Health & Medicine News

How Vitamin D supplements can help lung patients

How Vitamin D supplements can help lung patients

A study has shown that the oral use of vitamin D supplements led to a 45 per cent reduction in lung attacks among COPD patients

Jan 11, 2019, 15:27 PM IST
Robotic surgeries to begin from January in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital

Robotic surgeries to begin from January in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital

The cost in private hospitals for a robotic surgery lies between 4-5 lakh whereas Safdarjung will be doing it for free to all.

Dec 24, 2018, 12:14 PM IST
Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in gut bacteria identified

Over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in gut bacteria identified

"Most of these genes appeared to be present in bacteria that live in a harmless relationship with the human host, so may not be an immediate threat to human health," Willem van Schaik said.

Dec 03, 2018, 12:04 PM IST
Repurposing cancer drugs may help treat HPVs

Repurposing cancer drugs may help treat HPVs

Preclinical experiments by researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the US suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might help treat HPVs.

Dec 03, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health

AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health

In India, apart from AIIMS, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, IIT Delhi and GTB Hospital are also associated with the research.

Nov 19, 2018, 13:34 PM IST
End of Chemotherapy? Scientists discover 'Kill Code' in human cells to end cancer

End of Chemotherapy? Scientists discover 'Kill Code' in human cells to end cancer

A kill code in human cells can trigger the cancer erosion mechanism without having to use chemotherapy and without messing with the genome, say scientists.

Oct 30, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
Biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems

Biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems

For the study, the research team pooled information from 31,877 participants with an average age of 60 years from six cohort studies. 

Sep 28, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Three new genes associated with chronic back pain identified, may help in development of new therapies

Three new genes associated with chronic back pain identified, may help in development of new therapies

The research team involved 158,000 adults of European ancestry, including over 29,000 individuals with chronic back pain, looking for gene variants that were associated with the presence of back pain

Sep 28, 2018, 14:17 PM IST
Ayushman Bharat: PM Modi could launch world's biggest healthcare scheme on Independence Day

Ayushman Bharat: PM Modi could launch world's biggest healthcare scheme on Independence Day

The extremely-ambitious scheme is expected to cover approximately 50 crore people across the country and would primarily target deprived families in rural India.

Aug 14, 2018, 18:47 PM IST
Affordable universal flu vaccine developed, may also be used for other pathogens, cancers

Affordable universal flu vaccine developed, may also be used for other pathogens, cancers

Scientists developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious

Jul 31, 2018, 14:54 PM IST
In a first, KMC doctors identify rare blood group 'P Null' phenotype in India

In a first, KMC doctors identify rare blood group 'P Null' phenotype in India

A blood type is considered rare if fewer than 1 in 1,000 people have it.

Jul 31, 2018, 10:07 AM IST
Multiple pregnancies might make women's cells age faster

Multiple pregnancies might make women's cells age faster

Cellular ageing was accelerated by between 0.5 and 2 years for each additional pregnancy, a surprisingly large effect according to the researchers.

Jul 30, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
New way to target flu viruses found

New way to target flu viruses found

The conserved hydrophilic residue, known as Thr59, is of particular interest to the researchers not only for the way it disrupts folding and allows the virus to attack, but also because it has a twin

Jul 30, 2018, 11:30 AM IST
Size of a palm: Weighing 375 grams, India's smallest baby is born

Size of a palm: Weighing 375 grams, India's smallest baby is born

Zee News' Prasad Bhosekar reports on Baby Cherry, a small bundle of joy with a fierce fighting spirit.

Jul 20, 2018, 10:05 AM IST
Oxytocin formulations ban to come into effect from July 1

Oxytocin formulations ban to come into effect from July 1

Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone that causes uterine contractions during labour and helps new mothers lactate, but its misuse is widespread in the dairy industry.

Jun 27, 2018, 19:17 PM IST
4 cups of coffee daily may boost heart functions in elderly

4 cups of coffee daily may boost heart functions in elderly

In the study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, the team found that caffeine was protective against heart damage in pre-diabetic, obese mice, and in aged mice.  

Jun 22, 2018, 14:14 PM IST
4th International Yoga Day: Delhi celebrates Yoga Day at Rajpath

4th International Yoga Day: Delhi celebrates Yoga Day at Rajpath

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Delhi BJP unit chief Manoj Tiwari participated at celebrations at a park in Shahdara along with the general public.  

Jun 21, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
Yoga is one of world's most unifying forces: PM Narendra Modi

Yoga is one of world's most unifying forces: PM Narendra Modi

Millions of people around the world celebrated International Yoga Day and PM Modi urged all those who are yet to try Yoga to shed their doubts and inhibitions. 

Jun 21, 2018, 07:42 AM IST
World celebrates 4th International Yoga Day

World celebrates 4th International Yoga Day

Several Yoga training programmes, camps, seminars, workshops are underway across the world.

Jun 21, 2018, 06:26 AM IST
International Yoga Day: PM Narendra Modi to lead celebrations in Dehradun

International Yoga Day: PM Narendra Modi to lead celebrations in Dehradun

A staunch advocate of Yoga, PM Narendra Modi regularly practices a number of asanas for maintaining his fitness.

Jun 20, 2018, 15:24 PM IST