New sensor may boost antibotic treatment

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:18

New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a prototype sensor that can rapidly determine whether an antibiotic has the potential to combat a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria.


New 3-in-1 antibody protects monkeys from HIV-like virus

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:44

New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a three-pronged antibody that has the potential to protect monkeys from infection of SHIV -- a form of HIV in the primates, which may in the future pave the way for treatment of humans.


Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days in Madhya Pradesh

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:32

Bhopal, Sep 22 (IANS) The death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days (July 1 to September 21), even as 129 persons are being treated for the disease in different hospitals, officials said on Friday.


Preterm babies sleep more independently: Study

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:18

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Preterm babies have more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night as compared to full-term babies but they are more likely to fall asleep independently, a new study suggests.


Cancer survivors rally to collect 300,000 signatures

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:24

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Eight cancer survivors are raring to hit the dusty tracks in Punjab and Chandigarh to spread the message of preventing childhood cancer and collect 300,000 signatures to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make paediatric cancer a child health priority.


Mumbai doctors cure boy, 10, through rare surgery

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:40

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) In a rare surgery, a 10-year-old boy with a swollen heart valve was cured with a complex Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.


Spiritual body campaigns against drugs abuse

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:34

Haridwar, Sep 21 (IANS) A spiritual organisation based here has rolled out four "raths" from four corners of the country to campaign against drugs and tobacco use and to highlight the importance of environment, a journey that will cover 21,817 km in all.


Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:46

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pollen grains, whose levels are known to become higher during spring and fall, are among the main causes for serious allergic reactions and asthma attacks among the people in Delhi, said a new study on Wednesday.


Diabetes may increase fracture risk in elderly

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:28

New York, Sep 20, Seniors with Type-2 diabetes are more likely to succumb to fractures than their peers without the condition, suggests new research.


Complex bypass surgery revives brain dead woman

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:42

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute here successfully conducted a bypass surgery to revive a woman, who was nearly brain dead with no oxygen supply to the brain and "zero" blood pressure level for 10 minutes, the hospital said on Wednesday.


Over 100 cr spent for maintenance of medical devices: Nadda

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:22

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has spent over Rs 100 crore for maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals in the country, Union Minister of Health J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday.