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Govt urged to look into AMTZ MDs sudden removal

The Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the sudden removal of Jitender Sharma from the post of Managing Director at Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ).

19 Sep 2019 8:50 am
Govt bans e-cigarettes, ordinance likely by evening (Lead)

Hookah bars and e-cigarettes would now be out of reach for all with the Union cabinet clearing an ordinance to ban electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

19 Sep 2019 12:50 am
Cabinet approves blanket ban on e-cigarettes

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of its manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage.

18 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Top UP doctors booked for negligence after patient dies in queue

Two leading cardiologist of Uttar Pradesh, and their subordinate staff have been booked under serious offence of Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing death of a patient, due to sheer negligence by the Kanpur police.

18 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be seen in kids: Study

Researchers have found that early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as 8 years old.

18 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Feeling depressed? This Chinese game may be the answer

When it comes to reducing depression risk among middle-aged and older adults in China, playing a game of mahjong may be the answer, according to new research.

18 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Women who suffer childhood trauma likely to deliver first baby earlier life, outside marriage

While childhood trauma is known to have poor impact on a womans midlife health, a new study has uncovered the reason behind it and found that these females are more likely to have their first child both earlier in life and outside of marriage - factors associated with poorer health later in life.

18 Sep 2019 6:50 pm
Lack of sleep does alter fat metabolism

Lack of sleep can be harmful as it can make participants feel less full after eating and metabolise the fat in food differently, says a study, adding to the mounting evidence that how harmful lack of sleep can be.

18 Sep 2019 12:50 pm
Over 3mn US women had forced 1st sexual intercourse

More than 3.3 million women in the US had unwanted and forced first sexual intercourse experience, a new study suggests.

18 Sep 2019 12:52 am
10 crore e-cards in first year of Ayushman Bharat

As the Ayushman Bharat healthcare programme of the Modi government completes one year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Tuesday that 45 lakh patients took hospitalisation benefits under the scheme with a government funding of Rs 7,500 crore.

18 Sep 2019 12:52 am
Researchers discover new method to track rats

Researchers have found that rats can be baited to or repelled from locations using pheromones found in the scents of other rats.

17 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Night owl girls more likely to gain weight: Study

Teenage girls who prefer to go to bed late are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, warn researchers.

17 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
NHS reveals 20 most painful health conditions a person can have

Pain is never a pleasant thing to experience. It is hard to ignore and chronic pain in specific can end up having a psychological impact, affecting a persons mental as well as physical health.

17 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
This is how happy couples resolve issues

While all couples tend to fight on issues like children, money, and in-laws, researchers say that what distinguishes happy couples from others is their approach to conflict.

17 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Antibiotic resistance key area for US-India ties: Juster

Describing antibiotic resistance as one of the most important global health issues, a US envoy on Monday said it was a key area for US-India collaboration.

17 Sep 2019 8:50 am
Study says anaemia may contribute to the spread of dengue

As mosquitoes mostly spread dengue virus while feeding on iron deficit blood, researchers suggest consuming iron-rich food if dealing with iron deficiency, anaemia or dengue fever.

17 Sep 2019 8:50 am
Lack of sleep affects fat metabolism: Study

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in ones life but work week keeps us all a bit short on sleep, which can be severely harmful, says a study.

17 Sep 2019 6:50 am
App that alerts parents if their kids have seizure

Roberto DAngelo, a Microsoft employee, and his colleagues have developed an application that alerts parents if their kids are having a seizure.

17 Sep 2019 2:50 am
Dengue death toll rises to 68 in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government has confirmed another eight deaths from dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country since January to 68, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported on Monday.

17 Sep 2019 2:50 am
Maharashtra to deploy drones for emergency medical supplies

In a first, the Maharashtra government has joined hands with private drone operator Zilpline to deliver blood products and emergency medicines to people in remote areas in collaboration with Serum Institute of India (SII), an official said on Monday.

17 Sep 2019 12:50 am
India spent nearly Rs 4Kcr on Swachh Bharat info, education: Study

To make the Swachh Bharat Mission a success, India mobilised huge resources for information, education and communication (IEC) activities, with a new report estimating that the cash expenditure by the government, private sector, and the development community to be between Rs 3,500-4,000 crore in five years since the programmes launch.

16 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Capsule to analyse what gases you hide in your stomach

Rather than laughing about it or feeling embarrassed, this is the time to take flatulence seriously as researchers have developed a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule that can measure what kind of gases you have in your stomach and alert you if there is any problem.

16 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Restrictions eased in JandK, health services normal: Centre

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that restrictions have been eased in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir and health services were functioning normally for those people who came from far-flung areas in the valley.

16 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Drug for Alzheimers disease increases hospitalisation risk

Researchers have found that a drug, donepezil commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia, is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospitalisation.

16 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Dengue cases in Bangladesh hit 80,000-mark

A total of 9,470 cases of dengue were reported in Bangladesh this month, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since January in the country to over 80,567.

16 Sep 2019 8:50 am
Knowing different languages is good for brains cognitive development: Doctors

While the Union Home Minister Amit Shah called for culturally unifying India with Hindi as its the national language, doctors from leading medical institutes have opined that learning different languages is helpful for the brains cognitive development.

