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Epilepsy A Hidden Epidemic, Affects Over 15 Millions In India: AIIMS Doctor

Being not vocal about the epilepsy is one of the important reasons that has contributed in widening the treatment gap of this common disease in India, said Dr Chandra.

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E-cigarette use among US youth becomes an 'epidemic'

Chicago: Just days after the US city of Chicago took eight online retailers to court for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, federal agencies confirmed astonishing increases in nationwide youth use of e-cigarettes. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, released on Thursday by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centres for […]

34,000 suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka

Colombo: The number of people suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has increased to over 34,000 so far this year, with Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, official statistics revealed on Monday. The statistics from the Epidemiology Unit said that in August, 1,075 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island […]

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Novel blood test for pain may help combat opioid epidemic

New York: A one-of-its-kind blood test to measure pain in patients could open the door to precision medicine and help stem the tide of the opioid crisis, say researchers. Until now, to assess pain – a subjective sensation – doctors had to rely on patients self-reporting or the clinical symptoms. But the novel blood test […]

China Announces Reward For Undergoing Coronavirus Test

The Chinese authorities have urged the masses to come forward to undergo coronavirus tests and have also announced a 1,000 yuan (around $143) reward for the people reaching hospital to get tested for the epidemic that has claimed over 800 lives and infected more than 37,000 people. The Hubei province administration has taken this initiative […]

Coronavirus Death Toll Crosses 900 In China, Over 40,000 Infected

Beijing: The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has claimed over 900 lives in China, authorities said on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 40,000. According to the data from China’s National Health Commission, 97 more deaths and 3,062 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection were reported on Sunday from 31 provincial-level […]

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Take A Deep Breath, Listen To The God Within You In The Time Of COVID-19: Subroto Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: Stay home, stay safe, exercise self-control and build affiliation with your government when the country is under lockdown, said Odisha govt’s spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi in an exclusive interview with Kasturi Ray, Senior Editor of OTV (Digital). Ironically the same man who wrote ‘Go, Kiss The World’, is now an advocator of ‘stay […]

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Lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of epidemic: WHO

Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that lifting lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 is not the end of the epidemic, it’s just the beginning of the next phase. Speaking at the Group of 20 (G20) Health Ministers virtual meeting from Geneva, the WHO chief said it’s vital in this next […]