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New combination of pills curing hepatitis C patients revealed

New combination of pills curing hepatitis C patients revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:48

A new study has revealed a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients and is well tolerated by patients.

First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:42

A new study has demonstrated how a first-ever controlled malaria infection clinical trial in Africa has paved a way for the development of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.

Brain `switch` controlling blood sugar levels discovered

Brain `switch` controlling blood sugar levels discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:13

Researchers have identified the mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

New hope for curing cancer

New hope for curing cancer

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:39

Scientists found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective.

Healthy lifestyle key for childhood cancer survivors

Healthy lifestyle key for childhood cancer survivors

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:03

Following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors` risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, says a study.

Forget injection, pills to cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

Forget injection, pills to cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:13

On this World Hepatitis Day, there`s good news for patients, particularly from India, for those suffering from hepatitis C.

India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy

India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:52

India`s leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.

New genetic risk factors for Parkinson`s discovered

New genetic risk factors for Parkinson`s discovered

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:50

In what could lead to new treatment for Parkinson`s disease, scientists have identified 24 genetic risk factors involved in the disease, including six that had not been previously identified.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:06

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

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