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Nadda stresses industry, academia collaboration

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday called for promoting industry and academia collaboration for developing affordable medical products. There is a need for promoting industry and academia collaboration for developing affordable medical products so that innovations and advances in medical sector can reach a vast population, said Nadda inaugurating 1st Wor...

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Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act. If this act had been implemented in every state, then such incidents would not have happened. Even in the Fortis case if the state would have im...

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Bill to regulate private hospitals tabled in Karnataka assembly

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) A modified amendment Bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across Karnataka was introduced in the state legislative assembly here on Tuesday. Tabling the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill 2017 to regulate the healthcare system in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar told...

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Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death

Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case. No hospital will be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of the people in Haryana. Directions have been issued...

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Punjab factory collapse toll 11, CM orders probe

Ludhiana, Nov 21 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse of a plastic factory in this Punjab city has risen to 11 and some people are still feared trapped under the debris, Punjab government officials said here. However, Ludhiana Fire Officer D.S. Sandhu told media that 15 bodies had been recovered from the debris of the collapsed factory building and two persons had been taken ou...

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Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case. No hospital will be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of the people in Haryana. Directions have been issued to office...

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Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area. Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can't rule him out of the high profile opening Test against England....

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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...

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Pakistani graft court declares Finance Minister an absconder

Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). During the hearing, NAB's investigating officer Nadir Abbass told the court that a team had visited the minister's residence in Lahore and Islamabad after non-bail...

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Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases

London, Nov 21 (IANS) Are you facing difficulty in taking rapid steps? Beware, it may indicate the risk of chronic heart illness. Older adults with walking problems are at a higher risk of developing heart diseases, a new study says. The study, published in the journal of the American Geriatrics Society, stated that the link between heart disease risk factors and walking difficul...

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US scientists find new possibility to cure leukemia

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) A group of American scientists has found a new possibility to cure leukemia, a deadly disease that strikes patients as young as seven. In a study published in the Journal Nature Medicine, the group from Stanford University and National Institute of Health (NIH) found that a molecule, called CD22, can serve as a potent target for the killer cells of acute lymphob...

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Oscar winner wants India to ban elephant rides

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Moved by a photograph showing an Indian elephant and her baby desperately trying to outrun flaming projectiles being thrown at them by a mob, Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston has urged India's tourism ministry to ban elephant rides. Huston has sent a letter to the tourism ministry on behalf of animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment ...

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Zimbabwe ex-VP urges Mugabe to resign

Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking led to last week's Army takeover, on Tuesday urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Speaking from an undisclosed location, Mnangagwa said he won't return to Zimbabwe until he was sure he would be safe despite an invitation from Mugabe to discuss the current political events in the natio...

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Nadda seeks report from Fortis after girl's death

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Calling the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital unfortunate, Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the government had sought a detailed report from the hospital. Stating that action will be taken if required, Nadda also said that his ministry had written to all states regarding the registration and regulation of all clinical establis...

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Girl dies of dengue; Fortis charges Rs 18 lakh from family

Gurugram , Nov 21 (IANS) In a shocking case, the parents of a seven-year-old girl, who died of dengue after undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital here, were allowed to take their daughter's dead body after paying the exorbitant bill of Rs 18 lakh. Residents of West Delhi's Dwarka, the parents of the deceased have alleged that the hospital staff kept their daughter on ventilator for...

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Two youths arrested for threatening Odisha BJP president

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Two persons were arrested on Monday for allegedly threatening Odisha's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Basant Panda by brandishing guns at him at the party office here. Panic gripped the party office when two youths, who claimed to be BJP workers, barged into Panda's party office chamber and intimidated him using 'toy weapons' in the presence of other pa...

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Blood test may prevent liver damage due to paracetamol overdose

London, Nov 20 (IANS) A blood test may help people who overdose on paracetamol as it shows quickly if they are at risk of suffering liver damage, says a study. The test - which detects levels of specific molecules in blood - could help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intense treatment. Paracetamol is a relatively safe painkiller when taken in the ri...

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One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD: Study

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Nearly one-fifth of patients with cancer experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study highlighting the need for early identification, careful monitoring and treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors. Although PTSD is primarily known to develop in individuals following a traumatic event such as a serious accident or natural disaster, it can also ...

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BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) Cancer therapy a la paintball? Three teams from BRICS countries, including Russia and India, plan to embark on a project that uses the benefits of nanotechnology to simultaneously bundle both diagnostics and therapy into one package for treating cancer just like paintball activity. Dubbed nananotheranostics' (abridged from therapy-diagnostic), this emerging advanced...

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Get your skin glowing in winter

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the onset of winter wedding season, a number of unconventional treatments and methods have come up to achieve the perfect glowing skin. Try 'bhasm (a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash) of the birthstones and Vitamin C serums, suggest experts. Vandana Luthra, founder at VLCC, and experts at O3+, have given a few ideas:

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