National Clean Air Programme: Centre to inaugurate clean air plan today

National Clean Air programme: Besides strategies to reduce air pollution concentration, pollution monitoring networks will be enhanced and activities will be put in place to improve awareness.

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‘Christmas berry’ plant compound may fight eye cancer: Study

For these patients treatment options are scarce, according to the study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research.

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Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls

The study also found that 12 percent of light social media users and 38 percent of heavy social media users (five-plus hours a day) showed signs of having more severe depression.

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Watch: This is how smokers responded to intake of nicotine

A study has revealed that when smokers- trying to quit- are permitted to regulate their nicotine intake, the step helps them leave the habit.

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Tiny, implantable device may treat bladder problems

Scientists have developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.

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Sleeping in contact lenses can cause dangerous eye infections

In one case, a man evaluated for eye redness and blurry vision reported sleeping in contact lenses 3-4 nights per week and swimming with them.

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Bidi smoking cost India 805.5 billion last year, says Study

The poor already bear the brunt of these costs, and unhindered use of bidi tobacco threatens to push even more households into poverty, according to the study published in the journal Tobacco Control.

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Free Diagnosis at AIIMS! India’s premier medical institute now provides no-cost facilities under Ayushman Bharat scheme

All patients at the casualty ward of All India Institute of Medical Science, their emergency life-saving drugs including crystalloids, as well as the cost of diagnostic and investigation are provided

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Exposure to secondhand smoke may cause irregular heartbeat: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, expands overall knowledge of the effects of tobacco smoke on cardiac function in nonsmokers.

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Wondering how exercise helps us shed kilos? Read here

Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to shed that unwanted belly fat, and now researchers have revealed how exercise produces this desired effect.

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Novel therapy used to treat severe, disfiguring disease

Scientists have successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis.

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‘Virtual tumour’ model to offer new treatment against cancer

British scientists have built a novel virtual reality (VR) 3D model of cancer that will help increase the understanding of cancer as well as in the search for new treatment.

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5 herbs for a healthy digestive system

Fennel seeds also help in expelling gas from the digestive system.

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Number of patients with respiratory problems spikes when pollution level is high: AIIMS director

As many Indian cities battle air pollution, officials at the country's top medical institute AIIMS said poor air quality has increased the number of patients visiting hospitals with respiratory proble

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Socioeconomic status shapes developing brains, says study

The findings, published in the journal JNeurosci, draws attention to the importance of preschool life as a period when associations between SES and brain organisation may first develop.

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Robotic surgeries to begin from January in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital

He also claimed that Safdarjung Hospital is the only government-run hospital to conduct OTs with robotic surgery.

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Doctors pitch for mandatory newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism

Doctors in the national capital have pitched for mandatory newborn screening (NBS) in the country stating Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM), often referred to as congenital metabolic diseases or inher

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Six lakh people avail treatment under Ayushman Bharat in 90 days, says J P Nadda

In less than 90 days since its launch, more than six lakh people have availed treatment under the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), Union Health Minister J P Nadda said.

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New health app to send alerts for unhealthy lifestyle choices

A research team at IIT-Kharagpur is developing a mobile application which can monitor day-to-day activities and smoking habits of an individual and make suitable recommendations.

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Suffering from PCOS? You are prone to early diabetes, heart disease – Here’s what study says

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can affect a women's periods, making them infrequent, irregular or prolonged, and can also make it difficult to get pregnant.

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Depression, anxiety may take same toll on health as smoking – Here’s what study says

Unlike the other conditions investigated, the researchers found that high levels of depression and anxiety were not associated with cancer incidence.

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E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in US high-schools

The percentage of high school students who used nicotine-based vaping devices, known as e-cigarettes, has risen by a third over the past year, the survey showed.

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Open orthopaedic surgery simulator based on artificial intelligence launched in India

Doctors say the technology is best suited for Indian conditions where the doctor patient ratio is one of the lowest across the world.

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Gym time! From crawling, grappling to duck walking – how India is changing way it works out

From crawling and grappling to duck-walking and kettleball swinging, a series of unconventional workouts are gaining currency among the health-conscious in the country. We take a look at what is the c

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End of wrong treatment? ICMR’s bid to provide quality diagnosis

In order to ensure quality diagnosis at all levels of healthcare facilities, the ICMR has articulated a new list of essential diagnostics.

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Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse

Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications

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Higher risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve – Here’s what study says

The risk of heart attack peaks at around 10 pm on Christmas Eve, particularly for older and sick people, most likely due to heightened emotional stress, according to a Swedish study.

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