DISEASES

  • Watch: Let's Talk Health April 18, 2015

    'Let's Talk Health' is a show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. ...
  • 'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria: official April 18, 2015

    Lagos: A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said on Saturday. "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," the government spokesman for Ondo state, Kayode...
  • India's leading Oncologists talk about symptoms of Cancer April 10, 2015

    The country's leading Oncologists come together to talk about symptoms of Cancer. ...
  • Russian man may become first person to have head transplant April 10, 2015

    London: A 30-year-old Russian computer scientist with a rare, genetic muscle wasting disease is set to become the first person in the world to have his head transplanted onto a healthy donor body. Valery Spiridonov, from Vladimir, has approached Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero who recently claimed to have developed a...
  • New anti-cancer drug ignites hope for Progeria patients March 30, 2015

    Mumbai: The Scientists in Boston have found that an anti-cancer drug can reverse the ageing process. The drug, currently in trials is the only ray of hope for the 80 children in the world living with Progeria, a rare genetic disease which accelerates ageing. 15-year-old Nihaal is among the 80...
  • Medtronic: Technologies that transform lives, episode-2 March 27, 2015

    In this episode, experts from Medtronic address the problem of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which killed 2.5 million Indians in 2014. Experts talk about innovative financing and diagnostic offerings to heart patients in India. ...
  • Ebola more deadly for young children: Study March 26, 2015

    Washington: Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday. The team analyzed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the current...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Swine flu toll inches towards 1,900; 31,000 cases reported March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll inched towards the 1,900-mark as the disease claimed 32 more lives while the number of cases in the country on Thursday crossed 31,000. According to the Union Health Ministry, as on March 18, 1,841 people have succumbed to the disease while the number of people...
  • Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to lock down 2.5 million people March 19, 2015

    Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone said on Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic. The worst-ever outbreak of the virus has claimed almost 3,700 lives in the impoverished west African nation,...
  • Swine flu virus mutated, no reason to panic, say experts March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A recent report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that the swine flu virus has been mutated to take on a more infectious strain. However health experts have said that there is no reason to panic. The report claims that virus has mutated and has taken on a more...
  • Let's Talk Health: A series to bust all myths and address doubts March 12, 2015

    Let's Talk Health is a new show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. The series brings the country's biggest specialist doctors and experts on...
  • New swine flu strain in India may carry dangerous mutations March 12, 2015

    Washington: The swine flu virus in India which has already killed more than 1,500 people since December may have acquired mutations that make it more severe and infectious than previously circulating H1N1 strains, a new MIT study has warned. The study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) contradicts previous reports from...
  • Every eighth Indian above 40 has glaucoma: AIIMS March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Every eighth individual in India above the age of 40 is suffering from glaucoma or is at a high risk of developing it, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said on Wednesday. Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the eye's optic nerve and gets worse...
  • Swine flu claims 50 more lives, toll rises to 1,289 March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed another 50 lives in the country taking the death toll to 1,289 while close to 24,000 people had contracted the contagious disease, according to the government. The Union Health Ministry said that while the total number of people who have died has reached 1,289 and...
  • WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat swine flu March 6, 2015

    Kolkata: Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people in 2015 in India, the World Health Organisation has said. "It is recommended that people get a flu vaccine even during seasons when drifted viruses are circulating....
  • Mamata Banerjee's swine flu faux pas, says it mostly happens from mosquito bite February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: While the government says awareness is the key to fight swine flu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the flu is caused by mosquitos. "People have to move from one place to another. In many cases, it spreads from mosquito bites. We have asked the authorities...
  • Swine flu scare across India, 585 deaths in 2 months February 16, 2015

    Swine flu has become a major health scare across the country. Uttar Pradesh , Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana and Maharashtra are the worst affected states. ...
  • 100 more deaths in 3 days, swine flu toll jumps to 585 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll from swine flu in 2015 has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in three days since February 12, prompting the Centre to order additional stocks of medicines and diagnostic kits. While the total number of swine flu deaths had stood at...
  • Swine flu death toll jumps to 585 February 16, 2015

    The death toll from swine flu in 2015 has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in three days since February 12, prompting the Centre to order additional stocks of medicines and diagnostic kits. ...
  • Swine flu claims 12 more lives in Gujarat; toll 136 February 15, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Sunday claimed 12 more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll to 136 since January, while 130 new cases were reported, officials said. Sunday's deaths were reported from Ahmedabad (4), Surat (3) and one each from Kutch, Vadodara, Navsari, Arvalli and Gandhinagar districts, a government statement said. The total...
  • India sees rapid rise in swine flu deaths and cases February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: India has seen a sharp rise in the number of swine flu deaths and reported cases this year, prompting officials to investigate the cause and step up efforts to combat the virus. The H1N1 virus caused 485 deaths in India between January 1 and February 12, additional health secretary...
  • Swine flu cases on the rise, over 400 deaths in 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The rising cases of swine flu continues to be a cause for concern across the country. The disease has already claimed 407 lives in 2015 and the worst part is H1N1 drug Tami Flu is now running short in several states. Over 200 people have died in the last...
  • Swine flu menace continues, 216 cases registered throughout the country February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has stated that around 216 swine flu deaths have been registered throughout the country in just the first 10 days of February. But, the ministry has assured that there is adequate stock of medicines in most states. Five more people succumbed to swine flu in...
  • Eleven more die of swine flu, toll climbs to 92 in Rajasthan February 9, 2015

    Jaipur: With eleven more persons succumbing to swine flu in parts of Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, the death toll has climbed to 92 in the state in 2015. Out of the 897 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus, 92 have died in the state from January 1 to...
  • Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot tests positive for Swine flu February 1, 2015

    Jaipur: Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been tested positive for Swine Flu in preliminary reports and samples have been sent to Delhi for further tests. Gehlot on Sunday tweeted that he went for timely treatment and there's improvement in his condition now but he has slammed the BJP state government...
  • AP government issues alert after rise in swine flu cases in Telangana, Delhi & Gujarat January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: The Andhra Pradesh government has issued an alert with Telangana, Delhi & Gujarat witnessing a steep rise in swine flu cases. So far 60 deaths have been recorded in the country in 2015. Telengana is the worst hit with around 500 cases and 17 deaths. The National Capital is also...
  • Swine flu claims two more lives in Delhi, 199 cases in January January 23, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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...