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West Nile virus kills 46 in US’ Texas state


September 8th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 46 people have died from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Texas state in the US this year, Xinhua reported.The latest reports came from ... Read more...

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Immunity boosting vitamin can fight superbugs


August 28th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A common vitamin may potentially provide a powerful tool to fight 'superbugs', antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections that health experts view as a threat to public health.The research ... Read more...

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Haryana sits on NHRC reminder


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Despite a reminder from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Haryana government has failed to provide monetary relief to 288 students who took ill ... Read more...

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Action against Punjab health officials for infant’s death


August 17th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Acting on the report of an inquiry committee which found medical staff negligent, resulting in the death of an infant last month, the Punjab government Friday ... 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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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh doctors questioned on womb removals


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Health officials in Chhattisgarh Monday finished the two-day questioning of nine doctors accused of removing wombs of young women to make money under the National Health ... Read more...

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Tripura to punish use of tobacco, drug in public places


July 20th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the high incidence of cancer and tobacco and drug-related diseases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to punish those using tobacco in ... Read more...

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Kym Marsh summoned to court for fly tipping


July 16th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 16 (THANDIAN NEWS) Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has been dragged to court for fly-tipping. The 36-year-old star claims that she is the victim of a scam. According to her, ... Read more...

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A million Pakistani kids to get anti-polio drops


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will administer anti-polio vaccine to nearly one million children in the militancy-hit tribal regions during a three-day national immunization campaign starting Monday, said officials.Janbaz ... Read more...

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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said Thursday.So far, one person has died in ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims five more lives in Bihar, toll 230


June 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna June 24 (IANS) Five more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 230 since May, an official ... Read more...

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Bihar, Uttar Pradesh battle to contain deadly encephalitis outbreak (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has hit Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most populated states, is spreading.More deaths of AES ... Read more...

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Encephalitis scare in UP after 88 deaths


June 16th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed the panic button as 88 people have succumbed to various strains of encephalitis in the last fortnight, a disease that ... Read more...

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Bihar to give Rs 50,000 for encephalitis victims


June 13th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The families of children, who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) will be paid a monetary compensation, officials said Wednesday.The state government has announced a compensation ... Read more...

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Bihar’s mystery disease is acute encephalitis syndrome: minister


June 12th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 12 (IANS) The mysterious disease that has killed more than 100 children across three districts of Bihar in the past fortnight has been identified as acute encephalitis syndrome ... Read more...

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Declare killer disease an epidemic, says Bihar


June 11th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to declare a mysterious disease that has killed 102 children an epidemic, Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey said Monday.Following the ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks central help on mysterious disease


June 9th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (IANS) Bihar Saturday sought help from the central government to tackle a mysterious disease that has killed 81 children in Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the ... Read more...

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73 kids die of ‘mysterious’ disease in Bihar


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) A "mysterious" disease has claimed the lives of 73 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the past fortnight, officials said Friday.State health department ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease toll is 36 in Bihar


June 7th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 7 (IANS) The deaths of five more children because of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts has taken the death toll to 36 in 11 ... Read more...

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Mysterious disease toll is 31 in Bihar


June 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 6 (IANS) The deaths of eight more children because of a mysterious disease in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts has taken the death toll to 31 in 10 ... Read more...

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World Bank’s $152 for UP healthcare


June 6th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The World Bank will give $152 million for the Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project, officials said.The ambitious project is meant to help improve the healthcare ... Read more...

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Mexican woman with nine babies a fraud, say doctors


May 1st, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) A 32-year-old Mexican woman, who said she was pregnant with nine babies, was not pregnant at all and "just obese". She could not be expecting because ... Read more...

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170 Mexican kids sick after having food at school


May 1st, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 1 (IANS/EFE) About 170 children and six adults fell sick after having food at a party at an elementary school in the Mexican Pacific resort city of ... Read more...

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Scale up services for pregnant HIV-positive: UNAIDS


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India's AIDS control department is working on its next AIDS control mission (2012-17), a top UN official Thursday said the country must scale up ... Read more...

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China, a major producer of the world’s sex toys


April 25th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) A small village in China called Jiqi is only a miniscule part of a major enterprise that employs more than one million people across the country ... Read more...

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Bihar hikes financial help for kala azar patients


April 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) To ease the financial burden on those suffering from kala azar, most of whom are from impoverished backgrounds, the Bihar government has decided to provide minimum ... Read more...

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Maharashtra drought: Governor’s help sought


April 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drought is affecting supply of potable water and cattle fodder in western Maharashtra and is hitting irrigation schemes, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was told Friday.A group of ... 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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Spanish government to set up stolen babies database


April 13th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the ... Read more...

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Bihar to involve youths to fight kala azar


April 10th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Bihar has decided to involve village youths to help fight kala azar, a disease transmitted by the sand fly that killed over 70 people last year."The ... Read more...

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Drug-resistant Malaria spreads along Thai-Myanmar border


April 6th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drug-resistant malaria strain, which health officials had hoped to contain to a small area in southwest Asia, has spread significantly along the Thai-Myanmar border, ... 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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Cuba develops mathematical models to fight dengue


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 24 (IANS) Cuba has developed mathematical models to help fight dengue, a media report said Friday.Experts from Havana's Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute developed the models.Spearheaded by young ... Read more...

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