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Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to health concerns (12:24)
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has cancelled her two upcoming concerts on her doctor's orders.

Stay in shape to cut heart disease risk (12:08)
London, March 18 (IANS) If you thought it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, think again! A new study of nearly 300,000 people has found that unhealthy weight gain can raise risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

Urological cancer linked to increased risk of suicide (11:04)
London, March 18 (IANS) Patients with urological cancer such as prostate, bladder or kidney cancer are five times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, new research has found.

Keep stomach calm with ginger, fennel seeds (06:54)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Eating out and binging on fast food is a common problem, which may upset bowel movements.

Factory owner held for manufacturing spurious medicines (20:36)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested a factory owner and his associate on the charge of manufacturing spurious medicines here, police said on Saturday.

Lalu admitted to hospital after chest pain complaint (19:10) IANS Photo Service
Ranchi, March 17 (IANS) RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad was admitted to a hospital here on Saturday for treatment after he complained of chest pain.

New nano fibre material may prevent infectious diseases (18:22)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Scientists have developed a highly efficient and durable bacteria-and virus-killing material which may be integrated into personal protective equipment (PPE) in the near future to prevent the outbreak of emerging infectious diseases.

Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones (15:54)
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japanese scientists have found that an experimental obesity drug can potentially prevent the formation of kidney stones in mice, a finding that paves the way to develop medications to prevent the condition in at-risk individuals.

New AI system can diagnose prostate cancer just good as pathologists (15:18)
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new learning artificial intelligence (AI) system which can diagnose and identify cancerous prostate samples as accurately as any pathologist.

Alzheimer's patients may benefit from cell therapy (15:16)
New York, March 17 (IANS) Transplanting a special type of neuron into the Alzheimer's brain can restore memory and other cognitive functions, a study has revealed that can lead to new treatment.

Omega-3 levels may better predict mortality risk than cholesterol (14:32)
London, March 17 (IANS) Measuring the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids present in the blood may indicate the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and mortality more profoundly than serum cholesterol, researchers have claimed.

Online intervention helps teenage moms deal with depression (14:24)
New York, March 17 (IANS) If you are a teenage mom and suffering from depression, an online intervention may help as it can improve your depression treatment rates, a new study suggests.

New mobile application can reduce stroke risk (13:30)
London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications.

Pentavalent vaccine: Doctors raise red flag (12:22)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Pentavalent vaccine (PV), that was introduced by India a little over six years ago, doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to the DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine, according to a new study that calls for a "rigorous review of the deaths following vaccination with PV".

Health initiatives will fulfil Swasth Bharat dream by 2022: Minister (21:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Friday said that the National Health Policy and Ayushman Bharat will fulfil the dream of a Swasth Bharat (healthy India) by 2022.

Microplastics contamination in bottled water not alarming: FSSAI (19:32)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Friday said the findings of a US-based NGO about microplastics contamination in bottled water in India were not alarming as there was no known health hazards due to it.

Irrfan Khan says he's diagnosed with rare tumour (Lead) (18:24) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Irrfan Khan on Friday revealed he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and is going out of the country for treatment.

Early detection key to treat neuroendocrine tumour: Expert (18:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Neuroendocrine tumour -- a rare disease that came into the spotlight with Bollywood star Irrfan Khan revealing on Friday that he has been diagnosed with it -- is treatable if detected early, a city-based neurologist said.

Drug trafficker held by Kolkata NCB from Nashik (16:20) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau Kolkata unit has arrested a drug supplier with links to national and international syndicates from Maharashtra's Nashik in connection with a peddling racket busted here in December last, a senior NCB official said on Friday.

Irrfan Khan says diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour (15:48) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Irrfan Khan on Friday revealed he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and is going out of the country for treatment.

Centre to adopt state health policies (14:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Centre will be adopting the policies and best practices of the states which have been successful in reducing malnutrition and improving health conditions for the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) titled Poshan Abhiyaan.

Indian companies contest plastic in water bottles study (14:18)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A day after a study claimed that 90 per cent of bottled water from leading brands is contaminated by microplastics, Indian bottling companies on Friday contested the findings, saying they enforce strict quality control.

LG lauds AAP's initiatives in education, healthcare (13:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Lt. Governor Anil Baijal addressed the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session on Friday, stressing on the city government's accomplishments.

FDA to cut nicotine in cigarettes to minimum (13:28) IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 16 (IANS) With the aim to tackle tobacco use and cigarette smoking in particular, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has "in a historic step" decided to lower nicotine in combustible cigarettes to minimal or non-addictive levels, the regulatory body said in a statement.

How a couple took 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' to new heights -- three decades ago (12:32)
By Archana Sharma IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Sulochana Chaudhary, a mother of three successful daughters, was watching TV with keen interest as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the audience while launching the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" campaign in Jhunjhunu on March 8.

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