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  • Delhi: Baby girl from Nigeria gets treated for rare disorder at city hospital 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A 15-month-old girl from Nigeria suffering from a rare genetic condition which was cause of much pain and agony for herself and her family now has doctors at a city hospital to thank for returning the smile to her face. Oranye Chimweokwu Sayne, the baby girl from Nigeria, had...
  • Bombay HC orders scanner for Ebola screening at Pune, Nagpur airports 12 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Centre to immediately provide thermal image scanners at Nagpur and Pune Airports for the screening of passengers from African countries for a possible Ebola infection. The division bench headed by justice Abhay Oka on Monday adjourned the...
  • Odisha: 46 patients fall ill after being administered injection 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    Phulbani: At least 46 indoor patients including about 10 women at the District Headquarters Hospital suddenly fell ill after being administered a particular batch of an anti-biotic injection. Some of the patients complained of nausea, head reeling, vomiting, fever and loose motion after they were injected with the anti-biotic last...
  • Sierra Leone: 4th doctor dies of Ebola Yesterday

    Freetown: A top medical official in Sierra Leone on Sunday said that a fourth doctor has died of Ebola in the country after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment. Chief Medical Officer Dr Brima Kargbo confirmed to the Associated Press that Dr Olivet Buck has died. Sierra Leone...
  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts Yesterday

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • Living It Up: Food Allergy, a problem that can be life threatening 2 days ago

    More than 200 million children world over have food allergies, according to World Allergy Organisation. CNN-IBN, in its latest episode of 'Living It Up', talks about ways to keep children away from such risks. ...
  • Low prices, no side-affects make Homeopathy the first preference of people 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Low prices, no side-effects and 100 per cent results are making homeopathy the first choice of people across the world. In fact, homeopathy is being used to treat even psychiatric illnesses like anxiety disorders, said doctors. "India is now the superpower of homeopathy in the world. No side-effects, low treatment...
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism 2 days ago

    Kampala: Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Harald Kampa, a hotelier near Mombasa, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is hurting his business. For two weeks in August he...
  • Afghan national, 2 others held for drugs in raisin packets 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An Afghan national along with two Indians have been arrested here for allegedly smuggling in a large cache of fine quality heroin concealed in raisin boxes which was to be sold in a famous dry fruits market in Delhi. A tip-off, officials said, led sleuths of the Delhi zone...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola 2 days ago

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts 3 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama will meet leading US medical experts next week as he considers how to follow through on his pledge to step up aid to Africa over the Ebola epidemic. Obama will travel to the US headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on...
  • Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American 3 days ago

    Omaha: A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr Phil Smith said that Dr Rick Sacra received blood transfusions from Dr Kent Brantly shortly...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control 4 days ago

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • Oral health a major threat to public health, says President 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Underlining that oral diseases pose a major threat to public health, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that they have become leading health problems resulting from tobacco use, alcohol and changing life style. Inaugurating the FDI Annual World Dental Congress hosted by the Indian Dental Association at Greater...
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave 4 days ago

    Washington: US regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments. The drug was developed by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc, based in La Jolla, California. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that it is approved for use by people...
  • AB blood type may increase dementia risk 4 days ago

    Washington: People with the least common blood type, AB, are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia in later years than people with other blood types, says a study. "Our study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment," said study author Mary Cushman...
  • US drug patent expiries to benefit Indian pharma industry 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Expiry of drug patents in the US is great news for not only consumers but also the domestic pharmaceutical industry, where generics account for about 75 per cent of total sales, CARE Ratings said in its report released on Wednesday. Indian pharmaceutical companies have an opportunity to capitalise on the...
  • Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery 5 days ago

    Coimbatore: Robot-Assisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday said. Traditional open heart surgery involved making a big incision and resulted in...
  • Provide Ebola detection facilities at Pune, Nagpur airports: Bombay HC 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed Maharashtra Government to provide medical screening facilities at Pune and Nagpur airports to detect Ebola virus among passengers arriving from affected countries, on the lines of existing amenities at Mumbai and Delhi airports. The direction was given by a bench headed by Justice...
  • 50 dengue cases in Punjab so far this year: Punjab Health Minister 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Fifty confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab so far this year, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjeet Kumar Jayani said on Wednesday. "These 50 cases of dengue are being treated in different government hospitals of the state," he said, adding that the state government has constituted...
  • Ebola toll hits 2,288 in West Africa: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials. The virus has spread rapidly over the past 21 days, and the number of patients...
  • Smoking in public likely to earn you a fine of Rs 20,000 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Smoking in public could earn a person a fine of Rs 20,000 as suggested by the expert panel set up by the Health Ministry on tobacco control. The panel has also suggested raising the age limit for consumption and banning the sale of loose cigarettes. Final recommendations are...
  • Daily pot use sends school hopes up in smoke: study 5 days ago

    Paris: Teenagers under 17 who use cannabis daily are 60 per cent less likely to complete high school or get a degree than peers who have never taken the drug, researchers said on Wednesday. They are also nearly seven times likelier to attempt suicide and are almost eight times likelier to...
  • UN to hold high-level Ebola event on outbreak 5 days ago

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will hold a high-level event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • Ebola threatening Liberia's existence, minister warns 6 days ago

    Monrovia: Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like "wild fire", the defence minister warned on Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come. After predicting an "exponential increase" in infections across West Africa, the WHO warned that...
  • Ebola death toll rises to at least 2,296: WHO 6 days ago

    Geneva: The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The WHO said that it had recorded 4,293 cases in five...
  • Sweden launches life science & healthcare platform in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sweden on Tuesday launched a life science and healthcare platform in India with an aim to promote sustainable best practises in the sector. The platform will be an amalgamation of ideas within the Swedish model of healthcare - Symbiocare, Health by Sweden and best practises in India. ...
  • Dengue mosquito-breeding found at DTU, DTC depot, DDA office 6 days ago

    New Delhi: DDA and Delhi Technical University are among several institutions in the capital that have been penalised for failing to check breeding of dengue mosquitoes on their premises. According to a report released today, nine VIP challans have been issued by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) after positive...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vector-borne diseases 6 days ago

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vector-borne diseases and providing "the highest standards of health care" to people in South Asia. "I seek your valuable support in traversing a path where we can attain the highest standards of health not only for...
  • Social media can help people lose weight 6 days ago

    London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Join social media! Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes...