Epidemic

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Only mild to moderate side-effects were seen, with only three severe reactions, including headache, diarrhoea and fatigue, which were completely resolved, the researchers said.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:17 PM IST

Nomophobia- Mobile phone addiction takes on a new level; cure with digital diet plan

Mobile phone addiction takes on a new level; spreads like a disease

May 05, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

Low-cost portable device that can detect Ebola

The device could be particularly useful to monitor endemic, epidemic and pandemic disease outbreaks in resource-limited developing countries that need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital.

Feb 22, 2016, 19:28 PM IST

How math can help fight dengue fever epidemic in urban areas

Newly developed Susceptible- Infected- Recovered (SIR)-Network Model can help predict the dengue fever epidemic in the urban areas.

Dec 24, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

WHO plays down risk of epidemic outbreak in Nepal

The World Health Organisation (WHO) played down the risk of an epidemic outbreak in Nepal on Wednesday amid widespread fears that unseasonal rain and the looming monsoon may pose greater challenge to this earthquake-torn country's fragile health system.

May 06, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B

The world can beat the liver-attacking hepatitis B virus, which results in some 650.000 deaths a year, the World Health Organization said Thursday, releasing its first treatment guidelines for the disease.

Mar 12, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

China on brink of heart disease `epidemic`: Study

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where three out of four people are in poor cardiovascular shape, said a study on Monday.

 

Mar 10, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday.

Mar 03, 2015, 05:40 AM IST

Drug overdose epidemic to recede soon: Study

The drug overdose epidemic will peak at about 50,000 annual deaths in 2017 before declining to a non-epidemic state of approximately 6,000 deaths in the year 2035, says a US-based study.

Jan 07, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

Three wounded, gunman dead in US campus shooting

Terror gripped a major university in Florida on Thursday when an alumnus opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, wounding three people before he was shot and killed by police.

Nov 21, 2014, 03:39 AM IST

PIL urges Bombay HC to declare dengue an epidemic

A PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday urging the Court to declare dengue as an epidemic due to the number of lives lost to it.

Nov 11, 2014, 23:18 PM IST

Google to boost Ebola donations

Google launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing USD 10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

Nov 11, 2014, 01:55 AM IST

WHO team to inspect Ebola prevention in Bahrain

A World Health Organisation (WHO) team will embark on a visit to Bahrain Sunday to assess its readiness to deal with the Ebola disease, a Bahraini health official said Saturday.

Nov 09, 2014, 03:18 AM IST

Ebola cost to W Africa economy could top $32 bn: World Bank

The deadly Ebola epidemic could deal a $32 billion-plus blow to the West African economy over the next year if officials cannot get it under control, the World Bank warned Wednesday.

Oct 08, 2014, 18:48 PM IST

We are facing epidemic outbreak in J&K: Doctors

More and more patients with symptoms of skin irritation, chest infection and diarrhoea are coming at the health centres in this flood ravaged city, with doctors saying they are already dealing an epidemic outbreak.

Sep 17, 2014, 17:04 PM IST

World Bank okays USD 105 mn for Ebola fight in Africa

The World Bank approved a USD 105 million grant today to bolster the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus epidemic raging in west Africa.

Sep 17, 2014, 01:28 AM IST

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Jul 31, 2014, 07:09 AM IST

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Jul 30, 2014, 22:35 PM IST

Scaling up HIV therapy can end this epidemic by 2030: UNAIDS

The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine.

Jul 21, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

Violence, epidemic and climate change led to end of Indus civilization

Researchers have discovered that violence, infectious diseases and changes in climate were responsible for the collapse of the ancient Indus city of Harappa almost 4,000 years ago.

Jan 20, 2014, 15:19 PM IST