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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Five more swine flu cases in Lucknow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Five more cases of swine flue were reported in the Uttar Pradesh capital Thursday, a day after an elderly person died of the virus here.Samples of ... Read more...

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Parasite in cats may lead people to suicides


August 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Exposure to a parasite hosted by cats could make people more likely to attempt suicide, says a new study.Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause toxoplasmosis, is easily ... Read more...

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Ronit Roy down with typhoid (Movie Snippets)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Ronit Roy has been unwell the past few days, and now doctors have confirmed to the actor that he has typhoid."Okay, so it's official. My ... Read more...

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The audience should have entertainment: Salman Khan (Interview)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) He's had four back-to-back blockbusters and expectations from his next release "Ek Tha Tiger" are enormous, but Salman Khan appears quite oblivious to the pressure ... Read more...

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Effective antibodies against flu strains identified


August 10th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified three human antibodies effective against flu B virus strains. The same team had earlier reported finding antibodies against flu A strains.The isolation of ... Read more...

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Swine flu deaths rise to 133 in Brazil


July 25th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian health authorities reported the deaths of 10 more people in the southern part of the country from the AH1N1 swine flu virus, bringing the ... Read more...

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Mexico slaughters 3.8 mn chickens to stem bird-flu outbreak


July 19th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 19 (IANS/EFE) Around 3.8 million chickens have been slaughtered as part of the effort to contain a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's food ... Read more...

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Mexico to vaccinate 1 mn chickens against bird flu


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 11 (IANS/EFE) A shipment of 1 million doses of vaccine from China will be used to inoculate chickens over the next few days to contain a bird-flu ... Read more...

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Mexico declares bird flu emergency


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 3 (IANS) Mexico has activated a national emergency plan to contain a bird flu epidemic that has affected nearly 1.7 million poultry, the agriculture ministry said.The plan ... Read more...

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41 infected with bird flu in Thailand


June 20th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) At least 41 people have been confirmed to be infected with the H1N1 bird flu virus in a province in Thailand, the government said Wednesday.The virus ... Read more...

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Summer heat killing bats?


May 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) More than 50 bats have died in this Jharkhand capital, possibly due to the summer heat, officials said Sunday.Ranchi's temperature is hovering between 40 and 42 ... Read more...

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Second swine flu death reported in Himachal


April 25th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.A 66-year-old woman from Shimla district died Monday evening ... Read more...

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57 people die of swine flu in India


April 24th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As many as 57 people have died, mostly in Maharashtra, of swine flu in the country till April 18 this year, the Rajya Sabha was ... Read more...

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First swine flu death in Mumbai


April 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Swine flu claimed its first victim in Mumbai as a 23-year-old pregnant woman died in a hospital after she contracted the deadly H1N1 virus, an official ... Read more...

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‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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Delhi prepared for swine flu


April 10th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With swine flu cases being reported from various parts of the country, the Delhi government Tuesday said hospitals in the capital were prepared to deal ... Read more...

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Russia blames Georgia for swine flu


April 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top Russian official Monday blamed a recent outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in the country on Georgia. The virus affects only animals ... Read more...

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First swine flu death in Himachal


April 7th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said."The victim, ... Read more...

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Swine flu reported in Himachal


April 5th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said here."The victim, a ... Read more...

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‘2009 swine flu pandemic won’t return to Maharashtra’


April 4th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 4 (IANS) Health officials in Maharashtra Wednesday ruled out a resurgence of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the state."This is just a shift in virus, not a ... Read more...

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Swine flu claims one life in Bhopal


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 29 (IANS) A 37-year-old man has died of swine flu at a private hospital here, a doctor said Thursday.Anil Hole, a resident of Saket Nagar was admitted to ... Read more...

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Goa on alert after Pune swine flu outbreak


March 24th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Authorities in Goa have upped their precautionary measures as Pune in neighbouring Maharashtra reported several swine flu cases.The directorate of health services (DHS) in Goa has ... Read more...

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Over 300 chickens culled in Nepal farm


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) About 350 chickens have been culled in a farm in Nepal following confirmation of an outbreak of bird flu.Bal Krishna Bhusal, chief of the district public ... Read more...

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‘Five swine flu deaths in Rajasthan’


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) Five people have reportedly died of swine flu in Rajasthan over the past 20 days, including two Tuesday, and the state health machinery has been placed ... Read more...

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Smartphones speed up data gathering in health surveys


March 13th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Smartphones have not only placed huge computing power at our finger tips, but are also providing faster, cheaper and more accurate surveillance of diseases.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Bat flu may pose danger to humans


February 29th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have revealed that they have found flu in bats for the first time. Doctors are worried that the flu may pose danger to humans. Evidence of ... Read more...

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Bihar alert on avian influenza


February 26th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) Bihar has sounded an alert against possible spread of avian influenza after a large number of crows died in the state from bird flu, officials said ... Read more...

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UK shop worker comes face to face with a venomous spider


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburgh, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Asda worker was given the scare of her life when she came face to face with a venomous spider. The worker found the animal crawling on ... Read more...

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Season finale of ‘Downton Abbey’ aired


February 21st, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The season finale of Downton Abbey was aired on Sunday. The fast paced drama left viewers thrilled. Matthew is traumatized by the death of his fiancée ... Read more...

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81 Mexicans die of swine flu


February 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Eighty-one people have so far died of swine flu in Mexico this year, while at least 3,522 have been infected with the virus, health officials ... Read more...

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58 Mexicans die of flu


February 6th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A total of 58 people have died of flu in Mexico so far this year. The deaths were caused by different strains of flu virus, ... Read more...

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Bird flu: 7,000 fowls culled in Bhubaneswar


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) About 7,000 fowls were culled Sunday in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case was detected in a government-run institution, an official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu traces found in Nepal


February 5th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IANS) As around 8,000 chickens have died of bird flu , or H5N1 virus in the Nepal's Sunsari district in last few days, more traces of the ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Culling of birds planned in Bhubaneswar (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha Saturday decided to cull poultry in parts of its capital city Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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