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Dumped human embryos came from medical academy in Russia


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four barrels with over 250 human embryos found dumped in a forest in Russia's western Urals region belonged to the Urals State Medical Academy, police ... Read more...

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Urals foetuses could be linked to scientific research


July 26th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of human foetuses discovered earlier this week in a forest in Russia's Urals region were possibly intended for use in scientific research, police have ... Read more...

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Veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal dead (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 23 (IANS) Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the first head of the women's wing of the Azad Hind Fauj, died around ... Read more...

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Health ministry mulls ban on cosmetic testing on animals


June 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India's health ministry Wednesday said it is considering a proposal by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a ban on testing of ... Read more...

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Monkey delays Air China flight from New York


May 26th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) An escaped monkey in a plane's cargo hold delayed a fight from New York's JFK International Airport for nearly four hours, it was reported here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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New-born baby boy found abandoned in Gurgaon


May 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 12 (IANS) A baby boy was found abandoned near the main market of this technical hub of Haryana, police said, adding this was the fourth such case in ... Read more...

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More medical research needed: Azad


April 28th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) More medical research was needed in the country to position it among the global best, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Saturday and also asked ... Read more...

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Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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China launches space drug laboratory


April 11th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China has set up a laboratory to conduct research on medicines for astronauts during space missions, the science and technology ministry said.The laboratory, housed in the ... Read more...

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PETA organises ‘Easter Protest’ in Delhi


April 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Indian chapter People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Wednesday organised a protest at India Gate against animal testing by cosmetic companies.Three PETA volunteers ... Read more...

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Daily soft drinks could affect cardiac health


April 4th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Children who consume soft drinks daily had narrow arteries at the back of their eyes, which could increase their chances of heart disease and high blood ... Read more...

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Cancer patients hope for children - with fertility preservation (Feature)


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Newly married and with a great job, life had just begun for 30-year-old Anshul Sharma when it suddenly hit the pause button. He was diagnosed ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks response on unauthorised drug trial


March 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has asked the union health ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government to respond within six weeks on its demand for ... Read more...

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1,700 Chinese donate bodies for medical research


March 1st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Around 1,700 people in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai last year donated their bodies for medical research.A total of 1,698 people donated their bodies for research ... Read more...

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Cancer patient donates home to hospital in China


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) A 70-year-old terminal cancer patient in China has donated his apartment to a hospital for medical research on the disease in a gesture that has moved ... Read more...

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Cellphone holding shows your dominant side of brain


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) If your left brain is dominant, then you are likely to hold your cellphone in the right hand and place it against the same side ear, ... Read more...

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Boost for research in mental health, neuro-sciences


January 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) A new Centre for Advanced Research for Innovation in Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences will be set up here, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors sit-in to move to Delhi


January 20th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Friday suspended their 18-day sit-in here to protest inadequate compensation and announced they would soon shift it to ... Read more...

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Bhopal tragedy survivors burn Chidambaram’s effigy


January 14th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 14 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Saturday burnt an effigy of Home Minister P. Chidambaram to protest the decision of a ministerial panel not ... Read more...

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‘Illegal drug trials central government’s responsibility’


January 6th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government, criticised for imposing meagre fines on doctors involved illegal drug trial in Indore, Thursday sought to defend itself, saying that drug trials ... Read more...

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Law for biomedical research on humans by end 2012: Official


December 27th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) The law on biomedical research on human subjects, which will keep a tab on unethical medical practices and help those who abide by medical science ethics, ... Read more...

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US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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India to screen entire population for cancer, heart ailment


December 13th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India will be the only country in the world to screen its entire 125 crore population for prevention of cancer and some other non-communicable diseases ... Read more...

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Stomach that! 421 coins, bolts found in man’s belly


November 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 28 (IANS) It took S.N. Yadav a few moments to make sense of what he saw in the operation theatre. After all, it isn't every day a doctor ... Read more...

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Lauki juice, healthy? Take care before you drink it


October 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Bottle gourd or lauki juice may not be the best health drink and certain precautions must be observed, including discarding bitter-tasting lauki, the health ministry ... Read more...

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Update death toll in gas tragedy: Bhopal survivors


October 17th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 17 (IANS) Survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster have threatened a rail blockade if the state and central governments do not present correct figures of injury ... Read more...

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New way of treating lung cancer soon


October 11th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which aggressive lung cancers re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.The study, conducted by a team from Monash (Australia), ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors call shutdown Oct 11


October 8th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 8 (IANS) For the first time in their 27-year fight for justice, Bhopal gas tragedy survivors will hold a day-long shutdown Oct 11 here, seeking correct government figures ... Read more...

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Don’t undermine superbug’s presence: Former ICMR chief


October 4th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Even as the health ministry has denied any threat by superbug NDM-1 alleged to be found in Delhi's sewage and drinking water, former Indian Council ... Read more...

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‘Don’t handover hospital for Bhopal gas victims’


September 25th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 25 (IANS) A hospital for Bhopal gas tragedy victims will be handed over to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). But it does not seem to be ... Read more...

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Help us, Bhopal gas hit tell Chouhan


August 13th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 13 (IANS) About 100 women who survived the Bhopal gas disaster Saturday urged Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to help them get better financial compensation.The women ... Read more...

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NHRC slams health ministry for drug trial deaths


August 12th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday slammed the health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for the loss of hundreds of ... Read more...

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New software quickly interprets brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The vast network of brain cells can now be decoded swiftly and accurately, thanks to new software developed by German researchers.The human brain is a fiendishly ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi announces medical distinction award


July 11th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 11 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has announced an award to recognise and honour health professionals in the Gulf region for their outstanding achievement in the field.The Health Authority ... Read more...

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India, China giving US stiff competition on jobs: Obama


July 1st, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Citing stiff competition from nation's like China, India and Brazil, President Barack Obama has said he is not prepared to bring US deficit down by ... Read more...

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