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Three die of deadly West Nile virus in Serbia


September 8th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) At least three people have died in Serbia from the West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and causes brain inflammation. The virus was first ... Read more...

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Ebola claims three more lives in DR Congo, raising death toll to 14


September 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed three more lives, raising the total ... Read more...

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Malaria morbidity set to rise in Goa


September 4th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The mosquito has been making a big buzz in Goa, hogging space in the media. The coastal state expects to see a larger number of malaria ... Read more...

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17 fall ill in China after eating beef


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 people have been hospitalised after they ate beef sold by an unlicensed butcher in central China's Hunan province, officials said Friday.The incident took ... Read more...

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Probe begins into children’s deaths in Tirupati hospital


August 16th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The health authorities in Andhra Pradesh Thursday began a probe into the death of five children at the S.V.R. Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati ... Read more...

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Brother suspects police hand in death of Bihari youth


August 5th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Vimal Kishore, brother of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who was brought dead to the Medical College Hospital Saturday night from the mental hospital here, alleged that ... Read more...

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Urals foetuses could be linked to scientific research


July 26th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of human foetuses discovered earlier this week in a forest in Russia's Urals region were possibly intended for use in scientific research, police have ... 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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Food poisoning death puts Kerala eateries on mat (Kerala Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) It took the death by food poisoning of a 21-year-old to shake Kerala's health authorities out of their slumber on the lack of basic hygiene in ... Read more...

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Kerala eateries raided after food poisoning death


July 17th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Kerala authorities have begun extensive raids across the state after reports that a youth died of suspected food poisoning and a few others fell ill after ... Read more...

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24 die after drinking hooch in Honduras


July 11th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 11 (IANS) Twentyfour people have died over the past two weeks in Honduras after drinking illicit liquor, said health authorities.The head of epidemicological security for the Health Secretariat, ... Read more...

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Hooka bars again banned in Gurgaon


July 6th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 6 (IANS) The district magistrate (DM) of Gurgaon Friday again invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for banning hooka bars in the district, an ... Read more...

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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... Read more...

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Assam alert after cholera kills four


June 8th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) Assam health authorities have sounded an alert after cholera, which has claimed four lives, took seven districts in its grip, officials said Friday.More than 500 people ... Read more...

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Haryana’s low cost health for all plan stillborn


May 31st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), May 31 (IANS) Low cost health for all at the doorstep! The Haryana dream seems to be over before it began.Having failed to get polyclinics across the state ... Read more...

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Haryana to install chips to monitor ultrasound machines


May 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Health authorities in Haryana will install silent observer chips in all ultrasound machines to monitor the ultrasound processes being done by doctors at private clinics, officials ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy boosts presence in Africa with malaria drug


May 11th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 11 (IANS) Leading Indian drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories has boosted its presence in the emerging market of Africa, introducing its new malaria-fighting drug Synriam and setting up ... Read more...

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Over 50 fall ill at China wedding


May 7th, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) At least 56 people have been hospitalised for food poisoning after eating at a wedding banquet in China, officials said.The victims suffered from diarrhoea, a day ... Read more...

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Naked body scanners in British airports?


May 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Controversial "naked" body scanners could be introduced at all British airports after top scientists declared them safe, Daily Mail reported Friday.Manchester Airport has been trialling the ... Read more...

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Chinese firms probed for offering foetal videos


May 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Health authorities in Chinese business hub Shanghai have launched an investigation after a few medical facilities reportedly offered foetal ultrasound photography that includes 3D photos and ... Read more...

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British teens allowed to take birth control pills


April 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Pilot programmes are being launched across Britain where teenaged girls - as young as 13 - are being given contraceptive pills by pharmacies without a doctor's ... Read more...

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H1N1 cases in Kerala touches dozen


April 24th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The number of H1N1 cases in Kerala has touched a dozen, a health official said Tuesday, adding that the authorities were fully prepared to deal with ... Read more...

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100 students suffer food poisoning on China campus


April 19th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) About 100 university students in China's Sichuan province required medication for vomiting and diarrhea Wednesday afternoon following a suspected food poisoning incident, Xinhua reported Thursday.Health authorities ... Read more...

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11,000 hit by hand-foot-mouth disease in China


March 31st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) More than 11,000 people have been affected and at least four have died from the infectious hand-foot-mouth disease in a Chinese province, health authorities said Saturday.During ... Read more...

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Brazil to distribute 20 mn female condoms


March 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian health ministry announced Tuesday that it has acquired 20 million female condoms that will be distributed free to the people, mainly among ... Read more...

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Swine flu erupts in Maharashtra, claims four lives


March 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 17 (IANS) After a lull of six months, swine flu has again reared its head in Maharashtra, claiming four lives in Pune in the past fortnight, including two ... Read more...

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Virus may infect America, warns health group


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An international agency working to improve health and living standards among the countries in the Americas has warned about the risk of the introduction of mosquito-borne ... Read more...

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Three firms guilty of lead poisoning in Chinese kids


February 26th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Three companies in Shanghai have been held responsible for lead poisoning in at least 49 children in the metropolis, the government said.A battery manufacturer, an auto-parts ... Read more...

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China mulls pollution control system


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will launch a new pollution monitoring system that will also check the effect of greenhouse gasses on human health, authorities said.The system will look at ... Read more...

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Reducing salt in crisps, yet keeping it tasty


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Food scientists have found a way of reducing salt content in crisps without compromising taste. Ian Fisk, lecturer of food sciences at the University of Nottingham, ... Read more...

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Greek parliament approves austerity plan


February 13th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's parliament has approved austerity measures requested by the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund to secure a 130-billion euro ($170 billion) bailout to avoid ... Read more...

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Junior doctors’ strike continues in Andhra


February 12th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Emergency services in Andhra Pradesh's government-run hospitals remained crippled Sunday as junior doctors demanding hike in stipend continued their strike, causing severe inconvenience to patients. Five ... Read more...

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Australia froths at Indian mouthwash advertisement


February 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 7 (IANS) The Australian cricket body has ordered the removal of a boundary-rope advertisement of an Indian mouthwash in Hindi after health authorities launched a probe over its ... Read more...

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China to monitor radiation in water around n-plants


January 18th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China's health authorities have been told to check for radiation in drinking water around the country's nuclear power plants.The monitoring will cover areas within 30 ... Read more...

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Central team to probe drug resistant TB cases in Mumbai


January 17th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With a Mumbai hospital reporting the first case of total drug resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) in the country, the health ministry Tuesday sent a team ... Read more...

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