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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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US-India collaboration in key human security areas will enhance agri value chain


January 28th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that collaboration between the United States and India in key human security areas will enhance the agricultural value ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists reach major milestone in fight against deadly diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has reached a major milestone in the effort to wipe out some of the most lethal diseases on the planet.Scientists at Seattle Biomedical Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Wallabies, bats harbour ‘fossil’ genes from deadly human viruses


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Modern marsupials, like wallabies and bats, harbour a "fossil" copy of a gene that codes for filoviruses, which cause Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers and are the most ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Canadian research aims to improve vaccines, X-Rays and fuels


September 27th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): A new long-term study by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada, would aim to provide new ways of creating and administering vaccines, lay the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Existing governments and institutions powerless to cope with man made crises


September 12th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): A group of eminent environmental scientists and economists has warned that the world faces a compounding series of crises driven by human activity, which existing governments and institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists sound alarm bells over impending global catastrophe


September 11th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have sounded the alarm bells over impending global catastrophe as existing governments and institutions are too powerless to head it off. The world faces a compounding series ... Read more...

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New mode of how diseases evolve discovered


February 17th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, have uncovered a new mode of how bacteria takes up a new form ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dog owners may spread germs to pets by not washing hands


January 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Dog owners are more likely to spread germs to their pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with them, or getting licks on the face, according ... Read more...

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Scientists map epidemic trigger zones


January 5th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified and mapped potential zones that can trigger deadly outbreak of plagues and epidemics, with devastating consequences. "A study has revealed a number of global hot-spots ... Read more...

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WHO bracing for health challenges in Asia-Pacific


September 26th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 26 (DPA) The World Health Organization (WHO) is bracing for major health challenges in Asia and the Pacific ranging from the continuing scourge of tuberculosis to emerging health security concerns ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bangladesh launched climate action plan


September 12th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): Bangladesh has launched a climate change action plan to help itself adapt to threats such as rising sea level, water-logged land and increased salinity.According to a report ... Read more...

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Scientists paint viruses to track their growth in the body


May 21st, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Biologists from Austria and Singapore have achieved a significant success in painting viruses with proteins so as to track their fate in the body.The breakthrough reported ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India among worlds top hot spots of deadly emerging diseases


February 21st, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
London, February 21 (ANI): India, China, and sub-Saharan Africa are the regions where incidences of the deadly emerging diseases like HIV/AIDS and SARS have increased the most, while Europe and North and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New model that predicts spread of emerging diseases developed


November 21st, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Researchers in the US, Italy, and France have developed a new model that will help predict the spread of emerging diseases.According to researchers, the model can give medics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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