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HIV positive demand passage of AIDS bill

November 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) People living with HIV/AIDS Wednesday appealed to the government to pass a long pending draft legislation which seeks to bring relief to over 2.5 million ... Read more...

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Activists, patients protest delay in tabling AIDS bill

November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Around 200 people, including homosexuals, eunuchs and families of those living with HIV/AIDS, protested outside the health ministry here Tuesday to press for early passage ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect tuberculosis, say Delhi scientists

August 5th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi have shown that tuberculosis may be diagnosed in future using a fast, ... Read more...

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A pair of clean hands can save lives (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)

May 4th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Millions of patients admitted in hospitals in the country could recover faster if healthcare workers follow proper hand-washing routine, which helps in avoiding hospital-acquired infections, ... Read more...

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Medical waste must be managed effectively: Khanna

October 30th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna Saturday stressed the importance of effective management of medical waste to minimise health risk to healthcare workers.Khanna, in his inaugural address at the ... Read more...

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Malaria mortality rate underestimated in India

October 21st, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of deaths from vector-borne disease malaria in India have been vastly underestimated, a centre for global health research (CGHR) report said Thursday.According to the report, ... Read more...

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US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

May 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may cause cancer and other health hazards, a US-based environment watchdog has warned. Healthcare workers and general public ... Read more...

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Cuba rated best place to be a mother in developing world

May 5th, 2010 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS/EFE) Cuba - despite its image as a backward nation ruled by a despotic Communist regime - provides the best conditions for motherhood among developing countries, according to Save ... Read more...

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Emotional understanding may prevent depression among new mums

January 24th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Building up an emotional connect may help healthcare workers combat depression among people, say researchers.The joy of having a baby is often accompanied by depression among new mums."The ... Read more...

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Haryana community groups to fight female foeticide

January 9th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) To improve the low sex ratios in Haryana's Kurukshetra and Ambala districts, two Delhi-based non-government organisations have roped in community groups to become watchdogs against gender determination ... Read more...

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Modification urged for H1N1 protection among healthcare employees

November 7th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): N95 respirators don't offer additional protection against H1N1 influenza than provided by the use of surgical masks, infectious disease experts have said.Federal PPE guidance and requirements issued ... Read more...

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Haryana job agency gets inquiries from US, Canada

November 6th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Some cheerful news for job seekers - the Haryana government's Overseas Placement Bureau, set up to facilitate employment abroad, has received inquiries from companies in Canada and the ... Read more...

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Manipur doctors to cease work after colleague’s murder

October 26th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 26 (IANS) Healthcare facilities in Manipur will come to a halt Wednesday when doctors go on a daylong strike to protest the killing of a colleague by unidentified gunmen. ... Read more...

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Doctors seek plan to protect from climate change

October 17th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The World Medical Association (WMA) Saturday proposed a plan here to minimise the risk of increased malnutrition deaths, diseases and injuries due to climate change. The WMA, a ... Read more...

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Mask imports go up, thanks to swine flu scare

August 14th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Cashing in on the swine flu scare in some parts of India, the few companies manufacturing it in the country have increased production while imports ... Read more...

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First convocation of HIV care medics held in New Delhi

June 8th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): A team of health workers, specialized in HIV care training were given certificates at a convocation function held at the American Center in New Delhi on Monday.Diplomas ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, Pamela Anderson raise AIDS awareness

May 18th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Eva Longoria Parker, Katy Perry, and Pamela Anderson joined forces to raise awareness about AIDS at a recent ball.The beauties turned up at the 2009 Life Ball, ... Read more...

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Obama wades into abortion debate with graduation speech

May 18th, 2009 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Sunday acknowledged the hot-button issue of abortion, as he addressed graduates at the University of Notre Dame, stressing that both sides could work ... Read more...

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Hollywood stars gather for Aids charity

May 17th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Hollywood stars, including Eva Longoria Parker, Katy Perry and Pamela Anderson, gathered to support an HIV charity AIDS Life event at the 2009 Life Ball Saturday. The event, ... Read more...

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Most health workers may stay away during pandemic

May 14th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) As many as 85 percent of healthcare workers may stay off work if an influenza pandemic struck a country, according to a survey. The results suggest that levels ... Read more...

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Doctors and nurses’ mobile phones crawling with bacteria

March 13th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Cell phones belonging to hospital staff are crawling with bacteria, a potential source of hospital-acquired infections. Medical researchers from Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested doctors and nurses' mobile ... Read more...

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Hospital mobile phones spread superbugs

March 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Mobile phones used by hospital workers can be a source of hospital-acquired infections that kill thousands of people every year, say researchers.These superbugs could easily be transmitted ... Read more...

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Breakthrough study may lead to new ways to battle C-Diff superbug

March 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough that may pave the way for new approaches to combat superbug Clostridium difficile (C-diff), a spore-forming bacterium that was discovered in ... Read more...

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Why overcrowded hospitals don’t cure

June 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Overcrowding and understaffing in hospitals facilitate transmission of infections within the premises, according to a review study. Crowding results in increased levels of Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) ... Read more...

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Virtual medical care approach could save patient time, nursing resources

May 25th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A team of Japanese experts says that the time has come when researchers should start working on a virtual medical care system that might support nursing staff, ... Read more...

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Crime TV series methods could help battle hospital infections

April 24th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
London, April 24 (IANS) Inspired by popular TV serial "CSI", medical investigators in Holland have applied its forensic methods to pinpoint potential hospital infection risks. For example, they applied Luminol at Deventer ... Read more...

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Home-based treatment could reduce HIV mortality among poor

February 29th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by admin
Johannesberg, Feb 29 (IANS) Home-based antiretroviral treatment (ART) could significantly cut down mortality rate among adults with HIV, especially in resource-poor countries, a new study has found. ART is the most effective ... Read more...

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