‘Libyan conflict inflicts devastating impact on health care’

United Nations, Nov 19 (IANS) The UN envoy for Libya has reported “devastating impact” that the escalated Libyan conflict this year has inflicted on the country’s health care. Ghassan Salame, head of... Read more »

Pakistan dengue cases nearing 50,000

Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Dengue outbreak has set a new record with the number of reported cases surging to 49,587 in Pakistan during the current year, taking a leap of over 5,000... Read more »

DNA data reveals extra-marital sex that dates back 500 years

Brussels, Nov 15 (IANS) There are over-the-counter DNA kits that can reveal your ancestry but in a significant development, researchers have put DNA evidence together to reveal extra-marital sex in Western Europe... Read more »

AI tool to predict life expectancy in heart failure patients

New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to predict life expectancy in heart failure patients. The machine learning algorithm based on de-identified electronic health, records data... Read more »

Teenage anxiety leads to harmful drinking

London, Nov 12 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later. The study, published... Read more »

Want good grades? Quit Facebook now

Sydney, Nov 12 (IANS) Parents, take note. If you want your children to score good grades in exams, tell them to quit social media as researchers have found that students whose grades... Read more »

High pollution causing eye problems in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) With pollution levels reaching alarming levels in the national capital, ophthalmologists have observed a sharp rise in the number of patients suffering from eye problems including allergy,... Read more »

Space alters human heart cells which return to normal on Earth

New York, Nov 11 (IANS) Heart cells are altered in space but return to normal within 10 days on Earth, say researchers who examined cell-level cardiac function and gene expression in human... Read more »

Nutritional deficiency: Big downside of weight loss surgery

BY BHARAT UPADHYAY   New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Bariatric surgery can be a life-changer for severely obese teenagers, but the recipients may develop nutritional deficiencies years after treatment that can carry their... Read more »

30% working folks suffer mental risks

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Thirty per cent working professionals suffer some form of mental, emotional risks and as much as 28 per cent some form of depression, a new survey conducted... Read more »

Air pollution affects children’s brain development

By Arul Louis United Nations, Nov 8 (IANS) Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore has warned that air pollution toxicity can affect children’s brain development and called for urgent action to deal with... Read more »

New HIV strain discovered after nearly 2 decades

New York, Nov 8 (IANS) A team of scientists at pharmaceutical major Abbott has identified a new subtype of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L. The discovery... Read more »

Understanding Autism through a TV mom’s eyes

Source: Countercurrents.org By Zeenat Khan A few nights ago, I watched a poignant and slightly heart wrenching Bengali drama on YouTube that shines a light on disorders like autism. It was the... Read more »

Amethi farmer gets free liver transplant

Lucknow, Nov 6 (IANS) A poor farmer from the Amethi district got a free liver transplant after the department of surgical gastroenterology at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) here played good samaritan... Read more »

Selfitis patients begin to trickle into UP’s SGPIMS

By Amita Verma  Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) Do you get depressed if your post on the social media does not get enough ‘likes’? Do you want to post every moment of your... Read more »

People begin to collapse as air quality worsens in Lucknow

Lucknow, Nov 3 (IANS) Seven-year-old Disha was climbing the stairs in her house in Gomti Nagar on Saturday when she suddenly started gasping for breath and collapsed. Her father rushed her to... Read more »

Want to be fit? Workout before breakfast

London, Oct 18 (IANS) Fitness enthusiasts, take a note! Researchers have found that working out before breakfast could increase health benefits of exercise. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology... Read more »

Ministry of Health launches ‘Mission 2023’

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the ‘World Health Organization (WHO) India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019-2023: A Time of Transition programme in New... Read more »

Mental health queries grow from small-town India

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been a whopping 88 per cent growth in mental health queries in India this year and more people from smaller cities and towns are now... Read more »

India biggest success story among malaria-endemic countries

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India has been the biggest success story amongst malaria endemic countries in the world in bringing down malaria cases and deaths, which have declined by 49.09 per... Read more »