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18 days ago
Seven Indian doctors win BMJ Awards South Asia 2017

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seven Indian doctors have secured prizes from across 10 categories in the fourth edition of BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 that seeks to reward individuals and teams working tirelessly to improve the quality of healthcare across the region. The 2017 Awards, which received over 2000 high-quality nominations from eight countries across South Asia including India, Sri L...

20 days ago
Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even common infections would once again become incurable. Antibiotic resistance, wh...

28 days ago
Male breast enlargement is common, can be easily rectified

Samir is a 20-year-old fit and healthy young man who works in a top IT firm. His job involves sitting in front of the computer for many hours. In his free time, he used to work hard in the gym aiming to look good. He had a girlfriend for one year and was thinking of proposing to her when he discovered a disturbing development in his body. He became aware that his breast area was becoming...

28 days ago
Odd-even scheme to be back in Delhi next week

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) With the national capital facing an environmental emergency as pollution levels worsened, the Delhi government has decided to implement the third phase of the odd-even traffic rule from November 13 to 17, state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday. Air pollution in Delhi has crossed the 'severe' level. That's why we are bringing back the odd-even pla...

29 days ago
Indraprastha Gas Q2 net up 17% at Rs 169 cr on higher sales

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) State-run Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), supplying natural gas in the NCR, on Thursday posted a 17 per cent jump in net profit for the second quarter ending September at Rs 168.61 crore on the back of increased sales. The net profit for the quarter ending September 2017, including other comprehensive income for the quarter, has increased by 17 per cent to Rs 168....

29 days ago
Jury still out on note ban: Some hail, others wail

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Exactly a year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dramatically scrapped high value currency notes in a decision that jolted the economy and divided opinions on a major policy like never before. While the jury is still out on the note ban, which cost India two per cent GDP, the mass of people remain divided on what it achieved. Many people IANS spoke to across the c...

1 month ago
Bangladeshi toddler undergoes liver transplant at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Doctors at a Delhi hospital provided a new lease of life to a toddler from Bangladesh who had developed acute liver failure. Two-year-old Aman Jawad Uddin developed jaundice, vomiting and irritability, which was later diagnosed as acute liver failure due to Hepatitis A at a Dhaka hospital. His condition deteriorated to coagulopathy, also called a bleeding...

1 month ago
Thief, three scrap dealers held for theft at AAP's Delhi office

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Following a complaint of theft at the Aam Aadmi Party's office in Delhi, a thief and three scrap dealers were arrested on Sunday from central Delhi, police said. Police said the accused thief, Mohammad Kajim, 55, is a homeless person living on the streets near Minto Road while his accomplices Furkan, 40, Kaiyum, 42, and Saffuddin, 38, are scrap dealers. The AAP's ...

1 month ago
Pradhan takes part in cyclothon to promote fuel conservation

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Terming fuel conservation a collective responsibility, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday flagged off and, thereafter, also took part in an awarenes promoting cyclothon event here that saw participation of around 5,000 people. With a direct relation between cycling and conserving transport fuel, the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) h...

1 month ago
Theft at AAP office in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader on Sunday said they have complained to Delhi Police regarding a theft at their office on Saturday. About 25-28 election campaign material were stolen from the party office at 206, Rouse Avenue in central Delhi on Saturday morning, AAP leader Vikas Yogi told IANS. A complaint of theft was submitted at the Indraprastha Police ...

1 month ago
National Cycling Championships in Delhi to promote fuel conservation

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) With a direct relation between cycling and conserving transport fuel, the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) is organising the capital's first Saksham Pedal Delhi cyclothon event on Sunday, which will include the National Cycling Championships as a component feature. The event on November 5, slated to start from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here...

1 month ago
National Cycling Championships in Delhi to promote fuel conservation

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) With a direct relation between cycling and conserving transport fuel, the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) is organising the capital's first Saksham Pedal Delhi cyclothon event on Sunday, which will include the National Cycling Championships as a component. The event on November 5, slated to start from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, will s...

1 month ago
Indian doctors advise restraint on prescribing acid reflux pills

New Delhi/Hong Kong, Nov 1 (IANS) Taking strong cognizance of the latest study claiming that common Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole and rabeprazole may double the risk of developing stomach cancer, Indian doctors on Wednesday advised the fraternity to be cautious while prescribing such pills to patients. The study by University of Hong Kong researchers, published in the j...

1 month ago
Water births more comfortable, but awareness missing in India

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Many women dread their approaching delivery date because they do not want to go through a caesarean section (C-section) or are afraid of labour pains. Health experts suggest that couples can opt for water births which could be more relaxing, comfortable and less complex. It is better than c-section any day; caesarean involves a lot of complexities; it is after al...

1 month ago
Students develop women safety app at 'hackathon'

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A group of students have made a mobile application for women safety which enables one to send a distress call by merely shaking or dropping the device. Harsh and his team from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology developed the app Panchhi at the two-day hackathon organised by the Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering (BVCOE), affiliated to the Ind...

1 month ago
Pradhan launches IGL's prepaid card for CNG purchase

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Launching prepaid cards to fill CNG for fleet and retail customers in the National Capital Region (NCR), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said if the Delhi government permitted thermal power plants to switch to gas, the capital's citizens would benefit from both cheaper power and less pollution. If the Delhi government runs the Bawana gas-fired...

3 months ago
Access to Heritage Line Metro stations to be limited

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Metro will keep entries and exits restricted on its Heritage Line network (ITO-Kashmere Gate) on Independence Day on Tuesday, with commuter access limited to select gates, it was announced on Monday. Stations at Delhi Gate, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid and ITO will see some of their gates closed for security reasons, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp said in a communique...

3 months ago
Gautam Gambhir joins organ donation awareness drive

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Saturday joined a campaign to encourage people to pledge to donate organs, at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals here. I am extremely humbled to be a part of this drive. Organ donation is an egalitarian and a moral act, said Gambhir, who is also an ambassador for Gift a Life. Gift A Life is an initiative launched in 2011 to cre...

3 months ago
Gautam Gambhir joins organ donation awareness drive

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Saturday joined a campaign to encourage people to pledge to donate organs, at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals here. I am extremely humbled to be a part of this drive. Organ donation is an egalitarian and a moral act, said Gambhir, who is also an ambassador for Gift a Life. Gift A Life is an initiative launched in 2011 to cre...

3 months ago
Gautam Gambhir joins organ donation awareness drive

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Saturday joined a campaign to encourage people to pledge to donate organs, at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals here. I am extremely humbled to be a part of this drive. Organ donation is an egalitarian and a moral act, said Gambhir, who is also an ambassador for Gift a Life. Gift A Life is an initiative launched in 2011 to cre...

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