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Dilip Kumar cuts birthday cake

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who turned 95 on Monday, cut the birthday cake in the presence of his family members including wife Saira Banu and close friends. So it was a small gathering. Saab cut the cake few minutes ago. I guess all the flash irritated him big time. May Allah bless Dilip Saab with a longgggg and healthyyyyy life, family friend Faisal Farooqui wro...

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My marriage to Dilip Kumar a perfect dream: Saira Banu

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) On thespian Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday, his evergreen wife Saira Banu, 22 years his junior, says her marriage to him has been a perfect dream. Dilip Kumar is recuperating from a bout of pneumonia. On his special day, a stream of visitors began trickling into their bungalow in Bandra here from early Monday morning. Emotional about the love that her husband c...

2 days ago
On 95th b'day, ailing Dilip Kumar to have 'restricted' celebrations

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The celebrations for Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday on Monday will include some of his relatives and close friends, but will be restricted as the legendary actor has just been treated for mild pneumonia, said his wife Saira Banu. Saira Banu, who has been by his side constantly, shared plans for Dilip Kumar's birthday via Twitter. Every year on Saab's birthday o...

2 days ago
Dilip Kumar treated for pneumonia

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who will turn 95 on Monday, has been treated for the mild pneumonia he was suffering from and is much better now, said a family friend. Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of Dilip Kumar, took to the actor's official Twitter account, and wrote: Dilip Saab is much better and has been treated for pneumonia. Allah ka shukr hai (Thank God).

11 days ago
Australian cancer patients prescribed art therapy

Canberra, Dec 1 (IANS) Doctors in Australia are prescribing art classes for cancer patients as part of their therapy. The Arts on Prescription programmr was originally targeted at the elderly but is now being tested with cancer patients at Greenwich Hospital in Sydney, reports Xinhua news agency. Andrew Cole, the physician in charge of the cancer rehabilitation clinic, said on Fr...

14 days ago
Dilip Kumar diagnosed with mild pneumonia

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, 94 was diagnosed with mild pneumonia but his health parameters are now normal, a family friend said on Tuesday. Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of Dilip Kumar took to the actor's official Twitter account, and wrote: Saab was diagnosed with mild pneumonia. He's been advised to rest at home. Allah is kind that all other parameters are showi...

14 days ago
Eating garlic may help combat cystic fibrosis

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Consuming garlic, which contains an active sulphurous compound, can help fight the robust bacteria found in chronic infections like cystic fibrosis, researchers have found. The findings showed that the sulphurous compound ajoene in garlic appears to offer the most powerful, naturally occurring resistance to bacteria and is able to destroy important components in the...

19 days ago
Sclerosis drug may combat multi-resistant bacteria

London, Nov 23 (IANS) A 20-year-old drug widely used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) may also help fight obstinate bacteria that cause multi-resistance towards classic antibiotics, researchers have found. Glatiramer acetate is known to be a safe drug that does not have many serious side effects. Results from the experiments conducted in the laboratory have shown that ...

21 days ago
Psychoactive drug use may up death risk in Alzheimer's patients

London, Nov 21 (IANS) Benzodiazepine -- a class of psychoactive drugs -- used as first-line treatment of anxiety, agitation and insomnia among persons with Alzheimer's disease, may increase their risk of death by 40 per cent, warns a study. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. The study, led by researchers from the Univer...

24 days ago
N.D. Tiwari becomes unresponsive, shifted to ICU

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Datt Tiwari on Saturday became unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to a hospital here. Tiwari became unresponsive while he was being given physiotherapy. His son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari was present at that moment. He alerted the team of ...

26 days ago
New cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Disneyland confirmed

Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Three more people were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after they visited Anaheim, home to the Disneyland Resort in California, bringing the total number of infected to 15, according to health officials. Two of the three new cases involved individuals who visited Disneyland in Anaheim and 11 of the total 15 cases involve people who visited the theme park i...

27 days ago
Know how oral bacteria triggers gut diseases

Tokyo, Nov 15 (IANS) Suffering from inflammatory bowel disease? According to a new study, the bacteria residing in your mouth may be responsible as it activates immune cells to fuel inflammation in the gut. The findings showed that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonises in an intestine out of microbial balance, immune cells called T helper 1 (TH1) become overactive in the gut...

1 month ago
Proper nutrition, vaccination and hygiene may prevent pneumonia

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Pneumonia, the leading cause of death among children under five years of age in India, is preventable through vaccination, proper nutrition and hygiene, experts have suggested. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames air sacs in one or both lungs and remains the leading infectious cause of death among children under five, killing 2,500 children a day, according t...

1 month ago
N.D. Tiwari continues to be critical, responses negligible

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The condition of former UP and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D Tiwari, who is on life support system at city's Max Super specialty hospital, continues to be critical and his responses are negligible, said a statement issued by his family members on Monday. Panditji's condition is very serious and his health is extremely serious. Doctors have conveyed us that his re...

1 month ago
N.D. Tiwari's health deteriorates, put on ventilator

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who was admitted to Max Super Specialty Hospital here in September, has been put on life support system after his health deteriorated, a doctor said on Sunday. The nonagenarian leader was shifted to the Intensive Care unit (ICU) of the hospital from the private ward on October 26 after fever and pneumonia.

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Vaccination can save 90,000 Indian lives: Study

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India can save lives of more than 90,000 children aged below five years annually, if it scales up its vaccination programme against pneumonia and diarrhoea, said a report on Friday. Released ahead of the World Pneumonia Day on November 12, the report published by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health however noted that India has made a considerable impro...

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...

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Common acid reflux drugs may cause stomach cancer

Hong Kong, Nov 1 (IANS) If you are popping up common over-the-counter drugs daily to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers, hold on. You may end up having cancer. According to a first-ever documented research that looked at the link between common Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole or rabeprazole may put you at double the risk of developing stomach cancer. Although th...

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'India has 2nd highest number of children missing 1st measles vaccine dose'

New Delhi/Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) India has the second highest number of children who missed their first measles vaccine dose in 2016, a global report revealed on Tuesday. Out of 20.8 million children, Nigeria tops the list with 3.3 million children, India with 2.9 million children, followed by Pakistan with 2 million children, Indonesia with 1.2 million children, Ethiopia with 0.9 million...

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Education helped Kerala contain diarrhoeal diseases: Expert

Kochi, Oct 31 (IANS) Kerala led from the front to contain the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases -- the second largest killer of children below five in rural areas -- largely due to women's education and breastfeeding, said an expert here on Tuesday. Kerala and other south Indian states pip their counterparts in the North in preventing this disease. Social development is high in these stat...

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