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Statins can prevent development of neurological disorder: Study
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Besides treating heart disease, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can also be used to prevent the development of a neurodegenerative disease, finds a study.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel tools could help treat patients with TB
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) New diagnostic tools such as Machine Learning and precision medicine could help identify tuberculosis patients with the highest risk of reactivation of the disease, say researchers.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Telangana make bus travel free for kidney patients
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Kidney patients in Telangana will now be eligible for free travel in the buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRTC).
2019-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Facebook has enabled advertisers to promote anti-vaccine content to nearly nine lakh people interested in "vaccine controversies", the media reported.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Bharath Biotech to supply 2 lakh doses of typhoid vaccine to Pakistan
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharath Biotech will ship two lakh doses of its typhoid vaccine to Pakistan, which is grappling with the outbreak of severe drug-resistant version of the disease.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AIIMS, ICMR launch tool to record cleft lip patients' data
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) 'IndiCleft,' a web-based tool that helps record data of patients suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate, both online and offline, was launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Breast surgeon Ram to be conferred FRCS of Thailand body
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Dr. P. Raghu Ram, President-elect of the Association of Surgeons of India, and Director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases, would be conferred the Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Thailand.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Novel blood test for pain may help combat opioid epidemic
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) A one-of-its-kind blood test to measure pain in patients could open the door to precision medicine and help stem the tide of the opioid crisis, say researchers.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi hotel fire: DNA test to decide fate of missing supervisor
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A DNA sample sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory on Wednesday will decide if the missing supervisor of Hotel Arpit Palace is still alive.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Court nod for lie-detector test of Kalabhavan Mani's friends
Kochi, Feb 12 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct lie-detector tests on seven friends of late actor Kalabhavan Mani.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Faridabad students win Microsoft's Asia contest, set eyes on US finals
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) It was an apt moment for the Indian Tricolour to fly high as the student team from Faridabad-based Manav Rachna Institute of Research and Studies won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here on Tuesday, moving one step closer to win the grand prize of $100,000 at the world championship in the US.
2019-02-12
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Technology
Modi lays foundation stones of projects in Haryana
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Feb 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stones of various projects in the health and education sectors in Haryana.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Low-fibre, high-fat diet may up severe sepsis risk
New York, Feb 12 (IANS) Consuming a Western diet, low in fibre and high in fat and sugar, can put you at increased risk of developing severe sepsis, researchers say.
2019-02-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Here comes novel device equally harmful as traditional smoking, e-cigarettes
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) While we know about the harmful effects of traditional cigarettes and vaping, new heated tobacco devices are no less toxic to the human lung cells than ordinary cigarette smoke, said researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2019-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Here's how fungus can impair the immune system
London, Feb 10 (IANS) While, healthy people usually have no problem if microorganisms find their way into their bodies as their immune defence system will put the spores out of action, a specific type of fungus can threaten lives with a compromised immune system, such as AIDS patients or who are immunosuppressed following an organ transplantation, says a new study.
2019-02-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
E-cigarettes found more effective in helping smokers quit
London, Feb 10 (IANS) If you are thinking of quitting smoking, electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, stand a better chance of helping you achieve your goal than nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, show results of a major clinical trial.
2019-02-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Swine flu claims 5 more lives in Rajasthan, toll 105
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) Five more swine flu deaths were reported on Saturday in Rajasthan, taking the total death count to 105 from the start of the year, confirmed the officials.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Jaitley returns home after medical treatment in US
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday returned to India after spending four weeks in the US where he underwent medical treatment.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lead in spices, herbal remedies, ceremonial powders is highly injurious, particularly for children (Health Notes)
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that in North Carolina, 61 children of Asian descent (specifically, Indians, Pakistanis and Afghans) have elevated blood lead levels (BLLs). They used non-edible (kumkum, sindoor, surma) and edible(saffron, turmeric) items that had high lead levels. Some children ate Balgutti Kessaria (an Ayurvedic medicine) which contained very high lead levels. The CDC is diligently following up these cases.
2019-02-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Doctors at Hyderabad's NIMS leave forceps in patient's abdomen
Hyderabad, Feb 9 (IANS) In a shocking incident of medical negligence, surgeons at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here, left an artery forceps in a patient's abdomen during a surgery performed three months ago.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
How high-calorie desserts can lead to healthier meals
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Do red velvet cheesecake, french fries or fish fries entice you but you refrain from eating those owing to the high-calories they contain? Take heart.
2019-02-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump doesn't exercise or follow diet despite doctor's orders
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, famous for his love of fast food, does not exercise or follow his diet plan, White House staffers said ahead of his annual physical exam on Friday.
2019-02-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Diplomats sue Canadian government over mystery illness in Cuba
Ottawa, Feb 7 (IANS) Five Canadian diplomats and members of their families who fell victim to mysterious health complaints while posted to Cuba are suing the government for 28 million Canadian dollars ($21.1million) in damages.
