Body and Mind

Vaginas ‘fresh as a flower’ and other myths that need to be dispelled

Several products are now available which guarantee “freshness” of the female anatomy. The truth, however, is that women are human beings with basic bodily functions, and not a piece of frozen meat which must remain “fresh.”

‘Heartbreak hotel’: The science behind why breakups are so painful and how you can heal

The pain is real, folks.

India, a vaccine production giant losing its trust?

India is facing a rising tide of people unwilling to allow themselves, or their children to be vaccinated, and the current conflict arises amidst that.

Is India using the most effective tool to diagnose TB? Maybe not, study says

A recent study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal states that the rapid blood tests which are currently used in diagnosis may not be accurate enough.

Researchers develop AI-based algorithm to detect cervical cancers more accurately

The algorithm can analyse digital images of a cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention.

India aims to eliminate malaria by 2030 but drug resistant strains pose a challenge

A recent study shows that 362 cases of malaria were not responsive to standard treatment drugs.

TN HIV transfusion case: Why a follow-up is important after donating blood

As per Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society, those found to be HIV positive must be informed in person and referred to a government centre for counseling.

Lack of proper vaccination drive behind 'monkey fever' outbreak in Karnataka

Since 1957, when Kyasanur Forest Disease or Monkey Fever was first discovered in Kyasanur forest of Shivamogga district, it has been recurring every year during the summer months.

Every year, 10% of HIV positive blood donors in TN aren’t informed about their infection

While authorities say that the case of a pregnant woman being infected due to a blood transfusion was an aberration, this may not be the case.

After six contract ‘monkey fever’, fear of outbreak looms in parts of Shivamogga

Officials are conducting screening in the vicinity and keeping a lookout for more people who may be suffering from the disease.