Health

Novel skin patch to monitor diabetes developed

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:38

London, April 11 (IANS) Scientists have created a non-invasive adhesive patch that promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without carrying out the painful finger-pricking blood tests among patients.

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Zinc oxide in canned foods may damage your digestive system

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:18

New York, April 10 (IANS) The next time you opt for canned foods such as corn, tuna, asparagus or chicken, think twice. They may contain zinc oxide that can potentially damage your digestive system, warn researchers.

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Decoded: How Alzheimer's disease-causing gene works

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:46

New York, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how a primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's causes the disease as well as a potential solution to erase the damage caused by it.

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ALS, rare dementia share genetic link: Study

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:42

New York, April 10 (IANS) Researchers have identified genetic links between a fatal neuromuscular disorder and a rare form of dementia that may help in potential treatment for both disorders.

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Google, AMA to invite solutions for integrated health model

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:42

Washington, April 10 (IANS) Google has joined hands with the American Medical Association (AMA) to invite new solutions of mobile health technology, through devices and applications, that can help effectively monitor patients as well as share medical health data to manage chronic conditions.

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'India can be example to world in eliminating tuberculosis

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:34

New Delhi, April 10, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias says she admires the fact that India is striving to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 -- well before the global target date of 2030. She feels that India can not only eliminate the infectious disease, but it can be an example to the world on how to do it.

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New biomarker helps identify cancer chemotherapy timing

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:36

New York, April 9 (IANS) In ray of hope for doctors to identify the tumour normalising period for effective timing of anti-cancer drug treatment, a team of researchers have discovered a new biomarker that can visualise the activity of blood vessels.

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One in four kids under 6 has smartphone: Survey

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:30

London, April 9 (IANS) While various stakeholders including parents are deliberating to decide on the correct age for using a smartphone, a survey has found that one in four children under the age of six in Britain has a smartphone.

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3 kids die post vaccination in Jharkhand

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 18:02

Ranchi, April 8 (IANS) Three children died in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Sunday a day after they were administered diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTP) vaccines. Six others have fallen seriously ill.

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Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 15:58

Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Chinese scientists have developed a novel method by mixing two chemicals that help generate stem cells which can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells and be used to treat a wide range of ailments.

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Fatalistic attitude towards brain tumour must go: Doctors

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 21:38

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Doctors from across the world assembled for an international conference at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said there is a widespread defeatist perception about brain tumour even among doctors, which is not right.

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