Canola oil study provides no evidence of ill-effect in humans: Stakeholders

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:26

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After a US study that linked canola oil intake with worsened Alzheimer's symptoms and weight gain stirred a debate in India, industry stakeholders have said that the study was conducted on mice and provides no evidence of harmful effect in humans.


AI may help identify bacteria quickly, accurately

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:38

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help in the quick and accurate diagnosis of the deadly blood infections, which may improve patients' odds of survival, according to a study.


Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:10

London, Dec 16 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in developing an effective method to treat the often lethal airway infections with nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination.


Athens' Christmas 'milk tree' feeds thousands

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 08:52

Athens, Dec 16 (IANS) A different kind of Christmas tree is erected here each year, made up with milk tins and food products, that is distributed to thousands in need across Greece during the holiday season.


Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents over 1,208% more for medical devices: NPPA

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 01:48

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208-1,737 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes and three way stop cocks, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).


Cabinet approves continuation of National Ayush Mission

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:44

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the continuation of the centrally-sponsored National AYUSH Mission (NAM) by three years with an outlay of Rs 2,400 crore.


Blood test for multiple sclerosis comes closer

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:58

London, Dec 15 (IANS) Researchers have found that multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the brain and spinal cord, can be detected by simply analysing blood samples.


Three kg tumour removed from 65-year-old man

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:06

Aligarh, Dec 14 (IANS) A three kg tumour located between the heart and lung of a 65-year-old man was removed at the AMU's medical college here, it was announced on Thursday.


WHO birth checklist fails to cut UP's death rate: Study

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:58

Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) A checklist and coaching programme designed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to improve birth outcomes and target the major causes of death in Uttar Pradesh -- India's most populous state and among those with highest birth-related mortality rates -- has produced unsatisfactory results, finds a study.


Gene mutation causing low sensitivity to pain identified

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:38

London, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have identified a rare mutation that causes unusually low sensitivity to pain, a finding that could be used to identify new treatment for people suffering from chronic pain.


Gene therapy drug shows promise of haemophilia cure

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:22

London, Dec 14 A single treatment with a gene therapy drug has shown promise in curing patients with haemophilia -- a disorder in which blood does not clot normally, results of a clinical trial in Britain show.


Himachal University to have 100-bed naturopathy and yoga hospital

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:48

Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) 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.