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New virus targets children


August 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) A viral illness seems to be targeting children in the US, according to a John Hopkins study."What we are seeing is a relatively common viral illness ... Read more...

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Masks, hand washing can smother flu spread


February 1st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Masks and hand washing can practically slash the spread of flu-like symptoms, new reseach has demonstrated.The study found up to a 75 percent reduction in flu-like ... Read more...

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Finnair’s school campaign collects 60,000 euros


January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Monday said its 'Change for Good' campaign, carried out with Unicef Finland to create awareness about clean water and environment for Indian ... Read more...

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Prejudice rooted in survival instincts of man


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) Prejudice is a trait that might be rooted in sheer survival as our ancestors avoided outsiders who might have been carriers of disease or plague, reveals ... Read more...

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Copper effective against new E. coli strains


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) The Escherichia coli (E-coli) outbreak in Germany shows that it is a strain seen for the first time, according to the World Health Organisation.However, the latest ... Read more...

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Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in kids


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.Christa Fischer Walker ... Read more...

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How to protect kids this flu season


January 16th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have offered some tips on how to protect kids this flu season.The flu is an infection of the nose, throat ... Read more...

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3 out of 4 women don’t like to purchase ‘dry clean only’ clothing


January 16th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 16 (ANI): Do you avoid buying clothing that requires dry cleaning? Well, you are not alone.A market research has revealed that most women avoid buying clothing that requires dry ... Read more...

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Finnair to donate to UNICEF campaign for Indian children


December 12th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair said it would donate US 50 cents to a UNICEF campaign on behalf of Indian children for every new addition to its Facebook ... Read more...

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Here’s why washing hands is such a great idea


July 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have revealed why it is a good idea to wash your hands regularly.The study has proved that hand washing can prevent the spread ... Read more...

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Keyboards ‘more contaminated with bacteria than emergency departments’


June 4th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Computer keyboards in hospitals can be more contaminated with bacteria than emergency departments, a new American study has shown.The study conducted at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found ... Read more...

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Washing hands helps us wash hands of past immorality


May 7th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Washing hands not only helps cleanse traces of past immoral behaviour but "wipes the slate clean" -- that is, it reduces doubts about a decision you have made ... Read more...

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Washing hands ‘can help dispel doubts’


May 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): The next time you wash your hands, you might be removing doubts about recent choices.That's the conclusion of a new study.To experiment this new theory, scientists Spike W. ... Read more...

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Hand washing ‘improves quality of stored drinking water in poor countries’


May 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Hand-washing, long recognized as an effective germ-fighting practice, also appears to play an important role in improving the quality of stored drinking water in poor countries, say researchers.Boffins ... Read more...

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Hand washing may limit pandemic flu transmission


April 30th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Hand washing and mouth covering may help limit the transmission of the pandemic flu, suggests a new research.However, more research on these measures is critical, according to ... Read more...

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Independently-owned ethnic eateries have higher number of food safety violations


February 17th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the Kansas State University has found that independently-owned ethnic restaurants have a considerably higher number of food safety violations than their ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand to train yoga gurus to tackle swine flu


December 14th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Hundreds of hermits and yoga gurus will be taught about the proper practice of hand washing and other necessary medical precautions to control the ... Read more...

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Teens don’t care much about hygiene while cooking


November 12th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Teenagers are more likely to cross-contaminate raw foods when preparing frozen foods, a study has found.Researchers from Kansas State University sought to determine actual food handling behaviour ... Read more...

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Teens aren’t careful about hygiene while cooking


November 12th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Teens are less likely to wash their hands while cooking and are more likely to cross-contaminate raw food than adults, says a new study. "While half of the ... Read more...

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Behavioral change in sanitation practices will lead to lasting social development


October 24th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
By Kulsum Mustafa (CNS)"One of the biggest challenges before us is to bring about sustained behavioral change in the mindset of people towards sanitation. It is important that the man on the ... Read more...

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UK exam board giving qualifications in hand washing, tea making to kids!


August 15th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 15 (ANI): British children are being given qualifications for being able to wash their hands, dress themselves, and make a cup of tea to children by an examination board.These ... Read more...

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Unicef musters more financial aid to fight pneumonia


June 16th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Several health partners under the leadership of the Unicef have signed a "global commitment" to fight pneumonia, a disease that kills around 800,000 children - half of ... Read more...

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Innovative method teaches tots about personal hygiene


June 4th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Swine flu reminded us how essential washing our hands can be, a simple act that cuts down gastrointestinal and communicable respiratory diseases by 50 percent and 20 percent, ... Read more...

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Hand washing can surprisingly make you less judgmental


November 30th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): They say cleanliness is next to godliness and now University of Plymouth scientists have shown that soaping away your outer dirt can affect your moral judgment.The research ... Read more...

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New high-tech software may help cut hospital-related infections by 50pct


November 6th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have written a piece of software that they believe may help reduce hospital-related infections by 50 per cent. Professor Yehuda Carmeli of the ... Read more...

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Children pledge to eliminate diseases on first global hand-washing day


October 15th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Celebrities joined around 1500 children in the national capital to spread awareness of personnel hygiene to mark the first global hand-washing day today with a vow ... Read more...

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Stomach flu vaccine may soon be possible


February 14th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): It may now be possible to develop vaccines to treat stomach flu for researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that the virus responsible the disease ... Read more...

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Washing hands significantly reduces diarrhoea episodes


January 23rd, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that hand washing can significantly reduce episodes of diarrhoea.The study, led by Dr Regina Ejemot from The Cochrane Library, assesses the strength of ... Read more...

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Seven steps to keep cold and flu at bay in winter


December 5th, 2007 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 5 (ANI): With winters, comes the dreaded cold and flu. However, following a few simple actions is all one needs to do to significantly reduce your chances of getting ... Read more...

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