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  • Burn injury cases nearly halve

    20 October, 2017 7:23 PM 44

    New Delhi: The ban on sale of crackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) may not have had the desired impact on air quality, but major hospitals reported less burn injury cases this Diwali than last year. Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital and RML Hospital, which have big burn units, received 66 and 29 patients respectively. All India Institute of Medical

  • Eye deformity may be cause of dyslexia: Study

    20 October, 2017 8:19 AM 52

    According to a new study, people with dyslexia may not have a dominant eye, which may cause the "mirror effect that disrupts their ability to read", Daily Mail reported. For the study, 60 participants' (only half were dyslexic) eyes were examined. Non-dyslexic people had spots that revealed one eye was dominant over the other. While the spots in each eye found

  • World Osteoporosis Day: Lifestyle tips to keep your bones healthy

    20 October, 2017 6:26 AM 46

    New Delhi: Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones of a person become extremely weak and fragile. The condition can take a toll on an individual's health if it is left untreated. World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is marked on October 20 each year. It seeks to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related

  • Bad air, water kills: At 2.5 mn, India tops list for pollution-linked deaths

    20 October, 2017 6:15 AM 69

    Citing The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, a two-year initiative seeking to highlight the issue, Reuters reported that India saw the greatest number of pollution-related early deaths in 2015. "People in poorer countries - like construction workers in New Delhi - are more exposed to air pollution and less able to protect themselves from exposure

  • New kit may detect malaria in secs, for just Rs 10

    19 October, 2017 8:44 PM 53

    "We have attached a mobile phone camera on a paper microscope which can be used to take image of blood sample on a slide with some chemicals, and the data can be processed at a central server to detect the presence of malaria cell," one of the researchers who developed the kit said. KOLKATA: Detection of common mosquito-borne disease malaria could become

  • Now it will take just 10 seconds to detect Malaria

    19 October, 2017 7:26 AM 63

    The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.   Kolkata: A team of researchers claims that a mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect the presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds. The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time

  • Exercise can prevent osteoporosis: Doctors

    19 October, 2017 1:46 AM 52

    "Old people may not be fit for surgery and therefore, suffer pain forever," said Dr Udai Prakash, director and specialist in joint replacement, Udai Omni Hospital for Advanced Orthopaedics and Trauma. Osteoporosis is however, preventable and starting early is helpful."The best thing that can be done to prevent osteoporosis is to exercise regularly as it helps

  • On Diwali eve, youth lights up lives of four patients

    18 October, 2017 9:26 PM 47

    New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) A 24-year-old man gave a new lease of life to four people when his parents decided to donate his organs, including his heart, after he was declared brain dead by doctors today. Delhi resident Dharmendra Kumar suffered a severe head injury on October 12 after he fell from the terrace of his house. "After the accident, he was rushed

  • Simple Tips on How to Stay Slim This Diwali

    17 October, 2017 10:05 AM 4

    Easy to follow, these pointers will ensure you stay in control this festive season Founder of A-Tone Fitness Lounge and Bollywood celebrity trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala’s partner Anjali Chandiramani shares her tips to be fit and fine this festive season. ● Workout! Workout! Workout! We can’t stress enough how important it is to burn those calories as you consume

  • Groundnut rises on increased offtake

    16 October, 2017 9:00 AM 42

    Groundnut oil prices rose by Rs 100 per quintal in an otherwise steady wholesale oils and oilseeds market today due to increased offtake by stockists following uptick in demand from retailers. However, other edible and non-edible oils moved in a narrow range in limited deals and pegged at last levels. Traders said increased offtake by stockists, driven