Northern hemisphere at ‘critical juncture’ with rising coronavirus cases, deaths: WHO

Northern hemisphere at ‘critical juncture’ with rising coronavirus cases, deaths: WHO

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization warns that countries in the Northern hemisphere are at a ‘critical juncture’ with rising cases and deaths.”The next few months are going to be very tough and some countries are on a dangerous track,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press briefing on Friday.”Many countries are […]

add Health & Science New potential breast cancer drug identified

add Health & Science New potential breast cancer drug identified

Scientists, including an Indian-American researcher, have identified a molecule that can help treat breast cancer, giving hope to patients who have become resistant to traditional therapies.The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer in a new way, researchers said.First-in-class drugs are those that work by a unique mechanism – in this case a molecule that […]

Expert committee on Covid vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

Expert committee on Covid vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

New Delhi: An expert committee under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul will meet on Wednesday to consider the logistics and ethical aspects of procuring and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The committee on vaccine administration will engage with all the stakeholders including state governments and vaccine […]

Kerala won’t implement Centre’s proposal to privatise district hospitals:  Health Minister KK Shailaja

Kerala won’t implement Centre’s proposal to privatise district hospitals:  Health Minister KK Shailaja

Kerala will not implement the Centre’s proposal to privatise all district hospitals in the state, said Health Minister KK Shailaja.The  the minister as saying, “The government is not ready to privatise the district hospitals in the state. The Centre has not informed that it is a compulsory directive from the Niti Aayog. Anyway, we are not […]

How Yoga Control and Cure Diabetes?

How Yoga Control and Cure Diabetes?

What is diabetes? Diabetes occurs due to a disorder of metabolism. People of any age get diabetes. The body does not produce sufficient insulin or use it properly. So it leads to high glucose in the blood. What we eat, is broken down into glucose energy (a form of sugar in the blood). This blood […]

Fight against obesity: Why this new nutrition model may go a long way

Fight against obesity: Why this new nutrition model may go a long way

Nutritional science and our approach to health, particularly obesity, is in for a huge shift. Scientists have developed a new framework called ‘nutritional geometry’, which will assist health professionals, dietitians and researchers to better understand and manage the complexities of obesity. The study is a culmination of more than 20 years of research in the […]

Colour red may evoke mischief in some people: Study

Colour red may evoke mischief in some people: Study

Washington:Certain people are more likely to rebel against the norm when seeing red, even though the colour is linked to inducing compliant behaviour with warning lights and corrections on a graded assignment, scientists including one of Indian-origin have found.   The new study was inspired by a problem faced by a child helpline that offered […]

Drinking alcohol may up cancer risk

Drinking alcohol may up cancer risk

Even moderate consumption of alcohol may increase the risk of several types of cancer, a new study has warned. According to researchers at the University of Otago, drinking was responsible for 236 cancer deaths under 80 years of age in New Zealand in 2012. The research builds on previous work that identified 30% of all […]