Oral drugs may protect cancer patients from blood clots

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 13:02

London, May 13 (IANS) Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million cancer patients worldwide suffering from a deadly blood clot condition, results from a clinical trial have showed.


WHO alerts latest Ebola outbreak in DRC

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 05:24

Geneva, May 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be a serious, tough and costly challenge, which requires preparedness for all scenarios.


Osteoporosis drug may help reduce heart diseases

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 15:40

Hong Kong, May 12 (IANS) A commonly used drug for treating osteoporosis or bone pain may also help reduce the risk of death by cardiovascular, heart attack and stroke, according to a study.


UN copes with imminent birth surge among Rohingya refugees

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:38

United Nations, May 12 (IANS) A surge in births among Rohingya refugee women in Bangladesh is imminent and the fact that possibly thousands of the pregnancies resulted from rape makes the provision of proper medical care in the camps more difficult, according to a UN News portal report.


'Set up Thalassemia testing centres in remote areas'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 17:16

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Increased public awareness about the Thalassemia blood disease is now a challenge for the government to set up testing centres in remote areas of the country, an expert said on Friday.


104-year-old scientist David Goodall ends life in Switzerland

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 17:08

Bern, May 10 (IANS) David Goodall, a 104-year-old Australian scientist who had campaigned for the legalisation of assisted dying in his home country, ended his life at a Swiss clinic on Thursday, a representative from the pro-euthanasia group Exit International said.


Gujarat road accident victims to get Rs 50,000

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:42

Gandhinagar, May 9 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced that it will provide medical treatment up to Rs 50,000 to all road accident victims across the state.


Addition of organ donation column in driving licence form hailed

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:58

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A social group pushing for a change in the driving licence application form to allow an applicant to pledge for his/her organ donation has welcomed the government move on this, saying awareness and easy process will encourage people to donate organs.


Robotic surgery fast gaining popularity, acceptance: Experts

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:08

Mussourie (Uttarakhand), May 9 (IANS) More and more government-run hospitals and cancer institutes are increasingly adopting robotic surgery, experts in the field have said while informing that this reflected the growing acceptance of this form of surgery, which was already popular in many parts of the world.


Malaria parasite may stay hidden in bone marrow

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:24

Washington, May 9 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that a malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, not only circulates in the blood but also takes up residence in the bone marrow.


Simple step may cut risk of bladder cancer returning

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:28

New York, May 9 (IANS) Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, show the results of a new clinical trial.