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Chromosome changes can cause cancer: Study

December 8, 2009 9:13:33 am

A chromosome abnormality called aneuploidy can cause cancer,researchers said in a study,confirming what scientists have long suspected.

‘Live’ spread of breast cancer cells tracked

December 7, 2009 3:15:28 pm

In a key breakthrough,scientists have tracked the spread of breast cancer cells "live" for the first time,which they claim could pave the way for new cures for the disease.

Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity

December 7, 2009 1:57:10 pm

Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.

Worms may explain why some people develop Parkinson’s

December 5, 2009 2:26:34 pm

Scientists have suggested that C. elegans worm might prove to be an effective research model for studying why some people develop Parkinson's Disease.

Chicken pox vaccine cuts shingles risk in kids

December 5, 2009 2:16:09 pm

Chicken pox vaccine may reduce risk of shingles among children,say scientists.

Immunocompromised patients vulnerable to swine flu: WHO

December 4, 2009 1:19:37 pm

People with weak immunity are especially vulnerable to swine flu,the WHO said after 96 such people reported resistance to the first line of treatment - TamiFlu in the last four months.

Researchers develop new hepatitis C treatment

December 4, 2009 9:33:08 am

An experimental treatment targeting hepatitis C was able to inhibit replication of the virus in the bloodstream of chimpanzees and could treat chronic infections in humans,said a new study said.

Now,a robotic hand that can feel!

December 3, 2009 3:43:58 pm

In what can be claimed a major breakthrough,scientists have connected a robotic hand to an amputee that allows him to move the fingers with his thoughts and feel sensations when touching things.

Three more swine flu deaths in Pune; toll mounts to 118

December 3, 2009 12:09:33 pm

With the death of three more persons in the last two days,the swine flu toll in the city has risen to 118.

Ultrasound effective at spotting breast cancers

December 3, 2009 10:27:01 am

Breast ultrasounds found 100 per cent of suspicious cancers in women under 40 who found lumps or other suspicious areas of the breast.

HIV cases under check in Kerala: Aids Control Society

December 3, 2009 10:14:11 am

Kerala has succeeded in checking the spread of AIDS due to intensive awareness campaigns and innovative counselling at testing centres.

Aspirin ‘cuts blindness risk’

December 2, 2009 3:23:27 pm

Taking aspirin every alternate day could significantly cut the risk of blindness,a new study has revealed.

Slowing US swine flu makes time for vaccine

December 2, 2009 9:37:12 am

US health authorities have welcomed news that the spread of swine flu has slowed in the past month,saying it gave people plenty of time to ensure they are vaccinated.

Discrimination plagues HIV prevention: Ban

December 2, 2009 9:22:19 am

Ban expressed concerns that discrimination against groups most at risk was blocking their access to prevention and treatment of AIDS.

Late cancer diagnosis kills 10,000 a year in UK

December 1, 2009 1:40:37 pm

Nearly 10,000 cancer patients needlessly die every year in Britain due to of late diagnosis,an official report has said.

595 fresh HIV positive cases every month in Bihar

December 1, 2009 1:33:52 pm

About 595 fresh HIV positive cases are recorded every month in Bihar in 2009.

Coming soon,’the Pill’ for men

December 1, 2009 9:17:52 am

Manipulating testicular hormone levels can turn male fertility on and off,giving way to a new strategy for developing 'the pill' for men,say researchers.

More than 1,000 deaths in past week from H1N1: WHO

November 30, 2009 9:34:22 am

More than 1,000 deaths from the H1N1 swine flu virus were officially reported in the past week,the World Health Organization said.

Sick patients being misdiagnosed by swine flu hotline: UK study

November 29, 2009 3:19:43 pm

A new UK study has found that almost 9 out of 10 sick patients calling up the swine flu hotline have been diagnosed wrongly.

Three more die due to swine flu; 139 fresh cases

November 28, 2009 8:45:57 pm

Three more persons succumbed to swine flu today even as 139 fresh cases of the disease were reported across the country.

Walking dog ‘the best way to stay fit’

November 27, 2009 2:31:21 pm

Forget gym. Walking the dog is the best way to stay fit,says a new study.

China AIDS sufferers face widespread discrimination: UN

November 27, 2009 1:16:38 pm

People in China living with HIV and AIDS face widespread discrimination and stigma.

Skin implant to fight cancer developed

November 27, 2009 12:47:01 pm

Scientists have developed an implant that inserts a cancer vaccine into the skin to destroy tumours.

US diabetes cases to double,costs triple by 2034

November 27, 2009 12:02:58 pm

By 2034,nearly twice as many Americans will have diabetes and spending on the disease will triple.

Exercise shows opposing effects on appetite

November 26, 2009 3:02:14 pm

Exercise seems to simultaneously make people hungrier,yet more readily satisfied by a meal.