Trump aims for big cuts in healthcare, anti-poverty programs (02:56)
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will propose big cuts in the Medicaid public healthcare program as well as in other anti-poverty programs that provide a safety-net for America's poorest, media reports said.
World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva (00:42)
Geneva, May 23 (IANS) The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at Geneva-based UN headquarters.
Break social taboos about menstruation, says Sisodia (22:40)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged all sections of society to break the cultural and societal taboos around the issue of menstruation and help normalise the discourse on the topic.
HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya (Lead) (21:18)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for its failure to launch public awareness campaign about mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms and treatment.
HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya (20:52)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the AAP government and civic agencies for failing to provide publicity -- to create awareness among the people -- to mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms, cure and different treatment remedies.
A wristband that can recognise human emotions (19:26)
New York, May 22 (IANS) An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy.
Engineered proteins could help combat viral infections (18:44)
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Researchers have turned a staple protein in every cell into a drug capable of thwarting the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.
Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband (18:26)
Noida, May 22 (IANS) Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here.
25 Indian doctors stranded in China to return Tuesday (17:44)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Twenty-five Indian doctors and their families, stuck in a hotel in China's Shenzhen city after their travel agent failed to pay the Chinese tour operator, will travel to India on Tuesday.
Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers (16:42)
New York, May 22 (IANS) High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.
Here's why girls should never take diet pills (16:14)
London, May 22 (IANS) Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned.
Don't feed fruit juice in child's first year, say pediatricians (15:34)
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Parents should take note that breast milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants and children should not be offered fruit juice, which lacks dietary fiber and may contribute to excessive weight gain, at all in the first year, according to experts.
Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease (14:54)
New York, May 22 (IANS) Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say.
Hundreds of patients in Sri Lanka sans treatment as doctors strike (14:48)
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Hundreds of patients across Sri Lanka went without treatment on Monday as government doctors went on a 24-hour strike, crippling the island's health sector.
Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma (13:34)
New York, May 22 (IANS) In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs.
'Light' cigarette use may up lung cancer risk (13:30)
New York, May 22 (IANS) If you are a smoker using the so-called "light" cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.
Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty (13:06)
By Devanik Saha
Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty -- with the illiterate being especially susceptible -- according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal care expenses.
24 injured in Bangkok hospital explosion (13:00)
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) At least 24 persons were injured in an explosion in Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok on Monday, police said.
Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep (12:06)
New York, May 22 (IANS) Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged period may also have sleep disruptions, researchers say.
Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence (07:48)
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence.
Eye found missing in dead body in MP hospital; probe ordered (21:38)
Gwalior, May 21 (IANS) The family of a woman whose body was kept in a Gwalior hospital overnight has alleged that one of her eyes was illegally harvested. However, doctors claimed it may have been nibbled by a rat or even a common lizard.
Blood 'master switch' may help end platelet shortages (18:20)
New York, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "master switch" that may one day help overcome the obstacles that have prevented doctors from producing platelets in large quantities outside the body.
Low performance of scribes linked to high alcohol intake (17:16)
London, May 21 (IANS) While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too much alcohol is one of the factors making their brains operate at a lower level than the average population, suggests new research.
Antibody that can help kill cancer cells emerges (15:46)
New York, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that an antibody -- originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis -- can promote the immune system's ability to fight cancer and decreases tumour growth.
Self-ventilating workout suit to keep you cool and dry (15:22)
New York, May 21 (IANS) If sweating is your problem with workout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have a new solution to offer. They have designed a breathable workout suit that can keep the body cool and dry in the gym.