South actress Kajal Aggarwal suffers from Bronchial Asthma, here's more about the disease

Bronchial asthma, which is commonly referred to as asthma is a respiratory disease.  Kajal Aggarwal shared that though using an inhaler is immensely helpful but it has a social stigma attached to it. Pledging to fight against the same, the actor wrote on her Instagram post, “Sure I get the odd question or a judgemental look every now and then. And while it does not bother me, there are millions of people in our country who need inhalers, but choose not to use them because of this very problem - social stigma.”

Feb 09, 2021, 13:12 PM IST

Oxford's AstraZeneca first jab cuts COVID-19 transmission substantially: UK study

Two-dose Oxford's AstraZeneca vaccine can cut coronavirus transmissions by around 67 percent. The vaccine can have a substantial impact on transmission by reducing the number of infected individuals in the population, experts said. The UK government described this as good news for the world. 

Feb 03, 2021, 17:32 PM IST

Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

China detects new African swine fever case in Anhui province

The outbreak is the 14th reported in China since African swine fever was first detected in the country on Aug. 3 and the eighth in Anhui alone. 

Sep 11, 2018, 10:39 AM IST

World Haemophilia Day 2018: All you need to know about the disease

Every year on 17th of April, World Hemophilia Day is observed throughout the world to increase awareness about the disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. 

Apr 17, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

Mystery behind rare bone disorder cracked

A new research has found that a certain gene mutation causes ‘dripping candle wax’ bone disease. 

Apr 13, 2018, 10:46 AM IST

Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBT) in your 20s may increase the risk of developing dementia including Alzheimer's in your 50s by 60 per cent, a review of nearly three million patients has revealed.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:31 PM IST

Scientist who created Dolly the sheep diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Scientist, Professor Sir Ian Wilmut from Edinburgh, who created Dolly, the sheep in an effort to tackle Parkinson's disease has now been diagnosed with the condition. 

Apr 11, 2018, 16:23 PM IST

ALS, rare dementia share genetic link: Study

Researchers have identified genetic links between a fatal neuromuscular disorder and a rare form of dementia that may help in potential treatment for both disorders.

Apr 11, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

Study associates poor dental health to diabetes risk

The study suggests that dental examination may provide a way to identify the risk of developing the disease.

Mar 20, 2018, 18:25 PM IST

Human form of 'mad cow' disease may spread through touch

An abnormal protein linked to the fatal infection can be detected from the skin of patients.

Nov 23, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days in Madhya Pradesh

All hospitals and clinics have formed separate wards for treatment of patients suffering from the disease.

Sep 22, 2017, 19:00 PM IST

Cancer drug may benefit inherited kidney disease patients

 A drug used in the treatment of cancer may help inhibit the growth of cysts in patients with a form of inherited kidney disease, researchers have found.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:29 PM IST

40-year-old Bangladeshi woman has a leg that weighs 60 kg – Find out why!

A 40-year-old mother of two from Bangladesh has a leg weighing around 60 kg due to suspected elephantiasis.

Aug 25, 2017, 21:27 PM IST

Do you know your belly fat may increase risk of cancer? Read

Obesity has been linked to several types of cancers including that of the breast, colon, prostate, uterus or kidney.

Aug 25, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia


Canberra: A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice is set to undergo its first human trial in Australia.

Aug 23, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

This new eye test may help detect signs of Alzheimer's disease

A team of US scientists has developed a new eye test that noninvasively scans the retina and help detect beta-amyloid protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Aug 23, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:32 PM IST

Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

The study, published in the journal Age & Ageing, showed that current smoking was associated with an approximately 60 per cent increased risk of developing frailty.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

A new study suggests that besides contributing to weight gain in adults, hamburgers and pizza may up risk of cancer.

Aug 18, 2017, 21:50 PM IST