• Fri, Sep 22, 2017
  • World is running out of antibiotics, warns WHO

    Updated: Sep, 21, 201706:30 AM

    Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said.
    World is running out of antibiotics, warns WHO
    Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions, WHO said. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) which kills around 250,000 people each year. There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings, the report said. “Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardise progress in modern medicine,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO said on Wednesday.
  • New HIV drug a shot in the arm in fight against the disease: Doctors New HIV drug a shot in the arm in fight against the disease: Doctors
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201707:30 AM

    While the fight against HIV appears to be growing stronger, efforts are under way globally in conducting research and finding breakthroughs to provide better cure to HIV patients. As a result of one...

  • Get Well Soon: Stay indoors during cold weather to prevent joint ache Get Well Soon: Stay indoors during cold weather to prevent joint ache
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201706:30 AM

    If you have any health queries, mail them to health.dtnext@dt.co.in, and we will get them answered by specialists

  • Consultancy Corner: What causes lactose intolerance in some people? Consultancy Corner: What causes lactose intolerance in some people?
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201706:15 AM

    Our ancestors told us that milk was a “complete food” that provides nourishment to the mind, body and soul. A look at the chemical and nutritive analysis of milk would present a picture of a food so...

  • Akshay’s secret to staying fit Akshay’s secret to staying fit
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201705:45 AM

    At 50, Akshay Kumar is one of the fittest film stars around. And he’s only getting better with age. For him, fitness is a way of life. But how does he do it? Let’s find out.

  • High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too
    Updated: Sep, 18, 201701:40 PM

    Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research.

  • Effects of third-hand smoke on liver, brain worsen over time Effects of third-hand smoke on liver, brain worsen over time
    Updated: Sep, 17, 201706:18 PM

    Third-hand smoke (THS) that results when exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the tip of burning cigarettes gets on surfaces such as clothing, hair, homes, and cars may adversely affect health and...

  • Concerns over water quality, poor awareness keep mothers away from water birthing Concerns over water quality, poor awareness keep mothers away from water birthing
    Updated: Sep, 15, 201707:00 AM

    Even though a city-based fertility centre is among the two centres in the country leading in water births, women in the state continue to remain apprehensive about opting for the same.

  • Obesity, diabetes combatting device safe for treatment Obesity, diabetes combatting device safe for treatment
    Updated: Sep, 14, 201712:31 PM

    A non-surgical and reversible device for people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity is safe, effective and should be rolled out across the National Health Service (NHS), researchers say.

  • Consultancy Corner: Are you getting enough of the sunshine Vitamin? Consultancy Corner: Are you getting enough of the sunshine Vitamin?
    Updated: Sep, 13, 201711:15 AM

    Did you know that every cell in your body has a receptor protein for vitamin D? This is because that vitamin D, or the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it is commonly called, plays a role in the regulation of...