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George H.W. Bush, wife hospitalized (04:14)
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, media reports said.

Sankara unveils mobile eye clinic for rural Karnataka (21:58)
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Sankara Eye Hospital on Wednesday rolled out a mobile eye clinic to treat the affected in rural areas and remote villages across Karnataka in collaboration with global software major Microsoft.

HC seeks response on plea regarding children's participation in human chain (20:30)
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Wednesday asked the Bihar government to respond to an NGO's plea regarding the participation of school children in the proposed formation of a human chain on January 21 to support prohibition in the state.

AIIMS faculty opposes land sale for building houses (19:42)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Faculty Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday urged the government to reconsider its decision to monetise AIIMS land and instead provide funds to construct accommodation for doctors and staff of the institute.

Kajol stresses on targeted programmes for handwashing behaviour (18:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol, who has been an active spokesperson for hygiene promotion among children, says advocating causes is important but specific programmes targeted on solving the root problem are necessary.

India to take full membership of International Vaccine Institute (18:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a proposal for India taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council.

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection (17:50)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold.

Government to set up 1,000 Janaushadhi Kendras (17:48)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said it aims to set up 1,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) in both urban and rural areas as part of its "Mission 3000" Kendras.

Former US President Bush hospitalised (16:32)
Houston, Jan 18 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may provide hope for Alzheimer's (15:20)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

KIMS Hospitals doubles capacity at Kondapur facility (14:54)
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) KIMS Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in South India, has doubled its capacity to 200 beds at Kondapur, the fast growing information technology corridor of Hyderabad.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

Transcendental meditation may reduce trauma in female prisoners (14:42)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Practicing transcendental meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study has found.

Indian-origin doctor charged with drug trafficking (Lead) (14:34)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

New drug can create 'good' fat to combat obesity (13:32)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial "brown" or "good" fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes.

Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism (Comment: Special to IANS) (12:06)
By Chirayu Padhiar
Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries like China and Japan. However, due to lack of awareness, most people don't think of stem cell therapy as an option for treating most of the incurable diseases.

Poor diagnosis of fungal infections ups antibiotic resistance (11:24)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Fungal infections that are often poorly diagnosed worldwide causes doctors to over-prescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, resulting in 1.5 million deaths a year, according to a study.

Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking (08:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities.

AIIMS inks MoUs with PSUs for health infrastructure expansion (21:34)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) amounting to Rs 7,670 crore with public sector units to expand health infrastructure and facilities in the country.

One more dies of swine flu in Hyderabad (20:52)
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) One more person died of swine flu in Hyderabad, taking the toll to nine since August 2016, a health official said.

Urgent steps needed to control 'very serious' air pollution: SC (20:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the increasing air pollution saying it was "very serious problem" and solutions need to be found urgently.

Drug may boost memory in patients recovering from depression (17:28)
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may enhance memory and cognitive skills such as concentration and attention in patients recovering from depression, says new research.

Mini-strokes may contribute to dementia (16:08)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Although mini-strokes may seem to last only for a few minutes, the effect may be long lasting and is likely to contribute to dementia, research have suggested.

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