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Brain-eating Amoeba kills three in Kerala: All you need to know

NEW DELHI: Naegleria fowleri, also known as brain-eating amoeba, has recently caught the attention after it killed three children in Kerala. This deadly organism has caused four cases of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a rare brain infection in the state over the past two months, with three proving fatal. The victims include a 14-year-old boy, […]

Health risks of artificial sweeteners: What you need to know

NEW DELHI: Artificial sweeteners have become popular among health-conscious individuals and those with diabetes for reducing calorie intake and managing weight. However, recent studies suggest these sugar substitutes may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes. Potential Health Risks Artificial sweeteners, both natural and synthetic, have long been used to enhance […]

Monsoon brings rising cases of Dengue: Follow these preventive steps

NEW DELHI: With the arrival of the monsoon season, relief from the sweltering heat is accompanied by an unwelcome surge in mosquito-borne diseases, particularly dengue. The same has happened in various parts of the country, where dengue cases have notably increased. Odisha, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra are the most affected states. Karnataka […]

4 year old child in India tests positive for bird flu, second case in the country

NEW DELHI: Marking one of the second such cases in the country of H9N2 virus, a new human case of bird flu in India has been confirmed by The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. The case belongs to a four-year-old child in West Bengal who is currently suffering from severe respiratory issues and getting […]

World Schizophrenia Day 2024: Reasons and Treatment

Every year on 24 May, the day to spread awareness on a serious mental disability named Schizophrenia is held. Every year comes with a new theme, to apply a different approach of awareness this year the theme is “Celebrating the Power of Community Kindness.”  What is Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is one of the oldest and core […]

Dr MA Raja: Cotton candy ban not effective; regulate chemicals

Senior medical experts are of the view that cotton candy is not cancer-producing, but the usage of chemicals such as ‘Rhodamine- B’ which gives a pink colour to the candy should be stopped and hence banning the candy itself is not a solution.

This Woman IITian Leads India’s Covid Fightback From Hyd To Delhi; More R&D On Anvil

NEW DELHI: Mapmygenome, the firm that gained prominence during first Coronavirus wave for becoming first in country to provide airport testing by tying up Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad for Covid 19, has now expanded its presence to Delhi. The company’s Delhi lab has been certified by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories […]