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Choose kidney-friendly diet while underg

Bengaluru, May 29 (IBNS) DaVita Kidney Care (India) Pvt. Ltd, a leading provider of kidney care services in India, on the occasion of World Nutrition Day (May 28) emphasized the importance of a kidney-friendly diet while undergoing renal treatment.

Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hos

New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities.

New health board aims to break ‘cycle

New York, May 25 (IBNS): A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costin

New York, May 25 (IBNS): Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces.

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘ep

New York, May 24 (IBNS): The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Poverty compounding health challenges fo

Nerw York, May 23 (IBNS): Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, a new report by the United Nations agency which supports them, has found.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 10 in Ke

Thiruvanthapuram, May 22 (IBNS) :  Ten people have so far died of the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala as it sets the alarm bell ringing high in the state, media reports said on Tuesday.

At global health forum, UN officials cal

New York, May 22 (IBNS): Everyone, everywhere must have equal access to quality health care, said top United Nations officials on Monday, urging greater focus on comprehensive health and well-being.

Nipah virus claims three lives in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IBNS): A mysterious virus 'Nipah' has attacked Kerala's Kozhikode, which has claimed three lives from the same family, media reports said.

Union Health Minister asks NCDC Director

Thiruvnanthapuram, May 21 (IBNS): The Central government has rushed a team to Kerala to study the spread of the Nipah virus induced fever and take necessary steps to contain the virus, according to media reports on Monday.

Most deprived are more likely to develop

New York, May 18 (IBNS): Researchers analysed data from over 6000 adults born between 1902 and 1943 and found that the 20% most deprived adults were 50% more likely to develop dementia than the 20% least deprived adults.

Emergency meeting called as Ebola spread

New York, May 18 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: Ebola spreads to city from cou

Kinshasa, May 17 (IBNS): At least a new case has been registered as Ebola spread from countryside to a city in DR Congo, reports said on Thursday.

BM Birla Heart Research Centre is now o

Kolkata, May 17 (IBNS) In Western countries, TAVI has now become the most common go-to cardiac operation when it comes to minimally invasive surgical procedures for valve replacement, with almost 95% success rate, according to a top doctor at Kolkata's BM Birla Heart Research Centre which is now offering the advanced surgery.

Obese people more likely to smoke, says

New York, May 17 (IBNS): New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday.

Cabinet approves establishment of Nation

New Delhi, May 16 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. 

Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS

New Delhi, May 16 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar in Jharkhand. 

Circadian Rhythm disruption associated w

London, May 16 (IBNS):  Circadian rhythms, the natural variations in our behaviour and activity throughout a 24-hour period, are known to affect everything from hormones to eating habits.

UN health agency launches new diagnostic

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Although correctly identifying disease is essential for successful treatment, many have no way of accessing an accurate diagnosis, the United Nation health agency said on Tuesday, launching new tool to close this critical gap.

Eating right and keeping well during Ram

London,May 15 (IBNS):Swapping fried food for grilled goodness, ditching samosas, swerving sugar and salt, and spending nights drinking as much water as possible could help millions of Muslims across the globe tackle the challenges of Ramadan.

Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic in

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Inflammation can be good. It’s part of the body’s innate immune system, our first line of defense against illness and injury.

Job strain linked to onset of common men

Sydney, May 15 (IBNS): Workplaces that reduce job strain could prevent up to 14 percent of new cases of common mental illness from occurring, according to new research led by the Black Dog Institute.

UN health agency aims to save millions o

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart disease, according to the United Nations health agency.

Boosting the effects of Vitamin D to tac

New York, May 13 (IBNS): More than 27 million people in the United States are living with type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the population ages and a growing percentage of people become overweight or obese, that number is expected to increase.

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer

London, May 13 (IBNS): Research from the University of Warwick indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.

Nigeria: ‘Largest-ever’ outbreak of

New York, May 12 (IBNS): With the largest-ever outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever in Nigeria having been contained, continued vigilance is vital to deal with any flare-ups, the United Nations health agency warned on Friday.

DR Congo: UN prepared for ‘all scenari

New York, May 12 (IBNS): The chances of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) spreading across borders are low, said the United Nations health agency on Friday, although nine neighbouring countries remain on alert.

Breathing exercises can sharpen your min

Dublin, May 11 (IBNS): It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, strengthen our ability to focus on tasks. A new study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin explains for the first time the neurophysiological link between breathing and attention.

Kolkata: Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro

Kolkata, May 11 (IBNS): Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City organized a seminar at the Lincoln Room, American Centre in association with The Thalassaemia Society of India and American Centre entitled Red Alert Thalassaemia on the occasion of the World Thalassaemia Day recently.

UNICEF urges wealthy countries to encour

New York, May 11 (IBNS): Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, explaining that this gap could be addressed by better support for working mothers, and regulating sales of infant formula.

Robotic surgery embraced by more and mor

Mussoorie, May 10 (IBNS): Government hospitals and cancer institutes are increasingly adopting robotic surgery – a trend that shows that this advanced procedure is all set to grow in India.

Drug side effects could treat human hair

Manchester, May 9 (IBNS): A new drug could ease the distress of men and women who suffer from baldness, according to researchers from The University of Manchester’s Centre for Dermatology Research.

New Ebola outbreak confirmed in DR Congo

New York, May 9 (IBNS): Two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Government scientists there, prompting the UN health agency to immediately scale up its response.

Largest-ever global response to cholera

New York, May 8 (IBNS): The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recent deadly outbreaks of the water-borne disease.

Researchers develop 'comorbidity network

Sydney, May 7 (IBNS): Sydney researchers believe untapped medical records could be used to predict when a person is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Midwives ‘lead the way with quality ca

New York, May 5 (IBNS): Midwives are vital to driving sustainable development and key to helping mothers, and expectant-mothers, make informed, healthy choices, said the United Nations health agency’s chief nurse on Friday.

US nurse displays on FB how healthy lun

Washington, May 4 (IBNS): With large number of people still addicted to smoking, a US nurse decided to take a special step to show people the condition of their lungs.

Women who eat fast food take longer to b

Adelaide, May 4 (IBNS): Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute.

Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of s

New York, May 5 (IBNS): Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study.

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerativ

New York, May 4 (IBNS): As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate.

Mental health ‘neglected issue’ but

New York, May 4 (IBNS): Mental health remains one of the most neglected global health issues, even though it is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders, top United Nations officials have said at an event in London.

‘Walk in the Dark’ organised in Kolk

Kolkata, May 3 (IBNS): Over 550 people recently came together at Victoria Memorial, Kolkata’s iconic monument, to raise awareness about, and prevent, avoidable blindness.

Vitamin A deficiency puts 140 million ch

New York, May 3 (IBNS): More than 140 million children are at greater risk of illness, hearing loss, blindness and even death globally if urgent action is not taken to provide them with life-saving vitamin A supplements, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

Following five healthy lifestyle habits

New York, May 2 (IBNS):  Maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe pol

New York, May 2 (IBNS): Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

How city living could increase risk of m

New York, May 1 (IBNS): Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Study finds effects of diet on the start

London,May 1 (IBNS): In the first UK study examining the relationship between diet and the start of the menopause, researchers have found certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins.

Smoking, alcohol consumption increase li

New York, May 1 (IBNS): Lifetime risk is a useful method to quantify risk of atrial fibrillation over a person’s lifetime.

Carcass meat row: West Bengal police for

Kolkata, May 1 (IBNS): West Bengal Police have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to uproot the carcass and rotten meat rackets from the state, official said on Tuesday.

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