500 mn at risk of contracting Zika in Americas

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:02

Washington, May 4 (IANS) About 500 million people in the Americas are at risk of being infected by the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects such as microcephaly, a senior official from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) said.


Infants with vaccinated moms less likely to get flu

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:54

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Babies are much less likely to get the flu during their first six months of life, if their moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant, a US study said.


Azad asks about status of health schemes launched by UPA

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:58

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday sought to know from Health Minister J.P. Nadda the status of all the health schemes started during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule, including initiatives for mother and child and free drugs.


India has progressed to great extent in health: Nadda

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:30

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said India has progressed to a "great extent" in the health arena and overcome several challenges to ensure a healthy India.


Vaccination during pregnancy cuts baby's flu risk

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 14:02

New York, May 3 (IANS) Mothers who take flu vaccinations during pregnancy can significantly reduce the risk of their babies acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, finds a new study.


Keep healthy this summer with easily-made smoothies

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:48

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Suffering from dehydration this summer? Here are some easily made recipes from nutritionist Suvidha Raibole of Care24 for home-made smoothies that will instantly cool you down and keep you fresh and healthy.


Now mothers can share parenting tips online

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:00

Gurgaon, May 3 (IANS) Mothers can now share their personal parenting experiences across cities and help other parents with their experiences though online portal mycity4kids, which is an online community for mother-bloggers in India.


Why antibiotics can also make you more prone to infection!

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:08

New York, May 3 (IANS) Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrohea by allowing gut pathogens to "breathe", says a study.


Over 75 percent child rehab centres in India defunct

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:42

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Over 75 percent of 11,652 child rehabilitation centres across 21 states of India are non-functional, the labour minister informed parliament on Monday.


Drugs 'promising' for treating drug-resistant prostate cancer

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:04

London, May 2 (IANS) Researchers have found a new type of drug that could benefit men with aggressive prostate cancer, a drug-resistant disease that is difficult to treat as it does not respond to hormone treatment


Twitter can help prevent asthma-related hospitalisation

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:32

New York, May 2 (IANS) Keeping tabs on tweets may be an effective tool to help prepare for -- and prevent -- increases in asthma emergencies, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.


New drugs could treat resistant prostate cancers

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:28

London, May 2 (IANS) Men with lethal prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of medicines designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study suggests.