Disease

  • India-Africa December summit cancelled due to Ebola 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The India-Africa 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 Yesterday

    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 4 days 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...
  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease 4 days 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...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola 5 days ago

    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: Eleven-year-old girl fights Thalassemia 6 days ago

    In this episode of Gift of Life, we bring you the success story of a eleven-year-old 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 flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Concerns mount over potential spread of water-borne 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 water-borne 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...
  • Low-carbohydrate diet trumps low-fat for weight loss, heart health September 2, 2014

    Washington: A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a low-fat 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 virus-affected 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 two-year 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 Hippel-Lindau (VHL), a rare autosomal genetic condition that predisposes individuals to benign and malignant tumors. The 34-year-old, who has already undergone nine surgeries, is still suffering as the tumors continue to spread in her body -...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost August 21, 2014

    Johannesburg: Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on public healthcare in the world's least developed continent. "If anything, I...
  • West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO August 19, 2014

    Geneva: Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to 1...
  • Sikkim: Health officials draw up plan of action to keep Ebola at bay August 19, 2014

    Gangtok: A meeting of senior officers of the Health Department was held here to formulate a plan of action for prevention and treatment of Ebola Virus Disease in Sikkim. Health Secretary Dr K Bhandari, who chaired the meeting on Monday, said no case of Ebola had been reported in the state...
  • WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline, travel sector August 19, 2014

    Geneva: The World Health Organization on Monday said that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola. The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Tourism...
  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports August 19, 2014

    Geneva: Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the UN health agency said on Monday. The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted that the Ebola outbreak involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona...
  • Crowd loots Ebola center in Liberian capital, worker says patients removed August 18, 2014

    Monrovia: A crowd attacked a makeshift Ebola quarantine center in a rundown neighborhood of the Liberian capital, throwing stones and looting equipment and food, witnesses said, and a health worker said patients had been removed from the building. "They came in and took whatever they could take and took their patients...
  • Struggling Liberia creates 'plague villages' in Ebola epicenter August 18, 2014

    Boya: To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West Africa, Liberia has quarantined remote villages at the epicenter of the virus, evoking the "plague villages" of medieval Europe that were shut off from the outside world. With few food and medical supplies getting in, many abandoned villagers face a...
  • Monsoon leads to spurt in water-borne diseases in Mumbai August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Though the monsoon brings cheers by filling up parched lakes and dams and boosting up farming, it also leads to a spurt in water-borne diseases, say experts. Dr Sanjiv Badhwar, ENT specialist at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital says, "In rainy season, we find increased number of patients with upper...