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.


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.


Gujarat launches magazine on hemophilia to spread awareness

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:16

Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, Gujarat assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi launched 'Haemophilia Jagruti, a magazine to spread awareness about haemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder, an official said on Wednesday.


Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:10

London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide.


Identify TB Champions to raise awareness: Nadda

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:38

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Tuesday said 'TB Champions' who survived tuberculosis should be identified to raise awareness about the curable disease for a TB free India by 2025.


Hyderabad Airport cargo gets WHO-GSDP certification

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:22

Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) on Tuesday announced that its cargo terminal has been certified with the World Health Organisation's Good Storage and Distribution Practices (WHO-GSDP), awarded by SGS India, a leader in certifications in pharmaceutical sector.


Identity of genes determining hair colour may boost cancer research

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:58

London, April 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation, a finding that may pave way for better understanding of conditions linked to pigmentation like vitiligo and skin cancer.


Ketamine can cut depression, suicidality rapidly: Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:32

New York, April 16 (IANS) Recreational drug Ketamine is likely to have fast-acting benefits in treating symptoms of depression as well as reducing suicidal thoughts, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.


Graphene can kill bacteria on surgical implants: Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:34

London, April 16 (IANS) A tiny layer of graphene flake can act as a deadly weapon in the fight against bacterial infection, particularly during implant surgery, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.


Novel tool may combat HIV transmission in women

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:20

Toronto, April 16 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new tool that can potentially help protect women from being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).