Injectable 3D vaccines to fight cancer, HIV

Injectable 3D vaccines to fight cancer, HIV

New York, Dec 9 (IANS) An injectable three-dimensional vaccine that works by triggering an immune response could help prevent a whole range of deadly diseases, including as well as cancer, finds a research. The non-surgical injection of programmable biomaterial spontaneously assembles in vivo into a 3D structure. “We can create 3D structures using minimally-invasive delivery […]

Space research to help humans fight illnesses on Earth

Space research to help humans fight illnesses on Earth

London, Dec 8 (IANS) Space travel may help scientists strengthen our bodies’ ability to fight threats to our health, says a study. When an astronaut goes to space, his immune system does not work as well in microgravity as on Earth. “Knowing about the astronauts’ health may lead to new treatments on Earth for those […]

Weight-loss surgery may improve urinary problems

Weight-loss surgery may improve urinary problems

London, Dec 8 (IANS) A new research has shown that bariatric surgery, or the weight loss surgery may lessen the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms among obese people. Lower urinary tract symptoms related to urinary frequency and urgency, bladder leakage, the need to urinate at night, and incomplete bladder emptying are associated […]

These moves will keep you looking rested and vibrant

These moves will keep you looking rested and vibrant

Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) From lifting eyebrows to slimming down the double chin can make you look beautiful and 10 years younger to your real age.Experts of different cosmetic brand share tips to look younger all the time, reports huggingtonpost.com.* Lift your brows: High, full brows look youthful and help define all your features. Use […]

New guidelines for prostate cancer testing

New guidelines for prostate cancer testing

Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Prostate cancer checks in Australia are set to improve after cancer agencies and health experts reached an agreement on new testing guidelines at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) currently being held in Melbourne.The commonly-used Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test can be unreliable because the asymptomatic nature of prostate cancer occasionally leads to […]

Execution of schizophrenic inmate suspended in US

Execution of schizophrenic inmate suspended in US

Austin (Texas), Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) Schizophrenic murderer Scott Panetti’s execution at Huntsville prison has been suspended by a US court just hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection.The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which has jurisdiction over Texas, decided Wednesday to suspend the execution to be able to […]

Chinese doctor criticised for imparting bribery lessons

Chinese doctor criticised for imparting bribery lessons

Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) A seasoned Chinese doctor recently helped expose the practice of patients sneaking red envelopes filled with money into Chinese hospitals for better treatment.Li Rui, however, was not discouraging the practice when revealing “gray income” to a classroom of medical students. Quite the opposite.The Beijing doctor, working at the Aviation and Space Centre […]

Genes link criminality and intelligence

Genes link criminality and intelligence

London, Dec 2 (IANS) Data collected from over one million Swedish men shows that sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower intelligence than sons whose fathers have no criminal history. The research, conducted by scientists in Sweden and Finland, indicates that the link is not directly caused by fathers’ behaviour but is […]

Myths about noon nap busted

Myths about noon nap busted

London, Dec 2 (IANS) It is often believed that an afternoon nap can do a body good. But there are people who are not convinced with the power of the afternoon snooze. Here are common myths about napping listed by huffingtonpost.com: Myth: Napping is only for the lazy or those under the age of 5. […]

Early detection can bring down mother-to-child transmission of HIV

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Kunti Devi, a 39-year-old HIV positive patient, put her to-be-born child at risk of acquiring the virus as she was devoid of any treatment. Her child is not the only one to be a victim of mother-to child transmission, as experts point out that nearly 45 percent children borne by […]