Washington, May 16 : Got high blood pressure? Try hanging up your cell phone.
New Delhi, May 14 : A study has confirmed that rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea, the second largest killer of children across the world, and vaccines to contain the virus can change the situation dramatically.
Los Angeles, May 13 : New research conducted by an assisted care centre based in the US shows that breast cancer patients who have the support of friends and family can manage pain and other symptoms better.
Washington, May 11 : Scientists have tapped into the restrictive action potential of a leukemia drug to hinder accumulation of deadly proteins linked to Parkinson's, a new study says.
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Centre made known results of their study, after using tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's disease in the brains of mice.
Mexico City, May 10 - Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico's agriculture department said.
The Senasica food-safety agency ordered the birds sacrificed after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the H7 virus at the farm in Palmar de Bravo.
" align="left" src="http://topnews.in/healthcare/sites/default/files/Walnut.jpg" alt="Walnut's heart benefit decoded" />Washington, May 9 : Scientists now know the additional ways the components of walnuts and their extracts lower risks of heart diseases.
Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to a team of Penn State, Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Manesar (Haryana), May 7 - Go for a brain scan from age 55 years onwards, at least once in five years, to check for signs of mental deterioration, a leading Indian scientist says.
Abu Dhabi, May 5 - In a landmark surgery in the UAE, a hospital carried out a kidney transfer and transplant from a deceased donor from Saudi Arabia to a 23-year-old woman patient from Abu Dhabi.
The surgery was done at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).
Moscow, May 4 - Russia's chief public health official Gennady Onishchenko has recommended the country's nationals not to visit China where a new strain of bird flu is spreading.
"Now there's not need to ban (visits to China) but please do not go there if there is such a chance," Onishchenko said on Echo Moskvy radio.
Los Angeles, May 3 : Researchers have come up with an experimental drug capable of preventing lung injury and death from influenza virus, says a study.
The drug Eritoran has shown promise in treating influenza, preventing lung injury and death from the virus in preclinical studies, reported Science Daily, citing an University of Maryland School of Medicine research study published in journal Nature.
Shanghai, May 1 - An 89-year-old man has died in Shanghai from bird flu, raising the toll from the outbreak of the H7N9 strain of the disease to 24, media reports said.
A total of 13 people have died in the industrial metropolis of Shanghai alone.
Health officials have registered 126 cases of bird flu in China, the media said Tuesday.
Beijing, April 30 - Denying having come across any evidence of anyone getting infected with bird flu virus by consuming poultry or eggs, an expert group has declared poultry to be safe for eating in China.
According to the group, jointly organised by Chinese ministry of agriculture and the world organisation for animal health, poultry has been found to be safe to eat, provided, it is properly handled and cooked, Xinhua reported Monday.
Mumbai, April 28 - The clock is ticking away for an Indian-origin professor at Stanford who is suffering from leukaemia and is desperately waiting for a bone marrow donor match.
Nalini Ambady, hailing from Kerala, practically has only around 7-8 weeks by which to find a matching donor, according to a close family friend Dilip D'Souza in Mumbai.
Sharjah, April 27 - The Pink Caravan, a breast cancer awareness initiative in the UAE, has screened a total of 21,795 people -- including over 16,000 women -- for breast cancer in the past three years.
Moscow, April 26 - The parliament of the northern European republic of Latvia has passed a bill that would make smoking in the presence of children equal to an act of physical violence.
Beijing, April 25 - China has allocated 303 million yuan ($48.6 million) to control H7N9 avian flu, authorities said.
China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Wednesday it has allocated 303 million yuan ($48.6 million) from the central coffers to better prevent human infections of the H7N9 avian flu, reported Xinhua.
Copenhagen, April 24 : Scientists have linked diabetes and poor growth to a protein involved in hormone regulation, says a study.
A group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied the reasons for diabetes and growth hormone deficiency. Their new discoveries centre on the body's ability to regulate certain hormones. Their findings have been published in the scientific journal PLOS Biology.
Beijing, April 23 : Chinese authorities reported another fatality from the H7N9 bird flu, bringing the toll from the virus in China to 21. The number of people infected stands at 104.
In addition, 13 patients have been released from the hospital after recovering from the disease.
Beijing, April 22 - The bird flu has claimed 20 lives while causing 102 cases of the avian influenza --H7N9 -- in China, with six fresh cases being reported from coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu Sunday, Xinhua reported.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in its daily update on H7N9 cases that a total of 102 H7N9 cases have been reported in the country, including 20 leading to death.
Taipei, April 21 - Samples of the human H7N9 virus strain, provided by the mainland China, arrived in Taipei Saturday and have been sent to a laboratory so that their biological features could be studied, Xinhua reported.
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