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Three die of deadly West Nile virus in Serbia


September 8th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) At least three people have died in Serbia from the West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and causes brain inflammation. The virus was first ... Read more...

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West Nile virus kills four in US


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Four people have died in the US after being infected with the West Nile virus, Xinhua reported.The deaths were among 241 cases of West Nile virus ... Read more...

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Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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Blast rocks Japanese nuclear power plant, reactor container not damaged


March 12th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion rocked the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on Saturday afternoon, officials said, but the critical reactor container was not seriously damaged.Japanese government ... Read more...

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MRSA danger in gyms may be exaggerated


March 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission.MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can lead to severe ... Read more...

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NCDC to be apex disease controlling body


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved the health ministry's proposal for declaring the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the apex institute for communicable diseases on the lines ... Read more...

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Antimicrobial products ‘toxic for environment, dangerous to human health’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Antimicrobial products like soaps and handwash may promise to kill germs, but a new study has revealed that they may be causing more harm than good - both ... Read more...

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FDA, CDC, and Costco warn of Bravo Farms cheese product due to E. coli outbreak


November 5th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Costco, on Friday warned consumers to avoid Bravo ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases on anvil (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Worried after the outbreak of dengue and swine flu in the country, the government is to soon set up an apex institute for communicable diseases on the ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases to be set up soon


October 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Following the outbreak of dengue, malaria and swine flu in the country in recent years, the government is planning to set up soon an apex institute ... Read more...

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FDA issues urgent food recall on frozen mamey pulp fruit due to risk of typhoid fever


August 21st, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday warned consumers that La Nuestra and Goya brand pulp may put consumers at risk for typhoid fever ... Read more...

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Outburst Of Salmonella Ignites A Recall Of Innumerable Eggs


August 18th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Wright County Egg had discharged a declaration on Friday via the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The declaration was the recall of some ... Read more...

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Iowa Based Wright County Egg Recalls 228 Million Eggs After Salmonella Outbreak


August 18th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Los Angeles, Aug 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Galt, Iowa based egg producing company named Wright County Egg has recalled around 228 million eggs that went out of the company between ... Read more...

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Dry Pet Food Connected To The Outbreak Of Salmonella In Human Beings


August 10th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Health bureaucrats in America have divulged that numerous tots there became unsuspecting victims of illnesses between January 2006 and October 2008 subsequent to the foodstuffs ... Read more...

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Salsa Or Guacamole Connected With Food Poisoning


July 13th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Salsa or guacamole (SGA) that is supplied in eateries may be a key reason of food-borne maladies. This data is in keeping with a fresh ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt before pregnancy could save babies’ lives


June 9th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that if more women quit smoking before they became pregnant, it would save infant ... Read more...

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Older children more vulnerable to H1N1 influenza


May 4th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shown that children hospitalized with pandemic H1N1 influenza in 2009 were older and more likely to have underlying medical conditions than children hospitalized with ... Read more...

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Hand washing may limit pandemic flu transmission


April 30th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Hand washing and mouth covering may help limit the transmission of the pandemic flu, suggests a new research.However, more research on these measures is critical, according to ... Read more...

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Tobacco in candy form can lead to accidental poisoning in kids: Study


April 19th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A study has found that a tobacco company's new, dissolvable nicotine pellet, which resembles popular candies, could lead to accidental nicotine poisoning in children.According to the study from ... Read more...

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Arthritis hurts African Americans and Hispanics more than whites


April 16th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new report has revealed that arthritis causes more problems for African Americans and Hispanics than whites.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds that the ... Read more...

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Drink tap water to avoid dentist’s drill


April 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Drinking tap water may help you avoid dentist's drill, concludes a new study.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that tooth decay, if left untreated, can ... Read more...

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Latest Aids Pill Undergoing Trial Could Be The Next Medical Revolution


April 6th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The 30-year-old conflict against AIDS has generated its share of remarkable triumphs. In America, behavioral transformations and an amalgamation of drug remedies diminished the AIDS-related ... Read more...

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Uganda Ministry of Health: Suspected smallpox cases are likely chickenpox


March 25th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- A virus outbreak in eastern Uganda is not the highly infectious disease smallpox but most likely chickenpox, the Uganda Ministry of Health said on Thursday.Earlier on Thursday, the ... Read more...

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WHO: Investigating reported smallpox outbreak in eastern Uganda (Update)


March 25th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it is investigating four suspected cases of smallpox in eastern Uganda, but the credibility of the report is uncertain. Smallpox ... Read more...

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Indiana Health Commissioner to become CDC deputy director


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by BNO News
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (BNO NEWS) – Indiana State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe will become the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and director of the CDC’s newly formed ... Read more...

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Swine flu hits 57 million Americans, kills 17,000


February 13th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The deadly H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, may have affected more than 57 million Americans and killed as many as 17,000 of ... Read more...

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1 in 5 U.S. teens at risk of developing heart disease in adulthood


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): One in five American teens has at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in adulthood, according to a new research.The new report from the Centers for ... Read more...

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U.S. activates system to help U.S. hospitals treat victims from Haiti


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday activated additional components of the National Disaster Medical System to help U.S. hospitals treat survivors of the ... Read more...

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Llama proteins are potential bioterrorism weapons


January 21st, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR), US, has used proteins found in llamas to detect the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), ... Read more...

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Small amounts of lead could worsen kids’ kidney function


January 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new Johns Hopkins Children's Center study has shown that even small amounts of lead in the bodies of healthy children and teens could worsen kidney function.In 1991, ... Read more...

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National Steak & Poultry recalls beef products over E. coli contamination concerns


December 29th, 2009 - 2:32 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Steak and Poultry establishment has given a recall for over 248,000 pounds of beef products that include steak and other products. The recall was ... Read more...

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Schizophrenics, psychotics more likely to die of heart disease


November 16th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) People with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders are more likely to die of heart disease than normal people, says a new study. Moreover, smoking and physical inactivity - ... Read more...

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People with severe mental disorders more at risk of dying from heart disease


November 14th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): People suffering from severe mental disorders, like schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, are 25 percent to 40 percent likely to die from heart disease than those without such ... Read more...

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Pregnant women at increased risk of serious flu-related complications


October 30th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An extensive review of published research and data from previous flu seasons has revealed that pregnant women who catch the flu are at a serious risk for flu-related ... Read more...

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People Clueless About H1N1(Swine Flu) Vaccine Location


October 20th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Since the outbreak of the H1N1 flu on April 2009, it gradually became a global phenomenon gripping almost the entire world with fear and anxiety. Popularly ... Read more...

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