One of the most painful things for a doctor is to see a life that could have been saved coming to an end just because the patient’s family lacked enough money. This is particularly true when the patient is a child, including when the child suffers from curable cancer. While this scenario is more the […]

A promising vaccine that has the potential to reverse the symptoms of type I diabetes,an autoimmune disease is heading on to a phase II trial, which will test the vaccine on humans with the chronic disease. The vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has succeeded in reversing type 1 diabetes in a trial among mice and in […]

Well, you read it right but it’s not the lines on your palm that’s important but the strength of hold that your palm generates. The Prospective Urban-Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, grip strength and predicting mortality The study points out that a grip strength test could be used as a rapid, low-cost screening tool for healthcare professionals to […]

Cuba is famous for cigars and so it’s no surprise that lung cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in Cuba. And Cuba has found a solution too! Medical researchers at the Center for Molecular Immunology have worked on lung cancer vaccine, Cimavax, for 25 years before the Ministry of Health made it available […]

A new minimally invasive surgical technique for treating a severe form of epilepsy, especially in children, has been devised by doctors at AIIMS. Developed by Dr P Sarat Chandra, Professor of Neurosurgery at All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, it has been published in reputed journals and presented at multiple international and national […]

Researchers have found that people with multiple sclerosis can be protected from the effects of an associated eye condition, acute optic neuritis, with a drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. Acute optic neuritis is an inflammation of the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. Half of people with […]

A new study suggests that broccoli sprout extract could be protective against head and neck cancer. People who are cured of head and neck cancer are still at very high risk for a second cancer in their mouth or throat, and these second cancers are commonly fatal. So researchers are now developing a safe, natural […]

A collaborative study by an international team of researchers at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) revealed that neurons in the eye change on the molecular level when they are exposed to prolonged light. The innate neuronal property might be utilized to protect neurons from degeneration or cell death […]

In a recent study, researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine analyzed saliva of cirrhosis patients to predict which ones would suffer inflammations and require hospitalization. This uncovered a new target for research into the disease. An age old signal of inflammation in those with cirrhosis has been the breakdown of defenses in the […]

Inappropriate and overuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of drug-resistant strains and superbugs – a major public health problem that is in urgent need of solutions. Now, a team of researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, suggest that one solution may lie in the sap of Maple trees. Phenolic compounds play an […]