Health

The healthcare access of a country reflects its economic, social and political standards and growth on the world stage. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half the world's 7.3 billion population lacks access to essential health services. Around 800 million people have to spend 10 per cent ...

Privacy of patients who go for HIV testing and counselling in the national capital's government hospitals remains a prime concern as many of them don't have separate counselling rooms for males and females, a study has found. The study, titled "Integrated Counselling and HIV Testing Centres of Delhi: An...

Annual flu vaccination is regarded as a safe and low-cost way to improve survival rate among elderly heart failure patients, according to a new research. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, showed that flu vaccination was associated with an 18 per cent reduced risk of premature death and a 19 per ...

Nearly 74,000 women-a fifth of the global cases-die every year in India from -cervical cancer, a largely preventable malady. With Intensified screening developed countries have considerably reduced the deaths from cervical cancer, a leading expert has offered India help to benefit from ...

Eating dried fruits such as dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas may not spike blood sugar compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study. "People often worry about sources of sugar, and fruits are one of them. But most fruits, in particular tender fruit, have a low glycemic index and what...

New Zealand's parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow the medicinal use of marijuana, making it possible for patients with chronic pain to acquire the drug with a prescription. The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill, which passed the third ...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday called on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enquire about his health. The Chief Minister had been advised rest at home for 48 hours by doctors at the...

Strange disease has killed a total of eight elephants in northern Tanzania's district of Ngorongoro, authorities confirmed on Sunday. Joseph Meng' oro, Deputy Wildlife Officer at the Ngorongoro District Council expressed his worry over the disease, saying, more deaths could be occurring...

Is your child facing trouble in sleeping? If so, parents take note. Regular and sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for gaining healthy body weight in adolescence, suggests a new study. The study revealed that those who had no bedtime routine at age nine had ...