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AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data
New York, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can harvest information in chest X-rays to predict long-term mortality.
2019-07-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Bhatt calls for scientific study on Uttarakhand's Garur Ganga river
Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Uttarakhand BJP President and BJP MP from Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Ajay Bhatt, whose claims in the Lok Sabha about the "miraculous" properties of Bageshwar's Garud Ganga river led to a controversy, on Sunday called for a scientific study to verify his claims.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has unveiled tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Palaniswami for special House session on NEET issue
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said, here on Wednesday, a special session of the Assembly could be convened to pass bills to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders enrich their lives, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has revealed tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Clinical trials offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Clinical trials will be carried out at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute here that would offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims, the institute said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ICMR launches vaccine trial to prevent TB among close contacts of patient
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday launched a vaccine trial to prevent occurrence of tuberculosis (TB) among people present close to patients suffering from it.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Takeda launches enzyme replacement therapy in India
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Expanding its portfolio of rare disease therapies in India, global bio-pharmaceutical company Takeda on Monday announced launch of the enzyme replacement therapy for 'lysosomal storage disorders' (LSD).
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Child safety, penalising faulty roads key in Motor Vehicles amendment act
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Digitization of motor licensing, safety of children during commuting, and stringent punishment for faulty road design and maintenance are priority areas in the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019, slated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Advisory for ODF-Plus launched
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria on Saturday launched an advisory document on ODF Plus, and Swachh Gram Darpan mobile app, which are aimed at managing solid waste in villages.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
AI can spot depression via sound of your voice
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India -- the sixth most depressed country in the world -- has an estimated 56 million people suffering from depression and 38 million from anxiety disorders, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
2019-07-13
Category: International, India,Technology,Health/Medicine
Anxiety, OCD in kids may lead to suicidal thoughts
Madrid, July 12 (IANS) Parents, take note. Depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are the main reasons why children think about suicide, warn researchers.
2019-07-12
Category: International, Spain,Education,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fire in Delhi hospital, patients shifted
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A fire broke out briefly at an operation theatre at a government-run hospital here on Friday, leading to the rescue of half-a-dozen patients, authorities said. The fire was put out within five minutes.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka takes swipe over poor electricity supply in UP hospitals
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday hit out at the Yogi Aditynath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the poor electricity supply to government hospitals, claiming saying the patients were being treated in light from mobiles.
2019-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana school students start sit-ups to sharpen brain
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) A government school in Haryana on Monday started a brain-teaser exercise on a pilot basis at the morning prayer session in which the students will do 14 sit-ups everyday.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt to form new health policy to doctors' brain drain
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) The Odisha government will form a new health policy to stop the brain drain of doctors and address the shortage of doctors in the state, state Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said on Sunday.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Health advocates hail excise duty on tobacco products
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) Doctors, economists and public health advocates have hailed the ongoing efforts of the Indian government on tobacco taxation and called for augmenting the efforts to achieve revenue and public health goals.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Trinamool leader Anubrata Mondal admitted to Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Senior Trinamool Congress leader and strongman Anubrata Mondal underwent a minor surgery at the state-run SSKM Hospital here on Sunday, the hospital sources said.
2019-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Feeling safe most important for hospitalised kids
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) A feeling of safety and good night's sleep are the things that matter the most to sick kids in hospital.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Japanese Encephalitis: Assam keeps on hold leaves of doctors, paramedics
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) With reports of 49 deaths and 190 positive cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), the Assam government has kept on hold leaves for all doctors and paramedical staff across the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cult.Fit denies charges after case filed against Hrithik Roshan
Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) Bengaluru-based fitness startup Cult.Fit on Thursday denied allegations of cheating levelled by one of its customers in Hyderabad after police on Wednesday registered a case against its brand ambassador and popular actor Hrithik Roshan and three others.
2019-07-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Puppet shows, street plays to combating Japanese Encephalitis
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) The battle against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Uttar Pradesh will now be more colourful and interesting. The state Cultural Department will organise puppet shows and street plays to raise awareness among people on prevention of the killer virus that primarily affects children.
2019-07-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Australian minister attempts to repeal medevac law
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) The Home Affairs Minister of Australia presented a bill in Parliament on Thursday to repeal a law that allows refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island and Nauru to be transfered to the country on medical grounds.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
LS passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday unanimously passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 aimed at bringing in transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education in the country, and for the supersession of Medical Council of India for a period of two years.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar to SC: Despite staff crunch, we've waged battle against AES
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Bihar government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court it is grappling with 43% shortage of doctors and nearly 70% shortage of nurses and ANMs together, yet it has waged a battle against acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) to protect and save human lives.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tamil Nadu to continue 69% quota in medical college admissions
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Tuesday said the government will continue with the existing 69 per cent reservation (50 per cent for Backward Classes and 19 per cent for Scheduled Castes) in medical college admissions.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian Medical Council Amendment Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha is likely to pass the Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2019, which is aimed at bringing in transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education in the country.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Researchers
New York, July 2 (IANS) In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells.
2019-07-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Doctor manhandled in Delhi hospital after patient dies
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Alleging medical negligence over a woman's death, her angry relatives manhandled the doctor who was treating her and vandalized the hospital, police said on Sunday.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Himachal launches anti-drug mobile app, helpline
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) In a bid to crack down on the drug menace in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday launched a mobile app called 'Drug-Free Himachal' and a toll-free helpline number 1908 for rehabilitation of drug addicts.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Slums in Jharkhand to get Mohalla Clinics like Delhi
Ranchi, June 30 (IANS) Taking a cue from the Delhi government, the Raghubar Das government plans to start "Mohalla Clinics" that will offer free medical care to people living in slums in Jharkhand.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
This wrist band can help you monitor emotions
London, June 30 (IANS) You may have used a wrist band that tracks your steps, but a new generation of smart wearables might help you monitor emotions which can be very useful for those who diagnosed with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.
2019-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
WhatsApp may not be as bad as you think
London, June 29 (IANS) Good news for the people who spend most of the time on social media, as researchers have found that spending time on digital platforms such as WhatsApp, is good for our well-being.
2019-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Saince launches app connecting patients, physicians
Hyderabad, June 28 (IANS) Saince, a US-based leading healthcare software solutions company, on Friday introduced 'Qural', a free-to-subscribe, comprehensive healthcare mobile and desktop application to aid patients, physicians, pharmacies and labs to interconnect with each other.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Only healthy snacks, no more biscuits to be served in health ministry
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has ordered a ban on the sale of biscuits in his ministry and in the departmental meetings and also asked the department to provide healthy food such as roasted channa, almonds, dates and walnuts.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Posters in Patna blame Nitish, Pandey for AES deaths
Patna, June 28 (IANS) Hours ahead of the Monsoon session of the Bihar Assembly on Friday, posters appeared in Patna blaming the NDA government for the death of over 150 children in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and the complete collapse of law and order in the state.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa Church to launch cancer prevention, support system
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) The influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa, will on June 30 launch a cancer support network which will focus on prevention and support mechanisms.
2019-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'India to witness dramatic improvement in knee, hip surgeries'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With the fast adoption of robot-assisted surgeries, orthopaedic surgeries have come of age globally and India is at the threshold of witnessing a dramatic change when it comes to knee and hip surgeries, a US-based expert has said.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Update Tata Salt among India’s most trusted brands, is safe fora consumption: Your table salt contains deadly cyanide: US lab report
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) In a shocker, a US lab report reveals that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of carcinogenic and harmful components like potassium ferrocyanide, an activist said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Indian cricket team inspiring others to stay fit: Fitness trainer
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Indian cricket team players are leading by example as far as fitness trends are concerned, encouraging others to follow suit, feels renowned fitness trainer Jag Chima.
2019-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
SC issues notice to Centre, Bihar government on encephalitis outbreak
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Bihar government to apprise it about the steps taken to prevent the recent deaths of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES).
2019-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
IIL to set up new facility at Telangana plant
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), a leading biologicals company, on Monday announced the ground-breaking of a new Sterile Filling Facility (SFF) in Genome Valley on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe into Ministers' negligence
Patna, June 24 (IANS) A Bihar court on Monday ordered an investigation into charges of negligence against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey that left nearly 150 children dead due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district over the past fortnight.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Here's everything you need to know about babies and skin rashes (Health Notes)
Skin care for babies is an essential step in their overall health routine. Babies have delicate skin which is more prone to skin concerns than adults. A change in the weather also impacts their sensitive skin. Be it heat, cold, or the rain, each one impacts your baby in different ways. Heat rashes and diaper rashes are very common among babies, and the right care is required to manage these rashes.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Home nutrition care keeps patient out of hospital
New York, June 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that implementing a nutrition care plan at home for patients at risk for malnutrition had a dramatic impact on helping keep them out of the hospital.
2019-06-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 3,000 take part in yoga event in Nairobi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Over 3,000 yoga enthusiasts, including members of the Indian diaspora, participated in the Fifth International Yoga Day in Nairobi on Sunday.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Motherhood reduces breast size dissatisfaction
London, June 23 (IANS) Motherhood teaches women to become comfortable with their bodies as they learn to focus on breast functionality as opposed to the aesthetics of breasts and the body, says a new study.
2019-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
US doctor detects deadly heart condition with Apple Watch
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) In a first, a US doctor has saved a person's life by using Apple Watch Series 4 on his wrist to detect atrial fibrillation at a restaurant.
2019-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine