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Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.
2018-01-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft has been granted a patent for a brain control device that can give users mind control powers to operate apps with just their brains, without any movement.
2018-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
States should follow Tamil Nadu example in organ transplantation: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday here urged Indian states to follow the example of Tamil Nadu in respect organ transplantation.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Altered development of a part of brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, a study has found.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has revealed.
2018-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Sexual violence in the neighborhood can harm the physical and mental health of women, a study says.
2018-01-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Former Union Minister Raghunath Jha dead
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Union Minister Raghunath Jha died on Monday morning at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here due to multiple health problems, doctors said. He was 79.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Bullied kids at high risk of anxiety, suicidal behaviour
Toronto, Jan 15 (IANS) Children who faced bullying may be at high risk of developing mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and anxiety behaviour in their teenage years, a new study shows.
2018-01-15
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Unicef reports 4,011 suspected diphtheria cases in Rohingya camps
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) on Sunday said it had detected a total of 4,011 suspected cases of diphtheria in camps for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where 31 people have died due to a serious outbreak of the infectious disease.
2018-01-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google temporarily bans addiction centre ads globally
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) A week after it was reported that Google was cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain, the tech giant has temporarily banned addiction and rehabilitation centre advertisements worldwide.
2018-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Is your elderly grandfather showing higher levels of anxiety? Beware, it may signal the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease, researchers warned.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
3D printing technique that creates super soft organ replicas
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A team of researchers have found a new 3D printing technique that allows them to replicate biological structures which could be used for tissue regeneration and replicate organs.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jain calls for proper implementation of fire safety norms
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday called for proper implementation of the rules related to fire safety in the national capital, especially in the city's hospitals.
2018-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Four people die of cold in Gangasagar fair, half a million to take holy dip
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Over half a million pilgrims are expected to take the holy dip in the Ganga where it flows out into the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Sunday at the annual Gangasagar Fair, with the West Bengal government and other agencies making elaborate arrangements to ensure peace and safety of the devotees.
2018-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
This human heart-muscle patch can boost heart attack recovery
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Novel heart-muscle patches made with human cells can significantly improve recovery from a heart attack, results of a clinical trial show.
2018-01-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ukraine's heaviest baby born
Kiev, Jan 12 (IANS) A baby boy born in Ukraine, weighing 7.09 kg, is believed to be the heaviest newborn in the country, media reported on Friday.
2018-01-12
Category: International, Ukraine,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
91,000 chickens culled amid bird flu outbreak at Japan farm
Tokyo, Jan 12 (IANS) Japanese authorities on Friday announced the culling of about 91,000 chickens on a farm in southwest Japan where several animals were found to be infected with a highly pathogenic form of the bird flu virus.
2018-01-12
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Australian ice cream maker issues recall over metal pieces
Canberra, Jan 12 (IANS) An Australian ice cream maker is recalling nine of its products sold nationwide following consumer complaints about metal fragments in them, health authorities said on Friday.
2018-01-12
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Opposition walks out of J&K Assembly
Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) The opposition on Thursday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the sacking of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Director A.G. Ahangar.
2018-01-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kajol named ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Kajol, an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative.
2018-01-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Why women live longer than men
New York, Jan 10 (IANS) Women are biologically more stronger than men and hence tend to outlive their male counterparts, finds a study challenging the per-conceived notion that the female sex is weaker.
2018-01-10
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Beijing sees sharp dip in PM2.5 pollutants
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) Beijing saw major air pollutants plummet in the the last quarter of 2017 following a string of measures to improve air quality, the Chinese Environment Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-01-10
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Another swine flu alert in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 10 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday issued a swine flu alert after the disease claimed 12 lives in the state since January 1.
2018-01-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Google doodle honours Indian-American biochemist
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Google on Tuesday honoured Indian-American biochemist and Nobel laureate Har Gobind Khorana, known as the first scientist to chemically synthesise DNA molecules, with a doodle marking his 96th birth anniversary.
2018-01-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Touring for work too often can up anxiety, depression risk
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) Do you travel for business assignments for two weeks or more in a month? According to a study, such people are more likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression and are also likely to smoke, be sedentary and have trouble sleeping.
2018-01-09
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
SC stays Karnataka HC order on pictorial warning on tobacco packs
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the operation of a Karnataka High Court order setting aside 2014 rules mandating that 85 per cent space on both sides of packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products carry pictorial warning on their harmful effects.
2018-01-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Weight-loss surgery may cut heart disease risk among adolescents
New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Bariatric surgery may minimise the risk of heart diseases in adolescents who went through the procedure, claimed new research.
