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According to a report, around 40 per cent have some form of disability and 20 per cent suffer from mental health issues. Also, 27 per cent of this population group, which translates to roughly 35 million people, have multi-morbidities.(Unsplash)

55 per cent people above 60 years suffer from chronic disease: Survey

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:34 PM IST
According to a report, around 40 per cent have some form of disability and 20 per cent suffer from mental health issues. Also, 27 per cent of this population group, which translates to roughly 35 million people, have multi-morbidities.
A study has found out that Stem cell treatment for vascular diseases can be predicted through real time observation.(ANI)
A study has found out that Stem cell treatment for vascular diseases can be predicted through real time observation.(ANI)

Real-time observation helpful in Stem cell for vascular diseases: Study

Seoul | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 10:25 AM IST
A study has found out that Stem cell treatment for vascular diseases can be predicted through real time observation.
Health authorities could not yet establish the cause of the disease though blood tests and CT (brain) scans were performed. Cerebral Spinal Fluid tests also turned out to be normal.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Health authorities could not yet establish the cause of the disease though blood tests and CT (brain) scans were performed. Cerebral Spinal Fluid tests also turned out to be normal.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Central team to visit Andhra Pradesh to investigate unknown disease

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:31 PM IST
People afflicted with the mysterious disease suddenly fell unconscious after suffering from fits and nausea. It started in the One-Town area of Eluru and most of the victims were in the 20-30 age group while there were about 45 children below the age of 12 years.
The study led by Mar Pujades-Rodriguez at Leeds University and colleagues was published in PLOS Medicine.(Unsplash)
The study led by Mar Pujades-Rodriguez at Leeds University and colleagues was published in PLOS Medicine.(Unsplash)

Study suggests patients receiving low dose steroid at increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:46 PM IST
While high doses of steroids are known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, the impact of lower doses is unknown. A study suggests that even low doses of glucocorticoid may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Details of this research were presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.(Piixabay)
Details of this research were presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.(Piixabay)

Study reveals Covid-19 infection rates low in people with rheumatic diseases

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:20 PM IST
A new study shows that the Covid-19 infection incidence has been low in people with rheumatic diseases, and most of those infected experience a mild course of illness.
Immune response is a balancing act: Too much can lead to inflammatory or(Unsplash)
Immune response is a balancing act: Too much can lead to inflammatory or(Unsplash)

Study focuses on new insights into a potential target for autoimmune disease

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:09 PM IST
New findings from a multi-institutional team suggest that targeting the molecule DEL-1 could be an effective way to treat conditions where taming an inflammatory or autoimmune response is desired.
A man wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus(AP)
A man wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus(AP)

Forgotten diseases hit poorest billion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:30 AM IST
These conditions account for over a third of the burden of disease among the poorest, including almost 800,000 deaths annually among those aged under 40 years, and killing more people than HIV, tuberculosis and maternal deaths combined.
Health workers during a door-to-door survey for Covid-19 in Agartala on Tuesday.(ANI)
Health workers during a door-to-door survey for Covid-19 in Agartala on Tuesday.(ANI)

Tripura villagers say Covid-19 an urban disease, shun door-to-door survey

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Authorities have so far failed to convince the villagers to take part in the door-to-door survey.

Amid pandemic, vector-borne diseases worry Kerala as monsoon breaks

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 06:33 PM IST
The monsoon brings in a lot of diseases like dengue, leptospirosis, H1N1, chikungunya and other ailments in Kerala.
A migrant worker heads to board a special train bound for his home state, Greater Noida, May 16, 2020(Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)
A migrant worker heads to board a special train bound for his home state, Greater Noida, May 16, 2020(Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)

The disease travels east

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:02 PM IST
With the return of migrants, states with weak health infra are now seeing a spurt
Students wash their hands before attending a class at a governement-run high school, Secunderabad, March 4, 2020(AFP)
Students wash their hands before attending a class at a governement-run high school, Secunderabad, March 4, 2020(AFP)

Without clean water, fighting diseases is a pipe dream

UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 08:54 AM IST
As the number of coronavirus cases detected in India rises, health professionals have suggested frequent hand-washing as a precautionary measure. But getting people to do this may not be easy as many households across the country do not have adequate hand-washing facilities, according to the National Family Health Survey (2015-16).
Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid
Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid

Here’s what you can do to keep colorectal cancer at bay

By By Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Expert talks about the risk factors of this disease that is among the top 10 cancers in India.
In the absence of a policy on orphan diseases, patients have been forced to knock on the doors of the courts(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
In the absence of a policy on orphan diseases, patients have been forced to knock on the doors of the courts(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Should the State pay for treatment of rare diseases?

By Shyel Trehan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Treatments for rare diseases are often not developed, because pharma companies aren’t able to recover research and development costs, and when treatments are developed, they are extremely expensive
The children contracting the disease develop symptoms of fever, cold and vomiting, eventually leading to renal failure. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The children contracting the disease develop symptoms of fever, cold and vomiting, eventually leading to renal failure. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

10 kids die of unknown disease in Udhampur

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Dogra informed that the disease has not been diagnosed as yet and a high-level team of experts will reach Udhampur on Sunday to explore the cause and suggest remedies.
There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

India’s immunisation drive: Battling diseases, ensuring a healthy future

By Harsh Vardhan
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 07:52 PM IST
The government aimed to increase the immunisation coverage of children to 90%. The result was heartening
HT Image
HT Image

High burden of hypertension in Punjab: PGIMER for developing of district level plan for prevention of disease

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:41 AM IST
The unadjusted prevalence of hypertension in Punjab is 35.7% (men 41%, women 25.4%) against the prevalence in India which is 25.3%
A mobile medical health unit has been stationed at the Odisha village since the last 3 days for treatment of the malnourished children.(HT PHOTO.)
A mobile medical health unit has been stationed at the Odisha village since the last 3 days for treatment of the malnourished children.(HT PHOTO.)

6 infants die of unknown diseases in Odisha’s Malkangiri in less than 1 month

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 02:02 AM IST
The CDMO, however, ruled out Japanese Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome that resulted in the death of 103 children in the district three years ago.
The study involved 487,200 people in China with an average age of 51. Participants had no history of stroke or heart disease at the beginning of the study.(Shutterstock)
The study involved 487,200 people in China with an average age of 51. Participants had no history of stroke or heart disease at the beginning of the study.(Shutterstock)

Insomnia symptoms linked to cardiovascular diseases

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 02:36 PM IST
Less or troubled sleep can lead to stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases claims a new study.
Air pollution could also act as a trigger for a stroke and neurology experts across the globe are looking into it.(Unsplash)
Air pollution could also act as a trigger for a stroke and neurology experts across the globe are looking into it.(Unsplash)

Brain strokes not an ‘elderly people’s disease’, hitting those below 45 increasingly

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 05:04 PM IST
The Indian Council for Medical Research estimates one person suffers a stroke every three seconds in the country and a death is reported every three minutes.
Usually, to reveal the cause of rare genetic diseases like muscular dystrophies, the researchers said that the genes and their products from affected people and their family members were sequenced.(Unsplash)
Usually, to reveal the cause of rare genetic diseases like muscular dystrophies, the researchers said that the genes and their products from affected people and their family members were sequenced.(Unsplash)

New technique can track down causes of rare genetic diseases

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 06:02 PM IST
For the new technology, the researchers, including those from Scripps Research Institute in the US, applied the fact that each person inherited two copies of every gene, or alleles - one from the mother and another from the father.
Researchers tested whether self-silencing was associated with carotid atherosclerosis.(Unsplash)
Researchers tested whether self-silencing was associated with carotid atherosclerosis.(Unsplash)

Self-silencing linked to heightened risk of stroke, cardiovascular diseases

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Although self-silencing has been linked to worse mental and self-reported physical health in women, it has not been previously examined in relation to women’s cardiovascular health.
Nearly one quarter of the world’s TB cases are reported from India, making it a country with very high disease burden.(GETTY IMAGES.)
Nearly one quarter of the world’s TB cases are reported from India, making it a country with very high disease burden.(GETTY IMAGES.)

