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  • India among top 4 in death by smoking

    6 April, 2017 1:12 AM 33

    Smoking causes more than one in 10 deaths worldwide (equivalent to 6.4 million deaths), with 50% of these occurring in just four countries - China, India, US, and Russia. NEW DELHI: Smoking causes more than one in 10 deaths worldwide (equivalent to 6.4 million deaths), with 50% of these occurring in just four countries - China, India, US, and Russia

  • Qatar urges its citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka due to health reasons

    5 April, 2017 5:56 AM 24

    Qatar Foreign Ministry issued a travel advisory urging Qatari nationals not to travel to Sri Lanka due to health reasons, an official release from the ministry said. An official source at the Department of Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of stated that that the Sri Lankan official authorities confirmed the spread of swine flu (H1N1) in Sri Lanka

  • Men With Low Vitamin D Levels May Experience Loss of Muscle and Strength

    4 April, 2017 10:14 AM 28

    One of the most important nutrients for the development and maintenance of our bones is Vitamin D. Calcium almost loses its efficacy when not coupled with adequate amount of Vitamin D. With sunlight being the primary source of Vitamin D for human body and most of us spending more and more time indoors, we are now more prone to Vitamin D deficiency. Lack of Vitamin

  • World Autism Awareness Day: Autism spectrum disorder and homeopathy

    2 April, 2017 1:36 PM 47

    New Delhi [India]: Disability in one often makes him prey for pity and helplessness but very few know that disability can also be cured upto an extent to make them feel a normal human. Autism is one such disability where it seems impossible to cure or heal the patient but with time and proper mentoring one can overcome this flaw. Autism spectrum disorder

  • CRPF orders probe into mass food poisoning case in Kerala

    2 April, 2017 6:01 AM 36

    Following the disturbing development of 400 jawans ending up in the hospital due to food poisoning in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has ordered a probe into the matter. The CRPF has also taken a sample of the meal which allegedly caused the personnel to fall ill. Speaking to ANI here, acting CRPF Director General

  • With 30 crore patients, depression now No 1 reason for ill health

    2 April, 2017 1:31 AM 49

    Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability in the world, accord ing to the World Health Organisation (WHO), following a huge spike in the number of people who report living with the condition. WHO identifies clear links between depression and other mental and physical health problems. "Depression increases the risk of substance

  • Devi Shetty ties up with Delhi hospital

    2 April, 2017 12:58 AM 32

    NEW DELHI: Affordable hospital chain promoter Dr Devi Shetty has entered the Delhi market, with his group -Narayana Hrudayalaya -tying up with Dharamshila hospital in east Delhi. Under the partnership, officials said, Narayana Hrudayalaya will run the hospital while the ownership rights will remain with Dharamshila Cancer Foundation and Research Centre

  • Radhamohan Singh, Pradhan inaugurate International Center for Foot & Mouth Disease

    1 April, 2017 7:27 PM 26

    On the occasion of Odisha’s Foundation Day, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh & Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated ICAR-International Centre for Foot & Mouth Disease (ICFMD) at Arugul in Bhubaneswar. This centre will conduct research on how to control foot and mouth disease of cattle and buffaloes

  • Civic doctors get cover as govt inducts 400 guards

    1 April, 2017 6:19 PM 33

    Mumbai: Security at civic hospitals in Mumbai was beefed up on Saturday with the induction of 400 guards, said civic officials. Apart from these guards, including a few armed ones, the BMC has also set up alarm systems and began implementing the two-relatives-per-patient rule. Dr Suleman Merchant, dean of Sion Hospital, said 93 Maharashtra State Security

  • Ashwagandha, a good sleep-inducer: study

    1 April, 2017 4:05 PM 37

    Scientists find tests on mice promising Having trouble falling asleep? Try Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), suggest scientists, including one of Indian origin, who have found that an active component in the leaves of the ayurvedic herb significantly induces sleep. Researchers, including those from University of Tsukuba in Japan, investigated the effect