immunisation

New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... 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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Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district


April 26th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ... Read more...

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Swine flu shot may hasten sleeping disorder


March 29th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Children vaccinated with the pandemic H1N1 swine flu shot were 13 times more likely to develop narcolepsy, a condition characterised by excessive sleepiness, even during daytime. ... Read more...

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Kerala health firm’s vaccine project mentioned in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) The much-awaited Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) being implemented by Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered HLL Life Care Ltd got a shot in the arm Friday with Finance ... Read more...

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Faltering on polio, Pakistan looks at India lesson


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's battle against polio has been marred by conflicts, natural disasters and lack of accountability over the past year and it is now looking ... Read more...

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After no polio, India aims to eradicate measles: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India will now be aiming at eradicating measles, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here ... Read more...

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India to support global polio eradication: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India said Sunday it will extend full support and cooperation to help Pakistan, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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‘Ensure regular vaccination to make India polio free’


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With India marking it's first year without polio cases, the health ministry has called upon the nation to ensure regular polio vaccinations of children to ... Read more...

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A year of no polio: India triumphs, but risks remains (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India has reason to smile on the polio front, especially on Jan 13. Not only will it achieve a big milestone of no new case ... Read more...

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A year of no polio: India triumphs, but risks remains


January 11th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India has a reason to smile on the polio front, especially on Jan 13. Not only will it achieve a major milestone of no new ... Read more...

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Global health award for Bihar chief minister


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the first Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the state's ... Read more...

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UID to facilitate healthcare services: Nilekani


December 1st, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani Thursday said "Aadhar", the unique identification number, would help people obtain a birth certificate easily and ... Read more...

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Cross blood group transplants conducted in India


November 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) An organ transplant is not an easy job with the task of finding a compatible donor often proving arduous. A new device, however, removes the ... Read more...

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Free health screening for school children Nov 14


October 28th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Free medical treatment and health check-ups will be conducted by the Delhi government for nearly 14 lakh school children under a scheme that is ... Read more...

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2011 crucial for India to eradicate polio: WHO


October 24th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With just one case of polio recorded till now this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said 2011 will be crucial for the country ... Read more...

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Polio under control but India aims at eradication: Azad


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Though India reported just one case of polio this year, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday efforts to contain the virus will be ... Read more...

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When a rural health centre works, it works wonders (Feature)


October 20th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 20 (IANS) Village woman Lajja was blessed with her second child in the wee hours of the morning at Chharch. The baby was born at the ... 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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Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority


September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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Malnutrition harming Madhya Pradesh kids: Unicef


September 6th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gwalior, Sep 6 (IANS) High levels of malnutrition and low immunisation have made children in Madhya Pradesh the most vulnerable in India, Unicef said Tuesday.Speaking to reporters here, Unicef officials ... Read more...

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Pregnant women to get transport fare to hospitals: Azad


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) As part of its effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality, the government has launched a new scheme for providing transport fare, free medicines and ... Read more...

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Now, a tracking system for immunisation in India: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a major stride towards ensuring that children and pregnant women get basic immunisation, the government has a tracking system for vaccination in place, Health ... Read more...

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‘India needs to step up vaccination to save its children’


June 11th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Vaccination has saved millions of lives but many countries, including India, need to take a stronger role in paying for and distributing vaccines to their children, ... Read more...

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Measles outbreak hits Britain


May 27th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Britain is currently facing an outbreak of measles with over 300 cases reported this year, Sky News reported.Data from the Health Protection Agency revealed 334 confirmed ... 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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WHO finds polio virus in Delhi sewage


February 15th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could be a cause of concern for the national capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found the polio virus in the city's ... Read more...

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New vaccine against pneumonia ‘to save thousands of lives’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A new vaccine against pneumonia is being introduced in Africa and some other countries across the world.The vaccine could save more than half a million lives a year ... Read more...

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Jihadi media is booming in Pakistan


January 12th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.12 (ANI): The media is viewed by terrorist organisations as one of the fronts of jihad against their enemies.Activists and supporters of jihadis favour the media platform, both the print ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi bans dogs in public places


January 6th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 6 (IANS/WAM) Entry of dogs has been banned in most public places in Abu Dhabi, including beaches, swimming pools, parks, shopping centres and restaurants.The Abu Dhabi Municipality said this ... Read more...

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Government denies HPV vaccine role in reported deaths


August 27th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The government Friday denied that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines were responsible for the reported deaths from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. "In Andhra Pradesh among 14,091 vaccinated girls, ... Read more...

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Vaccination deaths: Cause still untraced


August 25th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) Four days after four infants died within minutes of receiving routine immunisation in three Uttar Pradesh villages near here, the authorities are still not clear about what caused ... Read more...

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Four infants die after immunisation in Lucknow


August 21st, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) Four infants, aged six to nine months, died shortly after receiving routine immunisation in three different villages on the outskirts of the Uttar Pradesh capital Saturday, officials said. "The ... Read more...

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Microneedles now for painless immunisation


July 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) American scientists have successfully developed a new technology using "microneedles" to deliver painless immunisation. Experiments conducted on mice have proved that instead of a shot, people also might ... Read more...

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