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What is driving a surge in dengue cases in Europe?

What is driving a surge in dengue cases in Europe?
What is driving a surge in dengue cases in Europe?

What is driving a surge in dengue cases in Europe?

Europe has seen a ‘significant’ rise in dengue infections in recent years. The European Union (EU) health agency said tiger mosquitoes are spreading the infections. But why have the cases increased now?

Europe has seen a ‘significant’ rise in dengue infections in recent years. The European Union (EU) health agency said tiger mosquitoes are spreading the infections. But wh...

What is driving a surge in dengue cases in Europe?

Human case of bird flu detected in India: Should we be worried?

Human case of bird flu detected in India: Should we be worried?
Human case of bird flu detected in India: Should we be worried?

Human case of bird flu detected in India: Should we be worried?

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday confirmed a four-year-old child from West Bengal was diagnosed with bird flu in late January this year. This is India's second human infection of H9N2 bird flu, with the first reported in 2019. The agency anticipates sporadic occurrences of the infection due to the virus's circulating presence in poultry

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday confirmed a four-year-old child from West Bengal was diagnosed with bird flu in late January this year. This is India's second h...

Human case of bird flu detected in India: Should we be worried?

First since 2019, WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India

First since 2019, WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India
First since 2019, WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India

First since 2019, WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India

India's International Health Regulations informed WHO about the case on May 22 saying that the patient was infected by the avian influenza virus in West Bengal

India's International Health Regulations informed WHO about the case on May 22 saying that the patient was infected by the avian influenza virus in West Bengal...

First since 2019, WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India

Eat Right: What's the planet-friendly diet that may lengthen your life?

Eat Right: What's the planet-friendly diet that may lengthen your life?
Eat Right: What's the planet-friendly diet that may lengthen your life?

Eat Right: What's the planet-friendly diet that may lengthen your life?

A planet-friendly diet, which is mostly based on consuming veggies and fruits, is believed to be highly beneficial for humans and the Earth. A new study backs this claim by saying that it also reduces the risk of premature death by nearly one-third in people. It also dramatically reduces greenhouse gases that are choking the planet

A planet-friendly diet, which is mostly based on consuming veggies and fruits, is believed to be highly beneficial for humans and the Earth. A new study backs this claim by sa...

Eat Right: What's the planet-friendly diet that may lengthen your life?

Hooked to smartphones? What excessive internet usage does to teenage brains

Hooked to smartphones? What excessive internet usage does to teenage brains
Hooked to smartphones? What excessive internet usage does to teenage brains

Hooked to smartphones? What excessive internet usage does to teenage brains

A study has found that excessive internet usage among adolescents affects regions of their brains which are responsible for controlling attention, intellectual ability, working memory, and physical coordination. This hampers overall development and well-being

A study has found that excessive internet usage among adolescents affects regions of their brains which are responsible for controlling attention, intellectual ability, workin...

Hooked to smartphones? What excessive internet usage does to teenage brains

Doctor explains: Is our lifestyle giving us tumours and cancers?

Doctor explains: Is our lifestyle giving us tumours and cancers?
Doctor explains: Is our lifestyle giving us tumours and cancers?

Doctor explains: Is our lifestyle giving us tumours and cancers?

With tumours and cancers becoming one of the leading health challenges for people across the world, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to deal with them and live a healthier life

With tumours and cancers becoming one of the leading health challenges for people across the world, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to deal with them and live a ...

Doctor explains: Is our lifestyle giving us tumours and cancers?

Doctor explains: Should you take medicines to lose weight?

Doctor explains: Should you take medicines to lose weight?
Doctor explains: Should you take medicines to lose weight?

Doctor explains: Should you take medicines to lose weight?

With studies and reports suggesting that certain medicines taken for weight loss can cause serious health problems, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to manage weight and deal with obesity

With studies and reports suggesting that certain medicines taken for weight loss can cause serious health problems, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to manage wei...

Doctor explains: Should you take medicines to lose weight?

No funny business: Can you faint from laughing too much?

No funny business: Can you faint from laughing too much?
No funny business: Can you faint from laughing too much?

No funny business: Can you faint from laughing too much?

A man from Hyderabad couldn't control his laughter while he was enjoying a comedy show with his family. After laughing hard for a few minutes, things turned serious as he lost his consciousness. A doctor later explained that he suffered from a rare condition called laughter-induced syncope. Here's what it is

A man from Hyderabad couldn't control his laughter while he was enjoying a comedy show with his family. After laughing hard for a few minutes, things turned serious as he lost...

No funny business: Can you faint from laughing too much?

