India led world in reducing malaria cases in 2017: WHO

New Delhi: India and 10 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for around 70 per cent of estimated malaria cases (151 million) and deaths (274,000) globally last year, with only India reporting progress in reducing its malaria cases when compared to 2016, the World Health Organization said Monday. India, a country that represents 4 per cent More...

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By Manish Sen On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Malaria reductions stall after progress: WHO

Johannesburg: The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines. India made progress in reducing cases of malaria. The More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, November 17th, 2018
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Drug resistant infections linked with higher mortality rates in Indian hospitals

Washington: In a recent study, researchers measured the burden of antibiotic resistance in low- or middle-income countries, and reported that in-hospital mortality is significantly higher among patients infected More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Climate change damaging male fertility, study suggests

Washington: Here another good reason why you should be concerned about climate changes. According to a recent study, climate change could pose a threat to male fertility. Climate change could pose a threat to male More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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Singing in choirs reduce loneliness and increase interest in life for older adults

Washington: Singing in a choir reduced loneliness and increased interest in the lives of older adults, a recent study suggests. The study found that older adults who sing in a choir can reduce loneliness and also More...

By Manish Sen On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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Fish oil, vitamin D ineffective for preventing cancer, heart disease: Study

Chicago:  Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Taking fish oil supplements to prevent heart and cancer may not be effective. Fish More...

By Manish Sen On Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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Vegetable intake keeps your heart healthy

Washington: Turns out, if everyone on the planet ate a healthy fiber-rich diet which includes vegetables, there wouldn’t be many instances of heart disease. Representative image A new research at the Medical More...

By Manish Sen On Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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Sitting under blue light to keep your blood pressure in check

London: Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a study has found. The reduction of blood pressure from blue light is similar to what is seen in clinical More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

Bangkok: Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Spending too much time on social media increases depression, loneliness: Study

Washington: Spending too much time on social media sites like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram can impact your well-being, making you depressed and lonely, a study has found. Limiting screen time on social media More...