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Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India (22:02)
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India.

Gorakhpur deaths government-made tragedy: Rahul Gandhi (Lead) (21:00) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a few of the families who lost their children in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to express sympathies and said it was a "government-made tragedy" since the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen.

Nine Chhattisgarh officials suspended over cow deaths (20:26)
Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) In the wake of the uproar over the death of 250 cows in Durg and Bemetra districts of Chhattisgarh, nine officials of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry department have been suspended and issued show-cause notices, officials said on Saturday.

Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health (19:52)
Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".

Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' laid to rest in Karachi (19:10)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Karachi on Saturday for Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and earned international acclaim as the country's "Mother Teresa".

Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder (18:24)
Nagpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Laser-based tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early (18:20)
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries, may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

Increase in cigarette prices may reduce smoking in elderly (14:58)
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Raising cigarette prices by a dollar can increase the possibility of older people quitting smoking by 20 per cent, researchers say.

Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women (14:52)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis -- two to three times more common in women than in men -- as compared to those who do not use pill, new research shows.

High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later (14:28)
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.

Workplace flexibility may boost women's careers post childbirth (13:46)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Providing flexibility to women at their workplace may help them to maintain their careers after childbirth, says a new research paper.

People won't allow Rahul Gandhi to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot: UP CM (13:16) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Hours before Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi lands in Gorakhpur to meet the families of children who died at the BRD Medical College, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said people in Delhi are trying to make the city a picnic spot.

Infant dies in Delhi hospital (09:32)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An infant died in a government hospital here due to alleged failure in oxygen supply, family members said on Saturday.

Beat the period cramps with yoga (01:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through. Known as dysmenorrhea, it includes sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in the lower abdomen and back. Experts have suggested few yoga asanas or poses that could be your best friend during the hour of need.

'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position' (22:18)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions.

UP trying to protect guilty in Gorakhpur deaths: Congress (21:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of trying to protect the guilty in the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Gorakhpur (21:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will on Saturday visit Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where more than 70 children have died in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, party sources said on Friday.

Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report (21:16)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths.

ITC, Philip Morris warned for promoting cigarettes (20:06)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has warned tobacco giants ITC Ltd and Philip Morris of punitive action over violation of anti-tobacco laws by promoting Marlboro cigarettes, said an official on Friday.

Indian doctors remove football-sized tumour from Russian patient (18:16)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of Indian doctors has successfully removed a football-sized tumour weighing 3.2 kg that was gradually growing in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient.

Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk: Study (17:58)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers (15:50)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year.

Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences (August 19 is World Humanitarian Day)(Comment: Special to IANS) (15:46)
By Peter Paul De Groote
Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That's almost one hospital every week.

Akhilesh demands probe by SC judge into Gorakhpur deaths (15:38) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Friday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the deaths of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur and demanded a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the tragedy.

HC seeks response from UP on Gorakhpur deaths (14:48) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur.

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