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28 July, 2018 8:20 AM World Hepatitis Day 2018: Causes And Prevention For Hepatitis And Foods To Protect Liver

Every year on 28 July, the world comes together to commemorate World Hepatitis Day (WHD). World Hepatitis Day 2018 is an initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to spread awareness about this liver disease and minimise the burden of hepatitis globally. According to their official report 'Eliminate Hepatitis,' "Viral hepatitis affected 325 million 274

26 June, 2018 4:39 PM Polio returns to PNG after 18 years

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the nation was declared free of the disease. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old boy with lower limb weakness from Morobe province — with the disease detected 39

25 June, 2018 5:13 PM Space tourism takes its toll on body: NASA astronaut

Many are unprepared for the rigorous trip, says Anna Fisher. People who sign up with space tourism companies for a trip beyond the Earth may be unprepared for the rigours of spaceflight, according to a NASA astronaut. To date, only the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has taken tourists into space, between 2001 and 2009. However, aerospace companies 41

20 June, 2018 2:12 AM Stocks in the news: Cipla, Infosys, Wheels India, Oberoi Realty, Huhtamaki PPL

Cipla | Infosys | Wheels India | Oberoi Realty | Huhtamaki PPL | Oberoi Realty | MPS and IndoStar Capital Finance are stocks which are in news today. Cipla has received final approval for its abbreviated new drug application for Efavirenz tablets 600mg from the USFDA. It is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment 41

16 June, 2018 4:29 PM ‘New campus for MCVR is asset for country’

The Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR), a department of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), which was in the headlines recently for the key role it played on Nipah virus in Kerala, will have a new campus of its own with state-of-the-art facilities for research and diagnosis of viral diseases. At the groundbreaking ceremony here on Friday 52

13 June, 2018 6:52 PM HC hails efforts of medical staff

Bench also appreciates role of Centre, State govt A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court was all praise for the efforts put in by the medical officers, nurses, and other medical staff in containing the Nipah outbreak. The Bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed that the medical officers and other medical staff had quickly responded 60

11 June, 2018 2:38 PM Doctors want Nipah in revised MBBS syllabus

CEPI signs agreement for development of vaccine against Nipah The Nipah virus outbreak in Kozhikode district has prompted senior doctors to call for the inclusion of the epidemiology of this rare disease in the revised MBBS syllabus. They pointed out that Nipah, along with other vector-borne diseases, was on the rise in many States, especially Kerala 44

9 June, 2018 12:07 PM Nipah Has Been Contained, No Need To Fear, Says Minister Of State For Health

Nipah virus infection had to 16 deaths. The Health Ministry says that it is not an epidemic. Kolkata: Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, today said that the Nipah virus has been contained and there was no need to run away from Kerala, where several deaths due to the virus have been reported. "There have been no new cases of Nipah reported 60

2 June, 2018 7:05 PM Kannur still on high alert

Tests confirm that death of woman from district not due to Nipah Health Department officials here are on high alert against Nipah virus infection even as tests have confirmed that the death of a woman from the district at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on Saturday was not due to Nipah. The woman from Thillankery in the district, identified as U. Roja, 39, had been admitted 42

2 June, 2018 6:16 PM Grama sabha plan dropped

A special grama sabha planned by the Changaroth grama panchayat as part of the Nipah awareness campaign was put on hold on a directive from the Health Department. The panchayat authorities said on Saturday that safety concerns were raised by the public and the Health Department about holding a gathering at a location where the Nipah outbreak claimed 41