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29 Jul 2017United States of America
FDA plans to make tobacco products less addictive and harmful
For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to restrict nicotine content in tobacco products.
29 Jul 2017NewsBytes
What are study drugs, and what are their impacts?
Over the years, there has been some debate about the use of traditional cognition enhancing 'smart drugs' like Ritalin and Adderall, also known as nootropics, but questions regarding the safety of these drugs undermined any argument in their favour.
24 Jul 2017India
Ambulances in need, start-ups are now breaking new grounds
The government runs around 24,000 ambulances under its National Ambulance Service and there is a bevy of private ambulances across India.
22 Jul 2017South Africa
Increased access to drugs: AIDS deaths halve in a decade
According to a new UNAIDS program report, deaths caused by AIDS which stood at a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 has reduced up to 1 million in 2016.
22 Jul 2017HIV
A boost to HIV research, thanks to cows!
The fight against HIV has received a boost, thanks to cows. Scientists have found that the bovines have an "insane" and "mind-blowing" ability to develop special antibodies to neutralize the virus.
21 Jul 2017India
An overburdened profession: In India, one doctor for 1,613 people
India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people, the government told the Lok Sabha.
20 Jul 2017Karnataka
Bengaluru man plays guitar as surgeons 'burn' his brain
In a rather bizarre case, 32-year-old musician played guitar on operation-table as surgeons 'burned' his brain and relieved him of dystonia.
18 Jul 2017Fitbit
This sensor can turn any fabric into a fitness tracker
Harvard University researchers have developed a highly sensitive, soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that can turn any piece of clothing into a fitness tracker.
14 Jul 2017Bihar
Health Ministry seeks alcohol exemption in Bihar for TB tests
The liquor ban in Bihar, its positive effects notwithstanding, has taken a toll on healthcare.
11 Jul 2017Entertainment
No smell sense, less weight... but the reason is unexpected
Smell affects eating habits. If you can smell your food, you will enjoy more and eat more.
08 Jul 2017All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
150 pins found in man's body, doctors suspect mental illness
In April, Badrilal Meena, who hails from Barda Village in Kota, underwent a CT scan revealing that he had 75 pins embedded in his body.
07 Jul 2017Mumbai
Five Mumbai Metro stations to get 'one-rupee clinics'
The railways' 'one-rupee clinics' are set to expand to the Mumbai Metro. From August 15, five metro stations will host these clinics that will cater to over five lakh commuters.
07 Jul 2017Japan
Studies: Unprotected oral sex can cause untreatable gonorrhea!
Antibiotic resistance is gradually spreading to STDs. According to experts, unprotected anal, vaginal and oral sex makes you even more vulnerable than before.
05 Jul 2017Madhya Pradesh
MP Govt. picks health-workers to educate men about condom usage
Madhya Pradesh has begun sending workers from the public health and family welfare department (PHFWD) who scout for men in the state and educate them to use condoms.
04 Jul 2017PETA
PETA: Meat interrupts your sex life
PETA is now hitting people where it hurts the most. In its latest billboard campaign, in the meat districts of America, the message is loud and clear. If you want more mileage on your love machine, go vegan or face the consequences.
04 Jul 2017Technology
Dementia can be the reason why someone is walking slowly
If one of the older family members is walking slowly, take notice rather than passing it off as a sign of advanced age. This can be a sign of dementia.
03 Jul 2017Johnson & Johnson
Artificial intelligence will aid in inventing drugs faster: Pharma companies
Humanity is making breakthroughs in every field of science and technology. At the same time, it's struggling to find a cure for something as paltry as the common cold.
30 Jun 2017India
With $800mn sales, India UN's main supplier in health sector
India was the main supplier to the UN in healthcare in 2016, with sales totaling $803.79mn. The prime procurement category was pharmaceuticals.
29 Jun 2017India
'Vegetarian' capsules: Government forwards controversial proposal to scientific panel
For the benefit of vegetarians, the government is considering substituting animal-based gelatin coating on capsules with plant cellulose.
28 Jun 2017BBC
Iced drinks from Starbucks, Costa in UK contain faecal bacteria
A BBC investigation has found that iced drinks in the UK outlets of global coffee chains Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero contain bacteria found in faeces.
28 Jun 2017Delhi
Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya outbreak in the national capital
The national capital has been plagued with all vector-borne diseases at the same time. While a total of 113 cases of malaria have been registered, at least 100 cases of dengue have come to the fore and over 149 cases of chikungunya.
28 Jun 2017India
Reckless antibiotic usage can turn fatal
Antibiotic resistance is the new plague in India. Reckless use of antibiotics has made seemingly common diseases including urinary tract infections (UTI) fatal.
26 Jun 2017Smartphones
Study: Mere presence of a smartphone can reduce brain power
Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin, USA, have concluded that the mere presence of a smartphone can hinder your ability to concentrate on a task, thereby significantly reducing your brain power.
22 Jun 2017Technology
Health revolution to be spurred by Artificial Intelligence
With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated programs, robots are set to play a key rule in detecting health conditions and finding cures, reports said.
22 Jun 2017Kolkata
As MTP Act amendment lies pending, SC raps Centre
An amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act extending permissible limit for abortion beyond 20 weeks has been pending in parliament since 2014.
19 Jun 2017Hyderabad
Rent-a-womb scam: Hyderabad hospital held lowly-paid surrogates captive
A rent-a-womb scam was unearthed at Hyderabad's Sai Kiran Hospital when police found over 40 surrogate mothers confined inside a room.
14 Jun 2017Cancer
Scientists develop tanning drug that could prevent cancer
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a drug that can mimic sunlight to trigger skin tanning.
12 Jun 2017World Health Organization
Zika virus in US: 5% women had babies with defects
Five percent of pregnant women with Zika virus infection in the United States had fetus or babies with related birth defects, including microcephaly, according to a US government health report.
11 Jun 2017India
Antibiotic resistance increasing alarmingly in Indian children
Antibiotic resistance among Indian children has reached alarming levels. According to a recent study by the Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai, ampicillin, a common antibiotic to fight infections, won't work on 95% pediatric patients.
03 Jun 2017Delhi
Pvt firm caught red handed violating biomedical waste disposal norms
In a surprise inspection, Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain caught a private biomedical waste treatment facility red handed in violating proper waste management rules, thereby, running the risk of causing the outbreak of diseases and endangering lives.
02 Jun 2017Delhi
Maneka Gandhi hospitalized in UP; to be airlifted to Delhi
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi was admitted to the emergency ward of a hospital in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh after she complained of stomachache.
02 Jun 2017Mumbai
Mumbai's 'one-rupee clinics': 7000 patients visit in 1 month
In May, Mumbai saw its first 5 'one-rupee clinics' become operational: clinics that charge patients only Re 1 as consultation fee.
02 Jun 2017Ethiopia
Internet withdrawal symptoms are similar to that of drug withdrawal
According to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, people who spend an extended amount of time on the Internet end up experiencing increased heart rate and rise in blood pressure after they stop and go offline.
02 Jun 2017India
Karnataka: How Solar Power is improving healthcare delivery
Over 28,000 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) serve as the backbone of rural India's public healthcare.
31 May 2017India
Your future self to you: Thank you for not smoking!
"Smoking is bad" is universal knowledge. Cigarettes have nicotine, and the brain has 'nicotinic' receptors, which is why it is so easy to get addicted to cigarettes.
30 May 2017India
India issues advisory after three Zika cases in Gujarat
On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.
30 May 2017PayPal
Personalized medicines: Silicon Valley doctor calls for optimized treatment
Dr. Molly Maloof isn't your everyday doctor but one that believes that one can only stay healthy by 'optimizing one's health'.
30 May 2017India
Chemists across India to go on strike today
Over 9 lakh chemists across India will go on strike on May 30 to oppose against strict regulations on sale of medicine and their diminishing margins.
28 May 2017India
Did the government stay mum on Zika in India?
The World Health Organization has released a report that said three cases of Zika were recently reported in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, with one as recently as January 2017.
27 May 2017Technology
Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports
Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other devices in hospitals, according to recent studies, most of the times have security problems making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.