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  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital for respiratory tract infection 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection. "She has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for further treatment of the infection," AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said. Sonia had undergone surgery in the at a US hospital...
  • Air India pilot's prompt action, medical treatment save passenger's life November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot's action has saved a passenger's life who was onboard to a Mumbai bound flight. The pilot of an Air India Bangkok to Mumbai flight contacted the Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) and informed about a passenger' who was serious and needed a medical advice quickly....
  • Inhaled Ebola vaccine could offer long-term protection November 4, 2014

    New York: A single dose of a breathable, respiratory vaccine could provide long-term protection against the deadly Ebola virus, new research shows. Currently in development, the vaccine was found effective in shielding non-human primates from the virus. The findings could have significant global implications in controlling future Ebola outbreaks as they represent...
  • Nearly 2,000 dead in Syria jails this year: Monitor November 3, 2014

    Beirut: Nearly 2,000 people have died in Syrian prisons of torture, starvation and lack of medical treatment so far this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. The Britain-based monitor said it had documented 1,917 deaths in Syrian prisons since the start of 2014, among them 27 children...
  • Beauty Becomes Niche with a 3D Effect October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Beauty has always been one of society's great obsessions. Since the Ancient Greeks, humans have struggled with an overvaluation of aesthetic appeal. In today's media-saturated world where we are bombarded by images of what we should look like and what we fail to look like, it is worse...
  • India preferred destination for surrogacy due to low cost, but practice remains unregulated October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Commercial surrogacy was legalised in India in 2002 and since then the country has turned into an international surrogacy destination because of its cost effectiveness. But the practice largely remains unregulated as there has been no law to govern surrogacy in India. Anand, a small district in Gujarat, is...
  • Facebook, Apple to pay employees for egg freezing, sperm donors October 15, 2014

    New York: Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages - frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help...
  • Condoms 'too small' for Ugandan men, new worry about AIDS September 19, 2014

    Kampala: Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS. Insisting that one size doesn't fit all, MP Tom Aza said Uganda's Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS said a recent...
  • Low prices, no sideaffects make Homeopathy the first preference of people September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Low prices, no sideeffects and 100 per cent results are making homeopathy the first choice of people across the world. In fact, homeopathy is being used to treat even psychiatric illnesses like anxiety disorders, said doctors. "India is now the superpower of homeopathy in the world. No sideeffects, low treatment...
  • Plant cells may help treat hemophilia September 6, 2014

    New York: Treating hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally, could be a lot cheaper and much safer as researchers have developed a way to use plant cells to treat it. "This is a major step forward," said study coauthor Roland Herzog, College of Medicine,...
  • Depression more common for cancer patients, but rarely treated September 6, 2014

    New York: Three new studies by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh in the UK reveal that threequarters of depressed cancer patients are not receiving treatment for depression. The researchers also found that serious depression is more common for cancer patients than for the general population, and varies by...
  • Delhi Jal Board starts trial run of interceptor sewage project September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board on Friday started the trial run of the interceptor sewage project aimed at checking pollution of Yamuna. The trial run for the firstphase, involving interception of 9 million gallons per day of sewage in Palam drain and diverting it to Pappan Kalan Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)...
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study August 30, 2014

    Washington: An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after...
  • Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM August 29, 2014

    Kochi: Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a stateowned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe. "Let...
  • Two dead in shooting at Washington state medical center: Police July 8, 2014

    Washington: US Police said that two people died on Tuesday in a shooting at a medical center in Spokane, Washington, and that it appeared a man shot a woman before taking his own life. The Spokane Police Department said on Twitter that officers were securing the area. Local broadcaster KHQ said...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands fair probe into 'animal vial' use in Rajasthan June 25, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday demanded from the state government to clarify the facts on the alleged use of animals' antibioticinjections administered on human being at a Jodhpur government hospital. "The Medical and Health Minister should come forward clarifying the facts and figures on the alleged use of...
  • Jharkhand Chief Secretary complains of ill treatment from JMM MLA Akhil Akhtar June 24, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty on Tuesday accused JMM MLA Akhil Akhtar of using abusive language against him in presence of senior law officers at the secretariat while the legislator alleged the top officer asked him to "get out" of his chamber. "I have informed Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta and would...
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria June 11, 2014

