One dead, five missing after two US military planes crash off Japan

7 days ago
One US Marine died and five were missing Thursday after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, officials said. Japanese and US military officials earlier said two of the seven crew of the planes had ... ...

NDMC organises orientation programme for principals, nodal officers of nonNDMC schools

7 days ago
Read more about NDMC organises orientation programme for principals, nodal officers of nonNDMC schools on Business Standard. In a bid to eliminate measles and control rubella in the country, the New Delhi Municipal Council Thursday organised an orientation programme for the principals and nodal officers of the nonNDMC schools.As many as 80 principals and other nodal ... ...

Around 30 children fall ill after receiving rubella vaccine in UP's Shahjahanpur

1 week ago
Around 30 children were hospitalised Thursday when they complained of headache and giddiness after receiving rubella vaccine at a local school here, officials said. The children, all aged below 12, were administered the vaccine at the Saraswati Shishu  ... ...

New Zika vaccine effective in animal trials

1 week ago
Scientists have developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus which they say successfully protected both mice and monkeys from the infection that causes brain deformations in human babies. Demonstrating the effectiveness of the vaccine candidate in  ... ...

Here's why women reject preventive drugs for breast cancer

1 week ago
According to a recent study, only some women who are at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease. The researchers, led by a team from the University of Leeds, asked more than 400 women at ... ...

Night owls at high risk of heart disease, diabetes: Study

2 weeks ago
Night owls people who prefer staying up late may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers, a study has found. The firstever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or ... ...

US scientists discover link between brain activity, mood disorders

1 month ago
US scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have found a new pattern of brain activity that may help develop new therapies in the future to treat mood disorders like depression. Most human brain research on mood disorders has ... ...

Overtreating hypothyroidism patients may increase risk of stroke

1 month ago
Read more about Overtreating hypothyroidism patients may increase risk of stroke on Business Standard. According to a new study, for patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of Atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke.The findings were ... ...

Antipsychotic drug may combat deadly breast cancer

2 months ago
A commonlyused antipsychotic drug could also be effective against a form of breast cancer, that is most difficult to treat, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Bradford in the UK also showed that the drug, Pimozide, has the ... ...

MeaslesRubella vaccination campaign launched in Jammu

3 months ago
The MeaslesRubella Vaccination campaign was launched across Jammu district on Monday to administer vaccines to over 3.85 lakh children falling in the 9 months to 15 years age group. District Development Commissioner Ramesh Kumar inaugurated the  ... ...

Lack of hygiene among contact lens wearers may cause infection

3 months ago
Owing to poor hygiene, contact lens wearers in the UK are more at risk of developing a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, researchers have warned. The team from the University College London (UCL) found that the risk of  ... ...

New gene therapy via skin can combat cocaine addiction

3 months ago
Scientists have developed a novel approach using skin cellbased gene therapy to stifle the desire for cocaine and to protect against an overdose. The study, succesfully tested on mice, involved removing a small patch of skin and introducing genes that  ... ...

Measles and Rubella vaccination completely safe: Health Secy

3 months ago
Health authorities in Meghalaya Sunday said measles and rubella vaccinations are completely safe and essential to save children from the two deadly diseases and ensure their healthy future. Meghalaya Health secretary Pravin Bakshi requested people not  ... ...

Genetics play vital role in neurodevelopment disorders

3 months ago
When an individual develops a neurodevelopment disorder like autism, the severity of that disorder depends on genetic changes beyond a single supposedly diseasecausing mutation. The total amount of rare mutations deletions, duplications, or other  ... ...

Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

3 months ago
Routine testing for prostate cancer is not recommended for most men as it has uncertain benefits and clear harms, according to an international panel of experts. However, for some men, such as those with a family history of prostate cancer, discussions ... ...

Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk: Study

3 months ago
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may increase the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, a study warns. The study, published in The BMJ, compared diclofenac use with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other  ... ...

Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury

4 months ago
Read more about Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury on Business Standard. Vitamin B3 has the potential to prevent acute kidney injury, an often fatal condition without a specific treatment, a study has found.The condition causes a buildup of waste products in the blood and an imbalance of fluids throughout the ... ...

Simple leg exercises can reduce negative effects on heart and blood vessels

4 months ago
Read more about Simple leg exercises can reduce negative effects on heart and blood vessels on Business Standard. Did you know how beneficial are simple leg exercises while lying down? A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels.Performing ... ...

World Senior Citizens Day: AMD, leading cause of chronic blindness in elderly

4 months ago
Read more about World Senior Citizens Day: AMD, leading cause of chronic blindness in elderly on Business Standard. Agerelated Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the important causes of severe visual loss in the elderly population. It constitutes to 8.7% of the world population.AMD symptoms include blurred or fuzzy vision, straight lines that appear wavy or ... ...

Antidepressant can delay ageing of brain cells: Study

4 months ago
Read more about Antidepressant can delay ageing of brain cells: Study on Business Standard. Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study. ... ...

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