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Day-long bandh in Jammu over AIIMS issue halts city

Day-long bandh in Jammu over AIIMS issue halts city

JAMMU: A day-long bandh in Jammu today hit the city’s transport and business entities after various political and social groups called for a strike over the reported shifting of AIIMS… Read more »

Indian American Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General

Indian American Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General

FORT MYER, Virginia: 37-year-old Indian-American Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony here today, becoming the youngest-ever in-charge of the… Read more »

Apollo Hospitals receives Golden Peacock Award in Dubai

Apollo Hospitals receives Golden Peacock Award in Dubai

DUBAI: Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise which views the Middle East as an important part of its global strategy, has been bestowed with the ‘Golden Peacock’ Award here for their business… Read more »

Conspiracy to halt return of Kashmiri Pandits BJP

Conspiracy to halt return of Kashmiri Pandits: BJP

NEW DELHI: Under fire over the separatists rally in Srinagar and spate of violent protests in the Valley, BJP today said all this was part of a “conspiracy” aimed at… Read more »

Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding dean of the School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, poses for a portrait in the institute's lab in Houston. Dr. Hotez is a U.S. science envoy.

Houston scientist hatches plan to prevent next Ebola

HOUSTON: Haunted by the public health community’s failure to prevent or contain Ebola, a top Houston expert is spearheading a government-sponsored effort to prepare North Africa and the Middle East… Read more »

Clinical trial of an experimental antibody therapy for HIV has shown that it can dramatically reduce the amount of virus present in a patient's blood.

New antibody can suppress HIV infection

WASHINGTON: The first clinical trial of an experimental antibody therapy for HIV has shown that it can dramatically reduce the amount of virus present in a patient’s blood, scientists say…. Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks at Howard University in Washington Obama visited the university’s medical center to discuss the impact of climate change on public health and steps his administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on communities.

Climate change is harming Americans’ health: Obama

WASHINGTON: Global warming isn’t just affecting the weather, it’s harming Americans’ health, President Barack Obama said as he announced steps government and businesses will take to better understand and deal… Read more »

Former tuberculosis affected patient Ashley McQuire receives his medication from a nurse in the tubercolosis ward of Tshepong Hospital  in Klerksdorp

New TB drug offers hope in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major health challenge across much of Africa, but a new medicine being pioneered in South Africa could be a breakthrough after decades of frustration. Bedaquiline… Read more »


Cooking may have helped humans evolve chins

LONDON: Scientists may have solved the mystery of why humans are the only animals to have chins – and it all comes down to the invention of cooking. A number… Read more »

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PNB MetLife forays into health insurance

MUMBAI: Private insurer PNB MetLife India Insurance has announced its foray into health segment with the launch of MetLife Major Illness Premium Back Cover. The plan returns all the premiums… Read more »


Sun experiences seasonal changes: study

WASHINGTON: The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to a new study which could lead… Read more »

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Getty oil heir’s death latest in string of family tragedies

LOS ANGELES: It’s a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy. The mysterious death of J. Paul Getty’s grandson Andrew Getty is just… Read more »

Mo Denis

Nevada urges Cong to pass immigration reform

CARSON CITY, Nev.: Nevada lawmakers are considering a measure that would urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Democratic Sen. Mo Denis and other lawmakers from the Nevada Hispanic Legislative… Read more »

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Lung Foundation urges large graphic warnings on tobacco packs

NEW DELHI: World Lung Foundation and the doctor who was with Sunita Tomar in her final hours has appealed to the government to implement large graphic health warnings on tobacco… Read more »

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Federal govt suspends health care talks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.: Florida officials say the federal government is suspending negotiations over the potential loss of more than $1 billion in money now flowing to the state’s hospitals. The move… Read more »


Too much iced tea caused kidney problem

NEW YORK: Doctors traced a man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause – his habit of drinking a gallon (almost four liters) of iced tea each day. They ruled out… Read more »


Safe food should be a priority: WHO

NEW DELHI: Ahead of World Health Day, the Health Ministry and WHO have come together to seek stronger measures for promoting food safety saying awareness on the issue will help… Read more »

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Abbott launches glucose monitoring system

MUMBAI: Global healthcare firm, Abbott has launched the professional version of its flash glucose monitoring system, which will help doctors personalize treatment plans for diabetes patients. “Abbott has chosen India… Read more »

Polar bear spotted having fun playing with itself, Svalbard, Norway - 13 Mar 2015

Polar bears can’t survive on land-based diet

NEW YORK: While some polar bears are hunting on land more often in areas hit by climate change, a diet of bird eggs and berries cannot sustain these huge animals,… Read more »


Too many energy drinks pose danger to heart

WASHINGTON: Excessive consumption of energy drinks can trigger sudden cardiac deaths in young, apparently healthy individuals, scientists have warned. The rapid rise in popularity of energy drinks (EDs), particularly among… Read more »