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West Nile Fever: K’taka Health Dept issues alert for border districts

Following the death of a young boy in Kerala due to the West Nile virus, border districts in Karnataka are on high alert.

‘Machupo virus in paracetamol’: Hoax message doing rounds on WhatsApp sparks fear

A fake forward being circulated on social media claims that certain paracetamol tablets contain the ‘Machupo virus’ and is causing severe harm to those who consume it.

1 case of West Nile Fever in Kerala: How you can guard against mosquito-borne diseases

As summer sets in, doctors tell TNM how to keep yourself safe against these mosquito-borne fevers.

Sickle cell anaemia patients upset with Kerala govt over delay in pension, jobs

The sickle cell disease, caused by a mutation in the red blood cells, affects hundreds of people in Wayanad district, most of them from the tribal community.

Chennai-born Dr Soumya Swaminathan appointed as Chief Scientist at WHO

As part of the World Health Organisation’s ‘sweeping reforms,’ Dr Soumya Swaminathan has been given a role as Chief Scientist and will be based out of Geneva.

Generic medicines: Centre pushes for cheaper drugs

New Union Health Ministry plans would colour-code generic medicines to distinguish them from their more costly brand-name counterparts.

Bengaluru doctors perform ‘bloodless’ open heart surgery on patient

The patient who underwent an open heart surgery, belongs to the Jehovah’s Witness faith, which does not allow blood transfusions.

How a London man was reportedly cured of HIV via a bone marrow transplant

Indian-origin scientist and professor, Ravindra Gupta from University College London's Infection and Immunity Department, is the lead author of the study.

People as young as 16 suffer heart attacks, reveal studies, doctors concur

A 19-year-old student from Telangana died of a suspected heart attack while writing his class 12 exam on Saturday.

India to soon get an algorithm to detect diabetic eye conditions

A pioneering e-health project planned to be introduced may help detect diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.