Draft bill proposes exit test for AYUSH graduates

New Delhi, Dec 29The government wants AYUSH medical graduates to clear an exit examination before becoming eligible to practise the profession, something on the lines of a similar norm proposed in the National Medical Commission Bill that received the Union Cabinet’s clearance recently.

The proposal is part of a…

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Swine flu virus hits Rajasthan hardest in December

Jaipur, Dec 29 Swine flu cases in Rajasthan smashed all past records in the month of December, with no less than 310 persons testing positive in the state.
In the last four days alone, 113 new cases of swine flu were reported. While on December 24 and 25, 28 new…

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Computer-based optical method detects early stage cervical cancer

Kolkata, Dec 28 :  A computer-based optical method, developed by Indian scientists, can pin-point precancerous cervical cells and healthy cells, thereby providing early indications of cervical cancer.

The optical method, devised by scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur…

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WHO to add 'gaming disorder' as a mental condition in 2018

London, Dec 25 Are your kids addicted to video games? Beware, soon their behaviour might be classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the media reported.
For the first time, WHO is thinking of adding gaming disorder to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the…

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How some scents get imprinted in your memory

London, Dec 25 Ever wondered how you retain memories of your favourite dish cooked by your mother or your partner’s scent?

Scientists have found that a brain area is responsible for creating memories from smells as well as retaining those memories even years later.

The study showed that “the…

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