Friday, January 27, 2023

Suspected monkeypox patient in Andhra tests negative
Vijayawada | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The first suspected monkeypox case in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada created a scare but the health authorities clarified on Sunday that the child has tested negative for the disease. ... read..

Lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine dropped blood pressure: Study
Washington | July 17, 2022 4:57:00 PM IST
Researchers have created a heart-healthy, lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine that was appetizing, affordable and significantly lowered blood pressure among adults diagnosed with hypertension. ... read..

New method of inciting immunological responses is revealed
Washington | July 17, 2022 4:56:55 PM IST
Small proteins, called chemokines, that direct immune cells toward sites of infection can also form DNA-bound nanoparticles that can induce chronic, dysfunctional immune responses, according to a new study. ... read..

Delhi's Covid tally declines to 491, two more deaths reported
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported a decline in fresh Covid infection in last 24 hours, at 491 against 601 reported the previous day, while there were two more deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

IMA urges government to withdraw GST on healthcare services
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday requested the Centre to immediately withdraw the imposition of GST on healthcare services. ... read..

Migraine drugs might be beneficial for weight loss: Study
Washington | July 16, 2022 11:55:25 PM IST
According to a study conducted on obese mice, a prescribed category of migraine drugs named Triptans is considered to be helpful in treating obesity. ... read..

Study reveals theatre participation promotes healthier body image among children
Washington | July 16, 2022 11:27:39 PM IST
As per a recent study published in Body Image, young children who participate in theatre productions are known to promote a more healthy body image. ... read..

Study shows individualized eating program helps dieters lose weight
Washington | July 16, 2022 5:26:46 PM IST
iDip, an individualized diet program, uses a unique visual tool that helps dieters choose foods that limit their daily calories while consuming adequate amounts of protein and fibre. Now in its third clinical trial, the program shows promise in helping pe ... read..

'Step therapy' effective strategy for diabetic eye disease: Study
Washington | July 16, 2022 5:26:40 PM IST
Clinical trial results suggest that a step strategy, in which patients with diabetic macular oedema start with a less expensive medicine and switch to a more expensive medicine if the vision does not improve sufficiently, gives results similar to starting ... read..

Covaxin can help control virus load, reduce disease severity: Study
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Scientists have found that Covaxin, which is an inactivated whole-virion vaccine, induces robust immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 and its variants of concern that persists for at least six months after vaccination and induces memory T cells that can respond ro ... read..

Brain dead woman's organs save lives of two soldiers
New Delhi/Pune | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A brain dead lady's family members donated her organs which saved the lives of two soldiers who were awaiting kidney transplant. ... read..

Delhi's Covid tally rises to 601, no new death
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported rise in new Covid infections in last 24 hours, at 601 against 520 reported on the previous day, but there was no fresh death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Health Ministry issues guidelines for monkeypox management
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
A day ater India registered its first monkeypox case, the Union Health Ministry on Friday issued guidelines for the management of the disease. ... read..

Mass reluctance in taking Covid-19 booster dose worries Bengal govt
Kolkata | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The West Bengal government is concerned over the reluctance of people in getting Covid-19 booster doses. ... read..

Over 100 students of IIIT Basara fall ill due to food poisoning
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Over 100 students of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technologies (RGUKT) at Basara town in Telangana's Nirmal district took ill on Friday due to suspected food poisoning. ... read..

Women can lower their rate of illness with improved diet, suggests study
Washington | July 15, 2022 11:55:38 PM IST
New research from the University of Georgia suggests the higher rates of illness among women can be improved by a better diet, one that is high in pigmented carotenoids such as yams, kale, spinach, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, oranges and carrots. ... read..

Study finds cancer trigger that could spur targeted drug therapies
Washington | July 15, 2022 9:26:04 PM IST
The function of a particular domain of proteins crucial to the biology of plants and microbes has now been conclusively connected to a human cancer trigger, the knowledge that had escaped scientists for decades, according to researchers from the US Depart ... read..

