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Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the ... Read more...

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‘2009 swine flu pandemic won’t return to Maharashtra’


April 4th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 4 (IANS) Health officials in Maharashtra Wednesday ruled out a resurgence of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the state."This is just a shift in virus, not a ... Read more...

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Swine flu erupts in Maharashtra, claims four lives


March 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 17 (IANS) After a lull of six months, swine flu has again reared its head in Maharashtra, claiming four lives in Pune in the past fortnight, including two ... Read more...

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EU experts in Sri Lanka to study dengue


February 16th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Experts from the European Union have arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a study on the dengue epidemic, the health ministry said Thursday.According to an official, ... Read more...

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India, US discuss health initiative


January 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India and the US Wednesday discussed the progress of the health initiative launched in 2010, officials said.A high level delegation from the US led by ... 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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Five die of mite disease in Meghalaya


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) At least five people have died of of scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite, in Meghalaya in the past three ... Read more...

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Natural compounds could pave way for novel anti-malaria drugs


March 15th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers are turning to traditional medicines to fight against malaria.As of now, patients are treated with Artemisinin combination therapy but resistance of the parasite to this treatment is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study suggests roadmap to tackle disease wiping out hibernating bats


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Conservationists have sketched out a roadmap to tackle a disease that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats all over North America.The White-Nose Syndrome, which has killed over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Upgradation of National Centre for Disease Control approved


December 1st, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1(ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry for the upgradation of the National Centre for Disease Control ... Read more...

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India, Rwanda to cooperate in health care


November 12th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) India and the eastern African nation of Rwanda Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the fields of health and medicine.The MoU, signed by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mosquito monitoring saves lives as well as money


October 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cutting surveillance for mosquito-borne diseases may lead to an increase in both the number of human cases and the health costs when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers call for mapping of neglected tropical diseases


July 28th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Mapping of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is critical to control and elimination efforts, according to a new editorial in an eminent journal.The editorial, "The Global Atlas of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diarrhoea outbreak in Shimla, one dies


July 16th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) At least 150 people were affected after diarrhoea broke out in this Himachal Pradesh capital, officials said Thursday. One death has been reported so far. "More than 100 people ... Read more...

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Bird flu still a threat to human health: WHO


March 24th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, March 24 (DPA) Avian influenza remains a threat to human health despite a decline in cases since a peak in 2006, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Wednesday. WHO noted that so ... Read more...

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Over 160 cases of Hepatitis E in Shimla since mid-January


February 18th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) More than 160 people in the Himachal Pradesh state capital have tested positive for Hepatitis E -- a liver problem caused by the consumption of water contaminated by ... Read more...

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Twitter could help track swine flu spread


September 16th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): People's updates on popular social networking websites such as Twitter about having coughs and colds could help health officials track early warning signs about flu outbreaks.The Health ... Read more...

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Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana prepare to battle swine flu


August 6th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh and the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana have stepped up vigil against suspected swine flu cases after the country's first death from ... Read more...

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Goa government to transfer swine flu nodal officer


August 3rd, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane Monday said the state's nodal officer for swine flu, who last week alleged the health department was not allocating adequate funds to tackle ... Read more...

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Goa has no funds to tackle swine flu cases: health official


July 31st, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Even as the number of swine flu cases in Goa reached six, the state health department's mechanism to combat swine flu was thrown into turmoil Friday after the ... Read more...

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There’s more to virtual game ‘Second Life’ than just sex, say experts


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Virtual reality game 'Second Life' is not just about sex and pornography, it also educates its users about a wide range of health related problems, according to researchers ... Read more...

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First H1N1(Swine Flu) positive case in India


May 16th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
A 23 year old passenger who traveled from USA [Emirates Airline EK-202, departing New York on 11.5.2009 at 11.00 p.m. local time] transiting Dubai [Emirates Airline EK-524] arriving Hyderabad on 13.5.2009 at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India reviews preparations to tackle swine flu


April 28th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday reviewed its preparations in the wake of the swine flu outbreak in various countries. The disease has already killed 152 people in Mexico, ... Read more...

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Government reviews preparedness for Swine Flu


April 27th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): After keeping in view the reported human cases of Swine Influenza A (HINI) caused by a re-assorted Swine flue virus, the Government has instituted a series of ... Read more...

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Indians advised against travelling to swine flu hit nations (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India Monday asked its citizens to avoid "non-essential travel" to swine flu affected New Zealand, Mexico, the US, Canada, Spain, France and Britain, and has put in ... Read more...

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India issues travel advisories after swine flu epidemic


April 27th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India Monday asked its citizens to avoid "non-essential travels" to New Zealand, Mexico, the US, Canada, Spain, France and Britain in the wake of the swine flu ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kansas reports first confirmed cases of swine flu


April 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
KANSAS (BNO NEWS) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed two cases of swine flu in the state, officials said on Saturday.The infected people are two adults residing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Australia surrounded by disease hot spots: Study


December 26th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease (AB-CRC) has shown that global disease hot spots, where new and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google.org Battles Bugs & Viruses


October 21st, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Announces More Than $14 Million in Grants to Partners Working to Predict and Prevent the Next PandemicMountain View, Calif. (October 21, 2008) — Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), has ... Read more...

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New state-of-the-art lab to help track and control tropical diseases


September 26th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): Using state-of-the-art molecular and demographic methods, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health have established a new Gillings Innovation Lab ... Read more...

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Surveillance lab gears up to track tropical diseases


September 26th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) A new surveillance lab set up by North Carolina University will track and map tropical diseases like malaria, using state-of-the-art molecular and demographic methods. Steven R. Meshnick, epidemiology ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dial 1075 toll free in case of epidemic outbreak in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has urged the rural population of Uttar Pradesh to call its toll free number 1075 in case of an epidemic outbreak, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fourth meeting of mission steering group of NRHM today


August 4th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): The fourth meeting of the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) will be held here today.Apart from reviewing the progress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HealthMap website identifies disease outbreaks earlier than WHO


July 21st, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Website HealthMap has started to identify outbreaks of infectious diseases earlier than traditional methods, say reports. It culls through new websites, public health list servs, the World ... Read more...

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