Males more prone to asthma: Survey (May 1 is World Asthma Day)

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:36

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Males are more sensitive to allergens such as dust, pollen, food products, and fungi, and therefore, more prone to respiratory allergies like asthma, compared with females, finds a survey by SRL Diagnostics.


Asthma on rise in India, says expert

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:10

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) One among every ten persons affected by asthma globally is an Indian, with the country having 20 million such patients and the number is on the rise, an expert said here on Monday.


What causes pre-term labour

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:40

New York, April 30 (IANS) Foetal immune rejection may be one of the causes for preterm labour -- a common pregnancy complication leading to birth occuring before the 37th week of pregnancy, researchers say.


New tech to cut cost of measuring brain blood flow

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 18:48

New York, April 29 (IANS) A new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly cheaper and more robust than prior methods, say scientists.


Aspirin may cut obesity's effect on cancer: Study

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 10:40

Tokyo, April 29 (IANS) Aspirin, a medication used to treat pain, fever or inflammation, could significantly reduce the effects of obesity on cancer, suggests a study on mice.


AIIMS doctors strike continues for second day

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 22:36

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The indefinite strike called by the resident doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) continued for the second day on Friday, partially affecting the healthcare services at the premier institute.


Manufacture of oxytocin to be restricted, import banned

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 20:48

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government on Friday said it has planned to restrict manufacture of oxytocin formulations for domestic use to the public sector only and has banned its import to check wide misuse of the hormone, which is harmful to animals and humans.


Novel app to make TB therapy more effective

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:46

New York, April 27 (IANS) A newly developed video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health care worker required for tuberculosis (TB) treatment may be cheap, effective as well as improve privacy concerns for TB patients, researchers suggest.


Over 40 genes associated with depression identified

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:30

New York, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified 44 genomic variants that have a significant association with depression, an advance that can be used for improving antidepressant medications.