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Texas: Infant born without skin struggling for life

21 Apr 2019

Texas: Infant born without skin struggling for life

The day which was supposed to bring joy to 25-year-old Priscilla Maldonado left her terrified.

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.

#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 is determined to defeat cancer, her new-post proves

10 Jul 2018

Sonali Bendre is determined to defeat cancer, her new-post proves

Days after Sonali Bendre announced she was suffering from cancer, the actress has shared another post on social media to thank those who sent her good wishes.

Bollywood celebrities who battled serious illnesses, and emerged winners

04 Jul 2018

Bollywood celebrities who battled serious illnesses, and emerged winners

The news of Sonali Bendre suffering from a high-grade cancer has come as a rude shock to cine-buffs across the country.

Sonali Bendre reveals she is battling 'high-grade' cancer

04 Jul 2018

Sonali Bendre reveals she is battling 'high-grade' cancer

Sonali Bendre today took to Twitter to inform her fans that she has been diagnosed with a high-grade cancer.

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.

Robot created to treat rare birth defect affecting food pipe

19 Jan 2018

Robot created to treat rare birth defect affecting food pipe

Scientists from the US have developed a new robot that can help doctors treat a rare birth defect in babies called Oesophageal Atresia that affects the food pipe.

Bengaluru: Free, subsidized treatment saves lives of 50 Thalassemic children

23 Sep 2017

Bengaluru: Free, subsidized treatment saves lives of 50 Thalassemic children

The lives of as many as 50 children suffering from Thalassemia have been saved by two Bengaluru-based NGOs and a hospital.

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife diagnosed with cancer

23 Aug 2017

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife diagnosed with cancer

Ex-Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Officials said Nawaz's illness is curable.

How does Zika spread? Not by kissing, according to researchers

02 Aug 2017

How does Zika spread? Not by kissing, according to researchers

Zika virus has been causing panic around the world. Till July 25, four cases had been reported in India.

In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry

10 May 2017

In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a registry of rare diseases to record information about patients suffering from such illnesses.