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Your eyes may signal your mental stress level (19:18)
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) With demands of work productivity shooting up stress levels, researchers have discovered that a person's eyes may offer a solution.

UP to get tele-medicine, tele-radiology services (19:02)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Tele-medicine and tele-radiology facilities will be made available across Uttar Pradesh from January next year, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said on Wednesday.

India witnesses significant rise in dementia-related cases: Lancet (18:50)
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) With number of individuals living with dementia increasing globally owing to ageing population, a Lancet study on Wednesday revealed that India witnessed a significant growth in the number of Alzheimer's disease and other cases of dementia from 1990 till 2016.

Heart disease greater in people living near oil & gas wells (16:58)
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) People living near areas with oil and gas exploration sites could be at more risk of developing cardiovascular disease, say researchers.

Portea Medical forays into critical care at home (16:58)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Bengaluru-headquartered home healthcare company Portea has expanded its services to include a high-quality and comprehensive range of specialised home care, the company said.

Brain teasers may not stop age-related mental decline (14:38)
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Playing Sudoku or crosswords may not arrest age-related mental decline, as earlier studies suggested, but can boost mental ability over a lifetime, shows a research.

Five reasons for India to lead in Universal Health Care with Ayurveda (December 12 is Universal Health Coverage Day) (Health Notes) (13:58)
By Ram N. KumarIANS Photo Service
The healthcare access of a country reflects its economic, social and political standards and growth on the world stage. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half the world's 7.3 billion population lacks access to essential health services. Around 800 million people have to spend 10 per cent of their income on their healthcare. And more than 100 million people become severely poor due to the medical expenses they incur.

'HIV counselling, test centres in Delhi lack privacy' (12:04)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Privacy of patients who go for HIV testing and counselling in the national capital's government hospitals remains a prime concern as many of them don't have separate counselling rooms for males and females, a study has found.

Delhi government to set up 100 dental clinics, 4 more Maulana Azad Dental Institutes (22:48)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi government will set up four more Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) and 100 new dental clinics in Delhi in order to provide better dental care facilities, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.

Indian pharmaceutical meet: Impact of e-pharma on agenda (20:24)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The upcoming "Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2018" would discuss various aspects of the industry including the impact of e-pharmacy players on brick and mortar pharmacies.

Apollo doctors treat 20-day-old baby with rare heart disorder (19:36)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Doctors here have given a new lease of life to a 20-day-old baby born with a rare heart defect.

New spray gel to help ward off cancer recurrence post-surgery (18:20)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) A novel biodegradable spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs could help prevent the recurrence of cancer after surgery -- a significant cause of treatment failure, say researchers.

Modi to open global event on woman, child health on Wednesday (17:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday inaugurate the fourth Partners' Forum -- a multi-country event aimed at sustaining global momentum for issues related to health of women, children and adolescents -- in the national capital, an official said on Tuesday.

Coffee compounds can help combat Parkinson's: Study (17:12)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Combining two compounds found in coffee can act as therapeutic against Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- the two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration, say researchers.

Late childbirth linked to high breast cancer risk: Study (15:56)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Women who had their first child after 35 may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer than their peers who do not have children, according to a study contrary to conventional wisdom that childbirth is protective against breast cancer.

Regular flu shots might save heart failure patients (15:08)
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Annual flu vaccination is regarded as a safe and low-cost way to improve survival rate among elderly heart failure patients, according to a new research.

'Cervical cancer is largely preventable' (13:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Nearly 74,000 women-a fifth of the global cases-die every year in India from -cervical cancer, a largely preventable malady. With Intensified screening developed countries have considerably reduced the deaths from cervical cancer, a leading expert has offered India help to benefit from the global experience in terms of prioritizing screening and prevention.

Anushka, Kartik named India's hottest vegetarians (13:04)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actors Anushka Sharma and Kartik Aaryan have been named India's Hottest Vegetarians, according to votes on the official website of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.

Dates, apricots better than starchy foods in lowering diabetes (12:58)
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Eating dried fruits such as dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas may not spike blood sugar compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study.

New Zealand parliament passes medicinal marijuana bill (12:52)
Wellington, Dec 11 (IANS) New Zealand's parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow the medicinal use of marijuana, making it possible for patients with chronic pain to acquire the drug with a prescription.

FSSAI to hold event on healthy eating habits (20:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will organise the first 'National Eat Right Mela' here from December 14-16, aimed at making people aware of safe and healthy eating habits, the food regulator said on Monday.

Dengue cases go down in Delhi as temperature drops (20:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) As the temperature dipped in the national capital, the cases of dengue have also gown down. So far, only 75 cases have been reported in the week ending December 10 compared to 251 cases in the previous week, according to a municipal report released on Monday.

How exercise can help breast cancer survivors (20:30)
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Survivors of early-stage breast cancer who exercise and eat a healthy diet are more likely to lose weight and experience higher rates of disease-free survival, a new study suggests.

Manmohan, Rahul visit indisposed Amarinder (14:36)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday called on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enquire about his health.

Cervical Cancer in India: A preventable tragedy that requires urgent attention (Comment) (12:34)
By Prof Vivekanand Jha
Premature death and disability from cancer is a great tragedy that hundreds of thousands of women and their families in India and other developing countries face every year. Of the various cancers that afflict women, that of the cervix, a part of the reproductive system, is one of the most common causes of death in a low socio-demographic index (SDI) country like ours.

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