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New devices warn of blackouts


September 7th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Two new devices are now available to monitor recurrent blackouts, which can cause death in 10 percent cases and injuries in 30 percent, a senior cardiologist ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New test can track nerve gas traces in terror attack


March 15th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Scientists have developed a test that traces difficult-to-detect residues of sarin, a nerve agent used by terrorists, back to its source.For instance, sarin leaves traces after ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cocaine chronicles: Metros see steep rise in party drugs


November 9th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Twenty-year-old Alisha Jose, a bright college student from a middle-class family in Delhi, was coaxed to try a "pill" at a party by her friends ... Read more...

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Mubarak not to be transferred to Cairo prison hospital


May 31st, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Egypt's public prosecutor Tuesday decided not to transfer former president Hosni Mubarak from the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh to Tora prison in Cairo due to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

What happens when you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet?


April 10th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Ever wondered what will happen if you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet? Here is the answer.It would be virtually impossible to survive ejection from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain tumour treated with minimal invasive surgery


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Deweshwar Kumar, 77, had lost all hope after a sudden loss of consciousness was attributed to a large blood clot in his brain. Chances of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain’s ‘radio stations’ have a lot to tell scientists


February 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): The frequency of when and where does the brain becomes active for many years can be a source of important insights, suggests a new study.Researchers at the Washington ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel method treats stroke via television


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Treating stroke through an integrated approach using audiovisual tools was critical to save time and combat India's biggest killer, an expert said here Wednesday."The first six hours ... Read more...

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One in six people at risk of stroke, say experts


October 29th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) One in six people around the world suffer from stroke, making it the second leading cause of death worldwide, doctors said Friday on World Stroke Day."The main ... Read more...

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Lust for mega-profits fuels drive for female viagra


September 28th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Driven by the quest for mega-profits, drug firms seem to be fostering the myth that four in 10 women have low libido and fuel their drive for a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Strokes to be second major cause of death: Experts


September 15th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Strokes are well on their way to becoming the second leading cause of death in India, say experts. "The young as well as the ageing population are vulnerable ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hamas leader drugged, suffocated to death: Dubai police


February 28th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 28 (DPA) Dubai police said Sunday that Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mahbouh, found dead in his hotel room last month, had been given large amounts of an anesthetic drug and then ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jyoti Basu’s condition improves marginally


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Jyoti Basu's condition has marginally improved, a medical bulletin said Sunday. The 96-year-old former West Bengal chief minister was hospitalised Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu stable, responding to treatment (Lead)


January 2nd, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Jyoti Basu, hospitalised after a pneumonia attack, was on respiratory support and stable, according to a medical bulletin Saturday. He ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu conscious, stable


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Jyoti Basu, who was hospitalised with a pneumonia attack, was stable Saturday and responding well to treatment, a hospital official said. The 96-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu hospitalised with pneumonia (Second Lead)


January 1st, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Nonagenarian Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was Friday admitted to a private hospital here with pneumonia. "A ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu hospitalised with chest infection (Lead)


January 1st, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Nonagenarian Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was Friday admitted to a private hospital following a severe chest infection. "He has ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brain’s ‘alert status’ opens up new ways of treating coma: Study


September 15th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) An 'alert status' area in the brain potentially opens up new ways of treating insomnia, excessive sleepiness, reversible coma or loss of consciousness, says a new study. Hebrew University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists unveil brain area involved in ‘alert status’ control


September 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have gained fresh insights into how anaesthesia and anaesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain, opening the door to possible new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sarkozy leaves hospital after a day, cancels official appointments


July 27th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 27 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy left hospital on Monday after suffering a dizzy spell while jogging on Sunday.Sarkozy had spent a night in hospital after collapsing while jogging.Doctors ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu discharged from hospital (Lead)


July 20th, 2009 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) patriarch and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, 96, was discharged from hospital Sunday night after his condition became stable. However, he ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu is stable, to remain under medical observation


July 19th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) patriarch and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu is stable but would remain under 24-hour medical observation at his Salt Lake Kolkata ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu’s condition stable, may be released Monday (Lead)


July 18th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The condition of former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, under treatment at a private hospital here, is stable and he may be released Monday, a hospital official ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu’s condition stable


July 18th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The condition of former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, under treatment at a private hospital here, is stable, his personal assistant Joykrishna Ghosh said Saturday. However, no ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu’s health improving


July 15th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, under treatment at a private hospital here, was recovering well but will be kept under observation for the next three-four days, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoiti Basu better, out of ICCU


July 14th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was Tuesday shifted out of the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) after his condition improved, a hospital official said. "The medical board ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu stable, brain scan shows old clot reducing (Lead)


July 13th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Veteran Marxist leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, who was admitted to hospital after he fell unconscious Sunday, is stable. He underwent a brain ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jyoti Basu in hospital, condition stable (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Veteran Marxist leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, 96, fell unconscious Sunday and was admitted to a private hospital here following gastro-intestinal complications. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Eight kinds of food account for 90 percent allergies


April 20th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Just eight kinds of food account for 90 percent of allergies that affect schoolchildren, according to a study by scientists in the US. Researchers at the Washington University School ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Diabetes could lead to diminished brain power


April 12th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Failure to control type 2 diabetes may lead to poorer memory and diminished brain power, a new study has found.According to University of Edinburgh team, severe hypoglycaemic episodes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Star Trek-style device may check patients” genetic suitability to different medicines


February 17th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 17 (ANI): A Star Trek-style, BlackBerry-sized device is being tested by scientist at Imperial College London, and its spin-out company DNA Electronics, for its effectiveness in checking patients'' genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop novel mouse model for peanut allergy


January 13th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Chicago researchers have announced the development of new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a reaction to peanuts.According to the experts at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why type 1 diabetics avoid exercise


November 27th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that majority of diabetics avoid physical activity because they worry about exercise-induced hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and severe consequences including loss of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Light-headedness at the dentists may expose you to life-threatening situation


November 26th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Feeling light-headedness while at the dentists may be a sign of vasovagal syncope, a serious condition characterized by a loss of consciousness and muscle tone, say health ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gene associated with epilepsy discovered


November 18th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A group of scientists has discovered a new gene which is associated with the brain disorder epilepsy.While the PRICKLE1 gene mutation was specific to a rare ... Read more...

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