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  • After scare, schools spread dengue lessons in Kolkata

    24 October, 2017 1:55 AM 64

    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 54

    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 49

    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

  • Burn injury cases nearly halve

    20 October, 2017 7:23 PM 49

    New Delhi: The ban on sale of crackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) may not have had the desired impact on air quality, but major hospitals reported less burn injury cases this Diwali than last year. Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital and RML Hospital, which have big burn units, received 66 and 29 patients respectively. All India Institute of Medical

  • Eye deformity may be cause of dyslexia: Study

    20 October, 2017 8:19 AM 52

    According to a new study, people with dyslexia may not have a dominant eye, which may cause the "mirror effect that disrupts their ability to read", Daily Mail reported. For the study, 60 participants' (only half were dyslexic) eyes were examined. Non-dyslexic people had spots that revealed one eye was dominant over the other. While the spots in each eye found

  • World Osteoporosis Day: Lifestyle tips to keep your bones healthy

    20 October, 2017 6:26 AM 49

    New Delhi: Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones of a person become extremely weak and fragile. The condition can take a toll on an individual's health if it is left untreated. World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is marked on October 20 each year. It seeks to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related

  • Bad air, water kills: At 2.5 mn, India tops list for pollution-linked deaths

    20 October, 2017 6:15 AM 72

    Citing The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, a two-year initiative seeking to highlight the issue, Reuters reported that India saw the greatest number of pollution-related early deaths in 2015. "People in poorer countries - like construction workers in New Delhi - are more exposed to air pollution and less able to protect themselves from exposure

  • New kit may detect malaria in secs, for just Rs 10

    19 October, 2017 8:44 PM 55

    "We have attached a mobile phone camera on a paper microscope which can be used to take image of blood sample on a slide with some chemicals, and the data can be processed at a central server to detect the presence of malaria cell," one of the researchers who developed the kit said. KOLKATA: Detection of common mosquito-borne disease malaria could become

  • Now it will take just 10 seconds to detect Malaria

    19 October, 2017 7:26 AM 68

    The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.   Kolkata: A team of researchers claims that a mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect the presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds. The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time

  • Exercise can prevent osteoporosis: Doctors

    19 October, 2017 1:46 AM 54

    "Old people may not be fit for surgery and therefore, suffer pain forever," said Dr Udai Prakash, director and specialist in joint replacement, Udai Omni Hospital for Advanced Orthopaedics and Trauma. Osteoporosis is however, preventable and starting early is helpful."The best thing that can be done to prevent osteoporosis is to exercise regularly as it helps