Health
Say hello to heart scan to unlock your computer

NEW YORK: New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Forget facial recognition technology or fingerprint computer identification as researchers have developed a computer security system using the dimensions of the heart as identifier.

Newborn dies in Delhi hospital, CM orders action plan in week's time

NEW DELHI:  In wake of the death of a newborn refused admission into four government hospitals, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday ordered Health Minister Satyendar Jain to submit an action plan by month-end to ensure that family of patients in critical condition do not have to run around for life support.

New genetic syndrome causing cancer identified

LONDON: Researchers have identified a new genetic syndrome caused by alterations in a gene that predisposes the body to early formations of tumours and chemotherapy toxicity.

Cancer survivors rally to collect 300,000 signatures

NEW DELHI:  Eight cancer survivors are raring to hit the dusty tracks in Punjab and Chandigarh to spread the message of preventing childhood cancer and collect 300,000 signatures to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make paediatric cancer a child health priority.

High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

NEW YORK: Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research.

Glucagon-like Peptide 1 (GLP) is the new hope for type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems of modern times. It is characterised by persistently high levels of blood glucose (sugar) in the body. At present, there is a whole range of effective medication for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Despite this, about 60 percent of populace diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are not able to achieve good blood glucose control on their current treatment.

Punjab all set to provide free nutritional supplements to the TB patients

CHANDIGARH: Brahm Mohindra Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab today announced that TB menace would be totally eliminated from the state by 2025 and to achieve this goal, Punjab Government has in principal decided to provide nutritional supplements to the patients of Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) TB, free of cost from the state funds. Besides, Punjab has also been providing free diagnostic and treatment services to the entire population. 

'1,730 dengue, 423 chikungunya cases so far in Delhi'

NEW DELHI:  A total of 1,730 dengue and 432 chikungunya cases have been reported in the national capital so far, according to the civic agencies on Monday.

Tom Alter fighting stage four skin cancer in Mumbai hospital

NEW DELHI: Veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter, 67, is battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, his son said on Monday.

What worries cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy the most

LONDON: Cancer patients today are worried more about the effects of their illness on their partner or family than the physical side effects of chemotherapy, new research has found.

'Heart Attack' app to help you find nearest hospital

In a first, Cardiological Society of India -- a non-profit organisation -- on Saturday announced the launch of an app that can help people suffering from heart disease with rapid and accurate information about the nearest health care centres.

NHM, Punjab Gets Two Awards Under National Borne Disease Control Web Portal and Urban Health Kiosk

CHANDIGARH: National Health Mission, Punjab has bagged two SKOCH order-of-merit awards 2017 under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) web portal and Urban Health Kiosk in the 49th SKOCH Summit held by SKOCH Group at Constitution Club of India.

Folic acid in pregnancy may cut kids' autism risk

NEW YORK: Mothers who take the recommended amounts of folic acid during pregnancy might reduce the risk of their children developing pesticide-related autism, researchers say.

24 more newborns die in MP district hospital

BHOPAL: A hospital in Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh has reported death of 24 newborns -- adding to the recent spate of infant deaths that took place in different parts of the country.

New app can replace ultrasound to measure heart health Sleep problems may cause ADHD Fat may affect cancer development SC allows 24 weeks pregnant woman to abort malformed foetus Psychosis raises suicide risk by 5-fold in kids Dark chocolate with olive oil may boost good cholesterol, cut BP Stay hydrated, moisturised while travelling Eating low fat, high carbohydrate foods may kill you Mothers with pre-eclampsia at heart disease risk later Swine flu death toll reaches 26 in Odisha Lack of good night sleep may up dementia risk in elderly Irate over inaction on colleagues beating-up, 35 doctors resign in MP Now an artificial heart made of spider silk High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later Medanta Hospital launches child care facility Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions: Study Liver inflammation may raise risk of heart diseases Breast cancer may kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 2020 New blood test may improve cancer treatment Health Minister directs all civil surgeons and SMOS to perform clinical duty on every Saturday Milkha appointed WHO ambassador Poor kidney function may up irregular heartbeat risk National Deworming Day's second round to target 11 crore children Extreme heat linked to preterm birth Novel drug may provide hope for blood cancer patients Women's brains more active than that of men Hyderabad student dies of botched abortion Opioid use higher among cancer survivors Fat shaming doctors may harm obese people mentally, physically Children consuming online time like junk food: Official
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