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Sale of Tibetan pill used to prevent infectious diseases stopped

Dharamsala, Feb 21 | In the wake of directions from the health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the...

Polish children biggest consumers of sugar in Europe

Warsaw, Feb 21 | Polish children are the biggest consumers of sugar in Europe with those under 10 eating 95 grams per day, or...

Drink tart cherry juice to improve exercise performance

Toronto, Feb 20 | Tart cherry juice is known for reducing strength loss and improving muscle recovery after intensive exercise, and now researchers have...

Higher fruits intake linked to fewer menopausal symptoms

New York, Feb 20 | A healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways,...

Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 | In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for...

Czech Republic confirms second bird flu outbreak

Prague, Feb 18 | The Czech Ministry of Agriculture on Monday confirmed the second outbreak of avian influenza this year in the central Czech...

50% of all surgeries will be robot-assisted by 2025: L&T

Bengaluru, Feb 17 | Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) expects almost 50 per cent of all surgeries to be robot-assisted by...

Common acid reflux drug may reduce preterm birth

New York, Feb 16 | Researchers have found that Lansoprazole, an over-the-counter acid reflux drug that is often taken by pregnant women, may be...

Vitamin E safe for fatty liver in HIV patients: Study

Toronto, Feb 16 | A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, researchers...

Chinese FM meets WHO chief in Germany (Lead)

Munich, Feb 16 | Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus here...

Centre working to eliminate turberculosis by 2025

Kolkata, Feb 15 | The central government is working to eradicate tuberculosis from India by 2015 besides taking active measures to eliminate diseases like...

Green tea plus exercise may reduce fatty liver disease

New York, Feb 15 | People suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may benefit from regular exercise and replacing high-calorie beverages with decaffeinated, diet...

IIT Kharagpur identifies new areas of use for existing drugs

Kolkata, Feb 14 | Researchers from the School of Medical Science and Technology (SMST) at IIT Kharagpur have identified new drug repurposing candidates -...

Having sex with 10 or more people ups cancer risk

London, Feb 14 | Having sex with 10 or more partners over a lifetime inked to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with cancer,...

Ministers hold 2nd meet to review coronavirus preparedness

New Delhi, Feb 13 | A Group of Ministers (GoM) formed to review, monitor and evaluate the preparedness and steps taken to prevent and...

Jaishankar assures help for Indians on quarantined Japan ship

New Delhi, Feb 13 | With two Indians confirmed to have been infected with the deadly coronavirus aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise...

Breast milk boosts brain development in babies

New York, Feb 13 | With maternal factors, such as breast milk, having been shown to affect a baby's development, now researchers have found...

Shingles vaccine may also avert stroke risk

New York, Feb 12 | Shingles, a viral infection caused by the chickenpox virus, is linked to an increased risk of stroke, but researchers...

Taller men may have lower dementia risk in old age :...

London, Feb 12 | Men who are taller in young adulthood may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, according to a...

Prolonged sitting linked to depression risk in adolescents

London, Feb 12 | Young people who spend too much time sitting still are at an increased risk of depression, researchers have warned.The study,...

China nCov death toll reaches 1,113

Beijing, Feb 12 | Chinese health authorities Wednesday said it received reports of 2,015 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 97 deaths...

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy ups ADHD risk

London, Feb 11 | Prenatal factors such as vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, can influence the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say...

10,607 dengue cases in SL last month

Colombo, Feb 11 | Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said Tuesday that 10,607 dengue cases were reported from across the country last month, a 90...

Bird flu outbreak reported in central Vietnam

Hanoi, Feb 11 | Vietnam's central Thanh Hoa province has reported a bird flu outbreak, leading to authorities to cull more than 23,000 mostly...

Coronavirus claims over 1,000 lives in China

Beijing, Feb 11 | The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has exceeded 1,000, authorities said on Tuesday, while the...

New technique to improve melanoma detection, treatment

Sydney, Feb 10 | Combining three assays together, researchers have developed a new way to spot melanoma skin cancer cells circulating in the...

Coronavirus toll crosses 900 in China, over 40,000 infected

Beijing, Feb 10 | The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has claimed over 900 lives in China, authorities said on Monday, while the number...

