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  • Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff(12:10)
    Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only.
BP drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's
  • BP drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's(16:44)
    London, April 18 (IANS) Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
Skipping breakfast may increase death risk
  • Skipping breakfast may increase death risk(13:38)
    Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned.
  • Being bullied at school may up mental health issues(13:38)
    London, April 18 (IANS) Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned.
New AI system may help detect prostate cancer
Novel body awareness training to combat drug addiction
CRPF to probe patient's death during NH traffic curbs
  • CRPF to probe patient's death during NH traffic curbs(13:00)
    Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the death last week of a patient due to restrictions on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
This tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors (Health Feature)
  • This tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors (Health Feature)(11:54)
    By Dr. K.S. Jayaraman
    Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Mumbai -- an institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -- says a new type of stem cell identified by her team can help restore fertility in men and women who have undergone treatment for cancer.
NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak
  • NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak(11:22)
    By Arul Louis
    New York, April 17 (IANS) After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific rumours, New York City has declared a health emergency.
Busted: 20 most common myths around sleep
  • Busted: 20 most common myths around sleep(14:46)
    New York, April 16 (IANS) Common myths around sleep like snoring is harmless or having a drink helps fall asleep not only shape poor habits but may also pose a significant public health threat, say researchers.
  • VC funding in digital health hits $2bn in Q1 2019(13:30)
    New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Venture Capital (VC) funding into digital healthcare reached $2 billion in 149 deals in the first quarter this year, up from $1.4 billion in 142 deals in the fourth quarter of 2018, a report said on Tuesday.