15 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
Smelling lemons makes you feel thinner: Study

Did you know that lemons can not only help you get over a hangover but can also make you feel slimmer. Yes, a new study has established that olfactory and auditory stimuli might change how we perceive our body!

15 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
Indians wake up to benefits of desi ghee for stronger bones

All the members of New Delhi-based S. Rahuls family are health-conscious. Thats the reason why olive oil bottles, often perceived to be a healthier option compared to other cooking oils, made way to their kitchen. Three years ago, this family made a switch to desi ghee (clarified butter), again apparently because of its health benefits.

15 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
11 UP districts report deadly malaria strain

Eleven districts in Uttar Pradesh have reported cases of the deadly plasmodium falciparum (PF) malaria this year.

15 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
Researchers introduce phyjamas to monitor your health as you sleep

With unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring respiratory rhythm and heart rate during sleep expected to come up in future, scientists have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be made into sleep garments which they have named phyjamas.

15 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
Workplace burnout: Heres how managers can spot it and take action

Achieving a sense of balance between work and personal life has now become a challenge and the imbalance somewhere leads to stress for which the mind and body pay the price.

15 Sep 2019 2:50 pm
London sets out plans to tackle childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is on the rise and in order to tackle the issue Londons Child Obesity Taskforce has set out a number of measures that it will focus on reducing the number of overweight children and promote a healthy lifestyle, such as drinking plenty of water and being physically active.

15 Sep 2019 12:50 pm
Yogi transfers five officers for neglecting work

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has transferred five officers -- Chief Medical Superintendent, Chief Medical Officer and three Sub-Divisional Magistrates -- for negligence during his visit to the Chitrakoot district on Saturday.

15 Sep 2019 6:50 am
Biocon to make 3 generic drugs in China

Biotechnology major Biocon would make three generic drugs for hard-selling in China through partnership, the company said on Saturday.

15 Sep 2019 4:50 am
Goa to set up pvt medical college on lines of Ahmedabad

Goa will emulate the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel super-speciality hospital in Gujarats Ahmedabad city, to facilitate the setting up of the coastal states first private medical college, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Saturday.

15 Sep 2019 12:50 am
Goa Health Minister concerned over rise in dengue deaths

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has expressed concern over rise in dengue deaths in the state and urged people as well as civic authorities to rise to the challenge of containing the disease.

15 Sep 2019 12:50 am
Tiny bubbles in our body to fight cancer better than chemo

Researchers have found that tiny bubbles in our body might potentially be used to treat cancer and could fight the disease better than chemotherapy.

14 Sep 2019 8:50 pm
Consumption of mushrooms reduces prostate cancer risk: Study

In a recent study, researchers have highlighted that consumption of mushrooms is beneficial for middle-aged and elderly men as it reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

14 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
Heres how Parkinsons patients can get positive results from workout

In a recent study, researchers have suggested that patients in the initial stages of Parkinsons disease should workout regularly for six months at home to get positive results as a useful addition to conventional medication.

14 Sep 2019 4:50 pm
Medicines provided to Libya with Italian support: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that medicines have been provided to Libyan hospitals, with the support of the Italian government.

14 Sep 2019 12:50 pm
Medical mistakes cause 2.6 mn deaths yearly: WHO

More than 138 million patients are harmed every year by doctors errors, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned, just a few days before celebrating the first World Patient Safety Day, with which it seeks to raise awareness of this ongoing tragedy.

14 Sep 2019 10:50 am
Nano-sized cells of body may help in fighting cancer: Study

The nano-sized cells that transfer genetic material to other cells in our body may turn into mini treatment transporters to kill cancer cells, suggests a study from Michigan State University and Stanford University.

14 Sep 2019 6:50 am
Drugs for eye treatment may harm growing infants: Study

Researchers have found that a few drugs used for treating retinal diseases may mix with breast milk, further causing a safety issue for the growing infants.

14 Sep 2019 6:50 am
Poverty accelerate the ageing process: Study

Genetics, lifestyle and environment are all factors that somehow influence when and how we all age. Now, researchers have revealed that four or more years with an income below the relative poverty threshold during adult life may accelerate the ageing process.

14 Sep 2019 2:50 am
Advanced MRI scan helps predict stroke-related dementia

An advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-related, small vessel disease helped predict problems with thinking, memory and even dementia, says a new study.

14 Sep 2019 12:50 am
UCIL to check for uranium contamination in Andhras Kadapa

The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) on Friday issued directions to the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) to check for uranium contamination in the states Kadapa district.

14 Sep 2019 12:50 am
New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy

A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment in patients, arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy.

14 Sep 2019 12:50 am
New treatment shows promise to cure kidney disease

Researchers have found a potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure.

13 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Rare abdominal tumour in 7-month-old baby removed

Doctors have successfully removed a rare abdominal tumour weighing 750 gms from the stomach of a seven-month-old baby from West Bengal.

13 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Drink tea to boost your brain function: Study

Researchers have found that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions and this is associated with healthy cognitive function as compared to non-tea drinkers.

13 Sep 2019 8:50 pm