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Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 08:02

British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the Prime Minister said.

Ebola-hit west Africa launches $100 mn battle plan

Ebola-hit west Africa launches $100 mn battle plan

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 07:45

West Africa`s Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world`s worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agreed to launch a $100 million response plan at an emergency regional summit.

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 06:04

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone`s capital looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

US approves Boehringer`s once-a-day inhaler drug

US approves Boehringer`s once-a-day inhaler drug

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:59

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease.

Encephalitis under control in Bengal: Official

Encephalitis under control in Bengal: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:32

Encephalitis is "under control" in West Bengal, an official said Thursday, dismissing reports about the disease surfacing in Kolkata.

Breastfeeding lowers risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases in kids

Breastfeeding lowers risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:01

A new study has found that young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Rajasthan: 22-year old woman diagnosed with rare disease that sheds `blood tears`

Rajasthan: 22-year old woman diagnosed with rare disease that sheds `blood tears`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 15:50

In an unusual case, a 22-year-old woman from Kota has been diagnosed with a rare disease which leads to shedding of “blood tears” from the eyes instead of saline water.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:45

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

100 Diarrhoea monitoring units set up in Koraput district

100 Diarrhoea monitoring units set up in Koraput district

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:23

To contain waterborne diseases which spread during monsoon around 100 Diarrhoea monitoring units (DMU) have been constituted in Koraput district to monitor the situation, an official said Thursday.

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