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Government launches mobile app to ease child deliveries in peripheral areas (17:52)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With the motto to improve labour room quality, Union Minister of State for Finance, S.P. Shukla on Monday launched LaQshya, a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in peripheral areas.

What is BJP's relation with Max Hospital, asks AAP (17:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Slammed the BJP for "opposing" cancellation of licence of Max Hospital here, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday asked what relationship does it have with the hospital.

Anesthetics could affect plants too: Study (17:20)
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.

Subsidise expenditure on emergencies at private hospitals: IMA (17:00)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday urged the government to subsidise the cost of treatment in emergency cases in private hospitals and ensure a strong mechanism for reimbursements.

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients (13:48)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

Soy, broccoli may cut breast cancer treatment's side effects (13:48)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Consuming soy foods such as soy milk and tofu and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale and broccoli may help reduce common side effects of treatment in breast cancer survivors, researchers say.

Brain injury can lead to gut dysfunction (13:26)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction, which then has the potential to worsen the original brain injury, says a new study.

Nicotine patch safer for pregnant women than smoking (12:14)
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) While nicotine may not be completely safe for a pregnant mother's foetus, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking for women who are not able to quit on their own, says a new study.

Fire breaks out in Lucknow hospital (11:22)
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Over 50 patients and their attendants had a narrow escape on Monday when a fire broke out at a private hospital here in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Australian opposition announces plan to 'make HIV history' (11:20)
Canberra, Dec 11 (IANS) The country's main opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) on Monday unveiled its plan to "make HIV history".

Chinese medical team launches free health camp in Nepal (09:40)
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) A team of doctors from China's Sichuan province have launched a week-long free health camp in Nepal.

Not against private hospitals but can't ignore negligence: Kejriwal (22:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government is not against private hospitals, but can't maintain silence on their inhuman criminal negligence.

Delhi-NCR air quality near severe, stubble burning in Delhi (21:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The improvement in the air quality turned out to be short-lived as Delhi-NCR started inhaling toxins again with virtually no winds and cases of stubble burning in the national capital itself on Sunday.

Child death: Culpable homicide case against Fortis management, doctors (19:58)
Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Two FIRs, including of culpable homicide, have been registered against Gurugram's Fortis hospital management and doctors regarding the death of 7-year-old Adya Singh due to dengue in September, a district official said.

Banning liquor biggest example of practising secularism: Bihar CM (18:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said banning liquor was the biggest example of practising secularism and urged the Congress and Left parties to announce such bans in the states governed by them.

Thought provoking tales at Delhi's queer theatre, film fest (17:32)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A string of thought-provoking stories were told through plays and movies at the third edition of the Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival 2017 here.

HIV/AIDS cases increase in Pakistan (15:10)
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) HIV/AIDS infection cases are on the rise in Pakistan, according to new data.

Door-to-door campaign detecting unreported TB cases (13:50)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Aiming to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) on the lines of polio, the Union Health Ministry has launched a 15-day nationwide door-to door campaign for early and better diagnosis of the infectious disease, an official said.

New drug prevents loss of muscle function (13:06)
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug that reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Older mothers may up risk of infertility in daughters (11:34)
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Women who delay motherhood are likely to increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters, a study has warned.

How jet lag could up cancer risk (11:32)
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Frequent travelling that causes jet lag could increase your risk of cancer because it tends to disturb our body clocks that are controlled by the same mechanism that causes tumours, finds a study

Yoga for a healthy respiratory system (Comment: Special to IANS) (11:06)
By AksharIANS Photo Service
Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed to feel like?

Rajasthan goes tough on doctors on leave, employees warn of protesters (22:44)
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Rajasthan's Medical and Health Department on Saturday sought a list of doctors who went on leave on Friday without taking valid permission even as an employees union warned of massive protests if they were not invited for talks.

Max Hospital employees burn Kejriwal's effigy (22:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Employees of Max Hospital here, whose licence was cancelled by the Delhi government, burned effigies of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain outside the hospital on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Delhi Medical Association wants Max Hospital licence restored, warns of strike (Lead) (22:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Terming the Delhi government's decision to cancel the license of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, "irrational and autocratic" after it erroneously declared a newborn dead, the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Saturday urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to revoke the order or else threatened to go on strike.

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