New Delhi, April 18 : Do you want painless treatment for your wrinkles? Spanish skincare brand Skeyndor offers a solution in the form of "corrective treatment".
The treatment, which has elements like peptide messender, hyaluronic acid and pearl, is recommended for women over the age of 40.
Ceri Silk, a skin expert and international trainer of Skeyndor, was here to launch the range of corrective treatment through a live workshop.
Beijing, April 10 : A top Chinese biology lab Wednesday ascribed the H7N9 avian influenza to genetic reassortment of wild birds from east Asia and chickens from east China.
The researchers found that no genes in H7N9 were traceable to pigs, thus excluding pigs as intermediate hosts for the deadly new strain of bird flu, reports Xinhua.
The report came from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology.
A fresh outbreak of bird flu in China has killed nine people.(IANS)
Dhaka, April 8 : A two-year-old baby from eastern Bangladesh has died of H5N1 virus, the first bird flu death in the South Asian country, a senior health official said Monday.
Mahmudur Rahman, head of the country's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), told Xinhua that "the seventh case of Influenza A (H5N1) has been confirmed from one of our surveillance sites in Comilla".
Comilla is 96 km east of capital Dhaka.
He said the male child was from Chauddogram sub-district of Comilla.
New Delhi, April 6 : Changing social norms on smoking and drinking and a fast-food dominated lifestyle are causing a growing number of young people to fall prey to hypertension and a host of other diseases, doctors warn.
This year's theme for World Health Day April 7 is hypertension, or high blood pressure.
The disease is now striking at an earlier age, and even those in their 20s and 30s are affected, doctors say.
Shanghai, April 4 : Another person died of H7N9 bird flu in China's Shanghai cith Thursday, taking the total number of such deaths in the country to four, reports Xinhua.
Three suspected H7N9 cases were also reported in the city, said the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission Thursday.
The latest death case involved a 48-year-old man surnamed Chu, who was a native of Rugao in neighbouring Jiangsu province. The man was a poultry transporter.
He developed symptoms of coughing March 28. After having fever Monday, he went to a private clinic for treatment.
Los Angeles, March 30 : American scientists have developed a new approach to vaccine design that could be useful against HIV and other viruses which change their structure quickly, says a new study.
The study, which appeared March 28 in Science Express, the early online edition of the journal Science, offers a step toward solving what has been one of the central problems of modern vaccine design: how to stimulate the immune system to produce the right kind of antibody response to protect against a wide range of viral strains, reports Science Daily.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 : The country's first such study, using cohort groups, has proven conclusively that smoking bidi (tobacco wrapped in the leaf of the tendu plant) increases the propensity for cancer.
P. Jayalekshmi of the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here, who led the study on bidi-induced lung, oral, laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer, said lung cancer risk among former bidi smokers was higher than in those who never smoked bidis.
New Delhi, March 15 : A total of 19 people tested positive for swine flu here Friday, taking the number of those infected to 1,383 this year, an official said.
"Nineteen more people tested positive for swine flu," a doctor from Delhi Health Service (DHS) told IANS.
So far, 16 deaths have been reported in Delhi -- one in January, 11 in February and four in March so far.
The city has seen a spurt in the Influenza A (H1N1 virus) cases this year. In 2012, only 78 swine flu cases and one death were reported.(IANS)
New Delhi, March 12 : Over 56 percent of adolescent girls and 30 percent of the boys in India are anaemic, parliament was told Tuesday.
More than 39 percent adolescent girls in the age group of 15-19 years are mildly anaemic while 15 percent and two percent suffer from moderate and severe anaemia respectively, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told Rajya Sabha in reply to a question.
Anaemia is a long standing problem in India and the country has a high prevalence of anaemia amongst adolescents.
New Delhi, March 9 : Fifteen more people tested positive for swine flu here Saturday, taking the number of those infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus in the capital to 1,267, an official said. There were no new deaths.
"Fifteen more people tested positive for swine flu but there have been no deaths today (Saturday)," a doctor at the Delhi Health Service (DHS) told IANS.
So far, 16 deaths have been reported in Delhi - one in January, 11 in February and four in March.
A spurt in swine flu cases has been seen in the national capital this year. In 2012, only 78 swine flu cases and one death were reported in the capital.(IANS)
Washington, Feb 26 : Higher levels of toxic metals were found in the blood and urine of children with autism as compared to other children, according to an American study.
The study, led by James Adams, professor of materials science and engineering, Arizona State University, involved 55 autistic children aged between five and 16 years, as compared to 44 non-autistic children of similar age and gender.
According to the latest information released, a total of 436 lives were lost in the country during clinical trials of drugs in 2012.
The government officials indicated that the government is yet to determine as to how many of the lives were lost due to such tests. The figures showed that 438 lives were lost in the country during 2011 and 668 in 2010. The government informed the ok Sabha that 436 deaths occurred during such trials during the year 2012 in the country.
Washington, Feb, 23 : The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval to a highly cohesive anatomically shaped silicone-gel filled breast implant.
Natrelle 410 - manufactured by Allergan, Inc - has now been approved for the purpose of breast augmentation in adults - 22 and older - and in women of all ages - undergoing a breast reconstruction following cancer, CBS News reported.
Washington, February 22 : An international group of scientists has discovered a new class of molecular compounds capable of killing the influenza virus.
Their new compounds will lead to a new generation of anti-influenza drugs that the virus’ strains can’t adapt to, and resist, as easily as they do Tamiful – the anti-influenza drug that is becoming less effective against the constantly mutating flu virus.
Washington, February 20 : Air pollution is responsible for the sharp rise in deaths among patients who have been admitted to hospital with heart attacks, according to a new study.
The largest study yet to investigate the links between fine air-borne particulate matter (PM) and patient survival after hospital admission for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) found death rates increased with increased exposure to PM2.5 - tiny particles that measure 2.5 micrometers (µm) in diameter or less, approximately 30 times smaller than a human hair.
London, Feb 20 : Chemicals found in every home may cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects, health chiefs have warned.
They warn the gender-bending compounds - used in toys, PVC flooring, car dashboards and credit cards - have "serious implications" for health, the Daily Mail reported.
In a landmark report, the World Health Organisation suggested a ban might be needed to protect future generations.
It said that it is "reasonable to suspect" chemical substances called phthalates of harming female fertility and linked them with rising rates of childhood illnesses including leukaemia.
New Delhi, Feb 19 : Two people suffering from swine flu died Tuesday while 53 others tested positive for the virus here, taking the toll in the city to four and total number of cases to 510 this year, an official said.
"Fifty-three people where tested positive for swine flu and two deaths have been reported today (Tuesday) from Apollo Hospital and Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital," a doctor of the Delhi Health Service (DHS) told IANS.
London, February 13 : An addiction to Coca-Cola led to the death of a woman who downed up to 10 litres of Coca Cola everyday and died aged 30 from a cardiac arrhythmia, according to a New Zealand coroner.
Natasha Harris died from a cardiac arrest at her home in Invercargill in New Zealand on February 25, 2010.
Her partner, Christopher Hodgkinson, found her on the toilet, slumped against the wall gasping for air.
Coca Cola argued the huge quantities of Coke that Harris drank every day could not be proven to have contributed to her death.
Washington, February 6 : The “obesity paradox” that says, at age 65 and older, having an elevated BMI won’t shorten your lifespan, and may even extend it has been proved wrong in a new study.
Researchers have found that as obese Americans grow older, in fact, their risk of death climbs.
Ryan Masters, PhD, and Bruce Link, PhD, at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, in collaboration with Daniel Powers, PhD, at the University of Texas argue that past studies of longevity and obesity were biased due to limitations of the National Health Interview Survey, or NHIS, which provides information on obesity.
London, February 5 : A major trial of a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine has ended in failure, marking a major setback in the fight against the disease, which cause 1.4 million deaths a year.
The latest vaccine, known as MVA85A, failed to protect babies who had already had the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), the BBC reported.
BCG is only partially effective against the bacterium that causes TB, which is why several international teams are working on new vaccines.
The trial, in South Africa, involved 2,794 healthy children aged four to six months, half of whom received MVA85A and the rest a placebo.