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Infectious diseases killed nearly 1,700 Chinese in July


August 7th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Infectious diseases killed a total of 1,669 people in China last month, with AIDS accounting for 70 percent of the deaths, the health ministry said Tuesday.As ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

FDI in retail: Time India removed its blinkers (Comment)


December 6th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
The opposition to foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail business by some opposition parties in India is utterly regressive. FDI in retail will enable massive investments in the India's trade ... Read more...

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Save snakes from atrocities on Nag Panchami: PETA


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As Hindus gear up to celebrate the Nag Panchami festival Thursday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Tuesday urged them to discourage atrocities ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets


July 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has revealed how ancient physicians concocted medicines to treat sailors for dysentery and other ailments, a media report ... Read more...

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Stephen Colbert speaks about his Bermuda Triangle tryst


April 6th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Colbert has spoken about his first sail that took him to the dreaded Bermuda Triangle back in 2005. The comedian was part of a crew ... Read more...

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Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in kids


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.Christa Fischer Walker ... Read more...

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1,600 Chinese die of infectious diseases


September 10th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Around 1,600 people died of infectious diseases in China in August, the ministry of health said Friday. A total of 1,535 people died due to diseases like viral hepatitis, ... Read more...

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Japan confirms first case of NDM-1 gene, the antibiotics-resistant superbug


September 7th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
TOCHIGI, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) – Japan confirmed the first case of the NDM-1 gene, which is resistant to almost all antibiotics, officials said.The bacterium was found in a male patient in his ... Read more...

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Gastroenteritis outbreak hits Ludhiana


September 1st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Sep 1 (ANI): There has been a outbreak of gastroenteritis in Ludhiana and around 34 people have been admitted to local hospitals.Most of the cases have been registered from ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistan moves to avert epidemics


August 24th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (DPA) The Pakistani government Tuesday announced emergency measures aimed at averting major outbreaks of cholera and other epidemic diseases in the country's flooded areas. A national steering committee, comprising ... Read more...

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Trapped Chilean miners could remain underground for four months: Oz mine survivor


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.23 (ANI): Beaconsfield mine survivor Brant Webb says the 33 Chilean miners trapped since August 5, face another three to four months of remaining underground, even as rescuers seek ways to ... Read more...

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UN warns 3.5 million children at water-borne disease risk in flood-hit Pakistan


August 17th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): As millions of people struggle to wade through country's worst floods in the last 80 years, the United Nations (UN) has warned that nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Backpacker jailed in India to be transferred to UK


August 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A 33-year old backpacker from Kent, Patrick Malluzzo who has been serving a ten year sentence in one Rajasthan's Kota prison with charges of possessing cannabis, has been ... Read more...

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1,600 Chinese died of infectious diseases in June


July 10th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Over 1,600 people in China died of infectious diseases out of a total of 806,110 cases reported in June, the ministry of health said Friday. Of these cases, only ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fear of epidemic in Kathmandu as Maoist strike enters third day


May 4th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The fear of a diarrhoea and dysentery epidemic - that last year killed hundreds of people - began to grow in capital city Kathmandu as the indefinite general ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

The real English Patient hero was gay, not a womanizer


April 6th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 06(ANI): The real life Second World War spy, whose story inspired the Oscar winning film 'The English Patient', which portrayed him as a womanizer, was actually gay, according to new ... Read more...

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For Holi and health, there’s bhang!


February 24th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Holi is around the corner and so are 'bhang thandai' and 'bhang pakoras'! But not everyone knows of the enormous health benefits of bhang - ... Read more...

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13 kids die of infectious diseases in Uttar Pradesh village


January 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) Thirteen children have died due to "infectious diseases" in the last three weeks in an Uttar Pradesh village, bringing the health authorities under the scanner. People of Rajthal village ... Read more...

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World’s largest slave graveyard uncovered on St Helena Island


December 12th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered one of the largest slave graveyards anywhere in the world on the tiny island of St Helena.According to a report in the Times, the bones ... Read more...

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My Tawang visit is non-political: Dalai Lama (Second Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 8 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who arrived in Arunachal Pradesh Sunday to a rousing reception by hundreds of monks, rejected Chinese claims that he was ... Read more...

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Power cuts affecting municipal hospitals in Delhi: Mayor


June 29th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) With power cuts becoming a routine feature in the national capital and residents reeling under the merciless heat - municipal hospitals are finding it tough to carry ... Read more...

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Water testing kit developed by a university in Punjab


June 20th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, June 20(ANI): The microbiology department of Punjab Agricultural University has developed a water testing kit to help people test water at their homes and ward off numerous water borne diseases."From what ... Read more...

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Punjab Agricultural University develops 30-rupee water-testing kit


June 20th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, June 20 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University's microbiology department has developed a water testing kit to help people ward off numerous water borne diseases.The kit, priced at just 30 rupees, was earlier ... Read more...

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Poorest countries unprepared for health impacts of climate change


May 17th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) The world's poorest nations are unprepared for the strain climate change will put on their public health systems, according to studies by the International Institute for Environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Summers bring a variety of therapeutic drinks on Amritsar roads


May 11th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, May 10 (ANI): Even though summers make life difficult people in Punjab want to move out.To cater to them, the stalls along the roadside offer a variety ... Read more...

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China says it is not the origin of the global swine flu outbreak


April 30th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.30 (ANI): The Chinese government has rejected as "groundless" foreign reports labeling the country as the origin of the swine flu outbreak.According to the reports, dead pigs found in Fuqing, Fujian ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seeks aid for civilian crisis, endgame for LTTE (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the UN Thursday made frantic appeals for assistance as the exodus of Tamil civilians from the war zone escalated into a grave humanitarian crisis even ... Read more...

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UN seeks funds to help civilians who fled Sri Lanka war-zone


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 23 (IANS) With over 103,000 Tamil civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war-zone in the north, the UN Thursday made an urgent appeal for funds to meet the critical needs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Disease, death stalking children in northeast camps: child rights commission


September 11th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Children forced to undergo mandatory HIV testing and shunned when found positive for the AIDS virus, some not issued birth certificates and denied nutrition and education, around ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh forms Rapid Response Teams to fight diseases


September 4th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will have Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to fight any outbreak of infectious diseases and epidemics following floods in the state, an official said Thursday."RRTs have been ... Read more...

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Lowly latrines, not toilets key to global sanitation


June 18th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): While the invention of water-guzzling appliances such as toilets might be considered as the pinnacle of sanitary science, a lowly latrine could be a far better solution ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel crafty tactic behind amoeba attack


June 15th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities in the US claim to have found why an amoeba is capable of evading the immune system for a long ... Read more...

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Assam-Bhutan health corridor to help the poor


June 6th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Thanks to a unique border corridor, Assam's poor living close to the Bhutan border will be allowed into that country to get affordable and effective ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3.2 million rendered homeless by Nargis: study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Nargis rendered as many as 3.2 million Burmese homeless, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers. Relying on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), researchers calculated the likely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heavy rain ‘worst scenario’ for cyclone survivors


May 15th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 15 (DPA) Heavy rain forecast for the disaster-struck Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar represented "the worst scenario imaginable", said a spokesman for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red ... Read more...

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