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No anthrax at Delhi zoo: Officials


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi zoo authorities Wednesday denied the spread of anthrax after a rhinoceros died here last week. Even as over 20 zoo employees are still under ... Read more...

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Pull up your socks, Mayawati tells officials


October 20th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) With the 2012 state assembly elections looming, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday convened a meeting of all district magistrates, district police chiefs and other top ... Read more...

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Restaurant dishcloths harbour dangerous bacteria: Study


September 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A survey of 120 kitchens in Britain has found that dishcloths that are used in restaurants and takeaways often harbour nasty and possibly dangerous bacteria.The Health Protection ... Read more...

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Hand sanitizers no better than ordinary soaps in battling colds or flu


September 15th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 15 (ANI): Hand sanitizers are no better than ordinary soaps in protecting you against colds and flu, but they sure protect you against gastrointestinal illness, found a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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China mourns mudslide victims, toll rises to 1,248 (Roundup)


August 15th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China paused for three minutes Sunday as the nation mourned the deaths and misery of thousands of people in devastating mudslides that swept the northwestern region, with the ... Read more...

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Swimming pool disinfectants ‘can cause asthma, cancer’


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A dip in the pool on a hot summer day might not be as safe as you thought-the application of disinfectants in recreational pools can lead to asthma ... Read more...

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Delhi set for major sanitation drive ahead of Games


July 1st, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) With the Commonwealth Games drawing near, civic authorities in the capital are Thursday set to launch a sanitation drive, which would include disinfecting railway stations, bus stops ... Read more...

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Kala-azar outbreak in West Bengal district


June 13th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Outbreak of kala-azar, a centuries-old disease, in two tribal villages near Bolpur in West Bengal's Birbhum district has thrown health officials into a tizzy. The outbreak came to light ... Read more...

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Household cleaning sprays linked to asthma


June 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): The use of household cleaning sprays could be contributing to a rise in cases of asthma, a leading health expert has warned.Chlorine, bleach, disinfectants and other cleaning ... Read more...

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Is Goa’s potable water contaminated?


April 13th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) A Netherlands-based water treatment company has claimed that water supplied by the Goa government shows a high presence of coliform - a disease-causing bacteria. But officials denied the ... Read more...

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Escaped tigers rescued in Guwahati


January 30th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 30 (ANI): The wildlife officials managed to catch hold of the two tigers that had escaped from the enclosure of a zoo here on Saturday.The escape of the tigers ... Read more...

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Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.Disinfectants are used to ... Read more...

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Disinfectants likely to promote growth of superbugs


December 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to new research, a finding that may have important implications on ... Read more...

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Vital clues to causes of inflammatory bowel disease found


December 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study from University of Adelaide has found that a critical imbalance of the regulatory cells required to control the immune system might make a person more ... Read more...

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1.8 tonnes of cocaine seized in Venezuela


December 7th, 2009 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 7 (EFE) Venezuelan authorities seized 1.8 tonnes of cocaine hidden in two containers bound for Spain, Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami said Sunday. The shipment was detected Saturday by National Guard ... Read more...

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Cleaning fluids in hospitals ‘pose respiratory risk’


March 27th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Cleaning fluids used in hospitals might put patients at an increased risk developing respiratory problems, according to a new study.In the study, the research team led by ... Read more...

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Breakthrough study may lead to new ways to battle C-Diff superbug


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough that may pave the way for new approaches to combat superbug Clostridium difficile (C-diff), a spore-forming bacterium that was discovered in ... Read more...

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Tiny microscopic spheres can trap and kill harmful bacteria


November 25th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): American researchers have developed tiny microscopic spheres that can trap and kill harmful bacteria in the same manner as roach motels snare and destroy cockroaches. Researchers at ... Read more...

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TV remote control, bathroom taps are cold virus hotspots


October 31st, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): The TV remote control, bathroom taps and refrigerator doors are the key cold virus "hotspot" in the home, warn scientists.Researchers at the University of Virginia say that ... Read more...

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Study provides new insights into C. difficile superbug prevention


June 2nd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study provides fresh insights into the prevention of the superbug Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), often spread in hospitals, and which can sometimes be fatal.C. difficile ... Read more...

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Washing veggies may not be enough to destroy harmful bacteria


April 11th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): If you believe that your moms age-old advice of washing fruits and vegetables before eating could save you from a stomach upset, think twice, for a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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