Disease

  • Thai hospital claims to have developed treatment against Ebola 2 days ago

    Bangkok: A Thai hospital on Monday claimed to have successfully developed an "antibody treatment" against the dreaded Ebola virus that has killed over 3,000 people in West Africa in 2014. In a brief announcement, Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University said doctors have developed "the successful production of an antibody treatment against...
  • Malnutrition, related diseases a major issue in India: Harsh Vardhan 2 days ago

    Jaipur: Malnutrition and related diseases is a very serious issue in 184 deprived districts across the country and the Centre will launch a campaign to check it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said. "The government is very serious and sensitive on pre-mature deaths due to malnutrition, especially in 184...
  • Government to launch health drive to eliminate measles, other diseases 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An ambitious drive to eliminate or control a host of diseases, including measles, which affects lakhs of people and leave many killed every year will be launched, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said. Vardhan said the government was already working towards eliminating measles by 2015 and Rubella, also...
  • Liberia's top doctor under Ebola quarantine 3 days ago

    Monrovia: Liberia's chief medical authority has placed herself in quarantine following the Ebola death of her deputy, health officials and humanitarian sources said on Sunday. Dr Bernice Dahn, who is also a deputy health minister, opted to put herself in isolation after her assistant died of the infectious disease on Thursday. Dahn...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine doses ready by 2015: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: Thousands of experimental Ebola vaccine doses from British GSK and US NewLink should be ready for use by early 2015 in countries affected by the epidemic, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. "If everything goes well, we may be able to begin using some of these vaccines in some...
  • India has signed pact on Minamata disease, says Prakash Javadekar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India has signed a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. Javadekar, who returned from the US on Thursday after attending the UN Climate Summit, said India has signed the pact on Minamata to...
  • US estimates Ebola could infect 1.4 million by January September 23, 2014

    Washington: The number of Ebola infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to a new projection by US health authorities out on Tuesday. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that Ebola cases in these two West African nations could range...
  • 5th swine flu case detected in Indore September 23, 2014

    Indore: With a 25-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district this year has risen to five, a senior health official said. The woman, a resident of Manikbagh area, was admitted to a private hospital on September 18 after...
  • IndiaAfrica December summit cancelled due to Ebola September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The IndiaAfrica Summit, which was scheduled to be attended by 53 countries in December, has been cancelled this year due to Ebola outbreak in that continent. With the government expecting nearly 1000 delegates including ministers, government officials, business leaders and others, for the Summit, it was logistically difficult given...
  • Smoking can cause urologic diseases: Experts September 19, 2014

    London: Cigarette smoking can lead to a number of urological diseases and only a few people are aware of this, experts have warned. According to the Association of Austrian Urologists, smoking can also cause reduced fertility, impotence, and bladder carcinoma. A recent survey carried out by the association found that...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    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...
  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease September 16, 2014

    Seoul: Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease! Working for more than 40hours 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...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola September 16, 2014

    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...
  • Gift of life: Elevenyearold girl fights Thalassemia September 14, 2014

    In this episode of Gift of Life, we bring you the success story of a elevenyearold Thalassemia patient, Nitya Dua. Thalassemia is a life threatening blood disorder. ...
  • ETV reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting on Jammu floods September 12, 2014

    More than one lakh two thousand people have been rescued in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. Concerns mount over potential spread of waterborne diseases. ETV's reporter Rifat Abdullah saves 300 lives while reporting in the flood ravaged valley. ...
  • Modi has promised all help to prevent diseases: J&K CM Omar September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall and flooding in Jammu and Kashmir have led to a spurt in waterborne diseases. Expressing concern over the situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday listed the steps that his government is taking to combat the diseases. "The threat of disease is a genuine one. It is very...
  • Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American September 12, 2014

    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...
  • Oral health a major threat to public health, says President September 11, 2014

    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...
  • Ebola toll hits 2,288 in West Africa: WHO September 10, 2014

    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...
  • Living it up: Treatment options for TB patients September 6, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', we discuss the alarming rise in cases of Tuberculosis. ...
  • Ebola outbreak to get worse before it gets better: UN officials September 3, 2014

    United Nations: Top UN officials have warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa "will get worse before it gets better" as they called for international action to deal with the crisis, saying misinformation about the disease will only exacerbate an already fragile situation. "The fear factor plays a strong role...
  • Ebola death toll reaches 1500; 3,000 cases registered: WHO September 3, 2014

    According to the World Health Organization over 1500 have died and more than 3000 have been affected by Ebola since December. Center for Disease Control Dr. Tom Frieden said, "An urgent response to get more patients into care. More work getting done in the communities. safer burials, all of these...
  • Lowcarbohydrate diet trumps lowfat for weight loss, heart health September 2, 2014

    Washington: A lowcarbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a lowfat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a lowcarbohydrate versus a lowfat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors, researchers randomly assigned 148 men and women without...
  • WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other August 29, 2014

    Dakar (Senegal): The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said on Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening. The UN health agency warned yesterday that the outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL for precautions against Ebola August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking immediate steps for proper screening of international flyers coming to India from Ebola virusaffected countries to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, justices Kurian Joseph and RF Nariman...
  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases August 23, 2014

    Abuja: Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing...
  • Two year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone August 22, 2014

    Freetown (Sierra Leone): Sierra Leone, battling a deadly outbreak of Ebola, passed a law on Friday that will see anyone harbouring a victim of the disease facing a twoyear jail term. The attorney general announced the new measure as a top parliamentarian lashed out at neighbouring countries for failing to do...
  • WHO, Health Ministry working on 'preparedness plan' on Ebola August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with Health Ministry to formulate a "preparedness plan" to deal with just in case if there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country. "Preparation is a very critical aspect. WHO is working with the Ministry of Family Welfare and Planning to ensure...
  • 10 things you wanted to know about the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' August 22, 2014

    What is the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'? The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' is a campaign to raise money to fight the deadly Lou Gehrig's disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The tens of thousands of...
  • With nine surgeries, a Delhi woman fights a rare disease August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Life cannot be more cruel to Payel Bhattacharya, a patient of Von HippelLindau (VHL), a rare autosomal genetic condition that predisposes individuals to benign and malignant tumors. The 34yearold, who has already undergone nine surgeries, is still suffering as the tumors continue to spread in her body ...