Max Healthcare to introduce 24x7 ward monitoring system

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:46

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) To bring Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-standard monitoring across general wards, Max Healthcare on Wednesday announced a partnership with US-based medical technology company Vios Medical to launch a continuous vital monitoring system built on a medical-grade Internet of Things (IoT) framework.


50 new gene regions linked to schizophrenia risk identified

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:24

New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that could lead to improved treatment for the debilitating psychiatric condition that affects over 20 million people worldwide.


DMRC announces slogan writing contest for women commuters

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:06

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) To celebrate the upcoming Women's Day, the Delhi Metro is organising a six-day article and slogan writing contest exclusively for women, winners of which will be rewarded on March 8 -- the day the event is celebrated globally, the transporter said on Tuesday.


Over 1 cr children given MR vaccination in Odisha

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:12

Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) Over 1.1 crore children have been vaccinated under Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign in last 20 days in Odisha, said an official on Tuesday.


Maternal immune system may influence baby's brain

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:08

New York, Feb 27 (IANS) The state of a woman's immune system during pregnancy may shape the connectivity of her child's brain, suggests a study, emphasising the influence of maternal health on a child's susceptibility to psychiatric disorders later in life.


Scientists identify brain region for opioid alternative

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:14

London, Feb 27 (IANS) An international team of researchers has identified a brain area that works as a natural painkilling system and could pave the way for a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain.


New target for Parkinson's therapy identified

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 19:12

Toronto, Feb 26 (IANS) Researchers have discovered one of the factors behind nerve cell death in Parkinson's disease, unlocking the potential for new treatment to slow the progression of this fatal neurodegenerative disorder.


Antidepressants do actually work in adults: Lancet

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:52

London, Feb 24 (IANS) In what could put to rest considerable doubts raised over the effectiveness of antidepressants, a new study has found that many of such pills actually work quite well in adults.


Novel drug may extend womens' fertility by 6 years

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:46

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms, even when taken midway through the fertile window, which could potentially extend a woman's fertility by three to six years.


This AI tool may accelerate diagnosis of eye diseases, pneumonia

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:26

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) A novel image-based diagnostic tool, developed using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques, may potentially speed up diagnoses and treatment of patients with retinal diseases and pneumonia among children, researcher say.