Cure

  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts 5 days ago

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • John Coates's 'Patience' makes you think, smile and cheer all the way April 17, 2014

    Another book on adultery. This time yet again from, "The Novel Cure" Reading Project. This time a book which probably very few people would have heard of, called, "Patience" by John Coates. I could not wait to get my hands on it and when I did, I waited. I tend...
  • 16 books to pre-order in 2014 January 16, 2014

    Heads-up for autumn/winter 2016, when Aleph will publish the much-anticipated novel A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth. Less than 24 months to give A Suitable Boy another go, people! 1. The Bone Clocks David Mitchell Hachette A new David Mitchell book is an event, at par with a Christopher Nolan release. Not much...
  • Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer: Researchers December 26, 2013

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women, particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year. Now, researchers have completed a systematic and comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two different...
  • New stem cell technique may provide cancer cure August 12, 2013

    London: Scientists have developed a new stem cell technique which they believe could lead to a quicker treatment for cancer and reduce reliance on chemotherapy. The method would also be more effective at stopping the disease from returning by reprogramming cancer-fighting cells, researchers said. The technique takes white blood cells and transforms...
  • First look into HIV's coating may lead to AIDS cure May 31, 2013

    Washington: Scientists have for the first time built a detailed molecular model of the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV, paving way for potential new treatments for the deadly virus. A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described the 4-million-atom structure of...
  • News 360: Punjab policemen beat up sexual harassment victim March 4, 2013

    In Tarn Taran, Punjab, a young woman and her father were beaten up mercilessly by policemen after they complained of sexual harassment. ...
  • US: Baby girl born with HIV infection cured with early treatment March 4, 2013

    A baby girl born with HIV was cured in Mississippi, US after doctors administered three anti-viral drugs, raising hopes of an early stage cure in new born babies. ...
  • US: Baby girl born with HIV infection cured March 4, 2013

    Chicago: A baby girl in Mississippi who was born with HIV has been cured after very early treatment with standard HIV drugs, US researchers reported on Sunday, in a potentially ground-breaking case that could offer insights on how to eradicate HIV infection in its youngest victims. The child's story is...
  • An aspirin a day keeps cancer at bay, studies suggest February 11, 2013

    If the findings of a latest study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, is corroborated by further tests, then aspirin could be the miracle drug that cancer specialists throughout the world have been looking for. The study is the first evidence that aspirin can keep lung cancer at bay...
  • Diabetes drug may restore memory in Alzheimer patients December 12, 2012

    Toronto: A drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. Medical researchers at the University of Alberta led by Jack Jhamandas took brain tissue from animal models with Alzheimer's disease and tested the tissue in the lab, looking specifically at the...
  • Older drug Chloroquine found effective against malaria October 3, 2012

    Copenhagen: Chloroquine, an efficacious old drug, is once again beginning to work against malaria, one of the most widespread scourges in the world. Scientists and doctors fear that the malaria parasite will develop resistance to the current frontline treatment against malaria: Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs). Resistance (to drugs) monitoring at...
  • Vitamin D does not cure severe cold October 3, 2012

    Wellington: Vitamin D does not reduce the severity of colds, even for those who received a monthly dose of 100,000 units in a trial, says a study. The association of Vitamin D deficit and susceptibility to viral respiratory tract infections has been unclear, said the University of Otago study. David...
  • Cells responsible for cancer growth identified August 2, 2012

    London: In a breakthrough expected to develop a 'real cure' for cancer, scientists claimed to have identified cells that cause tumours to grow and are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing cancer to relapse. Researchers from Cancer Research UK and University of Texas in separate studies found that the growth and...
  • Is cure for HIV possible? July 24, 2012

    A group of the world's top scientists is collaborating on one common goal: finding a real cure for AIDS. ...
  • A computer model of an organism to cure diseases July 23, 2012

    Washington: Scientists claim to have developed the world's first complete computer model of an organism, which can use computer-aided design for better diagnosis and treatment of diseases. A team of Stanford researchers, including an Indian, used data from more than 900 scientific papers to account for every molecular interaction that takes...
  • Cancer cure possible in a decade: Top scientist July 13, 2012

    London: The world could have a cure for four in five of all cancer cases in a decade, if scientists revolutionise the way they approach the deadly disease, a top scientist has said. Dr James Watson, one of the men who discovered the structure of DNA, thinks scientists should focus on...
  • Cure for baldness on the anvil? September 4, 2011

    Washington: It seems the cure for baldness is on the anvil, for scientists claim they have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth. A team at Yale University has identified stem cells within the skin's fatty layer and showed that molecular signals from these cells were necessary to...
  • Treating cancer with gold? August 9, 2011

    Washington: Using gold as a potential treatment for cancer could soon become a reality, thanks to a combination of imaging techniques. An international team, led by University of Western Australia and Griffith University, has described how using two imaging techniques can allow scientists to see where gold complexes used in potential...
  • Want to live forever? Scientist sees aging cured July 5, 2011

    London: If Aubrey de Grey's predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than 20 years younger. A biomedical gerontologist and chief scientist of a foundation dedicated to longevity...
  • Got a bad hangover? Try honey on toast December 24, 2010

    London: Got a bad hangover? Try honey on toast, says a new study. Researchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry claim to have found that taking honey, the natural sweetener, is a great way to help the human body deal with the toxic effects of a hangover. According to them, the...
  • Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis December 10, 2010

    London: Starfish may soon provide treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, say experts. The slimy substance that coats the spiny starfish was 'better than Teflon' at stopping debris from sticking to the creature that sits on the ocean floor, thus keeping it clean, researchers from the Scottish Association...
  • Tech Toyz: The Wellness Special November 21, 2010

    Tech Toyz introduces D.I.Y 'Fitness Kit' , gadgets for self cure - a step towards wellness. ...
  • Doctor talk: All about Meningitis June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Four years ago around this time an epidemic hit Delhi which killed about 20 people. The culprit was Meningitis. Dr Romel Tickoo tells all about this disease and how to stay safe in this season. A bacterial fungal or viral infection can leave one vulnerable to Meningitis, which...
  • Goodbye to sniffles: Cure for common cold found February 18, 2009

    Finally a breakthrough in the search for the common cold. The entire genome of the common cold has been mapped. Doctor Sanjay Gupta explains why that's good news for you and me. ...
  • British doctors deliver cancer-proof baby January 9, 2009

    London: The first British baby genetically selected to be free of a breast cancer gene has been born, doctors said on Friday. She grew from an embryo screened to ensure it did not contain the faulty BRCA1 gene, which passes the risk of breast cancer down generations. University College Hospital in London...
  • Tweak your lifestyle to curb diabetes September 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Amit Varma talks about six mln people who may be unaware of having diabetes and ways to cure and prevent it. ...
  • Vaccine controversy: Cervical cancer shot in trouble August 13, 2008

    Michigan In the United States, a particular drug and its medical research findings have thrown people in to two groups; those that believe the drug cures and another that believes it kills. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA had approved a vaccine for cervical cancer about two years...
  • Chikungunya: Dos and dont's June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It has been a week now since the outbreak of the deadly viral disease chikungunya. Kerala has been hit hard with the virus claiming 52 lives. In Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, 21 cases have been reported, 16 people have tested positive for chikungunya in Karnataka, and 10 people in...
  • Will cure be found for haemophilia? June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: April 17 has been observed as World Haemophilia Day the world over. It has been chosen as the day to raise awareness about the rare blood disorder. Five-year-old Aryan Mallik was only eight-months-old when he was diagnosed with haemophilia. Haemophilia is a rare incurable genetic disorder in males where the...