Brazil to vaccinate entire population against yellow fever

Brasilia, Feb 23 : Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has proposed to vaccinate the entire country against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas. The recommendation will now be discussed with international organisations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). At the start of February, vaccination […]

Frail-looking Parrikar thanks Goa for prayers, presents budget

Panaji, Feb 22 : In an emotional address, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who made a dramatic appearance at the state assembly on Thursday to present the budget – hours after being discharged from a Mumbai hospital – thanked the people of Goa for praying for his health. The Chief Minister said that nothing is wrong […]

Globally 1.8 mn young adults developed TB in 2012: Study

Sydney, Feb 22 : A whopping 1.8 million young adults between 10 and 24 years of age are estimated to have developed tuberculosis in 2012, with those aged 20 to 24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious tuberculosis, according to a research. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health concern and remains one of […]

Depression may reduce ariginine levels in your body

London, Feb 22 : People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have lower levels of naturally occurring arginine in their body than their non-depressed controls, a study has found. Arginine — an amino acid which the body uses to produce nitric oxide — is a nervous system and immune defence mediator, which also plays a role […]

Sachin-Jigar, Harshdeep create anthem for cancer patients

Mumbai, Feb 22 : Composer duo Sachin-Jigar along with singer Harshdeep Kaur have collaborated to curate a special anthem for children suffering from cancer. The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) in collaboration with Fevicol will be organising a charity fundraiser Fashion Showcase on Sunday at NSCI Dome, Worli here. The funds raised will aid children […]

‘Infant mortality rate dips from 51% to 32% in MP’

Bhopal, Feb 22 : Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a decline in the infant mortality rate from 51 per cent in 2005 to 32 per cent in 2016, government data released on Thursday claimed, giving its credit to the increase in hospital deliveries and better care for pregnant women. According to the data released on Thursday, […]