Health

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...

Exposure to violence in schools may affect kids’ grades


Toronto, Sep 17: Witnessing violence in high school may lead to emotional distress among children and affect their academic performance later, suggests a new research.The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest that schools should seek to empower bystander students who are not directly involved in acts of...

Exposure to violence in schools may affect kids’ grades


Toronto, Sep 17: Witnessing violence in high school may lead to emotional distress among children and affect their academic performance later, suggests a new research.The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest that schools should seek to empower bystander students who are not directly involved in acts of...

Can probiotic use help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children?


New York, Sep 15: Feeding probiotics to infants and children daily may significantly stave off the need for antibiotic treatment, a finding that may help address the global rise in drug-resistant infections, said researchers.The study found that infants and children were 29 per cent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if...

Can probiotic use help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children?


New York, Sep 15: Feeding probiotics to infants and children daily may significantly stave off the need for antibiotic treatment, a finding that may help address the global rise in drug-resistant infections, said researchers.The study found that infants and children were 29 per cent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if...

Maternal exposure to pollen ups risk of asthma in babies


Sydney, Sep 15: Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study.The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood...