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New approach could reverse liver failure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 6 (IANS) A new approach being tried by researchers could reverse liver failure, characterised by sudden and massive death of the organ's cells, which could potentially end in ... Read more...

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Poor sleep hits potency of vaccines


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A good night's sleep is vital not only for sound health but also for vaccines to work effectively, says a new study."With the emergence of our ... Read more...

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Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums


July 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city's slums.The voluntary organisation's pilot project named ... Read more...

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Beware! You may be more vulnerable to hepatitis than you think (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Casual one-night stands and multiple partners could be the starting points of serious health concerns. Not just for HIV, which most people are now aware ... Read more...

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Hepatitis could kill 5 mn in Southeast Asia: WHO


July 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that over five million people are likely to lose life over the next decade due to viral hepatitis ... Read more...

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Colorado dentist put thousands at HIV risk by reusing needles


July 17th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several thousands of people have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection following what authorities describe as "unsafe practices" by a dentist. The Colorado Department of ... Read more...

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Canada’s cancer death rate declines


May 10th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 10 (IANS) Canada's cancer death rate declined over the past 19 years thanks to healthy lifestyles, improvements in screening and early detection, statistics released by the Canadian Cancer ... Read more...

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Cuba to start clinical trials of pneumonia vaccine


May 4th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 4 (IANS) Cuba will begin this year clinical trials of a new pneumonia vaccine developed by the island nation's biotech industry, the official daily Granma said.The vaccine was ... Read more...

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HLL Lifecare floats subsidiary for vaccine complex


April 30th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Kerala-based HLL Lifecare, a mini-ratna PSU, has floated wholly-owned subsidiary HLL Biotechltd to execute the Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) coming up in Tamil Nadu.The ... Read more...

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Agartala kicks off mission to become Hepatitis free


April 15th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Tripura government Sunday launched an ambitious programme to make its capital Agartala a Hepatitis free city, considering northeastern India's vulnerability to this highly contagious disease.According ... Read more...

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Liver cancer can be caused by excess growth hormone


April 14th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.The scientists at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for ... Read more...

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Tobacco major cause of cancer deaths: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (IANS) Health experts in Kerala are hoping that a nationwide cancer mortality study which underscores the massive health burden of tobacco will galvanise the state and central ... Read more...

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Cuba showcases cancer vaccines


March 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 6 (IANS) Cuba's biotechnology industry is showcasing the latest advances in the anti-cancer vaccines at the 29th Havana International Biotechnology Congress.Monday's opening session was attended by 600 experts ... Read more...

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‘Cubans immune to dozens of diseases’


January 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 9 (IANS) People in Cuba are immune to dozens of illness that kill millions of people in the rest of the world, health experts in the Communist-ruled nation ... Read more...

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Kerala kids to get new pentavalent vaccine shots


December 6th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) As part of the Universal Immunisation Programme of the Indian government, Kerala will Dec 14 introduce the pentavalent vaccine which provides protection to a child from ... Read more...

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Anti-dengue vaccine to be ready in six years: Expert


November 16th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A vaccine to fight the deadly dengue fever, being developed at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) here, would be ready in ... Read more...

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80 percent of Jakarta adults had Hepatitis A


November 11th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 11 (IANS/AKI) About 80 percent of Jakarta's adult residents were once infected with Hepatitis A, an expert says."We did research on Jakarta's adult residents and about 80 percent ... Read more...

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Dr Oz Shares Ten Second Cancer Test & More


September 21st, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today on 'The Dr Oz Show' the doctor focused on the fastest moving cancers which attack humans, and shared a ten second Skin Cancer Test with his viewers. ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha nod for amendments to juvenile law


August 19th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An amendment to the juvenile justice law seeking to stop discrimination against children suffering from serious diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy and sexually transmitted ailments, ... Read more...

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Fancy a tattoo? Beware of hepatitis virus (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 28th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A pair of wings on the back, a butterfly on the ankle or simply a pair of initials on the hand - beautifully designed tattoos ... Read more...

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Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO


July 27th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) On the eve of the first World Hepatitis Day Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any ... Read more...

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‘40 million infected with Hepatitis B in India’


July 26th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Around 40 million people in India are infected with Hepatitis B and the risk of its transmission is hundred times more than that of the dreaded ... Read more...

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UAE to observe Hepatitis Awareness Day July 28


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will observe Hepatitis Awareness Day July 28 as part of the World Health Organisation's efforts to eradicate the disease, an official said Thursday.Mahmood Fikri, ... Read more...

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CIA plotted to nab Osama bin Laden with fake vaccination drive


July 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Abbottabad, Pakistan, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Almost three months after the raid at Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan resulted in the death of the world’s most wanted man, details about 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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Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases


June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

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Pune firm slashes pentavalent vaccine prices 60 percent


June 13th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 13 (IANS) India's vaccine major, the Serum Institute, has pledged support to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) programme by announcing a 60 percent cut in ... Read more...

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Illegal trade of placenta unearthed in China


May 7th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Human placentas are being illegally sold for 20 yaun (about $3) each at a hospital in southern China, a media report said Saturday. Placentas are considered ... Read more...

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Without mass vaccination, India vulnerable to hepatitis


April 26th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) India is very vulnerable to hepatitis as it is yet to initiate a mass vaccination programme to check the disease, experts say, pointing out that half ... Read more...

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Ensure Hepatitis-B vaccine in hospitals, Uttar Pradesh told (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Allahabad, April 15 (IANS) Taking serious note of a public suit filed by a fellow judge, Allahabad High Court Chief Justice F.I. Rebello Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ... Read more...

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Judge’s complaint on Hepatitis-B to be heard as PIL


April 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, April 15 (IANS) A complaint made by an Allahabad High Court judge against non-availability of a life saving drug in Uttar Pradesh hospitals is to be taken up for ... Read more...

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Pregnant women in China to be tested for HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis B


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Pregnant women across China will receive free screenings for HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B, and if they test positive, they will be treated at hospitals to prevent ... Read more...

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Sperm drought in Victoria prompts calls to ease restrictions on imports


February 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 20 (ANI): Women in Victoria are finding it difficult to start a family because IVF clinics here are already running low on sperm donor supplies.Victoria is so short of sperm ... Read more...

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China reiterates strict ban on hepatitis B tests during pre-employment exams


February 13th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): To check companies reported violation of rules to require hepatitis B tests for job applicants, the Chinese Government has reiterated a strict ban on the tests during ... Read more...

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Boosting body’s immune system may hold key to HIV cure


February 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have shown that boosting the immune system in mice can rid them of HIV-like infection.The research team, led by Dr Marc Pellegrini from the Walter ... Read more...

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