Former US President Bush hospitalised (16:32)
Houston, Jan 18 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may provide hope for Alzheimer's (15:20)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

KIMS Hospitals doubles capacity at Kondapur facility (14:54)
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) KIMS Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in South India, has doubled its capacity to 200 beds at Kondapur, the fast growing information technology corridor of Hyderabad.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

Transcendental meditation may reduce trauma in female prisoners (14:42)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Practicing transcendental meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study has found.

Indian-origin doctor charged with drug trafficking (Lead) (14:34)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity (13:32)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial "brown" or "good" fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes.

Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism (Comment: Special to IANS) (12:06)
By Chirayu Padhiar
Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries like China and Japan. However, due to lack of awareness, most people don't think of stem cell therapy as an option for treating most of the incurable diseases.

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance (11:24)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Fungal infections that are often poorly diagnosed worldwide causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, resulting in 1.5 million deaths a year, according to a study.

Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking (08:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities.

AIIMS inks MoUs with PSUs for health infrastructure expansion (21:34)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) amounting to Rs 7,670 crore with public sector units to expand health infrastructure and facilities in the country.

One more dies of swine flu in Hyderabad (20:52)
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) One more person died of swine flu in Hyderabad, taking the toll to nine since August 2016, a health official said.

Urgent steps needed to control 'very serious' air pollution: SC (20:22)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the increasing air pollution saying it was "very serious problem" and solutions need to be found urgently.

Drug may boost memory in patients recovering from depression (17:28)
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may enhance memory and cognitive skills such as concentration and attention in patients recovering from depression, says new research.

Mini-strokes may contribute to dementia (16:08)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Although mini-strokes may seem to last only for a few minutes, the effect may be long lasting and is likely to contribute to dementia, research have suggested.

Acupuncture to reduce excessive crying in babies (16:06)
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Acupuncture may have the potential to effectively reduce incidences of excessive crying in babies with infantile colic, researchers say.

Ola joins Apollo Hospitals for road safety (13:40)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Online cab-hailing firm Ola on Tuesday announced its partnership with Apollo Hospitals to create comprehensive medical programme for driver-partners.

Hypertension in late life may protect dementia risk (13:26)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Individuals who develop High blood pressure at the age 80 or older -- known as the 'oldest old' -- may have decreased risk of dementia after age 90, a study has found.

Proper maternal vitamins, good nurturing may boost kids IQ (11:54)
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) Want your kids to be smarter with higher levels of intelligent quotient (IQ)?

Bee, wasp stings more dangerous than snake, spider bites (08:32)
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) An Australian research has discovered that venom from bees and wasps, rather than those from jellyfish, spiders or snakes, poses a biggest public health threat, a study has revealed.

WHO urges Africa to strengthen food safety systems (01:08)
Nairobi, Jan 17 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens.

UAE obstacle race Sandstorm launched (20:36)
Dubai, Jan 16 (IANS/WAM) Global investment company Dubai Holding on Monday announced the launch of Sandstorm, an obstacle race open to all fitness levels and backgrounds.

'Sweeping generalisations about GMO not fair' (19:42)
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 16 (IANS) Sweeping generalisations about safety of GMOs are "not fair", an eminent scientist said on Monday.

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