Blocking certain neurons can help people with anxiety disorders

New York, Sep 6 : Certain neurons in a brain region have been found to play a central role in triggering anxiety, and blocking these may help in better treatment of pateints with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study. Experiments in mice showed that blocking the stress hormone corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) selectively in this […]

New drug found to reduce exacerbations in uncontrolled asthma

London, Sep 6 : A new asthma drug currently in development has been found to reduce exacerbations in severe, uncontrolled asthma in two advanced trials involving more than 2,500 patients. A year’s course of benralizumab injections has led to a significant decrease in the frequency of asthma exacerbations — cutting the rate of exacerbations by […]

Contraceptive pills driving fall in ovarian cancer deaths

London, Sep 6 : Widespread use of oral contraceptives has driven the fall in deaths from ovarian cancer worldwide, a major study has found. Deaths from ovarian cancer fell worldwide between 2002 and 2012 and are predicted to continue to decline in the US, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan […]

Obese patients with kidney cancer may live longer: Study

Washington, Sep 6 : Obesity usually shortens our lifespan but a new US study found that overweight patients with advanced kidney cancer had significantly longer survival than those who were normal or underweight. Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type […]

No impact of Zika on Singapore’s tourism so far

Singapore, Sep 5 : There has been no perceivable impact of Zika on Singapore’s tourism so far, with only a handful of cancellations, a statement said on Monday. A Singapore tourism official said in a statement that Singapore remains a safe travel destination, as the country has a robust system in place to manage Zika, […]

Walk to create awareness about eye donation

New Delhi, Sep 5 : Over 500 people including students participated in a walk organised here to increase awareness on eye donation and eliminate corneal blindness in India, which has over a fifth (22 per cent) of world’s blind people. According to WHO, around 285 million people in the world are visually impaired, out of […]