Home » Archives by category » HEALTH

Women ignore warnings, light up and puff away

Women ignore warnings, light up and puff away

NEW DELHI: Despite all the advertisements, information, and heavy taxation on cigarettes smokers are going to light up anyway. What’s more, women smokers are puffing away, and their tribe has…

A Doc on hunger strike shuts down Nepal’s hospitals

A Doc on hunger strike shuts down Nepal’s hospitals

The doctor grows weaker as he fasts till death, while the Nepalese government is firm on allowing private medical college to charge exorbitant fees. Nepal is in turmoil because of Dr…

Mission Indradhanush targets Bihar’s kids

Mission Indradhanush targets Bihar’s kids

PATNA:  It’s another rainbow over the Indian state of Bihar, and it’s called ‘mission indradhanush or Mission Rainbow’, and children below two years is the target. After rolling out the…

What’s killing Bihar’s mothers?

What’s killing Bihar’s mothers?

PATNA: Why is it that even though the Bihar Government has improved health services manifold, more than 6,000 women die after delivering babies? Even as more Biharis are going to…

TB in Bhutan: the rate of infection doesn’t decrease

TB in Bhutan: the rate of infection doesn’t decrease

Thimpu (Bhutan): Health officials say that though the rate of new pulmonary positive tuberculosis cases in Bhutan  appear to be  constant for eight straight years, there could be undiagnosed cases…

Burning a tyre may cost you Rs 25 crore!

Burning a tyre may cost you Rs 25 crore!

Protesters beware, burning of rubber tyres on city streets may cost you as much as Rs 25 crore. Tyre burning has become a fashion in Bihar, and whenever some group…

3 minute fast mosquito repellant launched

3 minute fast mosquito repellant launched

NEW DELHI: Burn a piece of paper and mosquitoes will flee. FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) today expanded its mosquito repellent portfolio with the launch its fifth product ‘Good Knight…

Newspaper Report forces Patna Docs to treat HIV positive patient

Newspaper Report forces Patna Docs to treat HIV positive patient

PATNA: A newspaper report on Saturday about the discrimination against a 45-year-old HIV positive  in the Patna Medical College Hospital’s surgical emergency ward, and that doctors had refused to operate…

Fogging up Patna to prevent Dengue

Fogging up Patna to prevent Dengue

PATNA: Dengue fever is spreading throughout Bihar, causing some panic in the State Capital. Though dengue hasn’t reached epidemic proportions, health providers know that the time has come to be…

Docs in PMCH throw patients to Ultrasound Sharks

Docs in PMCH throw patients to Ultrasound Sharks

An ultrasound unit in the Bihar Capital’s major Government Hospital and Medical College has been dead for three months. Doctors and the administration don’t care. They throw the poor patients…

Needed: a safer polio vaccine

Needed: a safer polio vaccine

Instead of shielding children from polio, oral polio vaccine causes disease. A 10-month-old baby in Beed district, Maharashtra recently got infected by a vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) type 2. It is…

Tokyo Superbug deadlier than HIV?

Tokyo Superbug deadlier than HIV?

WASHINGTON: Watch out, there’s a new superbug that’s probably able to finish you off faster than AIDS. It’s aggressive and unpleasant.  Doctors are warning of a new sexually-transmitted superbug which…

New Pill flushes sugar from kidneys!

New Pill flushes sugar from kidneys!

A fortnight ago, the US Food and Drug Administration  approved a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar — flushing it…

Bhopal: Principals to penalise puffers

Bhopal: Principals to penalise puffers

BHOPAL: The tough –anti tobacco stance will be tried out in Bhopal city with headmasters of schools being given the authority to fine cigarette smokers and gutka chompers in their…

Encephalitis hits UP, 38 down and counting…

Encephalitis hits UP, 38 down and counting…

LUCKNOW: Acute encephalitis has claimed 38 lives and affected 118 persons even before the onset of the monsoons, the ‘disease season’, say reports. Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Jawed Usmani issued…

Page 1 of 212