Swine flu claims 20 lives in 24 days in Punjab; highest number of positive cases from Patiala, Ludhiana

Twenty people have died of swine flu this year, almost double the 11 deaths reported in 2018, data with the Punjab health department shows. The highest number of positive cases for the respiratory disease has been reported from Patiala and Ludhiana with 20 from each district. Malwa is also the worst-hit in terms of deaths […]

With 6,700 cases and 226 deaths, spike in swine flu triggers health alarm

India has recorded an alarming spike in swine flu (H1N1) this year, with 6,701 cases and 226 deaths confirmed till February 3, compared to 798 cases and 68 deaths during the corresponding period in 2018. The sharpest spike was in the week ending February 3, which reported close to a third (2,101) of the total […]

Oscars 2019: Academy reverses plan to present four awards during the commercial break, will air all awards live

Decor for the 91th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball is displayed at the press preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (AFP) Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences […]

H1N1 kills 17, infects 280 others in state; cold wave behind spike?

Swine flu, caused by the H1N1 virus, has killed 17 people and infected more than 280 people in Maharashtra since the beginning of the year. Disease experts said the unusually cold winter conditions in the state since January have been a major reason for its spreading. Seven patients across the state are currently on life […]

Do You Have Sleep Apnoea? Know The Symptoms; It May Cause Memory Loss, Depression

Sleep apnoea may cause memory loss and make individuals prone to depression, as observed in a recent study. Estimated to affect more than 936 million people worldwide, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnoea stop breathing repeatedly during […]