Health

28-year-old brain dead gives life to three

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:10

Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday after his family agreed to donate his five organs -- liver, corneas and both kidneys.

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Government rolls out daily drug regimen for TB

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:32

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Friday said it has changed the treatment strategy for Tuberculosis (TB) from thrice a week to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC).

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'Robotic surgery has established itself in India'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:24

Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Although the widespread use of computer assisted surgery began less than a decade ago in India, robotic surgery has already established itself in the country, says an expert.

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Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:18

New York, Nov 17 (IANS) A medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly Zika virus, new research has found.

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Schizophrenia drug could treat ALS

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:48

Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neurodegenerative condition for which there is currently no effective cure.

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15,000 new cases of TB detected: Nadda

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:44

Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday said that under the government's initiative, over 15,000 more tuberculosis (TB) cases have been detected.

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Rare Amish gene may hold secret to long, healthy life

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:40

New York, Nov 16 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have found a genetic mutation that has the potential to protect humans against diabetes as well as help us live 10 years longer and happier.

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Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:26

New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes -- a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin -- in a mouse model.

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MP tribal woman mortgages jewellery to build toilet

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:16

Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Inspired by the central government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal woman in this Madhya Pradesh district mortgaged her jewellery to build a toilet in her house.

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Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:36

It is difficult to imagine a world where a minor bacterial infection from a wound is untreatable and could possibly lead to death. In the short time that antibiotics have been around, their excessive and occasionally irrational usage by humans for medical purposes as well as in livestock and agriculture has contributed to the speeding up of a natural process of evolution and mutation in bacteria -- a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance (ABR).

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Psoriasis severity linked to higher risk of diabetes

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:46

New York, Nov 15 (IANS) People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those without the condition, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease, says a study.

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