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Regulation of healthcare needed to check corruption: Khurshid
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said a strong regulatory system is needed to check widespread corruption in the Indian healthcare sector where 25 per cent of the money spent on health is lost due to fraud.
2018-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Goa FDA flips flops on formaldehyde use in fish, after minister's tweet
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) Multiple raids on wholesale fish markets in Goa stoked controversy after a spot inspection by Food Drug Administration staff revealed a carcinogenic preservative formaldehyde's presence in fish, but after a minister's tweet giving a clean chit to the wholesalers, on Thursday claimed that the chemical's levels were within permissible limits.
2018-07-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
VR therapy may reduce fear of heights: Study
London, July 12 (IANS) If you are acrophobic or are scared of heights, then taking automated virtual reality (VR) based psychological therapy may help reduce the phobia, say researchers.
2018-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
New wearable patch sensor to boost diagnoses for heart rhythm disorder
New York, July 11 (IANS) A wearable patch that acts like a sensor can effectively improve the diagnosis rate for heart rhythm disorder without interfering with routine activities, scientists have found.
2018-07-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Better co-ordination may boost child's academic performance
London, July 11 (IANS) If your child has better eye-to-hand co-ordination then he or she is more likely to achieve higher scores in reading, writing and maths, a new study has found.
2018-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine
Breast is best: Pamela Anderson writes to UN
Los Angeles, July 11 (IANS) As US President Donald Trump's administration officials opposed a breastfeeding resolution of the World Health Organisation (WHO), actress Pamela Anderson on behalf of PETA wrote a letter to UN stating the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.
2018-07-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Health/Medicine
Gene editing technique can treat thalassemia in womb
New York, July 11 (IANS) In a breakthrough, a gene editing technique has shown potential to treat beta thalassemia -- a genetic blood disorder -- paving the way for treating various genetic conditions during early stages of foetal development.
2018-07-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Goa PWD Minister undergoes surgery in Mumbai
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Goa Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Sudin Dhavalikar underwent a surgery at a Mumbai hospital and is recovering well, a family member said on Tuesday.
2018-07-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
New treatment may help repair cardiac muscles after heart attack
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new way to repair the damaged heart muscles and also recover almost all of its pumping function after a heart attack.
2018-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Goa people's prayers helped me recover: Parrikar
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that more than medical treatment and willpower, it is the prayers by people from Goa, especially BJP workers, which led to his recovery.
2018-07-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal finds 'desilted' drains choked, orders action
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday found that drains, reported to have been desilted, were still choked and ordered suspension of the officers responsible officers, saying "no laxity will be tolerated" on issues concerning public health.
2018-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Imprisonment of parents may impact their child's behaviour
New York, July 9 (IANS) Young adults who had a parent imprisoned during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviour and indulge in alcohol and drug abuse, a new study suggests.
2018-07-09
Category: International, United States,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Childhood stress you suffered may affect your kids
New York, July 9 (IANS) Experiencing childhood trauma resulting from separation of parents or witnessing violence at home may have long-term effects, suggests a new study that found that ill effects of such stress can reach the kids of the sufferer.
2018-07-09
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Provide free treatment to poor: SC to private hospitals
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said all private hospitals in the national capital, which were given land on concessional rate, must provide free treatment to certain percentage of poor patients.
2018-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Facebook must protect kids from addictive habits'
London, July 9 (IANS) Speaking of an "insidious grip" that social media activities may have on young people, a top health official in England has asked social media companies like Facebook to do more to protect children from addictive habits and dangerous content, The Telegraph reported.
2018-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
11 kg of 'ganja' seized at Kolkata airport, two arrested
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau on Sunday arrested two persons at the international airport here for carrying 11 kg of 'ganja' or cannabis, a senior NCB official said.
2018-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Gene causing job exhaustion linked with Alzheimer's risk
London, July 8 (IANS) If you work in shift-based jobs and easily get exhausted, then you may be at a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later, says a study.
2018-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dengue grips Himachal town
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) With over 110 confirmed dengue cases reported in less than a week from the town of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, a central team is reaching there to deal with the situation, officials said on Sunday.
2018-07-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Passive smoking may up snoring risk in kids
New York, July 8 (IANS) Parents who smoke at home exposing their children to passive tobacco inhalation may increase the risk of developing habitual snoring in kids, according to a study.
2018-07-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Anxiety, depression may worsen your heart health
New York, July 8 (IANS) Symptoms of depression and anxiety are present in about one-third of patients with heart failure and these patients are at a higher risk of progressive heart diseases and other adverse outcomes, a new study suggests.
2018-07-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Genetic biomarker for deadly pathogen identified
New York, July 8 (IANS) Researchers have discovered several genetic biomarkers that can accurately identify hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, a pathogen that infects healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections, brain abscesses and death.
2018-07-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
India, China headed into a 'marriage squeeze' due to gender imbalance (Book Review)
Book: Too Many Men Too Few Women; Edited by: Ravinder Kaur; Publisher: Orient Blackswan; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 925
2018-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lack of attention on education, health magnified in Modi rule: Amartya Sen
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen said the lack of attention on social sectors had taken a "quantum jump in the wrong direction" since the BJP came to power and that despite the visible prominence of backwardness in India, the political dispensation was diverting attention from the core issues.
