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New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment
Chicago | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs and to knock out this mending function may increase the potency of certain chemothe ... read..


New global effort launched to end TB by 2030: WHO
Geneva | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 AM IST
Delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the WHO said. ... read..


The faster you eat, the more kilos you gain?
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Are you wondering why your waistline is expanding? Don't watch what you eat; watch how you eat. ... read..


Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state. ... read..


EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution. ... read..


EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution. ... read..


28-year-old brain dead gives life to three
Noida | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday after his family agreed to donate his five organs -- liver, corneas and both kidneys. ... read..


Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk
London | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Are you a dog lover? Your care and compassion for pets, especially dogs, can help you stay away from heart diseases. ... read..


CM misrepresented facts on port's coal-handling expansion: Goa Congress
Panaji | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
The Congress Goa unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "misrepresenting" facts on the proposed expansion of the coal handling facilties at the state's only major port. ... read..


Here's how you can fight air pollution
New Delhi,[India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Delhi's air pollution level has hit a new high this winter, leaving its people grasping for breath. ... read..


Diabetes can cause infertility in men
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India has been declared as the 'Diabetes Capital' of the world in a recent report by IDF (International Diabetes Federation). It has also stated that India's 9% population is expected to be diabetic by 2030. ... read..


'Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases'
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Multi Drug Resistant organisms that cause deadly infections are spreading resulting in community-acquired infections, reveals a new study by city's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH). ... read..


Stressed? You could be making risky decisions
New York | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found. ... read..


Will approach SC against AAP government over cess non-utilisation: BJP
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of misleading the public over pollution in the NCR, the BJP on Friday said it will approach the Supreme Court over non-utilisation of green cess by the AAP government and thus "violating" court order. ... read..


Doing daily chores can help older women live longer
New York | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Completing the chores and errands of daily life may help older women, above the age of 65, in reducing their mortality risk, as older people expend more energy doing the same kinds of activities they did when younger, says a study. ... read..


15 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work (Lead)
Patna | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
At least 15 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday. ... read..


Government rolls out daily drug regimen for TB
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Health Ministry on Friday said it has changed the treatment strategy for Tuberculosis (TB) from thrice a week to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC). ... read..


'Robotic surgery has established itself in India'
Panaji | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Although the widespread use of computer assisted surgery began less than a decade ago in India, robotic surgery has already established itself in the country, says an expert. ... read..


Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus
New York | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly Zika virus, new research has found. ... read..


'Enormous parasites' found in N. Korean defector's body
Seoul | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A North Korean soldier who was shot fleeing across the border had an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors said. ... read..


Schizophrenia drug could treat ALS
Toronto | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have found that a drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neurodegenerative condition for which there is currently no effective cure. ... read..


13 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work
Patna | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
At least 13 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday. ... read..


India assures medical visa to another Pakistani national
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
India on Friday assured a medical visa to another Pakistani national who is seeking to donate a kidney to a fellow national undergoing treatment at a hospital here. ... read..


Heavy drinking and smoking can make you look older
London | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
If you do not want to look older than your true age, stop heavy drinking and smoking, new research suggests. ... read..


AIIMS conduct study over eliminating user charges
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has announced that it has conducted a pilot study to justify its proposal to eliminate user charges on diagnostic procedures which cost less than Rs 500. ... read..


India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country. ... read..


Washing diabetes out with common detergent ingredient
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, there may be more to laundry detergents than meets the eye. ... read..


A 'natural' way to fight tooth cavities
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new discovery has brought natural anticavity products closer to reality. ... read..


A new weapon against allergies
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of scientists has made a fundamental discovery about how our body's immune system clears harmful infections. ... read..


Now, painkillers that cut overdose risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of scientists has come up with new opioid pain relievers that not only reduce pain on par with morphine, but also reduce overdose risk. ... read..


Is April 2018 date to roll out BS-VI fuel in Delhi feasible?
New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As a measure to reduce the toxicity in Delhi's air, which rises every year during the winters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on Wednesday advanced rolling out of Bharat Stage (BS)-VI fuel in the national capital by two years to April 2018. ... read..


