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Cancer due to past sins? Assam minister blames media

Guwahati |Thursday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST

After his comment linking cancer to sins of past life triggered outrage, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said his views on divine justice were quoted out of context and hit out a

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Three coffees a day may have health benefits

London |Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

Moderate coffee drinking is safe and three to four cups a day may have some health benefits, a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) showed.

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High-intensity exercise improves memory: Study

Toronto |Thursday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

Some physical exercises may also be good for your brain as researchers have found that high intensity exercise may lead to better memory.

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Government to restrict terms like 'fresh', 'natural' in food ads

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST

The health ministry has proposed sweeping changes in the law to restrict the use of terms like "fresh", "natural", "traditional" and "original" in advertisements for food products.

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Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST

The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case.

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US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies

Washington |Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 AM IST

Major American cigarette manufacturers will begin publishing anti-smoking ads in 50 dailies to correct the misleading statements they made over the years about the effects of smoking, a move that comp

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Stock up home with basic healthcare devices

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 4:45:04 AM IST

There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say experts.

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Biocon releases new drug to treat cancer types

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST

Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday released a new drug for treatment of cancer affecting the lung, kidney, cervical, ovaries and brain.

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Haryana minister wants curbs on private hospitals' charges

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST

To keep a check on cases similar to the case of over-billing that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he would speak to Union Health Minist

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Gastric acid drug lansoprazole may also treat tuberculosis

London |Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST

Are you in the habit of consuming lansoprazole, a cheap and easily available gastric acid suppressant to cure heartburn, gastritis conditions and ulcers? Take heart, as such drugs can also keep you aw

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Over 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases identified

London |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST

Researchers have identified over 100 genes that act as risk factors for developing one of the several allergic diseases hay-fever, eczema and asthma, a finding that sheds light on why these conditions

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'Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken'

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST

Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad has called for small and big fast food chains in India to stop using antibiotics in chicken and other food products.

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