Health

Enjoy guilt-free calcium


If you think milk and milk products are the only good sources to obtain dietary calcium, think again! You can very well meet your daily recommended allowance of calcium even if you turn vegan or completely plant-based. Of late, milk has earned a bad rap for being a controversial dietary ingredient. The reason being the...

WHO declares global health emergency over coronavirus outbreak


Many countries including India are starting to airlift their nationals from China. Beijing/New Delhi: The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency after the death toll in China rose to 170 , with more than 7,800 cases confirmed in almost 20 countries. “The main reason for this declaration is not...

Bats, not snakes, caused Novel Coronavirus outbreak: Lancet


Beijing/New York: As millions around the world speculate about the real culprit behind the outbreak of deadly Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), researchers in a significant Lancet study have once again pointed fingers towards the infamous bats, and not snakes as was reported earlier. In the study, Professor Guizhen Wu of the Chinese Center for Disease Control...

Coronavirus enters India, infected student under treatment in Kerala


New Delhi: India on Thursday reported its first case of novel coronavirus infection, with the Union health ministry confirming that a student who came back to Kerala from China’s Wuhan tested positive for the infection. In the wake of rising cases of the virus, the central government has already issued an important travel advisory asking...

Coronavirus: WHO confident in China’s epidemic prevention

Post Date: January 29, 2020

Beijing: Visiting WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said that the global health body was confident in China’s epidemic prevention and control ability, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the lives of 106 people in the country. Ghebreyesus made the remarks while meeting Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here,...

Kerala nurse in Saudi contracts China virus, Wuhan shut


Thiruvananthapuram: At least thirty nurses from Kerala were reportedly quarantined in a hospital in Saudi Arabia after one of them tested positive for deadly coronavirus that claimed several lives in China, said their relatives. After the news surfaced, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan sent a letter to external affairs minister Jayshankar seeking his immediate intervention. “Reports...

China’s fast-spreading virus kills 6, reaches 5 countries


Beijing: China on Tuesday tightened control on people exiting and entering Wuhan the central Chinese city at the core of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, which has killed six people, infected 300 and spread panic and anxiety ahead of the country’s biggest festival, the Lunar New Year (LNY), the media reported. As many as...

Indians at China virus risk, Govt issues advisory


New Delhi: Alarmed at the possible spread of ‘novel coronavirus’, India has issued an advisory for Indians traveling from China especially from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where hundreds of Indian students live and study. More than 500 Indian students study in Wuhan, mostly in medical universities in and around the city, which is...

Eating food cooked on wood, coal may impair your lungs


New York, Sep 21: Love to eat food cooked on the barbecue? Beware, it is associated with increased risk of respiratory illness or death, researchers warned.Compared to those who used electricity or gas, chronic and acute respiratory disease hospitalisations or deaths were 36 per cent higher among those who used wood or...