Disease

  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department Yesterday

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department on Tuesday said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the vector-borne disease was reported. "The situation is totally under our control now. The number of new cases has reduced drastically and there are hardly any new...
  • More awareness campaigns for Hepatitis needed, say experts 2 days ago

    New Delhi: There is a need for similar awareness campaigns for Hepatitis in India as we have for polio or HIV, experts at AIIMS said on Monday. "We have had massive awareness campaigns for polio, HIV or tuberculosis in our country. Similarly, Hepatitis is also one such disease which can be...
  • India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening. As India observes World Hepatitis Day tomorrow,...
  • Over 200 people succumb to encephalitis across India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: More than 200 people succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and seven districts of West Bengal. In West Bengal alone, 102 people have died due to encephalitis. A total of 344 people have been affected by the viral disease in the state since January 2014. Jalpaiguri district is...
  • Over 60 dead in north Bengal due to encephalitis this month July 22, 2014

    Kolkata: At least 60 people have died due to encephalitis in seven districts of North Bengal this month. The state's health department says the situation is alarming. A total of 344 people have been affected by the disease since January. The Jalpaiguri district is the worst hit because of the...
  • Cinnamon may halt progression of Parkinson's disease July 10, 2014

    Washington: Cinnamon, a common food spice and flavouring material, may help halt disease progression in Parkinson's patients, a new study suggests. Scientists at Rush University Medical Center in the US have found that using cinnamon can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with...
  • Encephalitis toll rises to 124, Union Health Minister to visit Bihar June 20, 2014

    With the death toll of children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rising to 124 today, Union Health Minister Harshvardhan is arriving in Patna on Friday night to take stock of the situation. "Altogether 123 people have died in two hospitals here so far, including six in the last...
  • Free checkup for Foot and Mouth Disease in Punjab June 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday instructed Animal Husbandry Department to provide free vaccination to check the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the state and asked farmers to get their cattle vaccinated in the nearest veterinary hospitals. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Minister for Animal Husbandry, said here that...
  • Living with a rare, deadly Hunter syndrome: 12-year-old Arian's story June 12, 2014

    Kolkata: In a small, one bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Kolkata, 35-year-old Debjani Chowdhury sits in front of a dusty computer trying to tweet. Her 12-year-old son Arian is lying on the bed, staring at the ceiling. "If I knew I had to go through all this, talk to the...
  • Kerala issues alert against MERS May 10, 2014

    In view of the impending monsoon season, the Kerala Health Department has issued a general alert against various types of infectious diseases and asked the officials to take precautionary measures. Besides the monsoon related diseases, reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia also caused concern in the state,...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk March 31, 2014

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours and...
  • Smartphones can now diagnose diseases in real time March 11, 2014

    Houston: Doctor in your pocket! Smartphones are not only capable of providing directions or sending photos and videos to your friends, they can also diagnose diseases in real-time, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Houston are developing a disease diagnostic system that offers results that could be read using...
  • Samajwadi Party MLA Syed Kasim dies of cardiac arrest December 31, 2013

    Samajwadi Party MLA from Sadar Assembly seat Syed Kasim Hasan passed away following a cardiac arrest. Kasim, 74, suffered pain in the chest on Monday evening after which he was rushed to a district hospital. He was then referred to a heart institute in Kanpur where he died, his family said. Kasim...
  • Mysterious disease claims 12 lives, Sushil Modi to meet kins of deceased November 27, 2013

    A mysterious disease has left 12 people, including three women, dead in Bihar's East Champaran district in the past four days, officials said on Wednesday. East Champaran district magistrate Sridhar C. said all the deaths occurred in Bahurupia and Phulwaria areas of the Sugauli block, and were due to an unknown...
  • East Champaran: Nine persons die of mysterious disease November 25, 2013

    Nine persons have died due to a mysterious disease at Bahurupia in district in the past 24 hours, official sources said. All the nine people, including four women, died with symptoms of sore throat and excessive sweating, the sources said. Villagers cremated the body of the woman on Sunday evening, but bodies...
  • Facebook, Twitter give clues to control infectious diseases October 6, 2013

