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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bullied kids at high risk of anxiety, suicidal behaviour

Toronto |Monday, 2018 1:15:06 PM IST

Children who faced bullying may be at high risk of developing mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and anxiety behaviour in their teenage years, a new study shows.

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Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

London |Monday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST

Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has re

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