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Doctor claims world's first in-human telerobotic coronary surgery in Ahmedabad (Lead with corrections)
Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Dr Tejas Patel, an internationally renowned cardiologist, performed the world's first cardiovascular stent surgery in a female patient, operating from a remote area, claiming to make history in cardiovascular surgery in the world.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Doctor claims world's first in-human telerobotic coronary surgery in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Dr Tejas Patel, an internationally renowned cardiologist, performed the world's first cardiovascular stent surgery in a female patient, operating from a remote area, claiming to make history in cardiovascular surgery in the world.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Adult hearts lack stem cells: Study
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Heart stem cells that might repair the heart muscle after a heart attack do not exist in adults, say researchers after two decades of study.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Just 1 hour on treadmill can boost metabolism for 2 days: Study
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) A single workout session consisting of three 20-minute treadmill runs could activate neurons that are important regulators of blood glucose levels and energy balance as well as influence metabolism for up to two days, says a study over mice.
2018-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab prohibits stickers on fruits, vegetables
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The Food Safety Commissioner in Punjab has prohibited pasting of stickers on fruits and vegetables being sold across the state.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Prenatal exposure to toothpaste, make-up chemical advances girls' puberty
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty at an early age, finds a new study.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tooth loss in postmenopausal women linked to hypertension
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Postmenopausal women experiencing tooth loss could be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure -- a key risk factor for heart disease, warns a new study.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alcohol intake may cause weight loss in diabetics
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Regular consumption of alcohol may lead to long-term weight loss in people with diabetes, say researchers.
2018-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
UGC calls for spreading awareness on hepatitis
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday asked all the universities and colleges to undertake an awareness campaign against hepatitis B and C on the occasion of Hepatitis Day on Tuesday.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Drink lassi for good health, says book
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Love to drink lassi? A new book on varieties of lassi offers recipes for a healthy living.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Microsoft unblocking AI to help 1 bn persons with disabilities
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) As over one billion people -- roughly 15 per cent of the world's population -- grapple with some form of disability, Microsoft has begun unblocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve assistive technologies in several ways, the company's India President Anant Maheshwari said on Monday.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
UNDP calls on countries to empower persons with disabilities
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Globally one billion people live with disabilities, making them the largest minority in the world, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner on Monday, while calling on countries and governments to empower them and work for their betterment.
2018-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in gut bacteria identified
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Researchers have identified over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut, which is home to trillions of micro-organisms, mainly bacteria.
2018-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors: Experts
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Breast cancer, the most prevalent cancer among Indian women, cannot deter motherhood, if intervention takes place at the right moment, say health experts. According to them, pregnancy is possible for women survivors of breast cancer -- it does not increase risk of recurrence and neither does it cause any harm to the baby.
2018-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Health/Medicine
Demystifying that dreaded six-letter word (Book Review)
Book: Cancer, Your Body and Your Diet: A Vital Journey; Author: Dr Arati Bhatia; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 224
2018-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Painless method can evaluate tumour progression
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) Chinese researchers have developed a new evaluating model using medical imaging to help painlessly evaluate tumour progression in patients.
2018-12-02
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
New drug offers hope for diabetes-related blindness
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, Australian scientists have developed a new drug that offers treatment for people suffering from diabetic retinopathy -- the main cause of blindness from diabetes.
2018-12-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
New self-powered sensor to monitor heart failure
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) Chinese scientists have designed an implant and self-powered sensor that can help monitor heart failure, a global public health problem in which the heart is incapable of pumping sufficient blood to meet the body's needs.
2018-12-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Testing for a chromosomal disorder during pregnancy is advisable (Health Notes)
It may sound like code language or a password. But no, 22q11.2 is the name of one of the most common chromosomal disorders after Down syndrome.
2018-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,National
Yo-yo dieting can be fatal: Study
Seoul, Nov 30 (IANS) Yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling, or the cyclical loss and gain of weight is associated with a higher death risk, researchers have warned.
2018-11-30
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal hooch tragedy toll rises to 12
Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) With five more deaths since late Wednesday night, the toll in the hooch tragedy in West Bengal's Nadia district rose to 12 with 28 people admitted in hospitals, official said on Thursday.
2018-11-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Government okays compensation formula for Johnson and Johnson faulty hip implant patients
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Centre has approved a formula for determining compensation for those who had received faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by DePuy Johnson and Johnson Pvt Ltd, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi's air quality falls, expected to deteriorate further
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) dropped on Thursday and is expected to remain "very poor" for a few days.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Six-year-old Indian girl dies in Dubai
Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) A six-year-old Indian girl died here due to complications related to hepatitis and sepsis, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-11-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Education,Health/Medicine
Centre, states need to come together for better healthcare: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the Centre and state governments need to come together for providing better healthcare to the people and proper utilisation of resources.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
This antibiotic could help prevent Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that antibiotic minocycline can increase the lifespan of aged roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins, revealing a protective mechanism that could be used to help prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases in humans.
2018-11-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Hope flickers in Assam village where water is 'slow poison'
Tapatjuri (Assam), Nov 29 (IANS) In an age when children normally discover the thrill of being able to walk by themselves and run around, two-year-old Amjad was handed a walking stick by his mother to aid his limp. His legs were bent -- a typical sign of skeletal fluorosis -- and as he struggled to hold his own, his heartbroken mother would keep a close watch.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Telangana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research.
2018-11-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Obesity increases asthma risk in children: Study
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Obese children are at an increased risk of asthma, a new study has found.
2018-11-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
surgeons' convention expresses concern over high incidence of cancer
Agra, Nov 25 (IANS) India reports two lakh new cancer patients every year, of which 40 per cent suffered from mouth and throat cancer, while women with breast cancer accounted for 25-30 per cent, said Dr. Manoj Pandey, President of the Association of Surgeons of India which is holding its Annual Convention in the Taj city.
2018-11-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India sets new Guinness World Record with plankathon
Pune, Nov 25 (IANS) India has achieved a new spot on the Guinness World Records as 2,353 people, led by Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra, here held the abdominal plank position for 60 seconds simultaneously on Sunday.
2018-11-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke: Study
London, Nov 25 (IANS) While studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm count in male children, a new research showed that men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy also had 50 per cent lower count of sperms than those with non-smoking fathers.
2018-11-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha CM seeks continuation of treatment of conjoined twins at AIIMS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday requested Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for the continuation of treatment of Jaga and Balia twins at AIIMS, New Delhi.
2018-11-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
New test to detect E. coli in food quickly
Toronto, Nov 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel testing kit that can detect Escherichia coli (E.coli) -- a deadly pathogen -- much more quickly than existing methods.
2018-11-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hypnotherapy may offer treatment for irritable bowel syndrome: Study
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Gut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists can potentially offer a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), that affects around one in five people worldwide, say researchers.
2018-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This natural sugar supplement could help fight cancer
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Mannose -- a nutritional supplement -- found naturally in fruits such as cranberries can aid in slowing the growth of tumours and improve cancer treatment, a study has shown.
2018-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' for fourth straight day
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' for the fourth straight day on Wednesday, and is likely to remain in the same category for the next few days.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Pakistani kid with unusual heart disease successfully treated in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A 14-month-old child from Pakistan who was born with an unusual heart disease successfully underwent a surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Aspirin and omega-3 safe, lower bowel cancer risk: Study
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Intake of aspirin and omega-3 is safe and effective at reducing chances of bowel cancer in high-risk patients, according to a new clinical trial.
2018-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New treatment shows promise against peanut allergy
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first, an oral immunotherapy drug derived from peanut protein could help build tolerance and eliminate potentially deadly reactions in children and adolescents with severe peanut allergies.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma -- the deadliest form of brain cancer -- from spreading.
2018-11-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As the National Capital Region (NCR) battles poor air quality during winter, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started a research project to study the effects of air pollution on public health.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Over 50,000 children die every year in India due to antibiotic resistance
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading wings in India, killing over 58,000 children every year, while uncontrolled dumping of untreated urban waste into water bodies is affecting aquatic life and environment.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Goa RTI Forum supports member's fast unto death demanding CM's resignation
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Goa RTI Forum on Sunday extended its support to its member Rajan Ghate, who is on a fast till death demanding the resignation of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi's air quality worsens again, no imminent improvement seen
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened to the 'very poor' category on Sunday, after a 3-day respite, and pollution is expected to increase over the next few days due to unfavourable weather conditions.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
New shoe insole could treat diabetic foot ulcers
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Long term exposure to honking traffic can make you obese
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you obese or overweight? Blame long term exposure to blaring horns and other noise from road traffic, said researchers.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth risk: Study
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births, says a new research.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian student dies of flu in Dubai
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) A 17-year-old Indian girl studying in a Dubai school has died after contracting flu, making it the second such death in two weeks, authorities said.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Education,Health/Medicine
Focus on under-nutrition among children at meet on nutrition challenges
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The third National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges meet which was held here on Wednesday focused on under-nutrition among children, anaemia and diarrhoea and newer strategies to be brought in under Poshan Abhiyaan to tackle and eradicate them.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine

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