Health

Pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S. Korea

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:04

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korea has detected eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil and has momentarily banned egg products from all farms with over 3,000 hens, authorities announced on Tuesday.

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MP's 'Dr. Dadi' passes away at 91

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:26

Indore, Aug 14 (IANS) Popularly known as "Dr. Dadi", Padma Shri Dr. Bhakti Yadav passed away here on Monday. She was 91.

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5 swine flu deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:30

Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) Swine flu has so far claimed five lives in Madhya Pradesh while 143 persons, suspected of having the deadly disease, have been tested in the state, health officials said on Monday.

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Brain chemical linked to dementia risk

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:36

New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower levels of a brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite may be a key player in cognitive decline and not just a side-effect of Alzheimer's disease -- as previously believed, researchers have found.

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Khattar launches M6 Cyberknife robotic system in Gurugram

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:18

Gurugram, Aug 14 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated north India's first M6 Cyberknife robotic system at the Artemis Hospital here, saying that it will be a huge contribution towards the healthcare system in the region.

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New blood test may improve cancer treatment

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:12

New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread.

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UN declares Somalia free of polio

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 03:22

Mogadishu, Aug 14 (IANS) The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free.

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Team-based online game helps patients manage diabetes: study

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 01:44

Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A team-based online game designed to improve diabetes self-management appears to be effective in helping patients lower their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a key measure of diabetes control, a new study has found.

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8 swine flu deaths reported in Odisha

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:20

Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) The deadly swine flu has so far claimed eight lives in Odisha while 103 persons are now affected by the disease in the state, a health official said on Sunday.

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India's first online course on Infusion Therapy launched

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 19:38

Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Infusion Nurses Society (INS) -- a global authority in infusion therapy -- on Sunday launched India's first online course on Infusion Therapy for nurses, under which it aims to train over 3,000 nurses in the vital medical procedure.

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Lord Krishna-themed coin to be released by Chad

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 16:40

Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) A limited edition silver coin on Lord Krishna will be released on Janmashtami on August 15 by the Republic of Chad in commemoration of the 5,244th birth anniversary of the Hindu God, officials said on Saturday.

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Nanotechnology-based test can quickly diagnose Zika virus

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 16:08

New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a nanotechnology-based test that can quickly detect the presence of the Zika virus in the blood, an advance that may also be applicable to other emerging infectious diseases.

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