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Too much or too less sleep can increase heart disease risk
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telugu icon Kanneganti undergoes heart surgery; stable now
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Iconic Telugu actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti underwent a heart bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI), sources close to the family said here on Tuesday.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
New assistive robot to help elderly live independently
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have created a robot that could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.
2019-01-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
In four years, AAP opened 189 Mohalla Clinics against 1,000 target
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which took power in Delhi four years ago with a promise to build 1,000 Mohalla (neighbourhood) Clinics in the national capital, has managed to provide only 189 of the widely-praised clinics, blaming the central government for the slow pace of execution.
2019-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Your uncle's genes may decide your longevity: Study
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The key to longevity can probably be found in the genes of your long-living uncles and aunts and not just parents, finds a study.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Ravi Shankar Prasad admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a poll showing that around 63 per cent Indians (now want) eat plant-based food in place of meat.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
New DNA tool can trace your origins to Vikings
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Think, that your ancestors were Roman Britons, Vikings or ancient Israelites? A new DNA tool can help you trace your similarity to these ancient people who once roamed the earth, say researchers.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cancer quadruples risk of suicide: Study
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) People with cancer are over four times more likely to commit suicide than people without the deadly disease, finds a study.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as "Mumbai Marathon 2019" inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its "Watch Series 4" to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.
2019-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
New biodegradable nanofibre bandage enables faster healing
Moscow, Jan 14 (IANS) An international team of scientists has developed a new bandage with a strong antibacterial effect and which can be kept on over long periods of time without needing to be changed, thereby accelerating skin regrowth and reducing the risk of infection.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Novel drug proves effective against neglected tropical diseases
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel drug with the potential to kill a bacterium causing two of the most neglected tropical diseases that lead to blindness and severe disability and affect over 157 million people globally.
2019-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Protect yourself from 'unforeseen' contaminants (Health Notes)
The year has just begun, and its a good time to take a more diligent approach to your everyday hygiene.
2019-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National
Maradona released from Argentine hospital, plans return to Mexico
Buenos Aires, Jan 14 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona was released from the Clinica Olivos on Sunday, his representative said.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Sports
What is to be blamed for childhood cancer?
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A team of researchers has thrown light on the community beliefs about what causes cancer in children, an area which remains understudied, finds a latest research.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Food saves thousands of lives in British hospitals
London, Jan 13 (IANS) The lives of thousands of elderly patients in British hospitals are being saved just by giving them an extra meal a day, health experts revealed on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Mental health patients missing GP appointments at higher risk of mortality
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Patients with mental health conditions who missed general practitioner (GP) appointments repeatedly are at higher risk for mortality than those with physical disorders, finds a new study.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women less sensitive to pain than men: Study
Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Women tend to forget pain that they suffered more quickly than men, confirmed a new study in mice and humans, challenging the widely held belief that the fairer sex are more sensitive to pain than men.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in patients' blood in China
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers have discovered new species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the blood of two patients in China, according to a recent study.
2019-01-13
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Researchers study patterns of back pain
Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers have examined the patterns of back pain over time and patient characteristics in relation to the disability.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian labourers facing health hazards from harmful cement chemicals: AIIMS study
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Men and women labourers at construction sites who handle cement or are exposed to it are at high risk of contracting skin infections owing to the harmful chemicals it contains, a new study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has found.
2019-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Some nose, throat bacteria less likely to develop into flu: Study
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) US researchers have identified a cluster of nose and throat bacteria that made their hosts less likely to get flu.
2019-01-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
New sleeping pill can help patients wake up in response to threat
Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) Japanese scientists have shown that a new class of sleeping pill that preserves the ability to wake in response to a threat, unlike the commonly prescribed drugs that muffles a sleeping brain's "intruder alert".
2019-01-13
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This winter control asthma with inhalation therapy (Health Notes)
Whether youre indoors or outdoors, winter will exacerbate asthma attacks. Winter is the most loved season, but it might be unpleasant for patients with lung diseases.
2019-01-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,National
Being closer to nature can reduce distress, behavioural problems in kids
Hong Kong, Jan 12 (IANS) Does your child often feel stressed and depressed? A walk in the woods is likely to improve his/her mood, researchers said.
2019-01-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
USFDA approved leukemia drug more effective than standard treatment
New York, Jan 12 (IANS) A drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016 for treating elderly patients with cancer of the blood and bone marrow has been proved to be significantly more effective than standard therapy, say researchers.
2019-01-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bullying, sexual abuse may trigger binge eating, smoking
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) People who have suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study has found.
2019-01-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease
New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Specks of calcium in the heart's artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods, researchers say.
