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Street food in India safer than other tourist restaurants

Street food in India safer than other tourist restaurants

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 20:54

Dispelling the common misconception that street food available in India is `unhealthy and unhygienic`, a well known Australian culinary historian says otherwise.

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:20

Laying stress on reducing the number of maternal and child deaths in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked doctors of a city hospital to be "zero tolerant" of inefficiency and "pro-active" in performing their duties.

Mobility impairment linked to higher smoking rate

Mobility impairment linked to higher smoking rate

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 14:53

Those who use mobility aids are more likely to smoke and are less likely to kick the butt, says a study.

Soon, personalised gene therapies for vision loss

Soon, personalised gene therapies for vision loss

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:21

Researchers have created a new approach to develop personalised gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of vision loss.

Ebola situation not out of control: WHO official

Ebola situation not out of control: WHO official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:34

A senior World Health Organisation official said in Sierra Leone Friday that the Ebola situation is not out of control.

US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 09:31

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said today.

Isotonic drinks do not improve sports performance: Study

Isotonic drinks do not improve sports performance: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:44

Isotonic beverages that soccer players and other sportsmen usually drink during breaks in matches do not improve their performance in the second half, media said Friday, quoting a scientific study.

Bigger cigarette warning labels could stop millions from smoking

Bigger cigarette warning labels could stop millions from smoking

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:17

A new study suggests that smokers pay attention to the health warning about smoking when they see bigger text warning on cigarette packs.

Delhi-based hospital conducts fellowship programme for Afghan doctors

Delhi-based hospital conducts fellowship programme for Afghan doctors

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:17

Delhi`s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is providing fellowship programmes in ophthalmology and sub-specialty to Afghan doctors.

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