Unhygienic food major cause of neuro disorders among children: Dr Pratibha Singhi
May 25, 2017 04:03 PM

Chandigarh:  India's renowned pediatric neurologist, Prof Dr Pratibha Singhi, Director Pediatric Neurology and Neuro-Development at Medanta said that there are large number of children suffering from neuro dysfunctions like epilepsy or stunted growth due to rampant insanitation and unhygienic food being consumed. 

Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men: Study
May 24, 2017 04:03 PM

New York, Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say.

Ex-AIIMS head Misra awarded rare honorary fellowship
May 24, 2017 04:03 PM

New Delhi, Former AIIMS Director and internationally renowned surgeon M.C. Misra has been awarded the honorary fellowship of prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a first for an Indian doctor in the last five years.

India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head (IANS Interview)
May 24, 2017 12:30 PM

New Delhi,  As the government gears up to push generic medicines to bring down costs for patients, World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in India Henk Bekedam has stated that the move, if successfully implemented, will not only reduce the cost of medicines within the country but also globally.

3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine
May 23, 2017 07:39 PM

New York,  An analysis of a 3.3 million years old fossil skeleton has revealed portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established much earlier than previously thought.

Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers
May 22, 2017 06:29 PM

New York,  High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.

Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry
May 18, 2017 03:28 PM

New Delhi,  Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan was on Thursday given additional charge of the Environment Ministry following the death of Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, an official statement said.

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains
May 17, 2017 05:28 PM

Dhaka, Chikungunya disease has been spreading rapidly in Dhaka following intermittent rains, and the government has asked people to be alert about the mosquito-borne viral infection, a media report said.

Hypertension can put you at increased risk of stroke (May 17 is World Hypertension Day)
May 17, 2017 12:03 PM

New Delhi,  Ignorance, people say, is bliss. Not so with hypertension though. For, uncontrolled high blood pressure, if left untreated over a prolonged period, can cause a stroke by damaging the blood vessels in the brain, health experts have warned.

Diabetes drug may improve a autism associated disorder
May 16, 2017 01:03 PM

London, An oral drug widely used to treat high blood sugar levels may improve symptoms for people suffering with a common inherited form of autism, new research shows.

Italy to take act against parents not vaccinating their children
May 16, 2017 12:11 PM

Rome, The Italian government is planning unspecified sanctions against parents who fail to immunise children attending state school, Italian Schools Minister Valeria Fedeli said on Monday.

Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine
May 13, 2017 05:32 PM

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme that protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease.

More than 1 mn TB patients lack adequate nutrition
May 13, 2017 05:01 PM

 One look at Puni Garasia, 14, was all it took Ashok Dave, a doctor operating a charitable mobile clinic service for 56 dusty, desolate hamlets in Sirohi, southwest Rajasthan, to suspect tuberculosis (TB).

App to help people improve mental, emotional health
May 10, 2017 06:07 PM on Wednesday launched a new app aimed at facilitating recovery from mental and emotional health issues.

Daily painkiller use ups heart attack risk
May 10, 2017 02:42 PM

Regular use of commonly prescribed painkillers can increase the risk of a heart attack as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses, suggests a study.

Government issues directives to curb online child sexual abuse material
May 10, 2017 11:51 AM

New Delhi, In a bid to curb online child sexual abuse material, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday asked all internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent the distribution and transmission of such content into India by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation Resources on or before July 31.

Why women are more prone to asthma
May 09, 2017 04:21 PM

Absence of testosterone in women may explain why females are doubly likely to develop asthma post-puberty, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the lung condition among women, research has showed.

Australia to improve health care for radiation affected natives
May 09, 2017 01:19 PM

Australia is set to provide better health care to aboriginal natives who were exposed to radiation from nuclear tests conducted by the UK during the 1950s and 1960s in a remote area of the country, officials said on Tuesday.