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Assam: African swine fever spreads; government orders culling of pigs

26 Sep 2020

Assam: African swine fever spreads; government orders culling of pigs

The Northeastern state of Assam has been hit by African swine fever (ASF), prompting the state government to order the culling of 12,000 pigs.

Common diseases in dogs you should know about

24 Jul 2020

Common diseases in dogs you should know about

Your pooch might not be able to tell you, but they can also fall sick.

Coronavirus outbreak: Here are some do's and don'ts to follow

04 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Here are some do's and don'ts to follow

The novel coronavirus scare has amplified over the past few days as India detected two new cases: one in Delhi and another in Hyderabad.

All you need to know about the deadly coronavirus outbreak

22 Jan 2020

All you need to know about the deadly coronavirus outbreak

Over the past month, an infectious virus, never seen in humans before, has infected hundreds of people across many nations.

#FinancialBytes: Six common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

18 Nov 2019

#FinancialBytes: Six common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

Health insurance is an important financial product and investing in it is essential to protect one's finances in the event of any illness.

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

12 Jun 2019

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.

Researchers get one step closer in creating made-to-order human kidneys

08 Feb 2019

Researchers get one step closer in creating made-to-order human kidneys

For patients undergoing the last stage of renal disease, kidney transplant is the only hope for going back to a normal life.

Maharashtra: Swine flu kills 11 people in 23 days

26 Jan 2019

Maharashtra: Swine flu kills 11 people in 23 days

After Rajasthan, Maharashtra, too, has fallen victim to a swine flu outbreak.

'Chai Waali Chachi': Woman's been drinking only 'chai' for 33yrs

13 Jan 2019

'Chai Waali Chachi': Woman's been drinking only 'chai' for 33yrs

For many, the day is incomplete if they haven't sipped their daily cup of chai and it's even more tempting in the chilly winters.

Chinese man sniffs smelly socks every day, develops lung infection

17 Dec 2018

Chinese man sniffs smelly socks every day, develops lung infection

The world is full of people with weird habits, who often learn to get rid of them the hard way.

#FinancialBytes: 6 common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

21 Nov 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

Health insurance is an important financial product and investing in it is essential to protect one's finances in the event of any illness.

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak in Nigeria

13 Nov 2018

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria, where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said yesterday.

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about lifestyle diseases

22 Oct 2018

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about lifestyle diseases

Lifestyle diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs), are those diseases whose occurrence is primarily based on the daily habits of people.

Aussie cricketer John Hastings suffering from a strange disease

14 Oct 2018

Aussie cricketer John Hastings suffering from a strange disease

Australian cricketer John Hastings could see his career come to an untimely end as the 32-year-old pacer is suffering from a strange disease.

Everything you need to know about respiratory diseases

12 Oct 2018

Everything you need to know about respiratory diseases

Respiratory disease is a type of disease that affects the organs and tissues that are involved in respiration.

Jaipur Zika virus outbreak? 22 test positive, PMO wants report

09 Oct 2018

Jaipur Zika virus outbreak? 22 test positive, PMO wants report

Since an elderly woman from Jaipur tested positive for the Zika virus in late-September, 21 others have tested positive for the virus in Jaipur, prompting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to seek a detailed report from the Union Health Ministry.

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about cardiovascular diseases

28 Sep 2018

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the types of diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease (clogged arteries), which can cause heart attacks, stroke, congenital heart disease, and peripheral artery disease.

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about Tuberculosis

18 Sep 2018

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease caused by 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis' that often affects the lungs. If not treated properly, it can be fatal.

#HealthBytes: 8 tips to help beat Insomnia

17 Sep 2018

#HealthBytes: 8 tips to help beat Insomnia

A common yet dreadful sleep disorder, Insomnia's cases are perpetually on the rise, across the globe.

Sonali Bendre's latest picture has her wearing a wig

05 Sep 2018

Sonali Bendre's latest picture has her wearing a wig

Sonali Bendre is recuperating from cancer, which had metastized, in New York. A short while ago, she shared a picture of her wearing a wig.

Delhi affected by malaria: 324 cases reported so far

05 Sep 2018

Delhi affected by malaria: 324 cases reported so far

Malaria has gripped Delhi in a bad way, with 24 new cases being reported in a week.

Kerala: 9 deaths confirmed, 37 more suspected from 'rat fever'

04 Sep 2018

Kerala: 9 deaths confirmed, 37 more suspected from 'rat fever'

Since August 15, nine people have been killed by leptospirosis or rat fever in the flood-ravaged state of Kerala. Among them, five were relief workers.

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about HIV and AIDS

03 Sep 2018

#KnowTheDisease: Everything you need to know about HIV and AIDS

In this series, today we shall discuss about HIV and AIDS.

#KnowTheDisease: All you need to know about Hepatitis

28 Aug 2018

#KnowTheDisease: All you need to know about Hepatitis

Technically, the word "Hepatitis" means the inflammation of liver caused by a virus/toxin.

Indian-origin prof gets $2mn-grant for research on lupus in women

04 Aug 2018

Indian-origin prof gets $2mn-grant for research on lupus in women

Indian-origin professor Chandra Mohan and his two colleagues at the US's University of Houston's biomedical engineering department received a $2mn grant from the National Institutes of Health to find out why lupus is more common in women than men.

Mumbai battles tuberculosis: 50,000 cases reported in 3 years

24 Mar 2018

Mumbai battles tuberculosis: 50,000 cases reported in 3 years

Mumbai is still giving the government headaches when it comes to its rising tuberculosis cases.

Maharashtra: Killer TB! Over 20,000 died in past 3 years

01 Mar 2018

Maharashtra: Killer TB! Over 20,000 died in past 3 years

Mumbai's rising pollution is surely putting a toll on its public health.

Hashimoto's: All about the disease plaguing supermodel Gigi Hadid

15 Feb 2018

Hashimoto's: All about the disease plaguing supermodel Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid, the 22-year-old supermodel who has taken the fashion world by storm, recently gunned down body-shamers on Twitter, and blamed her weight fluctuations on an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's.

Stents releasing wine antioxidants to be used for heart surgeries

05 Feb 2018

Stents releasing wine antioxidants to be used for heart surgeries

US scientists are developing stents, typically used in heart surgeries, which will help prevent blood clotting and inflammation in blood vessels by releasing red wine antioxidants.

How much longer before humans conquer ageing?

02 Feb 2018

How much longer before humans conquer ageing?

Countless researches, superfoods, cosmetics and exercises claim to have found the way to achieve human's most wishful desire - to enhance longevity or at least our health spans.

Poonam, battling brain tumor, helps Chhattisgarh win National-Basketball Championship semis

24 Jan 2018

Poonam, battling brain tumor, helps Chhattisgarh win National-Basketball Championship semis

India's tallest female basketball player, Poonam Chaturvedi helped her team notch up a win in the semis of Senior National Basketball Championship.

Painless skin-patch for diabetics developed; no more painful insulin injections!

29 Dec 2017

Painless skin-patch for diabetics developed; no more painful insulin injections!

One of the worst things about diabetes, apart from the life-threatening complications and increased risk of other health problems, is taking insulin injections every day to regulate blood sugar levels.

Breast cancer is now the leading type in Indian women

08 Oct 2017

Breast cancer is now the leading type in Indian women

Emerging data is pointing to a new trend in Indian women: a combination of several factors has led to breast cancer being the leading type here, replacing cervical cancer.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

13 May 2017

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).