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Global initiative launched to fight infectious diseases

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:18

The US Thursday joined 26 other countries and key international organisations to launch a global effort aimed at combating the perils of infectious diseases, Xinhua reported.

Nanoemulsions to target infectious diseases: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 13:34

Nano-engineered oil droplets can be used to target infectious diseases and provoke specific immune responses to deal with side-effects of broad-spectrum treatments such as chemotherapy, according to a new research.

Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 09:56

Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders, The Lancet reported today.

Googling about symptoms can predict disease outbreak

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:02

Irritated at recurring symptoms? Searching for an online diagnosis on google is not a bad idea before visiting the doctor.

Toys, books may spread infectious bacteria

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 19:53

Toys, stuffed animals and books may spread two common bacteria that cause cold, ear infections and strep throat - even after the items have been cleaned, a new study has warned.

Tuberculosis killed 1.3 million in 2012: WHO

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:45

Global efforts to rein in tuberculosis helped cut the death toll to 1.3 million last year, but drug-resistant forms of the disease are sparking huge concern, the WHO said Wednesday.

Viral fever: How to recognize, diagnose and treat it

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 16:43

Viral fever, as the name suggests, is a condition that is transmitted from one person to another through direct contact with the person’s bodily fluids.

New tests could help detect drug-resistant malaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:42

Researchers have found two tests, which can discern within 3 days if the malaria parasites in a given patient are going to be resistant or susceptible to drug artemisinin, which is used for treating malaria.

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