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Antibiotics need to be manufactured, marketed responsibly: Expert

Davos |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:10 AM IST

Besides developing new medicines and vaccines, pharmaceutical companies must also manufacture and market antibiotics responsibly so that they do not cause damage to the environment, an expert said at

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Indian market for surgical robots to grow 20%: Report

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST

With a rise in chronic diseases amid an ever-increasing elderly population, the market for surgical robotics in India is anticipated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, a r

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Marijuana use may not affect fertility: Study

New York |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

Marijuana use -- by either men or women -- does not lower a couple's chances of becoming parent, finds a study challenging previous theories.

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Breastfeeding secrets every mom should know

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Breastfeeding seems to be a most natural process, but to some, it may be a challenge. Be patient and feed often, say experts.

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Medical Commission Bill could allow graft: Karnataka doctors

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Pointing to the shortcomings in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, recently introduced in the Lok Sabha, the state doctors' associations on Tuesday said the Bill in its draft state could lead

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UP hospitals to provide free CT scan

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST

In a major step towards improving healthcare, the Uttar Pradesh government will kickstart a project on Wednesday to provide free CT scan service in government hospitals, an official said on Tuesday.

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Dismiss Quddusi's plea over leakage of phone transcripts: CBI

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

The CBI on Monday requested a Delhi court to dismiss a plea by retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft in a medical college scam case, seeking court-monitored investigation into

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Depression may reduce survival rates in cancer patients

New York |Monday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST

Even mild depression among patients with head and neck cancer are associated with poorer overall survival, a new study has said.

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Government signs $120 mn loan agreement for Uttarakhand water supply

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

The central government on Monday said it has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the World Bank to help increase access to improved water supply in the peri-urban areas of Uttarakhand.

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Structural differences in brain linked to epilepsy: Study

London |Monday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST

Thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions could predict an increased risk of developing epilepsy -- a neurological disorder characterised by seizures, finds a resear

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Slow down ageing with antioxidant-rich food

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Slow down ageing, reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes -- these are some reasons why it is important to consume antioxidant-rich foods like dark chocolates, nuts, kidney beans, cranberries a

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Himachal starts nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children

Shimla |Monday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched a state-level nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children during a campaign organised here by the State AIDS Control Society on the occ

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