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Gilead wins India patent for blockbuster Hepatitis drug

India has granted a patent to US pharmaceutical giant Gilead for a blockbuster Hepatitis C drug, in a U-turn activists said could potentially stop...

Anushka Arora turns naturally candid

  Defying stereotypes surrounding South Asian women, vivacious presenter, Anushka Arora is the epitome of today’s modern South Asian woman. Ever since she was 18, Anushka...

Blood test ‘could predict heart attacks’

US RESEARCHERS have found oddly-shaped blood cells in heart attack patients, indicating that a blood test could help predict whether a patient is at...

Struggling with maths? Plug in to improve

  APPLYING painless but targeted electrical stimulation to parts of the brain that play a role in number manipulation may in future be a way...

Checking blood pressure on both arms reveals more heart attack risk

MEASURING blood pressure on both arms rather than only one can reveal an elevated risk of heart disease or even death, according to a...

Study links diabetes to dementia

  Research from the University of Glasgow shows that people who have a cardiometabolic disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or coronary heart disease...

Amitabh Bachchan honoured by US Embassy for TB awareness

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by the US Embassy to acknowledge his immense contribution to the India-US ties on tuberculosis. The award was...

Festival cheer rings diabetes alarm for Indians

IT’S FESTIVAL season in India, with the celebrations providing a perfect opportunity for family outings, late-night parties and customary feasting on sweets. But health...

Screen time has little impact on teen well-being: study

A higher amount of screen time - which may involve gaming, or watching TV - before bedtime may not have a direct impact on...

India tightens rules on cigarettes, tobacco branding

TOBACCO companies in India will have to stamp health warnings across 85 per cent of the surface of cigarette packs and other products, the...