Health

Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:54

London, April 22 (IANS) Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less.

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Nations must ensure vaccines reach 90% population: WHO

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:16

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the World Immunisation Week begins on April 24, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said all member countries must ensure covering 90 per cent of the population each time and listed ways to achieve the target.

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Promising 'male pill' compound identified

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:12

New York, April 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound which turns off the sperm's ability to swim, thereby significantly limiting fertilisation capabilities without causing any physical side effects.

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Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:02

New York, April 20 (IANS) Days of using painful bone biopsies to diagnose and treat certain cancers may be numbered as researchers have found that a simple blood test that uses a plastic chip about the size of a credit card can do the job.

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'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:22

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, a body partnering in a campaign against the disease said on Thursday.

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Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:14

New York, April 19 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.

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Single concussion may up Parkinson's risk by nearly 60%

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:18

New York, April 19 (IANS) Suffering even a mild concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury may be associated with nearly 60 per cent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study.

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Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:52

New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show.

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Serve in Jharkhand after MBBS or face fine

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:58

Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for doctors to work in the state for three years after post graduation from state-based medical institutes, an official said on Thursday.

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New app to help track diabetes in rural India

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:26

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas.

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Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:08

London, April 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments.

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