Drones may help save lives faster than ambulance

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:40

London, June 14 (IANS) Drones carrying defibrillators may help save lives of heart attack victims -- by delivering a dose of electric current -- four times faster than the time taken by an ambulance to reach the spot, researchers say.


Confucius' family tree digitalised

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 19:10

Beijing, June 13 (IANS) The lineage of Chinese philosopher Confucius, believed to be world's largest family tree, has been fully digitalised, officials said.


Vitamin A deficiency may increase TB risk

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:34

New York, June 13 (IANS) People with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis (TB) may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, new research has found.


Even back pain may increase risk of suicide

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:14

New York, June 12 (IANS) Several physical health conditions, including ailments such as back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, are associated with an increased risk of suicide, says a study.


Removal of old cells may delay onset of osteoarthritis

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 14:54

Seoul, June 11 (IANS) Selective removal of old cells that are accumulated in our joints as we age, may significantly contribute in delaying the onset of age-related degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, researchers have found.


Saudi Arabia registers 35 MERS cases

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 13:32

Riyadh, June 11 (IANS) Saudi Arabia registered 35 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in 15 days, of which 28 developed the infection at health facilities, officials said on Sunday.


California makes world's longest pizza

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 12:26

Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) A pizza almost two km long, made in east of Los Angeles, became the world's longest as it exceeded the previous record set in Italy last year.


Centre launches 'SATH' to improve health sector

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 20:14

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) With an aim to transform the country's health sector, the Narendra Modi government on Saturday launched the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) programme.


This device can help doctors diagnose genetic diseases

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:10

Brasília, June 10 (IANS) Keeping physicians in mind, researchers have developed a simple and intuitive open-source software tool that could help doctors analyse patients' genetic data in order to diagnose diseases caused by mutations.


Nanotech-based test can predict prostate cancer risk better

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:42

Toronto, June 10 (IANS) Using nanotechnology, scientists have developed a new diagnostic process that can identify aggressive prostate cancer from a single drop of blood with 40 per cent more accuracy than current screening methods.


Novel drug may provide hope for blood cancer patients

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:40

New York, June 10 (IANS) A team led by an Indian-origin researcher, has discovered a new drug that could alone or combined with chemotherapy provide better treatment for patients with blood cancer.