High fat western diet could make prostate cancer aggressive

New York |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

Eating a typical Western high-fat diet such as cheeseburgers and fries could make prostate cancer more aggressive and cause them to spread, finds a study.

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New system needed to up availability of doctors: Kovind

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday called for a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals as work load of the existing doctors was incredibly high.

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Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens

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

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food.

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Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat

London |Tuesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

While pinching your nose and clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze may be part of the workplace etiquette, it can rupture the throat, doctors have warned.

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Odisha government announces incentives for doctors doing PG

Bhubaneswar |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST

The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects.

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Decoded: How preterm birth may impact language skills

New York |Tuesday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

Altered development of a part of brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, a study has found.

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Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST

Sesame seeds have health benefits -- while the antioxidant properties present in the seeds help in anti-ageing, the rich omega fatty acids content triggers hair growth, say experts.

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Free surgery for Delhiites in private hospitals to continue

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

Patients unable to undergo surgery in a city government hospital for 30 days will continue to get it done for free in private hospitals here, as Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the scheme on

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Number of new doctors inadequate for 1.3 bn people: Kovind (Lead)

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

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the 67,000 undergraduate and 31,000 postgraduate medical seats in India are highly inadequate for a country with a population of 1.3 billion.

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Healthureum unveils Blockchain-based technology to improve medical care

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

Aiming to reduce inefficiencies in operations, resources, data, drug sourcing and technology, Estonia-based Healthureum has announced a Blockchain-based 360-degree ecosystem for administering medical

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Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

New York |Monday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST

Sexual violence in the neighborhood can harm the physical and mental health of women, a study says.

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AIIMS doctors invite Nadda for open debate on NMC bill

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST

Continuing its opposition to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, the Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS on Monday invited Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for an open debate on the issue.

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