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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers treat 15,000 animals in South Sudan


May 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 31 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers have treated over 15,000 animals in conflict-hit South Sudan since 2011, the head of its veterinary unit said.The veterinary unit of the United ... Read more...

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18 killed in Nigerian university attack


April 30th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 30 (IANS) At least 18 people, including two university professors, were killed at a university in Nigeria's northern city of Kano during a church service, said ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit India this week (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will undertake a four-day visit to India, his third since 2008, from Thursday when he will meet Prime ... Read more...

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UN chief to visit India


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart for India April 25 for an official visit, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Monday."His first stop will ... Read more...

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Battling maternal deaths, Assam upgrades health workers’ skills


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors. So ... Read more...

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Vietnam hit by mystery skin disease


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, April 22 (IANS) A province in Vietnam has been hit by a mysterious skin infection that has already killed 19 people and affected more than 170, BBC reported.Vietnam will ... Read more...

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Brazil court allows abortion in case of brain damage


April 14th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a foetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - ... Read more...

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Odisha’s health workers fight maternal deaths (Feature)


March 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Balasore (Odisha), March 12 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) may have made a dent in many backward regions of India, but here in this coastal district of Odisha ... Read more...

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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Deadly Lassa virus kills 40 in Nigeria


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Feb 22 (IANS) A deadly haemorrhagic virus Lassa has killed at least 40 people in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.A total of 397 cases have been reported in the last six ... Read more...

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Japan to lend $63 mn to Bangladesh


January 26th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 26 (IANS) Japan will lend $63 million to Bangladesh for a maternal and child health project.The money will be used in training health workers and upgrading facilities and ... Read more...

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Disinfection in Meghalaya bird flu-hit area completed


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) Authorities in Meghalaya have completed disinfection operations in a bird flu-hit area of East Garo Hills district, an official said Sunday."We have completed the entire process ... Read more...

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Government to intensify immunisation drive


January 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The health ministry Monday declared 2012 as the year for intensification of routine immunisation, in order to take the ratio to 100 percent from the ... Read more...

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Fresh death of fowls, culling continues in Meghalaya


January 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) Fresh deaths of domesticated fowls have been reported in Meghalaya, even as the culling of birds in a three-kilometre radius of the bird-flu epicentre of Williamnagar ... Read more...

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`Blind’ man caught driving in Italy


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 13 (IANS/AKI) A "blind man" in Italy who has collected a small fortune in disability pay was caught driving a car by police.The 69-year-old from the town ... Read more...

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Congress takes a dig at Sidhu for assaulting guard


December 8th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday took a dig at the BJP MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, who assaulted a security guard at a toll gate ... Read more...

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High maternal mortality rate a concern: Shabana Azmi


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Seeking higher spending on health services, Bollywood actress and activist Shabana Azmi said here Tuesday that the high maternal and infant mortality rate was a ... Read more...

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Need urgent solutions to prevent child deaths, says NGO


November 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Urgent workable solutions is the need of the hour to prevent child deaths in India, where millions of children below the age of five die ... Read more...

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Central scheme tracks one crore pregnant women


October 29th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The health ministry's e-governance initiative of tracking pregnant women hit a record mark of one crore Saturday, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.Azad said that ... Read more...

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Google GPS, gene sequencing combo tracks typhoid outbreaks


October 17th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Scientists working in Nepal have tried out a combo of cutting edge gene sequencing technology and global positioning system (GPS) to map typhoid's spread and trace ... Read more...

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Pakistan dengue cases reach almost 9,800 (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in Pakistan has reached 9,781, and at least 100 people have died due to the disease, the prime minister's office said ... Read more...

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Shortage of health workers increases child deaths: NGO


September 20th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Facing a shortage of 2.6 million health workers, millions of children below the age of five in India are at risk of dying every year ... Read more...

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Three dengue deaths in Orissa


August 9th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) At least three people including a woman died of dengue in Angul district of Orissa, an official said Monday.The dengue outbreak is concentrated in Angul, deputy ... Read more...

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Kenya plans fighting diseases with mobile phones


August 5th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 5 (IANS) Researchers in Kenya are advocating use of mobile phones to enable people seek timely help against diseases like malaria and malnutrition.As mobile phones have penetrated most ... Read more...

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India to scale up its immunisation programmes: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will soon begin scaling up its immunisation programmes to reach out to remote regions of the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the ... Read more...

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CIA held fake vaccination drive to get Osama family DNA


July 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The CIA carried out a fake vaccination programme in Pakistan's Abbottabad city to get DNA from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family, it was reported ... Read more...

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Haryana introduces mother-new born tracking software


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) The Haryana health department has developed a 'Mother and Child Tracking' software to curb the menace of female foeticide and ensure timely health check-ups of mothers ... Read more...

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Moser Baer Trust to provide healthcare in UP villages


June 18th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Moser Baer Trust, the community development arm of Moser Baer India, Saturday said it will implement a healthcare development service programme in 37 villages in ... Read more...

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12 mn Brazilians vaccinated for flu


May 9th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS) Over 12 million Brazilians have been vaccinated for flu during the ongoing nationwide campaign, according to an official report.The campaign that began April 25 ends May ... Read more...

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Second full-face transplant performed in Boston


April 29th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, April 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The second full face transplant in the United States has been performed at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Doctors and hospital staff spent about 14 hours to ... Read more...

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Septuplets die soon after birth in Pakistan


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old Pakistani woman delivered septuplets in Peshawar city, but they died moments after birth, health workers said.The septuplets were delivered through caesarean section at the ... Read more...

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Indian doctors to offer free medical services in Zambia


April 9th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), April 9 (IANS) About 20 doctors from India would visit Zambia later in April to conduct free medical services as part of a programme aimed at helping the ... Read more...

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18 killed in central Vietnam rockslide


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
HANOI, VIETNAM (BNO NEWS) -- A quarry rockslide killed 18 people and wounded six others on Friday in central Vietnam's Nghe An province, authorities said Saturday.The victims, including 11 women, were found ... Read more...

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Screening can save Indian women from killer cancer


March 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) With over 366 million Indian women over 15 at risk for developing cervical cancer, an Indian American specialist says regular pre-cancer screening can prevent this killer ... Read more...

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