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Indian-owned medical firm in UAE to provide healthcare at home

Indian-owned medical firm in UAE to provide healthcare at home

DUBAI: A Dubai-based Indian-owned healthcare firm has launched a program aimed at providing medical services to the local community at their homes in the UAE. Aster DM Healthcare, which owns… Read more »

Health Minister J P Nadda

Focus medical research on Indian issues, Nadda tells ICMR

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister J P Nadda has asked Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to do focus-based research on issues being faced by Indian community and incorporate traditional… Read more »


No health effects of mobile towers radiation

OLKATA: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) experts have claimed that radiation from electro-magnetic fields (EMF) of mobile towers does not appear to have “adverse health effects” either on adults… Read more »


Dr Vyas leads trauma care training in India

MUMBAI: Dr Dinesh Vyas, Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Surgery Research atTexas Tech University supported by ArogyaaVyas Healthcare Trust and MV Surgical, USA, led a global health… Read more »

Vedanta Resources trims Bond buyback to $227.40 mn

Vedanta Resources trims Bond buyback to $227.40 mn

LONDON: Metals and mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources has cut down its Bonds repurchase offer to USD 227.40 million out of its outstanding USD 1.13 billion convertible Bonds due in July… Read more »


2.3 lakh opioid dependent in Punjab; 76% between age 18-35

NEW DELHI: There are about 2.3 lakh opioid dependent people in Punjab, of whom 76 per cent are aged between 18 and 35 years, and heroin is the most widely… Read more »


New gene editing technique treats blindness

LOS ANGELES: A new technique that has the potential to treat inherited diseases has been shown for the first time to hinder retinal degeneration in rats with a type of… Read more »


Heavy carcinogenic metals in classrooms of Delhi

NEW DELHI: A scientific analysis done by Greenpeace India has found “high and alarming” levels of cancer causing heavy metals inside the classrooms of different schools across Delhi between October… Read more »

Functioning human pancreatic cells after they've been 
transplanted into a mouse

Insulin-producing pancreatic cells created from human skin

LOS ANGELES: Scientists have successfully converted human skin cells into functional pancreatic cells, a breakthrough that may lead to a personalized cell therapy for diabetics and spell end for daily… Read more »


US advises people to eat less sugar

MIAMI, FL: Added sugars in foods should make up less than 10 per cent of daily calories, said US government dietary guidelines that for the first time urged specific limits… Read more »

Dallan Jennet (L), a 14-year-old boy from the Marshall Islands, is the first patient in the US to undergo this procedure.

14-year-old receives first 3-D printed nose in US

NEW YORK: A 14-year-old boy has become the first patient in the US to undergo a successful nose transplant using 3D printing technology after his face was disfigured when he… Read more »

Australian scientists have for the first time revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body's ability to protect itself against the disease.Dr. Axel Kallies (left) and Dr. Diana Hansen (right) from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute said the discovery opens up the possibility of improving new or existing malaria vaccines by boosting key immune cells needed for long-lasting immunity.

‘Self-sabotage’ prevents immune protection

MELBOURNE: Malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body’s ability to protect itself against the deadly disease, scientists have found for the first time. The finding opens up… Read more »

Doctor On Call: Dittu Bai with her poultry 'patients'

FAO health workers in India turn saviors of poultry & goats

JHABUA, Madhya Pradesh, India: The remote village of Sad, pronounced Saad, is happy these days. Not just Sad, but some ten villages of Rama block, nestled among the beautiful undulating… Read more »

Scientist moves NGT seeking closure of Delhi Secretariat

Scientist moves NGT seeking closure of Delhi Secretariat

NEW DELHI: A scientist today moved the National Green Tribunal seeking a direction to close down the Delhi Secretariat building on the ground that it violates mandatory pollution norms. Mahendra… Read more »

Modi, Cameron discussed intolerance, human rights during UK

Modi, Cameron discussed intolerance, human rights during UK

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the issue of intolerance and human rights in India with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his visit here last month, the UK… Read more »

Skin creams containing steroids widely misused in India

Skin creams containing steroids widely misused in India

London: Doctors in India are witnessing a pandemic of adverse effects induced by the widespread misuse of skin creams and lotions containing steroids, an Indian dermatologist has warned. Corticosteroids, also… Read more »


WHO highlights misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance in India

NEW DELHI: Around 75 per cent of Indians who took part in a WHO survey think, incorrectly, that colds and flu can be treated with antibiotics, the UN agency said… Read more »

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton walks on stage before speaking at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue Nov. 15, in Ames, Iowa.

Large health care workers union backs Clinton

DALLAS: Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union giving her the support of a labor powerhouse that backed President Barack Obama in 2008. The… Read more »


Research planned on medicinal benefits of Ganga

NEW DELHI: The Centre has assured to conduct a comprehensive research for establishing the medicinal benefits of Ganga River and its related health impact on crores of people taking dip… Read more »

IMS Health

Drug spending to jump 30% in 2020

TRENTON, N.J.: As criticism of soaring prescription drug prices in the U.S. grows, global spending on medicines is expected to rise 3 percent to 6 percent annually for the next… Read more »