Novel blood test may detect Zika more accurately

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 19:10

New York, March 6 (IANS) A new blood test may extend the window of accurate detection from weeks to months after the onset of Zika infection, giving clinicians a powerful new tool to screen for Zika throughout pregnancy, a new study led by an Indian-orgin researcher suggests.


Gene responsible for autism identified

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:50

Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, an advance that may pave the way for developing treatments.


Britain needs to go on a diet: Health officials

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:18

London, March 6 (IANS) The portion sizes of some of Britain's most popular foods are to be cut, with health officials telling the public it is time "to get on a diet", a media report said on Tuesday.


Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found in Australia

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:14

Canberra, March 6 (IANS) The wreckage of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during the World War Two has been found off the east coast of Australia, authorities said on Tuesday.


Medtronic to provide ear care to 10 mn poor

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:06

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Medical technology company Medtronic on Monday said it has committed itself to providing ear care to 10 million poor people in the country through its Indian subsidiary by 2025.


Rajasthan health department faces probe for misdiagnosing Governor

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:36

Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) After Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh tested negative for H1N1 on Monday in Delhi's Apollo Hospital, Rajasthan State Health Medical Department is facing criticism for incorrectly diagnosing the Governor with swine-flu.


Cyber security, AI top technologies for healthcare firms: Report

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:38

Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) Cyber security, Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are among the top technologies employed by healthcare and life sciences firms across the world, a report by global software major Infosys said on Monday.


Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:22

New York, March 5 (IANS) An experimental HIV antibody tested on a group of monkeys showed to be effective as it suppressed the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment, researchers have found.


Bacteria contaminated melons leave 3 dead in Australia

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 19:08

Sydney, March 3 (IANS) Three people have died and 15 others have fallen ill in a listeria bacteria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons in Australia, according to the country's health authorities.


Antibiotic misuse may adversely affect cancer treatment

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:58

New York, March 3 (IANS) Long-term antibiotic overuse or misuse may make people drug resistant and vulnerable to infection, impacting cancer treatment efficacy in a negative way, new research suggests.


Young men more vulnerable to mental illness than women

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:50

New York, March 3 (IANS) Young men are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression, compared to women of the same age group, says a new study.


Arthritis drug may help lower blood sugar levels

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:08

Bejing, March 2 (IANS) A common rheumatoid arthritis drug may be an effective new therapy for lowering blood glucose levels in patients with Type-2 diabetes, according to a study.