2018-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Education,Health/Medicine
Fadnavis launches Tina Ambani's second super-speciality hospital, in Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday inaugurated the second world-class super-speciality healthcare facility of the Reliance Hospital headed by Tina Ambani.
2018-07-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
2 hospitalised after school mid-day meal, vendor booked
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two girls were hospitalised here on Saturday after eating the mid-day meal served in their school. The vendor was booked after police received a complaint from the principal.
2018-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk
London, July 7 (IANS) Feeling unwell? Instead of popping up a pill, sitting in the lap of nature can have various health benefits, says a study.
2018-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
ADB approves $100m grant for displaced people in Bangladesh
Manila, July 6 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday that it has approved a grant assistance of $100 million to help displaced people sheltered in 32 camps in Bangladesh.
2018-07-06
Category: International, Philippines,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Abdominal obesity may increase lower urinary tract symptoms risk
Beijing, July 6 (IANS) Men with central (or abdominal) obesity are at increased risk of experiencing lower urinary tract symptoms, a new study suggests.
2018-07-06
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease
New York, July 6 (IANS) Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.
2018-07-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Machine learning technique may detect muscles ageing in elderly
New York, July 6 (IANS) A novel machine learning technique that would predict the biological age of a muscle and help combat sarcopenia has been developed.
2018-07-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Ready for dope test, says Punjab CM after AAP leader's dare
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Accepting a challenge thrown by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Aman Arora, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he was willing to undergo a dope test.
2018-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Mother's lifestyle choices linked to obesity risk in adolescents
New York, July 5 (IANS) Adolescents whose mothers follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and refrain from smoking may be 75 per cent less likely to develop obesity, according to a study.
2018-07-05
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Skinny fat' a sign of dementia, Alzheimer's risk: Study
New York, July 5 (IANS) Older adults who are "skinny fat" -- the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass -- may be at risk of developing decline in cognitive performance, a study contends.
2018-07-05
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Over tea, Parrikar talks about illness, willpower
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) Over a cup of tea and a batatawada (potato chop) served on a paper plate, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday evening engaged with Goa's editors over his illness, his willpower to overcome it and, perhaps for the first time, expressed anguish at the lack of quality young leadership in the state.
2018-07-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Modicare initiates empanelment of hospitals
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Health Agency (NHA) on Wednesday called on public and private hospitals to get empaneled under the Ayushman Bharat programme, popularly known as Modicare, with the "motto of service to mankind" to achieve universal health coverage.
2018-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM writes to Centre on death penalty for drug smugglers
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre to amend laws to provide for death penalty even for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers.
2018-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
40 kg narcotics seized in Bengal, 1 arrested
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau seized 40 kg of ganja (cannabis) from West Bengal's East Midnapore district and arrested one person, a senior NCB official said on Wednesday.
2018-07-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Paint, varnish exposure may increase risk of multiple sclerosis
London, July 4 (IANS) Exposure to paint, varnish and other solvents may put people at a 50 per cent higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a potentially disabling disease affecting the central nervous system, a study says.
2018-07-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Fortis Board receives 'Binding Bids'
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Tuesday said that its Board has received "Binding Bids" from suitors under the new transaction process.
2018-07-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Antioxidant supplements may not improve sperm quality: Study
New York, July 3 (IANS) Scientists have found that consuming antioxidant supplement daily for three months does not help improve the sperm quality among infertile men as previously thought and thus cannot be considered as a therapy.
2018-07-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Help NASA track mosquitoes, reduce disease outbreaks
Washington, July 3 (IANS) NASA has invited citizen scientists to help them track mosquitos known to carry and spread diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria to create new forecast models that can predict the spread of these diseases.
2018-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Antioxidant treatment can help lung disease patients: Study
New York, July 2 (IANS) Administering an antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis, a study suggests.
2018-07-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Over 60 Afghan girl students poisoned, hospitalised
Charikar (Afghanistan), July 1 (IANS) More than 60 students of a girl school were mysteriously poisoned in Jabalus Saraj district of Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province on Sunday, a police official said.
2018-07-01
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Education,Health/Medicine
Hormone intake could change DNA
London, July 1 (IANS) Even small dosage of hormone intake can alter gene expression in a way that also affects the next generation, warns a study.
2018-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Viruses most common cause of meningitis in Britain
London, July 1 (IANS) Viruses are the most common cause of meningitis in adults and a cause of substantial long-term ill health in Britain, says a study.
2018-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Childhood cancer survivors at higher risk of hormone diseases
New York, July 1 (IANS) Largely due to the exposure to radiation therapy, people who have survived cancer in their childhood may be at an increased risk for developing hormones disorders that may lead to thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, later, say experts.
2018-07-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
How ablation may help treat atrial fibrillation
New York, June 30 (IANS) Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone may reduce the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, suggests.
2018-06-30
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
UP reports maximum decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh on Friday emerged as the surprise first among states who have recorded the maximum percentage of decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), it was announced on Friday.
2018-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
WTO backs Australia on plain cigarette packets
Canberra, June 29 (IANS) Australia has won a major trade dispute over its pioneering plain packaging for cigarettes, in a decision handed down by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the government announced on Friday.
2018-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
More AIIMS announced in 4 years than in past 70 years: Modi
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed his government has proposed and approved more numbers of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the past four years than there had been in the last 70 years.
2018-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine

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