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Dengue patients number increasing in Odisha, government assures action

Bhubaneswar, July 12 The number of dengue-infected persons in Odisha is increasing day by day with the number of affected persons reaching almost 800, said the state government on Tuesday but assured steps to tackle the situation were underway.

Delhi hospital hosts workshop on robotic-assisted surgery

New Delhi April 12 Max Hospitals hosted an international workshop on urological surgery which saw more than 70 leading surgeons from the country learn the nitty-gritty of robotic-assisted surgery.

Those who breastfeed have better chance to survive breast cancer

New York, Sep 1 Women who breastfeed for more than six months have higher chances of surviving breast cancer, a new study has found.

Seven die in Madhya Pradesh heat wave

Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) May 23 At least seven people have died and about 110 have taken ill due to the intense heat wave in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh an official said on Monday.

Paleolithic-type diet may cut diabetes heart disease risk

London April 4 The consumption of a paleolithic-type diet by obese women can help them lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease says a new research.

Brain dead 70 years old becomes saviour for four in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 28 A 70-year-old brain dead woman here bequeathed a new lease of life to four persons. Her kidneys and cornea were successfully transplanted in the city's first multi-organ cadaver donation operation on Monday.

Chemists strike affects Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal Oct 14 Over 20000 chemists shops across Madhya Pradesh remained shut on Wednesday in the wake of a nationwide call for a shutdown to protest the online sale of drugs.

Beware! Incense smoke may be as bad as cigarette smoke

Beijing Aug 26 Burning incense at home may put your health at great risk including cancer as the pleasant smell from incense smoke contains certain particles that are more toxic than those found in cigarettes warns a new study.

Why India ignores a $16 bn smoking-led health crisis (Special to IANS)

New Delhi Sep 1 (IANSIndiaSpend) In January the government asked for public opinion on tougher new laws to curb smoking To raise the minimum smoking age to 21 from 18 and to ban the sale of single cigarettes which account for 70 percent of nationwide cigarette sales.

New vaccine regimen shows promise against Chikungunya virus

New York April 1 Researchers including one of Indian-origin have developed a novel vaccine regimen that produces rapid and long-term protection against Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) that is transmitted through mosquitoes and causes fever and joint pain that can sometimes become severe and disabling.

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