Detecting prostate cancer through urine sample

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:50

New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are working towards developing a non-invasive method to detect prostate cancer through urine sample.


New anti-inflammatory compound could fight Alzheimer's

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:10

London, Sep 25 (IANS) Scientists at the University of Manchester in Britain have developed a chemical compound that is able to block a key component of inflammatory response implicated in many cancers, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease.


Infosys, IISc ink Rs 5cr MoU for research

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:50

Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Infosys Foundation, IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm, has signed a Rs 5 crore MoU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru to enhance research related to infectious diseases, the company said on Monday.


'Male-child preference leads to early marriage for girls in Bihar'

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:04

Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) There is a high probability of girls getting married below the legal age of 18 when there is preference for male offspring at birth, according to a study conducted by the Gender Alliance for Bihar using modified methodology of the World Economic Forum for Census 2011.


Jawbone disorder can worsen migraine

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:32

Sao Paulo, Sep 24 (IANS) People suffering from chronic migraine headaches are thrice as likely to suffer from severe jawbone disorder, according to a study.


Modi to lay stone of AIIMS in Himachal

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:22

Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of an AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur town on October 3, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Sunday.


Zydus hypertension drug gets US regulatory nod

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:22

Ahmedabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Global healthcare provider Zydus Cadila on Saturday said it received approval from the US Federal Drug Authority (USFDA) to market Amlodipine and Olmesartan Medoxomil tablets for the treatment of hypertension.


Delhi Lt Governor inaugurates conference on preventable blindness

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:48

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Delhi's Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inaugurated an international conference on preventable blindness here, calling for better adoption of non-invasive technologies for eye care as surgeries have a longer recovery period.


New genetic syndrome causing cancer identified

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:30

London, Sep 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new genetic syndrome caused by alterations in a gene that predisposes the body to early formations of tumours and chemotherapy toxicity.


India's smallest baby discharged after 132-day neonatal care

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:32

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Nirvaan, India's smallest and youngest pre-term baby born after 22 weeks only, who had to remain in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 132 days, was discharged from a city hospital here on Friday, said hospital authorities.


32 nations lack policies for families with children: UNICEF

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:48

New Delhi/New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Thirty-two countries, having the world's 85 million children under the age of five, do not have any essential policy that supports families with young children, a UNICEF report said.


India to host global meet on stroke from September 23

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:48

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India will host a global conference on stroke, which is likely to be attended by over 500 experts from various medically advanced nations. The meet will focus on the advancements in stroke management.