Do you know lifestyle may be more important than age in determining dementia risk?
Washington | July 15, 2022 7:26:39 PM IST
A recent Baycrest research found that adults without dementia risk factors like smoking, diabetes, or hearing loss had brain health compared to those who are 10 to 20 years younger than them. The research discovered that only one dementia risk factor can ... read..

Study: Stress transmitter noradrenaline wakes your brain up many times a night and it is normal
Health | July 15, 2022 4:26:06 PM IST
You might believe that uninterrupted sleep is necessary for optimal sleep. The neurotransmitter noradrenaline, however, is actually what wakes you up more than 100 times a night, according to a recent study from the University of Copenhagen. It is quite n ... read..

Study: Whole blood transfusion may be used as disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease
Houston (Texas) | July 15, 2022 3:26:16 PM IST
According to a recent study from UTHealth Houston, the complete exchange of blood may be a novel, disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease. This treatment successfully reduced the development of amyloid plaque in mice's brains. ... read..

Amid low precaution dose uptake, 'Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava' to kick off
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
A 75-day-long 'Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava' will commence from Friday to provide free precaution dose to all eligible adults at government Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs). ... read..

Odisha asks collectors to intensify vax drive for 18-59 age group
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
With Covid-19 cases rising day-by-day in the state, the Odisha government on Thursday asked all collectors and municipal commissioners to intensify vaccination of 18-59 age group on campaign mode from Friday. ... read..

Kerala records India's first monkeypox case, Centre rushes team (Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Kerala on Thursday recorded India's first case of monkeypox with state Health Minister Veena George saying that the suspected case has turned positive. ... read..

Centre rushes team to Kerala after monkeypox case confirmed
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:11 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday rushed a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with the state health authorities in instituting public health measures in view of the confirmed case of monkeypox in Kollam district. ... read..

Delhi reports 520 fresh Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported a rise in fresh Covid infections in last 24 hours, at 520 against 490 reported on previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's risk, sleep disturbance
Washington | July 14, 2022 4:26:09 PM IST
Scientists have discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer's disease risk with sleep disturbance, which may aid early detection and prevention efforts by identifying novel treatment targets at preclinical stages. ... read..

Curbing Candida: The cells that keep fungal infections at bay
Washington | July 14, 2022 2:58:42 PM IST
Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown defence mechanism employed by the immune system in fighting Candida infections. ... read..

Delhi reports 490 fresh Covid cases, 3 deaths
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported rise in daily Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 490 against 400 reported on the previous day, while there were three Covid-related deaths, as per Delhi government health bulletin. ... read..

Scientists develop mechanism to inactivate Covid by blocking entry to cells
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Scientists have developed a design of a new class of synthetic peptides that can not only block the entry of SARS-CoV-2 virus entry into cells but also clump the virions (virus particles) together, reducing their ability to infect. ... read..

Over 1,000 kids affected by acute hepatitis globally, 22 lives lost: WHO
Geneva | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
About 35 countries have reported 1,010 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis in children, while 22 kids have died from the disease with no cause identified yet, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. ... read..

Monkeypox outbreak was avoidable: US expert
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The recent monkeypox outbreak, with about 9,200 cases reported across 63 countries, was avoidable, according to a US expert. ... read..

Candida control: The cells that ward off fungal infections
Rehovot | July 13, 2022 10:27:16 PM IST
The yeast Candida is the most infamous of all the fungi that inhabit the human body. This distant relative of baker's yeast is well known for producing several different varieties of thrush, which can be quite bothersome, but it can also result in an inva ... read..

White kids' six-month mortality less than half that of black kids who underwent heart transplant
Washington | July 13, 2022 6:55:41 PM IST
According to new research, white children's six-month mortality was less than half that of black children who underwent heart transplant surgery for the first time. ... read..

Study: Cells that results in neuronal death in a mouse model of mitochondrial disease
Washington | July 13, 2022 5:57:49 PM IST
According to a recent study, a type of central nervous system cell, Microglia is primarily responsible for neuronal death in Leigh Syndrome and the neurological symptoms related to this mitochondrial disease. This research was measured by using a mouse mo ... read..

COVID-19 booster vaccine beneficial for lupus patients: Study
New York | July 13, 2022 3:58:07 PM IST
Those with systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, who received a "booster" dose of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine after receiving the full dosage are about half as likely to experience a subsequent "breakthrough" COVID-19 infection, according to a recent study. ... read..

'Pani puri' blamed for spurt in typhoid cases in Telangana
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
A top health official of Telangana has blamed "pani puri" for the large number of typhoid cases being registered across the state. ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid tally rises to 400, one new death
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported a rise in its daily Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 400 against 280 reported on previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

India's first qHPV vaccine against cervical cancer gets DCGI's nod
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Tuesday granted market authorisation to India's first Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer. ... read..

Covid cases once again rising in NE states
Guwahati/Agartala | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
After a gap of several months, new Covid cases are rising in almost all the northeastern states with the authorities in most states yet to take any precautionary measures, including making wearing of the face mask mandatory. ... read..

PGIMER gets advanced liver transplant centre
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The state-of-the-art Advanced Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Centre (AHTC) was inaugurated in the Department of Hepatology of the PGIMER here on Tuesday. ... read..

Mindful meditation likely to relieve pain: Study
Washington | July 12, 2022 6:57:28 PM IST
According to neuroscientists individuals who indulge in mindfulness meditation can diminish their suffering for generations. ... read..

Sperm screening might detect harmful mutations before embryo implantation
Washington | July 12, 2022 2:57:13 PM IST
Screening sperm may help identify potentially harmful new genetic mutations and help fertility specialists prevent them from being passed on to offspring, shows a preliminary study. The results suggest a potential tool to help improve fertility treatment ... read..

Researchers show effectiveness of migraine drugs in weight loss
Washington | July 12, 2022 1:27:45 PM IST
Triptans, a commonly prescribed class of migraine drugs, may also be useful in treating obesity, a new study suggests. ... read..

Odisha reports 572 Covid cases; guidelines issued for traders in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
As many as 572 new Covid-19 cases were reported from across Odisha on Monday, taking the state's active caseload to 3,360, the state health department said. ... read..

Delhi records decline in Covid cases, no new death
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Delhi on Monday reported considerable decline in it Covid tally in last 24 hours, at 280 against 433 infection on the previous day, while no new death was reported, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Monkeypox patients shed 'potentially' infectious high viral loads: Study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Monkeypox patients are likely to shed high viral loads that can be 'potentially' infectious, German scientists have found. ... read..

Abnormal heart metabolism linked to sudden cardiac death in future: Study
Washington | July 11, 2022 11:25:32 PM IST
According to a small, but rigorous study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, adults with abnormal heart metabolism are up to three times more likely to experience life-threatening arrhythmias (an irregular heart rhythm), and MRI techniques could be ... read..

ICMR launches National Registry of Multiple Sclerosis & Allied Demyelinating Disorders
New Delhi | July 11, 2022 9:57:26 PM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a National Registry of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Indian Multiple Sclerosis and Allied Demyelinating Disorders Registry and Research Network (IMSRN) and it will create an organised system for data ... read..

Do you know small intestinal microbiome prevents obesity and type 2 diabetes in our gut?
Washington | July 11, 2022 6:27:11 PM IST
According to a new study each person's gut is home to 500 to 1,000 different bacterial species, which might total 100,000 trillion germs. Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine used mouse models to examine how diet and ... read..

Study offers first proof of connection between chronic pain and opioid use disorders
Columbus | July 11, 2022 6:26:54 PM IST
Scientists have long suspected a link between opioid use disorder (OUD) and chronic pain, but the brain processes that link OUD and chronic pain remain unknown. Researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine and t ... read..

Summer season likely to increase the risk of miscarriages: Study
Boston | July 10, 2022 11:27:30 PM IST
As per a recent study made by the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSHP), the summer months raise the chances of miscarriages in women when compared to other weather conditions. ... read..

