Kochi hospital brings open fetal surgery to India

Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has unveiled a centre for open fetal surgery - the first in Asia for treating complex and rare fetal conditions.

How traumatic memories get hidden in brain

Scientists have discovered the mechanism in our brain that makes stressful or fear-related memories inaccessible.

Try VAAFT, a painless treatment for anal fistula

People suffering from anal fistula now have a new treatment at their service that enables them to undergo the surgical procedure painlessly, with an assurance of fast recovery and less chances of re-occurrence.

New potential treatments may soon help people with cognitive diseases

New findings by medical researchers have revealed potential new treatments which could help people with cognitive diseases.

New plan to boost early diagnose of cancer will be `cost-cutting`

Scientists have come up with a new strategy to increase early diagnosis of cancer that not only save many lives but also cut the cost of treatment.

This gel may treat blood cancer that affects skin

An investigational topical gel effectively treats patients with a rare type of blood cancer that affects the skin.

HIV grows 'silently' despite treatment

 Casting doubts on finding a cure for HIV anytime soon, British researchers have found that the virus can grow 'silently' in patients who are thought to be responding well to treatment.

Mild drinking can lower disability in chronic pain patients

Treating chronic widespread pain with a glass of wine or a pint of beer may not sound like a good idea but scientists think otherwise. Moderate drinking may lower the disability risk among those suffering from the condition, says new research.

Prawns can protect us from parasitic disease: Study

Freshwater prawns can help prevent the spread of schistosomiasis, a potentially deadly parasitic disease that can cause anaemia, stunted growth, infertility, liver failure, bladder cancer and lasting cognitive impairment, says a new study.

Chemotherapy equipment dangerous: Study

The anti-bacterial silver coating used in chemotherapy catheters actually breaks down the drugs and thus reduces the efficacy of the treatment, a study says.

Gulzar's "Lakeerein" gets theatrical treatment on Delhi stage
Gulzar's "Lakeerein" gets theatrical treatment on Delhi stage

 Eminent poet-lyricist Gulzar's collection of stories and poems "Lakeerein", encircling the journey of last 60 years of Indo-Pak relations, was brought to life on stage for the first time in the form of a play.

Fruits may help turn excess white fat into obesity-fighter

A new study has revealed that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning "beige" fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.

Patients returning to same hospital more likely to survive

Patients with complications after major surgery are 26 percent more likely to survive if they return to the hospital where they had their operation compared to those admitted to a different hospital, shows a study.

Vaginal cancer linked to decreased sexual activity

Women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers may experience reduced sexual activity after treatment, says a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Migraine surgery found effective among teens

Migraine surgery is effective among selected adolescent patients that don't respond to standard treatment, a recent study shows.

Cannabis pills falls short in curing Dementia's behavioral symptoms

Medical marijuana pills may not be able to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, claims a new study.

Diagnosing illness online can have adverse effects on your health

A new study has revealed that search engines provide irrelevant information that usually lead to incorrect self-diagnosis and treatment, and apparently people delay visiting doctor that worsens the condition.

Rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people a challenge: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday said the rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people remains a cause of concern in the country.

Ireland Baldwin checks into rehab for emotional trauma treatment

 Ireland Baldwin has checked-in to a rehab for treatment of emotional trauma, it has been revealed.

'Robotics to play greater role in cancer treatment'
'Robotics to play greater role in cancer treatment'

Rapid advances in robot-assisted surgery are offering new options for cancer patients and in the coming years robotics would have a greater role in tackling the challenge, an Indian expert has said.