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Zydus Cadila gets USFDA approval for anti-viral drug Acyclovir

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 13:13

The approval has been granted for Acyclovir tablets in strengths of 400 mg and 800 mg, Zydus Cadila said.

Deadly polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 02:53

The outbreak of polio infected 445 people and killed 47 percent of them, a rate much higher than a six percent death rate seen during an outbreak in Tajikistan the same year.

Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 21:47

West Bengal Health Department today said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the disease was reported.

10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:41

At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:48

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 02:50

Lebanon ordered an investigation Saturday into horrific video footage that has gone viral on the Internet showing a small child beating a boy, believed to be Syrian, urged on by adults.

Influenza patients in US wrongly prescribed antibiotics?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:27

Taking antibiotics does not help patients suffering from influenza, a viral disease, but nearly 30 percent of the flu patients who were treated during the 2012-2013 influenza season in the US may have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, says a study.

I feel great: Paul McCartney

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 08:38

Former Beatles star Paul McCartney has released a video message to assure fans that he feels "great".

Seven children die of viral infection in West Bengal

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 12:53

As many as seven children in West Bengal`s Malda district have died due to the litchi syndrome, a viral infection leading to sudden death, in the last five days, an official said on Saturday.

Michelle Heaton worried about baby`s illness

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 02:34

Singer-actress Michelle Heaton is worried about about the long-term complications her baby son Aaron Jay Hanley can develop after contracting viral meningitis.

New tool predicts which photos will go viral on Facebook

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 15:49

The term 'cascades' is used to describe photos or videos being shared multiple times.

Miley Cyrus refuses fan`s viral prom invite

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 13:13

Miley Cyrus has declined a fan`s offer to accompany him to prom.