April 1, 2010
Even as shortage of drinking water is getting severe by the day in Kuttanad, the threat of a cholera outbreak has added to the water-logged region's woes.In May 2009, there was an outbreak o...
March 19, 2010
Natural remedies like Scarlet Leadwort and Ajwain were providing clues for developing drugs with the capacity to kill adult filarial worms, said Nisha Mathew, a scientist of the Vector Control Res...
January 6, 2010
Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who drink more than 2.25 cups of regular coffee daily have milder liver fibrosis, a new study has found.Researchers from the National Institute...
December 29, 2009
It is too early to declare that the swine flu pandemic has peaked worldwide and many more people could become sick with the virus this winter, the head of the World Health Organisation said...
December 22, 2009
A new drug on the threshold of final testing in humans may be more potent and safer for treating the deadly bird flu than the antiviral drug Tamiflu, scientists have found.Known as T-705, t...
December 13, 2009
Even a month after it was first noticed, the authorities are finding it difficult to contain the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) out break in the district. FMD which was restricted to the low lying,...
November 30, 2009
Homeo Call: The virus plays havoc with the body and the pain may persist for months
November 14, 2009
While winter is usually the season for colds, coughs and other viral fevers, the city is already in the grip of viral fevers that are vector- borne. Chikungunya and Dengue are rampant in the city...
October 31, 2009
The condition of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is suffering from swine flu, has improved overnight, doctors attending on him said on Saturday.
“His temperature has st...
October 30, 2009
Modi, who had showed symptoms of cough, cold and fever, had insisted on the H1N1 test.
March 24, 2010
Avian influenza remains a threat to human health despite a decline in cases since a peak in 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday.The WHO noted that so far this year...
January 16, 2010
Three persons have died and over 30 people have been admitted to the Vedaranyam Government Hospital (GH) following complications caused by a viral fever reported from a few villages here. Of the 3...
January 2, 2010
Three suspected swine flu patients, including two women, on Saturday died in Civil Hospital here, where they were admitted with flu-like symptoms.
The deceased were identified as Param...
December 25, 2009
In a breakthrough, Australian scientists have claimed to have found a new way to control dengue fever that kills over 40,000 people worldwide every year.The team of researchers from Univers...
December 14, 2009
The government will adopt a three-pronged strategy, including an “election type” house-to-house campaign, to contain Japanese Encephalitis (JE) infection that claimed 560 lives in Utta...
December 1, 2009
Three more children succumbed to encephalitis here, taking the toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh districts to 545 so far this year.Additional Director, Health, L P Rawat sa...
November 28, 2009
The death of four persons in less than 24 hours, allegedly due to viral fevers, led to dramatic developments and hurling of accusations and charges against each other by the leaders of the ruling...
October 31, 2009
The message from health officials this season is not to panic when you have a fever. This is indeed, a ‘season of fevers’ and fever could be an indication of a large number of problems...
October 30, 2009
With the death of a dengue patient in a local hospital here, the toll due to the disease has risen to eight in Madhya Pradesh since its outbreak late last month in various parts of the State...
October 26, 2009
With the death of a 30-year-old woman, the Swine flu toll in the city has gone up to 91, health officials said on Monday.
The woman died on Sunday night, they said.