Potential cure for cancer could be ready in 2018

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 19:22

London, Nov 26 (IANS) British scientists are in the process of developing an immune therapy based on blood cells from patients who have made "miracle" recoveries from cancer, a breakthrough that could lead to potential cure for millions.


World's smallest data recorder built from bacteria

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:06

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) Researchers have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells for everything from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring.


96% Indian children worried about violence: UNICEF

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 01:54

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A UNICEF survey has highlighted that 96 per cent of Indian children worry about violence against them while 51 per cent feel that it would personally affect them.


Health Ministry urges all states to implement Clinical Establishment Act

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:02

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In wake of the Fortis episode, the Union Health Ministry has urged all the states and union territories to adopt and implement the Clinical Establishment Act, ensuring registration and regulation of all clinical establishments with a view to prescribe the minimum standards of facilities and services they provide.


Afghan girl with brain injuries admitted to AIIMS

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:26

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl from Afghanistan who suffered brain injuries during a bomb blast has been brought here and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said officials on Thursday.


Biocon releases new drug to treat cancer types

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:08

Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday released a new drug for treatment of cancer affecting the lung, kidney, cervical, ovaries and brain.


Tiny robots may soon aid in delivering treatments

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:02

Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) An international team of researchers has developed micro-robots that could soon be used to diagnose and deliver drugs in hard-to-reach areas of the human body.


Sclerosis drug may combat multi-resistant bacteria

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:16

London, Nov 23 (IANS) A 20-year-old drug widely used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) may also help fight obstinate bacteria that cause multi-resistance towards classic antibiotics, researchers have found.


National Tissue Bank inaugurated to bridge demand-supply gap

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:04

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank), which aims to fill the gap between demand and supply of tissues, was inaugurated here by Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Wednesday.


'Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:14

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad has called for small and big fast food chains in India to stop using antibiotics in chicken and other food products.


Samsung to set up 20 healthcare centres in UP

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:08

Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday signed a MoU with the Uttar Pradesh government to add 20 new "Smart Healthcare" centres across the state to provide affordable and quality healthcare to needy patients.


Google doodle celebrates Hindu woman who fought child marriage

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:08

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire.