Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

Sri Lanka is ‘Malaria Free. ’ Experts and authorities attribute Sri Lanka’s success in eliminating malaria from the island to a concerted effort by multiple programmes acting in concert with a robust national healthcare system. The fight against malaria took 25 years. Hemantha Herath, deputy director of Sri Lanka’s anti malaria campaign, says that case […]

Tooth trouble can bite off your happiness!

Tooth trouble can bite off your happiness!

Every individual wants to look good. We use creams and other cosmetics to make-over ourselves. But we usually forget that using cosmetics cannot make a big change but taking good care of ourselves can definitely do so. Our smile can make a big difference to our personality. For a good smile we need to have […]

Zika likely to migrate to India, China, and South Asia

Zika likely to migrate to India, China, and South Asia

When the Zika Virus packs its bag and begins travelling, India is among the most likely places the dreaded virus will visit, say researchers.  The most vulnerable areas are China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says the research. Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people […]

‘Rent- a- womb’ will be illegal in India

‘Rent- a- womb’ will be illegal in India

NEW DELHI – The Centre on Wednesday (Aug 24) approved plans to ban the booming commercial surrogacy industry, a move that would block thousands of foreign couples who flock to these centres  to have a baby. India will join several other countries who have made ‘rent-a-womb’ facilities illegal. Commercial surrogacy is banned in most developed […]

Delhi’s Hi-tech clinics on a new ‘Health Slate’

Delhi’s Hi-tech clinics  on a new ‘Health Slate’

NEW DELHI : For ordinary folk, visits to Delhi’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues,  in smelly, sweaty hallways  that buzzed with mosquitoes. No longer! But now spotless and air-conditioned clinics boasting innovative diagnostic technology and sharply-dressed doctors are opening, bringing healthcare into the 21st century. What’s making them happy is the […]

Three day hunger strike for toilet!

Three day hunger strike for toilet!

In Karnataka, a young teenager, Mallamma did not eat for three days. Why? Her parents did not want to build a toilet in the house. At Danapur, in Gangavati district, she started a hunger strike for a toilet in her house, getting inspired by her teacher at school. At home, when her request for a […]

Death stalks tribal kids

Death stalks tribal kids

Malnutrition is killing the tribal children of Orissa (Odisha). In Nagada village area, in Jajpur district, where five children have died in the past 20 days. While the government says 15 children have died since January, the local Sarpanch puts the number at 17. “Five children have died in 20 days at Nagada. Two of […]

Deadlier than HIV…

Deadlier than HIV…

It’s deadlier than AIDS. Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said on Thursday (July 7). And the price of many of the treatments are extremely expensive! Deaths from infection, liver disease and cancer caused […]

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Last Saturday was International Menstrual Hygiene Day. How many of us would have thought there’s a whole international day to talk about something that guys would get real queasy about. Nothing much in the newspapers in Patna, we’re sure some women’s organisations somewhere in Bihar must have made a big deal about it. And they […]

Bread is safe, says food authority

Bread is safe, says food authority

NEW DELHI:  A day after a Centre for Science and Environment report said that everyday bakery items could have cancer causing substances like potassium bromate, the Food Safety Standards Association of India or FSSAI has said there is no need to panic. The food regulator has announced a ban on potassium bromate, an additive that’s […]

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Bombay (Mumbai) seems to be having a rash of  men lining up in front of labs to get DNA tests done on their offspring. There is such a huge  amount of pressure on the government lab,  that it is forced to charge twice as much! Why have men suddenly become suspicious of their wives? An ever-increasing […]

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

South Koreans, Asia’s biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream. A convenience store chain has launched the Gyeondyo-bar, which translates as “hang in there” and according to the company is the first ice cream bar marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption. […]