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Compound in broccoli slows cancer cell growth Study

New York Feb 14 A compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to slow the growth of breast cancer cells especially at early stages.

Kolkata civic body orders testing of bread samples

Kolkata, May 25 The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has ordered sampling and testing of bread products across the city after a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) reportedly found certain harmful chemicals in bread, buns, pavs, pizza bases and other commercially-sold bakery items, an official said on Wednesday.

Cancer drug may help women grow new eggs Study

London, Dec 6 Treatment with common chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase the number of young eggs in women's ovaries, a new research has found.

Zika virus can live in tears Study

New York, Sep 7 A team of researchers, including one of Indian orgin, has found that Zika virus can live in the eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears of mice.

Over 8000 birds being culled in Tripura over bird flu

Agartala Jan 16 With a fresh outbreak of bird flu being reported in Tripura the mass culling of more than 8000 chicken and ducks began on Saturday in the western part of the state officials said here.

As population rises, UP’s healthcare system collapses (Special to IANS)

In Uttar Pradesh, the number of public health centres (PHCs), the frontline of the government's healthcare system, decreased 8 per cent over the last 15 years to 2015, a period when the state's population increased by more than 25 per cent. Smaller sub-centres, the first point of public contact, increased by no more than 2 per cent over the 25 years to 2015, a period when the population grew by more than 51 per cent.

Cypriot researchers design early cancer screening device

Nicosia Oct 15 Researchers at the University of Cyprus have designed a micro-device that could help doctors detect cancers in the small intestine in the very early stages when cancerous cells cannot be easily detected a university professor said on Wednesday.

CM inaugurates eye hospital in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 11 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated a 100-bed super specialty eye care hospital in Ganjam district.

Eating lima beans may boost longevity

London Feb 6 If new research in male fruit flies holds up eating lima beans might help men live longer.

Research reveals how cells repair DNA damage

London Oct 25 Danish researchers have discovered a previously unknown function in histones -- responsible for packaging the DNA into structural units -- that will help improve understanding of how cells protect and repair DNA damage.

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