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  • Device that scans your drink for safety July 27, 2014

    New York: Next time you go to a party in a bar, do not hesitate if someone offers you a drink. Just dip this little stick clandestinely in the glass and get to know if the drink is spiked or not. Called pd.id (personal drink ID), just stick the pocket-sized...
  • Beas tragedy: Special search fails, rescuers to use site-scan radar June 14, 2014

    Mandi: The rescue agencies have decided to use site-scan radar for underwater search to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who had drowned in the Beas river, after Saturday's special search operation yielded no results. "We have procured a site-scan radar for underwater search and divers will be provided...
  • Medical treat for Indian patients as Silent MRI scanner launches in country March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A new non claustrophobic and Silent MRI machine that promises to make life easier for patients, over the conventional MRI has recently been launched in India. One can now say goodbye to the noise and the claustrophobia one associates with while undergoing an MRI brain scan as the...
  • Google says nothing wrong in reading our Gmail emails to serve ads September 5, 2013

    California: Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In court records filed in advance of a federal hearing scheduled for Thursday...
  • Hospital official arrested for allegedly harassing a woman in scan room August 10, 2013

    Coimbatore: An assistant in a private hospital in Coimbatore was arrested on Friday on charges of allegedly harassing a woman patient, who had gone there to take a scan. The woman was asked to take scan by the hospital in Peelamedu on Avanashi Road...
  • Google launches 'scan and match' music service December 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: Google is turning on a "scan and match" service for Google Music users to store copies of their songs online, offering for free what Apple charges $25 a year for. The service, which launched Tuesday, cuts uploading time for those who want to save their music libraries online. It...
  • New smartphone app allows shoppers to scan and pay for goods October 15, 2012

    London: Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that allows you to scan and pay for goods with your phone, without having to unload the trolley. Sainsbury's supermarket in London is currently testing the new Scan and Go app that allows users to bag their shopping up as they walk around...
  • 300 million-year-old 'ancestor of the cockroaches' recreated September 28, 2012

    London: Scientists have recreated 305 million-year-old insects which they claim were early ancestors of the cockroach. Scientists from Manchester University had little to go on other than small holes left in a rock by the decomposing bodies of the insects, but by scanning the 'fossils' in a CT scanner - along...
  • Soon, your walk can be your new password September 27, 2012

    New York: Scientists are advancing biometrics security systems a step further by developing 'biosoles' that can recognise you based upon your unique walk. Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University's Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab are developing new ways to enable security based on body's movements, which, unlike retinal scans and...
  • City striker Aguero waits on knee scan results August 20, 2012

    Manchester: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will know in a couple of days whether the knee injury sustained in the opening 3-2 Premier League win at home to Southampton on Sunday is serious. The Argentine striker, whose last-gasp goal against Queens Park Rangers sealed the title for City in dramatic fashion...
  • WI anxious as Chanderpaul undergoes a scan June 7, 2012

    Birmingham: West Indies star batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has undergone a hospital scan after suffering soreness in his side, a team spokesman confirmed Thursday. Fortunately for the tourists, Thursday's first day of the third and final Test against England at Edgbaston was washed out completely, meaning they were not obliged to...
  • CT scan in childhood increases brain cancer risk June 7, 2012

    London: Radiation exposure from multiple CT scans in childhood may increase the risk of brain cancer and leukaemia, a new study has warned. Researchers led by a team from the Newcastle University looked at the records of 175,000 children and young people under 21 aged who had CT(computerised tomography) scans in...
  • Patients unaware of radiation exposure by CT scan August 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Hospitals should inform patients regarding the radiation exposure they have undergone during CT scan and other such tests rather than keep them in the dark, health experts said. Pointing out that radioactive elements emitted from radiation transmit highly charged particles that can damage genetic blueprint of the cell,...
  • Court allows Kalmadi to undergo brain scan July 16, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday allowed disgraced former Commomwealth Games chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who is lodged in Tihar jail on corruption charges, to undergo an MRI brain scan on the prison medical superintendent's advice. Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh directed the Tihar jail authorities...
  • Radiation exposure common in kids and teens January 4, 2011

