India recorded 6% of global malaria cases in 2016: WHO

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 05:12

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) India recorded six per cent of the world's new malaria cases in 2016 which stood at 216 million, according to the World Malaria Report 2017 by World Health Organization (WHO).


One in 10 medicines fake; diseases becoming untreatable: WHO

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 23:20

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries like India is either "substandard or falsified", says a new research report from the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Substandard, falsified medicines making diseases untreatable: WHO

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:46

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Substandard or falsified medicines promote antimicrobial resistance in people, who can pass on the mutant infection while travelling abroad. Such bacteria or virus resistant to medicine will become impossible to treat, says a WHO report.


Seven-year-old succumbs to dengue at RML Hospital

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:20

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A seven-year-old boy has succumbed to dengue, two days after he was admitted to the Ram Monohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here, hospital authorities said.


Microorganisms discovered from Atacama Desert may combat HIV

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:00

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Researchers have found a treasure trove of bacteria with the potential to fight HIV as well as tackle the world's antibiotic problem from soils in one of the highest, driest places on earth.


Gut bacteria, not just genetics, linked to asthma

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:18

Toronto, Nov 28 (IANS) The family risk for asthma -- typically passed from mothers to babies -- may not be a result of genetics alone. Researchers have found that microbes in a baby's digestive tract may also be involved.


TN adjudged best state in organ donation for third time

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 21:14

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu was adjudged the best state in Organ Donation for the third time in a row, with 5,933 organs retrieved from 1,056 donors, a Health Ministry statement said on Monday.


Indian doctors perform first kidney transplant in Tanzania

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:08

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Doctors from city-based BLK Super Specialty Hospital said on Monday that they successfully performed the first ever kidney transplant in Tanzania in partnership with Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam.


First case of Darier's skin disease reported in UP

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:22

Lucknow, Nov 27 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman patient at a Kanpur hospital has been diagnosed as suffering from non-contagious Darier's skin disease, making her the first reported case in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Monday.


'Toilet revolution' begins in China's largest lake

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 14:48

Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) A toilet revolution has begun at Qinghai Lake, a famous tourist destination in China's Qinghai province aimed at installing and upgrading toilets in and around the area, authorities said on Monday.


Indian project aims to overcome shortage of donor organs

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:30

Bengaluru, Nov 27 (IANS) India's Department of Biotechnology has decided to give a big push for research in "tissue engineering" aimed at eventually creating human organs in a dish apparently for overcoming the problems of donor organ shortages.