NPPA issues notice to Fortis Gurugram, seeks copies of bill, invoices

New Delhi, Nov 25 : The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Friday issued notice to Gurugram’s Fortis Memorial Hospital following allegations of it over-charging parents of a seven-year-old girl, who died at the hospital despite receiving dengue treatment for over two weeks in September. The price controlling body has sought all the copies of […]

Indian women have evolved as able soldiers: President

New Delhi, Nov 24 : More and more countries are entrusting women with greater responsibilities in their armed forces and in India too, women have evolved as able soldiers in whichever arm or service they have served in, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Friday. Addressing the closing ceremony of the 42nd World Congress […]

Spending ‘me time’ may reduce depression, anxiety

New York, Nov 24 : People who spend some time only with themselves may easily reduce their stress level and lower the risk of depression and anxiety by being creative, said researchers. Some solitude is not bad for healing psychological health, but can rather improve the functioning the brain by fostering creativity, said researchers, reported […]

Schizophrenia patients may benefit from Avatar therapy

London, Nov 24 : A novel therapy which helps people with schizophrenia to interact face-to-face with a digital avatar of the entity that they believe is persecuting them has been proven effective, results of a clinical trial has revealed. Auditory verbal hallucinations, which are typically of a derogatory and threatening nature, are reported by approximately […]

Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

New York, Nov 24 : The human brain, which is the larger version of the ancestral primate brain, demonstrates the dramatic difference between humans and other primates, a study has showed. The findings based on comparative analysis of human, chimpanzee and macaque brains revealed that elements which make the human brain unique, includes cortical circuits […]

World’s smallest data recorder built from bacteria

New York, Nov 24 : Researchers have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells for everything from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring. Using CRISPR-Cas, an immune system in many species of bacteria, researchers engineered human gut microbe Escherichia […]