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Swine flu claims 3 lives in 3 days in Myanmar (09:10) IANS Photo Service
Yangon, Aug 24 (IANS) Three more persons have died of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, in the past three days, bringing the toll to 33 in Myanmar as of Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday.

Egyptian police bust organ, human trafficking gang (23:26)
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's national security agency arrested an alleged organ trafficking ring in Giza that illegally harvested, transplanted and transplanted human organs and trafficked human beings, a local report said on Wednesday.

91,000 tainted eggs seized in Italy (21:06)
Rome, Aug 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police on Wednesday said they seized 91,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil after tests were carried out on two poultry farms in the Lazio and Marche regions amid a widening scandal.

Pregnant woman dies after being given saline not blood (20:20)
Ranchi, Aug 23 (IANS) A pregnant woman died at a premier hospital here on Wednesday after she was administered saline instead of blood, her husband claimed. The hospital has refuted the charge.

Haryana officials bust sex determination racket in Roorkee (19:58)
Gurugram, Aug 23 (IANS) A team of officials from Haryana on Wednesday busted a sex determination racket in Roorkee, of Uttarakhand, in the first incident caught in the state, a doctor said. Four persons, including a doctor, were arrested for their alleged involvement.

India sees 1,094 swine flu deaths in 2017 (19:54)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India has recorded 1,094 swine flu-related deaths in 2017, with the maximum 342 casualties being reported in August only, said an official report on Wednesday.

Portable AI-based solutions to help heart patients (18:38)
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Healthcare startup Cardiotrack on Wednesday joined hands with Columbia Asia Hospital here to provide effective and timely Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic solutions to help people facing imminent heart problems, the company said in a statement.

Social media culture promotes risky posts: Study (17:48)
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you thought young people posting content on social media that contains sexual or offensive material were just being impulsive, think again! A new study says that such risky posts might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture.

Oral steroids ineffective for chest infections in adults: Study (17:48)
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection or chest infections in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study.

Cabinet approves India-Nepal pact on drug matters (16:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for a pact between India and Nepal on resolving the issue of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Novel eye test may detect signs of Alzheimer's disease (16:48)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) US scientists have developed a new eye test that noninvasively scans the retina and detects beta-amyloid protein -- a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia (14:38)
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice is set to undergo its first human trial in Australia.

Vegan diet may help lower your cholesterol (14:26)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Are you suffering from high cholesterol? Try plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, which can significantly help lower the levels of cholesterol -- known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study.

Here's why your adolescent kid is at high obesity risk (14:22)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Don't blame your adolescent kid for eating high calorie food -- he or she may not be able to control the urge for burgers, pizzas and french fries due to an impairment in a brain region linked to self-regulation, says a study.

Safety equipment still a luxury for sanitation workers (13:34)
By Vishal Narayan
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The death of 10 sanitation workers in the national capital alone has finally got people talking about a not so guarded secret: despite a ban on manual scavenging, sanitation workers are still made to go inside toxic sewers without any safety gear and with primitive tools to clean them.

Long-term Vitamin B use may up men's lung cancer risk (13:12)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Long-term, high-dose supplementation of vitamins B6 and B12 -- touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism -- may be associated with a two to four fold increased risk of lung cancer in men, new research has warned.

AI system to help detect skin cancer (13:12)
Toronto, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers are developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that could help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier.

Twitter can help track opioid misuse (11:10)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that Twitter can be a useful tool to find out how widespread the misuse of prescribed opioid drug is in a particular state or town, or to track the dynamics of opioid misuse in a given locality over time.

Gorakhpur tragedy: Top UP bureaucrat removed (11:10) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Initiating action against officials responsible for the Gorakhpur tragedy in which over 60 children died in five days, the Yogi Adityanath government has removed Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Health) Anita Bhatnagar Jain.

UP Chief Secretary files probe report on Gorakhpur tragedy (23:36)
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath his report on the death of over 63 children at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur between August 7-12, reportedly due to lack of oxygen supply, an official said.

7 dead, over 1,500 affected by dengue in Peshawar (21:28) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Pakistan's Peshawar, according to statistics released by the authorities on Tuesday.

TN plan for one-year exemption on NEET exam fails (Lead) (20:32)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's plans for one-year exemption from the NEET system of selection of candidates for medical courses for the current year fell through on Tuesday with the Centre telling the Supreme Court that no ordinance was coming on the issue.

TN plan for one-year exemption on NEET exam fails (19:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's plans for one-year exemption from the NEET system of selection of candidates for medical courses for the current year fell through on Tuesday with the Centre telling the Supreme Court that no ordinance was coming on the issue.

Nawaz's wife diagnosed with cancer (19:28)
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with throat cancer on Tuesday, the media reported.

Need for 'Make in India' health module in northeast: DONER Minister (19:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) DONER Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday called for a 'Make in India' health module in the northeast region under the Public-Private Partnership mode to meet the changing health needs of the 21st century.

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