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Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | IANS | Seoul

Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers. A team of researchers found that individuals with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml in blood plasma were at up to five times greater risk...

Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | IANS | New York

Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job. The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting...

Switch to stevia for a sweet, healthy lifestyle

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | IANS

In the midst of today's hectic lifestyle, let's spare a thought for one of the biggest threats to our health and general well-being: Excess of processed high calories and sugar. It is said that "prevention is better than cure". Does this mean we should stop consuming food and drinks which...

Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The NCAP calls for a long term time-bound national-level plan to control air pollution. Under this, the ministry aims to augment...

Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | IANS | New York

Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show. Beta-thalassemia is a genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to produce a key component of hemoglobin --...

'Brain scans may help detect neurological, psychiatric disorders'

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | PTI | Washington

A scan which shows how brain regions interact may help diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other ailments of the brain, scientists say. A study published in the journal Neuron shows that a kind of brain scan called functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) can reliably detect fundamental differences in how individual...

New app to help track diabetes in rural India

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas. Named "Smart Health", the app will be used by community health workers called as ASHAs, who will be trained to screen and identify...

Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | IANS | London

Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide. Currently, HIV can be treated with anti-retroviral therapy, which merely prevents its progression to AIDS, but does not offer the cure. ...

Have high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | IANS | New York

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, listening to classical music in addition to taking your medicines may give you some added advantage as researchers have found that music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs. Music enhances the beneficial effects of medication a short time after it is...

Parental diet, obesity before conception affects child's health

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 | IANS | London

Besides smoking and drinking alcohol, parents' health including obesity and poor diet can have "profound implications" for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before their conception, says a series of studies published in the journal Lancet. The findings showed that smoking, high alcohol and caffeine intake, diet, obesity...


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L-G inspects Anand Vihar ISBT

15 Apr 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inspected Anand Vihar ISBT area and reviewed issues related to traffic, parking, encroachment and sanitation. He directed Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation to remove all unauthorised encroachments near the entry point of Anand Vihar ISBT and surrounding footpaths to facilitate easy movement of pedestrians...

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21 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Earth Day at DPS, Ranchi Students of DPS, Ranchi of Class II celebrated Earth Day on Friday. It was a day to remind that the planet we live on is not our property, but responsibility...

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