Saturday, October 29, 2016
Centre forms high-level panel to monitor bird flu situation: In the wake of bird flu scare in Delhi and other parts, the Centre on Wednesday set up a high-level committee to monitor the situation and help State governments take steps to contain the disease.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller glyphosate documents: The World Health Organization’s cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were
About 5 lakh TB patients contacted govt. clinics, still went untreated: In 2013, India had about 2.7 million people with Tuberculosis, which is 23 per cent of the global burden of the disease. India also accounted for 27 per cent (760,000) of the world’s “missing” patient
Sunday, August 28, 2016
New method can kill cancer cells in two hours, shows study: Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method that can kill cancer cells in two hours, an advance that may significantly help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours as well as young
Indian-origin boy claims to have found treatment for most deadly form of breast cancer: A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy in the United Kingdom has claimed to have found a treatment for the most deadly form of breast cancer which is unresponsive to drugs. Krtin Nithiyanandam, who moved to
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Biofortification: Micronutrient-built-in grains: Mahatma Gandhi was always advocating us to eat hand pound rice and hand ground wheat rather than eating polished rice. Yet we continue using machine-polished cereals because they can be stored longer.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Losing ground in the war on superbugs: It is a rain-battered Sunday afternoon in Mumbai and Prakash* has just finished his shift as a security guard at an ATM. He says he has always enjoyed his work, even when he was addicted to drugs, an
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Two genetic variants up the diabetes risk in Indians: They also looked at the “interactive effect of these gene variants on the risk of Type 2 diabetes in the Indian population”. The study involved 1,156 individuals with diabetes and without diabetes fro
Monday, June 27, 2016
India has 3rd-highest number of HIV-infected people: UN: India has the third-highest number of people living with HIV in the world with 2.1 million Indians accounting for about four out of 10 people infected with the deadly virus in the Asia—Pacific region
Study points to presence of possible cancer-causing chemicals in bread! WTHF: ALL FOOD & DRINKS IN NESL SHD BE TESTED BY WHO/UN BECAUSE MANY GET CANCER IN RECENT TIMES!
Study points to presence of possible cancer-causing chemicals in bread: Your daily bread could contain cancer-causing chemicals, including Potassium Bromate and Potassium Iodate, substances that are banned in many countries, but not in India due to slack food regulations
Indian women facing early menopause: Survey! WTHF: MULTI-VITAMINS+EXERCISE+SOYABEANS+GREEN VEGETABLES+MILK+CHEESE ARE ESSENTIAL!
Indian women facing early menopause: Survey: “One of the culprits could be Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) — a condition when the ovaries stop functioning normally before the age of 40. The cause of POF goes undetermined in majority of the cases
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behaviour: study: Children fed only breast milk for their first six months — as recommended by the World Health Organisation — were 56 per cent less likely to exhibit such disorders than those breastfed for less than o
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Sri Lanka, Maldives free of elephantiasis: WHO: Sri Lanka and Maldives have eliminated elephantiasis, also called lymphatic filariasis (LF), according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The WHO termed LF a disease “
The WHO termed LF a disease “
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Scientists crack pathway that makes brain tumour aggressive: In just a few decades, medicine has made great strides in battling cancer. But the road to understanding the disease — that ‘emperor of maladies’— has still not been mapped. Take, for instance, gliobl
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Primary care: the first line of defence: A recent report of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Health . It observed that funding that was held back could have been utilised to improve primary health services and improve India's lagging
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Weekend Being: Here’s another reason why you should go easy on fast food: To the mounting cache of scientific evidence that fast food adversely impacts human health has now been added another sinister dimension: the presence of industrial-grade chemicals. “Phthalates”, a c
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Six cups of coffee a day may keep fatty liver disease at bay: Drinking about six cups of espresso coffee daily may help reverse non—alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that causes liver scarring, a new study has claimed. “Previous studies have confirmed
Monday, April 11, 2016
How Zika virus causes microcephaly: Researchers have now produced evidence of how Zika virus causes brain defects in babies. Several cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which the brain fails to grow properly, continue to be r
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Sharp increase in number of diabetics, underweight in India, says report: Between 1980 and 2014 the number of adults with diabetes in the world increased four-fold from 108 million to 422 million. The increase has particularly been sharp in low and middle-income countries.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
World Kidney Day: Watch your sodium intake: To cut down on excessive salt intake, most of us put in a little less salt into our food while cooking. But how many people know that many kinds of packaged food bought at stores contain sodium, whi
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Locals eating radioactive food 30 years after Chernobyl: Greenpeace tests: “It is in what they eat and what they drink. It is in the wood they use for construction and burn to keep warm,” the Greenpeace report, entitled “Nuclear Scars: The Lasting legacies of Chernobyl and F
Sunday, February 28, 2016
‘Tree man’ Abul needs 15 surgeries to get rid off rare warts: A 26-year-old Bangladeshi man nicknamed “Tree Man” for extremely rare bark-like warts on his hands and feet will need about 15 more surgeries to remove the huge growths weighing at least 5 kg, a top s
Monday, February 8, 2016
Cereals making slow comeback in Tamil Nadu: With more farmers in the State opting for coarse cereals and the resultant increase in production, Tamil Nadu has been chosen for the Centre’s Krishi Karman award this year.
In 2014-15, the State p
In 2014-15, the State p
Friday, February 5, 2016
Tonga declares Zika epidemic after 5 confirmed cases! WTHF: MOSQUITO CONTROLL & PREVENTION BY HYGENIC METHODS ARE URGENT NOW IN ASIA,AFRICA,LA,ME,EU, NA,& OCEANIA ETC!
Tonga declares Zika epidemic after 5 confirmed cases: The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga has declared it has a Zika epidemic after five people tested positive for the virus and another 265 are suspected of having it. Tonga Health Minister Dr. Saia P
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Kidney racket kingpin’s associates still in Colombo: Six doctors of Sri Lanka practicing in Colombo and some Indian doctors working in different hospitals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, will be questioned by the Nalgonda district police in the recently busted k