- One-hour exercise with proper hydration may tackle low BP(14:20)
New York, July 20 (IANS) Suffering from low blood pressure? Do an hour or more of daily exercise and stay hydrated to improve the condition and control fainting or dizziness episodes, finds a NASA-funded study on astronauts.
- Take hot bath 90 minutes before bedtime for super sleep(14:04)
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Taking hot bath at least 90 minutes before bedtime is your ticket to sound sleep. Just remember that the water temperature should be around 40-42 degrees Celsius, else you may not get better shuteye.
- Bengal mulls using drones to improve healthcare in remote areas(19:02)
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) In order to improve healthcare services in the remote areas of the state, the West Bengal government is thinking of using high-tech drones for connecting critical patients with hospitals and to facilitate immediate availability of supplies like blood reports from the labs and so on.
- 'Secret handshake' detected between sperm and uterus(18:58)
New York, July 19 (IANS) A team of researchers has discovered the making of a "secret handshake" between sperm and the cells lining the uterus that finally let one sperm out of nearly 200 million to make it through and fertilise a single egg, say researchers.
- Don't do marketing of West Bengal: LS Speaker(15:58)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked a Trinamool Congress MP not to do "marketing" of the West Bengal government when the latter countered the Centre's allegation that the state was not joining the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
- Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans(15:16)
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) A group of Chinese scientists will start trialing a long-lasting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine on 160 volunteers, the first time that such a vaccine has reached a second-phase human trial, the official newspaper China Daily reported on Friday.
- Testosterone replacement therapy ups stroke risk in men(12:58)
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke or a cardiac arrest especially during the first two years of use, warn researchers.
- Udhampur hospital gets quality certification(23:12)
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) In recognition of its high standards of healthcare quality and performance, the Udhampur district hospital was on Thursday accorded the national quality assurance standards (NQAS) certification by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- WEF Centre to work on drone delivery project in Telangana(23:10)
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) The World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network on Thursday announced that it will embark on an innovative drone-delivery project called 'Medicine from the Sky' in Telangana.
- Mission Delhi ups heart attack patients' survival chances(21:24)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It takes just 10 minutes to treat someone under the Mission Delhi programme, started by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with the All India institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
- Not just bliss, French kiss may get you gonorrhoea too!(19:02)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) If you thought gonorrhoea -- the most antibiotic-resistant of all the sexually transmitted infections -- can spread through only oral, anal or vaginal sex with someone with the disease, hold on. New research suggests mouth kissing can also be a risk factor in spread of the infection and a good-quality anti-bacterial mouthwash can help.
- Digital de-addiction clinic for children in UP (IANS Special)(15:02)
By Amita Verma
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Digital addiction among children is emerging as a major problem in the modern world and also a reason for adolescent behavioural issues. Comparable to problems like kleptomania or compulsive gambling, doctors have identified the impulse control disorder and the WHO has termed it 'gaming disorder'.
- Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'(01:58)
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
- Dietary supplements may do more harm than good: Study(19:32)
By Bharat Upadhyay
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that intake of some vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements may not benefit the heart and, in some cases, may even prove to be injurious.
- Delhi releases Rs 109 cr to MCDs to fight diseases(19:10)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday instructed the Urban Development Department to release around Rs 109 crore to the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi to make sure that the civic bodies had funds required to deal with the vector-borne diseases, like dengue and chikungunya.
- Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020 (Lead)(18:04)
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has unveiled tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
- Palaniswami for special House session on NEET issue(17:42)
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said, here on Wednesday, a special session of the Assembly could be convened to pass bills to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges.
- Why Elon Musk's girlfriend screams as honey tea gets slowly boiled(15:06)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) While Tesla CEO Elon Musk is aiming to disrupt the health industry with his brain-on-the-chip technology, his girlfriend Grimes is busy with a weird and bizarre training regimen -- involving 20-25 minutes of screaming session while honey tea is being slowly boiled to spending hours in a "deprivation tank" to "astro-glide" to other dimensions: past, present and future.
- Fit citizens asset for nation's growth: Surendra Poonia(14:10)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Fit citizens are the biggest symbol and assets for growth-oriented attitude of any nation, believes Surendra Poonia, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member and noted Indian sportsman who founded the Soldierathon marathon.
- Researchers show how plastics can be reused(13:24)
London, July 17 (IANS) While a small proportion of the hundreds types of plastics can be recycled by conventional technology, researchers show there are other things that can be done to reuse plastics after they have served their original purpose.
- Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020(10:58)
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders enrich their lives, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has revealed tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
- 16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS(16:34)
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.