Gene therapy via skin may treat diabetes, obesity

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 17:34

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) A new form of gene therapy administered through skin transplants can help improve treatments for Type-2 diabetes and obesity, researchers have claimed.


Muscle protein may hold answer to some sleep disorders

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:06

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Challenging a widely accepted notion that the brain controls all aspects of sleep, new research shows that a protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice.


Arthritis drug ignites hope for cancer treatment

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:16

London, Aug 4 (IANS) A simple drug used in the treatment of arthritis may provide hope for patients with blood cancer towards an affordable and effective treatment, a study has showed.


Noise pollution can lead to cardiac problems, say doctors

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 21:30

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) While cardiovascular disorders are blamed for 25 per cent of deaths in India, health experts say a new emerging trend shows that noise pollution is also leading to cardiovascular disease burden.


Goa records over 48,000 dog bites in 27 months

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 18:32

Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) In the last 27 months, over 48,000 dog bites were reported at the state-run health facilities in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday told the Goa assembly.


Researchers find how to reprogramme cells in immune system

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 16:08

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) In a discovery that could improve treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancer, researchers have found a way to turn pro-inflammatory cells that boost the immune system into anti-inflammatory cells that suppress it, and vice versa.


Medanta to train doctors in robotic surgery

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:38

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Health provider Medanta - The Medicity on Wednesday said that it will offer skill training programme in robotic radical prostatectomy to surgeons in India as well as neighbouring countries, who till now looked towards US and Europe for such training.


Are you a virgin? Bihar hospital asks employees

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:48

Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Triggering a controversy, a government-run hospital here has asked its employees to declare their virginity in a marital status declaration form.


'10 lakh doctors registered with MCI and state councils'

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 21:28

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 10,22,859 doctors were registered with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and State Medical Councils (SMCs) till March 31, 2017, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.