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'Vaping-linked' lung illness reported in 100 people in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Doctors can help parents talk with their kids about sex
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Healthcare services under Telangana's Arogyasri scheme came to a halt on Friday as about 240 private hospitals in the state stopped providing services over non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore by the state government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
50-year-old woman walks after 15 years
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Fifty-year-old Sandhyawati could not walk straight for the last 15 years, she would only crawl reason being a rare rheumatoid arthritis in which her knees were permanently bent.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Hookah more toxic than other forms of smoking tobacco: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) While the popularity of hookah (tobacco pipe) has increased in recent years, researchers say it may be more dangerous than other forms of smoking tobacco.
2019-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
New law to help prevent suicides among California youth
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) The ID cards for students in 7th to 12th grade in California now have imprinted on them the suicide prevention hot line number in an effort to combat the second most prevalent cause of death among US residents between 10 and 24 years of age.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer's risk in older adults
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) Regular exercise is not only good for memory as people age, but it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer's, in those who are at risk for the disease, says a study.
2019-08-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Swine fever kills nearly five million pigs in a year: UN
Rome, Aug 9 (IANS/AKI) Almost 5 million pigs in Asia have now died or been culled because of the spread of African swine fever over the past year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Friday, warning Asian nations to keep strict control measures in place.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Genetic diagnostic and drug discovery research firm MedGeneome Labs on Thursday claimed to have developed the first whole genomic sequencing-based test to detect early drug-resistant mutation in tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation
Bengaluru, Aug 8 (IANS) Genetic diagnostic and drug discovery research firm MedGeneome Labs on Thursday claimed to have developed the first whole genomic sequencing-based test to detect drug-resistant mutation in tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra Police official slaps medico during protest
Vijayawada, Aug 7 (IANS) A police official in Andhra Pradesh held a junior doctor by his collar and slapped him during a protest by medicos against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill here on Wednesday.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Erectile dysfunction linked to poor work productivity in men
New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) are more likely to be less productive at work and maintain a lower health-related quality of life, says a study.
2019-08-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Unnao rape survivor still critical, on ventilator support
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Unnao rape survivor continues to remain critical and is undergoing treatment under a multi-disciplinary team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre, AIIMS officials said on Tuesday.
2019-08-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Your video selfie may measure blood pressure
Toronto, Aug 6 (IANS) In good news for people who have blood pressure (BP) problems, monitoring BP might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Technology
Philippines declares dengue epidemic as deaths surge
Manila, Aug 6 (IANS) The Philippines has declared a "national dengue epidemic" after at least 622 people died due to the mosquito-borne disease this year.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Unnao rape survivor reaches Delhi, admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Unnao rape survivor was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre here on Monday after being air-lifted from Lucknow.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kids notice more, better learners than adults: Study
New York, Aug 5 (IANS) While adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them, children notice everything and hence are better at grasping new things, say researchers.
2019-08-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New Zealand announces bill to decriminalize abortion
Wellington, Aug 5 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Monday announced a bill to decriminalize abortion so that it can treated as a health issue, rather than a crime.
2019-08-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
40-year-old cancer patient delivers baby through IVF
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman suffering from breast cancer for over five years has delivered a boy through in vitro fertilization (IVF) method.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Delhi's 16 bike ambulances helped 650 patients since February
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The 16 'bike ambulances' running in the narrow lanes of east Delhi have helped over 650 patients since February, data provided by the Aam Aadmi Party government claims.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japanese woman who visited DR Congo tested for Ebola
Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) A Japanese woman who recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo has undergone testing at a medical institution here in Tokyo for a possible Ebola virus infection, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.
2019-08-04
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Services hit as PGI Chandigarh resident doctors strike work
Chandigarh (Punjab), Aug 3 (IANS) Medical services at Chandigarh's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), which caters to around 10,000 patients daily, were severely affected on Saturday, following a strike by 1,200 resident doctors protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.
2019-08-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Early menstruation linked to higher diabetes risk
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Early onset of menstruation is associated with a higher risk of Type-2 diabetes, but body mass index (BMI) may mediate this link, says a study.
2019-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ghaziabad hospitals remain closed to oppose NMCB
Ghaziabad, July 31 (IANS) Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health facilities remained closed, here on Wednesday, to show solidarity with the Indian Medical Association's (IMA) call against the National Medical Commission Bill (NMCB) 2019.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) It is not just respiratory symptoms or a feeling of tiredness that asthma sufferers have to face daily, many of them even have to deal with shame and a sense of guilt using inhalers at work, preventing them from working to their full potential, new research has found.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Doctor's strike affects smooth functioning of hospitals in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) Work was affected in hospitals -- both private and state run -- in Kerala on Wednesday following a nationwide call for strike given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
MoC signed for promotion of Chinese acupuncture in India
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Dr D.N. Kotnis Health and Education Centre, Punjab, have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to enhance collaboration in education and research in acupuncture as well as other academic and cultural areas.
2019-07-28
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest tobacco report shows more could be done to help people quit the addictive substance.
2019-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that students who use their smartphones five or more hours a day are prone to higher risk of obesity and likely to have other lifestyle habits that increases the risk of heart disease.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
One more JE death in Meghalaya, toll rises to 4
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) One more person died due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Meghalaya on Wednesday, taking the toll to four, while 66 have tested positive for the disease, officials said.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
'Sharenting' may put child's safety at risk
New York, July 24 (IANS) Sharenting - a parent's habitual use of social media to share news and images about their children - puts the child's online privacy and, potentially, safety at risk, warn researchers.
2019-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
100mn bacteria a day will keep the doctor away
London, July 24 (IANS) Next time when you eat an apple for extra fibre, flavonoids and flavour, just remember that you are also gulping down about 100 million bacteria, and whether these are good or bad microbes may depend on how the apples were grown.
2019-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing
New York, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a strong link between smoking and peripheral artery disease -- a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs -- and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after quitting smoking.
2019-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
An apple a day is 100mn bacteria for your gut
London, July 24 (IANS) Next time when you eat an apple for extra fibre, flavonoids and flavour, remember that you are also gulping down about 100 million bacteria, and whether these are good or bad microbes may depend on how the apples were grown.
2019-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data
New York, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can harvest information in chest X-rays to predict long-term mortality.
2019-07-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Bhatt calls for scientific study on Uttarakhand's Garur Ganga river
Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Uttarakhand BJP President and BJP MP from Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Ajay Bhatt, whose claims in the Lok Sabha about the "miraculous" properties of Bageshwar's Garud Ganga river led to a controversy, on Sunday called for a scientific study to verify his claims.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has unveiled tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Palaniswami for special House session on NEET issue
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said, here on Wednesday, a special session of the Assembly could be convened to pass bills to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders enrich their lives, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has revealed tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Clinical trials offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Clinical trials will be carried out at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute here that would offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims, the institute said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ICMR launches vaccine trial to prevent TB among close contacts of patient
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday launched a vaccine trial to prevent occurrence of tuberculosis (TB) among people present close to patients suffering from it.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Takeda launches enzyme replacement therapy in India
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Expanding its portfolio of rare disease therapies in India, global bio-pharmaceutical company Takeda on Monday announced launch of the enzyme replacement therapy for 'lysosomal storage disorders' (LSD).
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Child safety, penalising faulty roads key in Motor Vehicles amendment act
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Digitization of motor licensing, safety of children during commuting, and stringent punishment for faulty road design and maintenance are priority areas in the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019, slated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident