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Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Ebola is believed to be spread over long distances by bats and can turn up in bush meat sold at food markets throughout Congo.

02 Aug 2018 8:24 AM

Anti-bodies that fight Ebola viruses are now a reality

Researchers at Vanderbilt University closer to developing effective antibody treatment against viruses causing lethal disease.

01 Aug 2018 9:02 AM

Long work week may up diabetes risk for women

Exercise breaks, or getting lots of activity outside work, or other lifestyle decisions might potentially help.

26 Jul 2018 6:20 PM

Experts warn cats and dogs are vectors of superbug diseases. Should we stop owning pets?

Since pets are in such close proximity to many more humans, they're actually more likely to transfer resistant bacteria.

25 Jul 2018 2:30 PM

Factors linked to chikungunya, dengue outbreaks discovered

Dengue infections are on the rise globally, according to the World Health Organization.

25 Jul 2018 11:31 AM

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Landmark experiment wipes out over 80 pc mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and Zika

Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.

16 Jul 2018 10:07 AM

Everything you need to know about iron deficiency – the underrated health hazard

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies prevalent in our country.

02 Jul 2018 8:53 PM

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

DNAs of deadly strains of plague, dysentery and cholera were also decoded to better understand some of world’s most dangerous diseases.

07 Jun 2018 9:14 AM

Here’s what scientists know today about Zika and its effect on foetuses

Zika began spreading in Brazil in April 2015 and the country saw more than 260,000 probable cases in 2016, according to Health Ministry.

06 Jun 2018 10:25 AM

Kick The Butt Not The Bucket

On World No Tobacco day, smokers and doctors share the best way to quit the harmful habit.

31 May 2018 1:17 AM

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WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months

The plan also sets out targets for the disease response, including that 100 percent of new cases should come from known contacts.

30 May 2018 9:22 AM

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes

Even a little bit of physical activity is important and beneficial.

24 May 2018 5:53 PM

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims

An important limitation of this present study is that the people who consumed eggs regularly were much more affluent.

22 May 2018 12:54 PM

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as WHO holds emergency meeting

The World Health Organization held an emergency meeting on Friday and called the risk to the public in Congo "very high".

18 May 2018 1:39 PM

Investment in NCD control leads to improvement in health, economy: WHO

If all countries use these interventions, the world would move significantly closer to reduce premature death by one-third by 2030.

17 May 2018 4:20 PM

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Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia:study

There are about 10 million new dementia cases each year.

17 May 2018 10:42 AM

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak

Health Ministry said vaccinations would start at weekend, first time vaccine would come into use since it was developed two years ago.

17 May 2018 8:19 AM

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

World Health Organisation obtained 4,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine and was preparing for deployment in Congo.

15 May 2018 10:08 AM

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up.

15 May 2018 9:38 AM

17 deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed

It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name.

09 May 2018 8:29 AM

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