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Thu, Sep 20 2018. 09 44 PM IST

Polluted air inhaled by pregnant women can reach placenta: study

Air pollution has reached alarming levels in India and babies are not even protected in the womb, said Dr Suneeta Mittal of Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Mon, Sep 17 2018. 05 02 PM IST

Daily aspirin does more harm than good: Study

A low dose of aspirin will not help older adults live longer or prevent their first heart attack, instead will increase their risk of internal bleeding, according to a new research

Fri, Sep 14 2018. 10 20 AM IST

Hot and humid days are now associated with higher infant mortality in developing world

The study find that the heat and humidity has the strongest effect on infant mortality during the month of birth rather than the period in utero or later in infancy

Wed, Sep 12 2018. 10 12 PM IST

J&J implants: Ex-DGCI says prompt action was taken in patients’ interest

India’s drug regulatory agency took almost 2 years to cancel the product’s import and marketing permits

Wed, Sep 05 2018. 03 21 PM IST

Kuwait tops the list of world’s most inactive nations: WHO report

In the survey of 168 nations, Kuwait ranked as the world’s most inactive, while Uganda came out as the most energetic

Tue, Aug 28 2018. 08 14 AM IST

No end to pain for patients with J&J’s faulty hip implants

The government committee looking into the case of Johnson and Johnson’s faulty hip implants has suggested a complex mechanism—including a battery of tests—to determine the severity of damage to patients

Fri, Aug 17 2018. 11 37 PM IST

Water, vector-borne disease outbreak looms over Kerala

Vaccination in flood-affected areas can prevent outbreak of some communicable diseases, say doctors

Wed, Aug 15 2018. 03 23 PM IST

All you need to know about PM Modi’s Ayushman Bharat health insurance. Check benefits, eligibility criteria

Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ayushman Bharat scheme offers free health insurance of upto Rs 5 lakh but you have to check whether you are eligibility or not.

Mon, Aug 06 2018. 06 10 PM IST

Hookahs no safer than cigarettes, may lead to heart attack, stroke, says study

Researchers at the UCLA found that even 30 minutes of hookah smoking resulted in the development cardiovascular risk factors comparable to that of cigarette smoking

Tue, Jul 31 2018. 06 40 PM IST

Experimental drug trial offers ‘cautious hope’ in fight against Alzheimer’s

Biogen Inc showed that anti-amyloid antibody, BAN2401 was successful in slowing down cognitive decline in early-stage patients

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