friday, 2017 3:45:24 PM IST
Using a stem cell technique for sperm creation, scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility. ... read..


Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age
London | Friday, 2017 3:45:19 PM IST
Giving up smoking early may potentially prevent or delay developing frailty, even in old age, suggests new research. ... read..


Five officials suspended for Lucknow trauma centre fire
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 3:45:19 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday suspended five officials for dereliction of duty in King George's Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre fire here in July, an official said. ... read..


Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef
Sanaa | Friday, 2017 3:45:19 PM IST
The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef. ... read..


Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in p ... read..


Roving surgical robot to tour four key Andhra Pradesh cities
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug.18 (ANI-Businesswire India): Cancer is a relentless disease. Damaging organs and tissues in its wake, cancer can be insidious in its onset, hiding malignant cells and tumours in the most unreachable parts of the ... read..


Overuse of antibiotics may affect body's immune system: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A word of caution! A new study has shown that overuse of anibiotics made neutrophils - a type of immune cell - less effective in fighting infections. ... read..


Cholesterol crystals up risk of heart attack: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study has warned that cholesterol crystals may increase the risk of heart attack. ... read..


Reduced kidney function ups risk of respiratory tract infections
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Beware! A study has recently warned that individuals with poor kidney function had an increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community - lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and sepsis. ... read..


SC grants Rs 10 lakh compensation to HIV+ rape victim who became pregnant
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim who became pregnant but could not undergo an abortion even though she had approached the Patna Medical College in the 17th week of her pregnancy. ... read..


ACB files FIR in case of graft in Delhi hospital
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi Police's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has filed an FIR for alleged corruption in purchase of medical equipment in a government hospital here, a senior official said on Thursday. ... read..


'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price. ... read..


Probe on Jayalalithaa's death a good move: Apollo Hospitals
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to probe the cause of death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa is a good move, said Apollo Hospitals on Thursday. ... read..


'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday. ... read..


Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue
Gurgaon | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain. ... read..


Thousands queue up at Indira Canteens, many return empty-handed
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Thousands of persons queued up on Thursday to get subsidised food at Indira Canteens run here by the Karnataka government, though teething troubles forced many to return disappointed due to there being not enough food to meet the demand. ... read..


New pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse
New York | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today. ... read..


SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no "compromise on intellect" as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. ... read..


Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study
New York | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study. ... read..


How testosterone can influence bull market trading
Toronto | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Higher levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, can directly influence traders to take financial decisions that can drive prices up and destabilise markets, a study has found. ... read..


Medanta Hospital launches child care facility
Gurugram | Thursday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Medanta - The Medicity has launched state-of-the-art pediatrics department to provide quality child care, the hospital said on Thursday. ... read..


Skipping breakfast could make your kid undernourished
London | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Is your son or daughter in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly? If so, he or she may fall short of the daily required amounts of nutrients that are essential for their growth and development, researchers have warned. ... read..


How walnuts can help control appetite
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. ... read..


Excess workout, steroids leading to infertility among men
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A combination of intense workout, which has become a daily trend for many men, along with consumption of steroids is becoming a rising cause of infertility, according to IVF experts. ... read..


Cloudy water risks your stomach health
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new study has linked cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness. ... read..


High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk
London | Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women. ... read..


Loss of smell could warn of Alzheimer's disease
Toronto | Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Inability to distinguish between the smell of a lemon and petrol could point to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. ... read..


Soon, a 'powerful' pain reliever that could end opioid crisis
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of scientists has discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. ... read..


Using e-cigarettes daily can help you 'kick the butt'
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you've been struggling to kick that cigarette addiction of yours, you may want to turn to the electronic version of butts as a recent study has suggested so. ... read..


E-cigarette may help people quit smoking: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Good news! Vaping is safer, as a study recently reveals that adults who use e-cigarettes daily were three times more likely to quit cigarettes compared to those who have never tried e-cigarettes. ... read..


Congress slams Modi for stand on Gorakhpur deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it said was "equating Gorakhpur hospital deaths with natural calamity" and said he should instead have apologised to the countrymen. ... read..


Ask for funds to treat rare diseases, states told
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry has urged states to come forward and request funds for the treatment of rare diseases amid the deaths of over 60 children in Uttar Pradesh, many due to Japanese Encephalitis. ... read..


Huge relief for knee implant patients as regulator caps prices (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday fixed the price for primary knee replacement of titanium alloy at Rs 38,740 while the price for revision knee replacement of any material was pegged at Rs 62,770. ... read..


Johnson & Johnson, Chandigarh body to develop TB treatments
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Global pharma firm Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday signed an MoU with a Chandigarh-based microbial research body to develop innovative treatments for tuberculosis (TB). ... read..


DocOnline launches services in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
DocOnline, a virtual platform that provides access to doctor consulting services from anywhere, on Wednesday announced the launch of its services in Hyderabad. ... read..


Here's how eating untimely may affect your skin
New York | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
If you are planning to go sunbathing, it is advisable to avoid midnight snacks and eating untimely as it might disrupt the skin's protective ability against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, researchers say. ... read..


Government to regulate knee implant prices
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The government has decided to bring all knee implant surgeries under regulation in order to control their prices, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said on Wednesday. ... read..


Funds increased, payments to suppliers faster in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
In the wake of the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, the Delhi government has decided to pay medical suppliers within 45 days and also increase funds for hospitals to buy new equipment to Rs 1 crore, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. ... read..


Foundation laid for Indo-UK Institute of Health in Andhra
A0maravati | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity here. ... read..


Death toll in Myanmar swine flu outbreak reaches 25
Naypyidaw | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The death toll in Myanmar in swine flu cases has climbed to 25, the media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Depression may distort views of the past
London | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
While it is known that depression makes sufferers see the present and the future as sad, new research has shown it also casts a long shadow over people's memories of the past. ... read..


Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues
London | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures. ... read..


Gorakhpur tragedy: Social activist files PIL in Allahabad HC
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Social activist Nutan Thakur on Wednesday filed a PIL in the Allahabad High Court with regard to the death of over 60 children at a Gorakhpur hospital last week, seeking a judicial probe into the tragedy. ... read..


Congress stages protests against Gorakhpur tragedy
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress on Wednesday held a protest here against the deaths of children at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur. ... read..


Swine flu scare: UP schools to skip morning assembly
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
With the rising number of swine flu patients in the city and other parts of the state, the health department on Wednesday issued a directive to schools to skip morning prayers to avoid the spread of the disease. ... read..


Social environment can shape male, female behaviours
London | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Besides genes, human environment and culture can also influence gender-specific behavioural traits, claims a research. ... read..


Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance
London | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Delayed prescriptions or shorter courses of treatment could be a potential way of fighting antibiotic resistance, suggest two studies led by University of Southampton in Britain. ... read..


China, Nepal should enhance cooperation in traditional medicine: Wang
Kathmandu | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Wednesday called on China and Nepal to step up cooperation in research and application of traditional medicine. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry". ... read..


Overflowing rivers inundate new areas in Bihar
Patna | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Wednesday with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people, officials said. ... read..


Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus
London | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
In a breakthrough, scientists have used plants to produce a new vaccine against the polio virus, a finding which can pave the way for global eradication of the disease. ... read..


Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Long-term testosterone replacement therapy improves both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone, according to a study. ... read..


Smartphone app may help manage mental illness
New York | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research. ... read..


You can actually run your way out of dementia
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
You may want to get a move on as according to a recent study, people who take up running in their teens are less likely to develop dementia later in life. ... read..


Bengal transwomen on track to become paramedics
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Twenty-four-year-old Jiya was once forced to dance at gunpoint. Now the plucky transwoman from West Bengal is blazing a trail of success as a trainee in an operation theatre (OT) technician's course. ... read..


Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Children who get more sleep are at lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study published in a US journal has said. ... read..


Can 'electric shock' therapy for depression beat insomnia in oldies?
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Older people receiving electric shock therapy, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), to combat the blues of age will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, according to a recent study. ... read..


Karunanidhi admitted to hospital
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:05 AM IST
DMK President M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday was admitted to Kauvery Hospital here for a minor procedure, the hospital said. ... read..


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