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Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata

April 20th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant ... Read more...

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Gene test may bring safe chemotherapy

March 23rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Doctors have discovered a way of identifying breast cancer patients likely to suffer life-threatening side effects from chemotherapy, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Their research could eventually ... Read more...

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New discovery may help treatment of multi-drug resistant infections

January 6th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery that could lead to novel, effective approaches to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) infections.They found that genetic resistance to antibiotics is not the ... Read more...

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Why food poisoning can be so unpredictable.

September 6th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Researchers have revealed how despite being exposed to bacteria in our food, which could cause food poisoning, we don't always become ill?Professor Colin Hill has described how bacteria ... Read more...

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Committee on Energy and Commerce requests documents related to salmonella outbreak and egg recall

August 24th, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce requested on Monday documents and information related to the salmonella outbreak and the recent egg recalls in Iowa.Chairman Henry Waxman ... Read more...

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Bees may help fight MRSA bugs

June 29th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research led at the University of Strathclyde has suggested that bees could have a key role to play in urgently-needed new treatments to fight the virulent ... Read more...

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Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO

June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

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Alfalfa Sprout Recall Issued In All US States

May 23rd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, May 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development that has created sensation among nutritionists; a food company based in California has recalled its alfalfa sprouts nationwide. The recall is ... Read more...

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Novel peptide nanoparticles to fight fatal brain infections

June 29th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): New peptide nanoparticles developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Singapore could pave the way for new methods of drug and gene delivery ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu a pandemic - Full country statistics

June 12th, 2009 - 2:09 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The worlds peak health body, the World Health Organization (WHO), has raised the alert level for influenza A(H1N1), or swine flu, to the maximum level of six, declaring the virus a ... Read more...

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Hospital mobile phones spread superbugs

March 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Mobile phones used by hospital workers can be a source of hospital-acquired infections that kill thousands of people every year, say researchers.These superbugs could easily be transmitted ... Read more...

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Hospital bed rails, call buttons and chairs are teeming with superbugs

October 29th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has found that objects closest to patients have the highest level of hospital superbugs that often lead to potentially fatal infections.The researchers found that ... Read more...

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Single oral dose of vitamin A may help reduce infant mortality by 15pc

July 7th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study by researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that infant mortality in the developing world can reduced by 15 per ... Read more...

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