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Half of China's 17 mn newborns in 2017 are second children

Beijing |Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST

China's health authority on Thursday said about 51 per cent of China's newborn babies in 2017 were second children in the family -- a five percentage points increase from 2016.

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Panacea, Serum in deal for six-in-one paediatric vaccine

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST

Vaccine maker Panacea Biotec on Thursday announced a deal with rival Serum Institute of India to manufacture a six-in-one paediatric vaccine to protect kids against six diseases, including polio, diph

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Biocon ties up with Sandoz to develop new drugs

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST

Indian biotechnology major Biocon on Thursday said it would develop, make and market new drugs in immunology and oncology for patients worldwide in partnership with Sandoz, an arm of Swiss-based Novar

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Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

New York |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned.

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Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

New York |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.

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Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

New York |Wednesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST

Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 per cent than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, fin

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Trump in excellent health, says doctor

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST

US President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did well on cognitive screening, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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HC notice on plea regarding cruelty on dairy cattle

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST

Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city government, civic bodies and others on a plea regarding cruelty inflicted on milch cattle housed at dairies in Delhi.

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CBI should probe TN doctors's death: Stalin

Chennai |Wednesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST

DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the death of a Tamil Nadu doctor who was found dead in his flat in Delhi earlier in the day.

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Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

Technology giant Microsoft has been granted a patent for a brain control device that can give users mind control powers to operate apps with just their brains, without any movement.

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Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST

Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the "cleanest" in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-bas

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Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

London |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.

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