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Still births are caused by secondhand smoke
Washington DC, [USA] | July 21, 2018 7:41:25 AM IST
In developing countries around the world especially in Asia, secondhand smoke causes thousands of still births every year. ... read..


81 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
At least 81 inmates of the women's jail in Byculla here were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said. ... read..


'Screening HIV, syphilis can cut new HIV cases in India by 7%'
New York | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
Combining testing and treatment of HIV with syphilis among sex workers and gay men could reduce the number of new HIV cases in India by seven per cent, and potentially avert over 50,000 new infections, in a decade, says a Lancet report. ... read..


Binge drinking in adolescence impairs working memory: Study
New York | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
Parents, take note: If your teenage child is drinking alcohol, it may impair his/her working memory, a new study suggests. ... read..


Personal health data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, PM hacked
Singapore | Friday, 2018 10:15:16 PM IST
The personal health data of 1.5 million people, almost a quarter of the population, including the details of the city-state's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, have been hacked, a Health Ministry statement said on Friday. ... read..


Kejriwal dismisses officers' claims about mohalla clinics after visit
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:16 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected officials' reports questioning feasibility of various 'mohalla clinics' after inspected the proposed sites and terming them viable. ... read..


Doctors give just 11 seconds before interrupting patients
New York | Friday, 2018 10:15:11 PM IST
Ever witnessed your doctor rushing and hardly listening to your condition? It could be true, say researchers. Patients, on an average get just about 11 seconds to explain the reason for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors, finds an an ... read..


High levels of good cholesterol may not benefit older women
New York | Friday, 2018 10:15:11 PM IST
While good cholesterol has traditionally been known to be good for heart, a new study claimed that higher levels of the cholesterol may not always benefit middle aged and postmenopausal women. ... read..


Eat more veggies, fruits to reduce breast cancer risk
New York | Friday, 2018 10:15:06 PM IST
Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. ... read..


Goa Minister apologises for formalin remark, Basa fish on FDA radar
Panaji | Friday, 2018 10:15:06 PM IST
Even though Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to answer whether fish sold in Goa actually contained formalin, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday apologised publicly for his use of term "permissible limit" which has now become a butt jo ... read..


This AI robot chemist could cut cost of drug discovery
London | Friday, 2018 5:45:07 PM IST
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have trained a robot to automatically explore a very large number of chemical reactions which could reduce the cost of discovering new molecules for drugs. ... read..


Smartphone use may affect teenagers' memory
London | Friday, 2018 5:15:08 PM IST
Increased exposure to radiation from mobile phones may impact memory in your teenage children, warn Swiss researchers. ... read..


Nigerian boy gets new lease of life in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
An eight-year-old boy from Nigeria who was suffering from a rare life-threatening condition underwent a surgery here in which a portion of his heart was resected in order to correct an abnormal enlargement. ... read..


58 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 3:45:06 PM IST
At least 58 inmates of the women's jail in Byculla were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said. ... read..


Novel eye drop may treat age-related vision loss
London | Friday, 2018 3:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have been developing an eye drop that can be self-administered, thus revolutionizing treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. ... read..


Diabetic women at higher risk of developing cancer: Study
Sydney | Friday, 2018 3:45:06 PM IST
Women suffering from diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing cancer than men, a new study has found. ... read..


Riteish, Genelia invest in homeopathy treatment platform
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh have invested an undisclosed amount in homeopathy treatment platform Welcomecure.com, which they will also endorse. ... read..


Diet soda may keep colon cancer from recurring: Researchers
New York | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
People who drank diet soda after being treated for colon cancer are less likely to see a recurrence than those who didnt drink artificially-sweetened drinks, claims a Yale University study. ... read..


Here's how cellphone radiation is affecting your health
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 20, 2018 1:11:39 PM IST
Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, according to a new study. ... read..


How harmful is binge drinking during adolescence
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 20, 2018 1:11:38 PM IST
Binge drinking during adolescence can impair the working memory, finds a study. ... read..


Mother's gut holds answer to autism
Washington DC, [USA] | July 20, 2018 7:41:27 AM IST
A mother's gut holds the secret to autism-related disorders. ... read..


Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is comple ... read..


A little sugar in elderly can improve memory: Study
London | Thursday, 2018 9:45:08 PM IST
For older adults (over 60), increase in sugar levels can improve memory and make them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research. ... read..


Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting ... read..


Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital. ... read..


WCD against NITI Aayog's cash transfer proposal in nutrition mission
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
The Women and Child Development Ministry is not in favour of NITI Aayog's proposal of Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) for the nutrition mission 'Poshan Abhiyaan', parliament was told on Thursday. ... read..


Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies
Toronto | Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health. ... read..


Indians increased salary directly related with ease of falling asleep
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Indians have a direct correlation between increasing salary and ease of falling asleep, says an India Sleep and Wellness survey commissioned by Sunday Mattresses and conducted among working professionals above the age of 25. ... read..


Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes: Study
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Love to gorge on beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat as part of your evening snacks daily? Beware, these processed meats laced with chemicals such as nitrates, to preserve them from spoilage, may contribute to mania -- an abnormal mood s ... read..


Can changing expectant mothers' diet help prevent autism?
New York | Thursday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
The mother's microbiome -- the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us -- can determine the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her children, suggests a study. ... read..


Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids
New York | Thursday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Besides remaining loyal and man's best friend, dogs can also provide therapy that can effectively treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers. ... read..


Formalin controversy: No officer to examine quality of fish, says Goa Minister
Panaji | Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
The Goa Fisheries Department does not have a single technical officer to examine the quality of fish sold in the state, Fisheries Minister Vinoda Paliencar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday. ... read..


CT scan may increase brain tumor risk
Washington DC, [USA] | July 19, 2018 3:41:36 PM IST
A new study shows that CT Scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. ... read..


HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study
London | Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found. ... read..


Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer risk by 40% in youth: Study
Sydney | Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Young adults who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, a study has found. ... read..


Goa assembly disrupted over formalin-laced fish
Panaji | Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant on Thursday adjourned the House till noon after the Congress insisted on discussing the issue of formalin-use in fish sold in the state. ... read..


Omega 3 supplements may not protect your heart: Study
London | Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
Taking omega 3 through food or supplements is likely to have little or no effect on our risk of experiencing heart diseases, stroke or death, a new study challenging previously held theories says. ... read..


Sugar improves memory in older adults
New Delhi [India] | July 19, 2018 1:11:34 PM IST
Turns out, increasing blood sugar levels improves memory and performance in older adults and makes them feel happier during a task. ... read..


Man's best friend could help reduce ADHD symptoms
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 19, 2018 12:41:27 PM IST
Therapy dogs are effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, finds a study. ... read..


5 natural methods to beat stress (Health Tips)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
A study of 200,000 respondents by Optum has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress. ... read..


People with HIV infection twice at risk of heart disease
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 19, 2018 11:41:28 AM IST
According to a global study, HIV infection doubles the risk of heart disease. ... read..


Never expected 'Khazana...' to be so successful: Pankaj Udhas
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas has said he never expected that "Khazana - A Festival of Ghazals" will be so successful among the audience. ... read..


Doctors revisiting patients develop better discharge plans
Washington DC, [USA] | July 19, 2018 7:41:25 AM IST
When resident physicians visit the homes of their former hospital patients they are in a better position to assess their needs. ... read..


Plan to reduce sodium in snacks portfolio by 75% by 2025: PepsiCo India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025. ... read..


Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas
London | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:40 PM IST
People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests. ... read..


Parrikar retort: Should I enter your stomach to check if fish safe?
Panaji | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:30 PM IST
Badgered by media over the safety of the fish sold in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar snapped back at a journalist, asking if he should enter the reporter's stomach to check the fish he had eaten. ... read..


Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin
Panaji | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:20 PM IST
Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days. ... read..


Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills
New York | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found. ... read..


Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer
London | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study. ... read..


Childhood abuse may up endometriosis risk in adulthood
New York | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Getting physically and sexually abused as a child may increase the risk of endometriosis -- a gynaecological disorder characterized by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods -- during adulthood, a new study suggests. ... read..


Japan approves watered-down anti-smoking law
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the anti-smoking law that will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public spaces for the first time after a long debate in which the opposition criticized the government for lax implement ... read..


Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states
Panaji | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. ... read..


Smartphone use may lead to behavioural problems in teenagers
New York | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Think twice before handing over a smartphone to your teenager as new research warns that adolescents who frequently use digital devices are more likely to develop symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ... read..


Kjeriwal orders probe against Delhi hospital
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:55 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered a probe against a doctor at a government hospital for allegedly refusing to operate a patient. ... read..


Unhealthy fat, cholesterol linked with lower fertility
London | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:55 AM IST
Young women with unhealthy levels of fat in their blood before pregnancy are more likely to only have one or no child at all, finds a study explaining the previously observed association between lower fertility and heart disease. ... read..


Can a magnetic wire help early detection of cancer
New York | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:54 AM IST
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a magnetic device that could capture scarce and hard-to-capture tumour cells in the bloodstream, an advance that could lead to efficient and early detection of cancer. ... read..


Brain area linked to binge eating identified
New York | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:54 AM IST
Researchers have identified that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. ... read..


CRISPR gene editing can cause genetic damage, says study
London | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:54 AM IST
The much celebrated CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought, scientists have warned. ... read..


Genetic change in gut bacteria alters host metabolism
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 18, 2018 10:41:23 AM IST
A new study revealed that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduces weight. ... read..


Coffee scent may boost analytical performance
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 18, 2018 9:41:23 AM IST
In addition to the physical boost, coffee may now help people perform better on the analytical portion of their respective areas. ... read..


Roundworms avoid bad bacteria after smelling Nitric oxide
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 18, 2018 9:11:28 AM IST
Turns out, nitric oxide gas produced by a type of harmful bacteria lets roundworms know to stay away from it. ... read..


Childhood abuse can lead to endometriosis
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 18, 2018 9:11:26 AM IST
Childhood abuse has been generally associated with chronic pelvic pain and hypertension but a new study revealed that it can also lead to endometriosis. ... read..


Ankrd16 gene prevents Alzheimer's disease
Washington DC, [USA] | July 18, 2018 7:41:27 AM IST
Ankrd16 gene can prevent faulty proteins from causing neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. ... read..


IIT-Kharagpur, AIIMS ink MoU to boost research programmes
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:09 PM IST
With an aim to promote interaction and collaboration between two premier institutions of the country -- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) -- signed a memorandum of understanding here on ... read..


Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical may reduce cognitive skills
New York | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:37 PM IST
Prenatal or early exposure of your kids to a plastic chemical may harm brain development as well as reduce cognitive function, a study says. ... read..


Speed up immunisation to cover 5mn kids: WHO
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:37 PM IST
Lauding the immunisation efforts being made by countries including India's Mission Indradhanush, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in south-east Asia. ... read..


Childhood infections may affect academic performance
London | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:22 PM IST
Severe infections during childhood that lead to hospitalisations could lower academic performance in adolescence, a new study has found. ... read..


Novel drug therapy may potentially help treat ALS
New York | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:17 PM IST
Administering a therapy using DNA-based compounds could extend survival and reverse signs of neuromuscular damage in animals of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), finds a study. ... read..


Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk
Toronto | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
Scientists have found that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be identified at least five years earlier as the patients were more likely to undergo treatments for nervous system disorders like pain or sleep problems, according to a study. ... read..


Ditch medicine, adopt self-healing, advises new book
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
People from all over the world are ditching their pills and embracing the path of natural healing with little or no medical intervention, claims a new book. ... read..


Childhood infections may affect school performance
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 17, 2018 10:11:28 AM IST
Turns out, severe infections that have led to hospitalisation during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence. ... read..


Study recommends early treatment for babies' neuromuscular disorder
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 17, 2018 9:41:26 AM IST
A new study suggests that children with Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can achieve improvements in motor function after six months of treatment with the drug nusinersen, particularly when treatment began before seven months of age. ... read..


Early puberty in boys increases substance use risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 17, 2018 9:41:26 AM IST
A new study suggests that boys experiencing early puberty are at a higher risk for substance use than later developing boys. ... read..


Drinking responsibly is the secret to good health?
Washington DC, [USA] | July 17, 2018 8:11:37 AM IST
Turns out, college students should drink responsibly to improve their health and in turn change their lifestyle altogether. ... read..


Wolbachia mosquitoes released in Fiji to curb dengue
Suva | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Fiji has identified hot spots for dengue fever where officials of the World Mosquito Programme (WMP) will release the Wolbachia mosquitoes on Monday to curb the spread of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases. ... read..


20 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally (Lead)
Midnapore (West Bengal) | Monday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
At least 20 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a BJP leader said. ... read..


Scientists identify molecule to treat fibrotic diseases
New York | Monday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Scientists have identified a molecule that can act as a potential therapy for fibrotic diseases -- a progressive scarring and hardening of internal organs. ... read..


Ticks are more likely to attack blood group A: Study
London | Monday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
People with type A blood could be more at risk of being bitten by a tick, including bugs that cause the potentially fatal Lyme disease, a study says. ... read..


Structured programs can improve elderly mobility
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 1:11:27 PM IST
Turns out, a regular program of structured physical activity, performed in the clinical setting, could reduce mobility loss in older adults. ... read..


Nursing notes may help ICU patients survive
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 12:11:31 PM IST
A new study revealed that nursing regular notes are a good indicator of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive. ... read..


Mortality from heart failure higher in women
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 12:11:31 PM IST
Death rates from heart failure are higher for women than men, according to a study. ... read..


Routinely screening can prevent opioid use
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 10:11:28 AM IST
A new study suggests that routine screening and proper treatment for patients can prevent the opioid abuse. ... read..


Food-induced anaphylaxis less severe in infants: Study
New York | Sunday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are less severe than in toddlers and older children, a new study suggests. ... read..


Herpes virus linked to Alzheimer's, antivirals may help
London | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Scientists have found evidence of a link between herpes infection and Alzheimer's disease as well as the potential of antivirals in reducing the risk of the neurodegenerative disease. ... read..


Sri Lankan medicines to be protected under international intellectual property system
Colombo | Sunday, 2018 8:45:05 AM IST
Sri Lanka has announced that it is moving its centuries-old folk medicine system for protection under the international intellectual property system. ... read..


Being positive helps fight cancer
Tel Aviv [Israel] | July 15, 2018 7:11:24 AM IST
While having a positive attitude in life has it's owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer. ... read..


Bihar set to get cheapest drinking water in world (Lead)
Darbhanga/Patna | Saturday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
An innovative cost-effective drinking water project in Bihar promises to lower the price of one-litre bottle to 50 paise -- cheapest in the world. ... read..


Omega 3 fatty acids hold the key stop cancer
Washington DC, [USA] | July 14, 2018 3:41:37 PM IST
A study has found that a class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit the spreading and growth of cancer. ... read..


'Deaths due to cardiovascular disease on rise in India'
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 14, 2018 1:11:25 PM IST
According to a recent study, deaths from cardiovascular disease are rising in India. ... read..


LGBQ teens at higher risk of substance abuse
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 14, 2018 6:11:39 AM IST
Turns out, lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning (LGBQ) teens are at substantially higher risk of substance use than their heterosexual peers. ... read..


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