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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Googling about symptoms can predict disease outbreak

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

Cyclone Phailin: Epidemic threat in Ganjam

The threat of epidemic is looming large in worst-hit Ganjam district as the debris is yet to be cleared even six days after Cyclone Phailin left behind its trail of destruction.

UN to help Haiti overcome cholera epidemic

The UN Wednesday reiterated its commitment to doing all it can to help the people of Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic.