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Asthma, hay fever may up mental disorder risk (18:58)
Taipei, April 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from asthma and hay fever may be at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new study suggests.

Health Ministry removes 'fat shaming' tweet after Twitterati outrage (17:02)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the government, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday removed a tweet that asked people "What's your choice?" based on a photo that displayed two women -- one overweight, depicting non-veg and processed food items and the other lean with fruits and vegetables.

New gold nanoparticle technique can make drugs 'smarter' (16:36)
London, April 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to bind proteins to nanoparticles that can help make drugs "smarter" and more effective at reaching their target.

Opioid use may increase risk of falls, death in elderly (16:06)
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Older adults who use opioids for pain relief may be at an increased risk of falling as well as deaths, according to researchers.

Eminem celebrates 10 years of sobriety (15:44)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Rapper Eminem has been sober for a decade. He celebrated it by proudly flaunting a coin that he received for achieving the milestone.

Arrested for filing RTI on Parrikar's health: Businessman (13:56)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Arrested and released on bail for uploading a false Facebook post announcing the death of ailing Manohar Parrikar, businessman Kenneth Silveira has said he was arrested two days after he filed an RTI plea with the Goa Chief Minister's Office seeking his health status.

Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger (13:02)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

Drinking water may boost mental skills in exercising elderly (11:52)
New York, April 23 (IANS) Older people who indulge in physical activity should increase their amount of water intake, to reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise, researchers suggest.

6 herbs to include in your daily diet for a healthier, happier you (11:04)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Focusing on health in the hectic and stressful lives that we lead today is becoming difficult. Incorporating relevant herbs in your daily diet is the first step towards a healthier you. Ayurveda texts and modern research say that herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties that can help prevent many lifestyle disorders and rejuvenate our bodies.

Twitter co-founder invests in Indian AI-powered health chatbot (10:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has invested in a Delhi-based Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot "Visit" which is the brainchild of students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in Rajasthan.

Save elderly people from heat in simple ways (02:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Save the elderly at your home from adverse effects of summer heat. Take them for a walk in the malls where it is cool or go swimming with them, suggest experts.

Six-year-old Odisha girl critical after rape, neighbour held (18:10)
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was raped in Odisha's Cuttack district, following which a man has been arrested, police said on Sunday.

Avicii's brother in Oman (13:28)
Muscat, April 22 (IANS) David Bergling, brother of world-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, whose demise on Friday shook music lovers and the showbiz industry all over the world, is here as his family seeks answers to what caused his death.

Medication use increases in newly-diagnosed dementia patients (12:26)
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found an increase in medication use by the patients who have been newly-diagnosed with dementia and they may consume unnecessary or inappropriate medicines that increase the risk of side effects.

Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less (10:54)
London, April 22 (IANS) Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less.

Standardization of home healthcare to benefit the aged (00:06)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI) on Saturday said it has set benchmarks for the home healthcare industry, to open doors for respectable players and medical insurers thereby benefiting a large section of the country's ageing population.

WHO includes Shimla doctor's protocol in new guidelines on rabies prophylaxis (19:42)
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients.

Himachal to fill 200 more posts of doctors (18:06)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has filled 262 posts of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews and 200 more posts would be filled to meet their shortage in rural and far-flung areas, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday.

Stronger people have sharper brains: Study (15:40)
London, April 21 (IANS) If you thought hitting the gym only builds your physical strength, think again. A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that stronger people perform better in brain functioning tests.

Beer belly bad for your heart (14:40)
New York, April 21 (IANS) If you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart.

Running marathon boosts immunity: Study (13:12)IANS Photo Service
London, April 21 (IANS) Debunking the 'myth' that strenuous exercise increases infection risk by suppressing the immune system, a new study says that competing in endurance sports like marathon running may actually be beneficial for upping immunity.

Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow: Study (11:34)
Paris, April 21 (IANS) For the first time, a definite example of cranial surgery has been found in a cow from Stone age that suggests that animal trials were held before graduating to humans, a study said.

Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt (06:16)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Yogurt, the versatile dairy product, is filled with nutrition and is equally useful for skin and hair. Treat sunburns, acne and improve your immunity with yogurt, say experts.

Nations must ensure vaccines reach 90% population: WHO (20:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the World Immunisation Week begins on April 24, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said all member countries must ensure covering 90 per cent of the population each time and listed ways to achieve the target.

Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK (19:38)
London, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London, has ended.

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