Month: August 2018

Mumbai: City reports 3 dengue deaths in a fortnight

Mumbai: City reports 3 dengue deaths in a fortnight

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 1, 2018 2:39:44 am In August last year, 93 cases had been recorded. (Representational Image) Three dengue deaths have been reported in the city since August 15 and in the past fortnight, 74 fresh cases have been recorded and 1,134 patients […]

Fall in dengue, malaria cases

Fall in dengue, malaria cases

Chandigarh:  Malaria cases have come down to 30 till August 31. Last year, during the same period, 87 cases were reported. Similarly, 186 dengue cases were reported in 2017. This year, the number came down to 34. As many as 52 chikungnuya cases came were reported in 2017, which reduced […]

Bread wheat’s genetic code cracked at last

Bread wheat’s genetic code cracked at last

Mapping the genome means scientists can identify genes that provide higher yield, better quality, or make it palatable to those who are gluten intolerant NEW DELHI It took the best scientific minds from 20 nations, including India, to scale what is considered as the “Mt Everest of the genome world”. […]

Dengue claims boy, woman

Dengue claims boy, woman

Salt Lake: A 10-year-old boy from Duttabad, suffering from fever for seven days, died of dengue at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals late on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Rinku Ghosh, 36, from Ashwininagar on the outskirts of Baguiati died at the Beleghata ID Hospital. Her NS1 test results were positive, an […]

Stroke may double risk for dementia, study says

Stroke may double risk for dementia, study says

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — People who’ve had a stroke face up to twice the normal risk of dementia, a new review suggests. In what they say is the largest analysis of its kind, British researchers examined 48 studies that included 3.2 million people worldwide. “We found that a history […]

Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

August 31, 2018 Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of HIV-2 infection in their patients coming from endemic areas, especially West Africa. As part of the UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 campaign to end AIDS, goals to be reached by 2020 include awareness of HIV status in 90% of affected individuals, sustained […]

How do you treat neck pain in children?

How do you treat neck pain in children?

While minor bumps and bruises are common during childhood, experiencing neck pain as a child can be startling. A range of things can cause neck pain in children, and it is vital to identify the cause to determine the best course of treatment. Neck pain is often temporary and clears […]

Dengue back in Doon, two new cases detected

Dengue back in Doon, two new cases detected

Detection of two cases of dengue on Thursday has   jolted the district health authorities out of their slumber. Till now, the health department officials remained complacent because of the continuous rain, something which is believed to check the breeding of Aedes mosquito, the vector of dengue. With this, the number […]