Obese young adults at high risk of kidney disease

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 13:30

New York, May 29 (IANS) Many young adults with abdominal obesity are at a heightened risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet majority are unaware of the risk, suggests new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.


What the heartbeat tells about your health

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:18

London, May 29 (IANS) Minor irregularities in the heartbeat are indicative of a healthy body, scientists said at Technical University of Munich. They have developed a new method of correlating heartbeat with life expectancy.


New gene linked to Multiple Sclerosis discovered

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:14

London, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a gene involved in deregulation of certain immune cells in the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


New prevention strategies for ovarian cancer identified

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 11:48

London, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that knowing the early changes in the cells of the fallopian tubes of women carrying the genetic mutation responsible for ovarian cancer could open the way for new preventative strategies.


Hypertension damages kidneys and heart, say doctors

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 18:56

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) About 20 per cent of India's youth suffer from hypertension which makes them 40 percent more vulnerable to kidney damage and cardiac arrest, said doctors.


Your child more likely to wet bed if you did as a kid

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 18:32

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The chances of bed-wetting by a child increases by 50-75 per cent if their parents had the same problem in their childhood, leading paediatricians said.


Social media can help identify students at alcohol risk

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 15:48

New York, May 28 (IANS) Students who are at the risk of having drinking problems can be identified on social networking sites which are increasingly playing an important role in helping them coordinate, advertise and facilitate their drinking experiences, researchers report.


Unless India delivers, world won't be leprosy free

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 15:36

For three years, Uttar Pradesh farmhand Pradeep Kumar, 24, has been treated for a disease that India largely eliminated 11 years ago: Leprosy, one of humankind's oldest diseases - it is commonly mentioned in the Bible - is notorious for the visible disfigurement of victims and their subsequent ostracisation.


Soon, 'print' customised tablets for personalised medicine

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 15:18

Singapore, May 28 (IANS) Imagine if you could combine the myriad of pills you need to take for your ailment in just one tablet and release the drug in a timely manner or if doctors could easily make tablets on the spot that are tailored to each patient's needs.


Researchers identify how Zika virus infects placenta

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 14:02

New York, May 28 (IANS) A team of researchers led by Indian-origin scientists have discovered that the deadly Zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta, without killing them.


'Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika'

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 09:24

Washington, May 28 (IANS) The Rio Olympic Games should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" over the Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said in an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO).


PGS can prevent chromosomal abnormalities during IVF: Doctors

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 21:34

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) To detect the possibility of chromosomal abnormalities in embryos during IVF treatment, doctors have suggested that women undergo Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS), a process that ensures healthy baby during IVF.


MSF hospital evacuated in Syria as IS advances

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:02

Damascus, May 27 (IANS) Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said it was evacuating medics and patients from the Al Salamah in northern Syria as the Islamic State militants neared.