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Doctors should consider serving rural India: Venkaiah Naidu (21:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that doctors and medical practitioners should consider serving in rural India as it had limited access to healthcare.

First human oesophagus created in lab using stem cells (17:32)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have used stem cells to grow human oesophagus -- known as the food pipe -- in the laboratory, an advance that will enable personalised disease diagnosis, regenerative therapies.

Eat fish thrice a week to boost your unborn's eyesight, brain (17:22) IANS Photo Service
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Pregnant women can enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during the pregnancy, a new study has found.

Mediterranean diet may lower stroke risk in middle-aged women (16:56)
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Middle-aged women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat -- may have a reduced risk of stroke, say researchers.

Regular bedtime may boost your heart, metabolic health (16:44)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever thought why a good night's sleep is incredibly important for your health? A new study has found that regular bedtime and wake time may help you revive yourself and boost your heart and metabolic health.

Scientists decode mystery of gut-brain connection (15:54)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever felt nauseous before an important presentation, or foggy after a big meal? It is because your gut is directly connected to your brain and is not linked to the hormones, say researchers who found that messages from the gut travel to the brain in milliseconds.

Solid waste in Himachal's industrial hub health hazard: Watchdog (15:32)
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two years, the civic body of the Baddi town, Himachal Pradesh's biggest industrial hub, has been dumping municipal waste in Kenduwal village that has become a potential health hazard, an environmental watchdog said on Friday.

Eating food cooked on wood, coal may impair your lungs (15:10)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Love to eat food cooked on the barbecue? Beware, it is associated with increased risk of respiratory illness or death, researchers warned.

Privacy concerns of patients on smart pills must be addressed: Study (13:32)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) While smart pills have emerged as the new digital health tool that help patients and doctors track drug regimen compliance as well as increase patient adherence, its ethical issues such as patient privacy, consent and data sharing must be addressed, researchers argue.

Brave girls of West Bengal's Purulia lead by example, fight child marriage (Social Feature) (12:18)
By Binita Das
Purulia (West Bengal), Sep 21 (IANS) As a 15-year-old, she convinced her parents not to marry her off so she could fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a doctor and treating the poor. Now, two years later, Priyanka Bauri strives to make other girls and their parents conscious of the perils of child marriage.

Quitting junk food cause withdrawals as drug addiction: Study (12:02)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) If you are planning to deprive your taste buds of junk food such as pastries, french fries and pizza, expect to suffer withdrawal symptoms similar to what drugs addicts experience, said a study.

Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine (Health Tips) (12:00)
By Dr Vijay Janagama
"Finding a cure is always less lucrative than finding a treatment." As science and technology grow at an exponential pace, it is pretty obvious that drugs and treatments will remain heavily incentivised.

Centre to conduct population-based screening for diabetes, cancer (22:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government will be conducting population-based screenings for diabetes, hypertension and three types of common cancers under National Health Mission (NHM), the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said on Thursday.

With over 300 companies, Medicall Expo to begin on September 21 (22:04)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With over 300 medical companies, including participants from countries like Germany, Indonesia, China, South Africa and others, the Medicall Expo will begin here on September 21.

Insurance coverage to further boost Ayurveda, says expert (20:48)
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The insurance coverage for Ayurveda treatment is expected to give further boost to the ancient Indian form of medicine, says a leading Ayurvedic specialist.

Goa panel advises against 'Momo Challenge' (20:36)
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday urged the state Education Department to initiate awareness programmes in order to prevent children from participating in the lethal "Momo Challenge," an online game.

World Bank, Bangladesh sign $50m deal to improve Rohingya healthcare (20:36)
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government on Thursday signed a $50 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the country's services to cater to the health, nutrition and family planning needs of the Rohingya refugee population.

Pakistani court orders separate rooms for transgenders in hospitals (20:04)
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A court in Pakistan has ordered all state-run hospitals across the Punjab province to ensure separate rooms for the transgender community, the media reported on Thursday.

Need to ban sale of energy drinks to kids: Expert (19:44)
London, Sep 20 (IANS) There is a need to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people to tackle obesity and mental health problems, says an expert.

High gluten diet in pregnancy may up diabetes risk in kids (19:02)
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Higher consumption of gluten -- proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley -- by women during pregnancy can significantly increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children, a study has claimed.

Removing ovaries linked to chronic kidney disease (18:14)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Premenopausal women with no genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer should not remove their ovaries as it can increase their risk of developing chronic kidney disease, a study has claimed.

Karnataka CM to meet public once a month (17:48) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy would meet the public at his home-office in the city centre only once in a month, instead every week, an official said on Thursday.

Indian-origin doctor pleads guilty to healthcare fraud in US (17:18)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has pleaded guilty to a healthcare fraud in the US, the Justice Department said.

Rural health workers thank Modi for higher incentive (15:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 90 rural activists, who work under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday to thank him for the increase in their incentives, an official statement said.

Living with Alzheimer's, the memory thief (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer's Day) (13:48)
By Garima Tripathi
Imagine if you woke up one day and had no memory left? All the years you spent growing up, your family, friends, loved ones, the memories everyone grows to cherish...lost.

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