Everything you need to know about Madras Medical College: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Madras Medical College: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Consumption of foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken, salad dressing and nuts, may be lead to lower blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer's disease and memory problems, a new study has suggested.
Oslo, May 2 (ANI): World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 26.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have reinforced the claim that resveratrol - an ingredient in red wine - could be the key to a longer life.
Chennai, May 1 (ANI): Marumalaichi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko on Tuesday extended his support to the three accused, convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.
Oslo, May 1 (IANS) The Norwegian swimming federation Tuesday said world champion Alexander Dale Oen had died following a cardiac arrest during a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 26.
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (ANI): A simple surgical procedure can help those with resistant hypertension to control their high blood pressure.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child.he changes in brain structure are consistent with cognitive deficits found in children exposed to this chemical.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself a petition seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy pleas by the president.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Newborns, whose mothers experience stress during the first trimester of pregnancy, may end up with a low iron content and poor health later, says a new study.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Corporate, defence and academic engagements will mark Prince Andrew's daylong visit to Mumbai this week as part of Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee celebrations, an official said here Monday.
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian origin scientist has revealed that teens who fight may be modelling what they see adult relatives do or have parents with pro-fighting attitudes.
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy may put newborns at risk for iron deficiency, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, say researchers.
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed, while over 12 others were injured Sunday when two buses collided in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, around 265 km from the state capital, police said.
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.
In a recent study, scientist has shown that heart can potentially regulate the balance of energy in the body that may prove very useful for the effective treatment of diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time come up with an avant-garde approach to repair damaged hearts by converting injured cells into healthy beating muscle cells using microRNA.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obesity during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to a multitude of challenges.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obese drivers are more vulnerable to severe injury or death during car crashes as they are far less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of normal weight, a new study has revealed.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Friday.
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may lead to effective treatments for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Feeling sad or watching while receiving an injection may make pain an even more unpleasant experience, a pair of studies have claimed.
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time converted scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into regenerated heart muscle using microRNA.
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Four members of a family were among six people killed Friday when a car they were travelling in rolled down into a gorge near Dhami, about 15 km from here, police said.
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on the possible links between maternal age and autism
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.
Washington, April 25(ANI): Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved botulinum toxin A ("Botox") injections for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies have found only a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches.
New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): In the passing away of Shri M. K. Dharmaraja, the country has lost a distinguished journalist and a Jain scholar who observed the principles of religion in letter and spirit.
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Older animals show cellular changes in the brain "clock" that sets sleep and wakeful periods, a new study has claimed.
London, April 25(ANI): Taking aspirin daily can reduce the chances of dying for bowel cancer patients by almost a third, researchers have suggested.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India and Kuwait Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral medical cooperation to boost healthcare, a government statement said.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have investigated the biomarkers and novel therapies for traumatic brain injury.
London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could open the way for new treatment of other types of headaches, including migraine.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): 'Brain freeze' is an almost universal experience-almost everyone has felt the near-instantaneous headache brought on by a bite of ice cream or slurp of ice-cold soda on the upper palate.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A molecular pathway that controls the retention and release of the brain's stem cells has been discovered.
Athens, April 22 (IANS) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly found in marine and plant oils, could help limit damage caused by smoking, says a new study from Greece.
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors. So the state is now rolling out rural health workers, upgrading skills and making it mandatory for medical students to practise in villages.
A new study has revealed that earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A California company, which hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and control, has unveiled an automated dispensary that distributes the medical drug and looks like a vending machine.
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies, a new study has suggested.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the physical damage that is caused by smoking, a new study has revealed.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have successfully replicated the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules, thus indicating that the pair of nucleic acids are not unique in their capability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have replicated the work of a celebrated neurologist of the 19th century, who developed a "vibration chair," to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Learning not to linger on "what might have been" could act as a survival mechanism critical to happiness during old age, a new study has suggested.
Cancer among the Indian youth is increasing but the main cause of concern is that they are unknown from the facts,
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Keeping teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health.
London, Apr 19 (ANI): McDonald's, a sponsor of the London Olympics, has drawn much criticism from obesity campaigners following the fast food brand's decision to give away free exercise toys with Happy Meals, as part of a national campaign, to make children more active ahead of the Games.
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) US-based global medical device company St. Jude Medical Inc. will make its latest technologies available to patients in India, a top company official said here.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The ministry of environment and forests has issued guidelines to stop experimentation on animals for training undergraduate and post-graduate students in colleges and to instead use alternatives such as computer-aided simulators for the purpose.
The medicinal qualities of the herb of Tulsi to treat cancer and radioactive effects have recently surfaced on the scientific discussion regarding cancer. Tulsi or basil as a Indian herb is well known for its healing properties for a number of diseases and natural therapies like cough and cold, influenza, physical impotence and weakness, purification of blood, etc.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A bump on your head could lead to a permanent disability or cognitive deficits if not attended in time, says a case study.
Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Tripura government Sunday launched an ambitious programme to make its capital Agartala a Hepatitis free city, considering northeastern India's vulnerability to this highly contagious disease.
Rome, April 15 (IANS) All Italian football matches scheduled for the weekend were suspended after Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini died of a heart attack during a Serie B match.
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) An expert committee set up by the Supreme Court is studying whether the Chennai Port Trust should be allowed to handle bulk cargoes of coal and iron ore banned by the Madras High Court, a port official said Thursday.
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.
London, Apr 11(ANI): Indian-born general practitioner Dr Arun Rauniar, who had been twice banned by the General Medical Council (GMC), has been reinstated despite failing basic exams.
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Kaela Humphries, who was sister-in-law to serial poser Kim Kardashian for just 72 days, has appeared in her first fashion shoot for The Limited's plus-size clothing line eloquii.
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases.
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): The old tried and true methods of eating less fat, exercising and joining weight loss programs are more effective strategies for shedding those extra kilos than popular diets and non-prescription pills, researchers say.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday assured that the government will provide all assistance to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to meet its rapid modernisation plans, but cautioned that this cannot be accelerated "in fits and starts" as it is a continuous and time-consuming process.
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two inherited-genetic deletions in the human genome linked to development of aggressive prostate cancer.
London, April 10 (ANI): There are tens of thousands of 'male mums' in Britain, according to mistaken NHS statistics.
In a major breakthrough, Israeli scientists have developed a wonder vaccine that according to them, can kills 90% of cancer. According to Tel Aviv researchers, a vaccine ImMucin has been developed using a molecule 'MUC1', found in 90% of cancers including breast cancer and prostate cancer, which trigger the immune system to recognize the rouge cells and kill them.....
London, April 9 (ANI): A vaccine that kills 90 per cent of cancers using the body's natural defence mechanisms could be widely available within six years, scientists say.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A group of 500 people, including the elderly, participated in a walkathon in the capital to spread awareness about healthy and active ageing on the occasion of the World Health Day Saturday.
A new study suggests that two third of appendix removal operations may be needless and could be avoided by treating patient with antibiotics.
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Two out of three appendix removal operations may be unnecessary and could be avoided by simply administering antibiotics, a new study has revealed.
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said.
Dhaka, Apr.7 (ANI): Family members of victims killed during the 1971 Bangladesh war on Saturday hoped for a fair trial against those accused of committing crimes during the period.
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of parliament and one each from Shiv Sena and Congress would be honoured on April 14 with the Sansad Ratna Award-2012 for raising the highest number of questions and participating in debates.
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists are heading for a breakthrough that could help infertile women have babies as well as make women as fertile in later life as men.
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A 10-year-old Colombian girl has given birth to a healthy baby girl, making her one of the youngest mothers ever.
London, Apr 6 (ANI): The amount of oil consumed makes absolutely no difference on the incidence of heart disease, a new study has claimed.
A recent study has revealed that, the memory of a person start declining at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life in comparison to any other time of life.
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than 2,000 new cases of cancer have been reported in Himachal Pradesh in the past one year, Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Leaving an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) course midway or after confirming the admission will now cost students dear as the Delhi High Court has held that this would bar them from reappearing in the entrance test in the following year.
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Mutations in hundreds of genes involved in wiring the brain may contribute to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life than at any other time after memory problems first begin, researchers of two new studies revealed.
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A person's memory deteriorates at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of his or her life than at any other time after memory problems first begin, says a study.
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said here.
According to a recent study, Vitamin D which is synthesized by the sunlight has an important link with the functioning of the auto-immune system of the body.
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.
Ooty (Tamil Nadu), Apr.3 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony and Chief of Army Staff General V. K. Singh paid tribute and laid wreaths at the cemetery of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his 98th birth anniversary on Tuesday.
London, April 3 (ANI): A US biosecurity committee has withdrawn its objection to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies.
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a method for destroying cancer cells using death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) toxin, without harming the body.
London, April 2 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on how fat cells protect the body against diabetes - the finding that may lead to a new therapeutic strategy for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes and obesity-related metabolic diseases.
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Residents of the Rohru rural belt in Himachal Pradesh are living in fear of the 'wrath of god'. The cause of the scare is actually pneumonic plague caused by rats, but many of them believe that every 10 to 15 years supernatural forces cause the disease outbreak.
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Scientists have designed a 500-pound teddy bear that is capable of lifting and carrying an injured fighter out of harm's way.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Yoga therapy can cure every disease and disorder, even cancer, says a Delhi-based yoga therapist but warns against the mass teaching of yoga - including popular pranayams like kapalbhati and anulom vilom - saying they "can cause complications".
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here will observe a brain awareness week, starting April 9, which will have a series of public awareness lectures on headache, migraine, stroke, prevention of head injury and backache among other ailments.
According to a leading cancer specialist, due to the increasing addiction of tobacco there is a significant rise in the squamous cell cancer, a type of esophageal cancer in India.
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The 167-bedded Tata Medical Center - a high-tech centre for cancer research and treatment - is planning to spend nearly Rs.250 crore to expand its facility, including setting up a modern research centre.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A global medical device company Wednesday announced the first implant of a one-of-its-kind cardiac plug which can help curb strokes in patients with cardiac disorders. Stroke is the second leading killer after heart disease.
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will provide free medical care to the poor suffering from serious ailments like kidney related infections, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced here Wednesday.