communicable diseases

HLL launching affordable diagnostic kits


August 7th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for 'chikungunya' and 'dengue' fever ... Read more...

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12,000 Delhi premises conducive for mosquito breeding: Walia


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A total of 12,000 premises in the capital were found to be conducive for mosquitoes' breeding from February to June this year, said Delhi Health ... Read more...

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WHO praises Cuba’s health care system


March 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Anarfi Asamoa-Baah said he was impressed ... Read more...

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‘Cubans immune to dozens of diseases’


January 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 9 (IANS) People in Cuba are immune to dozens of illness that kill millions of people in the rest of the world, health experts in the Communist-ruled nation ... Read more...

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Heart diseases set to fall in India: Doctor


December 25th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) There is good news on the health front. A leading cardiologist says incidents of heart disease in India are set to plateau in seven to ... Read more...

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Communicable diseases a major health challenge: Minister


December 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Calling communicable diseases a "major public health challenge", union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said various socio-economic and environmental reasons underlie the growing burden ... Read more...

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Tripura awarded for tele-homoeopathy


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Tripura has become the only state in eastern India to receive an international award for tele-homoeopathy, where patients in rural areas are diagnosed by doctors through ... Read more...

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Superbug exists, but nothing alarming: Walia


October 7th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Downplaying the threat of superbug in city hospitals, Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia Friday said the prevalence of the infection is "very low" and cannot ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cambridge students told to stay out of river


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Students of Cambridge University have been warned to stay out of the Cam river after a couple of them were detected with a potentially fatal water-borne ... Read more...

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Making, giving money similar tasks to me: Bill Gates (Lead)


March 24th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has created enough wealth to rank him the second richest person in the world with a net worth of $55 billion, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Global deaths from AIDS, malaria, diarrhea declining: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has found that scientists working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrhea.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to get new medical colleges


February 4th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Giving a boost to medical education in the country, the health ministry will open new colleges and create more seats in government-run institutes."An ambitious scheme costing Rs.1,350 crore ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Patients with high cholesterol’ ‘not getting the treatment they need’


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): The largest ever study of 147 million people has claimed that most people around the globe with high cholesterol are not getting the right kind of treatment.The report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lethal virus not spreading in Gujarat, says minister


January 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The lethal Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is not spreading in Gujarat with all the over 50 samples sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) testing negative ... Read more...

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No need to panic about killer virus: ICMR


January 19th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) Wednesday asked people not to panic about the Crimian Congo Haemorregic Fever (CCHF) virus that has killed three people in ... Read more...

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New treatment for cancer using camel’s milk, urine?


January 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 12 (IANS/WAM) A team of researchers are claiming to have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer using camel's milk and urine.Abdalla A. Alnajjar, president ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Determined to formulate food security act: PM


December 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said his government was determined to formulate a national food security act to ensure that no citizen goes to bed hungry."We ... 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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Focused policy on antibiotic use soon: Health minister


November 19th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The government is drafting a focused policy on use of antibiotics and the task force preparing the policy document will come up with its report by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE lifts ban on birds’ imports from Gulf countries


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a temporary ban on the imports of birds and their by-products from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, ... 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...

Posted in Health |

No need to panic on dengue: Health ministry (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Even as dengue cases continued to rise alarmingly, the health ministry Friday said there was no need to panic as the dengue strain was of mild variety. ... Read more...

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New directorate for public health mooted


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A new directorate of public health should be established to keep a tab on the increasing cases of communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday. "A ... Read more...

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Govt. to probe any ‘ulterior motives’ behind superbug claim


August 13th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The Central Government has strongly rejected charges levelled by a British study for allegedly exporting a multiple drug-resistant superbug to the rest of the world, and said ... Read more...

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Azad, medical team to reach Leh Saturday (Lead)


August 6th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad along with a seven-member medical team will Saturday visit Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir, where at least 115 people were killed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Azad, medical team to reach Leh Saturday


August 6th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad along with a seven-member medical team will Saturday visit Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir, where at least 80 people were killed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Japanese encephalitis outbreak hits Manipur


July 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, July 16 (ANI): With over 60 patients hospitalised with Japanese encephalitis and three deaths reported so far, authorities in Manipur are taking all precautions to contain the spread of the disease. ... Read more...

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South Africa warns of flu during world cup


June 26th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS) South Africa, host to thousands of foreign visitors for the soccer world cup, warned Friday of spread of flu during next couple of weeks. The country's National Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why do obese kids attract bullies?


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, social skills or academic achievement, says a new study. "Physicians who care for obese ... Read more...

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Obese kids are bullied more


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, social skills or academic achievement.A research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How Safe Are Our Hospitals? The Stark Reality


April 30th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS(CNS) Infection and communicable diseases form a large part of the health care burden in India, despite the ongoing progress made to combat and control life threatening ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India - a study in health contrasts (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) From becoming a hub of medical tourism to having a sizable population deprived of basic healthcare, from bulging bellies in urban areas to stunted ... Read more...

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Kerala records 268 dengue cases in 2010


March 18th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Nearly 270 cases of dengue have been reported in Kerala this year, catching the authorities unaware as the mosquito-borne disease usually spreads during the monsoon. According to the latest ... Read more...

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A far quicker, cheaper swine flu test, courtesy defence scientists


February 24th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a swine flu testing kit that can diagnose the pandemic in just two hours and ... Read more...

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