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  • Ebola death toll climbs to 2,461 out of 4,985 cases: WHO 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected nearly 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organisation said. The UN health agency said a total of 4,985 people had been infected across five west African countries, and that 2,461 had died....
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama 6 hours 55 minutes ago

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • Ayush Mission, a significant step in history, says Harsh Vardhan 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Describing the launch of Ayush Mission as a "significant step" in history of Indian public health, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that the government wants to popularise holistic treatment throughout the country. "The Union Cabinet's approval of the National Ayush Mission will set in motion...
  • SC raps Centre for being 'sloppy' in checking female foeticide 19 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Centre for being "sloppy" in checking female foeticide in the country, saying laws are not being implemented and everything is being left to fate. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra directed the Centre and all state governments to give details of...
  • Scientists study how fear is processed in brain 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    Washington: Scientists have mapped brain activity to illustrate how fear arises when individuals are exposed to threatening images. Researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas built on previous animal and human research to identify an electrophysiological marker for threat in the brain. "We are trying...
  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease 20 hours 44 minutes ago

    Seoul: Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease! Working for more than 40-hours a week may increase one's risk of developing coronary heart disease, or narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart, a new study has warned. "The longer...
  • 70 per cent slum kids in Mumbai malnourished, says report Yesterday

    Mumbai: An alarming study by Mumbai based think-tank has found that 40 to 70 per cent of slum kids in the maximum city under the age of 5 barely get minimum nourishment and almost 50 per cent of them are stunted as a result. These are startling figures from a...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola Yesterday

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday to find ways to scale up the global response to the epidemic, the US ambassador announced. "It is crucial that council members discuss the status of the epidemic, confer on a coordinated international response...
  • Delhi: Baby girl from Nigeria gets treated for rare disorder at city hospital Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 6 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...