Microsoft opens AI-based healthcare department

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | IANS | San Francisco

Microsoft has set up a new healthcare department at its Cambridge research facility, which will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to aid in medical research and treatment of patients. The tech giant has created the division as part of its commitment to "transform healthcare" using technologies such as machine learning...

Multi-gene test found effective in predicting Alzheimer's disease

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | San Francisco

In a new test, a research team has found that combining the effects of over two dozen genetic variants help in predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer's dementia. The advantage of the test, known as Polygenic Hazard Score (PHS), is relative to testing only...

What causes bone loss in elderly

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | New York

Researchers have identified a mechanism that leads to bone loss in older adults, an advance that may help develop therapeutics to treat the age-associated bone loss condition. Osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures -- is a major health...

Jawbone disorder can worsen migraine

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | Sao Paulo

People suffering from chronic migraine headaches are thrice as likely to suffer from severe jawbone disorder, according to a study. The findings showed that temporomandibular disorder (TMD) -- affecting the jaw joint -- does not directly cause migraine. However, the TMD may worsen one's migraine attacks in terms of both...

Smartphone apps may help treat depression: study

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | IANS | Singapore

An Indian businessman flew all the way to Singapore and lined up for 13 hours overnight outside an Apple store to buy the latest iPhone as a wedding gift for his daughter. Amin Ahmed Dholiya, 43, was the first in the queue outside the Apple store on Orchard Road, where he...

New genetic syndrome causing cancer identified

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | IANS | London

Researchers have identified a new genetic syndrome caused by alterations in a gene that predisposes the body to early formations of tumours and chemotherapy toxicity. The findings, led by Jordi Surralles, Professor at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, showed that the genetic syndrome is caused by mutations in both copies...

Aaron Carter checking into rehab to 'improve his health'

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PTI | Los Angeles

Singer Aaron Carter has has entered a treatment facility to improve his health. Carter decided to enter the rehab just months after he opened up about his sexuality and addiction issues. "Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to...

WHO control room in Cox's Bazar for health response to Rohingyas

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | IANS | Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up a control room here as part of the humanitarian health response to 422,000 Rohingyas residing in camps and settlements, said a statement from the global body on Friday. The control room will help strengthen disease surveillance systems and daily reporting of morbidity...

Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | IANS | Bengaluru

Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed. This novel method for pest control -- using CBs for the synthesis of silver nanostructures -- has...

Heavy drinking in college lowers job prospects later: Study

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | IANS | New York

Do you know drinking habits formed in college may impact future careers? Researchers have found that heavy drinking six times a month could lower chances that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 per cent. "The manner in which students drink appears to be more influential than...


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‚ÄėBring home the bacon,‚Äô Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz rallied voters on the eve of Sunday’s vote, urging Germans to shun the first hard-right party expected to enter parliament in force since the end of World War II. Merkel, the clear frontrunner after 12 years in power with a double-digit lead, also told her conservative base not to get complacent and to cast their ballots, rousing them with a folksy call to...

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Various events mark Swacchta Bharat Mission programme

25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Indore

To observe the third anniversary of Swacchta Bharat Mission, various events are being held in city. Indore Mayor Malini Laxman Singh Gaud and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Commissioner Manish Singh have instructed to organize events marking the D-day, ie October 2...

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