HEALTH

  • Over 230 cases of swine flu reported across India, 100 in Delhi alone January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Swine flu seems to be increasing at an alarming rate throughout the country with the national capital having recorded more than 100 cases this year alone. The overall cases have been recorded in the country has crossed 230 with the death toll over 30. The Health Ministry said that...
  • 5 effective ways to prevent lifestyle diseases January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: As the calendar turns to a New Year 2015, the young today are making resolutions for a healthier and happier year, aiming for a balanced lifestyle. The year can be optimistic and accomplishing for one self and health because 'Healthy makes Happy'! With over 50 percent of the population...
  • Trying to quit smoking? Avoid pretty women January 14, 2015

    London: Men are less likely to quit smoking when looking at attractive women, according to a new study which asked men to rate how appealing pictures of different women. In an experiment, scientists from Taiwan asked 76 men to rate pictures of various women. The men did not know it but they...
  • India launches massive public health campaign to eliminate lymphatic filariasis January 14, 2015

    Washington DC: India was certified polio-free in 2014. Today, the country has the opportunity to achieve its next public health victory with the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population. To meet this ambitious goal, the Ministry of Health & Family...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Centre for raising age of person buying tobacco products to 21 years January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside opposition, the government on Tuesday moved to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes and raising the minimum age of a person buying tobacco products to 21 years from existing 18. It has also proposed raising of fine to...
  • Binge drinking most likely to kill middle-aged Americans, CDC says January 7, 2015

    Reuters: It's not college students or teenagers but rather middle-aged Americans who are most likely to die from drinking too much alcohol too quickly, according to a study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. An average of six people die each day in the United...
  • Everyone living in Britain should speak English: London mayor January 6, 2015

    London: The Mayor of London has said that everyone living in the UK should be able to speak English and councils should drop the "multi-culty" practice of translating information into other languages, a proposal that could hit non-English speaking immigrants residing in the country. Mayor Boris Johnson said he agreed...
  • Drink water, avoid fruit juices, exercise regularly: Follow Preity Zinta's tips to stay healthy January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: At 39, Preity Zinta is fit and glowing. She says it's easy to be healthy as long as one checks portions of food, drinks water and controls carbohydrate intake. The actress took to Twitter to share that it was last year that she sat up and took notice of the...
  • Role in 'Cake' made me value my body: Jennifer Aniston January 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston says she was grateful for her body after playing a role of pill-popper and chronic pain sufferer in her upcoming film 'Cake'. The 45-year-old actress studied 'pretty much every single part of the body' that was hurt or injured, including the back, the leg, and the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan committed to spread awareness about head injury, Hepatitis January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he wants to spread awareness about head injury and Hepatitis. "If my face and my voice is needed to the cause of awareness for Head Injury and Hepatitis... I have committed to it," Amitabh tweeted Sunday. He also took to Facebook to share more about his commitment. "Dedicated...
  • 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. ...
  • Government monitoring swine flu situation, arrangements in place: JP Nadda January 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: Swine flu has claimed two more lives in Hyderabad in the last 24 hours. One of the deceased is a 29-year-old lady who was pregnant. This has become a big health concern for everyone. Over 80 cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2014....
  • Well cooked pork doesn't spread swine flu virus, say doctors January 2, 2015

    Doctors say that a well cooked pork does not spread swine flu as the virus gets killed when cooked. "Cooking it properly will kill the virus. It cannot survive high temperatures. Other main mode of transmission is by contact with an infected person," says Dr Amit Dhamija from Gangaram Hospital. ...
  • Is losing weight your New Year's resolution? These simple and easy tips can help you January 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: Looking to shape up in the New Year? Check your diet, pick exercises wisely and more. Fitness expert Tracy Anderson shares how to stay in shape, reports people.com. * Be honest with yourself about the body you want: Have a real conversation about where you're at with your health. You...
  • India to track toilet use with tablets January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online programme to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. From next month, officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets and iPads to report on whether toilets are being used in rural India, with...
  • Watch: The food show December 27, 2014

    In this segment take a look at the fun recipes to cook. ...
  • Former US president George HW Bush hospitalised December 24, 2014

    Houston: Former US President George HW Bush has been admitted to a hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. 90-year-old Bush, a Texas resident, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution, his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. McGrath says Bush "will be held for...
  • India slashes health budget, already one of the world's lowest December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 per cent in its 2014-15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease control initiatives in a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in the world. Two health ministry officials said that...
  • Fighting TB: Lessons learned and the way forward December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: As a member of Parliament in the world's largest democracy, it is my responsibility to voice my concern against major public health problems such as tuberculosis. TB is one of the biggest public health challenges facing India today. India bears the highest burden of TB in the world, with...
  • Health paralysis hits the working young December 18, 2014

    A major population in India today belongs to the working class, with over 45 percent people belonging to the age group of 22-35. According to experts and various surveys conducted, a trend of younger population getting hit by lifestyle diseases has been witnessed. With the epidemic of 'lifestyle diseases' hitting...
  • A hug a day keeps the doctor away December 18, 2014

    Washington: It may not be a far-fetched idea to replace apple a day with a hug as researchers have found that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. The team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased...
  • The food show: Former professional tennis player talks about her fitness secret December 14, 2014

    In this edition, Former professional tennis player Shikha Uberoi talks about her fitness mantra. She shares with us her secret about health and nutrition. ...
  • In modernising India, suicide is on the rise among young December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinki Chauhan, a straight-A physics and maths student, arrived at her university campus in India shortly after breakfast, poured petrol over her wispy frame and lit a match. The 19-year-old ran screaming across the college grounds in Gurgaon, near the capital New Delhi, before falling to her knees in...
  • Dilip Kumar recovering, to be discharged from hospital soon December 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised for pneumonia, is on the road to recovery and maybe discharged soon, said a source. "He is doing fine now and has been responding well to the medicines. If things go well, he will be discharged soon...probably in the next three to four...
  • Living It Up: The sitting syndrome December 7, 2014

    In this edition of 'Living It Up', we explore how the sitting syndrome can impact your health. ...
  • Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's health now stable; recovering in hospital December 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised yesterday for treatment of pneumonia after he complained of cough and cold, is stable. "Dilip saab is fine. He is stable and recovering. He is in a normal room and not in ICU," a family source said today. The 91-year-old actor was admitted to...
  • Is our public health care system flawed? December 5, 2014

    The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp that was organised by an NGO last week. Soon after the unsuccessful operations, the victims were admitted to the ENT hospital in Gurdaspur on Wednesday. ...
  • US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations December 3, 2014

    Washington: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings. Current US law bars any man who has had sex with a man even once since 1977...
  • 'No-Ebola certificate' must to enter India from affected countries November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked those travelling to India from Ebola-affected countries to carry a certificate stating that there is no evidence of the deadly virus in their body fluids, after a person cured of the disease was found to be carrying the virus in his semen. In case...