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‘Special’ mothers to take care of ’special’ children (Feature)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two years ago 40-year old Anuradha, who is HIV positive, came to Jaipur with a frail body and weak mind clouded with uncertainty about her future. ... Read more...

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Anni Dewani case: Opposing psychiatrists are partners


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Psychiatrists hired by the prosecution as well as the defence in the honeymoon murder case of Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani were business partners, The Sun reported.Michael ... Read more...

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Thailand gives Nagaland condom vending machine


August 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 29 (IANS) The Thailand government has donated a condom vending machine to the Nagaland government to ensure that people can easily access condoms at controlled prices, Nagaland Health ... Read more...

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Probe into HIV-infected syringe in China


August 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Police are hunting for clues after a man was pricked by an HIV-infected syringe left in a taxi, authorities said Monday.Police have set up a special ... Read more...

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Do tigers have AIDS? Government says ‘no’


August 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out ... Read more...

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Cure for AIDS a step closer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A cure for AIDS has got a step closer after it was found that a common cancer drug can purge the disease as it lies dormant ... Read more...

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Cure AIDS with love, says Elton John


July 25th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS)Singer Elton John believes AIDS can be cured with love as that is what drives research into the potentially fatal disease."Maybe you think I am naive. Maybe ... Read more...

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Clinton underlines US efforts to combat AIDS


July 24th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has touted the US efforts to fight AIDS amid charges that Washington is lagging behind on combating the pandemic.According to ... Read more...

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Babies of HIV-positive women show exposure to antiretrovirals


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Hair and blood samples from three-month-old infants born to HIV-positive mothers surprisingly show exposure, both in the womb and from breast-feeding, to the antiretroviral drugs being ... Read more...

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Eight mn worldwide receiving HIV treatment


July 19th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over eight million people worldwide had access to life-saving treatment in low- and middle-income countries last year, an increase of 1.4 million over 2010, the Joint ... Read more...

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Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

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My friend’s death saved me: Elton John


July 16th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Singer Elton John credits his late friend for helping him overcome his drug addiction.The singer was a huge cocaine addict when his 18-year-old friend Ryan White ... Read more...

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Poor HIV/AIDS infected to get financial aid in Delhi


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The capital Saturday became the first state in the country to provide a life-long financial assistance ranging from Rs.1,000-2,500 a month to poor people infected ... Read more...

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HIV-positive rapist faces trial for attempt to murder


June 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) There is no special law to deal with accused who knowingly transmit life threatening infection to another person, a Delhi court said while charging ... Read more...

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‘Shab’ my first love story: Onir


June 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) After bringing up sensitive issues like HIV/AIDS and homosexuality through his films "My Brother Nikhil" and "I Am", filmmaker Onir is now working on a new ... Read more...

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More Chinese wives get HIV from husbands


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) The number of spouses infected with HIV by their partners is increasing in China, and most of those infected by spouses are females, China Daily reported ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Highlights of Delhi budget


May 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Highlights of the Delhi budget for 2012-13 presented Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit:- Scholarships for students belonging to th Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes(ST), other backward classes (OBCs) and ... Read more...

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Man injects HIV blood into girl


May 15th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) A man in China has been jailed for 12 years for injecting an AIDS patient's blood into a schoolgirl to seek revenge on her father.Xie Long, ... Read more...

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‘Domestic funding enough to take AIDS programme ahead’


May 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) As global fund donors pull out from India's next AIDS control programme (2012-2017), the chief of the coveted Gates Foundation-led Avahan project Wednesday said the ... Read more...

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Theron donates dresses to charity


April 17th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron is auctioning off dresses from her closet to raise money for her charity fighting AIDS in Africa.The star has donated designer gowns she ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will see some leading singers and performers help generate awareness about HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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China reports 900,000 TB cases in 2011


March 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Around 900,000 cases of tuberculosis were discovered and treated in China in 2011, the health ministry said.The cases included 423,000 infectious cases,Xiao Donglou, a health ... Read more...

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AIDS victim’s kin to get money from state


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to give a one-time assistance of Rs.1 lakh to the next kin or relatives of those who die of AIDS.Assam Health ... Read more...

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Hope for kidney patients


March 13th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A protein linked to kidney failure has been identified which could pave the way for new interventions to treat the disease.The protein plays a crucial role ... Read more...

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Over 900,000 lives saved with TB, HIV services: WHO


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 3 (IANS) An estimated 910,000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from ... Read more...

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Nicki Minaj launches own make-up for cause


February 17th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has launched her own make-up range in association with Viva Glam Mac, along with singer Ricky Martin."When I was chosen by MAC cosmetics ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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Do not restrict Indian pharmaceutical industry, says Elton John


February 10th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Singer Elton John is urging officials to stop plans to restrict India's pharmaceutical industry, branding the proposals an "attack on the health of the world's poor".The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

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Porn stars to wear condoms in LA


January 26th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) A new municipal law requiring porn stars to wear condoms during film shoots in Los Angeles is all set to become effective in the US city ... Read more...

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Children homes should be strictly monitored: NCPCR


January 26th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Wednesday emphasised the need for strict monitoring of children's homes following revelations of sexual abuse of minor ... Read more...

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Pakistan witnesses surge in AIDS


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There has been an alarming rise in the number of AIDS cases among the injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, a Canadian aid agency has said.The ... Read more...

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28,000 die of HIV/AIDS in China


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 28,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in China in 2011, the health ministry said Saturday.The number of people living with HIV/AIDS rose by 40,000 ... Read more...

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