Modi lauds villages for becoming free of open defecation

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:22

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised two villages in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for taking initiatives to make themselves free of open defecation and setting an example for others under the 'Swachh Bharat' movement.


Govt claims it helped 91% of scavengers, after ignoring 93% of them

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:16

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS/IndiaSpend) The central government has claimed that 91% of manual scavengers have been provided a one-time cash payment of Rs 40,000 and 108% of identified scavengers and their dependants have been selected for skill training under the rehabilitation programme for manual scavengers.


Researchers develop system to detect sarcasm on social media

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:10

New York, June 24 (IANS) To help people with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humour, researchers have developed a system for interpreting sarcastic statements posted on social media.


Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:30

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Calling the Robotic O-Arm technology a boon for neurosurgeons, doctors on Friday said the innovative surgical imaging system can allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries with greater precision, accuracy and most importantly safety.


Paracetamol during pregnancy affects sex drive in male progeny: Study

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:52

London, June 23 (IANS) Although paracetamol is usually considered safe during pregnancy, a new research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark suggests that if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills as their use is linked to reduced sex drive and aggressive behaviour in males.


'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:42

New York, June 23 (IANS) A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study.


Patient with severe burns treated using stem cell therapy

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:16

Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Raising hopes of new and less painful treatment for burn injuries, a 26-year-old patient with Grade 2 burn injuries was successfully treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital, doctors said on Thursday.


200gm cyst removed from woman's brain

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:03

Faridabad, June 23 (IANS) Life of a 41-year-old woman has been saved after successful removal of a cyst weighing 200gm from her brain at a city hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.


Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:20

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday.


Five patients die at MP hospital; official says no negligence

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:56

Indore, June 22 (IANS) Five patients died on Thursday at the Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital here in Madhya Pradesh, which informed sources attributed to obstruction in oxygen supply there. However, authorities denied it.


Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:38

New York, June 22 (IANS) In what could confirm a century-old suspicion, researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity -- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues -- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder.


World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050: UN

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:30

United Nations, June 22 (IANS) The world's total population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050 despite universal lower fertility rates, the UN said in a report.


Teenager with spinal deformity cured through new medical technology

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:42

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl, born with scoliosis, a sideway curvature of the spine which also caused her breathing issues, has been treated using a new technology called 3D C-arm and spinal navigation, which helps corrective surgery to be performed more accurately, said doctors on Wednesday.