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80 adolescents a day will still die of A

New York, Nov 30 (IBNS): By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

Indian legends and icons from various fi

Kolkata, Nov 29 (IBNS): Sachetonota- Eradication and Awareness for Thalassaemia free India at the Science City Auditorium was held  to launched to start the campaign.

Baranagar club holds free medical camp f

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IBNS): Melamesha, a club of 57 years standing, recently organised a free medical health checkup in Baranagar, a town to the north of Kolkata.

Baranagar club holds free medical camp f

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IBNS): Melamesha, a club of 57 years standing, recently organised a free medical health checkup in Baranagar, a town to the north of Kolkata.

Better housing means better health and w

New York, Nov 28 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on Tuesday, highlighting that better homes, invariably lead to better standards of health and overall well-being.

Yoga linked to improved body satisfactio

New York, Nov 27 (IBNS): Body dissatisfaction is highly prevalent among young adults and often leads to severe adverse health consequences, including disordered eating, weight gain over time and poor psychological health.

Study shows obesity increases asthma ris

New York, Nov 26 (IBNS): Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children’s Health System. 

Classroom friendships may offset effects

New York, Nov 25 (IBNS): Angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, noncompliant and revengeful behavior that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures.


Emotional abuse may be linked with menop 25-Nov-2018
Sperm count 50% lower in sons of fathers

London, Nov 25 (IBNS): Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. 

Occupational health study links air poll

London, Nov 24 (IBNS): University of Stirling experts have discovered new evidence of the link between air pollution and cancer as part of a new occupational health study.

DR Congo violence puts Ebola humanitaria

New York, Nov 21 (IBNS): A spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned any violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that could slow down the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in the vast country’s north-east, following an attack on a UN base and nearby hotels housing UN staff, in the city of Beni on Friday.

Indian Navy sets up a free health screen

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IBNS): Indian Navy is conducting a Free Health Screening Camp for the children of Government Co-Ed Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Site 2, Sector 6, Dwarka from 19 to 22 Nov 18.

First successful minimally invasive card

Barasat, Nov 20 (IBNS): First Successful Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery in North 24 Parganas performed at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital.

Errors and negligence by doctors was a k

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IBNS): Medicon International 2018, recently organised in Kolkata, focused mainly on involving people from the medical fraternity, such as general physicians, post graduates and specialists. 

UN health agency launches action plan as

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria are not being met, says the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 World malaria report, released on Monday.

WHO and partners launch new country-led

New York, Nov 19 (IBNS): Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018.

Medicine of late has been compartmentali

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IBNS): Amid rising concern in the healthcare sector, renowned physician Prof. F.E. Udwadia on Saturday said that medicine now a days has unfortunately been compartmentalised where doctors look at parts of a patient not whole. 

What is the essence of the blood sugar t

The measurement of the amount of glucose or sugar in the blood is done through a procedure which is known as the blood sugar test. The doctor can ask to get the test done to help in the diagnosis of diabetes. People with diabetes can use the test to manage the condition and keep it under check. The blood sugar tests offer fast results and let the individual know of the following:

Farmers on the frontline in battle again

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that as some 700,000 people are dying each year from antimicrobial resistant infections, an untold number of sick animals are also suffering from diseases that do not respond to treatment.

‘Make healthy choices’ urges UN agen

New York, Nov 15 (IBNS): The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain.”

Uzbekistan to develop Healthcare System

Tashkent, Nov 14 (IBNS) The most low-cost and effective way of preventing diseases is to promote a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition. Unfortunately, due to a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition, half of the population of Uzbekistan is overweight, 46 percent have high blood cholesterol, and 31 percent have high blood pressure.

World Diabetes Day 2018 focuses on famil

Kolkata,  Nov 14 (IBNS): Risk of heart attacks and strokes are up to three times more likely in people with diabetes, said doctors as the world observes the World Diabetes Day (WDD) on Nov 14 with the World Health Organisation (WHO) stressing on the role of family to curb its scourge.

