DISEASES

  • 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...
  • 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...