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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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Large babies of diabetic moms 3 times more prone to obesity

Study finds babies that are large for gestational age and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are at higher obesity risk Large babies born to...

After US funding ended last year, UNFPA faced $350 mn gap

Last year the US state department announced the decision to withdraw funding to the UN Population agency The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is struggling...

Can’t do without coffee? Indulge, it could help beat diabetes

New research suggests coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 25% If you are a coffee addict, this should cheer you...