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  • Swine flu claims two more lives in Delhi, 199 cases in January 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed two more lives in the national capital on Friday, taking the death toll to five while 26 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus. While a 53-year-old woman from Chattarpur died at Ram Manohar Lohiya hospital, a 50-year-old woman from Patel Nagar passed away at Safdarjung...
  • Michelle Obama invites Indian doctor for State of the Union Address 6 days ago

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a prominent Indian-American doctor, who is playing a key role in fighting the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, for Wednesday's State of the Union Address. Dr Pranav Shetty from the International Medical Corps is the only Indian-American to be invited by the...
  • Swine flu cases cross 100 mark in Delhi January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Ten new cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Saturday, taking the total figure to 108 in 2015. The Union Health Ministry said that government has placed an order for procuring 30,000 doses of antiviral drug oseltamivir to treat a potential outbreak in the country. Officials...
  • Delhi: Swine flu claims fourth victim, seven new cases reported January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday recorded the fourth death due to swine flu with a 44-year-old woman from West Delhi succumbing to the H1N1 virus at a private hospital. "The woman was undergoing treatment for various ailments and was detected with swine flu recently. She suffered from uncontrolled diabetis...
  • Three new cases of swine flu in Delhi January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Three new cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Sunday, taking the total to 43 so far in 2015. The fresh cases include a 78-year-old woman from Gulmohar Park and a 31-year-old man from Kalkaji, both of whom are receiving treatment at home. The third patient,...
  • Four fresh cases of swine flu reported in Delhi January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Monday, taking the figure to 9 so far this year. The Union Health Minister JP Nadda reiterated that there was no need to panic even as he directed officials of both Centre and state governments to...
  • Living It Up: The hospital born disease January 3, 2015

    In this segment of Living it up know about the antibiotic infections and hospital born disease. ...
  • First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats December 31, 2014

    New York: A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. The researchers explored an area in southeastern Guinea where 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno fell ill a year ago and died....
  • CDC monitoring technician for possible Ebola exposure December 25, 2014

    Atlanta: A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials have said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of...
  • Delhi HC orders free liver transplant for poverty-stricken 10-year-old boy December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) to immediately commence free treatment of a 10-year-old patient who urgently needs a liver transplant. Justice Vibhu Bakhru also directed Employee's State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to consider the case of the kid for grant...
  • Sierra Leone area to hold 2-week Ebola 'lockdown' December 11, 2014

    Freetown: Health workers sent to Sierra Leone to investigate an alarming spike in deaths from Ebola have uncovered a grim scene piles of bodies, overwhelmed medical personnel and exhausted burial teams. The World Health Organisation says the health workers from several local and international agencies are racing to the latest...
  • 35 US hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients December 3, 2014

    Atlanta: US health authorities have announced that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated "Ebola treatment centres". "As long as Ebola is spreading...
  • British charity Diabetes UK launches a 'Measure Up' programme November 20, 2014

    London: Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world and the abdomen is the most obvious risk factor. The British charity Diabetes UK has launched a 'Measure Up' programme to keep this in check. Dr Kamlesh Khunti, a leading diabetes expert in the UK said, "This is not...
  • India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India stands to lose $4.58 trillion due to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, according to a report. Out of this, cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) will account for $2.17 trillion and mental...
  • Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases November 3, 2014

    Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates has announced he will donate over USD 500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action. The former Microsoft CEO told the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine...
  • Noida: 57 dead in 5 years due to cancer, villagers blame water quality November 2, 2014

    Noida: Around five villages near the Chhap-raula Industrial Area in Greater Noida are seeing abnormally high number of cancer cases surface in the last five years. According to a survey by the government 57 people have died in the last five years due to cancer and there are 36 people...
  • Flu vaccine may prevent heart disease: Study October 22, 2014

    London: Flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a new vaccine against the deadly heart disease, scientists have found. Flu vaccines are known to have a protective effect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack. The new study has for the first time shown the molecular...
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 October 22, 2014

    Washington: Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by...
  • Dengue cases in Delhi cross 200; rise of over 42 per cent in 1 week October 21, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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...