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India may become `world capital of liver diseases`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 18:42

A sedentary lifestyle, increased alcohol consumption and obesity are contributing towards making India the "world capital of liver diseases" by 2025, a health expert said Saturday.

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:42

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating that it simply needs to be administered differently.

Cheap `magic` polypill helps fight heart diseases

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 14:44

Scientists have revealed that a polypill that is packed with aspirin, a statin and a blood-pressure drug can help fight heart diseases .

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:22

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

Low vitamin D associated with fatty liver disease in kids

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:35

Scientists have identified a genetic variant associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in British children while investigating link between low vitamin D status and the disease.

Strategy needed to control non-communicable diseases: Experts

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 08:57

There is a need for a coherent strategy to control non-communicable diseases in the country with a special focus on alcohol consumption, experts said Wednesday.

Paleo diet more about combating chronic diseases than weight-loss regime

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 13:15

Paleo diet, which is a weight-loss regime embraced by Hollywood royalty, was originally designed to help combat the chronic diseases faced by the modern world, according to its founder.

Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:35

Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.

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