London, May 20 : Time spent by asthma patients soaking up the sun may help in the treatment of the illness, a research has said.
A team of scientists at King's College London said vitamin D, which is made by the body in sunlight, calms an "over-active" part of the immune system in asthma, BBC reported.
However, treating patients with vitamin D has not yet been tested.
Lucknow, May 18 : A woman died here of swine flu late Friday, health officials said Saturday.
Neelam Singh had recently returned from Delhi and had complained of breathlessness and other complications. Her husband, a doctor at the King George's Medical University (KGMU) here, got her admitted to a medical facility in the city.
Washington, May 16 : Got high blood pressure? Try hanging up your cell phone.
New Delhi, May 14 : A study has confirmed that rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea, the second largest killer of children across the world, and vaccines to contain the virus can change the situation dramatically.
Los Angeles, May 13 : New research conducted by an assisted care centre based in the US shows that breast cancer patients who have the support of friends and family can manage pain and other symptoms better.
Washington, May 11 : Scientists have tapped into the restrictive action potential of a leukemia drug to hinder accumulation of deadly proteins linked to Parkinson's, a new study says.
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Centre made known results of their study, after using tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's disease in the brains of mice.
Mexico City, May 10 - Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico's agriculture department said.
The Senasica food-safety agency ordered the birds sacrificed after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the H7 virus at the farm in Palmar de Bravo.
Washington, May 9 : Scientists now know the additional ways the components of walnuts and their extracts lower risks of heart diseases.
Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to a team of Penn State, Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Manesar (Haryana), May 7 - Go for a brain scan from age 55 years onwards, at least once in five years, to check for signs of mental deterioration, a leading Indian scientist says.
Abu Dhabi, May 5 - In a landmark surgery in the UAE, a hospital carried out a kidney transfer and transplant from a deceased donor from Saudi Arabia to a 23-year-old woman patient from Abu Dhabi.
The surgery was done at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).