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China issues travel advisory after deaths due to nCoV

New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 22 | China has advised people against traveling in and out of Wuhan, the city hit by the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)...

US FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease

New York, Jan 22 | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease,...

New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence

London, Jan 22 | Researchers have developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in...

Mothers still face barriers to breastfeed at work: Study

New York, Jan 22 | Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate...

nCoV: Cochin begins screening passengers from China, Hong Kong

Kochi, Jan 22 | The Cochin International Airport (CIAL) from Wednesday started screening all incoming passengers from China and Hong Kong, following the outbreak...

China reports 440 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia

Beijing, Jan 22 | Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported...

Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops

Darjeeling, Jan 21 | Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common...

New T-cells killed all cancers without touching healthy cells

London, Jan 21 | Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy.These...

Sophie Choudry: I don’t believe in extreme dieting, extreme workouts

Mumbai, Jan 21 | Sophie Choudry, who is one of the fittest celebrities in Bollywood, says she doesn't believe in extreme dieting and extreme...

Prenatal smoking, drinking increases SIDS risk: Study

New York, Jan 21 | Children born to mothers who drank and smoked beyond the first three months of pregnancy have 12-fold increased risk...

Marijuana linked to increased risk of heart problems

New York, Jan 21 | More than two million adults with heart conditions report that they have used or are currently using marijuana, according...

Belly fat may lead to multiple heart attacks

London, Jan 21 | Heart patients, please take note. Researchers have found that heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are...

Pune’s Virology institute to test novel coronavirus samples

New Delhi, Jan 21 | The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has said that the National Institute of Virology in Pune is...

Rising cancer linked to fading farm bond: AYUSH Minister

Panaji, Jan 20 | Cancer is on the rise in Goa because people's association with soil has weakened, according to Union Minister of State...

Adulthood linked to lower amount of physical activity

New York, Jan 20 | Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming...

71% parents believe video games good for teens

New York, Jan 20 | Seventy-one per cent of parents believe that video games may have a positive impact on their kids, while 44...

This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis

London, Jan 20 | Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months...

Early menopause increases health problems after 60: Study

Sydney, Jan 20 | Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s,...

Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children

Chandigarh, Jan 19 | Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village...

China reports 17 new coronavirus pneumonia cases

Beijing, Jan 19 | China's health authorities said on Sunday 17 new cases of pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus that had...

Specialists’ shortage ails Gurugram govt hospital

Gurugram, Jan 18 | While the millennium city is emerging as the medical tourism destination with over 30 multi-speciality hospitals, the civil hospital here...

Acid reflux drugs not good for breast cancer patients

New York, Jan 18 | Researchers have found that acid reflux medicines prescribed to breast cancer patients may have side effects such as poorer...

Piramal divests its DRG business for $950 million

Mumbai, Jan 17 | Piramal Enterprises has divested its Decision Resources Group (DRG) business to Clarivate Analytics for $950 million. According to the company, DRG...

Eat walnuts daily for better gut, heart health

New York, Jan 17 | Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria, say researchers, adding that these...

Group B Streptococcus: Hilleman Labs to make affordable vaccine

New Delhi, Jan 16 | Aiming to develop affordable vaccines in this healthcare sector, a research and development organisation Hilleman Laboratories on Thursday announced...

Raj govt hospital makes history by successful heart transplant

Jaipur, Jan 16 | SMS Hospital in Jaipur became the first government hospital of the state to undertake a successful heart transplantation.The first successful...

IIT-R discovers new antibacterial molecule

New Delhi, Jan 16 | To eliminate a multitude of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, (IIT-R) have discovered...

Algorithm developed to predict gestational diabetes in women

Jerusalem, Jan 16 | Researchers have developed a new computer algorithm which will be able to identify women who are at high risk of...

Japan confirms 1st case of new coronavirus infection

Tokyo, Jan 16 | The first case of a pneumonia-like illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus has been detected in Japan, the...

Girl dies during PAC physical eligibility test in UP

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 16 | In a tragic incident, a 20-year-old girl fainted and died during a physical efficiency test (PET) for Uttar...

Having less sex linked to earlier menopause: Study

London, Jan 15 | Women who have sex more often are less likely to have an early menopause, researchers say, adding that women who...

Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson’s: Study

London, Jan 15 | A common gut bacteria that boosts digestive health could slow - and even reverse - the build-up of a protein...

IIT-H develops combination therapy for cancer treatment

Hyderabad, Jan 14 | Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) on Tuesday said that its researchers have developed an efficient combination therapy for the...

How parents can curb teenage drinking and driving

New York, Jan 14 | Binge drinking by teenagers in their senior year of high school can lead to dangerous behaviours later in life,...

Machine keeps human livers alive for a week outside body

London, Jan 14 | Researchers have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the body for one week. According...

Amitabh Bachchan visits doctor, misses ‘maa ka pallu’

Mumbai, Jan 14 | Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently visited a doctor regarding a black patch in his left eye. The doctor's advice for the...

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat

New York, Jan 14 | Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially...

Drop in number of kids drinking or having sex: Study

London, Jan 13 | Researchers have revealed that fewer children are drinking, smoking, having sex or taking drugs in Ireland. However, the study also found...

Sad people more prone to become chain smokers

New York, Jan 12 | Sadness, and not all negative emotions, lead people to smoking and turn it into an addictive behaviour, a first-of-its-kind...

SL explores using drone technology to combat dengue

Colombo, Jan 12 | Sri Lankas Ministry of Science and Technology was exploring the possibility of controlling dengue by using drone technology, a media...

’70 lakh women screened for breast cancer under Ayushman Bharat’

Panaji, Jan 11 | Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, more than 70 lakh women have undergone screening for breast cancer, Union Minister for Women...

One-fourth of kids with autism are undiagnosed: Study

New York, Jan 11 | Researchers have found that one-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed, which...

Malnutrition linked to increased risk of Zika birth defects

New York, Jan 11 | Researchers have found that a rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) is linked to poor diet among...

Low-fat diet may lower testosterone levels in men

New York, Jan 11 | For many men diagnosed with testosterone deficiency, losing weight can help increase testosterone levels, say researchers, adding that, specifically...

New AI system to detect and grade prostate cancer

London, Jan 10 | Researchers have developed a method based on artificial intelligence (AI) for diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer. The AI-system has the...

Most meat-eaters admit veganism is ethical: Study

London, Jan 10 | Most meat eaters admit veganism is ethical and good for the environment, researchers have found. The study, published in the journal...

25-minute smartphone test can spot urinary tract infections

London, Jan 9 | Biological engineers at University of Bath in the UK have developed a smartphone-based 25-minute long test that could help doctors...

Smoking cigarettes linked to poor mental health

Jerusalem, Jan 9 | Researchers have found that smoking not only causes physical damage, but is also detrimental to mental health. According to the study,...

Ex-Cipla honcho Ananthanarayanan new CEO of Strides

Bengaluru, Jan 9 | Leading drug maker Strides Pharma Science Ltd appointed former Cipla honcho R. Ananthanarayanan (Ananth) as the new Chief Executive Officer...

Study finds ‘helper’ cells that can kill cancerous tumours

London, Jan 8 | In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells, which...

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Canon India eyes healthcare imaging, security market

New Delhi, Jan 22 | After cementing its position across four key business verticals -- camera, home printers, office printers and commercial printing solutions...