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  • Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins 2 days ago

    Geneva: The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to January 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signalling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to...
  • Swine flu outbreak: Three fresh deaths reported; 25 victims so far in Telangana 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Three more deaths from swine flu have been reported in Telangana, taking the total number of casualties due to the H1N1 virus this month to 16 in the state, a senior official said on Tuesday. With this, the total number of deaths during this season (from December last) rose...
  • Swine flu outbreak: 35 fresh cases reported in Telangana 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Thirty five fresh swine flu cases have been reported in Telangana on Sunday even as no fresh death due to the infection was reported in the last 48 hours, a senior health official said. The 35 were among 82 samples tested while another 112 samples are in the process of...
  • Swine flu claims two more lives in Delhi, 199 cases in January January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed two more lives in the national capital on Friday, taking the death toll to five while 26 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus. While a 53-year-old woman from Chattarpur died at Ram Manohar Lohiya hospital, a 50-year-old woman from Patel Nagar passed away at Safdarjung...
  • Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed: WHO January 22, 2015

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, with fewer than 150 cases reported in the past week, but efforts must be pursued to stamp out the deadly disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Sierra Leone remains hardest-hit, accounting for 117 of the 145 new...
  • Over 230 cases of swine flu reported across India, 100 in Delhi alone January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Swine flu seems to be increasing at an alarming rate throughout the country with the national capital having recorded more than 100 cases this year alone. The overall cases have been recorded in the country has crossed 230 with the death toll over 30. The Health Ministry said that...
  • Living It Up: 10 crore Indians suffer from hypertension January 17, 2015

    In this episode of Living It Up, we tell you how important is a balanced diet for a disease free life. In India 10 crore people suffer from hypertension and the figure shall cross 20 crore by 2030. ...
  • Mumbai gears up for a big marathon, 55 bypass heart surgery patients to run on Sunday January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: As Mumbai is gearing up for a big marathon on Sunday, 55 bypass heart surgery patients from the Asian Heart Institute's Cardiac rehab centre will be running with one common goal of competing with the past. All the patients have been training from the last six months. Surendra Dasadia, 69-year-old,...
  • 5 effective ways to prevent lifestyle diseases January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: As the calendar turns to a New Year 2015, the young today are making resolutions for a healthier and happier year, aiming for a balanced lifestyle. The year can be optimistic and accomplishing for one self and health because 'Healthy makes Happy'! With over 50 percent of the population...
  • Trying to quit smoking? Avoid pretty women January 14, 2015

    London: Men are less likely to quit smoking when looking at attractive women, according to a new study which asked men to rate how appealing pictures of different women. In an experiment, scientists from Taiwan asked 76 men to rate pictures of various women. The men did not know it but they...
  • India launches massive public health campaign to eliminate lymphatic filariasis January 14, 2015

    Washington DC: India was certified polio-free in 2014. Today, the country has the opportunity to achieve its next public health victory with the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population. To meet this ambitious goal, the Ministry of Health & Family...
  • Centre for raising age of person buying tobacco products to 21 years January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside opposition, the government on Tuesday moved to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes and raising the minimum age of a person buying tobacco products to 21 years from existing 18. It has also proposed raising of fine to...
  • Thousands of children vaccinated with polio drops in Pakistan January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Thousands of children between the age group of four to 24 months were on Monday administered polio drops in tribal northwest Pakistan after this year's first anti-polio campaign was cancelled last week following an attack on a health worker. As many as 17,034 children have been vaccinated with Inactivated...
  • Delhi: Swine flu claims fourth victim, seven new cases reported January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday recorded the fourth death due to swine flu with a 44-year-old woman from West Delhi succumbing to the H1N1 virus at a private hospital. "The woman was undergoing treatment for various ailments and was detected with swine flu recently. She suffered from uncontrolled diabetis...
  • Three new cases of swine flu in Delhi January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Three new cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Sunday, taking the total to 43 so far in 2015. The fresh cases include a 78-year-old woman from Gulmohar Park and a 31-year-old man from Kalkaji, both of whom are receiving treatment at home. The third patient,...
  • Living It Up: A balanced diet for an active life January 11, 2015

    In this episode of Living It Up, we tell you what to and how much to eat for and active life. ...
  • Five new cases of swine flu in Delhi January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Five new cases of swine flu were reported on Saturday in the national capital taking the total figure to 40 so far this year. Swine flu has claimed three lives till now. On Friday, a 38-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar succumbed to the H1N1 virus at Ram Manohar...
  • Three swine flu deaths in Delhi, doctor among 9 new cases January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi on Wednesday reported the third death caused by swine flu, and nine new cases that included a woman doctor from the city's Lady Hardinge hospital, which prompted the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the city health department to hold a meeting to review the situation. According...
  • Delhi sees 5 new cases of swine flu, doctors fear rise in cases January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The national capital on Tuesday reported five new cases of swine flu, taking the total figure to 14 so far this year. Three women, aged 31, 38 and 44, all residents of Mehrauli, Mansa Ram Park and Sagarpur along with two men, aged 42 and 50 residing in...
  • Four fresh cases of swine flu reported in Delhi January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Monday, taking the figure to 9 so far this year. The Union Health Minister JP Nadda reiterated that there was no need to panic even as he directed officials of both Centre and state governments to...
  • Chetan Bhagat kickstarts 100-day fitness challenge January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat has entered a fitness challenge in 2015 aiming to transform his physique and inspire fans to become 'Fit for Life'. The 40-year old author has entered the 'Reeboot 100' challenge mooted by fitness brand Reebok, and is set to post updates on social media including Facebook...
  • Living It Up: The hospital born disease January 3, 2015

    In this segment of Living it up know about the antibiotic infections and hospital born disease. ...
  • UN tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000 January 3, 2015

    Berlin: The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Geneva-based body says the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from the disease in the three most affected countries reached 7,989 by December...
  • Swine flu: Delhi markets openly sell infected chicken December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when six people have lost their lives and over 60 have been affected due to swine flu, an investigation by Network 18 shows how chicken- unfit for human consumption- is being sold in Delhi markets. Widely famous as the country's biggest wholesale market for non-vegetarian food,...
  • Social media may help fight AIDS: Study December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be a valuable tool in the fight against HIV, a new study has found. Researchers demonstrated social media can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially boost testing...
  • Russian scientists develop Ebola vaccine December 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian researchers have developed a candidate vaccine to protect against the deadly Ebola virus which will soon undergo human clinical trials in Africa. A group of scientists at the St Petersburg-based Research Institute of Influenza developed the vaccine and its trials are due to complete in Africa in February....
  • Delhi hospitals put on alert following swine flu death December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has put all its designated hospitals on alert and has asked them take appropriate measures and follow the standard protocols for treating swine flu patients in the wake of the death of a 51-year-old woman due to the virus. With 32 confirmed cases of H1N1 in the...
  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588: WHO December 25, 2014

    Geneva: The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intensely in Sierra Leone, especially in the north and west, with 315 new...
  • CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure December 25, 2014

    Atlanta: A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials have said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of...
  • Ebola vaccine safe for use in Africa: Study December 23, 2014

    Washington: The first trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Africa has shown it is safe for use, scientists say. "This is the first study to show comparable safety and immune response of an experimental Ebola vaccine in an African population," said lead author Dr Julie Ledgerwood from the National...