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China overtakes US for healthy lifespan: WHO data

Meanwhile U.S. life expectancy is falling.

30 May 2018 8:22 PM

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging Nipah virus

Infectious disease outbreaks can be a challenge in India

28 May 2018 8:35 PM

Working Indian population at growing risk of osteoarthritis

Here's how it develops.

28 May 2018 12:53 PM

Married couples share the risk of diabetes: Study

A man, whose wife had a BMI of 30, had a 21 per cent higher risk of developing diabetes than men whose wives had a BMI of 25.

23 May 2018 5:29 PM

World faces 'staggering' obesity challenge: Study

These numbers underline the staggering challenge the world will face in the future in terms of numbers of people who are obese.

23 May 2018 12:54 PM


10 die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals

The rare virus is spread by fruit bats.

23 May 2018 9:38 AM

Ozone exposure associated with higher risk of childhood asthma

Studies have shown that ozone depletes antioxidant activity and increases indications of inflammation in the respiratory tract fluid lining.

22 May 2018 8:52 AM

Alcohol, tobacco are biggest threat to human welfare

In contrast, researchers say use of illicit drugs was far less common.

11 May 2018 1:32 PM

Mass vaccinations can't prevent Ebola outbreaks

Here is what a new study has found.

10 May 2018 8:41 PM

Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

Saturated fat is found in foods from animal sources such as butter.

06 May 2018 9:20 AM


All you need to know about malaria

Also find out about the symptoms.

25 Apr 2018 3:27 PM

New product may cure dental cavities

Direct and indirect costs of treating dental cavities and related diseases have been a huge economic burden for individuals.

13 Apr 2018 6:28 PM

WHO stresses on prioritising universal health coverage

Some 65 million are pushed into extreme poverty, mainly due to paying out-of-pocket for medicines.

05 Apr 2018 3:08 PM

Yoga, Ayurveda: Key to wholesome wellness

The benefits derived from the expansion of yoga and Ayurveda are multifaceted.

01 Apr 2018 3:57 PM

Long-term antibiotic use harmful for women, study suggests

Taking antibiotics for two or more months was also associated with a 58 per cent higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

24 Mar 2018 1:07 PM


Low-quality trials behind popular diabetes combo pills in India

The concerning findings of this study suggests that Indian patients show explore other options for treating the health issue.

14 Mar 2018 3:34 PM

New drugs could help prevent hearing loss

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 360 million people worldwide, including 32 million children, suffer from hearing loss.

10 Mar 2018 4:34 PM

Suicide prevention: When words are at play

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidelines for news coverage of suicides.

05 Mar 2018 4:05 PM

'Frequent tracking may improve blood sugar conditions in diabetics'

The condition may also lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, amputations.

27 Feb 2018 9:11 PM

Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing: study

Heavy drinking should be recognised as a major risk factor for all types of dementia.

21 Feb 2018 3:21 PM