Disease

  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk 31-03-2014 01:02 PM

    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...
  • Smartphones can now diagnose diseases in real time 11-03-2014 04:29 PM

    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 31-12-2013 11:33 AM

    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...
  • Mysterious disease claims 12 lives, Sushil Modi to meet kins of deceased 27-11-2013 01:39 PM

    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...
  • East Champaran: Nine persons die of mysterious disease 25-11-2013 03:08 PM

    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,...
  • Facebook, Twitter give clues to control infectious diseases 06-10-2013 10:06 AM

    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 25-09-2013 02:48 PM

    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 02-09-2013 01:37 PM

    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...
  • About 83 per cent diseases in Mumbai are water-borne: Survey 20-08-2013 03:08 AM

    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 11-08-2013 12:03 PM

    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 07-08-2013 02:41 PM

    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 12-07-2013 05:20 PM

    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 10-07-2013 05:37 PM

    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 10-07-2013 03:39 PM

    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 03-07-2013 03:34 PM

    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 02-07-2013 02:33 AM

    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 26-06-2013 08:19 AM

    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...
  • Drink at least 12 glasses of water in summer: Dr Shikha Sharma 24-05-2013 05:46 PM

    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. It depends...
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora 23-05-2013 04:40 PM

    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 23-05-2013 04:36 AM

    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...
  • Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John 26-04-2013 05:14 PM

    The week between April 24 and April 30 is marked as World Immunization Week. India has already weeded out Polio but several other life-threatening diseases remain. What should be the next priorities? Virologist and pediatrician Dr. Jacob John shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue....
  • Maharashtra drought: People forced to drink dirty water 05-04-2013 03:03 PM

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra faces one of its worst droughts in four decades and is facing acute shortage of drinking water, the people living in the affected areas are forced to consume polluted water. The use of polluted and dirty water has led to several water-borne diseases in the area. In...
  • Over 100 dead as flu epidemic grips US 12-01-2013 11:07 AM

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