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Suspected Chinese coronavirus patient in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) A Chinese national, suspected to be suffering from coronavirus, has been admitted in the state-run Infectious Diseases Hospital here.
2020-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Prepared to deal with coronavirus: Odisha govt
Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) The Odisha government is prepared to tackle the deadly novel coronavirus, said Health secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal on Monday.
2020-01-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
India finds it hard to assess number of citizens stuck in Wuhan
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) India is finding it hard to assess the exact number of Indians stranded in central China's Wuhan city which has been placed under a lockdown, following the outbreak of the contagious novel coronavirus.
2020-01-27
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
MRI identifies notable breast cancer imaging biomarker
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy.
2020-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Patients may suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with potentially harmless cancers, which if left undetected or untreated, may expose them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy.
2020-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Suspected coronavirus patient in Jaipur kept in isolation
Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) The suspected case of coronavirus who was admitted in SMS Hospital here since Sunday 5 p.m., is suffering from cough, cold, fever and Rhinitis. The report against the samples sent to National Virology Lab situated in Pune is expected on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
2020-01-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Large quantity of coronavirus detected at Wuhan seafood market
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Experts of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have successfully isolated the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the environmental samples of a seafood market in Wuhan, indicating that the virus stems from wild animals on sale at the market.
2020-01-26
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Suspected coronavirus patient admitted in Jaipur hospital
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) A man in his 20s has been admitted to the SMS Hospital for suspected coronavirus infection, Medical Superintendent Dr D.S. Meena confirmed here on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Potala Palace to be shut on Jan 27
Lhasa, Jan 26 (IANS) The Potala Palace in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will be shut from January 27 to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, local authorities said on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
US, Japan mull to evacuate citizens from Wuhan
Shanghai/Tokyo, Jan 26 (IANS) Washington and Tokyo are chalking out plans to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed 56 lives so far, a media report said.
2020-01-26
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Forget fads, go for 'great-granny's diet': UK surgeon
London, Jan 26 (IANS) If you wish to lose those extra pounds, throw out the seemingly healthy low-fat food options and eat what your great-grandma ate, said a top weight-loss surgeon.
2020-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
This skin cream may protect against dengue, zika viruses
London, Jan 26 (IANS) A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new study.
2020-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Experimental vaccine for swine fever virus shows promise
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than previously developed vaccines.
2020-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Principal Secy to PM holds meet on coronavirus
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) On the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P.K. Mishra chaired a meeting on the coronavirus outbreak in China.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus: Govt issues travel advisory on China
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Saturday issued a travel advisory to those visiting China from India or coming back from there in the wake of the outbreak of the contagious novel coronavirus.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Central teams to visit airports to screen for coronavirus
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said central teams have been sent to conduct thermal screening of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) at seven designated airports - New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Jessica Simpson got hooked on to diet pills
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has revealed she was body shamed to such levels that she was almost pushed to the edge and started hearing voices.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Baby dies in Bengal after eunuchs dance with it
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) A one-and-a-half month-old baby died allegedly after three eunuchs broke into a jig carrying the child in Jhargram of West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Friday, police said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Two suspected Coronavirus patients in Mumbai test negative
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons, who arrived here from China, were placed under isolation for medical observations for suspected exposure to Coronavirus, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Friday. However, later, the Union Health Ministry announced that both have tested negative.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Low-dose aspirin may help new mothers cut preterm birth risk
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Daily low-dose aspirin, from as early as the sixth week of pregnancy through the 36th week, may lower the risk of preterm birth among first-time mothers, suggest the results of a clinical trial which involved women from several low and middle-income countries, including India.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Budget should give tax benefits to differently-abled: NCPEDP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on Friday said that the upcoming budget should announce tax benefits and lower interest rates for people with disabilities.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
More autonomy at work cuts low back pain risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) While physical factors such as incorrect posture or sitting for too long are generally related to chronic low back pain, new research has found that employees with more job control are less likely to suffer from the disease.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria, say researchers.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biocon Q3 net down to Rs 203 crore, impacted by R&D, tax
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Leading biotechnology company Biocon on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 203 crore for the third quarter (October-December) of fiscal 2019-20, declining by 7 per cent compared to Rs 217 crore in the same quarter last year.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kerala seeks Centre's help on nurses in Saudi hit by coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ask him to see that all steps are taken by the Saudi Arabian authorities after reports emerged that nurses from the south Indian state in a hospital there are affected by the coronavirus.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Following the panic triggered by the outbreak of a new coronavirus, China has locked down its Wuhan city with a population of around 11 million people.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kids born to moms with gestational diabetes at obesity risk
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that when a mother experiences both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, the child has a growth trajectory that leads to an increased risk of high childhood body mass index (BMI) over time.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
US FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease, a rare condition where the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed, causing the eyes to be pushed forward and bulge outwards.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New T-cells killed all cancers without touching healthy cells
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Marijuana linked to increased risk of heart problems
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) More than two million adults with heart conditions report that they have used or are currently using marijuana, according to a new study.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Belly fat may lead to multiple heart attacks
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Heart patients, please take note. Researchers have found that heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Malaika nails a new yoga posture
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Fitness freak Malaika Arora has nailed the modified reclined pigeon pose. Not just that, she is encouraging her fans to learn the yoga posture.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Adulthood linked to lower amount of physical activity
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, researchers have found.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Less active babies have higher obesity risk: Study
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that less active infants may accumulate more fat, which in turn may put them at risk for obesity later in life.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Faking emotions at work does more harm than good
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often backfires when used with co-workers, a new study suggests.
2020-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana to deploy home guards for security of doctors
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to deploy 1,652 home guards for security of medical practitioners and of all primary health centres, community health centres, and district hospitals, state Home Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Soybean oil diet may trigger genetic changes in brain
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of Indian origin.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Next-gen radiation therapy for cancer patients now in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi on Friday launched the most advanced version of TomoTherapy Radixact X9-- the smartest radiation therapy to treat the most complicated cancer tumours.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
China confirms 2nd death from new coronavirus
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China has confirmed a second death due to a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan city, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, as researchers have seen a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
IIT-R discovers new antibacterial molecule
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) To eliminate a multitude of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, (IIT-R) have discovered a novel compound.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health officials suspended after children's death in MP
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Tulsiram Silavat on Wednesday suspended Chief Medical Officer Rajesh Pandey and Civil Surgeon Umesh Namdev pending investigations into the death of six children in the district hospital here on January 12.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Chronic inflammation turns skin-protecting antibody into tumour'
London, Jan 15 (IANS) One of the skin's defences against environmental assault can help tumours to grow when skin is exposed to chronic inflammation, researchers have found.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson's: Study
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A common gut bacteria that boosts digestive health could slow - and even reverse - the build-up of a protein linked to Parkinson's, a new study suggests.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine