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Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study (21:46)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pollen grains, whose levels are known to become higher during spring and fall, are among the main causes for serious allergic reactions and asthma attacks among the people in Delhi, said a new study on Wednesday.

Cabinet apprised of declining Malaria, TB incidences (Second Lead) (21:26)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the progress made in the country's health sector, including the decline of Malaria Annual Parasite Incidence from 1.10 in 2011 to 0.84 in 2016.

N.D. Tiwari suffers brain stroke, paralytic attack (20:42)
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari suffered a brain stroke and paralytic attack in New Delhi on Wednesday after which he was admitted to Max Hospital in Saket, his family members said.

Rs 113 cr spent on maintenance of medical devices: Nadda (Lead) (19:26)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised about the progress made in the country's health sector, including spending Rs 113 crore in 2016-17 on maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals.

Cost of nutrition given in anganwadi centres revised (18:42)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase in cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in anganwadi centres that would benefit 11 crore children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Modi invites noted gastroenterologist to contribute to Swachhata Hi Seva (18:36)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited noted gastroenterologist and liver transplant surgeon Saumitra Rawat to be part of the Swachhata Hi Seva initiative, saying that his contribution will be instrumental in building a clean and healthy India.

Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly (18:28)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Seniors with Type-2 diabetes are more likely to succumb to fractures than their peers without the condition, suggests new research.

Complex bypass surgery revives brain dead woman (16:42)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute here successfully conducted a bypass surgery to revive a woman, who was nearly brain dead with no oxygen supply to the brain and "zero" blood pressure level for 10 minutes, the hospital said on Wednesday.

Men with wider face more likely to cheat (16:30)
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Facial characteristics may reveal your attitude towards casual sex. New research has found that men with square and wide faces tend to have a higher sex drive than others, are more easy-going when it comes to casual sex and would consider being unfaithful to their partners.

Cranberries may help cut urinary tract infections (16:26)
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors can prescribe cranberry products as the first line of defence against repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), a study has found.

Over 100 cr spent for maintenance of medical devices: Nadda (16:22)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has spent over Rs 100 crore for maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals in the country, Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday.

Alzheimer's disease looms as elderly population in India rises: Report (16:20)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) As the Indian population ages fast, the burden of Alzheimers disease will continue to increase and put additional pressure on the limited resources available to tackle the situation, a report said.

India prevented 1 mn child deaths since 2005: Lancet (14:46)
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles, according to a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.

More Rohingya influx could lead to humanitarian catastrophe, says Bangladesh NHRC (14:30)
By Garima Tyagi
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) As Bangladesh tackles the flood of Rohingya Muslims streaming into the country from Myanmar, the head of the country's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says the situation is alarming in the camps set up for the refugees and further aggravation of the situation may lead to a "humanitarian catastrophe".

Researchers identify gonorrhoea vaccine candidates (14:24)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that may help develop a vaccine to prevent gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease that affects millions of people around the globe, with nearly 78 million new cases estimated each year.

Why sindoor in your bindi may be bad for babies (13:38)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Sindoor, a red powder used during Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies, has unsafe levels of lead, a highly toxic poison associated with lower IQ, behavioural problems and growth delays in children, says a study that examined samples of the cosmetic powder collected from India and the US.

Durga puja special menu for Bengal hospital patients (13:14)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Breaking the monotony of hospital food, the patients at state-run medical establishments in West Bengal will get to sample special menu during Durga Puja.

Exposure to pet, pest allergens in infancy may cut asthma risk (12:22)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy are likely to have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, a new study has revealed.

World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns (11:46)
Geneva, Sep 20 (IANS) Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said.

Italian woman doctor raped by patient at out-of-hours surgery (00:22)
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) A 51-year-old woman doctor was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old male patient at an out-of-hours surgery in Sicily, reports said on Tuesday.

Focusing on eradicating malnutrition: Maneka (20:32)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that after the "resounding" success of the "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" scheme, the Ministry is now targeting the problem of malnutrition.

Dogs' social skills may be linked to oxytocin sensitivity (19:34)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Ever wondered why some dogs are so friendly with their owners? It's because of an association with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study.

Taking a break from dieting could be key to weight loss (19:00)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Struggling hard to lose weight even with a controlled diet? Avoid continuous dieting and take a two-week break as this may help keep the kilos off, suggests a new study.

Russian, Indian firms ink deal to produce drugs for HIV (18:46)
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russian state-run National Immunobiological Company (Nacimbio) on Tuesday announced signing an agreement with Indian pharma firm Mylan Laboratories on the transfer of technology for producing readymade dosage forms and active pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of HIV.

Paper patch could help diabetics monitor sugar level (18:32)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new paper-based sensor patch that could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.

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