Vision care in India urgently needs an Optometry Council
New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Believe it or not, but at least 10 crore Indians, a majority of whom are based in the rural parts of the country, need a pair of spectacles, but unfortunately don't have access to them, or are not aware that they need glasses. ... read..


Ireland ranked worst country in Europe for action on climate change
London [UK] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
According to the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index, Ireland is the worst performing country in Europe in terms of taking concrete action to tackle climate change. ... read..


Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes
New York | Thursday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes -- a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin -- in a mouse model. ... read..


MP tribal woman mortgages jewellery to build toilet
Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) | Thursday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Inspired by the central government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal woman in this Madhya Pradesh district mortgaged her jewellery to build a toilet in her house. ... read..


New cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Disneyland confirmed
Los Angeles | Thursday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Three more people were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after they visited Anaheim, home to the Disneyland Resort in California, bringing the total number of infected to 15, according to health officials. ... read..


Lifestyle modifications to cope with COPD
New Delhi [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
COPD is a respiratory disease in which the wind pipes (bronchi) are narrowed resulting in limitation of the airflow. Thus, breathing is met with resistance. This is commonly known as 'Chronic Bronchitis', and is a progressive disease. ... read..


Delhi's air quality improves, ban on trucks, construction lifted (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
With Delhi's air quality having improved to "very poor", a Supreme Court-appointed environment body on Thursday ordered lifting of a ban on entry of trucks and on construction activities in the city. ... read..


Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills, memory
New York | Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Daily consumption of nuts such as peanuts and pistachios can strengthen brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions, a study has found. ... read..


Get the bridal glow: Eat organic, go vegan
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Moving away from old trends, young women are now opting for preservative-free products for a long-lasting glow and balanced health ahead of their wedding day. ... read..


Ban on trucks, construction lifted in Delhi
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Despite Delhi's air quality continuing to be "very poor", the ban on the entry of trucks and on construction activities was lifted on Thursday by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), which also rolled back the hike i ... read..


For eczema, water baths as effective as bleach ones
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
When it comes to treating eczema, there's no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths, according to a recent study. ... read..


Head injury doesn't up alcoholism
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent study has found that head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviours, does not worsen drinking behavior in boozers. ... read..


Intensive glucose control in diabetes can up death risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has found that the common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality. ... read..


Delhi to reward people helping road accident victims
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi government will launch within a month a scheme providing Rs 2,000 as reward to those who help road accident victims reach hospitals, Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. ... read..


Why stop non-veg food sale at hospital, asks Meghalaya party
Shillong | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday voiced concern at "stopping" of sale of non-vegetarian food at the government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). ... read..


Delhi collects Rs 787cr environment cess, spends nil, puts onus on Centre (Roundup)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday blamed the Centre for blocking projects as an RTI query revealed that the Kejriwal government did not spend even a paisa out of the Rs 787 crore it collected as environment cess since January 1 this year. ... read..


Blood type may indicate heart attack risk from pollution
New York | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
If you have A, B, or AB blood type, you might be more at risk of suffering a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, than those with the O blood type, finds a new research. ... read..


Gestational diabetes, high BP may up heart disease risk in women
Toronto | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Women who develop both gestational diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at a higher risk of suffering from these cardiometabolic diseases in later years that also raises the risk heart disease, a new study has warned. ... read..


Pollution can increase risk of infertility in both men, women
New Delhi [India] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Delhi is reeling under extreme levels of pollution currently. The air quality index has reached an all-time high of 451, which is way beyond the acceptable limits. ... read..


No pouches to dispose sanitary napkins: NGT serves notice
Pune | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slapped notice on the Maharashtra government and private companies, saying sanitary napkins and diapers manufacturers are violating laws by not providing pouches or wrappers for disposing them. ... read..


Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females
New York | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. ... read..


19,700 Afghans die from diabetes annually
Kabul | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
More than 19,700 people die due to diabetes in Afghanistan annually, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. ... read..


Know how oral bacteria triggers gut diseases
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Suffering from inflammatory bowel disease? According to a new study, the bacteria residing in your mouth may be responsible as it activates immune cells to fuel inflammation in the gut. ... read..


