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Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire open fire on border outposts

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire open fire on border outposts

JAMMU: Pakistan Rangers opened fire on border outposts in Jammu last night but the Indian forces showed restraint and did not retaliate. Throughout Diwali on Thursday, Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire… Read more »

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Healthcare experts concerned over US-India IP Working Group

WASHINGTON: Independent American healthcare experts have expressed concern over the decision of India and the United States to establish a high-level working group on intellectual property to address each other’s… Read more »

World's first baby born after womb transplant

World’s first baby born after womb transplant

PARIS: A 36-year-old Swede has become the world’s first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, doctors said here, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women…. Read more »

Cong hits out at Modi over drug pricing issue

Cong hits out at Modi over drug pricing issue

NEW DELHI: Congress on Friday hit out at Narendra Modi government for “stripping” the drug pricing authority of powers to cap prices of non-essential drugs saying the Prime Minister has… Read more »

Harsh Vardhan pats Chandy for reducing liquor availability

Harsh Vardhan pats Chandy for reducing liquor availability

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today lavished praise on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for the state government’s decision to drastically reduce availability of liquor. “I was impressed beyond… Read more »

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan meets flood victims during his visit to Poonch district hospital in Jammu & Kashmir

Centre assures all-out health care assistance to flood-hit JK

SRINAGAR: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said all assistance will be provided to the state health authorities to tackle any possible epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating floods…. Read more »

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Faster way to create insulin-producing cells

TORONTO: In an important advance in the fight against diabetes, researchers have developed a new method that can turn stem cells into reliable, insulin-producing cells in about six weeks. Researchers… Read more »

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Activating gene could delay ageing in body

LOS ANGELES: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Researchers from… Read more »

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New type of human stem cell created in lab

LONDON: Scientists have created a new type of human stem cell in the lab which they believe will be better at making replacement organs than existing stem cells. In theory… Read more »

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Yoga may reduce post-traumatic stress disorder

WASHINGTON: A breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya Yoga can be an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. Individuals with PTSD suffer from intrusive… Read more »

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Gabbard against visa-free travel for Europeans

WASHINGTON: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker has sought an immediate suspension of visa-free travel to the US from countries… Read more »

NYC immigrant public defender system breaks ground

NYC immigrant public defender system breaks ground

NEW YORK: When Curtis Edmund first heard that a government official had come by his Bronx home looking for him, he couldn’t figure out why. But he agreed to a… Read more »

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US Senate candidates in Colorado trade jabs in first debate

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.: Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in… Read more »

e-cigarette use goes up in Utah

e-cigarette use goes up in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY: The Utah Department of Health says new survey data show a significant increase in electronic cigarette use among both adults and teenagers. The long-term health effects of… Read more »

Nose virus may trigger ear infection in kids

Nose virus may trigger ear infection in kids

WASHINGTON: Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 per cent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than… Read more »

Ananthmurthy a towering literary figure

Ananthmurthy a towering literary figure

BANGALORE: A towering figure in the world of letters, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, who died here on August 22, was modern in his sensibilities and intellectual underpinnings in his literary works questioned… Read more »

Indian docs, govt launch portal to share healthcare expertise

Indian docs, govt launch portal to share healthcare expertise

WASHINGTON: Indian-origin doctors across the globe have joined hands with the Indian government to launch a web portal for sharing expertise, skills, knowledge and resources with those in need of… Read more »

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at the inauguration of Anvesana Research Laboratories at Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana

Larger role for AYUSH medicos, paramedics

BANGALORE: AYUSH medicos and paramedic and auxiliary workers in the country’s health sector are all set to play a larger role in the National Health Mission, which is under revamp,… Read more »

'Asians, Latinos smoke more after migrating'

‘Asians, Latinos smoke more after migrating’

WASHINGTON: Immigration to the US may improve your standard of living but it can also cause you to light up a cigarette more often, a new study suggests. The study… Read more »

Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

WASHINGTON: Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems, scientists say…. Read more »