Nikita Mishra

  • Centre says India Ebolafree; 112 passengers who arrived from Liberia declared safe 27-08-2014 09:03 AM

    New Delhi: The government clarified that none of the 112 passengers who returned from Liberia on Tuesday have Ebola. All of them were screened and found to be healthy- except for one passenger who had fever and sore throat. That passenger has been isolated in the quarantine cum isolation facility...
  • Ebola alert!

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    Three West African countries demand the world's attention and aid right now.. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are battling the largest and possibly the deadliest...

  • Is your meat safe?

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    Let's hope you're not reading this while enjoying your chicken sandwich! The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a lab study on ...

  • Common man faces the brunt of high vegetable prices 16-07-2014 03:41 PM

    After onions, now it is tomato prices which have shot up in major cities. In the capital, tomato prices have gone from Rs 35 per kg last week to Rs 50 per kg this week. It has doubled from Rs 20 to Rs 40-50 per kg in Hyderabad. ...
  • Novartis cannot ignore India's huge market: Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance 01-04-2013 09:15 PM

    The secretary general of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, DG Shah said that Novartis was merely posturing and it could not ignore the huge market that India provided to its products. ...
  • Patent case: Decision on legal recourse after reading SC judgement, says Novartis 01-04-2013 07:52 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Swiss drugmaker Novartis's attempt to win patent protection for its cancer drug Glivec. ...
  • New mobile tower radiation norms from today 01-09-2012 06:29 AM

    Mumbai: India has the worst cellular tower radiation norms in the world. But from Saturday new guidelines are being implemented. Cellular towers will have to reduce the amount of radiation they emit to 1/10th of the current level. But is the new limit sufficient to reduce serious health risks, given...
  • Eureka! Skin cells turn into beating heart

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    The heart cells created from patients' skin are at the same stage of development as those of a newborn baby. The study is exciting for...

  • 7 pc antimalarial drugs in India fake: Study 24-05-2012 01:14 PM

    Mumbai: In a shocking study published in medical journal, The Lancet, scientists have found that one-third of malaria medicines in South East Asia and Africa are either fake or of poor quality. What is even worse is that a majority of these fake medicines are being manufactured in India and...
  • A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    ...And this is not a cliche anymore... Wolfing junk food like burgers, pizzas, pastas, fried chicken, and washing it down with can-loads of ...

  • Cancer drug made cheaper, patients to benefit 13-03-2012 07:02 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian Patent Office has given the Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma Limited the go-ahead in the form of a compulsory license to legally make and sell a low-cost generic version of German company Bayer's anti-cancer drug, Nexavar. The Controller of Patents PH Kurian, in a 62-page ruling, observed that with...
  • Cancer 'wonder drug' affects bone density: report 01-03-2012 09:51 AM

    Mumbai: A new concern has come to light for those battling breast cancer. A drug commonly used in India to treat the condition has been found to decrease bone density in older women. Considered a 'wonder drug' for breast cancer treatment, Exemestane, sold under the brand name, Aromasin, is commonly...
  • Is India well equipped to battle cancer? 08-02-2012 07:22 PM

    Mumbai: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's battle against cancer has put the spotlight once again on the disease that claims 20,000 lives a day worldwide. The question is whether India is well equipped to battle the world's biggest killer. Diagnosed with germ cell cancer, cricketer Yuvraj Singh is currently undergoing chemotherapy in...
  • Mumbai in throes of deadly TB disease 08-01-2012 09:06 AM

    Mumbai: In a dangerous trend, tuberculosis, which already kills a thousand people everyday in the country, has mutated yet again - this time infecting 12 people with an incurable form of the disease. It doesn't get any more alarming. As you read this story, India is being gripped by a...
  • Diabetes, hypertension cases on the rise in India 09-11-2011 08:37 AM

    Mumbai: Life in the fast lane, fuelled by fast food and typical every day urban habits are your worst enemy. A new study by pharma company Sanofi, done on 16,000 people across eight states finds that one in five Indian adults in the metros suffers from both diabetes and hypertension....
  • Coming soon: A vaccine for malaria

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    It's a eureka moment for scientists ... Experts have made a breakthrough with a malaria Vaccine being clinically tested in Africa right now. The new...

  • Four crore Indians have mental illness: Study 11-10-2011 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: Startling facts coming to light during Mental Health awareness week. A new study says that almost four crore Indians suffer from mental illnesses and there's an extreme shortage of psychiatrists. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the number of suicides in India could be reduced by...
  • One in four Indians die of heart diseases: Report 29-09-2011 08:41 AM

    Mumbai: Recent data reveals that around five million Indians suffer from heart problems. Huge amount of stress, lack of exercise and bad eating habits are some of the reasons doctors in India say almost half of their cardiac patients are well below the age of 40. Pramod, 23, a heart...
  • Never too young for a heart attack

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    How different could a 23-year-old Mumbaikar be? So I thought, before I met Pramod, an animator by profession. Stuck in a sort of limbo, a...

  • ICMR to study if probiotics are good for health 08-08-2011 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research is now taking up a large scale research to study if probiotics can be an used as an alternative medicine for women and children's health. The Rs 20.6 million industry in India, has been quite a rage since probiotic products hit store...
  • Health Ministry flays WHO depression survey 30-07-2011 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: The recent flurry of reports suggesting that Indians are the most depressed in the world has the Health Ministry up in arms, clarifying that only some data has been released from a World Health Organisation-sponsored study. The WHO's Mental Health Survey of nearly 90,000 people across 18 countries...
  • High caffeine found in energy drinks 23-07-2011 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: Advertised as 'powerhouses of energy' to 'giving you wings', Energy Drinks are now under the scanner for having abnormally high levels of caffeine, much more than prescribed by the government. With people complaining of stress, anxiety and exhaustion, energy drinks claim to offer the perfect drug and are...
  • Mumbai Blasts: saluting those who saved lives 16-07-2011 08:02 AM

    Mumbai: A 24-year-old businessman who was injured in the Zaveri Bazar died in hospital on Friday, taking the toll to 19 in the Mumbai serial Blasts. Doctors, who tried to save Nikhil Damka and 130 others injured, have been working tirelessly since that fatal evening. "The sight was gruesome. You...
  • Mumbai: No choice but to carry on? 15-07-2011 07:34 AM

    Mumbai: The morning after Wednesday's terror attacks, Mumbai was back on its feet as people went to office and children attended schools. The question is - is it the spirit of Mumbai at work or has the city learnt to live with terror? Amid the suffering all around, one-year-old Soni...
  • SC verdict on euthanasia for Aruna today 07-03-2011 07:27 AM

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict in Nurse Aruna Shanbaug's mercy killing petition on Monday. She has been living in a vegetative state for the last 30 years after a brutal sexual assault. Tidi Makhwana, a former employee of KEM Hospital, said, "I stayed with her...
  • Homeopathy witchcraft or credible science? 27-12-2010 10:57 AM

    Mumbai: Just months after the British Medical Association dismissed homeopathy as "witchcraft", researchers at IIT Bombay have done further studies on the subject. For the first time, they have shown the science behind the 200 year old system of medicine. Homeopathy is "witchcraft", "black magic", all placebo and no science...
  • Holt Oram Syndrome: A rare genetic disease 21-12-2010 08:10 AM

    Mumbai: A look at 30-year old businessman, Mahesh Nanda, doesn't reveal the medical marvel that he personifies. When he suffered a minor brain stroke last month that it left him temporary paralyzed, little did he know, that was only the beginning of his health complications. "I was having breakfast, suddenly...
  • Mobile tower radiation a major health hazard 13-12-2010 09:16 AM

    A 3 year long study done by an IIT-Bombay Professor found that areas around the towers have as much as one crore times stronger radiation levels than required. ...