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Bridge course should not be made mandatory: Parliamentary panel (23:56)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bridge course should not be made mandatory to promote medical pluralism, fees should be regulated for 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and a common database should be created for all human resource working in the healthcare sector, as per a Parliamentary panel about the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

Nine new osteoarthritis genes discovered (18:48)
London, March 20 (IANS) Researchers have discovered nine novel genes for osteoarthritis that may open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease in the future.

'Diabetes drug can cut build-up of liver fat' (17:36)
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes could potentially help in reducing liver fat in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and high blood sugar, according to the results of an early trial.

Poor dental health linked to diabetes risk (17:34)
New York, March 20 (IANS) You may be at an increased risk of diabetes if you are not taking care of your dental health, warns a new study which suggests that dental examination may provide a way to identify the risk for developing the disease.

New human antibody may improve malaria prevention efforts (16:30)
New York, March 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new human antibody that, when tested in mice, prevented malaria infection by binding a specific portion of a surface protein found in almost all strains of the malaria parasite worldwide.

Twitter India steps in to bridge blood donation gap (15:08)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Aiming to create more awareness and bridge the demand-supply gap for blood units in India, Twitter India on Tuesday launched a new social initiative called #BloodMatters.

Lap-band surgery may lower chronic knee pain (13:22)
New York, March 20 (IANS) Obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomach to restrict food intake not only lose weight but will also suffer less from arthritic knee pain, a new study suggests.

Healthy office spaces promote healthy lifestyles (Health Tips) (11:16)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Managed and serviced co-working spaces go an extra step to promote a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that employees who work in a healthy environment usually enjoy good well-being, increased productivity and a positive outlook towards the company.

Delhi's crop area falls by 52%, fertility among lowest in country: Survey (22:14)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Gross cropped area in the city has fallen by 52 per cent compared to 2000-01 and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) at 1.6 is among the lowest in the country, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18, tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Monday.

Odisha to set up 19 hospitals under PPP mode (21:14)
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to establish, on the PPP mode, 19 hospitals in 18 districts on the parameters of backwardness in health indicators, an official said on Monday.

Punjab to ban hookah bars (19:18)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday decided to impose a ban on hookah bars across the state instead of issuing temporary orders against their operation every two months.

Mediterranean diet may boost bone density in elderly women (19:16)
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Consuming a Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat -- may boost bones and muscle mass in postmenopausal women, a study suggests.

E-cigarettes can be injurious for your liver (19:16)
New York, March 19 (IANS) If you are using e-cigarettes then stop doing so. A new study indicates that exposure of e-cigarettes is associated with higher risk of non-alcohol fatty liver diseases.

Per capita expenditure on education, health up in Delhi: Survey (17:46)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Per capita expenditure by the government on education and health has risen in Delhi in 2016-17 while Total Fertility Rate at 1.6 was among the lowest in India, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18 tabled in Delhi Assembly on Monday.

Now, Punjab to recruit MBBS doctors on full pay scale (17:42)
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) To overcome shortage of medical staff, the Punjab cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Monday decided that MBBS doctors will now get their full salaries, including all allowances, during probation too.

New male birth control pill found safe and effective (16:18)
Washington, March 19 (IANS) In a major step forward in the development of a once-daily "male pill", researchers have found an experimental oral contraceptive to be safe in men with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.

Men with low sperm count at increased risk of illness (14:58)
London, March 19 (IANS) Low sperm count is not just limited to infertility, it may also put men at increased risk of illness, according to a new study.

Why breastfeeding is important for high-birthweight infants (14:56)
Seoul, March 19 (IANS) New mothers, take note. If you are breastfeeding your high-birthweight infants, you may probably be protecting them from being overweight or obese in childhood, a new study suggests.

New diabetes drug may help obese to reduce weight (14:42)
New York, March 19 (IANS) Suffering from obesity? A diabetes drug may help you cut down fat as a compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone which regulates appetite, researchers say.

Small dose of Viagra daily may cut colorectal cancer risk (11:22)
New York, March 19 (IANS) A small, daily dose of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may significantly reduce colorectal cancer risk, shows a study in mice.

Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued: Study (15:22)
New York, March 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment may become fatigued more quickly than their peers who do not have a history of cancer.

Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to health concerns (12:24)IANS Photo Service
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.

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