'Revolutionary' antibiotics to tackle TB

London, July 22 : Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

Choose right fat to protect your heart

London, July 22 : Not all fat is bad for your heart. Too much dietary fat is bad but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, a promising study shows.

Heart attacks kill younger women faster than men: Study

New York, July 22 : Aakriti Gupta, an Indian-origin researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.

Daily probiotics may regulate blood pressure

Sydney, July 22 : Probiotics found in yogurt, fermented and sour milk, cheese and dietary supplements not only improve the functioning of your gut but can also help lower high blood pressure.

'Simulated' human heart created for better drug testing

London, July 22 : In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a 'simulated' human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials.

Facing memory lapses? Catch some sleep

New York, July 22 : Missing sleep lately owing to family stress or extra workload at office? Get back to normal routine fast as lack of sleep can hurt your memory.

Fatty food may lead to loss of smell

New York, July 22 : Stuffing yourself regularly with pizza or hamburger or any other high-fat food can put you at the risk of losing sense of smell, research warns.

Gene behind common breast tumour in women found!

Washington, July 21 : Singapore scientists have discovered the gene that causes fibroadenoma, which is one of the most common breast tumours diagnosed in women.

New cell study might help fight cancer

Washington, July 21 : A new cell study has mapped one of the most important proteins in cell division that has a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer, which might also help fight against it.

How starvation effects get passed on to generations revealed

Washington, July 21 : A new study has revealed how starvation induces specific changes in so-called small RNAs and that these changes are inherited through at least three consecutive generations, apparently without any DNA involvement.

Indulge in healthy food, but mind the portion

New York, July 21 : Indulging in health food items to cut flab? Make sure you know how much to eat as it is possible overdose of right food can prevent you from losing weight.

Dos and don'ts for pregnant women while travelling

New Delhi, July 21 : Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says an expert.

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Sydney, July 21 : In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.

Hubble telescope inspired tech helps restore eyesight

Washington, July 21 : NASA's telescopes are not just helping us look into the dark deep universe but have inspired surgeons to restore the eyesight of the elderly.

Gene behind benign breast tumours identified

Singapore, July 21 : Researchers have identified a critical gene that could help clinicians distinguish fibroadenomas cases from breast cancer. Fibroadenomas is the most common benign breast tumour in women of reproductive age.

Consuming probiotics reduce liver fat: Study

Washington, July 20 : A study has revealed that consuming probiotics for a month helps in diminishing fat accumulation in the liver.

Statins increase breast cancer risk: Study

London, July 20 : A new study has revealed that long-term use of controversial heart drug statins can aggravate breast cancer risk.

Is low-dose aspirin unsafe for heart patients?

Washington, July 20 : A new study has revealed that even the daily low-dose of aspirin might be harmful for some heart patients due to a common genetic variation.

New drug therapy cures hepatitis C in patients with HIV: Study

Washington, July 20 : scientists have revealed that a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.

Why dried plums are good for your bones?

Washington, July 20 : A new study has identified three potential pathways by which dried plums may contribute to bone health.

Cat poop parasite may help in treating cancer

Washington, July 20 : A new study has revealed that single-celled parasite in cats' intestines may cure Cancer.

Human blood created from human stem cells in lab

Washington, July 20 : Scientists have discovered two genetic programs that are responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells to turn them into both red and white cells that make up human blood.

X-ray to fix broken earphone

New York, July 20 : This may sound bizarre but a US doctor has used X-ray machine to fix his broken headphone after "diagnosing" a tiny break in the cords.

Swinging arms most efficient way to run

New York, July 20 : Ever tried running without swinging your arms? New research has shown that the swing in your arms counter balances the movement of your legs and saves energy at the same time.

New drug cures Hepatitis C in HIV patients

Washington, July 20 : In a ray of hope for patients infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, researchers have found that a combination drug therapy cures chronic Hepatitis C in majority of such patients.

Healthy lifestyle key to fight mental decline

Helsinki, July 20 : Finnish researchers have suggested that a healthy lifestyle helps in fighting mental decline, with exercise and diet holding significant potential against Alzheimer's disease.

Fish oil may protect alcoholics from neurodamage, dementia

Washington, July 19 : A new study has revealed that Omega-3 fish oil might help in reducing the risk of brain cell loss and eventual dementia in alcoholics.

Keep your eyes safe in sun

London, July 19 : Everyone knows how to protect skin in the sun but what about eyes? Longer, lazy summer days entice everyone to spend more time outdoors, but whether you are spending the day at the beach or just relaxing in the garden, eyecare is needed in every possible way.

Suffering from anxiety disorder? Try yoga

Toronto, July 19 : Exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can positively impact people with social anxiety disorders, says a study.

LED streetlight glare most dangerous for drivers: Study

Washington, July 19 : Do you feel your eyes strain due to the sudden stabs of brightness from street lights while driving at night?

