Health

Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:06

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds, says an Indian researchers' team, which has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.

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Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:28

New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists have shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of HIV in chronically infected cells and prevents viral rebound.

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How seizures may lead to memory loss

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:24

New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to memory loss and other cognitive deficits,

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Lack of support may increase pregnant woman's biological age

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:08

New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Low socioeconomic status during childhood and poor family social support appear to prematurely age pregnant women on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.

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Kedarnath disaster widow ties the knot in Vrindavan

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:52

Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows.

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Ayurveda market size seen at $8 bn by 2020

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:48

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Emphasising that Ayurveda will provide affordable healthcare, Union Minister for State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday said a three-fold increase in market size of Ayurvedic products from $2.5 billion to $8 billion is expected by 2022.

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AI implants could be injected in humans in 20 years: Expert

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:20

London, Oct 16 (IANS) Artificially intelligent (AI) nano-machines will be injected into humans in 20 years to be used to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bones, as well as enable us to control our environment with thought and gestures, says an IT specialist at IBM.

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England hospitals to ban 'super-sized' chocolate bars

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:18

London, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Health Services (NHS) England will ban "super-sized" chocolate bars from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines to curb an escalating obesity epidemic, the media reported on Monday.

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76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:26

London, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have found 76 previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found while searching large volumes of bacterial DNA.

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Modi to dedicate All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation on Oct 17

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:40

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate next week India's first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) that is aimed to bring in synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.

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Delectable festive treats with a modern twist

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:30

Gurugram, Oct 14 (IANS) The much awaited festive season is almost here. Keeping with the spirit of the festivities, a creative workshop here brought a modern twist to the celebrations.

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Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:22

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.

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