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India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:38

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening.

Protect yourself from skin problems this monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:00

Though rain showers keep the scorching heat at bay, but due to constant dampness and humidity they can also lead to various fungal and bacterial infections.

How good gut bacteria respond to infection

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:14

In what could help better treat and prevent gastrointestinal infection, researchers have used unique computational models to show how infection can affect bacteria that naturally live in our intestines.

Asian countries should stay vigilant against MERS: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:08

Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although in its current form it appears less infectious than originally thought, a World Health Organization expert said Thursday.

Five easy foot care tips for monsoon season

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:12

Monsoon season is here and it also brings the various skin and foot problems. As a matter of fact, most of us think that it is generally one`s hair and skin that suffer the most and neglect our feet, which actually suffer due to constant dampness and humidity which may give rise to various fungal and bacterial infections.

UN calls for greater commitment to tackle AIDS

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 12:51

UN officials warned that despite significant efforts, the AIDS epidemic is far from being totally wiped out and urged more investment and innovation was required to end the global epidemic.

Call for united global response to growing antibiotic resistance crisis

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 13:43

Experts have highlighted the growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs which require global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change.

This summer `Madras eye` becoming drug-resistant: Expert

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:28

This summer season, it seems some bacterial strains that cause conjunctivitis or "Madras eye" have become stronger and drug-resistant, an eye specialist said.

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