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  • Dry Eye Syndrome 9 hours 42 minutes ago

    Dry Eye Syndrome affects more than 100 million people around the world. However, many people commonly don't know that they are suffering from Dry Eye. People come to ophthalmologists complaining of decreased vision, cataract or other eye related infections and are surprised to know that they have dry eye syndrome....
  • Health paralysis hits the working young Yesterday

    A major population in India today belongs to the working class, with over 45 percent people belonging to the age group of 22-35. According to experts and various surveys conducted, a trend of younger population getting hit by lifestyle diseases has been witnessed. With the epidemic of 'lifestyle diseases' hitting...
  • A hug a day keeps the doctor away Yesterday

    Washington: It may not be a far-fetched idea to replace apple a day with a hug as researchers have found that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. The team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased...
  • The food show: Former professional tennis player talks about her fitness secret 5 days ago

    In this edition, Former professional tennis player Shikha Uberoi talks about her fitness mantra. She shares with us her secret about health and nutrition. ...
  • Watch: Yoga for back pain December 11, 2014

    Boat position is excellent for improving your back strength as well as your balancing coordination. So the full position starts with the lying position and in one swift movement as you exhale, you come all the way up and you hold the position, you can repeat it a few times...
  • Bed nets enough for protection against malaria: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: There is no need to spray insecticide on walls for malaria control when people sleep under treated bed nets, says a new research. "Use of insecticide spray on internal walls, when combined with insecticide-treated bed nets in homes, does not protect children from malaria any more effectively than using...
  • Living It Up: The sitting syndrome December 7, 2014

    In this edition of 'Living It Up', we explore how the sitting syndrome can impact your health. ...
  • UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day, says Sushma Swaraj December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. "Three months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India's yoga should be celebrated as...
  • Is our public health care system flawed? December 5, 2014

    The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp that was organised by an NGO last week. Soon after the unsuccessful operations, the victims were admitted to the ENT hospital in Gurdaspur on Wednesday. ...
  • India records highest deaths among under-five children December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India reports the highest number of deaths among children below the age of five years, annually due to pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to an international report, the government told Lok Sabha on Friday. India has 3.18 lakh under-five children deaths annually due to the two diseases and the countries...
  • 35 US hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients December 3, 2014

    Atlanta: US health authorities have announced that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated "Ebola treatment centres". "As long as Ebola is spreading...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...
  • AIDS pandemic has finally reached tipping point: campaigners December 1, 2014

    London: The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. The number of people newly infected with HIV over the last year was lower than the number...
  • AIDS campaigners say pandemic has finally reached tipping point December 1, 2014

    London: The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. The number of people newly infected with HIV over the last year was lower than the number...
  • 1.1 million HIV infections in children prevented: UNICEF November 29, 2014

    United Nations: An estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013. According to data released by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Friday ahead of World AIDS Day, new HIV infections among children has declined by about 40...
  • WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex November 29, 2014

    London: Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimise the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. Ebola, a disease that has infected and killing thousands in a vast epidemic in West Africa, normally spreads...
  • West Bengal: Conjoined twins separated by rare surgery at Burdwan government hospital November 28, 2014

    Burdwan (WB): A pair of conjoined twins were separated on Thursday by doctors in a rare surgery which was carried out at the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital (BMCH). "This is the first time (in West Bengal) that two boys who shared a common chest and abdominal walls were separated by...
  • India initiates process to formulate guidelines for TB November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India is the first country which has initiated the process of formulating standardised clinical guidelines for managing extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that occurs in the body other than lung parenchyma. The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the AIIMS are in the process of framing...
  • Three cups of coffee a day reduce Alzheimer's risk November 27, 2014

    London: Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's by up to 20 per cent, scientists claim. The study, released by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee in UK, noted that a Mediterranean diet, consisting of fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, olive...
  • Global Ebola toll rises to 5,689: WHO November 27, 2014

    Geneva: The World Health Organization on Thursday said that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa. The earlier WHO toll from last Friday gave a death toll of 5,459 and 15,351 cases. The WHO...
  • Indian dies of Ebola in Liberia, says Health Ministry November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: An Indian has died of Ebola in Liberia, said the Health Ministry on Wednesday. Mohammed Amir, who was employed in a pharmacy in Liberia, died of Ebola virus infection on September 7. Members of his family were informed about the incident. Earlier this month, a man from Liberia was...
  • Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys November 26, 2014

    New York: The biological machinery needed to produce a potentially life-saving antibiotic is found in turkeys, researchers have found. "Our research group is certainly thankful for turkeys. The 'good bacteria' we are studying has been keeping turkey farms healthy for years and it has the potential to keep humans healthy as...
  • Sierra Leone Ebola burial teams dump bodies in street November 26, 2014

    Freetown: Burial workers in eastern Sierra Leone were sacked today after snatching Ebola victims from a mortuary and dumping their bodies in the street in a pay dispute. The workers, who were on a one-day strike over non-payment of risk allowances, left at least a dozen corpses around the public hospital...
  • Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus reported at duck farm in Kerala: OIE November 25, 2014

    Paris: India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the...
  • Patient with Ebola symptoms being monitored in New York November 21, 2014

    New York: A person showing symptoms of Ebola has been subjected to medical tests at a New York hospital, after returning from the Ebola-hit country of Mali. The patient, who has not been publicly identified, has been put in quarantine in New York's Bellevue Hospital, according to official sources. Medical personnel are...
  • British charity Diabetes UK launches a 'Measure Up' programme November 20, 2014

    London: Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world and the abdomen is the most obvious risk factor. The British charity Diabetes UK has launched a 'Measure Up' programme to keep this in check. Dr Kamlesh Khunti, a leading diabetes expert in the UK said, "This is not...
  • 3D-printed model to help treat complex heart disorders November 20, 2014

    Washington: A 3-dimensional printed model of the heart, combined with standard medical images, may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, scientists say. Most heart surgeons use 2D images taken by X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for surgical planning. However, these images may not reveal complex structural complications in...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO November 20, 2014

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation has said that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013. On Friday, the UN health agency had reported 5,177 deaths and 14,413 cases. The WHO believes that the number of deaths...
  • Ebola patient in India: Are we Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN asks whether we are Ebola-ready and discusses it with Senior Consultant Dr. MS Jha at Primus Hospital. ...
  • Delhi's Lok Nayak hospital not equipped to deal with Ebola November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A Health Ministry team has found that Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), which was designated by Central Government to offer Ebola treatment is not equipped to deal with the disease. Central government had identified Ram Manohar Lohiya and LNJP hospital for treating Ebola patients after...