Specialised tests needed for diagnosis of motility, say experts (22:06)
Hyderabad April 30 (IANS) Specialised tests are required for a definitive diagnosis of motility and functional bowel diseases, said gastroenterologists at a two-day national conference, which concluded here on Sunday.

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma (10:24)
London, April 30 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple eye test that could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma, by detecting the onset of the disease at a very early stage.

Muscular Dystrophy case treated with stem cell therapy (21:52)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A 20-year-old man suffering from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) -- a condition which slowly weakens and degenerates all the muscles of the body leading to disability -- was treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital here.

Indian-American jailed for selling illegal pills, loses citizenship (19:00)
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China.

Child with craniovertebral junction cured through rare surgery (18:06)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A four and a half year old child with severe disability of craniovertebral junction (CVJ) -- where the skull and upper cervical spine are joined together -- has been cured through a rare surgery, doctors said on Saturday.

Smartphone-controlled cells can treat diabetes (16:02)
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Researchers in China have developed a system than enables smartphones to control release of glucose-lowering hormones in mice by engineered cells, paving the way for the development of an automated way for monitoring blood glucose levels and delivering insulin in humans too.

Left-handed? You are more likely to have a slender face (13:34)
New York, April 29 (IANS) People with a thin lower face are about 25 per cent more likely to be left-handed, new research has found.

Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study (12:26)
New York, April 29 (IANS) The male hormone testosterone is important for sexual and reproductive development but it can also make men less likely to question their impulses, suggests new research.

Artificial pancreas found safe and effective for kids (11:34)
New York, April 29 (IANS) An artificial pancreas that automates blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes has been found to be safe and effective in a pilot study among young children.

New policy to provide ART irrespective of clinical stage: Nadda (23:58)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced a new Test and Treat Policy for HIV, under which as soon as a person is found to be positive, they will be provided with ART irrespective of their CD count or clinical stage.

11 Haryana towns certified free of open defecation (19:18) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that 11 towns/cities of Haryana have been declared free of open defecation.

HC seeks government response on plastic egg, vegetables from China (19:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from Central government on a plea alleging that vegetables and eggs made of plastic were being imported from China and sold in Indian markets.

Capping stent prices to affect patients, slab pricing right way: Ramadoss (Lead) (18:54)
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect Indian patients and also the medical tourism potential, former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.

Grandmother's smoking linked to autism in grandchildren (18:10)
London, April 28 (IANS) If a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours, says a study.

Yoga may reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders (17:44) IANS Photo Service
London, April 28 (IANS) Practicing yoga may enhance mood and reduce pain in women affected by menstrual distress associated with physical and psychological symptoms, says a study.

Kolkata, Howrah air quality 'non-compliant' for more than five months (17:26) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four year data of air quality in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah shows that both the cities remain "non-compliant" with respect to particulate pollutants for more than five months in a year, especially during winter time, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said on Friday.

Capping stent prices may backfire, hit medical tourism: Ramadoss (17:24)
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect medical tourism potential, former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.

Mizoram to ban animal import amid health issues (17:18)
Aizawl, April 28 (IANS) Mizoram has banned the import of pigs and cattle from Myanmar, Bangladesh and north-eastern Indian states amid fears of a viral disease, an official said on Friday.

Trump fails to force healthcare vote in first 100 days (15:04) IANS Photo Service
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Despite a furious push, House Republican leaders were unable to wrangle the votes necessary to move forward on their latest effort to repeal Obamacare, denying President Donald Trump a major legislative victory during his first 100 days in office.

CRISPR gene editing tool to help fight arthritis (14:04)
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers have found a way to rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records (April 24-30 is World Immunisation Week) (12:16)
By Alison Saldanha
Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, called Bimaru (or sick) states.

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