DISEASE

  • Dengue cases in Delhi cross 200; rise of over 42 per cent in 1 week 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There has been an increase of over 42 per cent in dengue cases in the national capital in the past one week, taking the total number of cases reported this season to over 200. A total of 225 cases have been reported in Delhi till October 18, while the...
  • Measures to screen Ebola cases put in place across India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: No cases of the deadly virus, Ebola, have been reported in India so far. But several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases in the country to ensure safety. Screening mechanisms are up at airports especially to screen passengers from affected countries. 22,000 passengers have...
  • World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Wednesday in the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. In a unanimously adopted statement, the 15-member body warned that the world's response "has failed to date to adequately address the magnitude of the outbreak and...
  • US confirms first case of Ebola contracted on US soil October 13, 2014

    Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Sunday that a Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola the first case contracted on American soil. "This development is understandably disturbing news for the patient, the patient`s family and colleagues and the greater Dallas community," the CDC...
  • Watch: This 13-year-old girl from Lucknow suffers from a terrifying, undiagnosed medical condition where she cries blood! October 12, 2014

    13-year-old Twinkle Dwivedi from Lucknow is just another teenager who plays with her friends and loves to watch TV. There's one thing that sets her apart from teenagers across the world - her rare disease that still doesn't have a name.Famously known as the 'girl who cries blood', Twinkle has...
  • Over 400 screened for Ebola in India, no infection yet October 9, 2014

    Panaji: More than 400 persons with suspected symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus have been screened in India, but no infection has been detected yet, L.S. Chauhan, a top infectious diseases expert said on Thursday. Chauhan, president of the Indian Association of Epidemiologists, is a co-host of a conference on vector-borne...
  • Let's Talk Health: Disease-Free Diabetes October 3, 2014

    With more and more people falling prey to diabetes every passing day, it has become been recognised as the seventh disease to cause maximum deaths across the world. ...
  • Thai hospital claims to have developed treatment against Ebola September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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...