COVID-19-triggered mucormycosis cases rise in India: Symptoms, treatment and risk factors of deadly black fungal infection
According to CDC, mucormycosis is not contagious, and usually occurs when someone inhales the fungal spores directly. The best way to prevent mucormycosis, therefore, relies on preventing contact with fungal spores.
Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.
Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?
A theory known as the “old friends” hypothesis suggests that exposure to harmless microbes that have co-evolved with humans help to train the developing immune system.
Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival
These compartments are the norm and not the exception in bacteria, hinting at the complexity of these one-celled living organisms.
The Genome Aggregation Database has gathered 15,708 genomes and 125,748 exomes.
If countries ease up measures too soon, there is a chance it will face an immediate second peak of COVID-19 infections
Mike Ryan said epidemics often come in waves, which means outbreaks could come back later this year in places where the first wave has subsided.
COVID-19 vaccine at least a year away: Three other diseases humans learned to live with without vaccines
Here are three deadly diseases which are affecting human life severely but do not have a vaccine yet.
In the recent past, the elimination of TB has been given the highest priority by the government.
Research has shown that some individuals carry variants of genes that risk them developing Alzheimer’s in life.
Maintaining physical, social and mental health is a key part of reducing dementia risk, and thereby, Alzheimer's.
In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.
Estimates indicate that the spending to combat the NCDs would reach around $4.8 trillion by 2030.
In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration
Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths
Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna & Vienna’s Emmanuelle Charpentier were first to file a patent in 2012.
Water levels in Kerala reservoirs recede and rains slow down: Diseases emerge as new threat in the state
The biggest threat staring at Kerala after the rains is a host of water-borne diseases caused by mosquitoes and bacteria.
Over 73 lakh people have been affected by the Bihar floods. So far, 72 people have died. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll to over 100.
CBI registers case against unidentified New Delhi officials after toxins from illegal units lead to two deaths
The CBI has registered a case in connection with toxins released by illegal industrial units in North East Delhi residential areas which purportedly claimed the lives of two people
An experimental HIV vaccine was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus in healthy human adults.
Municipal corporations have reduced Swachh Bharat campaign to a "complete nought", Delhi High Court said.
India has performed poorly on healthcare index in the latest Lancet report titled 'Global Burden of Disease', lagging behind countries like Nepal, Bhutan and even Bangladesh.