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Season’s first dengue death reported in Delhi

New Delhi: The national capital has reported it’s first dengue death with an 18-year old succumbing to the mosquito borne disease last week.  The victim has been identified as Farheen, a resident of Jafrabad in north east Delhi. She breathed her last at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital on July 21, 2016 where she was undergoing treatment since a ... Read More »

Motorcycles Are The New Ambulances That Are Saving Lives Of Pregnant Women In Chhattisgarh!

Motorcycle-ambulances are a godsend for they are saving lives, one pregnant woman at a time. Inspired by their likes in African countries, these motorcycle-ambulances are a first for India and are proving extremely beneficial in Chhattisgarh where pregnant women of remote regions often die due to lack of proper medical aid. Ajay Trakroo, a health specialist with UNICEF said that ... Read More »

Another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito discovered

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015. The public Brazilian laboratory Fundacion Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) announced that researchers found the presence of the Culex quinquefasciatusmosquito infected by the Zikavirus in three out of 80 groups of mosquitoes analyzed up until now. ... Read More »

Sleeping near chicken can protect you from malaria!

Washington DC: This news might sound like a fowl suggestion, but scientists say these stinky, dirty chickens can actually help you avoid getting malaria. Scientists found that while mosquitoes have a taste for humans, they tend to avoid chickens and other birds due to their smell, thereby protecting humans from mosquito-transmitted diseases. Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences ... Read More »

Brisk Walk Better Than Jogging in Combatting Pre-Diabetes

Regular brisk walking may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with pre-diabetes, a study says. “When faced with the decision of trying to do weight loss, diet, and exercise versus exercise alone, the study indicates you can achieve nearly 80 per cent of the effect of doing all three with just a high amount ... Read More »

Heartiest Greetings and Felicitations on EIDULLAH (Eid-e-Ghadeer)

The 18th of Zil-Hajj marks the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Ghadeer. This is the day of nomination of Imam Ali(a.s.) as the successor to the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf) and commander of the faithfuls and the first Imam. This is also the day when the famous Ayat “Al-yaoma akmalto lakum dinakum wa atmamto alaikum naimatee” [Today we completed the DEEN for you and ... Read More »