AYUSH should back capable people, says Ramdev

Kolkata , Dec 3

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday suggested to the AYUSH Ministry to bring forward people doing a commendable job in the disciplines of Indian traditional medicine, asserting that institutions can only succeed if they have capable people working in them.

Antidepressants in pregnancy may up birth defects

London , Dec 3

Women who take a type of antidepressant during their early pregnancy may significantly raise the risk of having babies with birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these pills, a study suggests.

US FDA approves diabetes drug Jardiance to reduce heart problems

New York , Dec 3

Jardiance, a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar, can now be prescribed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled.

This new tool may improve breast cancer surgery

Sydney , Dec 3

Researchers have developed a new cost-effective and portable pH-sensitive optical fibre to distinguish breast cancer tissue from normal tissue, a finding that can potentially help surgeons to be much more precise when removing breast cancer.

Arotic stenosis patient cured through non-invasive surgery

Gurugram , Dec 3

In a first of its kind in India, a 76-year-old woman diagnosed with arotic stenosis, a medical condition that restricts blood flow through the heart's aortic valve, was cured through non-invasive surgery in just 45 minutes, doctors said on Saturday.

Menopause linked to breathing problems, fatigue

London , Dec 3

Menopausal women are likely to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, leading to increase in shortness of breath, reduced work capacity and fatigue, a study says.

Cataracts may increase depression in elderly

Beijing , Dec 3

Older adults with cataracts -- clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye -- are more likely to have symptoms of depression, independent of lifestyle factors and visual acuity, a study has found.