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Fear of plague haunting Himachal villages


April 2nd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Residents of the Rohru rural belt in Himachal Pradesh are living in fear of the 'wrath of god'. The cause of the scare is actually pneumonic ... Read more...

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Mexico ready for trials of vaccine against heroin


February 25th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists trying to develop a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction are almost ready to begin human clinical trials, a scientist said.Tests of the medication ... Read more...

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Odds of surviving heart attacks can be predicted


July 26th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Is it possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack? Yes, says a new study. Researchers found that ... Read more...

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Superbug doesn’t pose health risk: Ministry


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The health ministry Thursday said the environmental presence of superbug NDM-1 gene in Delhi does not pose a public health risk."The environmental presence of NDM-1 ... Read more...

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Alcohol consumption may increase drug abuse risk: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new research has suggested that ingesting moderate amount of alcohol may increase an individual's risk of amphetamine abuse.Amphetamines are large group of drugs known as stimulants, ... Read more...

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Over 550,000 Russians living with HIV


November 30th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There are 568,217 people in Russia living with HIV, official statistics show.On the eve of the World AIDS Day - Dec 1 - Russia's health ministry Tuesday ... Read more...

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Breast density linked to breast cancer risk


October 30th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has found that women with dense breasts and no lobular involution are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer than those with non-dense breasts ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘makes you feel full’


August 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Brazilian researchers have discovered that exercise not only helps you shed kilos by burning calories but also makes you feel full by triggering neurons in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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WHO refutes accusations that agency submitted to pressure from pharmaceutical companies during handling H1N1 pandemic


June 9th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday refuted accusations that the agency submitted to pressure from pharmaceutical companies in its handling of the H1N1 ... Read more...

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Anti-retroviral drugs may curb AIDS spread in 5yrs


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A top scientist has said that it is possible to stop the spread of AIDS in South Africa within five years by using anti-retroviral treatments (ARVs) and mass ... Read more...

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Hypothesis on mystery of dengue virus infection confirmed


February 12th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): La Jolla Institute scientists have proved a hypothesis that said antibodies contribute to severe dengue virus-induced disease.The findings of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have ... Read more...

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Health ministry served notice on irregular vaccines


December 9th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a notice to the union health ministry on introduction of vaccines without proper medical research. A division bench of Chief Justice Ajit ... Read more...

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Vaccination, social distancing may dampen H1N1 influenza effect


December 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new Canadian epidemiological modelling study suggests that vaccination, antivirals and social distancing may help in reducing the impact of H1N1 virus.Researchers examined data from laboratory-confirmed cases of ... Read more...

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Swine flu victims came from Karnataka: Goa


September 5th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) After two people died of swine flu in Goa, the health department here said Saturday that the patients were "imported" from Karnataka. A 31-year-old man from Ankola in Karnataka ... Read more...

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Oz study shows more young people in hospital for booze-related issues


August 15th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): An Australian study has shown that over the last few years there has been an increase in young people being hospitalised for 'alcohol-related problems' and researchers say that ... Read more...

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India reports 163 polio cases this year


August 7th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India has reported 163 polio cases so far this year and is among the four countries - Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, besides India - where the deadly ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia confirms first swine flu death


July 27th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), July 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia on Monday confirmed that a man had died of swine flu.The health ministry said this was the first such death and that it had ... Read more...

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Migraines linked to reduced breast cancer risk


July 10th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): For women who suffer from migraines, here's some good news: New study shows that your risk of breast cancer may be reduced by as much as 26 percent.And ... Read more...

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Mexico City lowers flu alert level to normal


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 22 (Xinhua) Authorities in Mexico city have lowered the epidemiological alert level to green after a month-long outbreak of influenza A(H1N1), which has killed 75 people in the country ... Read more...

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Fourth swine flu case reported in Cuba


May 21st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 21 (IANS) The Cuban health ministry has confirmed the fourth influenza A(H1N1) case in the island nation, Cuban news agency Prensa Latina reported Thursday. According to a report in the daily ... Read more...

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Cuba confirms first swine flu case


May 13th, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (EFE) A Mexican student in Cuba has tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, making him the first person confirmed to have swine flu on the Caribbean island, the ... Read more...

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30 countries report 4,694 cases of swine flu: WHO


May 12th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 11 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said that 4,694 cases of the new influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 53 deaths, were confirmed in 30 countries. Mexico had 48 deaths from ... Read more...

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Bhopal lab prepared to handle swine flu in livestock


May 11th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 11 (IANS) Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) is prepared to handle the swine flu pandemic in case it afflicts livestock, an official said Monday. HSADL had developed an ... Read more...

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Panama reports first swine flu case


May 9th, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Panama City, May 9 (EFE) Panama has reported its fist case of swine flu with detecting the deadly A/H1N1 virus in a young man who had recently returned from the US. The patient ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to asthmatic severity in kids


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms in children, says a new study.They study led by Dr Juan Celedon, Dr. P.H. and Dr Augusto Litonjua, of Harvard Medical ... Read more...

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Genetic variations could predict ovarian cancer risk, survival prospects


April 20th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Genetic variations in the micro-RNA (miRNA) processing pathway genes and miRNA binding sites could predict a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer and her prospects for survival, according ... Read more...

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Inflammation may be link between extreme sleep durations and poor health


February 2nd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has shown that sleep duration is linked to changes in the levels of specific cytokines that are important in ... Read more...

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Study refutes link between vaccines and autism


February 1st, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 1 (ANI): Reviewing a number of epidemiological and biological studies, researchers at the Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia have come to the conclusion that there is no correlation between vaccines ... Read more...

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Now, telemedicine to control epidemics during natural disasters


December 2nd, 2007 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 2 (ANI): A satellite network can play a significant role in the efficient monitoring of health situations and epidemics in the event of natural disasters like earthquake.This became evident ... Read more...

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