Cuba to source more condoms from HLL (22:26)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Cuba will be importing more condoms from Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered HLL Lifecare Ltd, said a company spokesperson on Friday.

Avalanche survivor's wife, son, rescued from hotel (22:16)
Rome, Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) The wife and young son of a cook who escaped the avalanche that buried over 30 people inside a central Italian ski hotel were pulled out alive from the building on Friday and airlifted to hospital in Pescara.

Clinical trial of Unani medicine for diabetes soon: AMU don (20:50)
Aligarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The government of India's Institutional Ethical Committee has given the nod for a Unani medicine aimed at treating diabetes and its clinical trial will begin soon, said an Aligarh Muslim University professor who developed the drug.

AYUSH, ASCI sign MoU to weed out misleading advertisements (20:38)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Ministry of AYUSH on Friday inked an MoU with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to identify potential misleading advertisements in its advertising sector.

Delhi hospital helps man walk after 11 years (18:50)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old man has been given a fresh lease of life after doctors at a Fortis hospital here performed two complex surgeries enabling him to walk after 11 years, the hospital said on Friday.

Why our eyes don't blur when we blink (17:44)
Singapore, Jan 20 (IANS) Ever wondered why we are not plunged into intermittent darkness when we blink? Researchers in Singapore may have the answer.

Baby with down syndrome 'improves' after stem cell treatment (17:12)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A three-year-old baby -- born with Down Syndrome having subnormal motor skills -- has shown improvement after undergoing stem cell treatment at a hospital here, doctors said on Friday.

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery (17:08)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As surgery can be some times dangerous for weight reduction, intragastric ballooning is a better option, especially for those excessively overweight, doctors said on Friday.

Woman succumbs to swine flu in Hyderabad; Telangana toll reaches 10 (16:34)
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A woman succumbed to swine flu at the government-run Gandhi Hospital here on Friday, taking the death toll due to the dreaded disease in Telangana to 10 since August 2016, a health official said.

Gut inflammation, bacterial changes linked to diabetes: Study (16:24)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) People with Type 1 diabetes show a change in gut bacteria and inflammation in their small intestine that are not visible in people without the autoimmune condition, a study has found.

'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients' (15:58)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Stem cell treatments can lead to great improvement in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, extreme pain in the groin and other neurological issues as it helps in the regeneration of tissues -- a new treatment option, said doctors on Friday.

Prostate cancer biopsies can be avoided with MRI scan: Lancet (14:14)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Giving men, suspected of having prostate cancer, an MRI scan may improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, researchers have shown.

Jammu doctor allegedly molests medical student (13:54)
Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) A doctor at the Government Medical College here has allegedly molested a student, triggering a noisy protest in the assembly on Friday.

Statins can prevent blood clot in veins by 25%: Study (13:22)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Using statins, commonly used to prevent heart attacks, may also have the potential to stop blood clots from forming in the veins by 25 per cent, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk: Study (13:04)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Is your kid suffering from asthma? If yes, he or she may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, researchers have warned.

China observes 100th birth anniversary of renowned medical scientist (12:34)
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) A seminar was held here in China on Friday to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Wu Jieping, a well-known Chinese medical scientist.

Now check fertility at home with your smartphone (12:32)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) For men who feel hesitant in performing a fertility test in the presence of doctors and nurses, a new smartphone-powered YO sperm kit for home use is here that includes everything needed to collect a sample and is claimed to be accurate.

Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly (11:02)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found.

NE has potential to push Indian medical systems: Jitendra Singh (00:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Development of North Eastern Region Minister (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that India has evolved from an era of communicable diseases into an era of non-communicable diseases.

Drink less water to stay fit, says book (20:44)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) It is well known that one should drink a sufficient amount of water for keeping oneself healthy. However, here is a book which says that water consumption should not be in excess.

Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs (16:32)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) A combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity -- such as brisk walking or jogging -- every week may help mitigate the side-effects of hormone-therapy drugs that significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in post-menopausal survivors, shows a recent study.

Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk (16:26)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Gestational diabetes is likely to raise the risk of depression after childbirth in first-time mothers, a study has found.

A blood test may predict outcome for Ebola patients (15:56)
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection.

Depressed men look for quick fixes during therapy (15:16)
London, Jan 19 (IANS) While visiting a psychologist for therapy to deal with depression, men are more likely to prefer a quick fix than women who want to talk about their feelings, a study has shown.

Soft robotic sleeve makes heart beat like cardiac muscle (13:58)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) In a ray of hope for those suffering from heart conditions, a team of scientists has developed the world's first soft robotic sleeve that is fitted around the heart, where it twists and compresses the heart's chambers just like healthy cardiac muscle would do.

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