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.


Resident doctors at AIIMS go on indefinite strike

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 23:46

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening went on an indefinite strike demanding immediate removal of a faculty member who allegedly slapped a resident doctor.


India's first VBN facility set up at AIIMS

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 19:02

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday said it has become the country's first hospital to set up Virtual Bronchoscopy Navigation (VBN), an advanced facility for diagnosis and treatment of patients with small tumour-like spots in the lungs, which can be cancerous.


UAE, Japan pharma majors to set up manufacturing plant in Vizag

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 18:12

Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Omnicare Drugs India Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the UAE's largest pharmaceutical manufacturer Neopharma LLC, and ASKA Pharmaceuticals Co, a top pharma brand in Japan, will jointly set up a manufacturing facility in Visakhapatnam.


India, Sao Tome to cooperate in traditional medicine

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:32

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved two agreements between India and African island nation Sao Tome and Principe to cooperate in traditional medicine and medicinal plants.


Novel smartphone-based lab detects infections faster

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:36

New York, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that could lead to faster, accurate and lower-cost results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in rural or lower-resource areas.


US doctors perform world's first penile, scrotum transplant

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:22

New York, April 24 (IANS) In a first, doctors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US have successfully transplanted a penis and scrotum on a war veteran who had suffered injuries while deployed in Afghanistan.


New focussed radiotherapy holds promise of cure for liver cancer

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:32

New York, April 24 (IANS) A new technique that delivers high doses of radiation to tumours while sparing the surrounding normal tissue shows promise as a curative treatment option for patients with early-stage liver cancer, according to researchers.


Australian boy flies to Bali after row over holiday

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:04

Canberra, April 24 (IANS) A 12-year-old Australian boy travelled alone to Indonesia's Bali after he had a row with his parents when they cancelled a holiday to the tourist island, BBC news reported on Tuesday.


Asthma, hay fever may up mental disorder risk

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:58

Taipei, April 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from asthma and hay fever may be at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new study suggests.