Bengaluru doctor offers free angioplasty to poor patients (IANS Special) (11:30)
By Bhavana Akella
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) At a time when only the rich can afford and have access to quality healthcare in India, a doctor in a private hospital in this tech hub is offering free angioplasty to the poor, who are no less deserving for it.
Maharashtra student-professors conclude 2,600-km cycling odyssey to Bhutan (11:00)
By Quaid Najmi
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 24 (IANS) Peddling on the theme of 'Cycling For Health' and 'Pollution-free Asia', a unique team of students-professors from the Deogiri Institute of Engineering & Management Studies (DIEMS) here furiously rode over 2,500-kms to complete a month-long Maharashtra-Bhutan cycling odyssey.
Health research money increased by Rs 135 crore in India: Report (21:38)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Public funding in India in the field of research and development for neglected diseases has increased significantly by Rs 135 crore since 2009, says a new report.
Patient with largest in-situ tumour undergoes successful surgery at Ganga Ram (18:16)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) An 18-year-old patient who was carrying a tumour weighing 12 kg underwent a successfull surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in Delhi, making it the largest in-situ (inside body) so far, said the hospital authorities.
New smartphone app to help you quit smoking (17:40)
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new smartphone-based app that can track if you smoke a lot and can help you quit.
In stress? Remember your romantic partner and keep BP down (15:52)
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Having a romantic partner present -- even in your mind -- can help you keep blood pressure down in daily stressful situations, say researchers.
Negative experiences on Facebook will make you lonely (15:44)
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Negative experiences on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increase the odds of feeling lonely especially among young adults, a new study has found.
Shopping in 'unhealthy' locales ups BP risk: Study (10:04)
London, Jan 23 (IANS) People who frequently indulge in shopping in "unhealthy" areas as compared to those who visiting "healthy" retail stores, were more likely to be at risk of high blood pressure, say researchers.
Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor (21:00)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.
More than a quarter of Delhi children under 5 underweight: Survey (20:04)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Children in the national capital may encounter stunted growth and become more vulnerable to diseases as more than a quarter of them under the age of five are underweight, a National Family Health Survey revealed on Tuesday.
Amul launches camel milk in select markets (19:02)
Ahmedabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, owner of dairy brand Amul, on Tuesday announced the launch of camel milk in select markets of Gujarat.
Bangladesh's 'tree man' back in hospital (18:10)
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Abul Bajandar, better known as Bangladesh's "tree man" for the large bark-like warts on his body because of a rare genetic disorder, was back in hospital here on Tuesday months after skipping his treatment last year.
AI-based system to cut process time for abnormal chest X-rays (17:52)
London, Jan 22 (IANS) A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system can dramatically reduce the time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings -- cutting the average delay from 11 days to less than three days, say researchers.
Ex-PM Manmohan Singh completes the #10Yearchallenge post heart surgery (17:30)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will complete a decade after a successful heart surgery on Thursday, is the unexpected new entrant on the #10Yearchallenge on social media, an official said on Tuesday.
Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study (16:04)
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country's urban population, reveal researchers from the US.
Migrants, refugees in Europe vulnerable to diseases: WHO (07:50)
Geneva, Jan 22 (IANS) Migrants and refugees may be susceptible to non-communicable and communicable, as well as chronic diseases due to poverty or change of lifestyle to less physical activity and healthy food, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Too much emphasis on tech-based learning can result in negative outcomes: OECD official (22:46)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Use of technology over traditional methods of teaching in classrooms for school children may not always result in superior outcomes and sometimes the return is "negative", a senior official from the Organisation for EconomicA Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Monday.
Coming up with my health app soon: Shilpa Shetty (21:08)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Shipa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months.
Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies: Study (19:54)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors.
Himachal CM, Nadda perform ground breaking ceremony of AIIMS (19:40)
Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday performed ground breaking ceremony of 750-bed AIIMS in Kothipura near here.
UAE Health Minister to visit Kerala soon (19:30)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) The UAE Health Minister Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais will soon visit Kerala to know more about the health sector in the state, said Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
No move to hand over rural health centres to private players in Punjab: minister (19:26)
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) With a fresh controversy over the reported move by the Punjab government to hand over rural health centres to private players, Punjab's Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra said on Monday that there was no such move.
SAD smells corruption in Punjab's move to privatize rural health services (18:22)
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Alleging corruption in the move by the Punjab government to privatize rural healthcare services, the Shiromani Akali Dal on MOnday demanded a high-level probe into it.
Afghanistan launches polio vaccination in high-risk districts (16:58)
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Monday launched a polio vaccination campaign in 179 high-risk districts.
Only 13% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions appropriate: Study (16:34)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that only 13 per cent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate.