6-yr-old Omani girl treated for genetic disorder in Delhi

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 20:50

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A six-year-old girl from Oman who developed a rare genetic disorder, characterised by distinctive malformation of the skull and facial region, has been given a new lease of life after a breakthrough surgery at a Delhi hospital.


UK's first maternity clinic for rape victims opens

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 15:54

London, July 29 (IANS) The UK's first maternity clinic for women who have been victims of rape and sexual assault opened its doors in London, a media report said on Friday.


Protein that can predict ovarian cancer early identified

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 15:24

London, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein that can help detect the earliest signs of ovarian cancer which begins in the female organs that produce eggs (ovaries) and is usually difficult to diagnose because it grows virtually unseen into the abdominal cavity.


Researchers find why anti-depressants take so long to work

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 13:14

New York, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a reason why anti-depressants can take up to two months to work, and their finding could help scientists develop faster-acting drugs in the future.


S Korea confirms 9th Zika infection

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 13:02

Seoul, July 29 (IANS) South Korea on Friday confirmed a woman who returned from a trip to Vietnam has been infected with the Zika virus, the country's ninth case.


MSF to oppose Pfizer's bid for pneumonia vaccine patent

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 20:44

New Delhi/New York, July 28 (IANS) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday said it will defend the rights of millions of children around the world to be protected against pneumonia, and will oppose US pharma giant Pfizer's bid for a patent on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) at a hearing in India's patent office on Friday.


Rare conjoined twins born in Mumbai hospital

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 20:30

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) In a rare case, a woman gave birth to conjoined twins, having two fully developed heads joined from above the chest and three arms, including a third arm protruding from the back, a doctor said.