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Bacteria developed antibiotic resistance even before humans started using them

Bacterial capacity to develop resistance to ampicillin may predate its use in humans and may actually be traced back to the antibiotics use in...
Hair Loss

Early baldness indicates heart disease risk more than obesity, study finds

If you are less than 40 years obese and your friend is balding, your friend may have a higher risk of heart disease. Male-pattern baldness...

USFDA warns against bone “treats” for dogs

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against giving bone treats to pets after receiving multiple reports of illnesses related to bone...

ICMR ties up with Cadila for JE diagnostic kit

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Zydus have tied up to launch new diagnostic kits, for detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) in...
A hospital in rural India

Drug resistance led to malaria resurgence in the 90s, eradication bill $18 bn

By Dr O P ChoudhuryA new global malaria report has sounded warning bells about possible massive under-reporting of malaria in India - to the...
tuberculosis

1 in 10 drugs in developing world fake, finds WHO

An estimated 1 in 10 drugs circulating in low- and middle-income countries - what are commonly known as the developing world - is either...
Patient India

India reported 6% of global malaria, unlikely to halve cases by 2020: WHO report

If a new report on malaria by the World Health Organisation is to be believed, the close to 7 lakh malaria cases reported in...

Diabetes, obesity can increase cancer risk: Lancet

A new Lancet study has found that high blood sugar and high BMI (over 25 kg/m2)  were the cause of 5.6% new cancer cases...

Ivanka Trump shines the spotlight on depression in new mothers

Days before she lands in India as head of a US business delegation, Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior advisor to US President Donald...

“30% premature deaths caused by air pollution”

Air pollution causes 30% of premature deaths in the country, a report released on Monday by the Centre for Science and Environment has revealed....

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Why you diet has a role to play in how well...

People who diet to stay healthy are more likely to seek nutrition knowledge, use it to tweak their eating behaviours New research led by the...

PMJAY data can be game-changer for public health programmes in India

Experts and government officials agree on importance of PMJAY data in framing public health policies, emphasise importance of data protection Experts from the government and...

Big tobacco bringing same market strategy into sugary drinks

Study shows how learnings from tobacco have been used to push sell sugar sweetened beverages Tobacco conglomerates once used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to...