US woman becomes 3rd person cured of HIV

A US patient with leukaemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes Aids, researchers reported on Tuesday.

Man gets successful implant of pig heart in world’s first

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a human patient, a first of its kind procedure, the University of Maryland Medical School said Monday.

Pig kidney transplant in human successful in US

For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.

1st Japan birth achieved via egg from unnamed donor

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has given birth to a baby conceived using a donated egg from an anonymous third party, a Kobe-based nonprofit organization that mediated between them announces.

[WATCH] Amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks

Here are some amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks.

Stents and surgery equally durable, safe: Study

Study finds doctors can choose a treatment option between stents and surgery to reduce stroke risk based on ease, comfort and best fit for a patient's individual medical condition.

August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015

Turning cancer into healthy tissues

Scientists believe to have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.

July 26, 2015
July 26, 2015

A novel insulin analogue for treating Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is a progressive disease which only can be compared with atom bomb which should be defused within time. Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba successfully eliminates mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Lung cancer therapy is milestone

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows, reports BBC.

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

First natural birth for diabetic woman with artificial pancreas

A diabetic woman has become the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, reports BBC.

March 22, 2015
March 22, 2015

Another step forward towards saving children

Bangladesh has introduced the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in their Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI). It was

March 22, 2015
March 22, 2015

Rapid blood test to 'cut antibiotic use'

Rapid blood test to 'cut antibiotic use'

March 15, 2015
March 15, 2015

South Africans perform first successful penis transplant

The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his penis in a botched circumcision, reports BBC.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Can ultrasound fight Alzheimer's?

Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease -- not in the form of a drug but in focused beams of ultrasound

March 3, 2015
March 3, 2015

Long-term paracetamol use poses risk, says study

Chronic users paracetamol -- people who typically take large, daily doses over several years -- may increase their risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems.

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