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WHO vaccinates 30 million Africans against Ebola
Kigali | Thursday, 2017 6:45:32 AM IST
More than 30 million people, the majority in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been vaccinated against Ebola, a UN agency said. ... read..


India top health sector provider to UN
United Nations | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
India, which plays the role of the world's pharmacy by producing affordable drugs, was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report ... read..


Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases. ... read..


Online dating abuse likely to affect girls more: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Girls who experience problematic behaviours from an online dating partner -- such as monitoring, control, threats, pressure, or coercion using digital mediums -- are more prone to suffering severe emotional consequences than boys, a study says. ... read..


This human enzyme may help find cure for dementia
New York | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Scientists have identified a naturally occurring human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, a finding that can help develop new therapeutic strategy for these diseases, a study say ... read..


Humans may regenerate heart cells in future: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Communication between "heart genes" in sea anemones and ability of the genes to regenerate may help humans to develop new therapies to treat heart conditions, scientists have found. ... read..


Research warns against liberal consumption of good fat
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Liberal consumption of so-called good fats like those found in olive oil and avocados may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, a new research has said. ... read..


Yoga not as safe as people thought: Study
Sydney | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Yoga's appeal is growing in Australia and worldwide but new research released on Wednesday suggests it is not as safe as previously believed. ... read..


Autistic adults more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study
London | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
People with autism disorder may show more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks and are less likely to show a cognitive bias because they are not influenced by the way choices are presented, showed a research. ... read..


Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics. ... read..


How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised. ... read..


IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally-born babies: Study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Babies conceived from artificial methods such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have the same cognitive skills as the babies conceived naturally, revealed a study on Tuesday, contradicting earlier theories that bab ... read..


Zen Hospital honoured by Maharashtra government
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the best centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra by the state government. ... read..


NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over Indore hospital deaths
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government over the death of 11 patients in Indore's MY Hospital due to reported disruption in oxygen supply. ... read..


Brisk walk every 30 min may cut heart disease risk
Wellington | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Do you spend your day sitting for long hours? Beware, it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may significantly lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, ... read..


Congress wants central health team in Kerala over fever outbreak
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
With the death toll in Kerala due to various types of fevers, including dengue and typhoid, crossing over 200, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday demanded that a central expert team be sent to the state to detect some of the new diseases r ... read..


Childhood asthma may up risk of heart failure
New York | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Individuals with a history of asthma from childhood may be at a greater risk of experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood, researchers have warned. ... read..


Night shifts may hamper DNA repair
New York | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
If you are working on night shifts regularly, chances are your body's ability to repair DNA damage may get hampered, suggest researchers led by one of Indian-origin. ... read..


Sri Lanka to begin clean-up to battle dengue
Colombo | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka on Tuesday said it will launch a major clean-up of cities around the country as the number of people affected by dengue continues to rise. ... read..


More veggies a day may cut early menopause risk
New York | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A single daily serving of vegetable protein from foods such as whole grains, soy and tofu may protect women from early menopause and could prolong their reproductive function, researchers say. ... read..


US Senate healthcare reform bill would leave 22 mn without coverage
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
The healthcare reform bill being discussed by the US Senate would leave 22 million people without medical insurance by 2026, of whom 15 million would drop off the roles in the first year after its implementation, the Congressional Budget Office calculates ... read..


Prosthetic arm for Bengaluru techie as crocodile bites off forearm
Bengaluru | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
A 26-year-old city techie will soon have a prosthetic arm fitted, after a crocodile bit off his left forearm in a nearby lake on Sunday, said a private hospital doctor on Monday. ... read..


Another fake doctor nabbed in Bengal
| Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Amid a series of fake doctor cases in Bengal, yet another person with a fake MBBS degree was arrested from West Bengal's Nadia district on Monday. ... read..


Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk
New York | Monday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to a type of air pollution may be at an increased risk of developing autism, a new analysis shows. ... read..


Four of a family killed in Odisha road accident
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Four persons of a family, including a cancer patient they were shifting to a different hospital, were killed and another injured when a truck hit their car in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Monday, police said. ... read..


Blocking a natural cell process may help control cancer
London | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival and controlling this may help stop progress of the disease, researchers have found. ... read..


Toronto holds biggest-ever yoga event in North America
Toronto | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Toronto set a record of holding the biggest-ever yoga event in North America as yoga guru Baba Ramdev led thousands of people through yoga asanas at the International Centre here on Sunday. ... read..


Make Avola almond your dietary supplement
London | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you. ... read..