Do you know adding extra salt to your food linked to higher risk of premature death?
Washington | July 10, 2022 10:25:50 PM IST
According to a recent research of more than 500,000 people discovered that people are at higher risk of dying prematurely from any reason, who add extra salt to their cooked food at the table. ... read..

Research links childhood trauma to elderly persons' poor physical and mental health
Toronto | July 10, 2022 2:25:16 PM IST
Researchers from the University of Toronto recently conducted a study that found that elderly people who had been physically abused as children had a considerably higher likelihood of developing chronic pain and other physical ailments as they age. ... read..

Study: Feeling Hungry correlated to anger, irritability
Washington | July 10, 2022 1:55:33 PM IST
According to a new research, feelings of irritation and anger are significantly correlated with hunger, and being hungry might actually make us "hangry." ... read..

Gardening can promote better mental health: Study
Washington | July 10, 2022 7:24:47 AM IST
New research suggests that many people may indeed reap mental health benefits from working with plants even if they've never gardened before. ... read..

Scientists discover cancer triggers that could spur targeted drug therapies
Washington | July 10, 2022 5:25:24 AM IST
Researchers definitively linked the function of a specific domain of proteins important in plant-microbe biology to a cancer trigger in humans, the knowledge that had eluded scientists for decades. ... read..

Research: Human-like robots may be perceived as having mental states
Washington | July 10, 2022 5:25:23 AM IST
According to new research, when robots appear to engage with people and display human-like emotions, people may perceive them as capable of 'thinking,' or acting on their own beliefs and desires rather than their programs. ... read..

Delhi records 544 Covid cases, 2 deaths
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported marginal rise in new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 544 against 531 on the previous day, while there were two more Covid-related deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Japanese Encephalitis claims 8 lives, 82 infected in Assam
Guwahati | Sunday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
At least eight people died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam in the past nine days while 82 were infected, prompting the Health Department to seek authorities to set up District Rapid Response Teams (DRRT) to keep a close watch on the situation. ... read..

Maha Covid-19 tally crosses 80 lakh, fatalities inch towards 148K
Mumbai | Sunday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The Covid-19 cumulative tally in Maharashtra crossed the 8-million mark - which is below The Netherlands and above Iran - since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state in March 2020, health officials said here on Saturday. ... read..

Research: Women with anorexia likely to have underweight babies
Washington | July 9, 2022 8:25:25 PM IST
A recent study found that pregnant women with the eating condition anorexia nervosa are five times more likely to give birth to babies who are underweight. ... read..

Study suggests healthier body image in children gets promoted by theatre productions
Washington | July 9, 2022 7:27:50 PM IST
Theatre productions can help to promote healthier body image in young children, suggests the findings of a recent study. ... read..

Study: Mindfulness meditation relieves pain by separating it from the self
Washington | July 9, 2022 6:55:22 PM IST
Neuroscientists have recently been able to find out how individuals have been employing mindfulness meditation to try to reduce their suffering for generations. ... read..

Male dogs are four times more likely than female dogs to develop infectious cancer of mouth or nose: Study
Cambridge | July 9, 2022 4:26:01 PM IST
A recent study found that male dogs are four to five times more likely than female dogs to develop the oro-nasal variant of a canine transmissible venereal tumour. ... read..

Cases of medicine-related harm leading to hospital admission rising: Study
Washington | July 9, 2022 7:26:01 AM IST
Researchers have identified an increasing trend in medicine-related harm leading to hospital admission. ... read..

Study find that copper leads to protein aggregation, may cause Parkinson's disease
Washington | July 9, 2022 6:24:45 AM IST
Copper exposure in the environment and the protein alpha-synuclein in the human brain could play an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. Researchers were able to show how the protein takes on an unusual shape when exposed to large am ... read..

Youth with monkeypox-like symptoms admitted to hospital in Kolkata
Kolkata | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
A youth in Kolkata, who recently returned from Europe, has been admitted to the hospital with rashes and symptoms similar to the viral disease. ... read..

