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Dry eye disease likely to hit 275 millio

Hyderabad, Feb 28 (UNI/IBNS) Dry Eye Disease is likely to be affect the 45 per cent or nearly half of India’s urban population by the year 2030, roughly translating to a staggering 275 million people, Hyderabad-based LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) said in its research study report on Dry Eye Disease here on Thursday.

AYUSH Minister to lay foundation stone f

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik will lay foundation stone for National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) at Ghaziabad on Thursday in the august presence of General V. K. Singh, Union Minister of State for External Affairs.

Swine flu claims three more lives in Guj

Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (UNI) Three deaths due to swine flu took place in Gujarat on Tuesday taking the cumulative figure of mortality caused due to H1N1 over 83.

Ministry of AYUSH and WHO working group

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IBNS): Ministry of AYUSH and WHO are jointly organizing a three days Working Group Meeting for reviewing the WHO document “Benchmarks for Training in Yoga” from 26-28 February, 2019 at New Delhi. 

Carrots and cartoons could be the secret

New York, Feb 25 (IBNS): Want to get your child to eat more vegetables? It could be as easy as peeling a carrot and sitting them in front of the TV, according to new Deakin University research.

Humble vitamin C tablet key to Deakin di

New York, Feb 25 (IBNS): A new study from Deakin University has found that taking 500mg of vitamin C twice daily can help those with type 2 diabetes by lowering elevated blood sugar levels across the day and minimising spikes in blood sugar after meals.

Deakin study shows city walkability can

New York, Feb 25 (IBNS): Promoting 'walkability' in city neighbourhoods is a key way to reduce health inequality between the rich and poor, according to new Deakin University research.

WHO Goodwill Ambassador Big B welcomes I

Mumbai/Kolkata, Feb 25 (IBNS):  The World Health Organization and its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region, Amitabh Bachchan, have welcomed India’s national action plan for viral hepatitis which aims to reach life-saving drugs and diagnostics to over 50 million affected people across the country.

Essilor Vision Foundation, ARCOD, India

Chennai, Feb 25 (IBNS)  More than 300 children and 200 caregivers (parents and guardians) of Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu have benefited from a vision screening initiative by Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) in association with ARCOD and India Vision Institute (IVI).

Pregnant, nursing women can now be given

New York, Feb 22 (IBNS): Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.

Spending on health increase faster than

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): Spending on health is outpacing the rest of the global economy, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Push-up capacity linked with lower incid

Boston, Feb 20 (IBNS): Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes—including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure—during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do less than 10 push-ups during the baseline exam.

Smoking habit may limit body’s ability

London, Feb 20 (IBNS): Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK.

Diet drinks may be associated with strok

New York, Feb 16 (IBNS): Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries, according to research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Novel software offers possible reduction

New York, Feb 16 (IBNS): Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ.

A newly discovered gene governs the need

Philadelphia, Feb 16 (IBNS): Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology’s most enduring mysteries.

Country origin ‘best predictor of outc

New York, Feb 16 (IBNS):Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Women should be offered a choice of trea

London, Feb 15 (IBNS): Women experiencing miscarriage should be offered a choice in the treatment they receive, argues a new study from the University of Warwick that compares all treatment options for the first time.

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year,

New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

With age comes hearing loss and a greate

Washington, Feb 13 (IBNS): Hearing impairment is a common consequence of advancing age.

‘Shared responsibility’ to stop 420,

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): Each year, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals cause more than 600 million people to fall ill, and 420,000 to die worldwide, prompting a call from world leaders on Tuesday for greater international cooperation to make the food chain safer.

UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling new guidelines to help address the problem.

Researchers identify novel molecular mec

New York, Feb 12 (IBNS): Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have identified a novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Bandel Church in West Bengal marks `Worl

Bandel, West Bengal, Feb 12 (IBNS): A three-day celebration for the 27th `World Day of the Sick’ (WDS) concluded yesterday at the historic 420-year-old Marian Basilica in Bandel, West Bengal, with prayers for healing as well as anointing of some fifty sick people besides unveiling of a commemorative mural.

Higher sodium intake associated with inc

Boston, Feb 11 (IBNS):  Lightheadedness with standing, otherwise known as postural lightheadedness, results from a gravitational drop in blood pressure and is common among adults.

‘End the ongoing atrocities’ against

New York, Feb 9 (IBNS): After a recent "savage” killing and the abduction of a one-year-old baby in Malawi, United Nations experts have urged the Government to take immediate action to protect people with albinism and “end the ongoing atrocities”.

Sleep apnoea creates gaps in life memori

New York, Feb 9 (IBNS): People with sleep apnoea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown.

Measles in Europe: infection rates highe

New York, Feb 8 (IBNS): Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new datapublished on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Food choices today, impact health of bot

New York, Feb 7 (IBNS): The food we eat has huge potential to improve both human health and environmental sustainability, but too often today it is posing a threat to both people and planet, according to a new report by the EAT-Lancet Commission, launched on Tuesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Research on chickenpox virus paves way f

Toronto, Feb 6 (IBNS): A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba has brought science one step closer to using the chickenpox virus to develop a vaccine against HIV.

Study links psoriasis treatment and impr

Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. The findings highlight how immunotherapies that treat inflammatory conditions might play a role in the reduction of cardiovascular disease risks. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, appears online today in the journal Cardiovascular Research.

J P Nadda inaugurates Ayushman Bharat PM

Kolkata/New Delhi, Feb 5 (IBNS): Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J. P. Nadda on Tuesday inaugurated the newly constituted National Health Authority (NHA) by inaugurating the office of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya (AB PM-JAY). 

World Cancer Day: Early cervical cancer

New York, Feb 5 (IBNS): Cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 women every year, with one woman diagnosed every minute, despite the fact that it is one of the most preventable and curable forms of the disease.

Exercise is best defense against deep ab

Dallas, Feb 4 (IBNS): Scientists know that the type of fat you can measure with a tape isn’t the most dangerous. But what is the most effective way to fight internal, visceral fat that you cannot see or feel? The answer is exercise.

Fathers are happier parents than mothers

A study of 18,000 people shows that fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers.

Every cancer survivor deserves a good ni

New York, Feb 2 (IBNS): Dr. Sheila Garland and a team of researchers at Memorial University’s Sleep, Health and Wellness Lab are seeking participants interested in sleeping and living better after cancer treatment.

E-Cigarettes need stronger regulations t

New York, Feb 2 (IBNS): The dramatic rise of teens who use electronic cigarettes threatens to unravel five decades of public health gains regarding tobacco use, as evidence shows these teens are significantly more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Scientists find new, giant bacterial vir

New York, Feb 2 (IBNS): A new giant virus that infects bacteria commonly found in the human gut has been discovered by an international team led by researchers from UCL and UC Berkeley.

Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest E

New York, Feb 2 (IBNS): “Brave” UN teams and partners leading the fight against deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) along with Government authorities and peacekeepers there, have been key in helping protect communities, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday, six months after the latest outbreak began.

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery – with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals.

IIT Kharagpur to set-up an MSME Hub for

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IBNS): Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is going to set-up an Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Hub for Healthcare Technologies in collaboration with Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). The initiative will be aligned with the upcoming 400-bed super specialty hospital at IIT Kharagpur.

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