Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize  (9 minutes ago)
By Arul Louis
New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.

Jethmalani in Kochi hospital, to be discharged soon (23:00)
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member and veteran advocate Ram Jethmalani was admitted to a private hospital here on Saturday after he felt uneasy but is responding well and could be discharged in a day, doctors said.

1,800 units of blood collected in camps countrywide (19:36)
Gurugram, March 25 (IANS) SABIC's annual blood donation drive across India collected 1,800 units of blood in camps, a company spokesperson said on Saturday.

Kolkata police quiz Apollo hospitals' pharmacy manager (19:24)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) A team of Kolkata olice on Saturday quizzed Apollo Gleneagles Hospital's General Manager of Pharmacy Sekhar Sharma in relation to the ongoing investigation into the hospital's alleged negligence in the treatment of a patient, police said.

Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery (17:58)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years are more at risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery, a study has found.

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health (15:32)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage (14:40)
London, March 25 (IANS) Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed.

Big B campaigns for tuberculosis-free India (13:56) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced support for a government campaign that works towards a tuberculosis-free India.

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly: Sambit Patra (13:50) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk (12:50)
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.

Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors (22:14)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Excess build-up of iron in the body -- Hemochromatosis --can damage the liver. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal, said doctors on Friday.

Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment (20:34)
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) A 45-year-old man -- suffering from 45 per cent burns due to a chemical spill at work -- has been healed with stem cell treatment, said the authorities at a hospital here on Friday.

Bengal health panel to start functioning within week (19:48)
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission, set up to monitor private hospitals, will start functioning within a week and a website will be in place for lodging online complaints, one of its members said on Friday.

Randeep Guleria is new AIIMS Director (18:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Leading pulmonologist Randeep Guleria was on Friday appointed as the new Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, said an official statement.

Maharashtra doctors end agitation, 135 patients die (17:56) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Following a stern warning by the Bombay High Court on Friday, doctors in government and private hospitals across Maharashtra agreed to withdraw their agitation amid revelations that at least 135 patients died in Mumbai in the past five days.

Mental Healthcare Bill taken up by Lok Sabha (17:50)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday took up the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services.

Trump demands vote on healthcare plan (Second Lead) (17:14) IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.

Poor sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions (16:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Your ability to recognise whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer due to poor sleep, says a study.

Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed (16:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process (15:40)
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease (15:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo.

Enough is enough, Maharashtra CM to medicos (14:44) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday appealed to the agitating medicos to return to duty as his government had accepted their demands.

With increasing urbanisation, new nutrition challenges (14:26)
By Karthik Madhavapeddi
The world has vowed to eliminate poverty and hunger by 2030 as part of 169 sustainable development goals adopted in 2015. Yet, increasing urbanisation is posing new challenges to progress, according to a new report, and India is particularly vulnerable because it faces the twin burden of under- and over-nutrition.

Drug-resistant TB cases rising in India: Lancet (14:20)
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Incidences of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) -- associated with high mortality rate -- is on the rise in India, while threatening to derail the progress achieved in controlling the disease, researchers say.

How Alzheimer's protein breaches cell membranes (13:00)
New York, March 24 (IANS) New research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found how protein that collects in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease penetrates the cell membranes.

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