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  • 3 more die in city as dengue crisis spirals

    27 October, 2017 9:33 PM 91

    KOLKATA: Dengue claimed three more lives in Kolkata on Friday, adding to the fast-rising toll. While a 55-year-old woman — a resident of the Kolkata Leather Complex area in Bantala — died at the Beliaghata ID Hopsital, a 54-year-old woman from Behala succumbed to the virus at CMRI Hospital. Late in the evening, another 62-year-old resident of South 24 Parganans

  • Love Pasta? Experts Blame It On The New Type Of Taste

    27 October, 2017 9:53 AM 64

    Carbohydrates are one of the primary sources of energy needed by the body. It was found that people sensitive to the taste of starchy food items and carbs were more likely to consume these food items and put on weight. On examining a group of 34 individuals, it was revealed that most of them could easily identify common carbs found in items like rice, breads

  • Underweight Teenagers At Greater Risk Of Early Menopause: 4 Ways Your Diet Can Make A Difference

    26 October, 2017 10:26 AM 42

    What you eat matters a great deal in determining your health and preventing risks of a range of ailments. Eating healthy is not that difficult, keep the following points in mind to plan your meals better and avoid early menopause. 1. Include more veggies in your diet. Experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public

  • Bijnor civic bodies dump waste near villages, causing health hazards

    25 October, 2017 5:10 PM 64

    Bijnor: The Swachch Bharat Mission appears to have hit a speed bump in Bijnor, with civic bodies continuing to dump garbage near villages around the city. This in turn is increasing the risk of communicable diseases in Bijnor’s rural areas, that too at a time when the health department is on its toes with at least 22 dengue cases being reported. The district

  • South TN’s first ever heart transplant performed in Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai

    25 October, 2017 4:39 PM 58

    Transplant coordinator in the hospital S Venkatesh said the transplant surgery had been performed on Soundarapandian, 46, of Usilampatti. The donor heart came from Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute in the city. Venkatesh said it was the first ever heart transplant in south Tamil Nadu. The donor was Murugesan, 25, of Ramanathapuram

  • Phase II surgery of conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia begins at Delhi AIIMS

    25 October, 2017 7:41 AM 54

    New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The second phase cranial separation surgery of the Kandhamal’s conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia has started today at AIIMS, New Delhi. Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena informed media that the phase-II separation surgery of Jaga-Kalia has begun at the New Delhi AIIMS. The operation may take 25 to 27 hours. Jena also pleaded the people

  • Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak

    24 October, 2017 7:50 PM 65

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — An international aid group says Madagascar'd deadly plague outbreak has not yet reached its peak. Action Against Hunger said Monday that 102 plague deaths have been reported since the outbreak began in August and that most of the nearly 1,300 reported cases of plague are of the pneumonic kind, a more virulent form that spreads

  • After scare, schools spread dengue lessons in Kolkata

    24 October, 2017 1:55 AM 63

    KOLKATA: The sudden spurt in dengue across has forced schools to sit up and take note, even as the Association of Schools for ISC started issuing guidelines to parents, asking them to take necessary precautions. Three school students recently fell victim to the dreaded disease, and there are hundreds of patients across the city and the suburbs. On Saturday

  • Migrant workers in Ekm prone to oral cancer, reveals study

    22 October, 2017 6:50 AM 52

    KOCHI: Migrant workers in the district are facing a great risk of developing oral cancer, says a study conducted by the departments of public health dentistry, St Gregorios Dental College, Kothamangalam, and Kannur Dental College. According to the study, higher use of tobacco accentuates the cancer burden of the state as 42.27% reported pre-cancerous

  • Doctors, IIT experts demand law to regulate salt content

    22 October, 2017 12:19 AM 48

    CHENNAI: Your packet of bread may display nutritional details such as energy, protein, carbohydrate and fat content, but is mostly silent on salts. After studies established that bread and biscuits — in fact just any processed food — may have more salts than, say, a packet of wafers, a group of doctors and scientists from IITs are joining hands to lobby