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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...