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Delhi proposes 50% profit cap on medicines at private hospitals

Delhi proposes 50% profit cap on medicines at private hospitals

The profits on medicines and consumables at private hospitals and nursing homes here is proposed to be capped at 50 per cent, according to a draft advisory of the Delhi government.   Health Minister Satyendar Jain told the media here on Monday that the draft advisory will now be put ...

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General Nutrition Centre (GNC) in its report, finds a disconnect between perception and reality of health and wellness among Indians. Most Indians view their health as acceptable or excellent (70%) and describe themselves as balanced eaters (69%) yet their lifestyle reveal a contradictory picture with 44% of respondents admitting to ...

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Lab-on-a-chip technology can improve chronic disease diagnoses

Lab-on-a-chip technology can improve chronic disease diagnoses

Researchers have developed a breakthrough lab-on-a-chip technology that reveals how human cells communicate, opening path to new treatments for cancer and autoimmune disorders.   The researchers built a miniature optofluidic biosensor that allows scientists to isolate single cells, analyse them in real time over at least 12 hours and observe ...

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hydration alert A recent research indicates that over hydration or excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or result in brain swelling, especially in the elderly. Over hydration activates Trpv4 — a calcium channel that can be found in glial cells that act to ...

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Foodpanda, Akshaya Patra join hands for midday meal scheme

Foodpanda, Akshaya Patra join hands for midday meal scheme

On World Hunger Day, Foodpanda on Monday announced a partnership with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to tackle hunger among children from the less privileged sections through the midday meal scheme across the country.   The target is to provide one million meals through this endeavour in the next six months. ...

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HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders: Study

HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders: Study

Taking the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination is not linked with increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls, according to researchers.   Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide, affecting 50 per cent to 75 per cent of sexually active people.   The HPV4 vaccine is effective ...

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How gut microbiome can control tumour growth in liver

Decoded: How gut microbiome can control tumour growth in liver

Scientists have found a connection between bacteria in the gut and anti-tumour immune responses in the liver, an advance with implications for understanding the mechanisms that lead to liver cancer and pave the way to treat them.   The study showed that bacteria found in the gut of mice affect ...

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Teenagers in high-risk environments may turn violent later | more lifestyle

Factors such as alcohol abuse and a risky environment could lead teenagers to become aggressive.

Experiencing risk factors – such as physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption or problematic alcohol use – during teenage years may increase the chances of becoming a violently aggressive adult, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, suggested that children and adolescents who grow ...

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Weight loss tip, drink fruit juices to burn fat without harming your body | fitness

Juicing done the right way includes consumption of the fruit/vegetable fibres as well.

Going on a juice diet for weight loss is fairly common. But while that is often a drastic and temporary measure to lose weight quickly, there is another way to get lasting benefits from juices. Including the right juices in your diet, and having them at the right time can ...

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Not sure of personal goals? This could lead to depressive symptoms | health

Could goal conflict cause depression?

People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research. The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, investigated two forms of motivational conflict. These were inter-goal conflict — when pursuing one goal makes ...

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