Pioneering nose drop could prevent meningitis

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:44

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have developed a nose drop containing a type of 'friendly' bacteria that could help prevent meningitis, a deadly inflammation of the brain's outer membrane, and other infections.


New drug could improve Parkinson's disease treatment

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:38

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson's disease while providing better symptom relief to people with the disease.


Tobacco' harmful impact report yet to be released after six years

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:34

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A report that claims that tobacco-related diseases cost the government Rs 1,04,500 crore (over $15 billion) in 2011 alone is yet to be made public despite it being continually cited by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the minister across several fora, a RTI reply has revealed.


'South Africa has highest HIV prevalence rate'

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:44

Cape Town, Aug 1 (IANS) The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 12.6 per cent among the South African population, the highest prevalence in the world, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said.


Britain's NHS to recruit 21,000 mental health workers

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 01:04

London, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 21,000 staff are to be recruited by the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain to boost the country's mental health service, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.


'Dengue cases in India up by 11,832 over last year'

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:48

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India in 2017 has seen 11,832 more cases of dengue compared with 2016, and the number of deaths from the vector-borne disease has been recorded at 46, eleven more than last year, officials said on Monday.


'Delhi sees less chikungunya cases this monsoon'

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:38

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As Delhi continues to get good monsoon, the national capital in 2017 has recorded 220 cases of chikungunya till July 30, over 12,000 cases less than for the same period in 2016, officials said on Monday.


Sex change no longer taboo in Kerala, say doctors

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 18:14

Kochi, July 31 (IANS) Sex change surgery is no longer a taboo and people are coming forward with inquiries, say prominent plastic surgeons in Kerala, giving the credit to the state government for unveiling a transgender policy two years back.


Shaolin Temple hosts martial arts competition

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:50

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The Shaolin Temple, known as the birth place of Chinese kung fu, hosted a martial arts competition attracting over 100 enthusiasts.


At least 16 die from mosquito-borne diseases in Manipur

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:12

Imphal, July 30 (IANS) Mosquito-borne diseases have killed 16 persons in village along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur, while another four deaths in other parts are suspected to have the same cause, Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar said on Sunday.