Researchers explore new potential of human echolocation
New York | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Researchers are exploring insights into the ability of visually impaired people to use echoes from a cane or other sounds to navigate safely -- known as echolocation -- to help people who lose eyesight later in life. ... read..


Medicaid rollback may up late-stage breast cancer diagnoses
New York | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Women living in lower-income areas in the US with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease as a result of the rollback of the Medicaid coverage, a study has showed. ... read..


This technique uses body's noise to detect cancer early
London | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
An emerging technology that uses the body's own "seismic noise", allows more effective imaging deep inside body to assist in tumour, scientists say. ... read..


Modi lauds villages for becoming free of open defecation (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 2:15:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised two villages in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for taking initiatives to make themselves free of open defecation and setting an example for others under the 'Swachh Bharat' movement. ... read..


Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood
London | Sunday, 2017 2:15:56 PM IST
Children who grew up in a single-parent family are more likely to have lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research. ... read..


Modi lauds UP village for becoming free of open defection
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 2:15:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the people of Mubarakpur, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, for becoming free of open defecation and said it was the best example 'Swatchh Bharat' movement. ... read..


Bioengineers create durable device for diabetes monitoring
New York | Sunday, 2017 2:15:33 PM IST
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, at The University of Texas have developed a durable and versatile wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. ... read..


Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Calling the Robotic O-Arm technology a boon for neurosurgeons, doctors on Friday said the innovative surgical imaging system can allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries with greater precision, accuracy and most importantly safety. ... read..


Ex-judge Karnan under 'treatment and observation' in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:45:06 PM IST
Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan who was admitted to city's SSKM Medical College and Hospital after complaining of chest pain on Thursday, remains in there for "treatment and observation" on Friday, a hospital official said. ... read..


Kolkata hospital asked to pay Rs 3 lakh for negligence
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
A city private hospital was on Friday asked to cough up Rs 30 lakh as compensation by the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) for alleged negligence in treatment of an infant leading to her death. ... read..


More than 6 lakh qualify CBSE NEET 2017
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
As many as 6,11,539 students have qualified the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental courses, it was announced on Friday. ... read..


Delhi hospitals allowed to increase bed capacities
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to tackle dengue and chikungunya cases in the city, the Delhi government on Friday announced that all hospitals here have been permitted to increase their bed capacity by 10 to 20 per cent. ... read..


Thiruvananthapuram Smart City to cost Rs 1,538 crore: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
As much as Rs 1,538 crore will be spent on developmental projects in Thiruvananthapuram under the Smart Cities Mission, a Minister said on Friday. ... read..


Yemen cholera cases may reach 300,000: Unicef
Geneva | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000 by the end of August due to the rainy season, a United Nations agency warned on Friday. ... read..


SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday set up a panel of seven doctors to examine and ascertain the medical condition of a Kolkata-based expectant mother seeking the termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy. ... read..


Punjab assembly amends law to keep highway tipplers in high spirits
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Punjab assembly on Friday amended an excise law to allow hotels, restaurants and clubs within 500 metres of national and state highways in the northern state to serve liquor. ... read..


Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay
New York | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study. ... read..


Fake dentist arrested in West Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
A fake dentist was arrested in West Bengal on Friday, a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) official said. ... read..


Paracetamol during pregnancy affects sex drive in male progeny: Study
London | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Although paracetamol is usually considered safe during pregnancy, a new research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark suggests that if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills as their use is linked to reduced sex drive ... read..


Sweltering heat makes people moody and unhelpful
New York | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
When it is uncomfortably hot, people tend to become moody and also less helpful or 'pro-social,' new research has found. ... read..


Portable sink to help campers maintain hygiene
London | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Forget wet-wipes and hand gels, campers could soon have a portable sink to carry wherever they go and clean off mud, dirt and sweat in a proper manner. ... read..


'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom
New York | Friday, 2017 1:15:06 PM IST
A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study. ... read..


US bans fresh beef imports from Brazil
Washington | Friday, 2017 11:45:06 AM IST
The US has banned fresh beef imports from Brazil, one of the world's largest red meat exporters, due to concerns about the safety of the products. ... read..


Don't eat but sleep, to beat office blues!
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Stressful day at work leads to binge-eating at night. A new study suggests a good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening. ... read..


Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients' risks of premature dying
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to a recent clinical trial, intensive blood pressure lowering benefits patients with chronic kidney disease. ... read..


Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday. ... read..


Irked over wife's death, academician wants doctors' licence revoked
Guwahati | Thursday, 2017 10:45:06 PM IST
A senior Assam-based academician, whose wife died due to medical negligence at a Delhi-based hospital in 2015, on Thursday urged the Assam Medical Council to cancel the medical licence of the two doctors involved in the treatment of the victim. ... read..


Ex-judge Karnan complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital (Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan was admitted to city-based SSKM Medical College and Hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest pain, a hospital official said. ... read..


Banned drugs in food supplement major challenge: FSSAI
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The FSSAI on Thursday said presence of doping substances in food supplements posed a major challenge and efforts were needed to save the reputation of the supplements industry. ... read..


Cabinet approves MoU between India, Lanka on traditional medicines
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave approval to the signing of an MoU for cooperation between India and Sri Lanka in traditional systems of medicine. ... read..


Haryana fourth state with open defecation-free rural areas
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Haryana has become the fourth state in the country where the rural areas have been declared Open Defecation-Free (ODF), a minister said here on Thursday. ... read..


JK Organisation blood donation camp in Delhi collects 4043 units
New Delhi, [India] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
J K Organization, in collaboration with Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute Multispecialty Hospital, organized a two-day blood donation camp in New Delhi to collect 4043 units of blood. ... read..


Assembly happenings shocking, says Badal; visits AAP MLAs in hospital
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST
Former Chief Minister Parkash Sigh Badal on Thursday dubbed as "shocking" the unsavoury happenings in the Punjab assembly on Thursday. ... read..


Five patients die at MP hospital; official says no negligence
Indore | Thursday, 2017 5:15:06 PM IST
Five patients died on Thursday at the Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital here in Madhya Pradesh, which informed sources attributed to obstruction in oxygen supply there. However, authorities denied it. ... read..


Delhi slums will be free of open defecation by March 31: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 5:15:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said all Delhi slums and colonies will be made free of open defecation by March 31 next year. ... read..


AAP takes BJP to task over HC criticism of civic bodies
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 5:15:06 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday took the BJP to task over the Delhi High Court's criticism of the three municipal corporations a day earlier over improper garbage disposal in the national capital. ... read..


Sex can boost brain power in older adults
London | Thursday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests. ... read..


Men gain weight after marriage
London | Thursday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem. ... read..


Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study
New York | Thursday, 2017 2:15:06 PM IST
In what could confirm a century-old suspicion, researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity -- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues -- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. ... read..


Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk
London | Thursday, 2017 2:15:06 PM IST
Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research. ... read..


Father's involvement can help kids stay in shape
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:45:07 PM IST
Fathers' involvement in caregiving is linked to decreased likelihood that children would develop childhood obesity, says a study. ... read..


Deficits in attention linked to increased alcohol use
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Finding it hard to multi-task? Your frequency of alcohol use could be a reason. ... read..


Healing garden at your place: Homoeopathy speaks
New Delhi [India] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
One always aspires to be fit and healthy without taking any medicine. If there will be no stress, infections or any other disturbances, there will be no chance of getting ill. But the real world is exactly opposite. There is no life without challenges. ... read..


Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?
New Delhi [India] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood. According to reports, heart attack ... read..


Yoga gives people control of lives, better health: UN forum
United Nations | Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Yoga empowers people to take control of their lives and achieve better health at lower cost to society, according to experts at a forum here on Wednesday celebrating the Third International Day of Yoga (IDY). ... read..


If Anupam wished he were Robert DeNiro, he wouldn't be happy (With image)
United Nations | Thursday, 2017 12:45:07 PM IST
If he wished he were Robert De Niro, he wouldn't be happy, but yoga let him be himself and happy, says Anupam Kher. ... read..


India to hold yoga, cultural fest in Hungary
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 12:45:07 PM IST
Promoting ancient Indian tradition of de-stressing though control of the body and mind, the Indian Embassy is hosting a three-day yoga and cultural festival across 15 cities in Hungary this week, an official said on Thursday. ... read..


Month after insane attack, yogis bring outpouring of peace to Times Square
New York | Thursday, 2017 12:45:07 PM IST
A month after an insane attack on Times Square by a driver who ploughed through a crowd killing a woman and injuring 22 people, thousands brought an outpouring of peace through yoga on Wednesday to the landmark zone billed as the crossroads of the world. ... read..


Looking for stone removal procedure?
New Delhi [India] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kidneys help in detoxifying and filtering impurities from the blood. They help us excrete excess toxins and excess water through urine. ... read..


Australian dies after catching rare disease from mosquitoes
Melbourne | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
An Australian man died on Thursday after catching a rare mosquito-borne disease while on holiday overseas. ... read..


Lack Vitamin D? Your job could be a reason
Washington D.C. [USA] | June 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Stuck behind your office desk for most part of the day? Your nine-to-five job could be a major factor that puts you at high risk of Vitamin D deficiency. ... read..


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