Rome, May 13 (IANS/AKI) The oldest person alive is now believed to be a 116-year-old woman from northern Italy, Emma Morano, following the death of a black American woman in the US, media reports said on Friday.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Susannah Mushatt Jones, the granddaughter of slaves who held the title of "world's oldest living person" and "the last American born in the 19th century", has died at the age of 116, it was reported on Friday.
Copenhagen, May 13 (IANS) Denmark announced it will remove "transgender" from the country's official list of mental illnesses, saying it has run out of patience waiting for the World Health Organization to make the change. The move will make Denmark the first nation in the world to make the amendment.
Gurgaon, May 13 (IANS) Thanks to Indian doctors, a 27-year-old Iraqi woman who suffered from a rare genetic condition in which several vital body organs exist in duplicate has got a new lease of life.
London, May 13 (IANS) Researchers have constructed a synthetic sugar molecule as a cost-effective alternative for immunisation that could protect patients against one of the most dangerous hospital germs.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Imagine a robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound. In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated such a robot steered by external magnetic fields.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Regular drinking can weaken the pancreas's ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, says a new study.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Women who consume a higher quantity of apples, bananas as well as green vegetables during their teenage years can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer in adulthood, suggests a new study.
London, May 13 (IANS) Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may prevent bone fractures in elderly women but the net benefits may be outweighed by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have warned.