Health News Headlines

Eye's 'glassy' proteins behind sight deterioration

London , Nov 27

The age-related long-sightedness could be due to proteins in eye-lens that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid glassy state, making the lens more rigid, says a study.

Experimental Ebola vaccine safe, bolsters immunity

Washington , Nov 27

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report.

Tamil Nadu bans poultry from Kerala

Chennai , Nov 26

The Tamil Nadu government Wednesday banned import of poultry from Kerala as a measure to prevent the spread of bird flu in the state, a government release said.

1.7 kg of drugs found in Iranian's stomach

Tehran , Nov 26

Narcotics weighing 1.7 kg have been found in the stomach of a 20-year-old man in Iran's northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, police said.

BioAsia 2015 to be held Feb 2-4

Hyderabad , Nov 26

BioAsia 2015, the 12th edition of the annual international life sciences conference, will be held here Feb 2-4.

Daily coffee may cut Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent

London , Nov 27

Researchers have found that drinking up to five cups of coffee per day may help curb Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent.

Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

London , Nov 27

Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday.

Sisters sharing liver successfully separated

Gurgaon , Nov 26

Two-month-old conjoined twins sharing a liver successfully underwent surgery at a hospital here to separate them.

Plea in HC against non-functioning generic drug stores

New Delhi , Nov 26

A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court Wednesday alleging that most of Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) or generic drug stores are lying defunct across states and there is urgent need to make easily available the medicines by their generic names at reasonable price.

One-third of Libyans suffer mental health problems: Report

Tripoli , Nov 26

Human rights violations in Libya have left nearly a third of the population suffering from mental health problems, according to a new report.