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India top health sector provider to UN (22:54)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India, which plays the role of the world's pharmacy by producing affordable drugs, was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report by the world body.

Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors (18:28)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases.

Online dating abuse likely to affect girls more: Study (18:08)
New York, June 28 (IANS) Girls who experience problematic behaviours from an online dating partner -- such as monitoring, control, threats, pressure, or coercion using digital mediums -- are more prone to suffering severe emotional consequences than boys, a study says.

This human enzyme may help find cure for dementia (17:38)
New York, June 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified a naturally occurring human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, a finding that can help develop new therapeutic strategy for these diseases, a study says.

Humans may regenerate heart cells in future: Study (17:34)
New York, June 28 (IANS) Communication between "heart genes" in sea anemones and ability of the genes to regenerate may help humans to develop new therapies to treat heart conditions, scientists have found.

Research warns against liberal consumption of good fat (15:10)
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Liberal consumption of so-called good fats like those found in olive oil and avocados may lead to fatty liver disease, a risk factor for metabolic disorders like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, a new research has said.

Yoga not as safe as people thought: Study (13:56) IANS Photo Service
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Yoga's appeal is growing in Australia and worldwide but new research released on Wednesday suggests it is not as safe as previously believed.

Autistic adults more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study (13:40)
London, June 28 (IANS) People with autism disorder may show more consistent choices in high-level decision-making tasks and are less likely to show a cognitive bias because they are not influenced by the way choices are presented, showed a research.

Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich (12:20)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics.

Slain Junaid's brother shifted to Apollo Hospital (00:16)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Sakir, brother of Junaid who was stabbed to death in a passenger train on June 23, was shifted to the city-based Apollo Hospital on Tuesday.

Zen Hospital awarded for advanced laparoscopic surgery (Lead, with corrections) (23:40)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the Best Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra.

How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies (21:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised.

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally-born babies: Study (20:38)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Babies conceived from artificial methods such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have the same cognitive skills as the babies conceived naturally, revealed a study on Tuesday, contradicting earlier theories that babies born from artificial methods have intellectual impairment.

Zen Hospital honoured by Maharashtra government (20:16)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the best centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra by the state government.

NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over Indore hospital deaths (19:34)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government over the death of 11 patients in Indore's MY Hospital due to reported disruption in oxygen supply.

Brisk walk every 30 min may cut heart disease risk (18:56)
Wellington, June 27 (IANS) Do you spend your day sitting for long hours? Beware, it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may significantly lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, researchers say.

Congress wants central health team in Kerala over fever outbreak (17:54) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) With the death toll in Kerala due to various types of fevers, including dengue and typhoid, crossing over 200, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday demanded that a central expert team be sent to the state to detect some of the new diseases reported.

Childhood asthma may up risk of heart failure (16:24)
New York, June 27 (IANS) Individuals with a history of asthma from childhood may be at a greater risk of experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood, researchers have warned.

Night shifts may hamper DNA repair (15:52)
New York, June 27 (IANS) If you are working on night shifts regularly, chances are your body's ability to repair DNA damage may get hampered, suggest researchers led by one of Indian-origin.

Sri Lanka to begin clean-up to battle dengue (13:28) IANS Photo Service
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Tuesday said it will launch a major clean-up of cities around the country as the number of people affected by dengue continues to rise.

More veggies a day may cut early menopause risk (13:00)
New York, June 27 (IANS) A single daily serving of vegetable protein from foods such as whole grains, soy and tofu may protect women from early menopause and could prolong their reproductive function, researchers say.

US Senate healthcare reform bill would leave 22 mn without coverage (07:32)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The healthcare reform bill being discussed by the US Senate would leave 22 million people without medical insurance by 2026, of whom 15 million would drop off the roles in the first year after its implementation, the Congressional Budget Office calculates in a report.

Prosthetic arm for Bengaluru techie as crocodile bites off forearm (22:46)
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old city techie will soon have a prosthetic arm fitted, after a crocodile bit off his left forearm in a nearby lake on Sunday, said a private hospital doctor on Monday.

Another fake doctor nabbed in Bengal (19:12)
June 26 (IANS) Amid a series of fake doctor cases in Bengal, yet another person with a fake MBBS degree was arrested from West Bengal's Nadia district on Monday.

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk (18:22)
New York, June 26 (IANS) Individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to a type of air pollution may be at an increased risk of developing autism, a new analysis shows.

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