communicable disease

‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’

September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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Tobacco control programme to be combined with NRHM

May 31st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a step to increase the reach of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), the central government has instructed the states to use the National ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places

April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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Bihar SOS to centre on tackling bird flu

March 9th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 9 (IANS) Bird flu or avian influenza is threatening Bihar's poultry industry and an SOS has been sent to the central government on tackling the deadly H5N1 virus ... Read more...

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Inactive life style leading to rise in unhealthy Fijians

January 21st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Jan 21 (IANS) As many as three in four individuals in Fiji are physically inactive, a situation which is causing rise in health risks for them, the government has ... Read more...

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Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO

July 27th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) On the eve of the first World Hepatitis Day Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any ... Read more...

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Need to focus on palliative care, say experts

January 21st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) With only 1 percent of terminally ill patient getting care in India, medical experts Thursday emphasised on the need to focus on palliative care in the country ... Read more...

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Focus more on swine flu as it is highly contagious: Azad

November 14th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said his ministry was focusing on tackling swine flu more than dengue, which had infected 783 people in the national capital, ... Read more...

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Two more swine flu cases in Himachal

October 3rd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) Two more patients in Himachal Pradesh have tested positive for influenza A (H1N1), taking the number of swine flu cases in the state to four, a health official ... Read more...

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Two more test positive for swine flu in Chandigarh

August 30th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) Two more positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) virus were reported here Sunday, health officials said. H.C. Gera, union territory nodal officer for swine flu, told IANS: "Throat ... Read more...

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Africa could be worst hit by swine flu: South African minister

August 12th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 12 (IANS) South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has expressed fear that Africa could severely be affected by the H1N1 Influenza, best known as swine flu, though the virus entered ... Read more...

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Sweet tooth leads to more diabetics in Malaysia

July 29th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) An average Malaysian eats the equivalent of 26 teaspoons of sugar a day. Doctors say this is leading to a rise in the number of diabetics in ... Read more...

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Suspected swine flu case reported in Chandigarh (Lead)

June 19th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman with suspected symptoms of influenza A (H1N1) was admitted to a hospital here Friday evening, health officials said. According to the officials of Post Graduate ... Read more...

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Thousands take fish medicine amid swine flu scare

June 8th, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 8 (IANS) With seven cases of the infectious swine flu being reported from this Andhra Pradesh capital, health authorities are worried about the congregation of thousands of asthma patients from ... Read more...

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Hepatitis B death toll in Gujarat rises to 34

February 19th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Feb 19 (ANI): The Hepatitis B death toll in Modasa, Gujarat has risen to 34, with ten more deaths reported on Thursday. A Sabarkantha District helath official said: Ten people have ... Read more...

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Villagers say mysterious disease killing people

August 22nd, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Villagers in Bihar's East Champaran district Friday claimed that eight people have died in the past 10 days of a disease that doctors have been unable to diagnose.Residents ... Read more...

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