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Kashmiri politician Tarigami suffers heart block (18:56)
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kahsmir politician and top communist leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami suffered a heart block on Sunday and was immediately rushed to the Srinagar medical institute.

Ayush boosting medical tourism in India: Experts (17:46)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Reviving traditional medicine system, such as Ayush, has helped boost India's medical tourism market in comparison to western nations, surviving only on modern medicinal system, health experts said here on Sunday.

Indian scientists tap AI to identify aggressive breast cancer (12:46)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) While the word "biopsy" is enough to send patients into a tizzy, oncologists say it is crucial to correctly identify the cancer stage and "faster growing" ones for appropriate and timely treatment. And to ensure accuracy, researchers in India are now turning to artificial intelligence (AI).

Know how physical exercise prevents dementia (11:02)
London, July 23 (IANS) Regular physical exercise not only enhances fitness but also has a positive impact on brain metabolism, researchers say.

Spanish scientists discover potential anti-Zika drug (01:35)
Murcia (Spain), July 23 (IANS) Researchers from a southeastern Spanish university announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used as a potential drug to fight the effects of a Zika virus infection.

Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG (19:46)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only "partially achieved" the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said.

Maternal high-fat diet may affect kids' mental health (17:14)
New York, July 22 (IANS) Babies whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet during their pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, a study has warned.

Depression may alter brain structure (16:12)
London, July 22 (IANS) An individual suffering from depression may be at an increased risk of developing changes in the structure of the brain associated with communication and thinking skills, researchers say.

Rajasthan MP collapses during meeting with Shah (15:22) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) A senior BJP leader and former minister in the NDA government, Sanwarlal Jat, on Saturday collapsed while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP President Amit Shah.

Inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines in 4 states (14:36)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has revealed.

'India's smart cities' plan can adversely impact environment' (14:30) IANS Photo Service
London, July 22 (IANS) The Indian government's vision to create 100 new smart cities to support the rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, a study has warned.

Your car may contain harmful pollutants: Study (13:28)
New York, July 22 (IANS) If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremly high levels of some harmful particulate matter, twice the amount previously thought.

Stanford Social Innovation Review praises Delhi's Mohalla Clinics (23:40)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) US' prestigious Stanford University, in its Social Innovation Review, has expressed appreciation for the Delhi government's move to offer free primary medical healthcare through neighbourhood clinics, popularly known as Mohalla Clinics.

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat (20:46)
New York, July 21 (IANS) Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study.

Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Various nutritious and protein-rich food items have been developed by the DRDO for security personnel deployed at high altitude and snow-bound areas, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.

Cow antibodies bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine soon (18:54) IANS Photo Service
Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a significant find, a team of researchers has reported for the first time elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- paving the way for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine in the near future.

Vigilance probe begins into Kerala medical scam, CPI-M targets BJP (Lead) (18:32) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Even as an official state vigilance probe began on Friday into an alleged medical college scam involving BJP leaders in Kerala, the CPI-M's Kerala unit has sought a probe by a national agency alleging BJP national leaders are also involved.

CAG finds several shortcomings in NRHM implementation (17:58)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG has discovered several shortcomings in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) including financial mismanagement, shortage of doctors and paramedical staff and non-availability of essential drugs in healthcare centres.

CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption (Lead) (17:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.

Odisha seeks Anganwadi Centre in every hamlet (17:50) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested at least one Anganwadi Centre or Mini-Anganwadi Centre for every hamlet in the tribal areas irrespective of population.

CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption (17:06)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying that cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles (16:32)
London, July 21 (IANS) A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye (iris), researchers warned.

Tool that uses Google Search data to track dengue (15:20)
San Francisco, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an analytical tool that combines Google Search data with government-provided clinical input to quickly track dengue in less-developed countries.

A big breakfast daily may help you stay slim (15:08)
New York, July 21 (IANS) Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say.

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