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.

Six dead in Philippine epidemic caused by rat urine

A bacterial epidemic caused by water contaminated with rat urine has hit a flood-ravaged region in the northern Philippines, killing six people and overwhelming local hospitals, a health official said today.

Doctors warn of epidemic in Muzaffarnagar relief camps

There is a possibility of an outbreak of epidemics in relief camps where thousands of riot-hit victims have taken shelter following last month`s communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.

Coronavirus not a global threat as of now

Researchers have said that the deadly coronavirus that emerged last year, does not currently appear to be infectious enough to pose a global threat.

No outbreak of water, food or air borne disease in Uttarakhand

Maintaining that there was no outbreak of water, food or air borne disease in flood-hit Uttarakhand, Health Ministry said batch of 23 medical officers mobilised by CGHS was on its way to Dehradun.

Painkiller abuse next big epidemic in US: Study

Adolescents` abuse of prescription painkillers (analgesics) like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate 40 percent higher than previous generations, is turning into an epidemic in the US, says a study.

Dengue not in epidemic form in Odisha: Govt

Altogether 200 dengue cases have been reported in Odisha, health officials said today but claimed that it was not spreading in an epidemic form.

Norovirus outbreaks rise in UK

Hospital outbreaks of norovirus in the UK have increased by a third.

Bird flu: PM urges steps to prevent epidemic

Amid bird flu scare in West
Bengal and Assam, a concerned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Tuesday directed the Animal Husbandry Department to take steps to prevent the
outbreak of epidemic.

Gilani declares dengue outbreak as `epidemic`

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
has declared a dengue outbreak in Pakistan`s Punjab province
as an "epidemic".

Unhealthy lifestyle pushing under-15 kids towards ‘liver disease epidemic’

According to a top liver expert, hundreds of thousands of children are exposed to liver disease epidemic due to their poor diets and lack of physical activity.

New cure for winter flu epidemic

The research team from the University of Melbourne and the biopharmaceutical company, Immuron, conducted their study on ferrets because these mammals deal with influenza in a similar way to humans.