Experts urge 'comprehensive package' to fight TB

TB incidence rates in high- income countries are in single-digit numbers, these rates are still in the hundreds in many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Want to avoid cancer? Lose weight!

Excess fat not only increases the risk of some breast cancers, it also renders treatment less effective.

India has highest number of under-5 deaths in world: Report

India has the highest number of child deaths in 2015 globally, with 20% of the world's under five deaths occuring in the country, says a report.

New device revives dead hearts for transplant

Transplant surgeons claim to have used a 'heart-in-a-box' device to "revive" hearts from people who have recently died and use the organs to save others.

Sustaining current efforts against AIDS not enough, epidemic may rebound in five years

Experts have warned that existing efforts against AIDS and HIV aren't enough and if the countries, which are most affected, do not amp up their efforts to curb the spread of AIDS, the epidemic may rebound in just five years time.

Over 95 percent of world's population have health issues: Lancet

In a shocking revelation, a major analysis of disease-burden worldwide has found that over 95 percent of the world's population has health problems -- with over a third having more than five ailments.

80 million births and deaths in world go undocumented every year

 Scientists have found that as many as 40 million new births and 40 million deaths in the world are undocumented every year.

Half of pregnant women in India anaemic: Study

 Half of the pregnant women and 74 percent of children under five in India are anaemic, a malnutrition mapping project stated on Wednesday.

Ebola epidemic likely to explode by mid-December: Study

The Ebola epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will explode by mid-December and could kill tens of thousands of people unless urgent action is taken, a new study warned on Friday.

'Unnecessary' respiratory infection controls heighten ebola panic: Lancet

A new study has found that excessive respiratory infection precautions for ebola patients are "uncomfortable and unaffordable" and also contributes to public panic.

India sees decline in maternal and child deaths: Lancet

Two-thirds of the global decline in child deaths since 2000 occurred in just nine countries - India, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, a new study in Lancet has revealed.

''WhatsAppitis'' is a real disease: Lancet

What if you are told that excessive chatting or texting on `WhatsApp` messenger service can hamper your health to an extent that you get a thumb disease! "WhatsAppitis" is real, and happening.

Economic growth does not necessarily end undernutrition among kids: Lancet

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Gottingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found not much association between economic growth and signs of undernutrition.

Experts wary of Lancet`s study on good cholesterol

Reacting to a study report that `good cholesterol` does not lower risk of heart diseases, international health experts said that it is "too early" to draw conclusions on its negative effects.

Experts wary of Lancet`s study on good cholesterol

Reacting to a study report that `good cholesterol` does not lower risk of heart diseases, international health experts said that it is "too early" to draw conclusions on its negative effects.

Finally, an effective treatment for that `ringing in your ears`

Tinnitus, a disease that is associated with ringing in the ears, is now curable by a new combination of therapies, The Lancet reported on Friday.

Cheap, safe device helps avoid premature birth

A simple low-cost silicon ring can slash the risk of premature birth, a major cause of death in newborns and health problems in adult life, according to a trial reported today by The Lancet.

Lancet report says India exporting TB to UK

The report says tuberculosis screening for new Indian immigrants fails to detect most cases and hence there is a need for stricter vigilance.

Lancet report says India exporting TB to UK

The report says tuberculosis screening for new Indian immigrants fails to detect most cases and hence there is a need for stricter vigilance.

Superbug: Delhi CM asks people not to panic

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
on Monday appealed people in the city not to panic in the wake of
reports that drug resistant bacteria was found in Delhi`s
public water supply.