    Toronto: Facebook and Twitter could provide vital clues to control infectious diseases by using mathematical models to understand how we respond socially to biological contagions, scientists say. Cold and flu season prompts society to find ways to prevent the spread of disease though measures like vaccination all the way through...
  • Delhi: Sardar Patel School nursery wing closed due to disease September 25, 2013

    New Delhi Delhi's Sardar Patel School has shut down its nursery wing after the outbreak of a mysterious disease afflicting the mouth, hands and feet of students. The nursery wing has been shut down till October 16 as a precautionary measure. The school has also advised the parents to get...
  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich, poor women, says WHO September 2, 2013

    Geneva: Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. A WHO study, one of the first to analyse the causes...
  • About 83 per cent diseases in Mumbai are water-borne: Survey August 20, 2013

    With monsoon at its peak, water contamination is the biggest issue for households as nearly 83 per cent diseases are in the city being water borne, according to a survey. "Due to increasing levels of water contamination, five out of every 10 respondents surveyed had someone in their family and...
  • CJ Appeals for Better Treatment of Leprosy Sufferers August 11, 2013

    One CJ - himself a leprosy sufferer - exposes the limited amount of compensation that victims receive, and documents their attempts to create a community for themselves. ...
  • Monsoon: Officials worried about the rise in cholera, malaria cases August 7, 2013

    With the heavy spell of rain, Gujarat is in the grip of monsoon illnesses. Ahmadabad has recorded 424 cases of Malaria falciparum - the more lethal form of malaria. The Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation has also recorded 6,772 cases of malaria and 313 cases of dengue. ...
  • Mumbai: Heavy rains throw life out of gear for the second day July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas for the second day on Friday, impacting movement of suburban trains and vehicular traffic and throwing normal life out of gear. Mumbai suburban railway, the city's lifeline, was in disarray with water overtopping the tracks at several places on the...
  • Exercise and low cholesterol diet is good for heart: Dr Pavan Kumar July 10, 2013

    Dr Pavan Kumar, head of the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, also heads the Telemedicine Centre at the hospital, the largest in western India. He joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the prevention and treatment of heart diseases, cardiac surgeries and telemedicine. Q. Cardiac surgeries...
  • Mumbai: People forced to drink dirty, impure water July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: While it is the rainy season, residents of Mumbai continue to face shortage of drinking water. Several areas are getting impure and dirty water which is resulting in a large number of people falling sick. While the BMC has failed to take action, many people are using social media...
  • Diabetes and BP are enemies of Kidney: Dr Vyanketesh Joshi July 3, 2013

    According to doctors, 10 per cent of Indian people suffers from chronic kidney disease. More than 90 percent of the 230,000 people who develop chronic kidney failure each year in India die within months because of lack of treatment. Is there any alternative to allopathic treatment, dialysis and kidney transplant?...
  • Couple ends life over wife's 'incurable' illness July 2, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A couple married for two months allegedly committed suicide on Monday after the husband came to know that his wife was suffering from an "incurable" disease, police said. V Vinod (29), who hails from Ravindranagar area and of late employed in Chennai, hanged himself from a ceiling fan inside...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Threat of an epidemic looms large June 26, 2013

    Rampur: There is a huge shortage of clean drinking water in Uttarakhand, one of the biggest problems after a natural disaster like this and there are fears of disease spreading, given what survivors have been exposed to. Hundreds of bodies also now need to be cremated at the earliest. To get...
  • Drink at least 12 glasses of water in summer: Dr Shikha Sharma May 24, 2013

    Dr Shikha Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what to eat and drink and what to avoid to beat the blistering summer heat. Q. Is it true that in summer your food requirement comes down and gets more in winter? Asked by: sundar1950in A. Not specifically....
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora May 23, 2013

    A landmark study published in 'The Lancet' pinpoints rotavirus as the major cause of diarrhoeal disease among Indian children. The findings can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrhoeal diseases which globally claim the lives of 800,000 children every year. Dr NK Arora, executive director, The Inclen Trust, joined IBNLive...
  • India, China favour more cooperation in health sector May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: India and China on Wednesday decided to strengthen bilateral cooperation, specially in the fields of maternal and child health, infectious diseases and other emerging health challenges, officials said in Delhi. The discussions were held between union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad with his Chinese counterpart Li Bin on the...