New York, May 17 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have found that the melatonin hormone promotes sleep by suppressing the neurons responsible for keeping us awake, a discovery that may lead to new therapy for insomnia.
Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday announced a unique health plan in the state, wherein the elderly would get access to primary health monitoring at their doorsteps.
Johannesburg, May 16 (IANS) Every year 25 million unsafe abortions take place, which compromise the sexual and reproductive health of women around the world, revealed an alarming report published in the journal The Lancet.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Bhopal.
London, May 16 (IANS) Moving closer to finding a cure for common cold, researchers have developed a molecule that may prevent the virus from attacking human cells.
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) The Jaipur Foot, a marvel of "Gandhian engineering," has an international role in helping victims of civil strife around the world regain their dignity by restoring mobility, according to diplomats and activists.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Doctors here have successfully conducted a laparoscopic surgery on a 23-year-old Iraqi woman who donated a part of her liver to her ailing son.
New York, May 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel web tool that can accurately predict eye, hair and skin colour from even a small DNA sample, an advance that can be used when standard forensic profiling is not helpful.
London, May 15 (IANS) Apart from the rising number of female foeticide cases in India, more than 200,000 girls under the age of five die each year in the country, finds a Lancet study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Sanitation pioneer and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.
London, May 14 (IANS) People with gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not actually have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, show results of a new study.
New York, May 13 (IANS) A single shot of synthetically designed nanofibres might one day help break up as well as reverse the arterial plaque -- a hallmark of atherosclerosis, said researchers led by one of an Indian-origin.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Patients suffering from abnormal heart beat, also known as atrial fibrillation, and diagnosed with carotid artery disease could be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a research.
London, May 13 (IANS) A team of researchers has managed to exploit a vulnerability in melanoma or skin cancer that develops resistance to a targeted therapy, providing a potential new therapeutic strategy to selectively kill the drug-resistant cancer cells.
New York, May 13 (IANS) Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested.