Odisha: 30 infants down with unknown disease

At lease 30 infants were down with an unknown disease in a remote village in Odisha's Malkangiri district, doctors said on Monday.

New drug combination slows deadly leukemia

A new combination therapy for a rare, deadly leukemia can send the disease into remission even in patients whose standard therapy has failed, researchers have found in a pilot study.

High BP linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk

People with a genetic tendency to high blood pressure (BP) have a lower risk for Alzheimer`s disease, a new study has found.

'Finger-prick test' diagnoses Ebola within minutes

A new study has revealed about a diagnostic test for Ebola that can be game changer in the fight against the disease.

3D models of neuron to help Parkinson's patients

 In a major step towards development of personalised drugs for Parkison's patients, researchers have managed to grow three dimensional models of cells that are lost with the progress of the disease.

Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: Study

According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.

'Single-dose' of this malaria drug may help fight against disease 'better'

A new research has found a novel compound, DDD107498, that can actually treat malaria in a single dose and protect people from the disease and prevent infection being transmitted.

Researchers discover novel mechanism to fight against Melanoma

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how to combat with the melanoma skin cancer.

Embrace yoga to check disease: Expert

With diabetes growing alarmingly in India, a health expert on Sunday urged people to embrace yoga to avoid or control the lifestyle disease.

Over 1360 died in China by infectious diseases in May

 Over 1,360 people died of infectious diseases in China last month, with AIDS being the cause of more than 1,100 deaths, officials said today.

Hong Kong sets ''serious'' response to South Korea's MERS outbreak

Hong Kong upgraded to "serious" on Monday its response to an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, where the number of cases jumped and fears grew about the economic impact of the disease.

New treatment for inherited kidney disease

A new treatment which involves targeting tiny blood vessels inside the kidneys may slow down the progression of an inherited kidney disease that is affecting around 12.5 million individuals worldwide, research has found.

Hepatitis C: Symptoms, who should get tested for it!

Most people with chronic Hepatitis C do not have any symptoms. However, if a person has been infected for many years, his or her liver may be damaged. 

Alzheimer's patients more sensitive to pain: Study

People with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) may be more sensitive to pain, says a study.

Jaundice returns to haunt Cuttack civic body

Despite claims made by district administration and local civic body for last three months to check spread of jaundice in city, the waterborne disease again returned to haunt as at least 25 patients have tested positive to the disease here recently.

Simple test measures Parkinson's progress in brain

US researchers have identified what happens to the brain with the progression of Parkinson's disease, thereby opening the door for a simple test to measure the disease advancement.

Omega-3 boosts brain power among the elderly

 Omega-3 fatty acids -- found in fish, nuts and certain seeds like flax seeds -- can improve cognitive abilities among the elderly, finds a study.

How to tackle dengue? Nix mosquito females!

Only female mosquitoes bite because they need blood for developing eggs, and researchers believe that a higher ratio of males could reduce disease transmission.

Vaccines developed against new avian Influenza strains

The US researchers have developed vaccines that can protect chickens from two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.

Newly unveiled prostate cancer's 'Rosetta Stone' paves way for targeted drugs

A team of scientists has unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone."