Infectious diseases

Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Scientists from Duke University in the US have discovered that a gene variant which affects cholesterol levels could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever.

Aug 23, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Did you know? Travelling by air causes infectious diseases to spread faster - Read

Did you know? Travelling by air causes infectious diseases to spread faster - Read

Researchers explain the boarding techniques that need reviewing and recommend a potential solution.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Want to prevent infections during monsoon? Include Vitamin C rich food in your diet!

Want to prevent infections during monsoon? Include Vitamin C rich food in your diet!

In order to prevent infections during this season, doctors have urged children to increase the intake of Vitamin C rich food as it will help in killing infected cells in the body.

Jul 15, 2017, 00:24 AM IST
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.

Jul 09, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

Bad relationship during pregnancy ups infection risk in mother, child

The risk of pregnant women with the lowest satisfaction in their relationship becoming ill is more than twice than those who are satisfied.

Oct 18, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

Aug 23, 2016, 22:27 PM IST