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Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar  (11:34)
By Vishnu Makhijani IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in preparation intact.

'Internet overuse making people vulnerable to neuropsychiatric dysfunctions' (23:48)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists.

SC grants Rs 10 lakh compensation to HIV+ rape victim who became pregnant (22:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim who became pregnant but could not undergo an abortion even though she had approached the Patna Medical College in the 17th week of her pregnancy.

ACB files FIR in case of graft in Delhi hospital (22:14)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has filed an FIR for alleged corruption in purchase of medical equipment in a government hospital here, a senior official said on Thursday.

'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down' (22:08)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price.

Probe on Jayalalithaa's death a good move: Apollo Hospitals (21:46) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to set up an inquiry commission to probe the cause of death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa is a good move, said Apollo Hospitals on Thursday.

'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals' (21:04)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday.

Stakeholders deliberate on Najafgarh drain issue (20:58)
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) In an attempt to lay the future road map for water security, stakeholders on Thursday came together on a common platform to deliberate on the issue of the Najafgarh drain.

Thousands queue up at Indira Canteens, many return empty-handed (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of persons queued up on Thursday to get subsidised food at Indira Canteens run here by the Karnataka government, though teething troubles forced many to return disappointed due to there being not enough food to meet the demand.

New pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse (19:12)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today.

SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN (18:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no "compromise on intellect" as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu.

Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study (18:20)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.

How testosterone can influence bull market trading (16:14)
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Higher levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, can directly influence traders to take financial decisions that can drive prices up and destabilise markets, a study has found.

Medanta Hospital launches child care facility (15:50)
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Medanta - The Medicity has launched state-of-the-art pediatrics department to provide quality child care, the hospital said on Thursday.

Skipping breakfast could make your kid undernourished (14:06)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Is your son or daughter in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly? If so, he or she may fall short of the daily required amounts of nutrients that are essential for their growth and development, researchers have warned.

How walnuts can help control appetite (13:08) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study.

Excess workout, steroids leading to infertility among men (13:02)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A combination of intense workout, which has become a daily trend for many men, along with consumption of steroids is becoming a rising cause of infertility, according to IVF experts.

High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk (12:18)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women.

Loss of smell could warn of Alzheimer's disease (12:06)
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) Inability to distinguish between the smell of a lemon and petrol could point to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Multicolour MRIs could improve disease diagnosis (11:06)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolour and help improve disease diagnosis.

More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S.Korea (10:24)
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday.

Congress slams Modi for stand on Gorakhpur deaths (22:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it said was "equating Gorakhpur hospital deaths with natural calamity" and said he should instead have apologised to the countrymen.

Ask for funds to treat rare diseases, states told (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has urged states to come forward and request funds for the treatment of rare diseases amid the deaths of over 60 children in Uttar Pradesh, many due to Japanese Encephalitis.

Huge relief for knee implant patients as regulator caps prices (Lead) (20:12)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday fixed the price for primary knee replacement of titanium alloy at Rs 38,740 while the price for revision knee replacement of any material was pegged at Rs 62,770.

Johnson & Johnson, Chandigarh body to develop TB treatments (19:38)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Global pharma firm Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday signed an MoU with a Chandigarh-based microbial research body to develop innovative treatments for tuberculosis (TB).

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