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IIT-H developing ML-based sensors to check for milk adulteration
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
In view of various reports claiming chemical adulteration in milk, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology - Hyderabad (IIT-H) are developing a novel smartphone-based sensor that deploys machine-learning (ML) algorithms to detect colour change ... read..


Depression linked to increased risk of irregular heartbeat: Study
London | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Depressed people could be at an increased risk of developing irregular heartbeat, says a study. ... read..


Hospitals, insurance providers may be leaking your data
New York | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
More than hackers trying to breach your personal data, hospitals, doctors' offices and even insurance companies could be leaking out your identity, new research shows. ... read..


World's first total-body scanner produces incredible 3D images
New York | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The world's first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the entire human body at once in as little as 20-30 seconds has produced its first scans, say scientists, noting that the technology can aid in improving diagnostics to tracking di ... read..


ImpactGuru.com achieves milestone of new crowdfunding record
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 6:11:30 PM IST
ImpactGuru.com, India's largest crowdfunding platform for medical causes, witnessed a milestone after raising Rs. 45 lakhs in 7 days for a Mumbai based resident admitted at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai. ... read..


New treatment shows promise against peanut allergy
New York | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
In a first, an oral immunotherapy drug derived from peanut protein could help build tolerance and eliminate potentially deadly reactions in children and adolescents with severe peanut allergies. ... read..


Depressed people may have poor blood flow
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 20, 2018 3:11:58 PM IST
According to a recent study, depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. ... read..


Psoriasis can put you at type 2 diabetes risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 20, 2018 3:11:58 PM IST
According to a recent study, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin disorders could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. ... read..


Proposed cancer treatment may boost the disease
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 20, 2018 3:11:53 PM IST
Turns out, epigenetic therapy that is expected to curb lung cancer actually has opposite effects. ... read..


New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer
New York | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma -- the deadliest form of brain cancer -- from spreading. ... read..


Clinical trial finds new immunotherapy improves MS symptoms
Brisbane [Australia] | November 20, 2018 12:11:28 PM IST
A world-first clinical trial of a new cellular immunotherapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) has found that it improved symptoms and quality of life for the majority of patients. ... read..


Millennial stress load - and how to overcome it (Health Tips)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest population by 2020. While this sounds promising in terms of the composition of the workforce, the millennial generation is also proven to have higher stress levels in compari ... read..


Indian peacekeeper injured in DRC rebel attack
United Nations | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
An attack by a rebel group has injured an Indian police peacekeeper serving an UN operation in a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) area facing the Ebola crisis, an UN official said. ... read..


Centre releases SOPs for safety of sewer workers
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
In the light of several incidents of the death of sewer workers, the Central government on Monday released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks in order to ensure the workers' safety and prevent accidents. ... read..


Delhi reports 551 dengue cases so far in November
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
As many as 271 cases of dengue were reported in the national capital in the week ended November 17, taking the total to 551 so far in November, a municipal report showed on Monday. ... read..


Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years: Study
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
India is the world's second most polluted country, slightly trailing only Nepal, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) said on Monday. ... read..


More toilets posing greater challenges of untreated sewage
Mumbai | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
With eight crore toilets built in India since 2014, a new challenge in the form of untreated sewage confronts India, with the problems expected to surmount in coming years, officials said at the World Toilet Summit, here on Monday. ... read..


China reports new African swine fever outbreaks
Beijing | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in its northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday. ... read..


India gets its first sewer cleaning machine
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
In order to reduce sewer deaths and put an end to the unsafe practice of manual scavenging, the Sulabh International on Monday introduced India's first "sewer cleaning machine". ... read..


Malaria cases drop 24% in India, Odisha best performer: WHO
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
India has been identified as the top country marking maximum progress in reducing malaria cases among the 11 highest burden countries, registering a 24 per cent decrease in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. ... read..


Bullying, violence at workplace linked to heart disease, strokes
London | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
People who are bullied or experience violence at work are at higher risk of developing heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study. ... read..


Spanking may lower social development in small kids
New York | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Young children who are regularly spanked by their parents are likely to have lower social development, warns a new study. ... read..


New dual-action virus effective in treating cancer
London | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Scientists have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells as well as destroy their hiding places. ... read..


Potato sized stone removed from kidney
Hyderabad | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
In a rare feat, doctors at the KIMS Hospitals here saved a 39 year-old man by conducting an open kidney surgery to remove a large stone of the size of a potato. ... read..


Organs of brain-dead girl travel 170 km-long green corridor for transplants in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 5:45:06 PM IST
The liver and kidneys of a 13-year-old brain-dead girl were transported through a 170-kilometre-long green corridor to the city, saving three lives, officials said on Monday. ... read..


Demand growing for portable oxygen cans
Hyderabad | Monday, 2018 5:45:06 PM IST
With growing air pollution and increase in number of people with pulmonary problems, the demand for portable oxygen cans is increasing in India, says a company which manufactures cans and light weight oxygen cylinders. ... read..


