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Silkworms could help repair damaged eardrums, say Australian researchers

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Silkworms could help repair damaged eardrums, say Australian researchers

The device named 'ClearDrum', developed by a team of researchers, based in Melbourne and Perth, is similar in appearance to a contact lens which a recipient's cells can grow on, Xinhua news agency reported.

Repairing a fragile heart valve: Newborn undergoes life-saving surgery 6 hours after birth at Delhi's Ganga Ram Hospital

Surgery

Repairing a fragile heart valve: Newborn undergoes life-saving surgery 6 hours after birth at Delhi's Ganga Ram Hospital

The baby girl, Advika had nearly 80% blockage in the pulmonary valve, compelling her to undergo a valve repair within hours of her birth.

 

US researchers identify new way to slow down cancer development

Cancer

US researchers identify new way to slow down cancer development

On a closer look, the researchers found out how Tudor-SN is important in the "preparatory" phase of the cell cycle, the period when the cell gets ready to divide, according to the study.

Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Oral health

Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Periodontal exams focus on a patient's gum tissue and connection to the teeth. 

Century-old drug may provide hope for autistic kids

Autism

Century-old drug may provide hope for autistic kids

The findings were reported in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

India has just one anaesthetist per lakh people: Study

Anaesthesia

India has just one anaesthetist per lakh people: Study

According to their findings presented in Geneva, Switzerland last week, India, with a population of 1.3 billion, has 883,812 physicians, while the number of physician anaesthesia providers is only 16,500.

New designer viruses can help fight cancer: Study

Cancer

New designer viruses can help fight cancer: Study

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University of Basel in Switzerland have now succeeded in manufacturing innovative designer viruses for that purpose.

Scientists develop new toy cars for children with disabilities

Disabilities

Scientists develop new toy cars for children with disabilities

The car was designed for children who may or are expected to walk eventually but their walking is delayed.

Diabetics may be able to avoid amputation with new therapy soon

Diabetes

Diabetics may be able to avoid amputation with new therapy soon

It has long been known that macrophages play a key role in the normal wound healing process.

More reasons to love coffee! Five cups a day may cut risk of liver cancer by half

Cancer

More reasons to love coffee! Five cups a day may cut risk of liver cancer by half

Decaffeinated coffee was also found to have a beneficial, though less marked, effect, researchers said.

Your love for Facebook is making you more sad and unhealthy, says study!

Mental health

Your love for Facebook is making you more sad and unhealthy, says study!

The study also revealed that if users were updating their profiles or liking posts more than average, they were more likely to have mental health issues.

Meet Tushar Rishi, 19-year-old cancer-stricken boy, who scores 95% in CBSE class 12 board exams

Cancer

Meet Tushar Rishi, 19-year-old cancer-stricken boy, who scores 95% in CBSE class 12 board exams

Tushar scored 95 in English, 95 in Physics, 93 in Mathematics, 89 in Computer and 100 in Fine Arts.

Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, eats food by herself for first time in 25 years

Weight loss surgery

Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, eats food by herself for first time in 25 years

The other good news is that Eman is taking currently and for the last two days, half of her meal by herself.

India's first womb transplants: Both recipients and donors doing well; ICMR says Pune hospital did not seek its nod

Transplantation

India's first womb transplants: Both recipients and donors doing well; ICMR says Pune hospital did not seek its nod

On May 18, a 21-year-old woman from Solapur, who received her mother's womb, became the first person to undergo a uterus transplant in India.

All three patients are well, no fresh cases of Zika virus in state: Gujarat govt

Zika

All three patients are well, no fresh cases of Zika virus in state: Gujarat govt

Mr Singh said that out of three Zika cases, one was reported from Gopalnagar in the posh SP Stadium ward and two positive cases – both pregnant women - were reported from the Bapunagar area of the city.

NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases

medical negligence

NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases

The People for Better Treatment submitted a memorandum to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to seek amendment in the said Act of 1986 to check long delays in such cases.

Cancer screening programme begins in Punjab

Cancer

Cancer screening programme begins in Punjab

This campaign is being implemented in 192 sub-divisional hospitals and community health centres of the, Health and Family Welfare minister Brahm Mohindra said in a release.

Certain cancers have 'sweet tooth': Study

Cancer

Certain cancers have 'sweet tooth': Study

Researchers wanted to find differences between the metabolism of two subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer - adenocarcinoma (ADC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC).

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

Heart

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

The researchers from University of Bristol, UK, hypothesised that cardiovascular risk due to increased BMI was likely to emerge in earlier life.   

This newly-identified unique gene may save you from heart disease

Heart

This newly-identified unique gene may save you from heart disease

The variant, rs145556679*, is associated with lower levels of both 'bad' natural fats and 'bad' cholesterol, the factors that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

Depression

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

For the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the team recruited 50 participants through advertisements offering tai chi for stress reduction. 

Government classifies microbeads as "unsafe" for cosmetic products

Cosmetics

Government classifies microbeads as "unsafe" for cosmetic products

The Ministry also told the bench that the last date for inviting comments on the draft notification is July 15 and the grievances of the applicant would be addressed by the publication of the document.

Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Cancer

Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Pembrolizumab is indicated for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumours that have been identified as having a biomarker referred to as microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).

You may die if you sleep less than 6 hours a day! - Read

Sleep

You may die if you sleep less than 6 hours a day! - Read

The study further noted that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were about 1.49 times more likely to die of stroke.

Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! - WATCH VIDEO

newborns

Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! - WATCH VIDEO

The video that went viral as soon as it was posted, shows a newborn baby – just fresh out of its mother's womb – draped over a nurse's arm and actually balancing on its feet and walking on the bed as if it's the most common thing ever!

This is how listening to music in a group can be bad for people with depression - Read

Depression

This is how listening to music in a group can be bad for people with depression - Read

As per a study, listening to sad music in a group and talking about sad things tend to make people feel more depressed.

Yoga has established global integration, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Yoga

Yoga has established global integration, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Touching upon its effectiveness, PM Modi also said that Yoga guarantees wellness and fitness and is essential for a stress-free life.

Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!

Zika

Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!

The flavivirus is known to be carried by an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. Albopictus) that are also responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Indulge in street food but be cautious

Infections

Indulge in street food but be cautious

It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts.

Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

Infections

Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

According to the doctors, recent medical check-up camps in Delhi slums have found that contagious diseases, such as mumps, typhoid and gasterointestinal infections, have risen over 20 per cent compared to other seasons.  

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

Gene

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

The cardioprotective variant, rs145556679, was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern Crete.