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Protein that may improve survival during flu identified

The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. 

Feb 08, 2018, 18:39 PM IST

Scientists develop tiny magnetic robots to treat hard-to-reach body parts

Researchers, led by those from Chinese University of Hong Kong, developed micro-robots by coating a microscopic algae with non-harmful, biocompatible magnetic particles.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:54 AM IST

Visual stress can reveal chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes persistent exhaustion that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest.

Nov 25, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Global smartphone study aims to save lives from illnesses

New Zealand scientists say they are conducting one of the world's largest health studies by harnessing smartphones in a bid to save countless lives from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as strokes.

May 29, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

DNA discovery makes possible new treatment for illnesses

New Zealand and Australian scientists have observed DNA moving between animal cells in a breakthrough discovery that could lead to better understanding of a range of human diseases and new gene therapies.

Jan 07, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

'A tiny implant with the power of self healing'

Fancy the self-healing power of the Hulk or Wolverine? This superhuman power may no longer be confined to the realm of fiction if researchers have their way to implant a tiny pacemaker-like device in the bodies of ordinary people.

Sep 21, 2014, 20:50 PM IST

Hand sanitisers in schools ineffective to curb illnesses?

Hand sanitisers in the classrooms does not help reduce the rate of school absences in children owing to illnesses, says a significant study.

Aug 13, 2014, 12:03 PM IST

Just a smell may detect dangerous illnesses

Even diseases have particular smells. Hard to believe?

Jan 24, 2014, 12:28 PM IST

Type of illnesses due to excessive gadget-use revealed!

As people are getting more and more tech savvy, a host of health issues also come as part of the digital package, which include not only spine issues, but go `neck-deep` than that.

Oct 30, 2013, 13:00 PM IST

Hypochondriacs turn `cyberchondriacs` while searching net for illnesses

For people who search the internet to find out what ailments you could be having, "cyberchondria" - the online counterpart to hypochondria - worsens as they seek answers, a new study suggests.

Oct 13, 2013, 22:22 PM IST

Higher vitamin D intake cuts cancer risk

Higher vitamin D intake is needed to prevent major types of cancer, several other serious illnesses.

Feb 23, 2011, 21:10 PM IST

Higher vitamin D intake cuts cancer risk

Higher vitamin D intake is needed to prevent major types of cancer, several other serious illnesses.

Feb 23, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Working class malady - Bollywood`s on-screen illnesses!

Progeria, paraplegia, anterograde amnesia - Bollywood`s current portrayal of unusual ailments might be drawing applause from the elite, but it is leaving front benchers baffled.

Dec 03, 2010, 14:21 PM IST

Injuries and illnesses ‘increase levels of elderly disability’

A new study has found that the illnesses and injuries that can restrict the activity of older adults.

Nov 03, 2010, 13:57 PM IST

Injuries and illnesses ‘increase levels of elderly disability’

A new study has found that the illnesses and injuries that can restrict the activity of older adults.

Nov 03, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

More sex helps avoid illnesses

Engage regularly in physical exercise, and particularly in sexual intercourse, to fight off chronic illness, Brazil’s health minister has advised the general public.

Apr 28, 2010, 10:10 AM IST

Genes linked to mental illnesses identified

In a discovery that may help develop
new ways to treat psychiatric illness, scientists have
identified a gene responsible for the conditions like
depression and schizophrenia.

Nov 27, 2009, 00:26 AM IST

Genes linked to mental illnesses identified

In a discovery that may help develop
new ways to treat psychiatric illness, scientists have
identified a gene responsible for the conditions like
depression and schizophrenia.

Nov 27, 2009, 00:00 AM IST