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Your face can reveal your heart condition

New York , Aug 30

The facial features of an individual can reflect whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation - a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.

Lok Nayak hospital to be made model hospital: Jung

New Delhi , Aug 29

Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday said the Lok Nayak hospital will soon be turned into a model one with upgraded medical facilities.

New tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

Washington , Aug 29

In a first, researchers have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain.

Indians in Liberia contribute to anti-Ebola campaign

Monrovia , Aug 29

As the Ebola virus disease continues to spread across West Africa, the small, 2000-strong Indian community in Liberia, one of the worst affected countries, has come for appreciation from the country's leadership for doing its bit in the fight against the deadly outbreak.

Drug shows first potential treatment for common anaemia

Washington , Aug 29

An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood's iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anaemia of inflammation.

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

New Delhi , Aug 29

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.

13 die of Ebola in DRC

Kinshasa , Aug 29

A total of 13 people, including five doctors, died of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the country's Minister of Public Health Felix Kabange told Xinhua Friday.

Nasal cells can repair knee defects

London , Aug 29

In a breakthrough, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have found that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can repair articular cartilage defects.

Over half of urban Indians trying to lose weight: Study

New Delhi , Aug 29

Though it has been estimated that 74 percent of urban Indians are overweight, a recent survey shows that their awareness is also increasing and more than half of urban Indians are trying to lose weight.

Junk blood tests may reveal resistant skin bacteria

Washington , Aug 29

Instead of trashing contaminated positive blood samples in hospitals, these can be used for studying the presence of skin germs, a study suggests.