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7 days ago
No positive drug tests at 2018 World Cup: FIFA

Moscow, July 13 (IANS) FIFA has confirmed that all the dope tests carried out before and during the 2018 World Cup finals have returned negative. The testing programme was the largest ever conducted for a FIFA World Cup, with a preliminary testing pool of 1,500 players who were thought to be candidates to represent their countries this summer. The regular tests were carried out and compl...

10 days ago
Delhi hospital removes 856 stones from man's kidney

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Doctors at Fortis Hospital here on Monday said they removed 856 stones from the left kidney of a 45-year-old patient at one go, using minimally invasive surgical techniques. The patient was brought to the hospital when he noticed blood in his urine. The ultrasound showed the presence of two large stones in his kidney. The patient had a history of stones i...

17 days ago
Home kit raises chances of pregnancy by 89%

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Couples, finding hard to conceive a baby for not knowing the best days and regular visits to the lab for follicular ultrasound scans being frustrating, can now better their chances by 89 per cent with a small, innovative home kit to identify the fertile days. Inito, a Bengaluru based medical diagnostic firm, has developed a fertility monitor. The home diagnostic ...

17 days ago
Diabetes drug offers treatment for fatal lung disorder

New York, July 3 (IANS) A drug widely used to treat diabetes may help reverse a fatal, lung disorder which may develop after injuries to the organ like infections, radiation or chemotherapy, a study has found. The findings led by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, showed that metformin drug -- widely used agent for non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- can reversed estab...

20 days ago
Women's bladder not sterile, contains bacteria: Study

New York, June 30 (IANS) In a breakthrough, US researchers have found that women's bladder is not a sterile place and can contain both beneficial and deadly bacteria, a finding that could lead to better diagnostic tests for urinary tract infections (UTI). The findings debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile and showed that that bacteria is shared between the bla...

21 days ago
Modi visits Vajpayee at AIIMS

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about his health. Vajpayee, 93, was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with urinary tract infection, chest congestion and low urine output. The Prime Minister spent about 10 minutes with Vajpayee. His condi...

23 days ago
Shweta Tripathi's mehendi reflects her real love story

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi chose a personalised henna design for her wedding as it depicts her real life love story with rapper Chaitnya Sharma aka SlowCheeta, whom she will wed in Goa on Friday. The Masaan and Haraamkhor actress had a mehendi ceremony at the rapper's house on Tuesday. Shweta wore a yellow mid-length dress as she sat down to get her bridal mehendi.

27 days ago
Men can tolerate stress incontinence for years: Study

New York, June 23 (IANS) Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help and one-third put up with it for more than five years, a new study suggests. SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion -- a cough, heavy lifting, exercise -- causes the bladder to leak urine. The study, published in the journal Urology, found the m...

27 days ago
McCullum clears air on positive dope test

Hamilton, June 22 (IANS) New Zealand star Brendon McCullum clarified on Friday that his positive drug test during the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was due to a medical condition. McCullum, who was representing the Gujarat Lions at the time, revealed that heavy pollution in Delhi at the time forced him to take more than his usual dose of medicine, which saw his urine sa...

1 month ago
Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's residence, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a green signal to the IAS officers to end their strike. I wud urge Hon'ble PM to give green signal to them (IAS officers) to end it now, Kejriwal tweeted. Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish...

1 month ago
Vajpayee'e health continues to improve: AIIMS

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection and chest congestion, continued to show improvement on the fourth day at AIIMS, the hospital said on Friday. Vajpayee is stable. He continues to show improvement and is being monitored by a team of doctors, said Aarti Vij, Chairperson, Media and Protocol Division, All In...

1 month ago
Gene variants behind kidney disease in kids identified

London, June 15 (IANS) Genetic variants found in regions that are involved in regulation of the immune response may be responsible for a type of kidney disease among kids, a new study has shown. Nephrotic Syndrome (NS), the most common glomerular disorder of childhood, causes failure of the kidney's filtration barrier to retain protein in the bloodstream. Massive amounts of protein are t...

1 month ago
Vajpayee fine, likely to fully recover in few days: AIIMS

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection, is showing significant improvement and would be able to fully recover in the next few days, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said on Wednesday. He has shown significant improvement with treatment over the last 48 hours. His kidney function has improved with near normal ur...

1 month ago
Vajpayee fine, likely to fully recover in few days: AIIMS

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is responding well to treatment and is likely to fully recover in a few days, the AIIMS said on Wednesday. He has shown significant improvement with treatment. His kidney function has improved with good urine output. His blood pressure, heart rate and breathing are normal. We are hopeful that he should fully recover in...

1 month ago
Easy ways to fix post-workout soreness

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Soreness after an intense workout is part of the package. It cannot be completely overcome. However, it can be managed efficiently with proper care. Eat cherries, take out some time to relax after workout and try to sleep, suggest experts. Badal Upreti, Personal Trainer, Anytime Fitness, has shared how to overcome post-workout soreness: * Cherries help i...

1 month ago
Punjab cricketer Abhishek suspended for doping

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Punjab cricketer Abhishek Gupta was handed a retrospective eight-month suspension for an inadvertent doping violation, the BCCI announced on Thursday. Abhishek's suspension started from January 15 and will end on September 14. Abhishek Gupta registered with Punjab Cricket Association, has been suspended for doping violation. Mr. Gupta had inadvertently i...

1 month ago
New drug may restore bladder function after spinal cord injury

New York, June 5 (IANS) An experimental drug has shown promise in improving some bladder function after spinal cord injury, raising hope of increasing quality of life of affected patients, suggests new research. The researchers tested the drug -- which is currently available only for research -- to gauge its potential to improve bladder function after spinal cord injury in mice. ...

1 month ago
Weightlifter Sanjita denies doping charge

Imphal, June 1 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medal winning weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu on Friday denied the doping charge against her. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Thursday handed a provisional suspension to the Manipuri weightlifter as she was found positive of anabolic steroid abuse. She had brought a gold medal from Gold Coast CWG in 53 ...

1 month ago
Nipah infections: Don't blame the bats alone, improve public health

Thiruvanathapuram, May 30 (IANS/Mongabay .com) The Nipah virus (NiV) infection has claimed 14 lives, from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala in the month of May. Siblings Mohammed Sadik (26) and Mohammed Salih (28), died on May 5 and May 18 respectively in Perambra of Kozhikode district. Following them their aunt Mariam (50) passed away on May 19. Lini who worked at the Taluk H...

1 month ago
Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate...

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