Contrary to popular belief, daily use of vitamin supplements does not reduce risk of cardiovascular disease among men middle aged and older, a study released recently says. It was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and followed 14,641 men -- doctors working in the US -- whose average ... Read More
MADRID: A team of Spanish researchers say they have developed a therapeutic vaccine that can temporarily brake growth of the HIV virus in infected patients. The vaccine, based on immune cells exposed to HIV that had been inactivated with heat, was tested on a group of 36 people carrying the virus ... Read More
PARIS: An experimental breath test can diagnose colorectal cancer with an accuracy of over 75 percent, Italian researchers reported on Wednesday. The electronic "nose" detects key molecules emitted by tumours, a technique that is also being used in pioneering diagnostics for lung and breast cancer. A team led by Donato Altomare of ... Read More
Posted By admin1 On December 11th 2012. Under HEALTH & EDUCATION, WORLD Tags: Biomedical Engineering Department of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre in Suita, Chief researcher Tetsuji Yamaoka, health, Ostrich arteries bring bypass hope: Japan scientists, Scientists in Japan, western Japan .
TOKYO: Scientists in Japan have used ostrich blood vessels to create a viable bypass in pigs, raising hopes of easier and more effective artery transplants for heart patients. The team found they could harvest blood vessels from the bird's long neck and use them to construct artificial pathways that are up ... Read More
Posted By admin1 On December 11th 2012. Under HEALTH & EDUCATION, WORLD Tags: Centre for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, food viruses, Food viruses can be spread by kitchen knives: scientists, health, kitchen knives .
PARIS: People preparing food are advised to wash their hands to prevent the spread of disease, yet an unseen threat may well lie on their kitchen knife, a new study says. Researchers at the Centre for Food Safety at the University of Georgia used new knives and graters on six types ... Read More
Nelson Mandela JOHANNESBURG: Ailing Nelson Mandela has a lung infection but is responding to treatment, South Africa's government said Tuesday, as the revered anti-apartheid icon spent his fourth day in hospital. "Doctors have concluded the tests, and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is ... Read More
File photo: A tourist has his temperature checked by health workers at the Hong Kong international airport as a precautionary measure against SARS. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / Vincent YU) PARIS : A novel strain of the deadly SARS virus that sparked a health scare this year is closely related ... Read More
NEW DELHI: French health care giant Sanofi Pasteur will soon test a vaccine against dengue fever in India amid concerns about the increasingly global spread of the disease, reports said Monday. The vaccine will be tried on about 120 adults followed by trials on children before it can be made available ... Read More