Sunday, September 24, 2023


Study shows our gut microbes may determine bone health

NEW YORK: Our gut microbiome may have a role to play in our bone health and ward off the risk of osteoporosis and fractures, suggests a study.

Dengue alarm in Kolkata: Number of affected persons in city increase by 1,012 in last 10 days

KOLKATA: Dengue situation in Kolkata seems to be taking an alarming turn with as many as 1,012 fresh cases of the virus surfacing in the last 10 days.

Ginger supplements can be beneficial in treating autoimmune diseases: Study

NEW YORK: Ginger supplements can play an important role in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases, a new study has found.

World leaders commit to end tuberculosis by 2030 at UN high-level meeting

UNITED NATIONS: World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly's high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis (TB) have approved a political declaration to advance efforts to end the disease by 2030.

Traumatic brain injury may raise risk of heart diseases: Study

NEW YORK: Under-recognised traumatic brain injury (TBI) may elevate the risk of both cardiovascular and cognitive dysfunction, a new study has revealed.

Prior psychological, respiratory issues may double up long Covid risk

LONDON: The risk of long Covid after a mild infection is about double among people who, before their Covid-19 infection, had been diagnosed as having psychological, respiratory, or general or unspecified health problems, according to a study.

Decoded: How toxic proteins accumulate in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's?

NEW YORK: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified how tau protein -- part of the brain's infrastructure -- gets knotted up into tangles and turns toxic in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain diseases.

Scientists develop robot to maneuver through living lung tissue

NEW YORK: Scientists have developed a robot that can autonomously traverse human lungs, enabling physicians to reach tumours that are extremely small and hide deep within tissues.

Israel to start vaccinations against new Omicron substrains

JERUSALEM: Israel will soon start vaccinations against new Omicron substrains of Covid-19, the Health Ministry has announced in a statement.

Over 2 bn people exposed to at least one day of wildfire smoke: Study

SYDNEY: More than 2 billion people are exposed to at least one day of potentially health-impacting environmental hazard annually -- a figure that has increased by 6.8 per cent in the last 10 years, according to alarming results from the study of two decades of global smoke pollution.

Bangladesh records 21 dengue deaths, highest in single day this year

DHAKA: Bangladesh has registered 21 dengue fatalities, highest in a single day this year, the Health Ministry said.

Nipah scare at Kozhikode on the wane as more samples test negative

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Coming as a relief, 24 more samples tested negative for Nipah in Kerala Kozhikode which reported two deaths from the virus last week, officials said on Thursday.

Rajkot's heart health crisis: Three under age 45 succumb to heart attacks

RAJKOT: Heart attacks have claimed the lives of three individuals, all under the age of 45 in Gujarat's Rajkot.

8,000 PMC employees on strike amid dengue outbreak in Patna

PATNA: Amid dengue outbreak, a total of 8,000 contractual employees of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), on Thursday, went on an indefinite strike demanding fulfillment of their various demands.

US govt announces $600 mn in Covid tests manufacture

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of $600 million in the manufacture of new at-home Covid-19 tests and will deliver the tests for free to households across the country.

UP: Directives to students as dengue cases on the rise

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh basic education department has directed students to wear full-sleeved shirts and trousers, in view of the rising dengue cases.

Class 9 student in UP dies of heart attack in class

LUCKNOW: A class 9 student of a Lucknow school collapsed due to a suspected heart attack in the classroom and was later declared dead on arrival in the hospital.

26 kids fall ill after consuming milk in mid-day meal at UP school

Karnataka to ban hookah bars, raise minimum age for smoking to 21

BENGALURU: Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao and Sports and Youth Services Minister B. Nagendra on Tuesday announced action will be taken to ban hookah bars in the state.

India can avert 4.6 mn deaths by 2040 with better hypertension control: WHO

NEW DELHI: Better hypertension control can help avert a whopping 4.6 million deaths due to high blood pressure in India, according to a World health Organisation report.

People above age 65 urged to take top-up boosters as Covid rises in UK

LONDON: As Pirola, the new mutation of Omicron strain of Covid-19, worries health experts, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has asked senior citizens above age 65 to immediately get their top-up booster jabs.

