Category: Health


Lack of Awareness, Lifestyle Lead to Colorectal Cancer in State: Expert  

Kochi: Lack of awareness and misdiagnosis have contributed to the rise of Colorectal cancer (CRC) cases in Kerala, said Dr. K. Prakash from Kochi. CRC, also known as...


Outbreak of Fever: Opposition Leader Calls for Special Assembly Meeting

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala today demanded a special meeting of the Legislative Assembly in the wake of outbreak of fever...


Kerala in Grip of Fever Outbreak, 101 Die Since January 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: More than 1.13 million people have sought treatment for fever in various hospitals in Kerala since January this year with yesterday alone accounting...


Tobacco Use Drops from 34.6 pc in ’09-10 to 28.6 pc in ’16-17

New Delhi: In heartening news, tobacco usage has decreased by six percentage points from 34.6 in 2009-10 to 28.6 in 2016-17, with a 33 per cent drop reported among the...


Health Experts Welcome Highest GST Slab for Beedis  

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s medical fraternity and health experts have hailed the GST Council’s decision to categorise all tobacco products, including beedis, as...


Global Hospitals Opens New Dedicated Heart Failure Clinic

Around 22 million patients in India suffer from heart failure.


Hookah Smoking More Cancerous Than Cigarettes, Says DAK

Srinagar: Dispelling the misconception of hookah being safer option for smoking, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said it’s (hookah) smoke has higher...


Medicos Take out Mass Protest in Dilli Chalo Movement

Thiruvananthapuram:  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) held a mass protest in the national capital on Tuesday highlighting the demands of the medical fraternity....


Researchers Say Even Moderate Drinking can Damage Brain 

London: Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can damage the brain and impair cognitive function over time, according to researchers. While heavy drinking has...


World No Tobacco Day: Why Quit?

Any amount of smoking damages the heart and blood vessels, says Dr. Ninad Katdare.