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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston, about the White House’s cancer “moonshot” initiative — a push to throw everything at finding a cure within five years.

Progress in ‘moonshot’ for cancer cure

BOSTON: Vice President Joe Biden has said that the White House’s “moonshot” to find a cure for cancer has been making real progress in the past year, but more needs… Read more »

The World Health Organization says that in recent years, globalisation of travel and trade, unplanned urbanisation and environmental challenges including climate change has had a “significant” impact on transmission of vector-borne diseases.

WHO calls for strengthening India’s disease surveillance network

NEW DELHI: The WHO has called for strengthening India’s disease surveillance network by engaging private healthcare sector more for reliable counts of cases of dengue and chikungunya, which have claimed… Read more »

Union Health Minister J P Nadda

40,000 affected by dengue & chikungunya

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister J P Nadda has stressed on the need for close coordination between the Centre and states to deal with the outbreak of chikungunya and dengue,… Read more »


Make yoga a mass movement, PM Modi tells ministers

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought the support of all Union ministers and department heads to make yoga a… Read more »


5 Delhi hospitals fined for refusing free treatment

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has asked five private hospitals in the city, including Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital (Saket), to deposit “unwarranted profits” of over… Read more »


CIIS honors Ayurveda practioner Acharya Shunya

Crowne Plaza Foster City 1221 Chess Drive FOSTER CITY, CA: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) awarded the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Distinguished Service Award to Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur On… Read more »


Palo Alto VA Employees to Hold Informational Picket Outside VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Palo Alto VA Employees to Hold Informational Picket Outside VA Palo Alto Health Care System AFGE members to picket proposed closing of VA hospitals nationwide When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30… Read more »


After Ebola, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan

SENDAI, Japan: The World Bank has announced a new program to mobilize funds quickly against virulent disease outbreaks after the world was caught unprepared in the 2014 Ebola disaster in… Read more »

Neurogenesis could be directly affected by long-term use of antibiotics causing a disruption in brain function.

Long-term use of antibiotics may harm brain

BERLIN: Treatments involving long-term use of antibiotics may disrupt brain functions and affect the formation of new brain cells, a new study has claimed. A special kind of immune cell… Read more »

India, China to play constructive role in 21st century Prez

India, China to play constructive role in 21st century: Prez

BEIJING: President Pranab Mukherjee today said India and China are poised to play a “significant and constructive” role in the 21st century as 10 Indian universities today signed agreements with… Read more »


Turn cancer on with animal protein; and off with plant diet

FORT MYERS, Fla: One grew up on a cattle farm. The other on a dairy farm. They evolved into two of the country’s strongest proponents of whole-food, plant-based nutrition. Their… Read more »

kidney disease

Climate change may up kidney disease

WASHINGTON: Climate change may be accelerating rates of chronic kidney disease caused by dehydration and heat stress, according to a new study. The findings suggest that a condition called heat… Read more »


Excessive smartphone use makes you hyperactive

WASHINGTON: Smartphone addicts, take note! People who use digital technology excessively may develop ADHD-like symptoms even if they are not diagnosed with the disorder, a new study has warned. “With… Read more »

Situation very complex in Bangladesh US

Situation very complex in Bangladesh: US

WASHINGTON: The situation is “very complex” and there is a threat “on the ground” in Bangladesh, the US has said after a series of bloody attacks on secular writers and… Read more »

Development of Zika virus vaccine underway in India WHO

Development of Zika virus vaccine underway in India: WHO

UNITED NATIONS: India is among five countries where projects are underway to develop vaccines to fight the deadly Zika virus affecting newborns in 38 countries. The World Health Organization’s Director-General… Read more »


India’s health protection gap is among biggest in Asia

MUMBAI: The country has one of the biggest health protection gaps in Asia, which is expected to increase by 12.3 per cent annually to USD 214 billion by 2020, a… Read more »


Zika virus may be carried by other mosquitoes

RIO DE JANEIRO: Research by scientists in Brazil indicates that a mosquito more common than the one primarily known to transmit Zika infections may possibly be able to carry the… Read more »

Scientists say they still have a lot to learn about Zika before they'll have a vaccine ready for people.

Best way to understand Zika might be to inject it into volunteers

That idea may sound a little crazy, but it’s not unprecedented. And some researchers are hoping the approach could help speed up the search for an effective Zika vaccine. Right now,… Read more »


Stressed fathers may put kids at diabetes risk

These epigenetic marks do not affect the underlying DNA, but they do control how Sfmbt2 and an associated microRNA (the intronic microRNA-466b-3p) are expressed. The epigenetic reprogramming from stress, through… Read more »

CDC Director Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations subcommittee and Western Hemisphere subcommittee hearing on: 'The Global Zika Epidemic.

Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak

WASHINGTON: New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect… Read more »