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Adhesive gel to repair eye injury without surgery
Washington, March 21 (IANS) American scientists have designed an adhesive gel that can seal wound or ulcers on the surface of the eye, thus sparing the need for eye surgery.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Brain function gets better while inhaling
Jerusalem, March 21 (IANS) Israeli research has found that inhalation improves brain performance, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel reported.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Statins effective against cancer-linked weight loss
Brasilia, March 21 (IANS) Besides known to treat high cholesterol, statins can also be used to take care of rapid weight loss, weakness and wasting of the body due to cancer, Brazilian researchers have found.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Eating fish may help reduce asthma risk 70%: Study
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Eating fish oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, can help reduce the risk of asthma by nearly 70 per cent, finds a study.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
West Nile fever kills boy in Kerala, Centre on watch
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As a six-year-old boy undergoing treatment for West Nile Fever died in Kerala's Mallapuram, the government on Tuesday reviewed the current situation, preparedness and action taken to deal with the disease.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
A brain circuit can help reverse craving for liquor
New York, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have found that they can reverse the urge to drink alcohol, finds a study, which may open the door to developing drug or gene therapies to control alcohol addiction.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Painkillers in pregnancy won't cause asthma in kids
London, March 18 (IANS) Taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increase in the risk of asthma in children, finds a study of nearly 500,000 women.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lanka plans colour coding for packaged food
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday health authorities would introduce a colour coding scheme for packaged food, indicating levels of sugar, fat and salt, in an effort to curb non-communicable diseases.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ears can be used for ECG to predict heart rhythm
London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method that uses signals from the ear to check heart rhythm, making it easy for drivers, athletes and persons in the military to scan their own heart beat.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
World's oldest semen still viable, say researchers
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A 50-year-old frozen semen from a ram, believed to be the oldest in the world, is still achieving high fertility rates with the successful impregnation of 34 living sheeps, according to researchers from the University of Sydney.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Goa BJP meeting on Parrikar succession plan
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Goa BJP's core committee met on Sunday to discuss a succession plan in view of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's failing health.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Doctors not hopeful of Parrikar recovery: Deputy Speaker
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Doctors examining ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar aren't saying he will recover, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modicare a hoax, excludes outpatient care: Congress
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said the much publicised Ayushman Bharat scheme, also known as Modicare, was a "jumla" (hoax) as it excludes outpatient treatment, which constitutes 87 per cent of patients.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
29 medical device firms found violating norms
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) has decided to issue show cause notices to the 29 medical device units, which were found to be violating the norms of selling and manufacturing orthopaedic implants.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Parrikar stable now, not on life-support: Ministers
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health condition has been fluctuating for several days and had only briefly worsened on Saturday morning, Union Minister Shripad Naik said.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IQ better indicator of economic success than maths
New York, March 15 (IANS) Parents, take note. A new study has found that IQ rather than the ability to solve math problems is a better indicator of adult economic success for preterm and low-weight babies.
2019-03-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brains's sodium level linked to migraine risk: Study
New York, March 15 (IANS) A team of US researchers have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain, a finding that could be key to future research on treatments for millions of affected people.
2019-03-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Can cell therapy replace need for kidney transplant?
New York, March 15 (IANS) Researchers are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease by regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells.
2019-03-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Anti-mosquito drug can reduce malaria in children: Lancet
New York, March 14 (IANS) A mosquito-killing drug can reduce malaria incidence in young children by 20 per cent, results of trial has showed.
2019-03-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health Ministry team to assess WNV spread in Kerala
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The government on Thursday said it has dispatched a multi-disciplinary Central team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to assess the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Kerala.
2019-03-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Only 9% Indian kids get proper nutrition: NITI Aayog
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) NITI Aayog Adviser Alok Kumar on Wednesday said only nine per cent of children in the age group 6 to 24 months receive adequate nutrition in India.
2019-03-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ganga Ram Hospital starts kidney homecare services
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, here on Wednesday, launched "Kidney Care at Home", which aims to provide homecare services, like ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, continuous holter monitoring, care of catheter, dressing and wound care.
2019-03-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Gender disparity in education, healthcare in India'
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Nearly 54 per cent young women in India are not in education, employment or any kind of training, which is 15 times higher compared to young women and men worldwide, suggesting fewer opportunities for the fairer sex to enter the workforce, finds a Lancet study.
2019-03-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Diabetes drug may offer treatment for breast cancer
New York, March 13 (IANS) Repurposing a common diabetes drug as well as another used for treating a group of inherited and acquired disorders may also help in the fight against resistant breast cancers that currently have no targeted therapy, finds a study.
2019-03-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Short birth intervals raise mortality risk in babies
New York, March 12 (IANS) Shorter intervals between births are associated with higher mortality rates in babies, finds a new study on macaque monkeys.
2019-03-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nutrient supplement can boost breastfed premature babies' growth
London, March 11 (IANS) A supplement given to breastfed premature babies after they leave hospital can prevent weight loss and help boost growth, according to results of a trial.
2019-03-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
President launches pulse polio programme for 2019
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, here on Saturday, launched the 2019 pulse polio programme by administering polio drops to children below five years at the Rahstrapati Bhawan.
2019-03-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Your genes determine duration of your sleep: Study
New York, March 8 (IANS) Experiencing problems like insomnia or hypersomnia could be genetic, say researchers who identified 76 new gene regions associated with the time a person sleeps.
2019-03-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shweta meets alopecia patients for her film
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma met a few patients of alopecia here for her upcoming film "Gone Kesh" in which she will be seen sporting a bald look.
2019-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
PM unveils development projects in Karnataka
Kalaburagi (Karnataka), March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled development projects in education and health sectors in Karnataka.
2019-03-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Mortal remains of Boroma reach Thakurnagar
Thakurnagar (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) The mortal remains of Matua matriarch Binapani Devi, popular as 'Boroma', reached her hometown here in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday.
2019-03-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 5K teachers' services regularised in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Meeting a long pending demand of the teaching community, the Punjab cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved the regularisation of the services of 5,178 government teachers with full pay scales from October 1, 2019.
2019-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Eating garlic, onions daily may ward off colon cancer risk
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) Consuming 50 grams of allium vegetables, which include garlic, leeks, and onions, daily can potentially reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer, finds a study.
2019-03-05
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Floods linked to increased skin infections in humans
New York, March 4 (IANS) Floods are associated with an increased risk of skin infections among humans, a skin expert has warned.
2019-03-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Don't ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling
Tokyo, March 3 (IANS) You should never ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while travelling, as researchers say cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading causes of death among people on the move.
2019-03-03
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
New blood test may help predict pre-term birth
New York, March 3 (IANS) Researchers are working on a blood test that could be able to detect risk of spontaneous pre-term delivery.
2019-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Flying high: Rural India's pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary (IANS Special Series)
Kathikhera (Hapur, Uttar Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) It's 9 a.m., and as most Kathikhera locals head to the fields, the village's seven women prepare their two-room pad-manufacturing factory unit for the day. An avenue for employment and financial gains, the unit has turned around the lives of not just these young harbingers of menstrual health, who make low-cost biodegradable pads, but also the many rural women who have now switched from cotton cloth to sanitary pads.
2019-03-03
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series
Frog skin bacteria may help fight fungal infections in humans
Panama City, March 3 (IANS) Frog skin bacteria may help develop alternative drugs to treat fungal infections that are becoming more drug-resistant in humans, finds a study.
2019-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Night shifts can raise risk of early menopause: Study
Toronto, March 2 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts, even occasionally, are at an increased risk of early menopause, which can heighten the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and memory problems, finds a new study.
2019-03-02
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shatrughan Sinha meets Lalu Yadav in Ranchi hospital
Ranchi, March 2 (IANS) Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday met former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here.
2019-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Eat tomatoes to fight liver cancer, inflammation
New York, March 2 (IANS) Higher consumption of tomatoes could be associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer caused by high-fat diets, a study has found.
2019-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
New treatment offers promise for stopping, even reversing Parkinson's
London, March 1 (IANS) An experimental treatment that delivers a drug directly to the brain has shown promise for slowing, stopping, or even reversing Parkinson's disease, say researchers.
2019-03-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Maternal delivery complications higher during night, weekends: Study
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Women who deliver babies during night time, weekends and even on holidays are more likely to face complications, finds a new study.
2019-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parrikar's parameters stable, discharged from hospital
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Tuesday discharged from the Goa Medical College where he was being treated since Saturday, the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement.
2019-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
End to malpractices by private hospitals demanded
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Patients and health activists on Tuesday voiced concern over malpractices in private hospitals and urged the Health Ministry to adopt the complete charter of patients' rights without bowing to pressure from private hospitals.
2019-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
No shifting of NCI Jhajjar facilities: Nadda
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said facilities envisioned for National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Jhajjar will not be shifted to any other medical institute.
2019-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New lab-on-a-chip device to detect cancer faster
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) In a breakthrough, US researchers have developed a "lab-on-a-chip" device that allows doctors to detect cancer faster, cheaper and less invasively from a droplet of blood or plasma, leading to timely interventions and better outcome for patients.
2019-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
2.36 lakh distressed women get financial aid in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Around 2.36 lakh women in distress were given monthly financial assistance in 2018-19 against 2.05 lakh women in 2017-18 in the national capital by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, according to the status report of the Outcome Budget.
2019-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
189 mohalla clinics set up in delhi till December
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has so far set up 189 mohalla clinics against the target of 530. Around 300 more clinics are expected to be functional by end of March.
2019-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics