No more jabs, now new pills to treat TB

MUMBAI: The treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis got a major overhaul on Friday with the World Health Organization (WHO) doing away with the painful daily injections and introducing new medicines-—bedaquiline... Read more »

Moderate carbohydrate intake may result in good health

Turns out, eating carbohydrates in moderation can be optimal for health and longevity. Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with proteins and fats from plant sources are associated with lower... Read more »

Conference to focus on liver, pancreatic diseases

Almost a year ago, a 46-year-old man, who walked into a hospital to get treated for fistula, was unaware that he had a malignant mass in the liver. “A... Read more »

High pesticide levels in pregnant mothers linked to autism in children, study shows

New research has found a link between maternal exposure to a now-banned pesticide during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism in children. — AFP pic NEW YORK, Aug... Read more »

Bradley J. Fikes: Mother’s age could be the key to longevity

Women whose mothers lived to 90 years have a 25 per cent greater chance to also live that long, compared with those whose mothers didn’t, according to a new... Read more »

Can autoimmunity cause lung disease?

New York: Autoimmunity plays a key role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has shown. COPD is a group of lung diseases that... Read more »

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills dozens

Geneva: Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people,... Read more »

Measles Rubella vaccination in Ahmedabad 36%, Gujarat 63%

Ahmedabad city residents showed the poorest response to the Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination programme run by government these days. Against 14.80 lakh kids been targeted to for vaccination, only... Read more »

People with brain markers of Alzheimer’s have no dementia

A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of... Read more »

Mumbai: Two die in separate incidents due to waterborne diseases

Two citizens have died so far this month in separate incidents of monsoon-related waterborne diseases.  According to the BMC’s public health department, a citizen died of malaria and another... Read more »