European regulator to review Biocon's anti-cancer drugs

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:12

Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency accepted for review the marketing authorization applications of Biocon and its US partner Mylan for their cancer treatment drugs Trastuzumab and Pegfilgrastim, said the leading biotech firm on Friday.


Type-1 diabetes not just a 'disease of childhood': Study

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 18:24

London, Dec 1 (IANS) Dispelling common misconception that Type-1 diabetes is predominantly a "disease of childhood", a new study says that adults are as likely to develop the condition as children.


Newborn declared dead by hospital found alive before burial

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 18:12

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) In a case of medical negligence, doctors at a city's corporate hospital declared a baby dead, along with his stillborn twin, and handed them over to family members in a polythene bag, but the baby was found to be alive before being buried.


Ancient Chinese corpse open for public viewing

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:48

Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) A 2,200-year-old Chinese corpse that shows no signs of decay is once again open for public viewing, five years after the start of renovation at a museum where it is preserved.


HIV also affects the brain, says study

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:46

Johannesburg, Dec 1 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection.


I am first American president to have recipe for daal: Obama

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:18

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former US president Barack Obama had the audience here in splits when he said that he was the first American president to have a recipe for daal, the humble Indian dish which is staple in many Indian households.


Apple launches app to study and identify irregular heart rhythms

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:12

San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Apple has launched an app to collect data from Apple Watch users in order to detect and notify them when they experience irregular heart rhythms, like atrial fibrillation -- a leading cause of strokes.


E-cigarette use not harmful for adults, says study

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 18:00

London, Nov 30 (IANS) While the health effects of e-cigarettes use are yet to be fully established, a new study has shown that long-term vaping does not pose serious health risk among adults.


Air pollution affecting kids' mental health, say doctors

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 17:46

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Days after the Centre for Science and Environment stated that air pollution is responsible for 30 per cent of premature deaths in India, doctors have claimed that air pollution is also compromising mental health of children apart from their lungs.


Christmas tree lit at New York's Rockefeller Centre

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:00

New York, Nov 30 (IANS) Thousands of revellers gathered in the Rockefeller Centre here to watch the annual lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, the media reported.


Beijing launches HIV/AIDS hotline

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:24

Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) Beijing on Thursday launched a hotline number to provide consultation services for HIV/AIDS patients.


A.K. Antony to undergo surgery at RML

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:44

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony will undergo surgery at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here following a brain haemorrhage, hospital authorities said on Thursday.


Majority of malaria cases in India's bordering areas: Nadda

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:10

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) With India accounting for six per cent of the global malaria burden in 2016, a union minister on Wednesday said the majority of malaria cases in the country are reported from the country's bordering districts, forests and tribal areas, and most other parts of the country remain malaria free.


Radiosurgery cures 83-year-old with chronic pain

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:06

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Doctors here have successfully treated an octagenarian patient, suffering from chronic and excruciating facial pain for 15 years, with an advanced technology in a record 23.7 minutes, the fastest in India, the hospital said in a statement on Wednesday.