Health

How social dominance is naturally ingrained

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:26

New York, July 30 (IANS) Toddlers as young as 17 months can perceive who is dominant, finds a study that indicates social dominance and the dynamic it creates, may be naturally ingrained in human beings.

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Blue-light blocking glasses may help you sleep better

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 17:18

New York, July 29 (IANS) Do you snuggle up with your smartphone or watch TV from the comfort of your bed? Blue-light emitting from digital devices may affect your sleep and cause sleep dysfunction, researchers have found.

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Haryana bans use of liquid nitrogen in drinks, food items

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 17:48

Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Following hospitalisation of a Delhi businessman for drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen this month, the Haryana government has prohibited flushing/mixing of liquid nitrogen with any drink or food article, an official said on Friday.

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Expecting mothers with hepatitis C have 90% chance of infecting their babies

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:38

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The parents of 31-year-old Naina Bharali are worried since their only daughter has been diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver cancer) -- caused by the hepatitis C virus. She is four months pregnant and they fear the new born will also get infected by the blood-borne viral disease.

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In Mumbai, TB deaths spark data dispute between BMC, NGO

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:40

Mumbai: India's richest municipal corporation has denied nonprofit Praja Foundation's assessment -- made from the corporation's own data -- that 18 people die of tuberculosis every day, even as Praja Foundation claims the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has no way of knowing if the assessment is wrong because it cannot access its own death-related data ever since it moved to a new software.

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US scientists correct DNA in lab-grown human embryos

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:06

New York, July 27 (IANS) In a first in the US, scientists using the 'CRISPR' genome-editing technique, have successfully corrected the DNA in human embryos that carried inherited diseases.

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Mylan launches tablets for treatment of Hepatitis C

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:56

Hyderabad, July 27 (IANS) Mylan Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Mylan N.V., on Thursday announced the launch of Velpatasvir 100 mg/Sofosbuvir 400 mg tablets under the brand name MyHep All in India.

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'Only 14% healthcare companies digitally active'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:50

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Only 14 per cent of the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies operating in India -- both domestic and multinational -- are active on various digital platforms to solve customers' queries, the India Digital Health Report 2017 revealed on Wednesday.

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US regulatory nod for Zydus drug to treat ulcer

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:24

Ahmedabad, July 25 (IANS) Zydus Cadila on Tuesday said it has received final approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Mesalamine delayed-release tablets (800mg) to treat a bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract (ulcerative colitis).

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German man swims to reach work rather than drive

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:02

Munich, July 25 (IANS) A German man fed up with the stress of commuting on busy city roads now swims two km to work along the Isar river in Munich, Germany, the media reported.

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