Cell therapy can cut death risk from Covid-19 by 60%: Study

NEW DELHI: The use of cell therapy to treat COVID-19 patients can reduce the risk of death from the disease by 60 per cent, according to a new study.

Passenger on IndiGo flight from Jabalpur dies of heart attack

BHOPAL: An passenger on IndiGo's Jabalpur-New Delhi flight on Monday allegedly suffered cardiac arrest and died onboard, officials said.

Over 80 children of tribal hostel in MP's Jabalpur suffer food poisoning

BHOPAL: At least 80 children of the Eklavya tribal hostel located in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district were suffered food poisoning after having dinner, officials said.

Suicide risks higher among cancer patients within 2 years of diagnosis: Survey

TOKYO: Cancer patients face a risk approximately 1.8 times higher of taking their own lives within two years of diagnosis compared to the general population, a survey by a research team with the Japanese health ministry has found.

No Nipah case reported for third day in Kozhikode

KERALA: For the third consecutive day, no new case of Nipah has been reported in Kozhikode city of Kerala, where six positive cases have been reported so far.

Study calculates carbon footprint of a hospital bed

TORONTO: One hospital bed is roughly equivalent to the carbon footprint of five Canadian households, according to a first-of-its-kind study to calculate the environmental footprint of hospitals.

Deadly bacterial infection affects 2 in US post lung transplant: CDC

NEW YORK: Two people in the US, who underwent lung transplantation, have been infected with a deadly bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Covid origins probe: WHO 'willing' to send mission if China cooperates

NEW DELHI: Amid recent surge in Covid-19 cases globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is "willing" to send another mission to China to probe the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus’ origin, if the country will cooperate, according to a media report.

Women less likely to be given CPR than men in public places: Study

TORONTO: Bystanders are less likely to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to women than men, particularly if the emergency takes place in a public area, according to research presented at the ongoing European Emergency Medicine Congress in Spain on Monday.

Soon a cure for a dangerous pregnancy complication

TORONTO: In a significant breakthrough, Canadian researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have made groundbreaking progress towards identifying the root cause and potential therapy for preeclampsia, which so far has no cure.

Six hospitals in floods-hit Derna resume service: Libyan official

TRIPOLI: Othman Abdul Jalil, Health minister of Libya's eastern-based government, has announced that services had resumed in six hospitals in the city of Derna, a week after deadly floods hit eastern part of the country.

Researchers find characteristics specific to people with OCD

TORONTO: Intrusive thoughts of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD are more frequent, last longer and create a need to act on the compulsion in order to neutralise their thoughts, finds a study.

Study shows neonatal kidney transplantation a solution for organ shortage

LONDON: Neonatal kidney transplantation can offer a 'game-changing' solution to the pressing organ shortage crisis, suggests a study.

'Shooter Dadi' Prakashi Tomar hospitalised, condition critical

LUCKNOW: Baghpat-based 'shooter dadi' Prakashi Tomar, 88, has been admitted to a private hospital in Noida after she fell ill.

Nipah outbreak: No new case in Kerala, 42 samples test negative

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Sunday confirmed that no fresh Nipah cases have been reported in the state. She also said that the 42 samples that were collected from people, including those of high-risk category, were reported negative.

Delhi docs say close monitoring of new variants is their top priority

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of cases of the new Omicron sub-variants BA.2.86 (Pirola) and EG. 5.1 (Eris) in several countries, experts here on Friday expressed concern over the new variants and emphasized continuous monitoring in the country.

26-yr-old man dies of heart attack while running on treadmill at Ghaziabad gym

GHAZIABAD: A shocking video from Ghaziabad has surfaced, in which a young man was seen collapsing in a gym while running on a treadmill.

Covid's saga of new variants tells us that it's not going to go away

NEW DELHI: Although the World Health Organization (WHO) in May declared that the Covid pandemic is no longer a public health emergency, newer variants continue to emerge and drive infections.

Punjab Govt has eastablished new milestones in the field of health services: Balkar Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab's Local Government Minister, Balkar Singh, stated that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the state government is achieving new milestones in providing free, high-quality healthcare services to the people. Through 664 Aam Aadmi Clinics, more than 51 lakh people have accessed healthcare facilities so far.