Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 billion to invigorate fight

London: At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund said on Friday. Malaria kills almost half a million people each year. Announcing a fundraising target for the next three-year cycle, Peter Sands, director of the More...

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By Manish Sen On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Bodies may cure themselves of diabetes in future

Washington: Diabetes is caused by the insulin cells’ inability to produce insulin; a hormone that is necessary is regulating blood sugar levels. Diabetics usually have to take insulin supplements to regulate More...

By Manish Sen On Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Dry January could help in weight loss with better sleep

Washington: Planning to sign up for Dry January – a month without alcohol? The brilliant thing about Dry January is that it’s not really about January. Being alcohol-free for 31 days shows us that we More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, December 28th, 2018
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Selfie wrist: A new health problem of digital age

Washington: Your next selfie could be your most painful one, research suggests. Representative Image People are being about selfie wrist caused by people using their phone’s camera to take a photo of themselves. ‘Selfie More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, December 24th, 2018
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New Delhi chokes as pollution levels hit the worst this year

New Delhi: Pollution levels in New Delhi have hit their worst this year in the past two days – earning a “severe” to “emergency” rating and indicating conditions that can spark a public health crisis. Farmers More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Exercising before bedtime won’t mess up your sleep

Washington: Turns out, exercising four hours before going to bed does not have a negative effect on sleep. Exercising in the hours before bedtime may even slightly improve sleep. Even among sleep researchers, it More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Exercise may reduce risk of diabetes-related kidney disease

Washington: Aerobic exercise could help improve diabetes-related kidney disease in obese people, suggests a study. Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease, according to a new study. The More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, December 1st, 2018
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New antibiotic may boost lifespan

Washington: An antibiotic, minocycline, can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins during ageing, a study has found. It is common to experience changes in the spine, hands, shoulder More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, November 30th, 2018
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Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk: WHO

London: The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Lung disease in middle age associated with dementia in later life

Washington: According to a recent study, lung disease in middle age could be a risk factor for dementia or cognitive impairment later in life. Middle-aged adults with lung disease may be at greater risk of developing More...