Delhi HC moved over delay in nod to export embryo to surrogate in US
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A married man has approached the Delhi High Court complaining of facing "unreasonable delay" in getting permission from authorities to export his embryo to a surrogate mother in the US. ... read..

Mandaviya calls for multi-level collaboration to eliminate vector-borne diseases
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Highlighting that the issue of vector control and elimination is cross-cutting and requires close collaboration with several other departments, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday exhorted the states to ensure inter-sectoral coordination and ... read..

1st pig heart transplant recipient died of heart failure, not rejection
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
David Bennett Sr, a US citizen who made history as the world's first person to receive a genetically modified pig's heart, died of heart failure, and not due to organ rejection, surgeons at University of Maryland have concluded. ... read..

Intermittent fasting may reduce complications from Covid-19: Study
New York | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
People who regularly fast are less likely to experience severe complications from Covid-19, suggests a study. ... read..

Study finds childhood socio-economic stress might be associated with obesity in later life
Washington | July 8, 2022 7:55:06 PM IST
Stressful childhood environments are a precursor for obesity later in life according to a University Alberta study that challenges the notion that advertising junk food is at the root of the obesity epidemic. ... read..

Fatty food may damage cognitive function: Study
Australia | July 8, 2022 7:29:42 PM IST
Eating fatty meals may not only increase the waistline but also damage cognitive function, according to an international study led by UniSA neuroscientists Professor Xin-Fu Zhou and Associate Professor Larisa Bobrovskaya. ... read..

Childhood obesity occurring at greater frequency, younger ages: Study
Washington | July 8, 2022 7:27:48 PM IST
Despite numerous public health initiatives to encourage healthy behaviours and improve living conditions the rates of new cases of obesity in elementary school are higher and are occurring earlier in childhood than they were even a decade earlier, accord ... read..

Scientists find brain pathway that helps to explain light's effect on mood
Washington | July 8, 2022 5:25:20 AM IST
Improved understanding of a neural pathway connecting light-sensitive cells in the retina with the cortical brain regions involved in mood and cognition has implications for the development of treatments for mood disorders. ... read..

High levels of toxic chemical found in drinking water across country: Report
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
High levels of a toxic chemical have been detected in drinking water samples collected from across the country whose exposure can disrupt the endocrine, reproductive and immune systems. ... read..

Ripples synchronize activities in brain's cortex during sleep, waking
Washington | July 8, 2022 4:25:51 AM IST
According to a study, brain recordings show that ripples are ubiquitous and occur simultaneously in widely distributed brain regions during human sleep, waking, and memory recall. ... read..

Delhi records 579 Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported marginal decline in Covid cases, at 579 in the last 24 hours, against 600 infection reported the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Rare surgeries performed on two Iraqi girls at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Doctors at KIMS Hospital in Secunderabad here performed successful rare surgeries on two Iraqi girls with Scoliosis problem. ... read..

Calcutta HC orders judicial probe into recruitments in health sector
Kolkata | Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Is the health department in West Bengal heading for a central agency probe into the alleged recruitment irregularities in the department, in line with the recruitment scams in the education department? ... read..

Study finds poor physical and mental health in older adults linked to childhood trauma
Toronto | July 7, 2022 5:25:47 PM IST
According to a recently published study by University of Toronto researchers, older persons who experienced physical abuse as children were much more likely to experience chronic pain and chronic physical illnesses in later life. In comparison to those wh ... read..

Study: Connectivity of language areas unique in the human brain as compared to chimpanzee brains
Washington D.C. | July 7, 2022 12:58:55 PM IST
A team of neuroscientists have found a new approach to how our brain evolved into a language-ready brain. The study revealed that the pattern of connections of language areas in our brain is very much like chimpanzee brains and has expanded more than ever ... read..

Study finds new way to reduce inflammation and prevent repigmentation in patients with vitiligo disease
Washington D.C. | July 7, 2022 8:56:25 AM IST
According to a recent study, a group of researchers from the University of California, Irvine found out that the cell-to-cell communication networks could perpetuate irritation and help to prevent repigmentation in patients with vitiligo disease. ... read..

