'Extra food supplements must to offset protein deficiency'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:40

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) With diets of nearly 80 per cent of Indians lacking in proper proteins, food giant Danone India's Managing Director Rodrigo Lima on Tuesday urged Indians to opt for food supplements that can fulfil their body's protein requirements.


India is second largest market for pharma, biotech workforce: Report

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:12

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) With 13.7 per cent contribution to the global pharmaceuticals and biotechnology workforce, India has emerged as the second largest market for the industry, a report by professional networking giant LinkedIn has revealed.


Novel therapy drives cancer cells to commit suicide

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:40

New York, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells, paving the way for a more effective cancer treatment with fewer adverse effects.


21-month-old undergoes successful spinal deformity correction

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:00

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A team of doctors has achieved success of a new kind by conducting a deformity correction on a 21-month-old male child who was suffering from a spinal cord deformity called kyphotic deformity -- an excessive outside curvature of the spine which causes hunching.


More trees can reduce diarrhoeal disease in rural kids

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:32

New York, Oct 9 (IANS) When it comes to sanitation, trees may not be more important than toilets, but a study of 300,000 children in 35 nations has found that increasing tree cover in watersheds can reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease, which has many causes, including waterborne pathogens.


Venkaiah to open global meet on yoga wellness

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:22

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Aiming to popularise the concept of yoga for wellness, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a two-day international conference here on Tuesday.


Novel gene test might 'narrow down breast cancer risk'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:20

London, Oct 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new gene test for breast cancer patients, which could inform women how likely they are to develop breast cancer, and can lead to fewer women being diagnosed with the deadly disease.


Breast cancer tied to bacterial imbalances

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 14:44

New York, Oct 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women are different from that of women with breast cancer.


Zydus Cadila's anti-depressant drug gets US regulatory nod

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 16:36

Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Pharmaceuticals major Zydus Cadila on Saturday said it received approval from the US Federal Drug Authority (USFDA) to market Amitriptyline Hydrochloride tablets for the treatment of depression.