Beware, dengue can affect your vision!

Dengue fever is a dangerous and debilitating disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. But, what's even scarier is that the mosquito-borne disease can affect vision and in rare cases, cause blindness.

Ebola could be defeated by year-end: WHO

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be completely over by the end of the year if efforts to root out new cases are kept up, the WHO chief said Thursday.

Lifestyle diseases increase death risk of 25% Indians, before they turn 70: Study

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A recent study suggests that 25% Indians may die from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular ailments or cancer before they turn 70 years of age.

IOC rules out viral testing of Rio's Olympic waters
IOC rules out viral testing of Rio's Olympic waters

The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro's sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be exposed to pathogens.

Ebola response enters 3rd phase but cases may rise again: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today said that the Ebola outbreak response has entered its third phase, but warned against "irrational exuberance" as the number of fresh cases dropped to two last week.

Increasing salt intake puts you at high BP risk

 Stressing for the need to maintain a lower salt diet over a lifetime, significant research has revealed that people who gradually increase the amount of salt in diets also face high blood pressure risk as people who habitually eat a high-salt diet.

Novel ingredient can cut daily salt intake

An ingredient that reduces sodium in certain foods can also lower its intake in the general public, saving them from various life-threatening diseases, new research shows.

Ebola toll exceeds 11,250 in West Africa: WHO

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of people killed by Ebola in West Africa has exceeded 11,250.

Less than one mental health worker per 10000 people globally: WHO

Nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide have mental health disorder, but only one per cent of the global health workforce is working in the area, the WHO said today with a top official underlining that a country of India's size needs about ten times more specialists than it currently has.

Blocking key human protein can stop malaria

Scientists have identified a key protein in the human body that, if targeted, can stop the malaria parasite in its tracks.

No conclusive proof that mobile radiation is harmful: BSNL

There is no decisive data or evidence so far to show that radiations from mobile phones or towers have adverse health or environmental effects in India, a top BSNL official here said.

Every third person in World is obese: Study

Over a third of the world's population is obese, a study published in the WHO bulletin has said while asserting that governments need to make the food supply healthier to reduce risk of problems linked to obesity.

Every third person in world overweight: Study

More than a third of the world's population - 37 percent of men and 38 percent of women - is overweight, says a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Women face sexual abuse even during childbirth: WHO

Women face both physical and sexual abuse in health facilities during childbirth, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows.

Ebola virus toll exceeds 11,000 in West Africa: WHO

The number of people killed by the Ebola virus in West Africa has reached 11,220, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in a report.

Over 2.4 million worldwide without sanitation: UN

 Over 2.4 million people worldwide are still without sanitation, including 946 million who are compelled to defecate in the open, a United Nations assessment said on Wednesday.

Infant's death: Centre seeks report from Bihar govt

The Centre on Saturday termed as "sudden infant death syndrome" the death of an infant after being administered polio vaccine in Bihar's Vaishali district and sought a report from the state government over the incident.

New male circumcision device gets WHO nod

A new voluntary male circumcision device that does away with sutures, involves minimal bleeding and is disposable has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for use.

Delhi hospital bed-population ratio 50 percent below norms

The hospital bed-population ratio in Delhi during 2014 was almost half the prescribed level, reveals the Economic Survey of Delhi 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

Ebola crisis takes toll on malaria treatment in Guinea, say experts

Experts have warned that the Ebola epidemic in Guinea has set back the fight against malaria in the country with an estimated number of 74,000 malaria cases going untreated in 2014.