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Biocon Q3 net down to Rs 203 crore, impacted by R&D, tax
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Leading biotechnology company Biocon on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 203 crore for the third quarter (October-December) of fiscal 2019-20, declining by 7 per cent compared to Rs 217 crore in the same quarter last year.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kerala seeks Centre's help on nurses in Saudi hit by coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ask him to see that all steps are taken by the Saudi Arabian authorities after reports emerged that nurses from the south Indian state in a hospital there are affected by the coronavirus.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Following the panic triggered by the outbreak of a new coronavirus, China has locked down its Wuhan city with a population of around 11 million people.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kids born to moms with gestational diabetes at obesity risk
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that when a mother experiences both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, the child has a growth trajectory that leads to an increased risk of high childhood body mass index (BMI) over time.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
US FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease, a rare condition where the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed, causing the eyes to be pushed forward and bulge outwards.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New T-cells killed all cancers without touching healthy cells
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Marijuana linked to increased risk of heart problems
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) More than two million adults with heart conditions report that they have used or are currently using marijuana, according to a new study.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Belly fat may lead to multiple heart attacks
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Heart patients, please take note. Researchers have found that heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Malaika nails a new yoga posture
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Fitness freak Malaika Arora has nailed the modified reclined pigeon pose. Not just that, she is encouraging her fans to learn the yoga posture.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Adulthood linked to lower amount of physical activity
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, researchers have found.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Less active babies have higher obesity risk: Study
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that less active infants may accumulate more fat, which in turn may put them at risk for obesity later in life.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Faking emotions at work does more harm than good
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) The idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often backfires when used with co-workers, a new study suggests.
2020-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana to deploy home guards for security of doctors
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to deploy 1,652 home guards for security of medical practitioners and of all primary health centres, community health centres, and district hospitals, state Home Minister Anil Vij said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Soybean oil diet may trigger genetic changes in brain
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Widely consumed soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but may also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression, report researchers from University of California Riverside, including one of Indian origin.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Next-gen radiation therapy for cancer patients now in India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi on Friday launched the most advanced version of TomoTherapy Radixact X9-- the smartest radiation therapy to treat the most complicated cancer tumours.
2020-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
China confirms 2nd death from new coronavirus
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China has confirmed a second death due to a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan city, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, as researchers have seen a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
IIT-R discovers new antibacterial molecule
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) To eliminate a multitude of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, (IIT-R) have discovered a novel compound.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
2020-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health officials suspended after children's death in MP
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Tulsiram Silavat on Wednesday suspended Chief Medical Officer Rajesh Pandey and Civil Surgeon Umesh Namdev pending investigations into the death of six children in the district hospital here on January 12.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Chronic inflammation turns skin-protecting antibody into tumour'
London, Jan 15 (IANS) One of the skin's defences against environmental assault can help tumours to grow when skin is exposed to chronic inflammation, researchers have found.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson's: Study
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A common gut bacteria that boosts digestive health could slow - and even reverse - the build-up of a protein linked to Parkinson's, a new study suggests.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Order healthy food on Swiggy via HealthifyMe
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Health and fitness app HealthifyMe on Tuesday announced a partnered with Swiggy to offer over 700 restaurants that offer healthiest food options in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eight kids die in MP hospitals
Shahdol/Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 14 IANS) Eight infants, newborn to two-and-a-half-month old, died in the last 12 hours -- six in the government Kushabhau Thakre district hospital and two in Birsinghpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, a senior official official of health department said on Tuesday.
2020-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
How parents can curb teenage drinking and driving
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Binge drinking by teenagers in their senior year of high school can lead to dangerous behaviours later in life, including driving while impaired (DWI) and riding with an impaired driver (RWI), a new study suggests.
2020-01-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Drop in number of kids drinking or having sex: Study
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that fewer children are drinking, smoking, having sex or taking drugs in Ireland.
2020-01-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prenatal exposure to flame retardants may lead to reading problems
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers have found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of reading problems.
2020-01-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells may be fatal
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells -- a condition called lymphopenia -- could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60 per cent increase in death from any cause, a new study suggests.
2020-01-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Campaign against teenage pregnancy launched in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) A campaign to create awareness about teenage pregnancy was launched by Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma, here on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sad people more prone to become chain smokers
New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Sadness, and not all negative emotions, lead people to smoking and turn it into an addictive behaviour, a first-of-its-kind set of four inter-woven studies has revealed.
2020-01-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
SL explores using drone technology to combat dengue
Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lankas Ministry of Science and Technology was exploring the possibility of controlling dengue by using drone technology, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'70 lakh women screened for breast cancer under Ayushman Bharat'
Panaji, Jan 11 (IANS) Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, more than 70 lakh women have undergone screening for breast cancer, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Baby, adult brains 'sync up' during play
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that infants and adults are likely to be on the same wavelength, experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions during play.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
One-fourth of kids with autism are undiagnosed: Study
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that one-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Positive parenting key to shaping up kids' personality: Experts
Jaipur, Jan 10 (IANS) In order to raise better and more successful human beings, positive parenting is the key as children are the reflection of their parents, experts said here on Friday.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Losing just one night's sleep linked to Alzheimer's disease
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Losing just one night of sleep fuels brain proteins linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new research warns.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
New hydrogel to prevent infections in wounds developed
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new hydrogel based on the body's natural peptide defence as it has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Five healthy lifestyle habits will help you live longer
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) In a good news to middle-aged people, researchers have found that maintaining five healthy habits may increase years lived free of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
25-minute smartphone test can spot urinary tract infections
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Biological engineers at University of Bath in the UK have developed a smartphone-based 25-minute long test that could help doctors quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs).
2020-01-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Gut microbes may help improve stroke recovery
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) Micro-organisms in our gut could help protect brain cells from damage caused by inflammation after a stroke, according to a new research.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Want to live longer? Drink tea at least 3 times a week
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Good news for tea lovers! Researchers have found that drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life.
2020-01-09
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Smoking cigarettes linked to poor mental health
Jerusalem, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have found that smoking not only causes physical damage, but is also detrimental to mental health.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Vaping increases risk of asthma and COPD: Study
New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes increases chances of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long shown to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New algorithm shows promise to treat childhood cancer
London, Jan 8 (IANS) Using a computer algorithm, researchers have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma-- a form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system and may be life-threatening.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Air pollution may affect psychological health in kids
London, Jan 8 (IANS) Air pollution may affect our physical and psychological health in the long run as researchers have found that the children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine