London, Aug 1 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have developed a nose drop containing a type of 'friendly' bacteria that could help prevent meningitis, a deadly inflammation of the brain's outer membrane, and other infections.
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson's disease while providing better symptom relief to people with the disease.
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A report that claims that tobacco-related diseases cost the government Rs 1,04,500 crore (over $15 billion) in 2011 alone is yet to be made public despite it being continually cited by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the minister across several fora, a RTI reply has revealed.
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease may be at increased risk of cancer, says a study of more than 65,000 women.
Cape Town, Aug 1 (IANS) The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 12.6 per cent among the South African population, the highest prevalence in the world, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said.
London, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 21,000 staff are to be recruited by the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain to boost the country's mental health service, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
Geneva, July 31 (IANS) The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Swiss Alpine resort of Zermatt Matterhorn.
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India in 2017 has seen 11,832 more cases of dengue compared with 2016, and the number of deaths from the vector-borne disease has been recorded at 46, eleven more than last year, officials said on Monday.
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As Delhi continues to get good monsoon, the national capital in 2017 has recorded 220 cases of chikungunya till July 30, over 12,000 cases less than for the same period in 2016, officials said on Monday.
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Homeopathy has shown the ability to treat malaria and vitiligo in lab models, says new research by Mumbai's BMC-run BYL Nair Charitable Hospital and leading homoeopath Rajesh Shah.
Kochi, July 31 (IANS) Sex change surgery is no longer a taboo and people are coming forward with inquiries, say prominent plastic surgeons in Kerala, giving the credit to the state government for unveiling a transgender policy two years back.
New York, July 31 (IANS) The degree of gender equality in the country a woman lives in may affect her cognitive functioning in later age, new research has found.
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Medical scientists in the US have found yet another use for curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric that is widely used in Indian cuisine, this time to cure cancer in children.
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The Shaolin Temple, known as the birth place of Chinese kung fu, hosted a martial arts competition attracting over 100 enthusiasts.
Imphal, July 30 (IANS) Mosquito-borne diseases have killed 16 persons in village along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur, while another four deaths in other parts are suspected to have the same cause, Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar said on Sunday.