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Andhra doctor rescued in Libya after 18 months

HyderabadNew Delhi, Feb 22 A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya in 2015 has been rescued and is being brought back to India, the government said. The doctor's family in India is overjoyed at news of his rescue.

Common heartburn drugs linked to ‘silent’ kidney damage

New York, Feb 22 A group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to gradual yet silent kidney damage, warns a study.

Mamata pulls up private hospitals for ‘unethical money-making’

Kolkata, Feb 22 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pulled up city-based private hospitals for unethical money-making practices and announced the formation of a regulatory commission to monitor their activities.

Gene that may strongly influence obesity identified

Toronto, Feb 22 Researchers have identified a foraging gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean.

What Twitter reveals about successful dieters

New York, Feb 22 Successful dieters are focused on the future, generally more social and have larger social networks, says a study based on analysis of tweets posted on the microblogging platform.

India to hold world forum on homeopathic medicine regulation

New Delhi, Feb 22 India will host the World Integrated Medicine Forum on Regulation of Homeopathic Medicine -- to be inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Sripad Yesso Naik -- here from February 23.

Mamata pulls up private hospitals for ‘unethical money-making’

Kolkata, Feb 22 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday pulled up city-based private hospitals for excess billing and unethical money-making practices and called upon hospital authorities to show a humane side.

Epilepsy linked to stress, shows Apple app study

New York, Feb 22 Stress and lack of proper sleep are the major reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy, a study conducted using an Apple Watch app has showed.

Why India cannot follow new WHO guidelines to protect mothers

India must double antenatal visits by health workers to pregnant women to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline released last November. Is India ready to implement this and other new guidelines to protect its mothers? It is not, an analysis of government data and research studies shows.

Texas judge blocks cutting funds to Planned Parenthood

Washington, Feb 22 A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state can't cut off funding for reproductive healthcare group Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015, which critics said were misleading.

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