Air pollution in 10 cities above CPCB limits in summer: Data
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Data from 10 cities across India has shown that monthly PM2.5 and PM10 levels during the summer months breached the annual CPCB safe limits of 40 micrograms per cubic metre and 60 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, during these months. ... read..

Detailed views of HIV protein may lead to novel treatments against virus
Washington | July 7, 2022 4:25:43 AM IST
Scientists have determined the molecular structure of HIV Pol, a protein that plays a key role in the late stages of HIV replication, or the process through which the virus propagates itself and spreads through the body. ... read..

Death of a family member may increase heart failure mortality risk
Washington | July 7, 2022 4:25:41 AM IST
Heart failure patients experiencing grief or in mourning following the loss of a close family member are at an increased risk of death, particularly during the first week following the family member's death, according to a new study. ... read..

Delhi records 600 Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported marginal decline in new Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 600 against 615 on the previous day, while there was one more Covid-related death, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Israel approves Covid vaccination for kids under 5
Jerusalem | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Israeli Ministry of Health on Wednesday said it has allowed the administration of Covid-19 vaccines to children and toddlers aged six months to five years. ... read..

US cancer patient suffers Covid infection for 471 days
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
A cancer patient in US' Connecticut has become the second longest-known in the world to be infected with Covid as he suffered the infection 471 days, according to a pre-print study, not peer-reviewed. ... read..

AstraZeneca Covid jab-based cancer vax shows promise
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
An experimental cancer vaccine developed on the lines of AstraZeneca's Covid jab has shown promise in treating patients with head and neck cancers. ... read..

Indian surgeon Raghu Ram receives honour from Royal College of Surgeons
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Eminent breast surgeon Dr. P. Raghu Ram has become the youngest surgeon of Indian origin to be conferred Honorary FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. ... read..

Multi-layered strategies required to protect public health from oil and gas drilling effects: Study
Washington | July 6, 2022 11:55:47 PM IST
Efforts to mitigate the potentially damaging effects of oil and gas drilling often focus on single measures, such as B. major setbacks, the minimum allowable distance between wells and homes, schools and other sensitive locations. However, in a July 6 com ... read..

Scientists reveal new device to detect brain abnormalities
Washington | July 6, 2022 5:56:58 PM IST
Detecting concussion, epilepsy and dementia has now become more accurate, affordable and portable as a group of scientists developed an advanced device in the new research. ... read..

Do you know shapeshifting microrobots can brush and floss your teeth?
Los Angeles | July 6, 2022 5:26:49 PM IST
With an aim to automatically practice rinsing, brushing, and flossing teeth, a multidisciplinary team from University of Pennsylvania invented a shapeshifting robotic microswarm device. ... read..

Study finds CRISPR technology may provide novel treatment for genetic disorders
Washington | July 6, 2022 9:27:02 AM IST
New research revealed that one of the major issues faced by modern medicine is the treatment of crippling hereditary illnesses. The introduction of CRISPR technology and advances in genetics research over the past ten years have given patients and their f ... read..

Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly: Study
Washington | July 6, 2022 5:56:26 AM IST
According to a new study, the gene defect underlying Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly, independent of its effects on other cell types. The discovery represents a new mechanism of action for the mutant gene, presenting a more accurate ... read..

Delhi's daily Covid tally rises to 615, 3 more deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported rise in Covid cases in the last 24 hours, at 615 against 420 on the previous day, while there were three more deaths, as per the government health bulletin. ... read..

Study: Avocados help lower cholesterol levels
Washington | July 6, 2022 3:55:03 AM IST
According to a new study, eating one avocado a day for six months was found to have no effect on belly fat, liver fat or waist circumference in people with overweight or obesity. However, it did lead to a slight decrease in unhealthy cholesterol levels. ... read..

Monkeypox: WHO reports 5,322 lab-confirmed cases in 53 countries
Geneva | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that 5,322 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox had been reported to it from 53 countries -- both endemic and non-endemic. ... read..

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