Taiwan reports 1st coronavirus infection without symptoms

Taipei, Feb 10 | Taiwan has confirmed the 18th novel coronavirus pneumonia case, also the first without symptoms, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said. The...

Chinese Premier calls for research to combat coronavirus

Beijing, Feb 10 | Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has emphasised on the role of scientific research to win the battle against the novel coronavirus...

Coronavirus test report possible in 15 minutes

Beijing, Feb 9 | A new test kit to detect coronavirus, that takes just 15 minutes, has been developed at Tianjin University of China....

Coronavirus death toll hits 811, over 37,000 infected

Beijing, Feb 9 | The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 811, authorities said on Sunday, while...

Coronavirus: 138 under observation in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Feb 8 | The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Services Department has kept under observation 138 persons across the state in the wake...

Supercharging cancer cells mutation rate can create vaccine

London, Feb 8 | Supercharging the mutation rate in cancer cells can create a powerful vaccine that is able to boost the effectiveness of...

Portable smartphone lab may diagnose NCoV in a jiffy

New York, Feb 8 | Engineers from Ohio's University of Cincinnati, including one of Indian origin, have created a tiny portable lab that plugs...

Coronavirus death toll reaches 722, over 34,000 infected

Beijing, Feb 8 | The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 722, authorities said on Saturday, while the...

Indians on cruise ship quarantined off Japan

New Delhi, Feb 8 | Several Indian crew members and passengers on board a cruise ship have been quarantined off Japan because of the...

J&K adds to govt hospital list of free drugs, diagnostics

Jammu, Feb 7 | The Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education Department on Friday ordered an addition to the list of Drugs and...

Coronavirus: Kerala lifts state of emergency

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 | With three cases of coronavirus being announced last week, the Kerala government had announced a state calamity, but on Friday,...

India offered to evacuate people from all neighbouring countries from Wuhan:...

New Delhi, Feb 7 | India had offered to evacuate people from all the neighbouring countries while bringing back Indian students from the Chinese...

Situation on coronavirus under control: Health Secy

New Delhi, Feb 7 | The situation over the novel coronavirus is under control in the country and is being regularly monitored by the...

Coronavirus: Manipur, Mizoram impose ban on Chinese imports

Imphal/Aizawl, Feb 7 | Amid fears over the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) across the country, Manipur and Mizoram governments have imposed restrictions on imports of...

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 636 in China (Lead)

Beijing, Feb 7 | The death toll due to the fast-spreading novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 636, authorities said on Friday,...

Coronavirus: 69 more deaths reported in China’s Hubei

Wuhan, Feb 7 | China's Hubei Province has reported 2,447 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 69 more deaths, local health authorities...

5 coronavirus-infected children cured in China’s Wuhan

Wuhan, Feb 7 | Five children infected with the novel coronavirus have been cured and discharged from a hospital in Wuhan, capital of central...

US preparing to battle coronavirus as if it’s a ‘pandemic’, 12...

Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Feb 6 | Confirming 12 cases of coronavirus in the US, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

3,694 new cases of coronavirus in China, 73 new deaths

Beijing, Feb 6 | Chinese health authorities on Thursday said it received reports of 3,694 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 73...

2,987 new cases of coronavirus infection reported in Hubei

Wuhan, Feb 6 | Central China's Hubei Province reported 2,987 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 70 new deaths on Wednesday, local...

21 countries donate medical supplies to China: spokesperson

Beijing, Feb 6 | A total of 21 countries and the United Nations Children's Fund have donated epidemic prevention and control supplies to China,...

Novel Coronavirus: People without symptoms can be infected too

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi/Beijing, Feb 5 | A person infected with the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV, may not necessarily show any symptoms at all,...

Over 5000 under surveillance for coronavirus: Centre

New Delhi, Feb 5 | The Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare, on Wednesday, said that 5123 people were under home surveillance as...

Business

Direct listing by Indian firms abroad by FY21 Q1

By Subhash NarayanNew Delhi, Feb 22 | In yet another move towards fuller capital account convertibility, the government proposes to throw open the doors...