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Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef.

Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

The study, published in the journal Age & Ageing, showed that current smoking was associated with an approximately 60 per cent increased risk of developing frailty.

Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

A new study suggests that besides contributing to weight gain in adults, hamburgers and pizza may up risk of cancer.

Multicolour MRIs could help improve disease diagnosis: Study

Multicolour MRIs could help improve disease diagnosis: Study

A team of researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolour to help improve disease diagnosis.

Pakistani baby with rare heart disease treated in Noida

Pakistani baby with rare heart disease treated in Noida

A team of doctors here gave a new lease of life to a three-year-old Pakistani child who was suffering from a rare heart disease, found in one among 200,000 children.

New drug could improve Parkinson's disease treatment

New drug could improve Parkinson's disease treatment

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease are commonly managed using selective dopamine receptor agonists. 

Exercise during childhood may reduce risk of obesity and cancer!

Exercise during childhood may reduce risk of obesity and cancer!

Researchers have claimed that physical activities may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer.

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue, commonly caused by a viral infection.

Japanese woman dies from tick-borne disease after bitten by cat

Japanese woman dies from tick-borne disease after bitten by cat

It is thought to be the first such mammal to human transmission, the media reported on Tuesday.

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.

Google search can help track dengue with this new tool

Google search can help track dengue with this new tool

The new tool provides a near real-time monitoring that could enable faster response to outbreaks.

One-year-old girl diagnosed with rare neurological disorder called ‘Dancing eye syndrome' in Guntur

One-year-old girl diagnosed with rare neurological disorder called ‘Dancing eye syndrome' in Guntur

The disease is also known as Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome or Kinsbourne disease.

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

The device can help diagnose the disease just by detecting tumour cells in blood.

43 swine flu cases, three deaths in UP

43 swine flu cases, three deaths in UP

Cases of swine flu are on a steady increase in Uttar Pradesh over the past ten days with reports of 43 H1N1 infected people out of which three had died, state health officials admitted on Saturday.

One new case of swine flu confirmed in Manipur

One new case of swine flu confirmed in Manipur

Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar on Saturday announced that a 45-year-old man from Imphal west district has been confirmed to be suffering from swine flu.

Visual system alterations may signal onset of Parkinson's

Visual system alterations may signal onset of Parkinson's

 Experiencing changes in the visual system such as an inability to perceive colours may act as important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

US researchers find way to stop disease spread

US researchers find way to stop disease spread

The paper contrasts the human agricultural practice of culling livestock to remove sick individuals and prevent disease spread, for example in the case of foot-and-mouth outbreaks in livestock, to cannibalism.

Study says that existing meds may already treat infectious diseases

Study says that existing meds may already treat infectious diseases

According to researchers, currently available drugs for various conditions might be repurposed alone or in combination with other drugs to treat infectious diseases.

Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have new treatment

Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have new treatment

Researchers of the Cornell University discovered a key metabolic mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria which could lead to new drugs for treating tuberculosis.

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.