Cardiovascular deaths rise in low, middle income countries

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:40

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Low and middle income countries have seen a rise of nearly five million cardiovascular deaths since 1990, revealed a study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC) on Wednesday.


First plant-based Zika vaccine developed

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:52

New York, Aug 9 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have developed a plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than other medicines being developed for the disease.


Kumble calls for early action to check diabetes among youth

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:52

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Expressing concern over the rising diabetes burden in India, former Indian Cricketer Anil Kumble on Wednesday urged citizens, especially youths, to go for timely diagnosis and early initiation of treatment if diagnosed with diabetes.


A dose of longevity hormone may boost treatment for Parkinson's

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:46

New York, Aug 9 (IANS) A single dose of a life-extending protein hormone -- naturally produced in both kidney and brain -- may lead to rapid improvement in cognitive and physical performance, indicating potential for the development of treatments for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown.


Novel drug may provide hope for blood cancer patients

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:44

London, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new drug that has the potential to strip cancer cells of their "immortality", a finding that could help in treating patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.


Extreme heat linked to preterm birth

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:26

Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Pregnant women exposed to extreme heat may be at increased risk of delivering preterm babies, says a study.


Mylan launches Avonza for HIV treatment in India

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:58

Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, a subsidiary of Mylan N.V., a leading global pharmaceutical company, has received marketing authorisation from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for its Avonza antiretroviral (ARV) drug.


Swine flu toll climbs to 3 in Odisha

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:40

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Swine flu claimed two more lives in Odisha on Tuesday as the toll climbed to three this year, an official said.


FSSAI rolls outs scheme for strengthening food testing

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 19:18

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rolled out a Rs 481.95 crore scheme for strengthening food testing in the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday.


Women's brains more active than that of men

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:20

New York, Aug 8 (IANS) The brains of women are significantly more active in many more areas of the brain than men, especially in the prefrontal cortex, involved with focus and impulse control, and the limbic or emotional areas of the brain, involved with mood and anxiety, new research has found.


Now a device that heals organs with a single touch

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:50

New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a new device that can non-invasively convert skin cells into elements of any organ with a single touch, a finding that may help repair injured tissues, blood vessels and nerves.