International Condom Day celebrated in Delhi

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:06

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Condoms in all their versatile forms, colors, and dimensions and uses were seen in Connaught Place, the heart of Delhi, on occasion was the celebration of the International Condom Day, organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) -- a global not-for-profit working towards making people treat condoms as an essential wardrobe item.


Diarrhoea outbreak spreads in Kolkata, over 1,100 affected

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:52

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) With reports of more symptoms of diarrhoea from adjoining areas of affected wards of Kolkata Mucipal Corporation, over 1,100 people were so far affected due to the outbreak, official said on Tuesday.


Scientists discover new antibiotic family in soil

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:24

London, Feb 13 (IANS) Raising hopes of a potent new weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, scientists have discovered in soil samples a new family of antibiotics that could eventually be used to combat hard-to-treat infections.


US woman first to be infected with 14 eye worms

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:06

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) Doctors in the US have extracted 14 worms from the eyes of a woman, the first known instance in the world of a human infection, previously seen only in cattle, according to a report by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


New cancer-fighting nanorobots to shrink tumours

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:38

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) In a major advancement in nanomedicine, an international team of scientists has successfully programmed nanorobots for the first time in mammals, that potentially shrinks tumours by cutting off their blood supply.


Novel system to predict outcome of chemotherapy

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:40

New York, Feb 12 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new optical imaging system that uses red- and near-infrared light to predict response to chemotherapy by as early as two weeks.


Researchers develop virtual cancer tissue biobank

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:02

Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australian researchers said on Monday that they have developed the first virtual platform of its kind for storing 3D copies of human cancer tissues, providing what they say is a novel way for accessing information to help treat the disease.


650 suffer from diarrhoea in Kolkata, civic body takes measures

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:14

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) As many as 650 people in six municipal wards were suffering from diarrhoea caused by an alleged contamination of drinking water and 28 of them were admitted in a city hospital since Saturday night, an official said on Sunday.


New combo therapy found effective in kidney cancer patients

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 15:50

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Combining an anti-angiogenesis agent, which blocks blood vessel formation, with an immunotherapy agent, has shown promising anti-tumour activity in an early phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney cancer who had not been previously treated, says a new study.