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FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack.   Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide ...

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Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

While having a positive attitude in life has it’s owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer.   A study titled “Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward ...

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These food items may help reduce migraine

Migraine, or extreme headaches, can steal the peace and tranquility from your life. Although it is a genetic disorder, environment, lifestyle, diet and hormonal imbalance also play a large role in how often you get an attack. Individuals suffering from ...

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Study reveals body odour may help sniff out cancer

Smell receptors in the body could help diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, a review of over 200 studies has found.   The study, published in the journal Physiological Reviews, shows that olfactory receptors – proteins that bind to ...

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UK-first for A&E mental health room opens at The Royal London Hospital

An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in A&E has opened at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. The mental health room is the first room of its kind in the country to have artwork specially created ...

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VR therapy helps ease fear of heights: Study

People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday.   A specialised team that included psychologists and IT experts put ...

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New study finds e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease

Did you know! E-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes do.   The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions, claims new study.  It revealed that smokers of e-cigarettes experienced the same, if not ...

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New protein discovered linked to breast cancer growth

A sticky protien found outside cells may be the reason behind breast cancer growth.   A new study has uncovered that the protein called fibronectin promotes the activity of estrogen in breast cancer cells. The study “Fibronectin rescues estrogen receptor ...

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New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the offing

Scientists have devised a method to deliver genetic material to treat damaged kidney cells in mice, an advance that may lead to a gene therapy to cure the potentially fatal chronic kidney disease (CDK) in humans.   Researchers, including those ...

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Nasim for reducing drugs prices

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Saturday urged the pharmaceutical companies to reduce the prices of drugs so that common people of the country can afford it.   “I am requesting to the owners of the pharmaceutical companies ...

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