Medicine

Liberia steps up measures to control Ebola virus

Monrovia, April 16 (IANS) — The government of Liberia has announced that measures have been stepped up to contain the... (more...)

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Jung urges people to realise value of blood donation

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) — Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Tuesday urged people to become aware of diseases like haemophilia... (more...)

Hameoutsav held in Delhi to create awareness about haemophilia

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) — Aimed at creating better awareness and knowledge among the haemophilic community and the... (more...)

MERS under control, says Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, April 15 (IANS) — The Saudi Arabian government has assured citizens that measures were in place to tackle the... (more...)

How flesh-eating bacteria exploded into epidemic

New York, April 15 (IANS) — A strain of flesh-eating group may affect you in various ways – some of them fatally... (more...)

Women more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s gene: Study

New York, April 15 (IANS) — Women born with a special gene are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease... (more...)

Domestic abuse make new mothers mentally unhealthy

New York, April 15 (IANS) — Domestic abuse during pregnancy makes new mothers more vulnerable to mental health problems... (more...)

19 prisoners fall sick in Bangladesh jail

Dhaka, April 15 (IANS) — Nineteen inmates of the Bagerhat district jail in Bangladesh have fallen sick due to food... (more...)

Human sperm

Sperm may deliver stress too

Human sperm may deliver stress too, according to a study. PNG Archive IANS London – Your dad did not just pass his... (more...)

Modest exercise strengthens immunity in kidney patients

London, April 15 (IANS) — Small amount of regular exercise induces a systemic anti-inflammatory environment in the... (more...)

Forget moms, young dads face depression too

New York, April 15 (IANS) — Are you a young dad? Watch out for depression especially in the first year of fatherhood. Depression... (more...)

After 24, cognitive motor skills begin to fall

New York, April 15 (IANS) — If you are 24, you have already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance,... (more...)

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