2019-02-07
Category: International, Canada,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi government launches Bike Ambulance Services
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) To ensure timely health assistance in traffic-congested areas and small lanes, the Delhi government on Thursday launched bike ambulance services.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi BJP chief admitted to Safdarjung hospital
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) BJP MP from northeast Delhi Manoj Tiwari on Thursday said he has been admitted to the Safdarjunbg Hospital after he felt uncomfortable.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Being absentminded can predict your risk of silent stroke
Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Do you frequently lose train of thought or often become sidetracked? It may in fact be a sign of a condition known as "silent stroke" -- a major cause of dementia and stroke -- warns a study.
2019-02-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anti-inflammatory drugs can prevent heart disease in psoriasis patients: Study
New York, Feb 6 (IANS) Anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin.
2019-02-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swine flu deaths spike in Himachal, 16 so far this year
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) Swine flu has claimed 16 lives in Himachal Pradesh so far this year against just two in 2018, state Health Minister Vipin Parmar told the Assembly on Tuesday. Two patients died here on Monday night.
2019-02-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Men should also be vaccinated against HPV, say health experts
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Not just women, men should also get HPV vaccinations to safeguard themselves against cervical cancer, stress health experts.
2019-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Men's brains diminish faster than women's: Study
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) While the human brain tends to shrink with age, men's brains diminish faster than women's which may explain why the fairer sex are more likely to stay mentally sharp in their later years, finds a study led by a researcher of Indian-origin.
2019-02-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana approves new pharma policy to attract investment
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) The Haryana cabinet on Monday approved the Haryana Pharmaceutical Policy 2019, which aims to attracting Rs 2000 crore investment and to generate 25,000 new jobs, an official said.
2019-02-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Fathers are happier parents: Study
New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Fathers experience more well-being and satisfaction than mothers in their parenthood and even when interacting with their children, a new study suggests.
2019-02-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Patralekhaa helps raise funds for cancer patients
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) "CityLights" actress Patralekhaa is lending her support to an NGO to raise funds for cancer patients, and feels it is important to spread awareness about the disease.
2019-02-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Decoded: Why do you feel sleepy when sick?
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a gene that acts as a direct link between illness and the need for more sleep.
2019-02-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Train your brain to form good habits through repetition
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) If you want to form good habits -- like going to the gym and eating healthy -- then you need to train your brain by repeating actions until they stick, a new study suggests.
2019-02-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Children should go out and play: Study
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) In this age of computer games, it is important that children should go out and play with neighbourhood kids.
2019-02-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nanoparticles may promote cancer spread
Singapore, Feb 2 (IANS) Nanomedicines, considered as providing an efficient way to transcend the limits of standard cancer treatments, could also have unintended and harmful side effects like accelerating cancer spread, say researchers.
2019-02-02
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Emirates flight makes emergency landing, fails to save ailing passenger
Kochi, Feb 2 (IANS) An Emirates flight from Dubai to Jakarta made an emergency landing early on Saturday morning at Cochin International Airport after a passenger onboard suffered uneasiness, but he died before reaching a private hospital near here, said hospital authorities.
2019-02-02
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Himachal CM reviews swine flu measures
Shimla, Feb 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday reviewed measures to tackle swine flu in the state that saw 10 deaths with the disease.
2019-02-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Excess use of toothpaste by kids leads to tooth decay: Study
New York, Feb 1 (IANS) Many young kids who use toothpaste more than needed are at an increased risk of dental fluorosis when they get older, warns a new study.
2019-02-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
New AIIMS to come up in Haryana: Goyal
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that the Centre has decided to set up a new AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in Haryana, taking the count to 22 across the country.
2019-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Can medical cannabis help autistic kids?
Jerusalem, Feb 1 (IANS) Cannabis treatment for teenage patients with autism is well-tolerated, safe and effective option to relieve symptoms including seizures, tics, depression, restlessness, researchers say.
2019-02-01
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parrikar admitted to AIIMS cancer department
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been admitted to the cancer department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
2019-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vitamin D intake could lower diabetes risk: Study
New York, Jan 30 (IANS) While Vitamin D helps in promoting bone health, a new study suggests that it may also promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.
2019-01-30
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
These saturated fats can put your heart at risk
London, Jan 30 (IANS) The type of saturated fats we consume can put us at risk of a heart attack, according to a new study suggesting that eating plant-based proteins can decrease chances of the disease instead.
2019-01-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Being a 'morning person' can lower your risk of schizophrenia
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Being a "morning person" can lead to greater well-being as well as lower the risk of developing schizophrenia and depression, finds a research.
2019-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Your body image is influenced by people around you: Study
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Are you surrounded by people who are not that body conscious? Then there is good news for you as a new study suggests spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image.
2019-01-30
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Using mobile phones or watching TV in a dark bedroom just ahead of bedtime can sabotage your sleep more than when used in a well lit room or not using them at all, researchers say.
2019-01-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
I failed more times than I succeeded, says Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said that he failed more times than he succeeded in his professional as well as personal life.
2019-01-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cycling, treadmill workstations promote health and cut stress
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Want to improve health, reduce stress and boost productivity of your employees? Try active workstations like cycling and treadmill as they also boost physiological changes in the body than sitting or standing workstations, researchers suggests.
2019-01-29
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion