London, Dec 5 (IANS) Eating tomatoes a few times a week could halve the chances of suffering depression, a study claims.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Another patient died at a government hospital here Wednesday, a day after four others died due to disruption of centralised oxygen supply, an official said. "Vikram, 65, an east Delhi resident suffering from head injury and who was on life support, died due to lack of oxygen in Sushruta Trauma Centre on Wednesday morning," said a hospital official. Four patients died Tuesday in the hospital in north Delhi due to disruption of centralised oxygen supply.
Jerusalem, Dec 5 (IANS) Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals and US-based Galena Biopharma are set to begin major clinical trials of a breast cancer treatment that holds promise of vaccination against several varieties of the disease, Xinhua reported. The study of the NeuVax Phase III PRESENT are expected to be held at four locations in Israel, according to a statement released by the two firms Wednesday. "We are embarking on a very exciting and innovative venue for the adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer," said Noa Efrat Ben-Baruch, head of the department of oncology at Kaplan Medical Centre, near Tel Aviv.
London, Dec 5 (IANS) If you had too many drinks on a night out, a pounding head and nausea will be all too familiar symptoms the morning after, but now scientists say your hangover could feel a whole lot worse if you smoke as well, the Daily Mail reported. Lead author Damaris Rohsenow, Brown University in the US, said: "At the same number of drinks, people who smoke more that day are more likely to have a hangover and have more intense hangovers." Her team controlled for other factors as well, such as whether students reported drug use in the past year. Smoking itself was linked to an increased risk of hangover compared with not smoking at all, the Mail said.
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Falling sperm counts are a "serious public health warning", and the trend could be linked to diet, lifestyle and possibly even tight underwear, a major French study has revealed. The study showed that sperm counts and quality have fallen sharply since the start of the 1990s. Between 1989 and 2005, average sperm counts fell by a third in the study of 26,000 men, increasing their risk of infertility.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The number of organ donations is much lower in the country compared to other nations, experts said here Wednesday. "Indians need awareness on organ donation.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday formed a panel to review medical facilities in state-run hospitals a day after four people die due to lack of oxygen at a trauma centre. Health Minister A.K. Walia set up a four-member committee committee led by Maulana Azad Medical College dean Arun Kumar Agarwal
New Delhi Dec 5 (IANS) A day after four ICU patients died due to lack of oxygen at a Delhi government hospital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh to the kin of each of the victims. The deaths occurred at Sushrut Trauma Centre around 6.45 a.m
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) A delegation from Britain comprising of 50 officials from universities and medical technology companies will participate in a diabetes summit by Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI) here next month. "We are focusing on what we believe will be the largest ever bilateral healthcare event staged between India and the UK," Mike Nithavrianakis, Britain's Deputy High Commissioner and ex-officio president of IBHI, told reporters Wednesday. The summit is targeted at several hundred private and public sector experts across India and Britain and would cover prevention, diagnosis, treatment of diabetes, obesity, wound care and others.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Clearance from a panel on radio frequency would be needed before installing a mobile phone tower at any site, the central government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court on a plea opposing towers atop homes. A division bench of Chief Justice D.