How to keep your heart healthy in growing age: World Heart Day

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:28

New Delhi, Sep 29, While advancing age increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), living a healthy life from your youth may help prevent the disease, which is touted as the number one killer in both men and women globally as well as in India, experts suggest.


Scientists reveal why Zika virus causes microcephaly

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:44

Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Chinese researchers said on Thursday they might have solved the mystery of why the Zika virus causes microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies.


Over 500 special children take 'Flights of Fantasy' on World Tourism Day

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:14

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Over 500 less fortunate children from 22 cities across India came together to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on World Tourism Day. For most of them, not only was this their first trip to Taj Mahal, but was also their first time in an airplane.


Ganga Ram Hospital chosen Asia's best healthcare brand

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:12

New Delhi/Dubai, Sep 28 (IANS) Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was awarded Asia's Best Healthcare Brand for providing the best medical services to national and international patients, a hospital statement said on Thursday.


Researchers find out how a baby's heart develops

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:02

London, Sep 28 (IANS) In a breakthrough, researchers have found that the major structure of a foetal heart forms in just four days, a finding that can help doctors to intervene when a baby's heart fails to grow properly -- the major reason behind one in 10 miscarriages.


New paper-based test can diagnose Zika in 20 minutes

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:58

New York, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes as well as accurately distinguish Zika virus from related viruses like Dengue.


74% feel corruption is common in Government hospitals, reveals survey

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:00

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Seventy-four per cent of respondents in a recent set of polls said that corruption related to procurement/supplies is a common phenomenon at government hospitals while just 2 per cent said that was not the case. Twenty-four per cent were not sure about this.


New Facebook tool to help people find blood in India

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:10

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Facebook is rolling out a new tool for its 201 million Indian users that would make it easier for them to donate blood to the needy, while connecting blood banks and hospitals to willing donors residing nearby.


Pharma exports to Latin America likely to be muted

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 21:56

Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Pharmaceuticals exports to Latin American countries are likely to be "muted" and for CIS countries, the exports is expected to "improve but very weakly", an official of India Ratings & Research said on Wednesday.


One in five US teens suffers from concussion: Study

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:00

Chicago, Sep 27 (IANS) Researchers from University of Michigan found that one out of five teens in the US reported at least one concussion diagnosis, and 5.5 per cent of them have had more than one concussion, according to a new study released on Tuesday.


Ant-dengue antibodies may prevent Zika infectio

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:50

Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) An anti-dengue antibody-based drug could potentially protect a mother and her foetus from the deadly Zika virus as well, suggests new research.


Man gains consciousness after 15 years in vegetative state

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:02

London, Sep 26 (IANS) In a rare instance, a 35-year-old man in France who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness for the first time after neurosurgeons administered a nerve stimulation therapy.


Former 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:58

Abu Dhabi, Sep 25 (IANS) Once dubbed the world's heaviest woman, Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd-El Aty passed away at a hospital here on Monday just weeks after celebrating her 37th birthday.