Novel smartphone-based lab detects infections faster

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:36

New York, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that could lead to faster, accurate and lower-cost results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in rural or lower-resource areas.


US doctors perform world's first penile, scrotum transplant

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:22

New York, April 24 (IANS) In a first, doctors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US have successfully transplanted a penis and scrotum on a war veteran who had suffered injuries while deployed in Afghanistan.


New focussed radiotherapy holds promise of cure for liver cancer

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:32

New York, April 24 (IANS) A new technique that delivers high doses of radiation to tumours while sparing the surrounding normal tissue shows promise as a curative treatment option for patients with early-stage liver cancer, according to researchers.


Australian boy flies to Bali after row over holiday

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:04

Canberra, April 24 (IANS) A 12-year-old Australian boy travelled alone to Indonesia's Bali after he had a row with his parents when they cancelled a holiday to the tourist island, BBC news reported on Tuesday.


Asthma, hay fever may up mental disorder risk

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:58

Taipei, April 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from asthma and hay fever may be at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new study suggests.


Duchess of Cambridge hospitalised

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:59

London, April 23 (IANS) The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital on Monday in the early stages of labour with her third child.


World's oldest person dies in Japan

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:14

Tokya, April 22 (IANS) Nabi Tajima, a Japanese woman believed to have been the world's oldest person, has died at the age of 117, the media reported on Sunday.


Medication use increases in newly-diagnosed dementia patients

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:26

Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found an increase in medication use by the patients who have been newly-diagnosed with dementia and they may consume unnecessary or inappropriate medicines that increase the risk of side effects.


Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:54

London, April 22 (IANS) Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less.


Nations must ensure vaccines reach 90% population: WHO

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:16

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the World Immunisation Week begins on April 24, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said all member countries must ensure covering 90 per cent of the population each time and listed ways to achieve the target.


Promising 'male pill' compound identified

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:12

New York, April 20 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound which turns off the sperm's ability to swim, thereby significantly limiting fertilisation capabilities without causing any physical side effects.