Alert in North Tripura to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis from Assam
Agartala: Tripura health department on Thursday issued an alert in areas of North Tripura which share a border with Assam and Mizoram following the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) outbreak in Assam. The health officials said that the department has undertaken special steps to prevent all possibility of the killer disease from spreading in Tripura.
North Tripura district health department circulated special instructions... read more
A "One WHO approach" for Malaria elimination in the African Region
“One WHO approach to malaria in Africa” was the focus of the 2019 coordination meeting between WHO in the African Region and The Global Malaria Programme which took place in Brazzaville from 2 – 5 July and aimed to build synergies between operations in the different levels of the organization. The meeting brought together 30 WHO malaria experts from ten countries in Africa with a high malaria burden, together with WHO headquarters, regional and inter-country Support Teams.... read more
Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds
Cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health, even if you're already at a healthy weight, suggests a new study.
During the course of two years, participants in the study who were on a calorie restriction diet lowered their blood pressure and levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol,... read more
Cutting MCI Risk: The More Mental Activities, the Better
Engaging in mentally stimulating activities, such as playing games, using a computer, and crafting - whether individually or in combination - is associated with a lower risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), suggests new research.
A large population-based study showed that using a computer in middle age was associated ... read more
Combining breast, lung cancer drugs to treat cancer yields better results, says study
According to a new study, if the drugs used to treat breast and lung cancer are combined, they overcome resistance to treatment and induce senescence - a state in which cells are thought to stop growing and dividing but without undergoing cell death, thus, yielding better results in cancer treatment.... read more