This vitamin might lead to better live rates in pregnant women!
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new study has discovered a strong link between Vitamin D and live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (ART). ... read..


Rights group urges China to stop conversion therapy
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Chinese government to end forms of treatment designed to alter an individual's sexual orientation that were allegedly being carried out in hospitals across the country, according to a report released on Wednesday. ... read..


This drug may stall effects of alcohol on fetal brain
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, according to a recent study. ... read..


Here's why sleep is good for our memory
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has shed new light on sleep's vital role in boosting our memory. ... read..


This protein may be new weapon against cancer, birth defects
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has come up with an artificial protein that may block malignant properties of cancer cells as well as correct certain birth defects. ... read..


Air quality improves marginally, NGT rejects plea for odd-even exemptions (Roundup)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Air quality in the National Capital Region saw a marginal improvement from "severe plus" to "severe" on Tuesday while the National Green Tribunal turned down a Delhi government plea for exemptions from the odd-even traffic scheme. ... read..


Outdoor pollution behind 6% of disease burden: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
As Delhi and neighbouring areas struggle with poor air quality, a report on Tuesday said outdoor air pollution caused six per cent of the total disease burden in 2016. ... read..


NGT notice to Minister Mahesh Sharma's hospital
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:44 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday issued notice to a hospital owned by Union Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma, seeking a response to allegations of illegal construction on a green belt in neighbouring Noida. ... read..


India's malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:39 PM IST
Disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition in India was 12 times higher per person than in China in 2016 even as the life expectancy at birth in the country improved by over a decade, said a report on Tuesday. ... read..


Punjab CM rejects Kejriwal's plea for meeting on pollution
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:34 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea for a meeting on stubble-burning and air pollution in the National Capital Region, and asked him to refrain from "trying to politicise a serious issue". ... read..


Regular exercises can improve brain functioning: Study
Sydney | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:29 PM IST
Are you having difficulty in memorising phone numbers or other valuable data for long term use? You need to start exercising to improve your memory functioning. ... read..


Per person disease burden drops by 36 per cent: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:29 PM IST
The per person disease burden in India dropped by 36 per cent from 1990 to 2016, with Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh recording the highest rates and Kerala and Goa the lowest, a report released on Tuesday said. ... read..


US FDA approves first digital pill with ingestible sensor
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:15 PM IST
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system that can tell doctors whether the medication was taken. ... read..


More digital screen time increases depression among teens: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Are you in the habit of spending more time on cellphones, tablets or playing computer games? Limit the habit before it increases the risk of depressive disorders or induces suicidal tendencies. ... read..


Extreme swings in blood pressure can be deadly!
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Fluctuations in blood pressure can be just as deadly as having high blood pressure, according to a new study. ... read..


Risk of depression in teens increases with time spent in front of screens
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Teens, beware! ... read..


Dr Reddy's launches Clofarabine injection in US market
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Tuesday launched Clofarabine injection, usually prescribed to treat a type of cancer of the white blood cells, in the US market. ... read..


Syngene expands research tie-up with Bristol-Myers
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Biocon's contract research arm Syngene International on Tuesday announced it was expanding partnership with the US pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) for more research and development (R&D) of drugs. ... read..


Over 60% urban Indian women at risk of diabetes: Survey
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Over 60 per cent of urban Indian women do not follow a regular exercise regime, putting them at increased risk of diabetes, show results of a new survey. ... read..


Diabetic patients must stay alert to diabetic retinopathy
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov 14 (ANI-BusinessWire India): With the number of diabetic patients going up fast in the country, people need to be vigilant not just to cut down their chances of contracting it but also watch out for allied medical ailmen ... read..


Fortis study finds substantial rise in cost of treating diabetes in India
New Delhi | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A study on nation-wide trends in the sales of anti-diabetic oral drugs and insulins has found that there is a substantial rise in cost of treating diabetes in India. ... read..


Simple water test could reduce bone disease in India
London | Tuesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could help prevent skeletal fluorosis, the crippling bone disease, in developing countries like India, says a study. ... read..


Suffering from diabetes? Stick to these fruits
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Diabetes has come to be one of the most dreaded offshoots of modern and hectic lifestyles. In such cases, fruits play a major role and can go a long way in helping a diabetes patients condition from worsening. ... read..


Fighting with diabetes? Staying active is what you need
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
World diabetes day is celebrated each year on November 14. ... read..


Pursue healthier lifestyle to fight diabetes: Modi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday urged people to pledge to lead a healthier life to overcome the disease. ... read..


This water test can save India from crippling bone disease
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania. ... read..


Heart attack ups dementia risk by 35%
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent study has found that heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35 percent, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack. ... read..


Trump picks former pharmaceutical executive as new health secretary
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump said he will nominate Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive, to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ... read..


SC seeks Centre's response on plea for banning 93 pesticides
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on a plea that sought a ban on 93 pesticides, which are banned in different countries but are used by Indian agriculturists and thus exposes them to serious diseases. ... read..


Bill Gates invests $50m to fight Alzheimer's
Washington | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Joining the fight against Alzheimer's, Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday announced a $50 million Dementia Discovery Investment Fund from his personal wealth to find a cure for the brain-wasting disease. ... read..


Lack of sleep may affect brain functioning
New York | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Are you witnessing fatigue at work? You may not be receiving a good night's sleep, reveals a new study. ... read..


Sale of anti-diabetic medicines shoots up in India
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Sales of anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin, has zoomed in India, along with the steadily increasing number of diabetics, says a study. ... read..


Reduction in heart hormone may improve heart diseases
New York | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Did you recently witnessed symptoms of cardiac arrest? A reduced level of common heart hormone might save you from visiting the doctor next time. ... read..


Northeast to get India's first air dispensary: DONER Minister
New Delhi/Guwahati | Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
The northeast region will get India's first Air Dispensary, Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh said on Monday. ... read..


Gurugram's civil hospital patients to get masks for next 10 days
Gurugram | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
With the intent to raise awareness about the alarming levels of pollution and protect the most vulnerable from its detrimental health effects, free N95 masks were on Monday distributed to patients at the government-run civil hospital here, said a senior d ... read..


Low-sodium, dash diet may reduce hypertension
New York | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Are you suffering from hypertension and related problems such as frequent fainting episodes, anxiety and headaches? A low sodium diet may help you recover faster. ... read..


Nadda calls for national trauma care policy
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Calling for a national trauma care policy, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday stressed the need to ensure quick relief for trauma patients through airlifting and mobile clinics, especially in remote areas. ... read..


Control risks, complications of diabetes with a healthy diet plan
New Delhi [India] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? ... read..


Eating disorders are more profound in females
London | Monday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Are you disturbing your everyday eating behaviour just to lose extra kilos or add on weight to your skinny body? Watch out for the consequences before you continue disrupting your habit. ... read..


Watching TV for too long may double blood clot risk
New York | Monday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Do you have the habit of sitting glued to the idiot box everyday? Beware, you may be at nearly twice the risk of developing blood clots, researchers warn. ... read..


Men more at risk of rare heart attack after sex: Study
New York | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Men with a history of cardiovascular disease may be more at risk of facing sudden cardiac arrest during or soon after sex, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. ... read..


Modi visits Jaipur Foot centre in Philippines
Manila | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation here that has helped rehabilitate thousands of disabled people in the country with the famed Jaipur Foot. ... read..


Private doctors' strike hits out-patient care in Karnataka
Bengaluru | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Out-patient service in private hospitals and clinics across Karnataka were affected on Monday as some 50,000 private doctors went on strike in protest against an amendment bill that is intended to regulate their functioning. ... read..


Cholesterol check can reduce risk of heart attack
Washington DC [USA] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Have you had a heart attack or a stroke recently? Monitor your cholesterol regularly. ... read..


Heart's pumping function not an indicator of heart failure survival rates
Washington DC [USA] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Myth busted! Heart's pumping function is not an indicator of heart failure survival rates, a recent study has suggested. ... read..


World Diabetes Day: Things you need to know
New Delhi [India] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Diabetes is the general term used for conditions which lead to an increase in blood sugars and includes Type 1, Type 2, gestational diabetes and other forms of diabetes like secondary diabetes. ... read..


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