2019-01-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Poor's blessing to bring NDA back to power: Swaraj
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Union Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the NDA would come back to power again with the "blessings" of poor people who have received food and houses at affordable prices and medicine for free in Modi government's rule.
2019-01-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Give wide publicity to panel formed on faulty hip implant compensation: SC
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that wide publicity be given to a committee and the principles for grant of compensation to those who were implanted with Johnson & Johnson's faulty hip implants.
2019-01-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Malaria vaccine found safe in early clinical trial
London, Jan 11 (IANS) A vaccine developed with the aim of protecting against pregnancy-associated malaria was found safe in an early clinical trial.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Seven-colour tea a hot attraction in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) A unique seven-colour tea, offering varied flavours in a glass or cup, is now available in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Healthians to foray into south India, invest Rs 50 cr
Bengaluru, Jan 11 (IANS) Bullish on its pan-India expansion, home diagnostic service provider Healthians on Friday announced a major expansion in southern cities including Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai with an investment of Rs 50 crore.
2019-01-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
This AI approach accurate than doctors at detecting cervical cancer
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based computer algorithm that can identify cervical cancer with greater accuracy than a human expert, an advance that could revolutionise screening, particularly in low-resource settings.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
High-fibre diet lowers risk of death, non-communicable diseases: Lancet
Wellington, Jan 11 (IANS) Eating up to 30 grams of naturally-occurring dietary fibre -- such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits -- daily may prevent the risks of developing non-communicable diseases, finds a review of studies published in the journal The Lancet.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel device to reduce chemotherapy's harmful side effects
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new 3D-printed device that could help reduce side effects of chemotherapy such as hair loss, nausea and heart failure.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rewarding kids with screen time as bad as sugary treats
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) Do you reward your child with extra screen time for their good behaviour? According to a study, it may not be a wise idea as they are likely to get addicted to screen time.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
How Vitamin D supplements can help lung patients
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a new study.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cancer patients face higher risk of painful skin condition
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Patients suffering from cancer and those treated with chemotherapy may be at 40 per cent increased risk of developing shingles, compared with those not having cancer, finds a new study.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Heavy Facebook users make risky decisions like drug addicts: Study
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Excessive use of social media platforms like Facebook can make its users take decisions as bad as drug addicts tend to do, a new study suggests.
2019-01-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
In Assam's villages, a low-cost, DIY technology is battling contaminated water (Feature)
Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) In a village called Aam-bagan in Nagaon district of Assam, Sumitra Biswas summoned her grandson to help her pour water into the filter kept in the courtyard of their house. The filter -- three buckets, fitted with taps, at three different levels -- was set up by the family itself through a simple, DIY (do-it-yourself) method. Over the next one hour when the water was allowed to stand before being collected for safe consumption, this seemingly simple filter removed arsenic (and also iron) -- a grave problem in Assam because of its devastating effects, including causing cancer.
2019-01-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Measles-Rubella vaccination to begin from next week in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The measles-rubella vaccination campaign will begin in the national capital from January 15 which will immunize nearly 55 lakh children, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.
2019-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves two AIIMS for J&K, one for Guajarat
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of three new AIIMS -- two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Gujarat -- under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) scheme, an official release said.
2019-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government launches National Clean Air Programme to cut pollutants by 2024
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) aiming to reduce toxic particulate matter by 2024, taking 2017 as the base year.
2019-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal government to pull out of Ayushman Bharat
Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of neglecting Bengal's contribution to the Ayushman Bharat scheme, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that her state will not pay its share of funds for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious healthcare project and asked the Centre to pay the full amount if it wanted to run it.
2019-01-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New single dose experimental Ebola drug effective: Study
New York, Jan 10 (IANS) Scientists have developed an experimental new drug that can in a single dose successfully protect non-human primates against a lethal infection of all strains of the deadly Ebola virus.
2019-01-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Swedish woman pregnant after robot-assisted womb transplant
London, Jan 10 (IANS) In a first, a Swedish woman has become the first to get pregnant after having a womb transplant performed by a robot.
2019-01-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alert sounded in UP after 17 swine flu cases reported
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has alerted all districts about the H1N1 swine flu virus after 17 cases were reported in the past week, health officials said on Thursday.
2019-01-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Prolonged space missions may affect size, density of spinal muscles
New York, Jan 10 (IANS) Astronauts who spend six months or more on the International Space Station (ISS) are likely to have significant reductions in the size and density of spinal muscles after returning to Earth, reports a study.
2019-01-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Irregular fasting can help in weight loss, boost health
Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) Are you obese and worried about your excess weight? Take heart. New research suggests that with irregular fasting and a strictly controlled diet, you can lose more weight and improve your health too.
2019-01-10
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion

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