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First month of Healthcare enrollment calmer this year

RALEIGH, N.C.: The first month of the current period for North Carolinians to enroll Affordable Care Act plans has been calmer than the same stretch last year, insurers and advocates… Read more »


Smartphone app to monitor sleep disorders

WASHINGTON: Researchers are developing a smartphone app that can track your breathing while you sleep, making it easier to monitor sleep disorders. A team of researchers at Stevens Institute of… Read more »


Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism

WASHINGTON: While many combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, the disorder is related to inflammation in the brain, according to a new study that may pave the way for… Read more »


DU training nurses on use of sign language

NEW DELHI: Delhi University is providing sign language training to nursing staff in hospitals across the national capital to help them deal with hearing impaired patients. “The use of sign… Read more »


New drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

LONDON: A new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, according to a new study. Clinical trials to… Read more »

Lynne Spalding, the patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco General Hospital.

Patient’s death leads to $3 million settlement

SAN FRANCISCO: The family of a patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at the San Francisco hospital has settled a… Read more »


Artificial enzymes suggest life doesn’t need DNA

LONDON: Researchers have developed artificial enzymes from genetic material that does not exist in nature, called XNA, an advance that hints at the possibility that life could evolve without DNA… Read more »


Do not let your sons die

I was numbed with grief today! I received a telephone call in-forming me that Sanjay, the son of our dear friend and neighbor, had passed away due to sudden heart… Read more »


UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day

NEW DELHI: The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. “Three… Read more »


3D mammography improves cancer detection

Chicago: Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts, according to a… Read more »


‘Non-prevalent’ states see rise in HIV patients

NEW DELHI: The number of HIV patients has registered an increase in states where it was earlier being considered to be non-prevalent with 10 such states together accounting for 57… Read more »


Campaign in India to reduce salt intake

India Post News Service HYDERABAD, India: A national salt reduction program in India is set to target reductions in blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, said Professor K. Srinath Reddy… Read more »


Rs 1 lakh cr spent on diseases caused by tobacco

NEW DELHI: Diseases caused by tobacco consumption caused an economic burden of Rs 1.04 lakh crore in 2011 to the country, according to a report by Ministry of Health and… Read more »


Kansas policy tightens Osawatomie admissions

OSAWATOMIE, KAN: A new Kansas policy in response to federal threats against overcrowding at Osawatomie State Hospital has mental health workers worried that more patients could end up in jails… Read more »


Acid reflux causing Obama’s sore throat

BETHESDA, MD: Acid reflux is responsible for the sore throat President Barack Obama has complained about for the past couple of weeks, the White House said, shortly after the president… Read more »


Parents want genome sequencing for newborns

BOSTON: Most parents, regardless of their demographic background, are keen to have genome sequencing for their newborns that can provide valuable personalized health information and help diagnose an array of… Read more »


Smoking may cause loss of Y chromosome

LONDON: Smoking can cause loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells, which may put male smokers at a greater risk of cancer, a new study has found. Researchers at… Read more »


Obama heckled in Chicago on immigration reform

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama was heckled several times while delivering a speech on immigration reform and his recent executive actions related to it in his home town of Chicago…. Read more »


Obama’s action fuels worry about immigration scams

SAN DIEGO: Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. “We hear horror stories… Read more »


Success in fight against HIV but S-E Asia area of concern

NEW DELHI: Massive success has been achieved in the fight against HIV, but still more than 50 per cent of people living with the infection in South-East Asia region are… Read more »