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Encephalitis under control in Bengal: Official

Encephalitis under control in Bengal: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:32

Encephalitis is "under control" in West Bengal, an official said Thursday, dismissing reports about the disease surfacing in Kolkata.

Breastfeeding lowers risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases in kids

Breastfeeding lowers risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:01

A new study has found that young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Rajasthan: 22-year old woman diagnosed with rare disease that sheds `blood tears`

Rajasthan: 22-year old woman diagnosed with rare disease that sheds `blood tears`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 15:50

In an unusual case, a 22-year-old woman from Kota has been diagnosed with a rare disease which leads to shedding of “blood tears” from the eyes instead of saline water.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:45

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

100 Diarrhoea monitoring units set up in Koraput district

100 Diarrhoea monitoring units set up in Koraput district

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:23

To contain waterborne diseases which spread during monsoon around 100 Diarrhoea monitoring units (DMU) have been constituted in Koraput district to monitor the situation, an official said Thursday.

BMC launches awareness programme on dengue and malaria

BMC launches awareness programme on dengue and malaria

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:15

Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched an awareness programme to arrest the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.

Acupuncture boon for breast cancer patients

Acupuncture boon for breast cancer patients

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 23:57

Acupuncture can bring significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients, a study shows.

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:35

Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic

EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:27

The European Union Wednesday allocated an additional 2 million euros ($2.68 million) in aid to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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