2018-01-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Night shifts may up risk of common cancers in women
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) If you are a woman and have been assigned night shifts at workplace for long, be a little concerned about your health. According to new research, continous shifts at irregular hours may increase the risk of common cancers among women.
2018-01-08
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Paracetamol in pregnancy may damage your daughter's fertility
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Women who consume paracetamol during pregnancy, widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain, may increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters, warns a new study.
2018-01-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Himachal district moves to end age-old menstruation taboo
Shimla, Jan 7 (IANS) It's a taboo no one really talks about in remote villages of Himachal Pradesh -- but could soon end.
2018-01-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Features,Health/Medicine
J&K SKIMS head removed, 3 doctors suspended
Jammu, Jan 6 (IANS) The Jammu and Kahsmir government on Saturday suspended three doctors and removed the Director of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar for violating norms.
2018-01-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Working on mobile devices from home may affect family life
New York, Jan 6 (IANS) Too much office workload? Do not bring it home as it might spoil intimacy with your partner and affect your professional life too, a new study has warned.
2018-01-06
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Thirty minutes of sauna bath may reduce hypertension: Study
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Suffering from hypertension? Taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a study.
2018-01-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon
New York, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists are developing next generation of robots made from soft materials that are more similar to human systems, and are adept at mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, self-sense their movements as well as self-heal from electrical damage.
2018-01-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Girls' camouflage skills may delay autism diagnosis
New York, Jan 5 (IANS) As girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys while performing routine tasks like getting dressed or making small talk, it may delay or prevent autism diagnosis among them, a study has revealed.
2018-01-05
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bill to protect consumers introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday introduced a bill to protect the interests of consumers that proposes stricter action against misleading advertisements and food adulteration.
2018-01-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Sleeping less than 8 hours a night can lead to depression
New York, Jan 5 (IANS) Are you in the habit sleeping less than eight hours a night? Beware, you may be at risk of suffering from depression and anxiety, according to a study.
2018-01-05
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
DMK to back AIADMK MPs for AIIMS-style facility in TN: Stalin
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Thursday said his party's Rajya Sabha members would cooperate with their AIADMK counterparts in the Lok Sabha for getting a facility on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Tamil Nadu.
2018-01-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Immune boosting virus may boost brain tumour treatment
London, Jan 4 (IANS) A naturally occurring virus, which can be injected directly into the bloodstream, has the potential to boost the immune system and enable it fight aggressive brain tumours, scientists have found.
2018-01-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Vitamin C can enhance tuberculosis treatment
New York, Jan 4 (IANS) For people suffering from tuberculosis (TB), including foods rich in Vitamin C such as bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli, kiwifruit, berries and oranges in the diet along with regular medication can enhance treatment and enable a faster recovery, suggests a study.
2018-01-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Caffeine level in blood may predict Parkinson's disease
Tokyo, Jan 4 (IANS) The way your body metabolises your cup of coffee each morning may determine your chances of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study.
2018-01-04
Category: International, Japan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Meghalaya CM lays foundation for 100-seat medical college
Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the 100-seat Tura medical college here in western Meghalaya.
2018-01-03
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Perfectionism among young people rises by over 30%
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today's college students has increased by more than a third over the past three decades, says a new study.
2018-01-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Baby formula from cow's milk may not up diabetes risk: Study
New York, Jan 3 (IANS) Drinking formula made from cow's milk may not put babies at higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, the first large international trial showed.
2018-01-03
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
High Vitamin D dose may rapidly cut arterial stiffness
New York, Jan 3 (IANS) High-doses of Vitamin D can potentially reduce arterial stiffness -- a major risk factor for cardiovascular-related disease and death -- in young vitamin-deficient obese adults, researchers say.
2018-01-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
A young Indian takes yoga to Afghanistan
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Jan 3 (IANS) A young yoga teacher from Haridwar is quietly making waves in Afghanistan, spreading the ancient Indian science of harmonisation of body, mind and spirit to a rising number of yoga enthusiasts in that country.
2018-01-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Income criteria in health scheme based on recommendations: Baijal
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Hours after Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's objection to the government's "Quality Health for All" scheme will render it "unworkable", Baijal said the income criteria was suggested on the basis of recommendations by government departments and he always supported positive initiatives.
2018-01-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
IMA calls off strike after NMC Bill sent to select committee
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday called off its 12-hour countrywide shutdown of OPD services at all private hospitals in the country, after the government agreed to its demand and sent the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 to a select committee.
2018-01-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Medical Commission Bill sent to standing committee
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A Bill for setting up a National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was sent to a standing committee of Parliament on Tuesday after request from several opposition parties, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed the Lok Sabha.
2018-01-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine