17 dead as Ebola returns in Congo

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 03:18

Kinshasa, May 9 (IANS) At least 17 people have been killed following signs of hemorrhagic fever in the Bikoro Health Zone in the Equateur Province in the northwest of Congo, according to the Minister of Health, Orly Ilunga.


Cancer survivors to share their experiences at Hyderabad meet

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 21:14

Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Actress Gautami, noted classical danseuse Ananda Jayant and other caner survivors will share their experiences at Aarogya, a one-day international conference on cancer prevention to be held here on May 13.


New protein linked to spread of breast cancer identified

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:16

Toronto, May 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent the spread of an aggressive type of breast cancer to other sites in the body, a process known as metastasis.


First robot-assisted spinal surgery performed

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 20:38

New York, May 6 (IANS) A team of neurosurgeons led by an Indian-origin professor from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine performed the first-ever robot-assisted spinal surgery to successfully remove a rare tumour on the patient's neck.


Father dies of heart attack as son writes exam

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 16:38

Kochi/Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The father of a Tamil Nadu youth who was writing the medical entrance exam in Kerala's Ernakulam district died of a heart attack on Sunday, said a hotel employee where the two had checked in a day earlier.


Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte captured together in home photos

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 09:36

London, May 6 (IANS) Photographs of Prince Louis' first days at home have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, including an image of the new royal baby being kissed by his older sister Princess Charlotte, the media reported on Sunday.


Computerised test can improve ADHD diagnoses: Study

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 18:16

London, May 5 (IANS) Adding a computerised test of attention and activity to standard care can reduce the time needed to make a diagnostic decision on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study says.


Indian researchers identify molecule that could combat chikungunya

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:14

Roorkee, May 4 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee have identified a molecule that exhibits antiviral activity against the chikungunya virus, raising hopes of finding a new way to combat the mosquito-borne viral disease.


132-pound ovarian tumour removed from US woman

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:52

Washington, May 4 (IANS) A 132-pound ovarian tumour, measuring almost three feet, was removed from a 38-year-old woman from US' Connecticut this year, said doctors involved in the case.


Two Maharashtra railway stations adjudged 'most beautiful'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 21:12

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Decorated with paintings, murals and sculptures of tigers, local jungles and other wildlife, Chandrapur and Ballarshah stations in the Nagpur Division of Central Railway have been adjudged "Most Beautiful Station" on Indian Railways, an official said on Thursday.