Swimming in ocean increases infection risk: Study

June 23 (IANS) Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and increases the risk of infection including that of the ear and skin, researchers said. In the study presented at the ASM... Read more »

US doctor detects deadly heart condition with Apple Watch

June 23 (IANS) In a first, a US doctor has saved a person’s life by using Apple Watch Series 4 on his wrist to detect atrial fibrillation at a restaurant. Atrial fibrillation, a... Read more »

Elon Musk forecasts grim future of human race

June 22 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s grim forecast of humanity suggests that a “population bomb” would lead to a worldwide collapse in humans in the coming decades and everybody would start to... Read more »

Heartfulness meditation for living by heart

 June 21 (IANS) Tucked away from the hustle bustle of city life is a sprawling 1,400 acre campus with people craving for internal peace flocking to the global headquarters of Heartfulness system of... Read more »

Ramdev seeks life terms for food adulterators, fake medicines makers

June 19 (IANS) Yoga guru and ayurveda tycoon Baba Ramdev on Wednesday called for “zero tolerance” to those found guilty of indulging in adulteration of food and manufacturing spurious medicines and demanded they... Read more »

Cause of disease that turns babies’ lips blue identified

June 19 (IANS) Using a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9, researchers have identified the cause and potential treatment for a rare, fatal disease that turns babies’ lips and skin blue. Mostly untreatable, Alveolar... Read more »

Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer’s in patients

June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug, called nilvadipine that is consumed as a pill to control hypertension, could also help patients combat Alzheimer’s disease without affecting other parts of the... Read more »

‘Every 20 seconds, 1 Indian suffers a brain-stroke’

June 15 (IANS) Every 20 seconds, one Indian suffers a brain stroke, or three every minute, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly due to changing lifestyles. At this rate, around 1.54 million Indians... Read more »

Bengal doctors’ strike continue for 5th day

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal’s state-run hospitals remained partially disrupted on Saturday as the “cease work” by junior doctors, protesting against attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security... Read more »

Doctors at Delhi’s AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital call off strike

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday called off its day-long strike announced in support of the... Read more »

Nipah alert in Guna, Gwalior; advisories issued

Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) The death of hundreds of bats in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district has raised alarm in the area and fear of the spread of the Nipah virus. The administrations in... Read more »

Bengal doctors opt for mass resignation

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) In the wake of cease-work at state-run hospitals in West Bengal, doctors of two Medical colleges on Friday submitted mass resignations. In a letter to the Director of Medical... Read more »

7 more children died of AES in Bihar, till date 143 cases have been reported

Patna, June 13 (IANS) Seven more children died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome-like symptoms in Bihar in last 24 hours, taking the toll to 43 even as new cases are being reported, officials said... Read more »

Doctors across India on day-long strike in solidarity with Kolkata medicos

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The doctors’ strike that started in Kolkata earlier this week has now spread across India with the doctors’ association of AIIMS showing full support to their West Bengal... Read more »

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan to visit AES-hit Muzaffarpur

Patna, June 13 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will visit Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, where more than 50 children have died due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far. A five member... Read more »

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

June 13 (IANS) The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday. Compared to 50... Read more »

Patients suffer as junior doctors strike work in Bengal

Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal’s state-run hospitals suffered as juniors doctors on Wednesday continued their strike protesting an attack on a colleague at the NRS Medical College and Hospital... Read more »

53 children die of AES in north Bihar in 10 days

June 11 (IANS) Shahbano’s tears refuse to stop. Three days ago, the Baruraj village resident admitted her eight-year-old daughter Farida at Muzaffarpur’s Shri Krishna Memorial College Hospital (SKMCH) with high fever. Her world... Read more »

Formalin-laced fish: Goa Health Minister junks Congress charge

Panaji, June 10 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday rubbished the opposition Congress’ charge that formalin, a carcinogenic cadaver preservative, was still being used to preserve fish sold in the state.... Read more »

Top Delhi surgeons under police scanner in international kidney racket

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Over a dozen leading private surgeons, including top urologists of Delhi are under the scanner of Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with a sensational international kidney transplant racket,... Read more »