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Landmark experiment wipes out over 80 pc mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and Zika

Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.

16 Jul 2018 10:07 AM

Everything you need to know about iron deficiency – the underrated health hazard

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies prevalent in our country.

02 Jul 2018 8:53 PM

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

DNAs of deadly strains of plague, dysentery and cholera were also decoded to better understand some of world’s most dangerous diseases.

07 Jun 2018 9:14 AM

Here’s what scientists know today about Zika and its effect on foetuses

Zika began spreading in Brazil in April 2015 and the country saw more than 260,000 probable cases in 2016, according to Health Ministry.

06 Jun 2018 10:25 AM

Kick The Butt Not The Bucket

On World No Tobacco day, smokers and doctors share the best way to quit the harmful habit.

31 May 2018 1:17 AM

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WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months

The plan also sets out targets for the disease response, including that 100 percent of new cases should come from known contacts.

30 May 2018 9:22 AM

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes

Even a little bit of physical activity is important and beneficial.

24 May 2018 5:53 PM

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims

An important limitation of this present study is that the people who consumed eggs regularly were much more affluent.

22 May 2018 12:54 PM

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as WHO holds emergency meeting

The World Health Organization held an emergency meeting on Friday and called the risk to the public in Congo "very high".

18 May 2018 1:39 PM

Investment in NCD control leads to improvement in health, economy: WHO

If all countries use these interventions, the world would move significantly closer to reduce premature death by one-third by 2030.

17 May 2018 4:20 PM

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Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia:study

There are about 10 million new dementia cases each year.

17 May 2018 10:42 AM

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak

Health Ministry said vaccinations would start at weekend, first time vaccine would come into use since it was developed two years ago.

17 May 2018 8:19 AM

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

World Health Organisation obtained 4,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine and was preparing for deployment in Congo.

15 May 2018 10:08 AM

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up.

15 May 2018 9:38 AM

17 deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed

It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name.

09 May 2018 8:29 AM

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Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets

Latest World Health Organization (WHO) data show that 216 million people were infected last year with the malaria parasite.

07 May 2018 8:21 AM

Here's who is primarily responsible for dengue transmission

The World Health Organization currently focuses disease surveillance efforts on detecting outbreaks.

05 May 2018 1:49 PM

Irrfan Khan diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor: Everything on condition

Revelation comes after a few weeks, when he had said that he has a “rare disease” and will open up about it soon.

16 Mar 2018 5:35 PM

Women with bigger waist and hips have higher heart attack risk

Preventative steps to avoid or reduce belly fat include a heart healthy diet such as plant based with limited carbs and sweets.

13 Mar 2018 10:21 AM

Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation

According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 million girls, women have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, Middle East, Asia.

10 Mar 2018 2:27 PM

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