02 Sep 2016
New Delhi: India is vulnerable to the risk of zika virus transmissions owing to high travel volumes from the disease affected areas in the Americas, presence of mosquitoes capable of transmitting the virus and limited health resources, a new study on Friday said.
30 Aug 2016
Washington: In a breakthrough, scientist have found that existing drug compounds-including one used to treat tapeworm infection-may both stop Zika virus from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial foetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns. One of the drugs is already on the market as a treatment for tapeworm, researchers said.
23 Aug 2016
Bengaluru: The Union health ministry got into action yesterday after Indian athlete Sudha Singh, who returned from Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, was admitted at a private hospital for a suspected Zika virus.
14 Apr 2014
Boston: BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat.
01 Aug 2016
New York: Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, a study says.
09 Apr 2014
New Delhi: A major flaw in the Internet security has put at risk many passwords, credit card as well as e-mail information. Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL.
12 Apr 2014
Boston: US government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.
12 Apr 2014
Washington: White House and US intelligence agencies said on Friday neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence.
26 Jun 2016
New York: The number of missing cases of microcephaly epidemic in several countries raises serious questions about the assumed connection between Zika and microcephaly, finds a new study.
01 Sep 2016
New Delhi: India's foreign ministry confirmed on Thursday that 13 of its nationals had tested positive for the Zika virus in Singapore, after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease that at first affected three dozen workers on a construction site.