    London: Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. Researchers from Imperial College London have tested a new genetic method that distorts the sex ratio of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the main transmitters of the malaria parasite, so that...
  • Three persons die in cylinder explosion June 9, 2014

    Three persons, including two brothers, were killed when a gas cylinder exploded in Kotwali area in Hathras, police said. The incident took place late on Sunday night when Bhagwan Swaroop alias Mauni Baba (40), his brother Subhash (45) and Kunwar Pal Sharma (65) were injured while preparing food in Bagichi locality,...
  • Congress leaders in 'depression of defeat', need treatment: BJP March 9, 2014

    BJP on Sunday attacked Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his barbs at Narendra Modi over his marital status, saying his comments reflected the "depression" creeping in the ruling party leaders over their "certain" defeat in Lok Sabha polls. Congress leaders have sunk into "depression of defeat", party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi...
  • World Cancer Day: Why patients must not mix treatments February 4, 2014

    Every year, over 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer in India. On World Cancer Day today, Dr Manish Singhal talks about the dangers in mixing treatment to treat cancer. ...
  • Action star Jet Li treated for overactive thyroid December 30, 2013

    Hong Kong: Jet Li says he's being treated for an overactive thyroid, but he's determined to fight the condition headon. The Chinese action star known for his kung fu skills discussed his diagnosis during the taping of a talent show he's judging in China. In Tuesday's taping, the 50yearold Li appeared to...
  • Three workers die of suffocation after falling in Max hospital's septic tank December 3, 2013

    Three people including a supervisor died of suffocation after falling in a septic tank in Dehradun, police said. The incident took place on Monday when the two workers Akshay and Rakesh fell in the septic tank of Max hospital while cleaning it, their supervisor Manmohan also got inside the tank...
  • 51 persons taken ill after eating 'prasad' in Arwal village November 19, 2013

    At least 51 people, including 20 children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad' (offering to the deity) at a village in Bihar's Arwal district, officials said. Ten of those who ate the 'prasad' and fell ill are critical, and others are out of danger, police said. The incident took place at...
  • Watch: Sanjay Dutt thanks media for supporting him October 1, 2013

    Actor Sanjay Dutt has been granted 14 days furlough for treatment of his leg. He has already left from the Yerwada prison where he is serving a 42month sentence for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. ...
  • Adopt stray dogs, appeals Raveena Tandon September 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon, who has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for its dog adoption campaign 'Puppy Love: Adopt, Don't Buy', urges people to adopt homeless dogs from the streets and shelters. The 38-year-old has already set an example by adopting five stray dogs. In...
  • Australian team of doctors help infertile woman conceive, create IVF history September 3, 2013

    In a world first, an infertile Australian woman has conceived after growing new eggs in ovarian tissue transplanted into her abdomen, a breakthrough doctors say has the potential to revolutionise fertility treatment. The woman, known only by her first name, Vali, is nearly 26 weeks pregnant with twins after previously being...
  • Free dialysis treatment in Delhi for low-income patients August 31, 2013

    People with yearly income of less than Rs 3 lakh would be given free dialysis treatment in Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced on Friday. She made the announcement while inaugurating the first-ever public private partnership (PPP) model dialysis unit at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in north Delhi. "It...
  • 8,000 affected in Pakistan as Indus river continues to be in spate August 31, 2013

    About 8,000 people have been affected by flood in Matiari district of Pakistan's Sindh province as the Indus river continues to be in spate, Online News Agency reported on Friday. In an interview with state-run radio, Matiari's deputy commissioner said that people from 32 villages have been accommodated in relief camps...
  • Sonakshi Sinha join forces with PETA, appeals fans to adopt cats, dogs August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the International Homeless Animals' Day, which falls Saturday, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has featured in an advertisement urging her fans to adopt cats and dogs. The actress, who has joined forces with animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for the advertisement,...