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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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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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Why HIV-uninfected babies of mums with HIV are more prone to infections


February 9th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that babies whose mothers have HIV, but are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which ... Read more...

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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...

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‘India needs to do more to save children dying from pneumonia’


November 18th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) India needs to take urgent action to prevent, protect and treat pneumonia in children, said the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC) for the Global Coalition Against Child ... Read more...

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World Health Assembly passes first-ever resolution to fight childhood pneumonia


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The World Health Assembly has, for the first-time ever, passed a resolution to fight childhood pneumonia, the world's leading cause of child mortality.The resolution, approved by a consensus, ... Read more...

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Unicef musters more financial aid to fight pneumonia


June 16th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Several health partners under the leadership of the Unicef have signed a "global commitment" to fight pneumonia, a disease that kills around 800,000 children - half of ... Read more...

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Bangalore has some unusual ‘vote seekers’


April 21st, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) A small band of volunteers has been knocking on the doors of residents in this IT hib of India with a simple request: "please vote in ... Read more...

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New vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011


February 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011, according to researchers.Although vaccines are available for pneumococcal meningitis and the C and ... Read more...

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India planning single injection to prevent five diseases


December 19th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India is planning to introduce a new injection to fight multiple diseases that mainly affect children below five years of age, officials said Friday. According to an ... Read more...

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India plans to re-work immunisation programme


May 13th, 2008 - 11:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India plans to "re-engineer" its immunisation programme by introducing additional vaccines for children up to the age of five years, a norm followed in 114 countries, including ... Read more...

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