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Indians wake up to benefits of 'desi ghee' for stronger bones
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) All the members of New Delhi-based S. Rahul's family are health-conscious. That's the reason why olive oil bottles, often perceived to be a healthier option compared to other cooking oils, made way to their kitchen. Three years ago, this family made a switch to "desi ghee" (clarified butter), again apparently because of its health benefits.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
11 UP districts report 'deadly' malaria strain
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Eleven districts in Uttar Pradesh have reported cases of the 'deadly' plasmodium falciparum (PF) malaria this year.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi transfers five officers for neglecting work
Chitrakoot, Sep 14 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has transferred five officers -- Chief Medical Superintendent, Chief Medical Officer and three Sub-Divisional Magistrates -- for negligence during his visit to the Chitrakoot district on Saturday.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biocon to make 3 generic drugs in China
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) Biotechnology major Biocon would make three generic drugs for hard-selling in China through partnership, the company said on Saturday.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Regulate but don't ban E-cigarettes: Traders to govt
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) With over 100 million smokers in India, regulations and education can be the key to provide safer alternative to tobacco smoking.
2019-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha to develop mobile app for treating retarded children
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday said that a mobile app will be developed for the treatment of mentally retarded children in the state.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
WHO says Pakistan's polio eradication programme a failure
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) The World Health Organisation's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has declared Pakistan's polio eradication programme a failure.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Mixing dieting, exercise may not be good for bone health
New York, Sep 12 (IANS) Combining exercise and dieting may not be a good idea as it
2019-09-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kathmandu sees alarming increase in dengue cases
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) Dengue is spreading at an alarming rate in Kathmandu, with the district witnessing over four-fold hike in the number of patients in just two days, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
Apple announces three key health studies in US
Cupertino (California), Sep 11 (IANS) In collaboration with some leading medical institutions in the US, Apple has announced to examine hearing, women's menstrual cycles and gynaecological conditions, mobility and heart health.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Mexico,Health/Medicine
Italy sends medical supplies shipment to Libya
Rome, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) A shipment of over 10 tonnes of medicines and relief medical and hygiene supplies reached the port of Tripoli from southern Italy on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
High blood pressure among older pregnant US women up by 75%
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the rate of blood pressure (chronic hypertension) among pregnant women aged 35 and over in the US has increased by more than 75 per cent since 1970, according to a new research.
2019-09-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mystery illness kills dogs in Norway
Oslo, Sep 8 (IANS) A mystery illness has killed several dogs in Norway over the past few days. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) said up to 40 dogs had fallen ill and several died later, the BBC reported on Sunday.
2019-09-08
Category: International, Norway,Health/Medicine
Stand little more to combat effects of sedentary lifestyle
Madrid, Sep 7 (IANS) Spend more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, a new study suggests.
2019-09-07
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
L-G asks DDA, Delhi Police to join anti-dengue drive
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday said Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has directed the DDA and the Delhi Police to join the city government's anti-dengue campaign, on the request of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Assam to fast track trial in tea garden doctor's murder
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) The Assam Government on Wednesday said that it has decided to fast track the trial into the merciless killing of Deven Dutta, a doctor at the Teok Tea Garden in Jorhat district last week.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Junk food diet leaves UK teen deaf and blind
London, Sep 3 (IANS) A teenager in the UK has gone blind and deaf after living off a diet of chips, crisps and sausages for up to a decade in a case believed to be the first of its kind in the country.
2019-09-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Health Minister opens WHO's SE Asia Regional Committee meet
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday inaugurated the week-long 72nd session here of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for South-East Asia .
2019-09-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Army commander cycles to Jaipur to take charge
Jaipur, Sep 1 (IANS) Supporting the 'Fit India' campaign, unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lt Gen Alok Singh Kler cycled from Delhi to Jaipur to take charge of the South Western Command.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Health warnings on each cigarette may help reduce smoking
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, says a new research.
2019-08-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Public-private bond to help stabilize population: FOGSI
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Doctors from around the nation on Thursday decided to write to the Government of India, suggesting that educating, informing and facilitating younger generation is going to be a big tool in stabilizing the population growth in India.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi targets zero dengue deaths; launches campaign
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced it will launch a campaign from Sunday to fight dengue and chikungunya in the national capital as it aims to have zero deaths owing to vector borne diseases this season.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Italy ups contribution to fight AIDS, TB, malaria
Rome, Aug 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy's 15 per cent increase in its contribution to United Nations efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria proves its commitment to the health sector, Foreign Minister Emanuela Del Re said on Tuesday.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Strides buys soft gel capsule making facility in US
Bengaluru, Aug 27 (IANS) Drug maker Strides Pharma Science Ltd on Tuesday said its US-based subsidiary has acquired the soft gel capsule manufacturing facility of Micelle BioPharma in Florida for $500,000 (Rs 3.6 crore).
2019-08-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Want to live longer? Optimism is the key
New York, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and achieve "exceptional longevity".
2019-08-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
Take action to curb rising dengue cases: Goa Opposition
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Goa's Opposition on Tuesday urged the state Health ministry to shore up efforts to tackle dengue cases, after some areas showed a spike in cases involving the deadly disease.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Exercise is good for ageing brain: Study
New York, Aug 27 (IANS) Exercise seems to endow a wealth of benefits, from the release of happiness-inducing hormones to higher physical fitness and now it may provide a boost to the mind too, a new study suggests.
2019-08-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
This sea snail compound may reduce cancer risk
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers have isolated one compound in the gland secretions from the Australian white rock sea snail (Dicathasis orbita) which has not only anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, but important anti-cancer properties.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
This is why lean people get fatty liver disease
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean people, aiding the development of potential treatments for these patients.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
No shortage of medicines in J&K, says govt
Srinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) Refuting the claims of medicine shortage in Jammu and Kashmir following the clampdown after the abrogation of Article 370 as "baseless", the Health Department said here on Monday Rs 32 crore medicines were supplied in the Valley between July 20 and August 23.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IIT-Madras proposes national facility on cancer genomics
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) on Monday said it has proposed to establish a national facility on cancer genomics specific to Indian population, in a bid to to identify cancer-specific biomarkers in the country.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Govt claims be damned, tuberculosis rages in UP
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Tuberculosis continues to affect a sizeable population in Uttar Pradesh, particularly in rural areas, despite tall claims by the Centre and the state government about improvements in public health and free healthcare.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Medicines in stock for 15-20 days in J&K: Administration
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday announced that all 376 notified as well as 62 essential or life saving medicines are available in stock in the Union Territory for 15-20 days.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Students give Goa B-school lessons in sustainability
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) With water crisis having become an annual phenomenon in Goa, the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) plans to install a chain of recharge wells on its 50-acre campus located atop a rocky plateau in Sanquelim village in North Goa.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Lower back pain? Acupressure can help
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) People with back pain, take note. Researchers have found that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Fish oil pills won't protect you from diabetes: Study
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you are popping fish oil supplements to protect yourself against diabetes, you may be mistaken. According to the researchers, Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
over 39 lakh beneficiaries covered under PMJAY
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday reviewed the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme and appreciated the progress shown by the scheme in just a year.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Parks near home good for your mental health
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Quit smoking to cut heart disease risk
New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy cigarette smokers can reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 39 per cent within five years if they quit, researchers said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Microgravity used to create cells with stem cell properties
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have found that subjecting cancer cells to microgravity results in the formation of giant cancer cells with stem cell properties.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
AIIMS plans round-the-clock fire tender after blaze
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Having learnt lessons from the major fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, the administration has revised its standard operating procedures and is also planning to have a fire tender round-the-clock at the premier hospital.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
AIIMS opens Emergency ward, blamed for losses in fire
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) on Sunday blamed the AIIMS for the losses it suffered in a major fire even as the premier institute reopened its Emergency ward a day after the disaster.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A major fire broke out on a second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on Saturday evening. No casualty was reported but as a precautionary measure, the adjacent Emergency department has been closed and patients shifted elsewhere even as efforts to douse the blaze are on.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi hasn't breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital's air quality on Saturday to the "good" condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'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