Fish oil may save alcoholics from brain damage

New York, July 19 : Omega-3 fish oil could save the brain from alcohol-related damage and dementia by up to 90 percent, a new study says.

Researchers make IVF safer for women

London, July 19 : Researchers could have just made IVF - an assisted fertilisation therapy - treatment safer for women after successfully using a new method to stimulate ovulation.

Probiotics help reduce fat in liver

London, July 19 : For people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver.

Are we gulping down plastic with sea food?

London, July 19 : The next time you ask for a plate of crabs you may have unknowingly ordered plastic as a side dish in it!

Cinnamon can prevent food poisoning

Washington, July 19 : Cinnamon can not only tickle your taste buds, the ancient cooking spice is also an effective anti-bacterial agent and can help prevent some of the most serious food-borne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, says a study.

Daily aspirin to prevent heart disease may not benefit all

Washington, July 19 : A daily low-dose aspirin is widely prescribed to prevent cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study claims that gene variations in some individuals may modify the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin, leading to slightly harmful effects.

New gut insight for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers

New York, July 19 : Are you suffering from the nagging irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and cannot enjoy your food? Here is good news.

Lean beef diet helps reduce blood pressure

Washington, July 18 : A new study has found that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease as it is the principal protein source in a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) like diet, along with fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy.

'Anti-tank missile detector' may hold key to curing malaria: Study

Washington, July 18 : A new study has revealed that state-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria.

Yoga helps in dealing with social anxiety disorders

Washington, July 18 : A new study claims that yoga and other exercises, which have relaxing effect on our bodies, can help people with social anxiety disorders look at the world positively.

Now, 16 pound 'instant breast lift' that requires no surgery

London, July 18 : A new silicon "stick-on breasts" has made breast lift surgery free, as with this invention, women wouldn't need to go under the knife to achieve bigger boobs and would have to shell out just 16 pounds.

'Good mothering' hardwires infant brain

Washington, July 18 : A study has revealed that the mother's presence, social interactions and her nurturing role directly moulds the early neural activity and growth of the infant's brain.

Sleep problems after divorce cause high blood pressure

Washington, July 18 : A new study has revealed that sleep problems that persist after divorce can be harmful to the health, as it increases blood pressure.

Current healthcare system elitist, favours privileged: Jean Dreze

Kolkata, July 18 : Development economist Jean Dreze Friday said the current status of Indian healthcare distribution is "rather elitist" and biased towards the privileged and said the focus should be on strengthening public health services.

Eat leafy vegetables to reset biological clock

New York, July 18 : Lipoic acid, found at higher levels in organ meats and leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, may help reset and synchronise circadian rhythms or the "biological clock" found in most life forms, says a study.

Busiest hospital best for emergency patients

Washington, July 18 : When a medical emergency strikes, instinct tells us to go to the nearest hospital quickly.

Kalam seeks research to combat non-communicable diseases

New Delhi, July 18 : Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday called for research institutes to be set up in India and abroad to combat non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Strokes among elderly decrease in US

Washington, July 18 : Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.

New biomarker discovery brings HIV vaccine a step closer

London, July 18 : The vaccine for HIV being developed by the Norwegian vaccine company Bionor Pharma could soon be a reality as researchers have found that median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels.

Now, cancer vaccine from cat poop parasite

New York, July 18 : You may soon look at cat poop in a different light as it may hold the key to cancer cure.

Gene that stops lung cancer spread found

New York, July 18 : Offering hope in the fight against one of the world's deadliest cancers, scientists have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body.

Anti-tank missile detector to fight malaria

Sydney, July 18 : An anti-tank Javelin missile detector, commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, has been found to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood.

Starvation effects pass on to next 3 generations

New York, July 18 : Starvation may affect the health of at least the next three generations, says a study.

Divorce can lead to high blood pressure

New York, July 18 : Just had a divorce and facing persistent sleep problems? Check your blood pressure as you may be at the risk of potentially harmful increase in blood pressure, says a study.

Common cholesterol drug linked to death risk

New York, July 18 : Niacin, a common cholesterol drug for 50 years, should no longer be prescribed owing to potential increased risk of death, dangerous side effects and no benefit in reducing heart attacks and strokes, researchers said.

How 'third hand tobacco smoke' causes cancer revealed

Washington, July 17 : A study has revealed about the potential cancer risk from tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home in non-smokers, particularly young children.

Asthma inhalers may suppress growth in kids

Washington, July 17 : A new study has revealed that inhalers that are used to give corticosteroid drugs to children with asthma may suppress their growth in the first year of treatment.

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

Washington, July 17 : A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

Gene therapy used to create 'biological pacemaker'

Washington, July 17 : A study has revealed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into "biological pacemaker" cells that keep the heart steadily beating.

Soon, single jab will be enough to regulate diabetes

London, July 17 : A new animal study has revealed that a single injection of the protein FGF1 would be sufficient to balance the blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.