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Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:58

In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable diagnostic kit, a lab-on-a-chip, that could be used by untrained health workers.

Eating probiotics daily may help reduce high blood pressure

Eating probiotics daily may help reduce high blood pressure

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:36

A new study suggests that consuming probiotics found in yoghurt and other dairy products not just help in aiding digestion but may also help in controlling blood pressure.

Human blood created from human stem cells in lab

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 17:02

Scientists have discovered two genetic programs that are responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells to turn them into both red and white cells that make up human blood.

Divorce can lead to high blood pressure

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:57

Just had a divorce and facing persistent sleep problems? Check your blood pressure as you may be at the risk of potentially harmful increase in blood pressure, says a study.

Lean beef diet help reduce blood pressure

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:51

A new study has found that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease as it is the principal protein source in a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) like diet, along with fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy.

Injection to control diabetes without side effects

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:18

Dealing with diabetes could soon be a lot easier as researchers have developed an injection that can restore blood sugar levels to normal for more than two days without any side effects.

Soon, single jab will be enough to regulate diabetes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:31

A new animal study has revealed that a single injection of the protein FGF1 would be sufficient to balance the blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.

Smart tap glucose level with Google`s contact lens

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:18

Google`s smart contact lens, that can measure blood sugar level, is on its way to be commercialized with the tech giant collaborating with Novartis to develop it.

Gel lowers blood clot risk for breast cancer patients

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:16

A gel form of a popular drug taken orally to prevent breast cancer has brought cheers for such patients as this can reduce the growth of cancer cells with minimum side effects. Tamoxifen is an oral drug that is used for breast cancer prevention and as therapy for non-invasive breast cancer and invasive cancer.

`Pre-diabetic` not a category: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:23

Calling people with moderately high blood sugar as "pre-diabetic" is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, a research shows.

Diabetes diet: Foods that may keep blood sugar levels healthy

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 22:02

Eating a balanced diabetic diet along with some exercise is the key to healthy living for people with diabetes. Here are three good foods that diabetic patients can eat while keeping their blood sugar levels under control.

Device to diagnose diabetes at home

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:01

In a significant discovery, researchers have invented a cheap and hand-held device to diagnose type-1 diabetes at home.