Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children

Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district. More than 33 lakh children... Read more »

China reports 17 new coronavirus pneumonia cases

Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) China’s health authorities said on Sunday 17 new cases of pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus that had been detected in the central city of Wuhan.... Read more »

Pak, B’desh, Afghan citizens given Indian citizenship: FM

Jan 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a law to confer Indian citizenship to a person and not a law to cancel citizenship.... Read more »

Air pollution, stress linked to thought problems in kids

New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited... Read more »

Algorithm developed to predict gestational diabetes in women

Jerusalem, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new computer algorithm which will be able to identify women who are at high risk of gestational diabetes — even before they get pregnant.... Read more »

Japan confirms 1st case of new coronavirus infection

Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) The first case of a pneumonia-like illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus has been detected in Japan, the countrys Health Ministry confirmed on Thursday. The virus... Read more »

Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson’s

London, Jan 15 (IANS) A common gut bacteria that boosts digestive health could slow – and even reverse – the build-up of a protein linked to Parkinson’s, a new study suggests. Building... Read more »

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat

New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance, say researchers, including one... Read more »

Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells may be fatal

London, Jan 13 (IANS) Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells — a condition called lymphopenia — could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60... Read more »

Malnutrition linked to increased risk of Zika birth defects

New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that a rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) is linked to poor diet among the infants’ mothers. Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) refers... Read more »

Want to live longer? Drink tea at least 3 times a week

Jan 9 (IANS) Good news for tea lovers! Researchers have found that drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life. “Habitual tea consumption is associated... Read more »

Want to control diabetes? Ketone drinks may help

Jan 8 (IANS) With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new study suggests that ketone monoester drinks–a new food supplement–may help to do it. “There... Read more »

Cancer drugs may treat lung inflammation: Study

Jan 7 (IANS) Certain class of cancer drugs could be used in the future to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), say researchers, adding that the drugs could be developed to stop the... Read more »

Clash of ‘titans’ in JK Lon Hospital made things messy

By Archana Sharma  Kota, Jan 6 (IANS) The sorry state of affairs at Kota’s JK Lon hospital, where more than 110 children died in over a month, may be due to irregularities... Read more »

Women take more sugar than men: Reports

 Jan 6 (IANS) The average intake of added sugar is more among women than in men said a survey report on Monday. A survey was undertaken by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-... Read more »

Top JK Lon Hospital official removed as 110 children die

Kota, Jan 5 (IANS) The head of paediatric department at JK Lon Hospital in Rajasthan’s Kota has been removed following deaths of over 100 kids since December last year in the medical... Read more »

Air pollution linked to poor bone health among Indians

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) High level of air pollution may be weakening the bones of Indians, in addition to increasing risk for other health conditions such as lung cancer, stroke, respiratory... Read more »

NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan govt on kids’ death

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Taking cognizance of media reports about the death of more than 100 children at a government-run hospital in Kota district of Rajasthan in December last year, the... Read more »

This drug holds promise for arthritis treatment

Jan 1 (IANS) Researchers have identified a drug that can significantly reduce bone and cartilage progression in osteoarthritis. In a study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers found that... Read more »

Kids who drink whole milk less likely to be obese: Study

Dec 31 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared to children who consumed reduced-fat... Read more »