As you wait patiently for the doctor to tell you and your loved ones about your illness, hoping against hope that everything is alright, the doctor speaks, but you don’t understand a single word! Packed with medical mumbo-
US scientists are developing a blood-cleansing technology to treat life-threatening blood infections in critically-injured soldiers and patients. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Get this - your kitchen is far, far dirtier than your bathroom! A survey of 1,400 homemakers found that they clean their toilets more frequently than the kitchen. The correlation between food and water contamination has always
Zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response, says a new study. Scientists found in human cell culture and animal studies that a protein lures zinc into key cells that are the first
Despite infectious diseases claiming over 20 million lives a year, India has just a handful of specialists in the field for its 1.2 billion population, says an Indian American expert pushing for this country to set up a
According to a Pakistani doctor, fasting helps people to quit smoking. He says that along with a bundle of blessings, fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan also helps people quit the bad habit of smoking. Fasting
Monsoon though a pleasant time of the year can play havoc with your body. Here are some dos and don't that you need to keep in mind.
Go for green leafy vegetables
Properly wash fruits and vegetables
Monsoon showers do come as a relief but also bring with them health irritants like allergies, infections and indigestion. There's no need to panic, say experts, who suggest small variations in eating habits to keep problems at
The modern day E.coli bug has been transformed to identify its evolutionary trajectory. US researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day E. coli bug to see whether the
According to a recent study, zinc supplements along with antibiotics can reduce mortality in children suffering from diseases like pneumonia and meningitis. The study, reported in the latest issue of the international medical
More than 16.8 lakh children below five years died of communicable but preventable diseases in India in 2010 and more than half of them could not complete the first month of their life, a new study has claimed. Of the total
Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals. The radical new theory being proposed by a pair of psychiatrists suggests
Swine flu, also known as 2009 H1N1 type A influenza, is a human disease. People get the disease from other people, not from pigs. The disease got stuck with the name swine flu because it originally jumped from pigs to humans.
Indian scientists have developed a path-breaking technique which will allow doctors to diagnose patients for various life-threatening chronic diseases in a few hours as opposed to 3-7 days which a normal diagnosis takes. XCyton