India to use Artifical Intelligence in TB care, sets deadline to end disease by 2025

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:49 PM IST
The Central TB Division of the health ministry on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against the disease.
Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickungunya pose a great threat to more than half of the world’s population.(Shutterstock)
Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickungunya pose a great threat to more than half of the world’s population.(Shutterstock)

Mosquito-borne diseases a big global concern

Hindustan Times | By HTC
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickungunya pose a great threat to more than half of the world’s population. In 2007, malaria alone caused over 435,000 deaths in the world, while due to this deadly disease more than a thousand people lost their lives in India in the last four-and-a-half years. Read about how these diseases spread and what species of mosquitoes transmit them.
Of the two latest deaths, one was of Aarav, a three-year-old boy from Jhalkari Nagar in Firozabad, who passed away on Tuesday evening at the district hospital after suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting through the day.(Pratham Gokhale / Hindustan Times)
Of the two latest deaths, one was of Aarav, a three-year-old boy from Jhalkari Nagar in Firozabad, who passed away on Tuesday evening at the district hospital after suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting through the day.(Pratham Gokhale / Hindustan Times)

Waterborne diseases kill four children in UP

AGRA | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:56 AM IST
In the wee hours of Tuesday, siblings Lucky (5) and Laxmi (7), hailing from Anand Nagar locality of Firozabad, had died during treatment.
Children showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) being treated at a hospital in Muzaffarpur district, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. More than 100 children have died in the district due to the disease.(PTI photo)
Children showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) being treated at a hospital in Muzaffarpur district, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. More than 100 children have died in the district due to the disease.(PTI photo)

Bihar orders survey of areas affected by encephalitis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 10:36 AM IST
A government survey will be undertaken at the Muzaffarpur blocks from where 60-70% of the AES cases have been reported, said Bihar’s chief secretary Deepak Kumar.
JE cases have dropped drastically since India started vaccinating at-risk populations against the disease in 2006.(HT Photo)
JE cases have dropped drastically since India started vaccinating at-risk populations against the disease in 2006.(HT Photo)

Cause of AES that has killed over 100 children in Bihar remains unknown

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:48 AM IST
AES cases in Bihar’s litchi-cultivation region were misdiagnosed as Japanese encephalitis (JE) till late 1990s since the symptoms and the seasonal outbreak of the two diseases are similar.
The state public health department had initiated a twomonth drive to identify high-risk areas in the state which have poor portable drinking water.(Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times)
The state public health department had initiated a twomonth drive to identify high-risk areas in the state which have poor portable drinking water.(Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times)

Maha’s two-month card: 17 outbreaks of waterborne diseases

Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:40 AM IST
The drought-like conditions in the state prompted the department to initiate a pre-monsoon drive and identify cases of waterborne diseases which are largely suspected to break-out in areas with poor portable drinking water.
Drug resistance currently causes at least 700,000 deaths each year, including 230,000 from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The most common drug resistant pathogens, including E. coli, K. pneumoniae, Salmonella spp., among others.
Drug resistance currently causes at least 700,000 deaths each year, including 230,000 from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The most common drug resistant pathogens, including E. coli, K. pneumoniae, Salmonella spp., among others.

Drug-resistant diseases as big a threat as climate change: UN

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Antimicrobial (including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungal and antiprotozoal) agents are critical to fight diseases in humans, animals and plants, but misuse and overuse is making an increasing number of them ineffective.
The study was initiated in 1980 when clinical oral examinations were conducted. Cardiovascular risk factors were measured at several times.(Shutterstock)
The study was initiated in 1980 when clinical oral examinations were conducted. Cardiovascular risk factors were measured at several times.(Shutterstock)

Oral infections in childhood may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 10:31 AM IST
Periodontitis in particular has been studied extensively, and currently, it is considered an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic vascular diseases.
Three years ago, a team of University of Michigan researchers showed that women have more VGLL3 in their skin cells than men.(Shutterstock)
Three years ago, a team of University of Michigan researchers showed that women have more VGLL3 in their skin cells than men.(Shutterstock)

Study finds why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 01:12 PM IST
A research conducted on mice discovered that having too much molecular switch called VGLL3, which regulates immune response genes in skin cells, lead to autoimmune diseases.
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