Health

Government to regulate knee implant prices

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:02

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has decided to bring all knee implant surgeries under regulation in order to control their prices, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said on Wednesday.

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Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:54

London, Aug 16 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have used plants to produce a new vaccine against the polio virus, a finding which can pave the way for global eradication of the disease.

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Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:36

New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research.

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Liver inflammation may raise risk of heart diseases

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:24

London, Aug 15 (IANS) Inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the development of fat accumulation in the arteries, cause blood clots as well as other cardiovascular conditions, researchers have found.

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Pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S. Korea

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:04

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korea has detected eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil and has momentarily banned egg products from all farms with over 3,000 hens, authorities announced on Tuesday.

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MP's 'Dr. Dadi' passes away at 91

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:26

Indore, Aug 14 (IANS) Popularly known as "Dr. Dadi", Padma Shri Dr. Bhakti Yadav passed away here on Monday. She was 91.

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5 swine flu deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:30

Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) Swine flu has so far claimed five lives in Madhya Pradesh while 143 persons, suspected of having the deadly disease, have been tested in the state, health officials said on Monday.

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Brain chemical linked to dementia risk

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:36

New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower levels of a brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite may be a key player in cognitive decline and not just a side-effect of Alzheimer's disease -- as previously believed, researchers have found.

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Khattar launches M6 Cyberknife robotic system in Gurugram

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:18

Gurugram, Aug 14 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated north India's first M6 Cyberknife robotic system at the Artemis Hospital here, saying that it will be a huge contribution towards the healthcare system in the region.

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New blood test may improve cancer treatment

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:12

New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread.

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