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Category Archives: Health

Dera violence: Haryana Police summon sect committee members

  Chandigarh: Haryana Police have issued summons to 45 members of a committee of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect to appear before it regarding the violence that erupted following the rape conviction of the Dera chief on August 25, Police sources said on Friday. Police sources said a hard disk, which reportedly contains details of transactions…

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Gorakhpur tragedy: UP police arrests another key accused

  Lucknow: A Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday in Gorakhpur arrested an accused connected to the mass death of children within a week in August at the BRD Medical College. Kafeel Khan, the third prime accused in the case, was trying to flee the country possibly to Nepal when he…

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Swine flu claims 13 lives in MP

  Bhopal: Swine flu cases are on the rise in Madhya Pradesh, with the disease claiming 13 lives so far in the state, officials said. According to the state health department, the number of patients suffering from the H1NI virus has been increasing at an alarming rate over the last few days. Of the 391 suspected…

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Swine flu claims 3 lives in 3 days in Myanmar

  Yangon: Three more persons have died of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, in the past three days, bringing the toll to 33 in Myanmar as of Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday. More than 300 patients were confirmed infected with the virus across the country since the outbreak of the disease on…

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Gorakhpur tragedy: Top UP bureaucrat removed

  Lucknow: Initiating action against officials responsible for the Gorakhpur tragedy in which over 60 children died in five days, the Yogi Adityanath government has removed Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Health) Anita Bhatnagar Jain. The state government acted on the probe report submitted by Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath late on Tuesday…

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Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills: Study

San Francisco: Neuroscientists at the University of California here have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep. In a study published in Nature Neuroscience on Sunday, the researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM, sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touchpoints that are directly related to a task that was…

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New blood test may improve cancer treatment

New York: Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread. The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood, according to a…

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Massage your way to healthy body after baby

  New Delhi: A common lingering concern from pregnancy is the subsequent weight gain, but it can be controlled over time with massage, which is an effective and holistic approach that relaxes muscles, tones skin and relieves pain, say experts. Subhashini N.S., Natural Product Innovations, Research and Development, The Himalaya Drug Company and Hema Divakar, Consultant…

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‘600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end’

  Sanaa: The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that the current number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen will at least double by the end of 2017 to reach 600,000 cases. ICRC President Peter Maurer arrived here on Sunday for a five-day visit to the war-torn country, reports Efe news. Maurer warned…

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Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru

  Bengaluru: A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday. “We conducted a live brain circuit surgery on Abhishek Prasad to stimulate his left hand fingers even as he strummed his guitar in the operation theatre on…

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