Parkinson's begins in gut cells: Study

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:52

New York, June 18 (IANS) Scientists have found that malformation in a protein found in the gut cells may contribute to the onset as well as spread of Parkinson's disease.


Gut bacteria might help slow down ageing

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:52

New York, June 17, Supplements derived from a gut bacteria might one day pave the way for slowing down the ageing process, scientists say.


New flu blood test may predict pneumonia risk

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:44

Sydney, June 16 (IANS) In a first, Australian researchers have developed a blood test that can predict, with 91 per cent accuracy, which influenza patients will potentially develop deadly secondary infections, such as pneumonia.


Dynamic DNA helps ward off gene damage: Study

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:48

London, June 16 (IANS) Tiny molecules involved in the DNA's supportive scaffolding -- once thought to be fixed -- go through dynamic and responsive changes to shield against mutations, new research has found.


Six US pregnant women test positive for Zika

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:20

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Six pregnant women in Texas were tested positive for Zika, the first cases of the mosquito-borne disease to be reported in the US this year.


Delhi hospital performs complex paediatric liver transplants

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:04

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Two complex paediatric liver transplants conducted by doctors at Fortis Hospital here helped save lives of infants hailing from Fiji and Iraq, who were suffering from congenital liver defects.


Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:16

New York, June 15 (IANS) A new surgical tool that uses low-frequency ultrasound to break down blood clots deep within the veins of the legs, without damaging the surrounding blood vessels, has been developed by US researchers.


Statins may speed up onset of Parkinson's symptoms

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:54

New York, June 15 (IANS) Statins, generally used to treat high cholesterol, may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, says a study.


Apple to turn iPhone into hub of medical info

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:40

San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Managing your health information and sharing them with your trusted doctor may soon become a lot less cumbersome than it is now as Apple is on works to turn the iPhone into a hub of all your medical information, the media reported.