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‘300 mn suffering from asthma globally’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Around 300 million people in the world are suffering from asthma and the figure can rise to 400 million by 2025, says the World Allergy ... Read more...

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Major diseases get only 10 percent of research funds: Expert


October 26th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases accounting for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, said a Yale University professor here ... Read more...

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Mass diseases not being fought properly: expert


October 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases that account for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, an expert said Tuesday.Pneumonia, diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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Health officials from 16 states discuss leprosy


August 5th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Health secretaries of the central government and 16 Indian states with highest leprosy cases in a bid to address the menace, a statement said Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO


July 27th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) On the eve of the first World Hepatitis Day Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any ... Read more...

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2.85bn people lived at risk of malaria in 2009


August 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new evidence-based global distribution map has revealed that that 2.85 billion people lived at risk of infection with Plasmodium vivax parasite in 2009.91 percent of them ... Read more...

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Over 2 billion people cut off from surgical services


July 5th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) More than two billion people worldwide don't have adequate access to surgical treatment, says a Harvard study. "Our findings suggest that high-income regions have more than 10 times the ... Read more...

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UN report says funding for water and sanitation have declined despite rising need


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Funding commitments for water and sanitation have declined as a share of overall development aid over the past decade, despite strong evidence that making the two services ... Read more...

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Rotavirus vaccine could fight severe diarrhea in developing countries


January 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix, could effectively reduce the overall incidence of severe rotavirus diarrhoea in developing countries, finds a new study.Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, acute gastroenteritis ... Read more...

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Online course in tuberculosis treatment launched


October 15th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Concerned that many physicians are no longer taught to diagnose and treat tuberculosis (TB), the World Medical Association (WMA) launched a new online refresher course here Thursday. Launching ... Read more...

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AIIMS boffins’ discovery could eliminate 75pc of cervical cancers in northern India


October 11th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): A new discovery by researchers from All India Institute of Medical Sciences can eliminate 75 percent of the cervical cancer among women in Northern India.They have identified two ... Read more...

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AIIMS scientists identify two common HPV genotypes in northern India


October 11th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers from All India Institute of Medical Sciences have identified two common types of HPV viruses responsible for causing cervical cancer, a vaccination for which could eliminate 75 ... Read more...

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Future global burden of dementia underestimated, say UK experts.


September 21st, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Experts at King's College London say that it has been underestimated how many people worldwide may get afflicted by Alzheimer's and other types of dementia in future.In ... Read more...

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‘Two million children die in violence every year’


September 12th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) At least two million children die every year on account of violence in the world, while nearly 40 million suffer disabilities, an orthopaedic surgeon said at an event ... Read more...

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Pneumococcal disease kills an Indian child every four minutes


September 11th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Every four minutes, one child in India dies due to pneumococcal disease, one of the key reasons behind infant mortality in the country, a study by WHO ... Read more...

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Thailand closes schools, internet cafes to stop swine flu spread


July 9th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The government of Thailand has announced drastic steps in an attempt to stop the spread of pandemic A(H1N1), originally termed swine flu, through the Southeast Asian kingdom.The Government has ordered the closure ... Read more...

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Harry Potter Star’s fear of Swine flu death


July 8th, 2009 - 2:34 am ICT by John Le Fevre
British actor Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, said he thought he might die when he was told he had contracted swine flu – pandemic (H1N1)."It ... Read more...

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Water should be a basic human right, say researchers


June 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Researchers, in a recent article in the journal PLoS Medicine Editorial, have argued that despite recent international objections, access to clean water should be recognized as a human ... Read more...

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Asthma control is appalling in most countries


May 4th, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantMore than 300 million people around the world have asthma, and the disease imposes a heavy burden on individuals, families, and societies.The Global Burden of Asthma Report, indicates that asthma ... Read more...

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Today is World Cancer Day, 2009


February 4th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Every year, World Cancer Day is marked on February 4.This day is to acknowledge the increasing impact of cancer on people around the world and also the efforts to improve cancer ... Read more...

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Cancer to become leading cause of death worldwide in 2010, says report


December 12th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010, according to a new report the International Agency for Research on Cancer ... Read more...

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One-third of diseases in poorer countries are potentially surgically treatable


October 14th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers from Columbia and Cornell Universities (NY) have found that approximately one-third of the disease burden in poorer countries is potentially surgically treatable and curable.The findings could ... Read more...

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Diabetes intensifies tuberculosis risk


July 15th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Individuals with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB), according to research published in the journal PLoS Medicine.Searching for research over the past ... Read more...

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58pct of Worlds population will be obese by 2030


July 13th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 13 (ANI): With waistlines increasing rapidly around the world, a group of researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine predict that by 2030, almost ... Read more...

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Blood pressure killing millions in developing world


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, May 3 (ANI): According to a new report, the developing world is being hit hard by high blood pressure, and the majority of its victims are workers, whose deaths directly ... Read more...

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TB fatally stalking Southeast Asia’s HIV patients


April 12th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand have some of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB)-HIV co-infection in Southeast Asia, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. The prevalence ... Read more...

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India needs political will to reduce maternal mortality: WHO


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:43 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India's maternal mortality is high due to a lack of political will and administrative and managerial failures rather than absence of expertise, an article published in WHO ... Read more...

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India has highest TB prevalence: WHO


March 24th, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India is home to over 3.4 million tuberculosis patients - about one-fifth of the global figure - making it the most TB prevalent country, says the World ... Read more...

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A third of world’s TB cases in Southeast Asia, India toll high


March 24th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Three million people develop tuberculosis in the Southeast Asian region every year, India reporting 22 percent of these, and over half a million die of the disease, ... Read more...

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Neo-natal mortality high in India, says UNICEF


December 10th, 2007 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
By Ruchi Gupta New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Neonatal mortality or death within 28 days of birth is high in India, according to the latest UNICEF report. According to the UNICEF's statistical review ... Read more...

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