India now free of infective trachoma, says Nadda

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 23:36

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Calling it a momentous achievement, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday declared India free of Infective Trachoma, which has been a leading cause of infectious blindness among children.


UK man cements microwave to head

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:16

London, Dec 8 (IANS) A British internet "prankster" had to be freed by firefighters after cementing his head inside a microwave oven, the media reported.


This smartphone case monitors blood sugar levels on the go

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:14

New York, Dec 8 (IANS) People with diabetes may soon be able to go on a vacation without their glucose monitoring kits with them. Researchers have developed a smartphone case and app that can record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they are.


Nadda directs CMs to implement Clinical Establishment Act

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:44

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday directed all the Chief Ministers to adopt and implement the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 so that malpractice in private hospitals can be curbed.


Mylan launches hepatitis B pill in India

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:44

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Global drug firm Mylan on Thursday launched a tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B among adults, the first in eight years to be approved for the management of chronic disease in India.


This app may help you check power of your lenses

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:36

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Online eyewear retailer Lenskart has partnered with Israel-based start-up 6over6 to enable users to determine power of their lenses fitted in their eyeglasses through a smartphone application.


Now, treatment for CGHS beneficiaries without referral letter

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:52

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Aiming to simplify the treatment procedure under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), beneficiaries have been permitted to undergo treatment at any empanelled private hospital without the requirement of a referral (permission) letter.


Old Bengaluru woman gets Aadhaar sans biometrics for pension

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:44

Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) A 65-year-old Bengaluru woman, who lost her hands and vision due to leprosy, was enrolled for an Aadhaar card without the mandatory biometrics of her iris and fingerprints to restore her monthly welfare pension, her doctor said.


Artificial ovaries can better treat menopause symptoms: Study

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:26

New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Implanting artificial ovaries may be a more safer, natural and effective alternative in menopausal women who face hot flashes, sleep problems, weight gain, and bone deterioration due to the loss of ovarian function, a mice study has suggested.


Newlywed's lost-at-sea phone miraculously returns

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:34

Nanjing (China), Dec 6 (IANS) When Yuan Wenlong called his daughter's mobile phone lost near an island in the Pacific Ocean, the last thing he expected was that it will be answered by a Chinese voice.