Himachal University to have 100-bed naturopathy and yoga hospital

Shimla, Dec 13 : Shoolini University in Solan town of Himachal Pradesh has been accorded sanction to set up a 100-bed naturopathy and yoga hospital with a grant of Rs 80 lakh by the central government, it was announced on Wednesday. The Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) in a communication to […]

Delhi to cap profit percentage on drugs in private hospitals

New Delhi, Dec 13 : The Delhi government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee which will work to cap the profit percentage on medicines and consumables in the city’s private hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. Addressing the media here, Jain said the decision was taken after several complaints of astronomical profits being made by […]

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang

Beijing, Dec 13 : Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data of millions of people in the country’s far western Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Wednesday. Officials are also building a database of eye scans and blood types of everyone aged between 12 and 65 […]

Researchers identify brain mechanism behind depression

London, Dec 13 : People suffer from major depressive disorders because of alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, suggests new research. The findings, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, provide clues as to which regions of the brain could be at the root of […]

Try Indian spices to ward off winter sickness

New Delhi, Dec 13 : Try spices at home to ward off cough and cold. They not only emit tantalizing aromas and make your meals delicious, but also protect you from infections. Star anise can help fight sore throat, cardamom resolves digestive issues and nutmeg boosts immunity, suggest experts. Dolly Kumar, Director at GAIA and […]

Delhi-NCR air quality ‘improves’ to poor, but likely to worsen again

New Delhi, Dec 12 : The air quality of Delhi-NCR improved from “very poor” to “poor” on Tuesday even after 7.8 mm rainfall over past 24 hours, but is liken to worsen again, said officials. According to the officials, the reason for not enough improvement is only a slight dip in high level of pollutants […]