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  • Air pollution killing more people than tobacco in India: study

    Air pollution killing more people than tobacco in India: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - One in every eight deaths in India is attributable to air pollution in India, making it a leading risk factor for death in the country. This makes air pollution a bigger contributor to the disease burden than tobacco, according to...

    6 Dec 2018 2:03 PM GMT
  • IIT-Roorke researchers develop nanocomposite to fight antibiotic resistance

    IIT-Roorke researchers develop nanocomposite to fight antibiotic resistance

    Roorkee-Uttarakhand (ISW) - Antibiotic resistance is a major problem in the health sector globally. Many times bacteria form biofilms to resist the action of antibiotics. The bacteria do so by adhering together to form a matrix with the help of...

    4 Dec 2018 1:00 PM GMT
  • Does childrens birthday put them at risk of ADHD?

    Does children's birthday put them at risk of ADHD?

    Washington (ISJ) - Could a child's birthday put them at risk for an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in the United States with a Sept....

    4 Dec 2018 12:05 PM GMT
  • Immunotherapy offers ray of hope for triple negative breast cancer patients

    Immunotherapy offers ray of hope for triple negative breast cancer patients

    Thiruvananthapuram-Kerala (ISW) - Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide with over two million new cases diagnosed in 2018. There are different types of breast cancers, mainly classified based on the expression of certain...

    29 Nov 2018 12:33 PM GMT
  • Indian scientists develop rapid tests for detection of TB

    Indian scientists develop rapid tests for detection of TB

    New Delhi (ISW) - Tuberculosis claims two million lives each year globally. Early detection and treatment are crucial to prevent spread, outbreaks, and development of resistance. Scientists at the Translational Health Science and Technology...

    22 Nov 2018 2:20 PM GMT
  • Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

    Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

    Pune (ISW) - Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a mathematical model that promises to deliver better protocols for cancer treatment. The model has...

    21 Nov 2018 12:28 PM GMT
  • Accuracy of non-invasive blood tests depends on skin type: study

    Accuracy of non-invasive blood tests depends on skin type: study

    Shimla (ISW): Testing of blood parameters like glucose and haemoglobin levels using non-invasive devices based on light sensors is becoming popular. A new study by Indian researchers, however, has found that accuracy of such techniques depends on...

    23 Oct 2018 11:56 AM GMT
  • Injectable gel may replace frequent insulin injections for Diabetes: study

    Injectable gel may replace frequent insulin injections for Diabetes: study

    Guwahati (ISW) - Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have developed an injectable gel using silk proteins to deliver insulin producing cells needed to address type1 diabetes. The gel has been tested in rats. Normally islets...

    22 Oct 2018 1:15 PM GMT
  • Sleep apnea more deadly when patients experience short interrupted breaths

    Sleep apnea more deadly when patients experience short interrupted breaths

    Washington (IJS) - Patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and...

    20 Oct 2018 4:48 PM GMT
  • Quantify albumin level in blood for accurate diagnosis of diabetes, suggests study

    Quantify albumin level in blood for accurate diagnosis of diabetes, suggests study

    N.B.Nair Pune (ISJ) – A study by Indian scientists has demonstrated, accurate diagnosis of diabetes requires quantifying albumin levels in blood and its glycation - bonding of a sugar molecule to a protein, status. Diabetes diagnosis and management...

    18 Oct 2018 3:56 AM GMT
  • AI to detect foetal heart problems

    AI to detect foetal heart problems

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Japanese scientists have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in foetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). Researchers at RIKEN Centre for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have...

    20 Sep 2018 12:51 PM GMT
  • Air pollution adding to Indias diabetes burden: Study

    Air pollution adding to India's diabetes burden: Study

    Mumbai (ISW) - The ill-effects of air pollution on human health have been reported extensively; some estimates attribute nearly one fourth of all deaths in India to air pollution, particularly exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns...

    19 Sep 2018 12:19 PM GMT
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