How a ‘bad cold’ led to a 33-year-old Canadian powerlifter being on life support

How a ‘bad cold’ led to a 33-year-old Canadian powerlifter being on life support
How a ‘bad cold’ led to a 33-year-old Canadian powerlifter being on life support

How a ‘bad cold’ led to a 33-year-old Canadian powerlifter being on life support

Jared Maynar, his wife, and his daughters caught a 'mild cold' at the beginning of 2023. While the family recovered within a week, he couldn't. He was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal autoimmune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. What is it?

Jared Maynar, his wife, and his daughters caught a 'mild cold' at the beginning of 2023. While the family recovered within a week, he couldn't. He was diagnosed with a rare a...

How a ‘bad cold’ led to a 33-year-old Canadian powerlifter being on life support

Do eye exercises really help improve your vision?

Do eye exercises really help improve your vision?
Do eye exercises really help improve your vision?

Do eye exercises really help improve your vision?

While eye exercises promise to eliminate the need for glasses and give significant benefit to your eyes, health care professional says there is limited evidence to suggest its benefits.

While eye exercises promise to eliminate the need for glasses and give significant benefit to your eyes, health care professional says there is limited evidence to suggest its...

Do eye exercises really help improve your vision?

Doctor explains: What 50°C heatwave does to your body. How to protect yourself

Doctor explains: What 50°C heatwave does to your body. How to protect yourself
Doctor explains: What 50°C heatwave does to your body. How to protect yourself

Doctor explains: What 50°C heatwave does to your body. How to protect yourself

With Indian cities reporting record high temperatures, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to deal with extreme heat-related health issues and illnesses

With Indian cities reporting record high temperatures, Firstpost brings out a doctor’s view on how to deal with extreme heat-related health issues and illnesses...

Doctor explains: What 50°C heatwave does to your body. How to protect yourself

What are smart bandages that would accelerate healing and allow remote care by doctor?

What are smart bandages that would accelerate healing and allow remote care by doctor?
What are smart bandages that would accelerate healing and allow remote care by doctor?

What are smart bandages that would accelerate healing and allow remote care by doctor?

Researchers are working on creating ‘smart bandages’, a high-tech update on a simple bandage that may monitor, evaluate, and respond to how a wound is healing to speed up the healing process. Some versions of them will also let medical professionals administer care remotely

Researchers are working on creating ‘smart bandages’, a high-tech update on a simple bandage that may monitor, evaluate, and respond to how a wound is healing to speed up ...

What are smart bandages that would accelerate healing and allow remote care by doctor?

World No Tobacco Day: Despite fears of cancer, infertility there's no end to smoking or chewing nicotine

World No Tobacco Day: Despite fears of cancer, infertility there's no end to smoking or chewing nicotine
World No Tobacco Day: Despite fears of cancer, infertility there's no end to smoking or chewing nicotine

World No Tobacco Day: Despite fears of cancer, infertility there's no end to smoking or chewing nicotine

The observance of World No Tobacco Day highlights the multifaceted repercussions of tobacco use spanning from cancer to the intricate dynamics of fertility

The observance of World No Tobacco Day highlights the multifaceted repercussions of tobacco use spanning from cancer to the intricate dynamics of fertility...

World No Tobacco Day: Despite fears of cancer, infertility there's no end to smoking or chewing nicotine

World No Tobacco Day: Why teen girls in India are smoking more than ever?

World No Tobacco Day: Why teen girls in India are smoking more than ever?
World No Tobacco Day: Why teen girls in India are smoking more than ever?

World No Tobacco Day: Why teen girls in India are smoking more than ever?

As per the Union health ministry’s latest report, while tobacco consumption in India has come down, the number of teenage girls who smoke has gone up more than two-fold in a decade. It is a worrying trend, with adverse health effects like cardiovascular and reproductive diseases

As per the Union health ministry’s latest report, while tobacco consumption in India has come down, the number of teenage girls who smoke has gone up more than two-fold in a...

World No Tobacco Day: Why teen girls in India are smoking more than ever?

Explained: What are cancer vaccines? Can they cure the disease?

Explained: What are cancer vaccines? Can they cure the disease?
Explained: What are cancer vaccines? Can they cure the disease?

Explained: What are cancer vaccines? Can they cure the disease?

The UK's National Health Service has announced that thousands of cancer patients in England will get expedited access to trials of personalised cancer vaccines, following the introduction of a groundbreaking trial 'matchmaking' service designed to discover new life-saving treatments. Cancer vaccines, a type of immunotherapy, differ from preventive vaccines like the COVID-19 jab, as they are intended to treat individuals already diagnosed with the disease

The UK's National Health Service has announced that thousands of cancer patients in England will get expedited access to trials of personalised cancer vaccines, following the ...

Explained: What are cancer vaccines? Can they cure the disease?

