Health News Headlines

Crib deaths continue in Bengal, toll reaches 18

Kolkata , Oct 25

Crib deaths at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital continues unabated with three more babies dying since Friday to take the toll to 18.

Scientists grow functioning vessel with two tablespoons of blood

London , Oct 25

In a path-breaking research, a team of Swedish researchers has successfully grown brand new blood vessels with just two tablespoons of blood in a flat seven days.

Obesity a leading cause of liver damage

New Delhi , Oct 25

Little did 52-year-old Sheila Joshi (name changed), suffering from obesity-related uncontrolled diabetes know that her condition was leading to a damaged liver.

Ebola's evolutionary ancient roots discovered

New York , Oct 25

A study discovered that filoviruses - a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative Marburg belong - are at least 16-23 million years old.

Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

San Juan , Oct 25

A 14-month-old boy tested positive for marijuana in a toxicology exam at a San Juan hospital, where he was admitted after his parents became concerned that he was sleeping too much.

How body regulates weight loss

New York , Oct 25

A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, researchers have found.

Let your mind wander to boost mental performance

New York , Oct 25

Engaging brain areas linked to so-called "off-task" mental activities such as mind-wandering and looking back at good times can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, new research reveals.

Ebola infected child from Mali dead

London , Oct 25

The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, a media report said Saturday.

NY, NJ to quarantine travellers from Ebola-affected countries

New York , Oct 25

Medical personnel arriving at New York City airports from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa will be placed in mandatory quarantine for 21 days, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced.

Obama hugs nurse who survived Ebola

Washington , Oct 25

US President Barack Obama greeted nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office with a big hug to celebrate her recovery from the Ebola virus, which she was the first person in the country to contract.