    Chicago: Children and teens often get diagnostic tests that expose them to radiation, increasing the risk of cancer later in life, U.S. researchers said on Monday. "In just a three-year span, 42.5 percent of kids got some form of ionizing radiation from a diagnostic medical procedure," said Dr. Adam Dorfman, a...
  • Brain scans may help predict schizophrenia December 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Simple brain scans can help predict the onset of schizophrenia in young people with a family history of the disease, scientists have claimed. A team from the University of Edinburgh found that the brains of people who go on to develop schizophrenia suffer from an accelerated shrinking before they...
  • Brain scans predict which dyslexics will read December 21, 2010

    Chicago: Sophisticated brain scans accurately predicted which teens with dyslexia would learn to read within three years, a finding that could lead to better ways to treat the common learning disability, researchers said on Monday. By looking for a specific pattern of brain activity in teens with dyslexia, the researchers predicted...
  • Body scan controversy at American airports November 18, 2010

    There has been a major controversy over full body scans at airports in America. Millions say that it poses a health risk and is invasive.The American Aviation Security Chief justifies it in a Senate Committee saying it Is invasive but necessary . ...
  • 11 more US airports to install full body scanners March 7, 2010

    Millions of air travellers in the US will soon see a major change at airport security checkpoints as the Homeland Security Department is installing full-body scanning machines at 11 more airports. Government officials say the move will enhance air security in the US. But there are also civil liberties group...
  • Patients are conscious in vegetative state: study February 10, 2010

    Some patients thought to be "vegetative" - unaware and unresponsive - may actually be conscious; just unable to show it -- until now. That's the finding of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...
  • Watch: Passengers' take on full-body scans January 6, 2010

    New York: While many concerns about terrorists targetting airports are genuine, here is talking about that on a lighter note as coming soon, perhaps, to an airport near you will be the full-body scanner. ...
  • Muslim MP in UK says racial profiling need of the day January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: A section of Muslims and the Nigerian American community in the US are worried that the involvement of a Nigerian Muslim in an attempted bombing aboard a North West Airline flight could fuel racial profiling. The concern is that airport security officials may treat anyone who's an African and...
  • Delhi's trauma centre's lack of medical aid revealed May 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Government run Sushruta Trauma Centre located in the Capital has been functioning with an outdated licence for its blood bank for the last 18 months. Patients and their relatives are shocked and reveal lack of essential medical care. "The CT scan isn't working, doctors operate wrongly. And a little...
  • New ways of detecting breast cancer July 21, 2008

    New Delhi: What do you do if you find a lump in your breast? Though studies say up to 80 per cent of all breast lumps are harmless, you will still want to know you are OK. Experts say the first step is to consult your doctor for a thorough check-up....
  • What you need to know before a CT or MRI scan August 3, 2007

    New Delhi: CT scans and MRI tests are commonly used to scan for heart trouble, bone disorders or irregularities with the nervous system. They can prove more accurate than regular X-Rays or ultrasound tests, as they provide doctors with more information, especially when it comes to the heart and the...
  • Mayawati breathes easy in Taj case June 15, 2007

    New Delhi/ Lucknow: New Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati may think former UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav is a cat who is acting in desperation by asking the UP Governor to prosecute her in the Rs 175 crore Taj corridor scam, but for now, she is breathing easy. Governor T V Rajeshwar...
  • Are you thin outside fat inside? September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Are you a TOFI? For the uninitiated, that means you are thin outside, fat inside. However, that's the latest wave of bad news for thin people worldwide. Just because you look thin, doesn't mean you're healthy. So how can you tell if you're a TOFI? A 64-slice CT scan is...
  • Vajpayee undergoes MRI scan at AIIMS June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee underwent an MRI scan at AIIMS on Monday. "He came to the hospital on Sunday. An MRI scan was conducted on his spine. I don't have the findings of the scan," AIIMS Medical Superintendent, D K Sharma, was quoted as PTI by saying. An...
  • Brain scan helps predict schizophrenia June 21, 2007

    London: Brain scans may help doctors predict schizophrenia, a mental disorder that affects one percent of people across the world, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied for 10 years 200 people who were at a high risk of developing schizophrenia because two or more family members...
  • Brit man scanning PM house arrested October 24, 2006

    New Delhi: A British national, who scanned the Prime Minister's residence from the nearby Gymkhana Club terrace using a pair of binoculars, landed in police net but was let off after interrogation. Duncan Alaan Rodgers, the son-in-law of a senior army officer, was detained by security agencies after being caught observing...