Category: Health News

  • US Health Advisory Over Malaria

    US Health Advisory Over Malaria

    Malaria, a disease associated with tropical regions is in the news in the US recently. A small number of people, 4 from Florida and 1 from Texas have caught it. Health officials in the US think it is locally acquired. And it might spread faster in the summer. Let’s explore what malaria is, and what […]

  • Vaccination Debate Over Measles Outbreak In US

    Vaccination Debate Over Measles Outbreak In US

      Disneyland theme park in California, US is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. People pour in from all over the world to see it. It is flocked by thousands of visitors including tourists and locals every day. In December 2014, a person infected with measles, a highly contagious virus, was […]

  • Google Spoon

    Google Spoon

    What if you have Parkinson’s, And you like your food tons. Can’t eat with a shaky hand, One thing you can’t stand. Once in a blue moon, Comes a magic spoon. That makes you eat without spill, It’s possible! You can and you will! Millions of people around the world on old age suffer from Parkinson’s […]

  • The Ebola Outbreak

    The Ebola Outbreak

    There is a lot of news about the deadly virus Ebola that is highly contagious. According to WHO ( World Health Organisation), this virus has attacked around 1600 people so far in West Africa. The affected countries are Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Two US health workers are being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. […]

  • Bird Flu Scare in China

    Bird Flu Scare in China

    Bird Flu is a disease usually found in chickens, ducks and turkeys. It is also known as ‘Avian Flu’. In rare instances, people who come in contact with droppings, feathers, mucus, and saliva of infected birds can get infected by the virus. Recently, few bird flu cases have been reported in China. This has put […]

  • Football Ban for Younger Kids

    Football Ban for Younger Kids

      Image Credit: Flickr User chrisbrooks, via CC A New York Politician has proposed a legislation which bans the kids younger than 11 playing football in the state. This is the first time someone has ever suggested something like this. Michael Benedetto, a Democrat thinks that it might be dangerous for younger kids if they […]

  • Floating Doctors in Kashmir’s Dal Lake

    Floating Doctors in Kashmir’s Dal Lake

    Did you think we were going to tell about doctors who like to go swim and float in a lake? Well, kind of! This story is about the Dal Lake which is one of India’s largest natural lakes in the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Dal Lake is more than 15 kilometers long […]

  • H1N1 Back Again ?

    H1N1 Back Again ?

    Doesn’t H1N1 sound like somebody’s car number? But it is not. It is in fact a kind of a virus germ. Remember, Bacteria and virus are the germs that make us sick. Like any other virus, it makes us sick and then we get fever, feel overly cold (chills) and get body pains. The H1N1 […]

  • New Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

    New Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s  is a disease that is easily mistaken as forgetfulness. The early signs of this disease are indeed forgetfulness,  but that is just a beginning. As the disease progresses, it completely destroys the person’s memory and eventually they even forget how to breathe or swallow. There is no cure for this problem, the medication just relieves […]

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