COVID may increase risk of stroke in children: Study

Children may have increased risk of stroke after a COVID infection, reveals a study conducted in the US. The research, published this wee...
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Nick Jonas reveals 4 symptoms he experienced before his diabetes diagnosis

Nick Jonas, American singer, songwriter, actor and husband of actress Priyanka Chopra, on Saturday (November 12), took to Instagram to post a video about the first signs and symptoms that he experienced before getting diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The video which now has 5,99,178 likes and 2,052 comments, was posted by Jonas to spread awarenes...

Mumbai measles outbreak: Centre sends high-level team after 4 deaths

After four suspected measles deaths in Mumbai, the Centre rushed a multi-disciplinary team to the city on Wednesday. Though a measles outbreak has been reported from Mumbai, it is not yet certain that the victims, all children, indeed died of the disease. Even if they had measles, it can sometimes lead to complications such as encephalitis (swel...

Study finds how exactly COVID virus damages the heart

Although scientists around the world rapidly developed vaccines and medications to lessen the severity of COVID disease, these therapies did not protect the heart or other organs from the damage

Know all about Omicron’s B1.1 and BQ.1.1 sub-variants

Know in a nutshell about the two new sub-variants of the BA.5 lineage of the Omicron variant, cases of which are being reported from across the world

New Omicron variants not causing rise in hospitalisations: Experts

In Maharashtra, the new variants of Omicron - XXB and BQ.1 - have not led to any significant rise in coronavirus infections and hospitalisations since the symptoms in patients were mild, said experts. According to Dr Anita Mathew, infectious disease specialist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, many new patients are asymptomatic. "Many people have inci...

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COVID triggers brain inflammation like in Parkinson’s disease: Study

Scientists have found in a study that COVID-19 activates the same inflammatory response in the brain as Parkinson's disease. The study conducted by a University of Queensland-led research team, has identified a potential future risk for neurodegenerative conditions in people who have had COVID-19. However, the study, which is published in Nature...

Unilever recalls Dove, other aerosol dry shampoo brands over cancer risk

Unilever Plc has recalled various aerosol dry shampoo products sold by the company in the US after reports revealed the presence of a carcinogen in the products. Unilever has recalled its aerosol dry shampoos products from Dove, TRESemmé, Nexxus, Suave and TIGI, after it was discovered that the products were contaminated with a cancer-causing ch...

After breast cancer: 5 ways to improve your chances of living longer

Every year, more than 20,000 Australians, mostly women, are diagnosed with breast cancer. If you are one of them or know someone who is, the great news is that 92 out of every 100 women will survive for five years or more after their diagnosis. But women are often surprised by the life-altering side effects from their cancer treatment that can c...

Social media use, poor wellbeing form vicious cycle; 3 ways to beat it

We often hear about the negative impacts of social media on our wellbeing, but we don't usually think of it the other way round, whereby how we feel may impact how we use social media. In a recent study, my colleagues and I investigated the relationship between social media use and wellbeing in more than 7,000 adults across four years, using sur...

World Sight Day 2022: Theme, history and significance

World Sight Day is observed every year on the second Thursday of October to raise awareness about eye health. In 2022, the World Sight Day will be celebrated on October 13. The day was commemorated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to spread awareness on eye health and to find new ways to protect one’s eyes. W...

Poor mental health costs Indian employers over ₹1 L cr a year: Survey

According to a Deloitte survey, 80% Indian workforce reported mental health issues over the past year; maximum cases seen in IT & ITES, consulting, banking & financial services, e-commerce and education

World Mental Health Day 2022: Theme, significance, impact of COVID

Every year, October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day. It is to raise awareness about mental health around the world and mobilise efforts to support those experiencing mental health issues. Since 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) has organised a global campaign for World Mental Health Day. The World Federation for Mental Healt...

All you need to know about cough syrups linked to deaths in Gambia

Healthcare authorities in India have gone into a tizzy after an Indian pharma company's products were potentially linked to acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in the African country, Gambia, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Cough syrups made by Maiden Pharma sent to CDL Kolkata for examination

Samples of four cough syrups manufactured by a Sonipat-based firm have been sent to the Central Drugs Laboratory in Kolkata for examination, Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday (October 6), a day after the WHO potentially linked them to the deaths of 66 children in Gambia. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday (October...

India-made cough syrups deaths in Gambia: Drug regulator initiates probe

A probe has been initiated by India's drug regulator after the WHO issued an alert saying cough syrups manufactured by an Indian firm in Haryana's Sonepat could potentially be linked to the death of children in The Gambia, official sources said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday (October 5) warned that four "contaminated" and "sub...

WHO alert for 4 Indian cough syrups as 66 children die in Gambia

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert for four "contaminated" medicines manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company that have been "potentially linked" with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in The Gambia. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters Wednesday (October 5), "The four medic...

Study shows Covid is not like the flu — it affects the heart

The Covid-19 infection can damage heart tissue, a new study has found. These findings, published in the journal Immunology, will help experts formulate better treatment for the disease. The researchers worked with cardiac tissue collected from seven patients who succumbed to Covid-19 in Brazil, two patients who died from influenza, and a control...

Uncombable hair syndrome: new study finds genes responsible

Uncombable hair syndrome is more than just difficult hair. As its name suggests, it's hair that sticks out at all angles, making it almost impossible to tame let alone comb. It usually starts in children between the ages of three months and 12 years and is characterised by straw blond or silvery blond frizzy hair.

World Heart Day 2022: Theme, history and significance

World Heart Day is observed every year on September 29. The day aims to draw attention towards the growing health issues and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). On this day, awareness is spread about the need for appropriate lifestyle changes to protect oneself from heart related ailments. World Heart Day 2022: Theme The theme for World Heart Day ...

World Rabies Day 2022: Theme, history, India’s 2030 action plan

Today (September 28) is World Rabies Day. This year marks the 16th World Rabies Day. World Rabies Day is observed annually since 2007 to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. September 28 also marks the death anniversary of French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who d...

Dengue cases in Gurgaon on the rise; health dept warn residents

Dengue cases in Gurgaon have shot up with the district reporting 125 cases so far. With the recent heavy spell of rain in Delhi and neighbouring areas over the past two days and the consequent water-logging, officials fear dengue cases, which started making an appearance in early August, will spike over the next couple of weeks. According to dat...

Noncommunicable diseases caused 66% deaths in India in 2019: WHO

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three-quarters of deaths in the world, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Every year 17 million people under the age of 70 di...

COVID infection raises risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke for a year: Study

Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus increases the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots for at least 49 weeks, according to a study conducted in the UK. The research, published recently in the journal Circulation, found that in the first week following a COVID-19 diagnosis, people were 21 times more likely to have a heart attack or a ...

World Alzheimer’s Day 2022: Alzheimer’s causes, symptoms and prevention

Every year, September 21 is observed as World Alzheimer’s Day. On this day, many organisations and associations related to Dementia and Alzheimer’s raise awareness about the disease. They also initiate fundraisers and other campaigns to help those suffering from the disease. What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is a disease which slowly destroys ...

Night owls may have higher risk of diabetes, heart disease: Study

People who stay up till late in night may have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. The researchers from Rutgers University in the US noted that people who prefer to be active in the morning rely more on fat as an energy source and are more active during the day with higher levels of aerobic fitness...
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