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Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 21:25

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered two new vaccines that can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person by nearly 40 percent.

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.

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