Odisha to give incentives to doctors posted in remote areas

Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) — The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday cleared several proposals, including the provision of... (more...)

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Apollo hospital fined Rs.1 crore for medical negligence

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) — The national consumer forum has ordered Apollo Hospital to pay a compensation of Rs.1... (more...)

Disease outbreak looms high in Nepal: Indian doctors

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) — The risk of serious diseases including diarrhoea and skin allergies are looming high in... (more...)

Over 50,000 pregnant women affected in quake: UN

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) — Some 50,000 pregnant women were likely affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal,... (more...)

Girls diagnosed with autism later than boys

New York, April 28 (IANS) — Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later than boys because females... (more...)

Alcohol has lasting impact on memory in teenagers

New York, April 28 (IANS) — Drinking alcohol heavily during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in parts of... (more...)

Hate to diet? It’s how you are wired

New York, April 28 (IANS) — If you are finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, you may blame hunger sensitive... (more...)

Don’t blame salt alone for high BP: Study

New York, April 28 (IANS) — Lack of potassium in the diet, not a little more salt than what is currently recommended,... (more...)

Insomnia hampers productivity of night shift workers

New York, April 28 (IANS) — Treating insomnia in night shift workers may improve their work productivity and safety,... (more...)

Cricketer Rahul Ghosh discharged from hospital

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) — Rahul Ghosh, the 20-year-old cricketer who was hospitalised last Tuesday after being hit... (more...)

Indian-origin duo develop app to detect sleep apnoea at home

Washington, April 28 (IANS) — A team of Indian-American researchers from the University of Washington (UW) has developed... (more...)

Exercise key to healthy brain among the ageing

New York, April 28 (IANS) — Physical activities such as walking helps older adults lessen age-related decline in brain... (more...)

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