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New health tracker to diagnose flu, assess fertility

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:35

Leaving your house to take some lab tests could be a thing of the past! A new health-tracking device uses a swab of saliva, nasal fluid, or blood, to provide simple, at-home medical diagnosis.

Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:42

A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that`s causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Swine flu claims first life in Kota this year

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 14:03

Swine flu claimed its first victim in the city this year with the death of a 25-year-old man at a private hospital today, health officials said.

Protein key to beating flu pandemics

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 11:19

Researchers have shown that a protein called SOCS4 can act as a handbrake on the immune system`s runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimising the impact of flu pandemics.

Mystery of pandemic flu virus of 1918 solved

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 09:55

Researchers have now provided the most conclusive answers yet to two of the world`s foremost biomedical mysteries of the past century: the origin of the 1918 pandemic flu virus and its unusual severity, which resulted in a death toll of approximately 50 million people.

China reports new bird flu case in humans

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:04

One more case of bird flu in humans has been confirmed in China`s Jiangsu province, health authorities said Saturday.

Philippines on MERS alert: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:35

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has asked health authorities in the country to raise awareness among the public about the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Saturday.

Bird flu detected in Japan, 112,000 chickens to be culled

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:40

After two birds tested positive for avian influenza at a Japanese poultry farm Sunday, 112,000 chickens would be culled, the country`s agriculture ministry said.

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