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Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study

Seoul, Aug 20 (IANS) Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isnt beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop nomophobia that can cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, researchers warned. Nomophobia or in other words smartphone separation anxiety is the feelings of discomfort or anxiety caused by the non-av...

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition. An official said the injured were being treated at medical facilities in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its...

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My health is perfect, vested interests spreading rumours: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that vested interests were spreading rumours about his health, ahead of the August 23 by-polls. He also said that an angioplasty procedure, which he underwent recently to treat a minor block, was being blown out of proportion. I went for a routine check-up. I had done an angioplasty around 8-10 years back. So I just went for a ro...

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Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' laid to rest in Karachi

Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Karachi on Saturday for Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and earned international acclaim as the country's Mother Teresa. Pfau passed away earlier this month at the age of 87 in Karachi. She had dedicated more than 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, which ea...

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Laser-based tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early

Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A new diagnostic tool that uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries, may help in the early detection of patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found. In the study, the researchers increased the wavelength of the light -- which selectively revealed plaques with internal bleeding, typically associated with high-...

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PDP activist killed by militants

Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead by militants in the state's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said. Militants barged into the house of Muhammad Ishaq Parray in Dialgam area of Anantnag and fired at him from close range, a police officer said. A critically injured Parray was taken to Anantnag hospit...

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'Seriously ill' Charli XCX cancels shows in Japan

Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Charli XCX says that she has been forced to terminate two concerts in Japan on doctors orders. The Boys hitmaker announced it on Instagram and Twitter late on Friday evening, reports people.com. Charli was scheduled as one of the headlining performers as part of the Summer Sonic concert series in Tokyo and Osaka on Saturday and Sunday, respe...

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Increase in cigarette prices may reduce smoking in elderly

New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Raising cigarette prices by a dollar can increase the possibility of older people quitting smoking by 20 per cent, researchers say. Older smokers have been smoking for a long time and tend to have lower rates of smoking cessation compared to younger populations, suggesting deeply entrenched behaviour that is difficult to change, said lead author Stephanie Mayne, a...

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High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. The findings showed that women with hypertension during pregna...

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Infant dies in Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An infant died in a government hospital here due to alleged failure in oxygen supply, family members said on Saturday. According to the family, the baby was born on Monday at the Rao Tula Ram Hospital. The infant's condition deteoriated all of a sudden due to breathing issues. Immediately after doctors were called to provide oxygen, it was discovered that...

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IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday. The primary objective of this laboratory will be to teach all the students at the second year the basic techniques of life sciences that will include microscopy-based observation, molecular biology, protein struc...

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Nigerian jumps off from fourth floor to avoid arrest, dies

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Nigerian national, allegedly involved in smuggling drugs, died after he jumped off the fourth floor of a building here in a bid to evade arrest, police said on Friday. Police said the incident occurred on Thursday when a police team, acting on a tip off, raided a flat in Chattarpur area of south Delhi. The deceased was identified as Cyprian Ama Ogbonnaya, while...

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'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position'

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions. On the final day of the two-day Ficci Health Conference 2017, they held that the most favourable outcomes can be ac...

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A book that could be morale booster for the HIV-positive

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled I Am HIV-Positive, So What? promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers. The book, authored by journalist Jayanta Kalita and published by Bloomsbury, was launched on Friday at an event organised at the Press Club of India here. The book is based on the life ...

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Oxygen supply interrupted on August 10 night: IMA report

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday said that its fact-finding team had found oxygen supply was interrupted for a short while on the night of August 10 at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, leading to more deaths. The IMA, which had called a suo motu inquiry into the deaths of over 70 children, said its team found out that the liquid o...

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Ram Kripal Yadav admitted to RML Hospital

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav has been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here after being diagnosed with chikungunya and dengue, a close aide of the minister said on Friday. However, the authorities at the hospital said that the diagnosis was still on and the doctors were yet to confirm if the minister is suffering from dengu...

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SC seeks Chandigarh's response on compensation to minor mom

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Chandigarh administration's response on a plea seeking compensation to a 10-year-old who gave birth to a baby girl after being raped. The baby was born on Thursday. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta sought the Union Territory's response on the plea by senior counsel and amicus curiae Indira J...

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Indian doctors remove football-sized tumour from Russian patient

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of Indian doctors has successfully removed a football-sized tumour weighing 3.2 kg that was gradually growing in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient. The team from Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital in Vasant Kunj, led by Dr Sabyasachi Bal, removed the 'Pleural' tumour that occupied a substantial amount of space around Emil Abdullaev's right ...

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Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences (Comment: Special

Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That's almost one hospital every week. Unfortunately, it is only the tip of the iceberg. According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, th...

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HC seeks response from UP on Gorakhpur deaths

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur. The court, while hearing a public suit filed by social activist Nutan Thakur, directed the Yogi Adityanath government and the Director General of Medical Health to file a detail...

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