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  • Expert advice on Nipah Virus (NiV)

    Dr. Ambanna Gowda, Internal Medicine Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road, Bangalore   Bangalore: Experts at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road suggest measures and tips to avoid Nipah virus. Nipah virus is a viral infection, bars and pigs are known source of infection, animal to human transmission is seen, in India and Bangladesh human to human infections […]

    Walking or cycling to work may lower heart disease, stroke risk: Study

    People who walk or cycle to work have a significantly lower risk of death due to heart disease or stroke, compared to those who commute by car, a study has found. Physical activity, including less vigorous forms such as walking and cycling, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, but despite this well-known benefit, levels of […]

    Deadly virus Nipah toll count rises to 10

    Nipah claims 10 lives  in Kerala even as efforts are on to contain the spread of the deadly virus;  Health  Minister  J.P.Nadda  appeals  citizens not to believe in rumours posted on social media and not to spread panic ; says  Health Ministry closely monitoring the situation. The outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala has so far claimed at […]

    Kolkata stands witness to its First Heart Transplant surgery at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

    Kolkata: In a landmark event, a team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur successfully transplanted a live heart here today. The live heart was transported through a 18 kms green corridor from the airport to the hospital in a record 18 minutes time. The heart was harvested at aBengaluru hospital before it was airlifted to […]

    Amid outbreak in Congo, first Ebola vaccines given by WHO

    A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. The cases were in the Wangata neighbourhood of Mbandaka, a crowded port city on Congo where millions of people live in slums with no sewer system. Several public boats travel […]

    Towards a better health! Ayushman Bharat to provide cashless treatment to 40% of Indians

    With an aim to create a ‘healthy India’ towards achieving the goal of a ‘New India’, Modi government announced to launch one of the biggest ever health programme – Ayushman Bharat.   The programme will provide health cover to almost 40% population of the country, open new hospitals and boost the number of doctors in […]

    Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 10 in Kerala

    Death toll from Nipah virus-induced fever in north Kerala has risen to ten. The State Health Department issued an alert to the public. Our correspondent reports, the latest victim is a a 31-year-old nurse at Perambra Taluk hospital in Kozhikode district in Kerala who succumbed Monday morning due to suspected symptoms of the Nipah virus […]

    Congo’s Mbandaka residents worried about Ebola outbreak after third case confirmed

    Hygiene border inspectors on Saturday were screening passengers at Democratic Republic of Congo’s Mbandaka airport, where three cases of Ebola were confirmed on Friday (May 18). The government said the safety measures that involve testing travellers’ body temperature were put in place on May 10. Mbandaka, a city of 1.5 million people, is near the […]

    Paving the way towards One Health India

    Gurugram: A health summit was organized in Delhi to promote ‘One health’ concept in India.  One health summit focuses on the concept of analogy of human health, animal health, and environment, to protect the health of our planet as a whole.  The two-day summit was inaugurated by Dr S Eswara Reddy, Drug controller General of […]

    Smart wristbands, rings allow users to type with gestures

    Scientists have developed smart rings and wristbands that can allow users to type on mobile devices using hand gestures. Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various commands – including a T9 keyboard interface, […]