Health

After US President Donald Trump calling COVID-19 a "Chinese virus" and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blaming China, Russia and Iran for spreading disinformation about new coronavirus, questions are now being raised over whether Beijing can be held legally accountable for covering up initial outbreak and clamping down on real informati...

An Indian-origin team of researchers led by Dr Ravindra Kolhe from Georgia-based Augusta University has developed a novel, accurate coronavirus test that can tell patients in if they are infected within about two hours, instead of waiting typically days to hear from remote testing facilities. ...

Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, say researchers....

Getting too much or too little sleep, may be bad for your heart, say researchers, adding that people who get seven or eight hours of sleep per night have less stiffness in their arteries, which is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke....

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Thursday made it clear that there was no finding of local transmission of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in India so far but didn't rule out the possibility, suggesting to adopt precautions. ...