contagious diseases

Belgian princess meets UAE officials


November 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 28 (IANS/WAM) Belgium's Princess Astrid, who is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to promote the global fight against malaria, has met top officials ... Read more...

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Viral fever hits Kerala’s Alappuzha


May 1st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) A series of contagious diseases, including viral fever, that took a heavy toll in Kerala in the previous years have made a comeback in the state's ... Read more...

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Steroids to treat asthmatic children: How safe are they?


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new University of Montreal study is evaluating the impact of steroid use on the immune system of kids.The study has suggested that kids experiencing an asthma ... Read more...

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Twitter ‘can be used to predict flu outbreaks’


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 03 (ANI): A computer science expert at Southeastern Louisiana University has revealed that keeping track of disease trends such as influenza outbreaks has the potential to be far quicker and ... Read more...

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95 swine flu deaths in Karnataka till Aug 25


August 27th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 95 people had died of swine flu in Karnataka till Aug 25 this year, state Health Minister B. Sriramulu said Friday. So far this year, 1,702 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh frees 1,000 prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails


August 21st, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Aug.21 (ANI): Bangladesh has freed nearly 1,000 prisoners to ease pressure on the country's crammed jails. The nation's 67 prisons currently accommodate three times their capacity, with 77,000 prisoners in facilities ... Read more...

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Pak Army set up flood monitoring cell in Karachi


August 1st, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 1(ANI): A monitoring cell has been established in the Pakistan Army corps headquarters in Karachi for round-the-clock monitoring of floods to meet a possible emergency situation.A flood control and ... Read more...

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Rains, floods continue to wreak havoc in Pak, death toll rises to 800


August 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 1(ANI): The death toll in rain-related incidents in Pakistan has climbed to 800, as rescue workers and troops struggled to reach over 26,758 people who are stranded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read more...

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Three tonnes of expired cosmetics seized in UAE


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have seized over three tonnes of expired cosmetics from a number of beauty salons and most of the products have ... Read more...

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UAE charity starts immunisation programme in Indonesia


October 13th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 13 (IANS) A charity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started a vaccination programme to help people fight contagious diseases in Indonesia, WAM news agency reported Tuesday. The UAE Red ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic centre claims it has cure for swine flu


August 10th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Aug 10 (IANS) An Ayurvedic research centre specializing in medicines derived from cow products and derivatives Monday claimed that its formulations can prevent and "possibly" cure swine flu and similar contagious ... Read more...

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Fat people live longer!


June 19th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 19 (ANI): Finally some good news for people on the heavier side: those ugly-looking love handles and a double chin can help you live longer.That's the conclusion of a new ... Read more...

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Thirty nine items to be taken up during interim budget session: Ravi


February 11th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Wednesday informed mediapersons that at least 39 items and legislations would be taken up during the ... Read more...

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Algerian Al-Qaeda activists infected themselves with Black Death, says expert


January 20th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): The al-Qaeda cell that was wiped out in Algeria by the Black Death may have infected itself while developing biological weapons. According to The Sun, the 40-odd terrorists, ... Read more...

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Kolkata AIDS care centre project shelved after protests


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) A bid to set up a community care centre for HIV-positive people here has been temporarily shelved following objections from nearby residents who wrongly believe that the virus ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill


October 16th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for moving necessary amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill, 2005 pending ... Read more...

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Compulsory medical check-up for expatriates in UAE


July 2nd, 2008 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) All expatriates coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to stay for more than six months would have to undergo medical check-up for contagious diseases such as hepatitis ... Read more...

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China issues guide for foreigners during Olympics


June 2nd, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 2 (Xinhua) China Monday released a guidebook for foreigners visiting the country during the Olympics that barred entry of terror suspects, drug-traffickers and those with contagious or mental diseases. The ... Read more...

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NWFP Government, local Taliban ratify peace truce


May 21st, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
Peshawar, May 21 (ANI): The NWFP Government and local Taliban have agreed to a peace agreement under which Shariah laws will be promulgated in Swat and Malakand districts and security forces ... Read more...

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