Medical history: How ancient Egyptians tried to treat cancer 4,000 years ago

Medical history: How ancient Egyptians tried to treat cancer 4,000 years ago
Medical history: How ancient Egyptians tried to treat cancer 4,000 years ago

Medical history: How ancient Egyptians tried to treat cancer 4,000 years ago

Ancient Egypt is known to be the place of one of the early civilisations. New evidence from skulls more than 4,000 years old has revealed that physicians from the region may have also tried to treat certain cancers with surgery

Ancient Egypt is known to be the place of one of the early civilisations. New evidence from skulls more than 4,000 years old has revealed that physicians from the region may h...

Medical history: How ancient Egyptians tried to treat cancer 4,000 years ago

India’s heatwave is leading to rise in ‘eye stroke’ cases: What is the condition?

India’s heatwave is leading to rise in ‘eye stroke’ cases: What is the condition?
India’s heatwave is leading to rise in ‘eye stroke’ cases: What is the condition?

India’s heatwave is leading to rise in ‘eye stroke’ cases: What is the condition?

An eye stroke occurs when the retinal artery supplying blood to the eye becomes blocked. Heatwaves pose a unique risk by increasing dehydration and blood viscosity, making blockages more likely. Keep reading to learn about the signs to watch out for

An eye stroke occurs when the retinal artery supplying blood to the eye becomes blocked. Heatwaves pose a unique risk by increasing dehydration and blood viscosity, making blo...

India’s heatwave is leading to rise in ‘eye stroke’ cases: What is the condition?

Sleepless in Summer: How India’s rising night-time temperatures are a health concern

Sleepless in Summer: How India’s rising night-time temperatures are a health concern
Sleepless in Summer: How India’s rising night-time temperatures are a health concern

Sleepless in Summer: How India’s rising night-time temperatures are a health concern

Parts of India, especially in the North, are struggling to survive amid extremely high temperatures. A new study has revealed that hotter nights are only adding to the woes of the people. But what’s causing the nocturnal mercury levels to remain high?

Parts of India, especially in the North, are struggling to survive amid extremely high temperatures. A new study has revealed that hotter nights are only adding to the woes of...

Sleepless in Summer: How India’s rising night-time temperatures are a health concern

Australia firm freezes its first patient. Can cryogenics help bring people back to life?

Australia firm freezes its first patient. Can cryogenics help bring people back to life?
Australia firm freezes its first patient. Can cryogenics help bring people back to life?

Australia firm freezes its first patient. Can cryogenics help bring people back to life?

An Australian cryonics company, Southern Cryonics, sparked a widespread debate after successfully freezing their first client, known as 'Patient One'. The man, in his 80s, passed away in a Sydney hospital before being transported to Southern Cryonics’ facility in Holbrook, New South Wales. There, his body was cryogenically preserved at -196°C, with the hope that future medical advancements might one day revive him

An Australian cryonics company, Southern Cryonics, sparked a widespread debate after successfully freezing their first client, known as 'Patient One'. The man, in his 80s, pas...

Australia firm freezes its first patient. Can cryogenics help bring people back to life?

Too hot to handle: How much heat can a human body sustain?

Too hot to handle: How much heat can a human body sustain?
Too hot to handle: How much heat can a human body sustain?

Too hot to handle: How much heat can a human body sustain?

Parts of India are grappling with extreme heat. Across the world too, temperatures are soaring, making people sweat profusely. Amid these rising temperatures, everyone seems to be asking — how hot is too hot? And what happens to the human body then? The answer, surprisingly, isn’t limited only to the thermometer; it has much to do with humidity. Here’s what you need to know

Parts of India are grappling with extreme heat. Across the world too, temperatures are soaring, making people sweat profusely. Amid these rising temperatures, everyone seems t...

Too hot to handle: How much heat can a human body sustain?

How longer and more intense heatwaves are linked to premature births

How longer and more intense heatwaves are linked to premature births
How longer and more intense heatwaves are linked to premature births

How longer and more intense heatwaves are linked to premature births

Examining data from 5.3 million births across the top 50 metropolitan areas in the US over 25 years, a recent study found that for every one-degree Celsius rise in temperature above a certain threshold, there was a corresponding one per cent increase in preterm and early-term births

Examining data from 5.3 million births across the top 50 metropolitan areas in the US over 25 years, a recent study found that for every one-degree Celsius rise in temperature...

How longer and more intense heatwaves are linked to premature births

Menstrual Hygiene Day: What is free bleeding and is it hygienic?

Menstrual Hygiene Day: What is free bleeding and is it hygienic?
Menstrual Hygiene Day: What is free bleeding and is it hygienic?

Menstrual Hygiene Day: What is free bleeding and is it hygienic?

Free bleeding is the practice of going through your period without using a pad, a tampon, or a menstrual cup to collect or absorb your blood. The practice can be hygienic if managed correctly. Free bleeding has been around for centuries and has snowballed into a movement only recently

Free bleeding is the practice of going through your period without using a pad, a tampon, or a menstrual cup to collect or absorb your blood. The practice can be hygienic if m...

Menstrual Hygiene Day: What is free bleeding and is it hygienic?

In Graphics | What diet should you follow if you are sitting for long hours?

In Graphics | What diet should you follow if you are sitting for long hours?
In Graphics | What diet should you follow if you are sitting for long hours?

In Graphics | What diet should you follow if you are sitting for long hours?

With more and more people facing a increased sedentary lifestyle, food habits have gone for a toss. To better improve people's diet, India's apex health body, the Indian Council of Medical Research, has released what can be called an 'ideal' diet plan for men and women with long sitting hours

With more and more people facing a increased sedentary lifestyle, food habits have gone for a toss. To better improve people's diet, India's apex health body, the Indian Counc...

In Graphics | What diet should you follow if you are sitting for long hours?

Are nightmares a sign of an autoimmune disease flare-up?

Are nightmares a sign of an autoimmune disease flare-up?
Are nightmares a sign of an autoimmune disease flare-up?

Are nightmares a sign of an autoimmune disease flare-up?

A new study published in The Lancet found nightmares often came before a disease flare-up, particularly in people who then had hallucinations as part of their disease pattern. This was more likely in people with lupus than the other rheumatological diseases such as inflammatory arthritis

A new study published in The Lancet found nightmares often came before a disease flare-up, particularly in people who then had hallucinations as part of their disease pattern....

Are nightmares a sign of an autoimmune disease flare-up?

Quicksplained: What you need to know about the mutant Ebola virus created by Chinese scientists

Quicksplained: What you need to know about the mutant Ebola virus created by Chinese scientists
Quicksplained: What you need to know about the mutant Ebola virus created by Chinese scientists

Quicksplained: What you need to know about the mutant Ebola virus created by Chinese scientists

Scientists in China have created a virus using components of the deadly Ebola to investigate the disease and its symptoms. According to the study, researchers injected a group of hamsters with the lethal virus, resulting in their deaths within three days. The hamsters developed severe systemic diseases similar to those observed in human Ebola patients, including multi-organ failure

Scientists in China have created a virus using components of the deadly Ebola to investigate the disease and its symptoms. According to the study, researchers injected a group...

Quicksplained: What you need to know about the mutant Ebola virus created by Chinese scientists

Quicksplained: What is BORG drinking, and why is it a dangerous trend?

Quicksplained: What is BORG drinking, and why is it a dangerous trend?
Quicksplained: What is BORG drinking, and why is it a dangerous trend?

Quicksplained: What is BORG drinking, and why is it a dangerous trend?

BORG has recently emerged as the latest trend on social media, especially in the US. It encourages risky drinking habits among college students and young adults seeking a supposedly safer method of consuming alcohol. But what exactly is a BORG? And why are young party-goers advocating for this activity when it is, in fact, not as safe as they believe?

BORG has recently emerged as the latest trend on social media, especially in the US. It encourages risky drinking habits among college students and young adults seeking a supp...

Quicksplained: What is BORG drinking, and why is it a dangerous trend?

'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away. How did his documentary expose the fast food industry?

'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away. How did his documentary expose the fast food industry?
'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away. How did his documentary expose the fast food industry?

'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away. How did his documentary expose the fast food industry?

Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker who documented his own psychological and physical symptoms from eating McDonald’s every day for a month in the Oscar-nominated 2004 film 'Super Size Me,' passed away on 24 May in upstate New York due to complications from cancer. He was 53

Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker who documented his own psychological and physical symptoms from eating McDonald’s every day for a month in the Oscar-nominated 200...

'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away. How did his documentary expose the fast food industry?

What is the 'pandemic accord' and will it help avoid the next Covid-like catastrophe?

What is the 'pandemic accord' and will it help avoid the next Covid-like catastrophe?
What is the 'pandemic accord' and will it help avoid the next Covid-like catastrophe?

What is the 'pandemic accord' and will it help avoid the next Covid-like catastrophe?

On 27 May, global health leaders will convene in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly. The primary focus of the meeting will be a new ‘pandemic accord’, which aims to facilitate international cooperation in preparing for, preventing, and responding to pandemics. What is it? Will it make nations ready to tackle future COVID-19-like diseases?

On 27 May, global health leaders will convene in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly. The primary focus of the meeting will be a new ‘pandemic accord’, which aims ...

What is the 'pandemic accord' and will it help avoid the next Covid-like catastrophe?
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