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Scientist CNR Rao to Confer First UAE Research Prize

Eminent Indian scientist C.N.R. Rao has been conferred with the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates, according to an official's statement on Friday.

Hospitals to Become an 'Industry' Under Ayushman Bharat

The present Narendra Modi government has announced plans to make hospitals into an 'industry' under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme. Private players were offered this access for a 30-year lease.

Be Mindful to Reduce Menopausal Symptoms

Being mindful reduces distressing menopausal symptoms such as anxiety, depression and irritability and helps improve the quality of life in these women. Mindfulness can be used as a tool to treat menopausal symptoms.

Novel Blood Tests can Help Diagnose Active TB with More Accuracy

Existing tests are not sensitive enough to rule out tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in suspected cases, and so have limited clinical use. But, a new second generation rapid blood test developed found to be much more accurate than the existing tests.

Smoking Accelerates Aging

Smokers demonstrated a higher aging ratio, and both male and female smokers were predicted to be twice as old as their chronological age as compared to nonsmokers, revealed study findings.

A Novel Stem Cell Approach to Treat Diabetes

Stem cell-derived beta cells have been developed by a researcher that produces correct amount of insulin more responsive to the fluctuating glucose in the cells.