acute respiratory infections

Soon, nasal spray vaccines to curb flu

April 12th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Scientists from Albany Medical College, New York, are one step closer in developing a nasal spray that is more effective against flu, pneumonia and even bioterrorism agents, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN

August 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IMF to review Pakistani budget in floods aftermath

August 22nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it has called a meeting to review Pakistan's budgetary and economic prospects in the aftermath of the floods that have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

3.5 mn Pakistani children at risk of fatal diseases

August 17th, 2010 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan's flood-ravaged areas are at risk of contracting fatal diseases such as cholera and dysentery, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Washing hands can save 400 children everyday: Unicef

October 15th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Diarrhoea kills nearly 1,000 children below the age of five everyday in India, but washing hands with soap and water can save the lives of at least ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Basic hygiene ‘more effective against swine flu than drugs’

September 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has found that maintaining basic hygiene like washing hands and using face masks can control the spread of swine flu more effectively than vaccines and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Violence against Bangladesh mothers takes a toll on young children’s health

August 4th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Nearly 50 percent of mothers of young children in Bangladesh suffer violence at the hands of their husbands, which, in turn, increases the risk of respiratory infections and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Children pledge to eliminate diseases on first global hand-washing day

October 15th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Celebrities joined around 1500 children in the national capital to spread awareness of personnel hygiene to mark the first global hand-washing day today with a vow ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UN provides $1.3 million for China quake survivors

May 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Manila, May 26 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday it has received $1.3 million in emergency funds from the UN to provide medical supplies and support for survivors of China's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

WHO releases $350,000 to Myanmar for medical aid

May 13th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has released $350,000 from its emergency fund to meet the medical needs of tens of thousands of survivors of the devastating cyclone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

School health programme started in 21 states

March 12th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Twenty-one states in the country have started School Health Programme to improve the health of children and prevent recurrence of diseases. Minister of State for Health and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify key protein target for pneumonia treatment

February 12th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 12 (ANI): A team of researchers at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh have discovered a protein, known as interleukin 22 (IL-22) that may play a critical role in the development of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |