Infection

  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy 06-12-2013 09:12 PM

    South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been frail...
  • Soon, antibiotics may not be effective on infections 30-10-2013 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that we are at the end of the antibiotic era. So no antibiotics will work for us and many infections that are so far treatable, might not be so anymore. Antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections, a trend...
  • Mandela showing 'great resilience', still critical: South Africa 25-08-2013 02:30 AM

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital since early June with a lung infection, is showing "great resilience" although he remains in a critical but stable condition, the presidency said on Saturday. "While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former president...
  • Nelson Mandela spends 50th day in hospital 28-07-2013 05:46 PM

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent his 50th day in hospital with his condition still critical battling a recurrent lung infection, even as a media report said that he has undergone a "minor" medical procedure and survived two "scares" in the past week. Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said...
  • Mandela's condition not to affect Obama's visit: Zuma 25-06-2013 04:10 AM

    Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that the condition of ailing Nelson Mandela will not have any influence on the visiting US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit this week, Xinhua reported. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader is spending his 17th day in a Pretoria hospital due to a...
  • Obama wishes 'speedy recovery' for ailing Mandela 12-06-2013 01:42 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama is wishing for a "speedy recovery" for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama, the first lady and everyone at the White House...
  • Nelson Mandela 'comfortable', treated for pneumonia 01-04-2013 12:25 AM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Saturday. After the revered 94-year-old statesman and former South African president spent a third night...
  • Cyber security market may reach $870 mn by 2017: Report 31-03-2013 01:22 PM

    Mumbai: Global market for cyber security solutions may grow to USD 870 million by 2017, says research firm IDC. Cybercriminals use thousands of networked computers (botnets) to 'jam' a website by directing excessive traffic to it, causing it to crash. Such attacks are often termed as Distributed Denial of Service...
  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital 11-03-2013 03:45 AM

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  • Stop touching your face to avoid flu: Study 03-12-2012 02:23 PM

    London: Something as innocuous as touching your face could infect you with flu, especially after your hands brush with contaminated surfaces, according to a study. "There are many opportunities in between hand-washing episodes for people to re-contaminate their hands. If a deadly respiratory virus is around, this is something to...
  • HIV+ detainee bites cops to avoid interrogation 25-11-2011 11:46 AM

    Mumbai: Since Thursday night, cops at the Kurla GRP police station have been quaking with fear. The source of their great apprehension is a man being incarcerated in a cell at the station, on charges of robbery and cheating, who claims he is HIV positive, and pounces on cops to...
  • It's 45 cats vs 850 TB patients at Mumbai hospital 23-11-2011 11:44 AM

    Mumbai: It is not just a stubborn, multi-drug resistant form of tuberculosis that patients admitted to the Sewri TB hospital have to battle against every day -- rather, it's full-fledged war between man and beast at the civic-run facility. Daily at the hospital, end-stage TB patients -- weakened by their...
  • Hospital infections have Indian doctors worried 03-10-2011 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the Capital this week. This comes post the NDM1 superbug controversy which had put the spotlight on hospital acquired infections. Hospital acquired infections are a dangerous trend that has doctors in India worried. Dr Gaurav Gupta said, "We...
  • Pataudi still in ICU, condition remains critical 22-09-2011 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The condition of former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who is suffering from lung infection, continues to be critical on Thursday. "Mansur Ali Khan continues to remain critically ill in the ICU. He is on very high level of oxygen support requiring intermittent Bilevel Positive Airway...
  • India still struggling to do away with leprosy 12-08-2011 09:15 AM

    Mumbai: India officially eliminated leprosy six years ago, but that seems to be a jargon as it doesn't really mean that the country has eradicated the disease. One-third of the districts are in the danger zone. Home to 65 per cent of the world's leprosy cases, the country cannot afford...
  • Fancy a tattoo? Beware of hepatitis virus 28-07-2011 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: A pair of wings on the back, a butterfly on the ankle or simply a pair of initials on the hand - beautifully designed tattoos are a craze these days. But getting yourself inked can expose you to the dangerous hepatitis B or C virus and even HIV,...
  • 70,000 children infected by HIV in India 10-06-2011 10:57 AM

    Kolkata: An estimated 70,000 children are infected with HIV in the country and the ailment is caused to most of them by parent-to-child-transmission (PTCT), according to a recent finding by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). Participants of a UNICEF-state AIDS Prevention and Control Society seminar in Kolkata said, quoting...
  • Food-borne bug causes fatal heart infection 27-01-2011 04:57 PM

    Washington: Researchers have found that particular strains of a food-borne bug are able to invade the heart, causing serious and difficult-to-treat infections. The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly found in soft cheese and chilled ready-to-eat products. Listeria infections are usually mild, but for susceptible individuals and the elderly, it can...
  • Sleeping with your pet could make you sick 25-01-2011 05:39 PM

    London: Sleeping beside your pet could increase the risk of contracting anything from worms to the bubonic plague, researchers say. Of the 250 known diseases transmitted from animals to humans, more than 100 of them come from domestic animals. "In many countries, pets have become substitutes for childbearing and child...
  • Infection kills five tigers in Bangalore 21-09-2010 09:12 AM

    Bangalore: Five tigers have died and eight more have taken ill in the last 10 days in the city's Bannerghatta Biological Park. Forest officials are battling a severe bacterial infection and are now on an emergency damage control mission. Eight tigers, including a white tiger, at the park are on...
  • Doctor talk: All about Meningitis 01-06-2009 05:51 PM

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  • It's raining viruses on Google, Facebook 26-05-2009 04:19 PM

    It's time you think before you click on your computer. ...