Sunday, September 23, 2018

EU-India join hands to develop new Influenza vaccine  

NEW DELHI: The Indian government and the European Union (EU), on Tuesday, joined hands for Rs. 240 crore research programme to develop a Next Generation Influenza Vaccine to protect citizens worldwide. Both the EU...

New urine test detects cause of river blindness

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide. The new, non-invasive test...

Hypertensive patients prefer medication to cutting salt

WASHINGTON: Turns out, patients with high blood pressure depend on medication to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke rather than decreasing salt intake as instructed by their physicians. "Lack of adherence to...

Obese pregnant women can avoid complications with diet and exercise

WASHINGTON: Lifestyle changes sure have a lot of benefits, even for overweight pregnant women. One can reduce complications during pregnancy if they change their diet and lifestyle before their pregnancy period starts, a new...

Researchers issue guidelines for traumatic brain injury patients

WASHINGTON: Researchers introduced a new set of guidelines for rehabilitation of patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), incorporating insights from rehabilitation professionals responsible for providing care from initial assessment through long-term...

Inadequate sleep may fuel cardiovascular diseases in men

WASHINGTON: Men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than those who sleep seven to eight hours, according...

Women with heart diseases should give birth within 40 weeks

WASHINGTON: Pregnant women with heart disease are recommended to give birth no later than 40 weeks of gestation. A study by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines has recommended such practice. "Beyond 40...

New study says two drugs in one pill to transform blood pressure treatment

WASHINGTON: Turns out, a single pill with two drugs has the ability to change the treatment of a patient with fluctuating blood pressure. A recent study by European Society of Cardiology has confirmed it. The...

8 things you are not aware of wrinkles

Like death and taxes, they're impossible to avoid. Walk into any drugstore and you'll be bombarded with legions of creams, lotions and serums all promising to erase or prevent the most dreaded of skin...

Study provides insight into development of lung cancer

WASHINGTON: Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages.  One of the leading causes of preventable...