Marvel heroes draw inspiration from insects to breathe
New York | Monday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and Wasp experience an increase in metabolic rate and oxygen as they shrink from human to insect size, say researchers while explaining the logic behind the Hollywood characters' transformation in the movie "Ant-Man and t ... read..


Noise pollution in hospitals is a rising problem: Study
Washington DC, [USA] | November 19, 2018 2:41:35 PM IST
Noise pollution is becoming a rising issue in hospitals, a recent report suggests. ... read..


Here's how having a lazy eye can affect a child's self-esteem
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 19, 2018 2:41:32 PM IST
According to a recent study, having 'lazy eye' can affect a child's self-esteem. ... read..


AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
As the National Capital Region (NCR) battles poor air quality during winter, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started a research project to study the effects of air pollution on public health. ... read..


Over 50,000 children die every year in India due to antibiotic resistance
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading wings in India, killing over 58,000 children every year, while uncontrolled dumping of untreated urban waste into water bodies is affecting aquatic life and environment. ... read..


Goa RTI Forum supports member's fast unto death demanding CM's resignation
Panaji | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The Goa RTI Forum on Sunday extended its support to its member Rajan Ghate, who is on a fast till death demanding the resignation of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. ... read..


Delhi's air quality worsens again, no imminent improvement seen
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened to the 'very poor' category on Sunday, after a 3-day respite, and pollution is expected to increase over the next few days due to unfavourable weather conditions. ... read..


New inflammation inhibitor could treat sepsis
London | Sunday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule that could lead to better treatments for diseases such as sepsis and potentially other autoimmune diseases. ... read..


Infants born to obese mothers can develop liver disease, obesity: Study
Washington DC, [USA] | November 18, 2018 7:11:30 PM IST
Infants born to obese mothers can develop liver disease and obesity, a recent study suggests. ... read..


Google halts project to build glucose-sensing contact lens
San Francisco | Sunday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Google's parent company Alphabet has put on hold a project to build glucose-sensing contact lens for people living with diabetes due to unsatisfactory results from clinical work. ... read..


Over 14 lakh ghost anganwadi beneficiaries found in UP
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
More than 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries under the anganwadi scheme have been found in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Sunday. ... read..


Strength training could benefit heart health
Washington DC, [USA] | November 18, 2018 2:41:31 PM IST
According to a recent study, while all physical activities are beneficial for heart health, static activities such as strength training was found to be more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cyc ... read..


Scientists discover inhibitor to treat Sepsis: Study
Washington DC, [USA] | November 18, 2018 1:11:36 PM IST
Scientists have now discovered a new inhibitor that helps in treating the life-threatening disease- sepsis. ... read..


Cellular proliferation keeps HIV infected cells alive: Study
Washington DC, [USA] | November 18, 2018 1:11:32 PM IST
A new study has that cellular proliferation keeps the HIV-infected cells alive in infected individuals, even after undergoing suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). ... read..


New shoe insole could treat diabetic foot ulcers
New York | Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. ... read..


Goa Minister slams Parrikar-led finance ministry's functioning
Panaji | Saturday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte on Saturday joined the chorus of the Opposition and other cabinet colleagues, claiming that the state administration had come to a standstill in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. ... read..


'70 per cent of India's population looks to private sector for healthcare needs'
Panaji | Saturday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Despite 70 years of investment in the country's healthcare sector, nearly 70 per cent of India's population has to look to the private sector, Indu Bhushan, chief executive officer of the Ayushman Bharat, said on Saturday. ... read..


Study links drug-resistant infections with higher mortality rates
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2018 5:12:02 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers measured the burden of antibiotic resistance in low- or middle-income countries, and reported that in-hospital mortality is significantly higher among patients infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-res ... read..


Weightlifting better than walking and cycling for heart: Study
New York | Saturday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
While it is well known that physical activities promote heart health, a new study suggests that weightlifting, rather than walking and cycling, can better help keep heart diseases at bay. ... read..


Slow reading speed linked to dry eyes: Study
New York | Saturday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
People suffering from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading rate, according to researchers. ... read..


Why animals with high-risk strategies are likely to be extinct
London | Saturday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Strategies that animals like lions, tigers and penguins use to find food can put their own lives in danger, a study says. ... read..


Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Parrikar not comparable: Surjewala
Panaji | Saturday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
The cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi are not comparable, Congress National Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here on Saturday. ... read..


Long term exposure to honking traffic can make you obese
London | Saturday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Are you obese or overweight? Blame long term exposure to blaring horns and other noise from road traffic, said researchers. ... read..


Social isolation increases death risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2018 2:11:32 PM IST
Findings of a recent study have linked social isolation to higher risk of death. ... read..


Know how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2018 12:41:28 PM IST
In a recent study, biologists discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. ... read..


Are air purifiers helpful inside your home?
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Installing air purifiers in your homes and offices may, to some extent, help combat the impact of deadly air on your respiratory and circulatory systems; but the question remains: How effective they can be over time in mitigating the ill-effects of Delhi' ... read..


Indian health-fitness app start-up forays into Malaysia
Bengaluru | Friday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
As part of its overseas geographic expansion into southeast Asia, Indian health and fitness app, HealthifyMe, has forayed into Malaysia to offer its services including diet and fitness plans, said a top official on Friday. ... read..


19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant to get high
Amsterdam | Friday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
A 19-year-old recovering drug addict died after inhaling deodorant in an attempt to get high, doctors who treated him in the Netherlands have revealed in a case report to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals. ... read..


Study suggests way to treat severe eczema
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 16, 2018 1:41:37 PM IST
Suffering from severe eczema? It may best be treated by allergy shots, according to researchers. ... read..


Cannabis allergy may worsen asthma symptoms in children
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 16, 2018 1:41:37 PM IST
It is well known that second hand smoke from cigarettes is a risk to anyone who suffers from asthma. But a new research showed that it's possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma to find their symptoms worsening due to cannabis allerg ... read..


Know how anti-malaria drugs help in treating cancer
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 16, 2018 1:11:31 PM IST
According to previous researches, anti-malaria drugs known as chloroquines were repurposed to treat cancer for decades, but until now no one knew exactly what the chloroquines were targeting when they attack a tumor. ... read..


E-cigarette use among US youth becomes an 'epidemic'
Chicago | Friday, 2018 5:15:05 AM IST
Just days after the US city of Chicago took eight online retailers to court for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, federal agencies confirmed astonishing increases in nationwide youth use of e-cigarettes. ... read..


Migraines that affect vision may increase irregular heartbeat risk
New York | Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of irregular heartbeat, and as a result stroke, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin. ... read..


Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day
Ranchi | Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on its Statehood Day on Thursday and seven districts were announced to be fully electrified. ... read..


IKEA to turn pollution-causing rice straws into products in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to reduce global air pollution, Swedish home furnishing company IKEA on Thursday announced its plan to turn rice straws into a new renewable material source for its products. ... read..


Healthians to hire 1,500 phlebotomists, lab technicians by 2019
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to expand business geography, home diagnostic service provider Healthians on Thursday announced that it is set to hire 1,500 employees in the next 12 months. ... read..


Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk
New York | Thursday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study. ... read..


Why music is used as a potential sleep aid?
London | Thursday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Besides its potential to help reduce anxiety as well as the negative effects of physical pain, a new study suggests that music might serve as a cheap, non-pharmaceutical sleep aid for people facing difficulty in getting proper sleep. ... read..


Indian student dies of flu in Dubai
Dubai | Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
A 17-year-old Indian girl studying in a Dubai school has died after contracting flu, making it the second such death in two weeks, authorities said. ... read..


All you need to know about dry eye syndrome
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2018 2:11:35 PM IST
According to a medical study, dry eyes condition in humans can significantly reduce the rate of reading and may cause disruption in daily tasks that require visual concentration for long periods. The chronic dry eye is a common disease in which natural te ... read..


Marijuana may not affect kidney transplant outcomes
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2018 1:11:35 PM IST
Turns out, the usage of marijuana by kidney donors has no measurable effect on the outcome of kidney transplants for donors or recipients. ... read..


Treating the 'bubble baby'
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2018 12:41:29 PM IST
A new study has highlighted the urgent need to develop better treatment strategies for patients suffering from severe combined immune deficiency (SCID), better known as 'bubble baby disease.' ... read..


Baby delivered after pregnant mother killed in London
London | Thursday, 2018 4:15:23 AM IST
British doctors said on Wednesday that they have saved the life of an unborn baby after his mother was shot dead with a crossbow in her east London home. ... read..


Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms: Congress
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam's police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government's failure to protect the state's interest. ... read..


Delhi's air quality improves to 'very poor', may worsen (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The air quality of the national capital and the regions around it, which on Wednesday improved to 'very poor' from 'severe' due to overnight rains, may again drop, warn monitoring agencies. ... read..


Probiotics can help increase bone density: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Treatment with good bacteria widely used in probiotic supplements can strengthen bones, especially in females, finds a study that may develop novel ways of treating bone loss condition osteoporosis. ... read..


3-4 cups of coffee daily may keep diabetes at bay
London | Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes by nearly 25 per cent, suggests a study. ... read..


4-year-old Indian boy returning from Umrah dies on flight
Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
A four-year-old Indian boy died on a flight due to epileptic seizures on his way back from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah with his family. ... read..


Surgical menopause can worsen insomnia
New York | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
While insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, undergoing surgical menopause is likely to worsen the sleep disorder, warns a new study. ... read..


Obese people enjoy food less
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2018 1:41:33 PM IST
Researchers have found that obesity and food restrictions are associated with less food enjoyment. ... read..


How Facebook aids in promoting alcohol abuse
New York | Wednesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments from users, according to a research. ... read..


Surgical menopause increases risk of insomnia
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2018 12:11:37 PM IST
According to a latest study, surgical menopause leads to increased sleep issues in women as opposed to natural menopause. ... read..


Do e-cigarettes undermine desire to quit smoking?
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2018 11:41:31 AM IST
Trying to quit smoking? Spend time with people who use e-cigarettes. ... read..


Legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica dies
Mexico City | Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Chile born legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica, who made Mexico his home for half a century, has died, his family said. He was 90. ... read..


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