Government must ‘secure’ polls in ke

New York, Nov 14 (IBNS): With key national elections due next month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups in the east of the country still threaten to derail the vote, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

‘Strongest evidence yet’ that being

Sydney, Nov 13 (IBNS): New research released today from the University of South Australia and University of Exeter in the UK has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.

Antimicrobial resistance a 'global healt

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): By 2050, some five million people could die each year in Asia alone due to resistance to antibiotic medicines or antimicrobials, according to UN agencies.

Pneumonia and diarrhoea, major cause of

Kolkata, Nov 12 (IBNS):  Of all the killer diseases that cause loss of life in children globally, pneumonia is a major reason for death, claiming nearly one of every four deaths in children under the age of five in 2016 with India witnessing over 1.5 lakh mortality in the same year from the scourge.

Pulmonary TB can be cured with shorter t

New York , Nov 11 (IBNS): Almost half of the nearly 10 million patients with active tuberculosis each year could potentially be cured with significantly shorter treatments than current guidelines recommend, a new analysis from UC San Francisco has found. The results suggest targeted therapies could be more effective in treating TB, which killed an estimated 1.3 million people around the world last year. 

Brain signature of depressed mood unveil

New York, Nov 11 (IBNS): Most of us have had moments when we’re feeling down – maybe we can’t stop thinking about our worst mistakes, or our most embarrassing memories – but for some, these poor mood states can be relentless and even debilitating. 

Assam : 16 newborns die in Jorhat Medica

Guwahati, Nov 10 (IBNS): Assam government has sent a team of medical expert to Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH) following the deaths of at least 16 infants within a week in a government run hospital.


Sleep disturbances have negative impact

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): Sleep disturbances have a strong negative impact on the immune system of people who have recently lost a spouse, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Rice University.

Facial exercise speeds Botox's wrinkle r

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): For people who can’t wait the three or four days for the wrinkle smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to kick in, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows facial exercise after the injections speeds the change in appearance by about one day. 

First study to show genotype may make so

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS): A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a new study from Penn State University and Northwestern Medicine.

Children’s sleep not significantly aff

London, Nov 9 (IBNS): Screen-time has little impact on children’s sleep, according to new Oxford University research.

Violence in childhood leads to accelerat

Washington, Nov 9 (IBNS): A study led by the University of Washington finds that children who are exposed to  violence tend to age faster.

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo conflict zone

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Poor diets threaten health more than mal

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food.

Frontline workers vaccinated in Uganda o

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO), and Ugandan Ministry of Health, have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border.

Risk factors of type 2 diabetes and card

London, Nov 7 (IBNS): Risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease accumulate in children who have poor aerobic fitness, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Exercise, diet and wellness apps are pow

London, Nov 7 (IBNS): Young people can judge which health-related apps are relevant to their age and bodies, source appropriate digital content and dismiss app content that might be harmful to them – a new study reveals. 

Polio-free awareness car rally held in K

Kolkata, Nov 5 (IBNS): Rotary District 3291 and different Rotary clubs brought out a car rally for the cause Polio free India recently starting from Kolkata's Rotary Sadan area.

Seven in eight children’s tonsillectom

London, Nov 6 (IBNS): Seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation, according to a new study.

Potential markers identified for early d

London, Nov 4 (IBNS): Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, claiming 700,000 lives each year.

Genetic factors tied to obesity may prot

London, Nov 4 (IBNS): Some genetic variations associated with obesity actually protect against Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, new findings suggest.

Treatment for moderately high blood pres

London, Nov 3 (IBNS): The largest study of people with mild hypertension shows that medical treatment may not be worthwhile in those who are at low risk of heart attack and stroke.

Group therapy most effective treatment f

London, Nov 3 (BNS): Group-based talking therapies shown to be most effective treatment for young people with anxiety disorders

Zika Virus strain that causes microcepha

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IBNS): Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Department of Health Research is in the forefront of advanced research in virology and the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV) is at par with leading scientific establishments across the world. ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced 5 Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak.

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