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Centre to conduct population-based screening for diabetes, cancer
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government will be conducting population-based screenings for diabetes, hypertension and three types of common cancers under National Health Mission (NHM), the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said on Thursday.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
With over 300 companies, Medicall Expo to begin on September 21
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With over 300 medical companies, including participants from countries like Germany, Indonesia, China, South Africa and others, the Medicall Expo will begin here on September 21.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Living with Alzheimer's, the memory thief (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer's Day)
Imagine if you woke up one day and had no memory left? All the years you spent growing up, your family, friends, loved ones, the memories everyone grows to cherish...lost.
2018-09-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Walking just 35 minutes daily can reduce stroke risk in elderly
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Older adults can prevent their risk of strokes by taking a daily stroll for just 35 minutes a day or four hours a week, say researchers.
2018-09-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jet flight returns to Mumbai with 30 'bleeding' passengers
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure during the ascent here on Thursday, an official said.
2018-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Immune cells in brain play significant role in schizophrenia: Study
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified that some people with schizophrenia have greater amounts of immune cells in their brains, a finding that could open the doors to new treatments and therapies.
2018-09-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal wishes Maken speedy recovery
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wished for the speedy recovery of ailing state Congress President Ajay Maken.
2018-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nitish visits AIIMS for check-up
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here for a routine medical check-up.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Unmindful of 60 child deaths, UP Minister dances her heart out
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Minister, Anupma Jaiswal, has triggered outrage after she was seen dancing at a Ganesh Puja event in Bahraich where over 60 children and infants have died in the past one month due to fever.
2018-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
How common household cleaners could make kids overweight
Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) Early life exposure to certain disinfectants used at home could be making children overweight by altering the composition of their gut bacteria, suggests new research.
2018-09-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Parrikar clearing files from AIIMS, no vacancy for Goa CM yet'
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) The ruling MLAs in Goa on Sunday continued to root for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, insisting that the Chief Minister's post is not up for grabs, and claimed the ailing leader was clearing official files from AIIMS in Delhi.
2018-09-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
BJP team meets Goa MLAs over leadership, no consensus yet
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) The BJP central leadership's attempts to form a consensus between party MLAs and alliance partners in Goa over alternate leadership due to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's illness remained inconclusive on Sunday.
2018-09-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rajnath visits AIIMS to inquire about Parrikar's health
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited AIIMS to inquire about the health of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer.
2018-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Maternal high blood sugar linked to obesity risk in kids
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Babies born to woman with higher blood sugar levels during pregnancy could be at significantly greater long-term risk of obesity - even more than a decade later, a study has found.
2018-09-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sandeep Jauhar's 'Heart' is in the right place, has the right pace (Book Review)
Book: Heart - A history; Author: Sandeep Jauhar; Publisher: Viking Books; Pages: 269; Price: Rs. 599
2018-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
BPA replacements in plastics may up reproductive problems
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) The array of alternative bisphenols A (BPA) now used to replace the plastic chemical in bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to be causing a sudden increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs in the lab mice, researchers say.
2018-09-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Asthma may up obesity risk
London, Sep 15 (IANS) While obesity is already known as a risk factor for developing asthma, a new research led by one of an Indian-origin, has showed that people with the airway disease are also more likely to become obese.
2018-09-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
How gut microbiota can aid in early diagnosis of liver cancer
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Chinese researchers have identified gut microbiota as a new biomarker of liver cancer, that can help in early diagnosis as well as treatment of the condition.
2018-09-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Over 37 lakh women benefited under PM's maternity scheme: Ministry
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) More than 37 lakh women have been benefited across the country under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maternity scheme, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, said Ministry of Women and Child Development on Friday.
2018-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Global Mayors commit climate action plans
San Francisco, Sep 14 (IANS) Mayors from the world's greatest cities on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to delivering on the highest ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
2018-09-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Programme launched to educate 10,000 on mental health
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) A movement aimed to spread awareness on mental health among 10,000 people has been launched here by a non-profit organisation.
2018-09-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Japan has record 69,785 centenarians
Tokyo, Sep 14 (IANS) Japan's centenarian population reached a record 69,785 this month, with 88.1 per cent of them being women, the government said on Friday, attributing the historic high to medical advances and increased health awareness.
2018-09-14
Category: International, Japan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Spread awareness on curability of leprosy, eliminate discrimination: SC
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that awareness be spread about the free treatment available for leprosy patients and directed the central and state governments to formulate rehabilitation schemes for those suffering from the disease.
2018-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
New virus linked to kidney disease revealed
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists in Australia have discovered a new virus which causes kidney disease in mice that may help in diagnosis and treatment of chronic and childhood kidney failure.
2018-09-14
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
New AIIMS to match facilities available at Delhi institute: Nadda
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda said on Thursday said that all efforts will be made to provide same standards of service to new AIIMS as in the Delhi institution.
2018-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Over 50 countries to take up water sanitation, hygiene practices
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Over 50 countries around the world will hold a four-day meeting here to learn about the best Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices across the globe, the UNICEF said on Thursday.
2018-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Saridon, Panderm among over 6,000 medicines face ban
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Centre's decision on Wednesday to ban the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs has brought around 6,000 prominent medicines under the radar, including some very commonly used ones.
2018-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Freezing your eggs in 40s 'not sensible': UK fertility regulator
London, Sep 13 (IANS) The odds of a future pregnancy for women who freeze their eggs post 40 are very slim, and is not sensible and may also prove to be risky, the UK fertility regulator has said.
2018-09-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chinese restaurant closed after dead rat found in soup
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) A popular restaurant in China has been shut down after a pregnant woman found a dead rat in her soup and claimed that restaurant staff offered her money to get an abortion if the meal affected her unborn child's health.
2018-09-13
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Suicide a leading death cause in India: Study
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) In India, suicide is the leading cause of death in the 15-39-year age group with 37 per cent of the total global suicide deaths among women coming from the country, according to a new study.
2018-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government bans 328 Fixed Dose Combinations
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday announced prohibiting the manufacture for sale or distribution for human use of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) drugs with immediate effect.
2018-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This smartphone-powered ultrasound machine is cheap, portable
Toronto, Sep 12 (IANS) Engineers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe -- no bigger than a Band-Aid -- is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
2018-09-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Technology
FSSAI to audit meat units, slaughter houses in 40 cities
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Tuesday said a third-party audit of meat units and municipal slaughter houses will be conducted in the coming three months in 40 cities besides mandatory food safety audit of the supply chain for e-commerce entities involved in retail meat business.
2018-09-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study
London, Sep 11 (IANS) The human body clock could have a significant impact on the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat asthma, according to new research.
2018-09-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Centre implements HIV/AIDS Act to protect rights of affected persons
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that the HIV AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act 2017 has been implemented.
2018-09-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Novel device to improve diagnosis of dizziness
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new vibrating device using bone conduction technology, that can identify the causes of dizziness.
2018-09-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Hardik discharged from hospital
Ahmedabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel, whose indefinite fast continued on the 16th day on Sunday, was discharged from a private hospital and taken home from where he intends to continue with his indefinite hunger strike.
2018-09-09
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal inaugurates Badarpur reservoir
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated an underground reservoir and a booster pump in a south Delhi district to provide potable water to the area and reduce the need for water tankers.
2018-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Unauthorized sale of Oxytocin found in East Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Unauthorized sale of Oxytocin by a chemist shop in East Delhi's Gazipur area came to light during a raid by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.
2018-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huami launches 2 new smartwatches in India
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami on Sunday launched two smartwatches "Amazfit Pace" and "Amazfit Cor" for fitness enthusiasts in India.
2018-09-09
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Chinese researchers identify potential new antibiotic
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A fungal compound has been identified by a team of Chinese researchers as a promising antibiotic candidate, as they presented an approach that can efficiently obtain it the lab, said a study recently published in the journal Nature Communication.
2018-09-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'Predatory bacteria' may help combat antibiotic resistance
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) In a bid to fight back against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers are now developing germ-eating microbes that will attack all sorts of nasties, including bacterial lung infections, plague and deadly germs that have developed resistance to antibiotics.
2018-09-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
This iPhone app claims to accurately monitor BP
New York, Sep 8 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel blood pressure (BP) application that can give accurate readings using an iPhone, without requiring any special equipment.
2018-09-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
50 schoolchildren fall ill after mid-day meal in Bihar
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 50 children fell ill on Saturday after consuming their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's East Champaran district, officials said.
2018-09-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Beware of fake bodybuilding supplements (Fitness Tips)
During this last decade there has been a huge surge in the demand for bodybuilding supplements in the country. However, a study by Assocham and business management consultant RNCOS indicates that as much as 60-70 per cent of the dietary supplement being peddled across India is counterfeit.
2018-09-08
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Lenovo unveils fitness band in India
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Chinese technology company Lenovo on Friday announnced a new "Cardio Plus HX03W" smart band with multi-interface options and more health and fitness features for Rs 1,999 in India.
2018-09-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Detoxifying the brain through Kapalbhati (Health Tips)
Kapalbhati is a part of Pranayam kriya where one forcefully exhales rapidly and in short bursts. Practitioners claim that it helps in cleaning lungs and in exercising the abdomen muscles. It is, therefore, recommended for reducing tummy fat.
2018-09-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
'Women above 50 at higher risk of hip fracture'
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Women who are above 50 years, suffer from higher risk of getting diagnosed with osteoporosis or weakening of bones than men leading to hip fracture, according to health expert at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
2018-09-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Genes have over 60% influence on academic success: Study
New York, Sep 6 (IANS) Genetic factors account for about 60 per cent of academic success, even after accounting for intelligence, finds a study.
2018-09-06
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Lalu moved to hospital to escape dog barking
Ranchi, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has been shifted to the paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) as he could not reportedly sleep due to incessant barking of dogs near the super speciality ward.
2018-09-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Health/Medicine

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