Drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

New York, April 25 : Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant have cured 18 critically ill patients who were not responding to the standard malaria medications in a Congo clinic, says a study. The results, published in the journal Phytomedicine, suggest a new and inexpensive treatment option for the mosquito-borne disease […]

Workplace autonomy has positive effects on well-being

Birmingham, April 25 : Higher level of autonomy at workplace has a positive effect on employees’ well-being and gives them job satisfaction, according to a research. Researchers at the University of Birmingham Business School examined the changes in reported well-being relative to levels of autonomy using two separate years of data for 20,000 employees from […]

Unicef to immunise 30,000 Somali children against measles

Mogadishu, April 25 : The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday began an emergency campaign to immunise 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in Somalia. Steven Lauwerier, Unicef’s Representative in Somalia, said the children have never been immunised before and come from remote areas. Health workers often cannot reach […]

Take a walk, stay smart

New York, April 25 : In addition to benefitting your heart and muscles, a regular walk also contributes to keeping your brain healthy, new research suggests. The foot’s impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain, according to the study presented […]

Emraan urges people to undergo early cancer detection tests

Mumbai, April 25 : Actor Emraan Hashmi says it is important for people to undergo early cancer detection tests. “While people are fairly aware about cancer as a disease, there is a dire need for people to undergo early cancer detection tests as a precautionary measure,” Emraan said in a statement. Emraan and wife Parveen […]

Financial strain linked to low birth weight babies

New York, April 25 : A pregnant woman’s financial worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to the birth of a smaller infant, a new study suggests. “There is an opportunity here to look for interventions during pregnancy that could help mitigate the effect of financial strain on birth outcomes,” […]