Health

Indian researchers identify molecule that could combat chikungunya

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:14

Roorkee, May 4 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee have identified a molecule that exhibits antiviral activity against the chikungunya virus, raising hopes of finding a new way to combat the mosquito-borne viral disease.

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132-pound ovarian tumour removed from US woman

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:52

Washington, May 4 (IANS) A 132-pound ovarian tumour, measuring almost three feet, was removed from a 38-year-old woman from US' Connecticut this year, said doctors involved in the case.

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Two Maharashtra railway stations adjudged 'most beautiful'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 21:12

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Decorated with paintings, murals and sculptures of tigers, local jungles and other wildlife, Chandrapur and Ballarshah stations in the Nagpur Division of Central Railway have been adjudged "Most Beautiful Station" on Indian Railways, an official said on Thursday.

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Examining 'fear of guilt' may improve OCD treatment

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:26

Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Examining the levels of "fear of guilt" feeling in a patient with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may help doctors treat him or her better, says a study.

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AI beats experts in detecting cause of blindness in babies

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:52

New York, May 3 (IANS) An algorithm that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) can automatically and more accurately diagnose a potentially devastating cause of childhood blindness than some expert physicians, says a study.

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Vietnam hit by kidney shortage for transplants

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:26

Hanoi, May 3 (IANS) Vietnam, which has more than five million patients with kidney failure, is facing an acute shortage of the organ for transplantation, a media report said on Thursday.

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Canadian MP dies at parliamentary office

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 06:56

Ottawa, May 3 (IANS) Canadian Member of Parliament Gord Brown died suddenly after apparently suffering a fatal heart attack in his Parliament Hill office on Wednesday.

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Woman flies from UK to India on husband's passport

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:46

London, May 2 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a woman flew on an Emirates flight from Manchester to New Delhi on her husband's passport, without the error being noticed by the airport or the flight authorities.

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Cabinet nod for 100-bed hospital in Delhi

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:54

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the construction of a 100-bed hospital in the city at an estimated cost of Rs 95 crore.

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Blood type O ups risk of death from serious injury

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:00

Tokyo, May 2 (IANS) New research has found that people with blood type O may be at increased risk of dying from severe trauma - an injury that has the potential to cause long-term disability or death.

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Delhi hospital removes 14 round worms from woman's bile duct

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:28

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) In a rare case, doctors at Fortis Hospital here said they removed 14 live round worms, measuring 15-20 cm each, from a 38-year-old woman's bile duct, the duct which connects the liver and the intestines.

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Males more prone to asthma: Survey (May 1 is World Asthma Day)

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:36

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Males are more sensitive to allergens such as dust, pollen, food products, and fungi, and therefore, more prone to respiratory allergies like asthma, compared with females, finds a survey by SRL Diagnostics.

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Asthma on rise in India, says expert

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:10

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) One among every ten persons affected by asthma globally is an Indian, with the country having 20 million such patients and the number is on the rise, an expert said here on Monday.

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