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HealthifyMe app doubles its user base in New Delhi/Kolkata, May 31 (IBNS): Mobile health and fitness company HealthifyMe has raced to two million users in May 2017, doubling its user base from one million users in January this year. 31-May-2017
Meghalaya : 9 persons, including eight m Guwahati, May 30 (IBNS): At least nine persons, including eight minors, died and over 200 others fell ill due to suspected food poisoning after consuming rice and pork at an after-church feast in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district, officials said. 30-May-2017
Zika reached Miami at least 4 times, Car California, May 30 (IBNS): With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. 30-May-2017
Scientists jump hurdle in HIV vaccine de California, May 30 (IBNS): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design. 30-May-2017
New equipment at Scripps Florida will ad Florida, May 30 (IBNS): The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is becoming one of the most advanced in South Florida, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 30-May-2017
Night phone use a danger for adolescent Sydney, May 30 (IBNS): The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents’ late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results. 30-May-2017
Drinking more coffee could reduce liver London, May 29 (IBNS): Drinking more coffee could reduce the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, according to a study led by the University of Southampton. 29-May-2017
Kolkata: Hridaya 2017 raises funds to su Kolkata, May 29 (IBNS): Tollywood actor Rituparna Sengupta and many others attended the charity function Hriday 2017 organised by the Rotary Club of Calcutta Old City, on Sunday. 29-May-2017
Bengaluru continues to be plagued by all Bengaluru, May 29 (IBNS): Parts of Bengaluru continue to struggle with the chemical and toxic froth from the Varthur lake, according to media reports on Monday. 29-May-2017
Kolkata: Park Clinic reiterates focus on Kolkata, May 29 (IBNS): Park Clinic of Kolkata, whose community health services include a range of activities, including providing subsidised health care to economically poor patients to health camps in remote areas of Sunderbans, to name a few, recently celebrated its 20th Foundation Day recently. 29-May-2017
WHO confirms Zika virus cases in Gujarat New Delhi, May 27 (IBNS): The Who Health Organization has confirmed cases of Zika virus in India. 27-May-2017
Study identifies cost-effective ways to Washington, May 26 (IBNS): With the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, Stanford University researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared needles won’t be far behind. 26-May-2017
Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara gifts a gym t New Delhi, May 26 (IBNS): Considering India’s rapidly growing need of wellness and fitness among the people of all ages, Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara gifted a prime and fully equipped gym to the people of east Delhi. 26-May-2017
Obesity is in the eye of the beholder: C New York, May 24 (IBNS): Doctors have a specific definition of what it means to be overweight or obese, but in the social world, gender, race and generation matter a lot for whether people are judged as “thin enough” or “too fat,” according to a new Cornell University study. 24-May-2017
Common sweetener in low-cal foods also a New York, May 24 (IBNS): A new study has identified the sugar alcohol erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass. In contrast to previous assumptions and research, erythritol can be metabolized by, and even produced in, the human body. 24-May-2017
Chocolate bars can potentially reduce he London, May 24 (IBNS): Six bars of chocolate a week can reduce a person's heart condition by a quarter, a new study by Harvard University suggested. 24-May-2017
Cognizant introduces healthcare administ New York, May 22 (IBNS): Cognizant on Monday announced the launch of the TriZetto Healthcare Cloud Solution, a new secure, compliant managed services platform for healthcare payers of any size, powered by Microsoft Azure. 22-May-2017
Over 100 cancer centers come together fo Mumbai, May 22 (IBNS): The National Cancer Grid (NCG), with the support of Tata Trusts, has announced a major initiative of facilitating a high bandwidth, secure and private network through which cancer care centres around the country can interact directly with other centres, thus enabling inter-centre knowledge sharing and providing access to multiple solutions like Virtual Tumor Board, Digital Nerve Centre and many more, an official release stated. 22-May-2017
Yoga contributes to human happiness, say Toronto, May 21 (IBNS): The popularity of Yoga is rising all over the world in recent times and Canada is no exception. 21-May-2017
Conjugate drug extends survival in patie New York, May 19 (IBNS): Women with HER2-positive breast cancer that worsened after previous treatment, survived significantly longer, on average, with a combination antibody/chemotherapy drug than with other treatments, an international phase 3 clinical trial led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and in Belgium has found. 19-May-2017
Study finds genetic difference in prosta New York, May 19 (IBNS): A new genomic study has identified prostate cancer mutations that may be more common in men of African-American background and which might be a step toward explaining why the disease is more prevalent and deadly in that minority group, says a report from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 19-May-2017
Eating nuts is linked to higher survival New York, May 19 (IBNS): Among patients with stage III colon cancer, consumption of nuts is associated with significantly reduced risks of disease recurrence and mortality, according to multi-institutional research led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists. 19-May-2017
Womb Transplant: Indian doctors successf Pune, May 19 (IBNS): A 21-year-old woman from Solapur who was born without a uterus was successfully operated upon by a set of 12 surgeons in a Pune hospital, thereby marking India's first womb transplant case, reports said. 19-May-2017
Major research funders and international New York, May 18 (IBNS): Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations on Thursday agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly. 18-May-2017
Cabinet approves Pan-India implementatio New Delhi, May 17 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017, officials said. 17-May-2017
Multi-speciality hospital and Institute Guwahati, May 13 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas jointly performed Bhumi Pujan for a multi-speciality hospital to be built at Rojabari at a function held at Rojabari in Sivasagar district on Saturday. 13-May-2017
New Delhi to host 3rd WHO Global Forum o Geneva, May 12 (IBNS): New Delhi will be the venue for the next WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, the most prestigious and biggest global congregation on medical devices, reflecting the fast growing acceptance of India as an emerging global hub for medical device manufacturing and development. 12-May-2017
Brazil lifts Zika emergency as cases dro Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IBNS/JEN): The Brazilian health ministry has declared the prevailing Zika emergency over as cases have come down significantly, media reports said. 12-May-2017
ISCR sets 'Patients First' theme for Int Kolkata/New Delhi, May 11 (IBNS): The Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR), an association of clinical research professionals, has this year retained its theme of Patients First for International Clinical Trials Day 2017. 11-May-2017
Dairy not linked to increased heart dise London, May 10 (IBNS): 'Blessed are the cheesemakers', misheard a character in the film The Life of Brian. 10-May-2017
Scientists find skin cells at the root o Dallas, May 9 (IBNS): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying. 09-May-2017
Research elucidates hormone ghrelin’s Dallas, May 9 (IBNS): UT Southwestern research investigating the blood glucose-regulatory actions of the hormone ghrelin may have implications for development of new treatments for diabetes. 09-May-2017
Kolkata hosts TB-free India: Creating a Kolkata, May 9 (IBNS): Rotary International District 3291Rotary and Club of Calcutta Victoria in association with14 other Rotary Clubs joined hands to present a District Seminar "TB-free India: Creating awareness on MDR TB" at Hotel Park Plaza here recently. 09-May-2017
Social smoking carries same heart-diseas New York, May 8 (IBNS): Social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found. 08-May-2017
Tata Trusts to construct cancer facility Tirupati/Kolkata, May 5 (IBNS): Tata Trusts on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) for the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer centre in Tirupati. 05-May-2017
UN health agency to examine lower-cost New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): As a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch a pilot project for prequalifying so-called “biosimilars,” or lower cost drugs. 05-May-2017
West Bengal: Woman, child from Nadia dis Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): Two days after a four-year-old child died due to swine flu in a Kolkata hospital, officials on Sunday confirmed one more death of a young housewife due to swine flu at a privately-run hospital in the city. 01-May-2017
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