Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced formation of a committee to...... Read More >>

Talk on epic character Bhishmar

Chennai: Writer P N Parasuraman will deliver a talk on epic character Bhishmar as part of '...... Read More >>

Overcoming trauma to become donor

Chennai: It is not easy to take a decision at any point in life but the most difficult must be to...... Read More >>

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Manchester: Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and...... Read More >>

Shooters impress new foreign rifle coach

New Delhi: They may not have been setting the stage ablaze in recent times but newly-appointed...... Read More >>




Tumours grow faster at night

PTI, Tuesday, 7th October 2014
Jerusalem: Nighttime is the right time for cancer to grow and spread in the body, according to a new study which suggests that administering certain treatments in time with the body's day-night cycle may boost their efficiency.

30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

London:  A large ancient virus that lied dormant in the Siberian permafrost for at least 30,000 years has sprung back to life after French scientists revived it in the laboratory. ... Read More >>

Beware if you visit restroom often, say docs

Chennai: While no data has been collected to figure out how many people are suffering from urinary incontinence in India, urologists in the city, while observing World Continence Week (20 to 26 June), say that it's very common and one of the most under-diagnosed disorders affecting all age groups. ... Read More >>

Blood test may tell if patients need antibiotics

Los Angeles: In a breakthrough, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a simple and low-cost blood test that can accurately identify which patients need antibiotics. ... Read More >>

Congenital hypothyroidism needs early detection

Chennai: Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the most common, preventable causes of mental retardation. Worldwide, congenital hypothyroidism affects one in 3,800 newborn babies on an average. Studies from Mumbai indicate it might be commoner in India, with the disease occurring in one in 2,640 neon... Read More >>

No evidence for Vitamin D benefits

There is little evidence that vitamin D can help with health conditions other than bone fractures, and people may be given doses unnecessarily, according to a new Australian research. ... Read More >>

Taslima Nasreen's breast tumours benign

New York: Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen today said her breast tumours have been diagnosed as benign. "It's BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN...," she tweeted. ... Read More >>

K M Cherian's Heart Foundation gets DCGA nod for tissue devp

Chennai: Drug Controller General of India has given an approval to a city-based health care service provider to develop and manufacture tissues used for the treatment of unmet medical needs ... Read More >>

Medical experts link obesity to arthritis

Mumbai, Oct 13: Medical experts have now linked arthritis - a disease of joints, with obesity as most patients severly affected by oste arthritis require knee replacement surgeries. Obesity occurs due to poor lifestyle, food habits and lack of physical exercise. ... Read More >>

Experts call for awareness on autism

Chennai: Autism. Beena Prithiveeraj first stumbled upon the word way back in 1998. "That was the year when my son, P Ahed, was diagnosed with the neuro-developmental disorder," the senior autism therapist recounts, in an interaction with 'News Today' on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day to... Read More >>


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