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Eight dead in Britain after eating hospital sandwiches


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) At least eight patients have died in Britain over the past 10 years after eating bacteria-infected sandwiches prepared at hospitals, an independent health watchdog has found.The ... 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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Sun-dried tomato linked to hepatitis


March 5th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) British health experts are investigating an outbreak of potentially deadly hepatitis linked to sun-dried tomatoes.A probe by the The Health Protection Agency of cases of hepatitis ... Read more...

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Measles outbreak hits Britain


May 27th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Britain is currently facing an outbreak of measles with over 300 cases reported this year, Sky News reported.Data from the Health Protection Agency revealed 334 confirmed ... Read more...

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Farm visitors ‘urged to wash hands using soap and water’


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Hand gels and wipes are no substitute for soap and water when it comes to hygiene during visit to farms, according to health experts.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) ... Read more...

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British parents object to sex lessons for Scouts


April 5th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Many parents and family experts in Britain are agitated over a new policy that encourages providing sex-related information to teenaged Scouts.As per the policy, Scouts in ... Read more...

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Nine in 10 home dishcloths in UK harbour dangerous stomach bugs


March 31st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): A UK government survey has found that nine in ten home dishcloths harbour dangerous levels of stomach bugs.Research by environmental health officers suggests that people are more at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fish pedicure could spread infection and disease, warn experts


February 28th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): The latest beauty craze-fish pedicures-offered in salons and spas across the world have raised serious health concerns.British experts are worried that the trend that is sweeping the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine for deadly meningitis strain in offing


December 26th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) A vaccine against the deadly meningitis B - the strain against which there is currently no defence - may be available next year.Experts predict it will dramatically cut ... Read more...

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Vaccine to tackle meningitis ‘just a year away’


December 24th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Experts have tested a new vaccine for meningitis B, the strain against which there is currently no defense.According to them, it will dramatically reduce the risk of children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mercury makes eco-bulbs ‘a health hazard for babies and pregnant’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The European Union is phasing out the traditional 'incandescent bulbs' used for more than 120 years and is forcing people to switch to low-energy alternatives to meet its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egypt, not India, top place for visitors getting struck with Delhi belly


December 16th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): If you think that India is the country where travelers are most likely to fall ill, you are wrong. Egypt is the top place for visitors getting struck ... Read more...

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Swine flu claims 10 victims in Britain


December 13th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Swine flu, the H1N1 virus behind last year's global pandemic has reared its head again this winter, claiming 10 lives in Britain, according to the Health Protection Agency ... Read more...

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Immigration bringing TB back to Britain


November 4th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Fuelled by overseas immigration, tuberculosis has reared its head after 30 years in Britain.There were 9,040 infections last year, the highest recorded since 1979 when there were 9,266 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Salmonella alert over raw bean sprouts


October 8th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Eating raw bean sprouts could be dangerous for your health, say scientists.Researchers warned of the dangers of eating raw bean sprouts after they were linked to at least ... Read more...

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Farm animals new source of drug resistant superbugs


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Potentially deadlier strains of food poisoning bugs are spreading in farm animals in Britain. These superbugs have become resistant to antibiotics used in treating infections in both animals ... Read more...

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Restaurant dishcloths harbour dangerous bacteria: Study


September 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A survey of 120 kitchens in Britain has found that dishcloths that are used in restaurants and takeaways often harbour nasty and possibly dangerous bacteria.The Health Protection ... Read more...

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Brit scientists devise 1-hour test’ for TB


September 15th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): A team of British scientists has devised a new ultra-sensitive test that can spot the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in an hour.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has ... Read more...

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STIs reach record levels with young people especially at risk


August 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Experts have revealed that young people are most likely to end up with sexually transmitted infections, as official records have shown record levels of STIs.Data from the Health ... Read more...

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3 years old ‘Indian’ superbug not as horrible as feared: Expert


August 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August (ANI): An expert has said that the NDM-1 bacteria, which are resistant to almost all antibiotics, is already three years old and may not be as horrible as feared."Our ... Read more...

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Superbug from India causes scare in Britain


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A superbug that is fiercely resistant to antibiotics with "an alarming potential to spread" has caused a scare in Britain. Thirty-seven cases have already been reported, mainly among ... Read more...

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Subcontinent ’superbug’ in UK hospitals ‘resistant to all known antibiotics’


August 11th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): Experts have warned that a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, has entered UK hospitals.The new bacteria, which make an enzyme called NDM-1, ... Read more...

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Oak moth pest could pose significant health risk to humans: Study


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): The caterpillar of the oak processionary moth, which damages oak trees, could pose a danger to humans too, says a study.The moth, found mostly in trees in west ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Airport body scanners ‘could cause cancer’


June 30th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Airport body scanners have a potentially greater risk of cancer than previously thought, a scientist has warned.The devices emit radiation up to 20 times more powerful than it ... Read more...

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Windscreen water ups Legionnaires’ disease risk


June 14th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): People who don't use screenwash to clean their car's windscreen wipers risk contracting Legionnaires' disease.According to the UK's Health Protection Agency, windscreen wiper water could be the cause ... Read more...

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Laser pointers can harm eyes


June 14th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Inappropriate use of laser pointers causes serious harm to the retina, found doctors of the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Manchester Eye Hospital.The revelation came after medics operated on ... Read more...

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Vaccine for Meningitis C ‘wears off in early teens’


May 8th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): According to a research done by the Oxford Vaccine Group at Oxford University, three-quarters of children that are vaccinated against Meningitis C lose their protection against the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Footballers told to stop spitting over swine flu fears


October 28th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 28 (ANI): Footballers have been told to stop spitting on the pitch because it increases the risk of spreading swine flu. The Football Association and Barclays Premier League said they ... Read more...

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Grounding planes won’t stop swine flu from spreading


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): At a recent meeting in Washington, a panel of experts from the government, academia and the airlines industry, has determined that attempting to ground planes won't stop pandemics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter could help track swine flu spread


September 16th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): People's updates on popular social networking websites such as Twitter about having coughs and colds could help health officials track early warning signs about flu outbreaks.The Health ... Read more...

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Brit scientists develop revolutionary method to treat dirty bomb victims


September 13th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 13 (ANI): Brit scientists have developed a cutting-edge method to treat victims of radiation contamination in an event of "dirty bomb" explosion.The suitcase-size device can rapidly detect the extent ... Read more...

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New swine flu jabs may trigger deadly brain disorder


August 17th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 17 (ANI): The British Government has written to senior neurologists to warn them that the new swine flu vaccine may trigger a deadly brain disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome.Medical experts ... Read more...

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Letter Shows The Possible Link Between The New Swine Flu Jab And Guillain Barre Syndrome


August 16th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by GD
According to the sources The Health Protection Agency has ordered the doctors to check for increases in a brain disorder known as Guillain Barre syndrome once the national vaccination program commences.The letters ... Read more...

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TV presenter confronts Government over decision to carry on with ‘Tamiflu’


August 11th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 11 (ANI): Andrew Castle, a TV presenter, confronted British Health Secretary Andy Burnham over a Government decision to carry on with 'Tamiflu' despite several warnings against it, saying that his ... Read more...

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Tamiflu causes nausea, nightmares in kids


July 31st, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): A "high proportion" of British schoolchildren taking Tamiflu are reporting side effects such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares, researchers have said.The conclusion comes from two studies from experts ... Read more...

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