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‘Over 50 percent Anganwadi facilities minus toilets’


August 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Over fifty percent Anganwadi centres providing basic child development services across the country exist without toilets, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."There were 13,17,008 Anganwadi ... Read more...

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27 kids die of measles in Sindh: WHO


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least 27 children under five years have died due to measles in Pakistan's Sindh province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.The provincial health minister, ... Read more...

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Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO


April 21st, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Medical team from Delhi to probe vaccine deaths


March 18th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 17 (IANS) A special medical team from Delhi is slated to visit Gujarat shortly to study the cause of death of four children after they were administered oral ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis vaccine given to five lakh children in Uttarakhand


February 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Udham Singh Nagar, Feb 15 (ANI): The Uttarakhand on Tuesday government organised an immunisation camp to administer Japanese encephalitis vaccine to more than 500,000 children, after a few cases of the disease ... Read more...

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New genetic strategy makes T-cells resistant to HIV infection


January 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an innovative genetic strategy for rendering T-cells resistant to HIV infection without affecting their normal growth and activity.A team of researchers from Japan, ... Read more...

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New findings bring scientists closer to an effective HIV vaccine


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have reported findings showing new evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies, which block HIV infection.Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute said the major stumbling block in ... Read more...

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Youth from abroad get glimpse of local talent


November 26th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) As part of an international youth partnership programme, Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) organized a community visit for over 300 youth from 100 countries to areas in ... Read more...

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Health camp for municipal school students in Delhi


November 1st, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Spearheading the move to sensitise children on the importance of hygiene, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Global Hygiene Council (GHC) Monday organized a health camp ... Read more...

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Health overhaul may usher in free birth control


November 1st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Women in the United States may soon experience birth control at zero cost, thanks to the new health care reform that will soon be implemented. Well ... Read more...

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Breast Pumps Not Covered Under Tax-Sheltered Healthcare Accounts


October 28th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a rather shocking ruling the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) declared that breast feeding does not have enough health benefits to qualify for tax benefits. The ... Read more...

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Scientists review fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus


September 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a new commentary, scientists have reviewed the fates of previous pandemic influenza viruses in the years following a pandemic and speculate on possible future courses for the ... Read more...

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Vaccine manufacturers meet in Hyderabad


September 14th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Developing Countries Vaccine Manufactures Network (DCVMN) started off its three-day annual meet here Tuesday to discuss strong distribution infrastructure, innovation, and strengthening of collaboration with the multilateral ... Read more...

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Antibiotics could act as ‘needle-free’ malaria vaccine


July 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Advance administration of antibiotics in residents of areas with high malaria transmission could act as a natural "needle-free" vaccination against the disease, a new study has found.In the ... Read more...

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Vaccination drive to combat Japanese Encephalitis begins in UP


June 14th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, June 14 (ANI): A special vaccination drive begins on Monday against Japanese Encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh.The vaccination will be conducted in four severely hit districts of Gorakhpur, Deoria, Kushinagar and Maharajganj. ... Read more...

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Modified yellow fever vaccine may help fight malaria


June 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers at The Rockefeller University have genetically transformed the yellow fever vaccine to prime the immune system to fend off the mosquito borne parasites that cause malaria.The researchers ... Read more...

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Encephalitis vaccination campaign hampered by shortage of vaccine in Uttar Pradesh


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 3 (ANI): With the vaccination programme not successfully completed in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District, the children here are under the threat of Japanese Encephalitis this year.The inoculation drive ... Read more...

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Progress made toward universal flu vaccine


May 20th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations."Current influenza vaccines ... Read more...

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Haryana to vaccinate children against encephalitis


May 17th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) To save children from falling prey to Japanese encephalitis in five of its districts, the Haryana health department will target nearly 400,000 children for immunization against the fatal ... Read more...

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1,000 doses of flu vaccine stolen in Peru


April 26th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A box containing 1,000 doses of swine flu vaccine, which were to be used for vaccinating over three million Peruvian citizens, has been stolen in Lima, the health ... Read more...

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1976 swine flu immunization might protect against pandemic H1N1 virus


April 24th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new American study has linked 1976 'swine flu' shot to stronger immune response to 21st century pandemic flu.Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that individuals ... Read more...

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J-K to make rural service must for medicos


March 5th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Mar 5 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating to make rural services mandatory for all doctors to improve health facilities in rural areas of the state.Addressing the National ... Read more...

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Situation in Somalia grows dire as 20,000 flee Country’s capital


February 20th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 20,000 Somalis have fled the Country's capital after being uprooted by the renewed violence in the region, the United Nations said on Friday.The United Nations High ... Read more...

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H1N1 Epidemic Seems To Be Dwindling, If Not Yet Over


February 8th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Atlanta, Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a very long run and claiming a huge number of lives in the United States, it seems that finally the H1N1 epidemic, or the ... Read more...

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Bill Gates pledges $10 billion for vaccines over decade


January 29th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 29 (DPA) Bill and Melinda Gates announced Friday a pledge of $10 billion over the next decade for vaccines to the developing world, in an effort to help prevent ... Read more...

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22 die in Zimbabwe measles outbreak


December 30th, 2009 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Dec 30 (DPA) Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported Tuesday. The Herald daily, which is close to ... Read more...

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Rabies vaccine offers hope for AIDS vaccine


December 15th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a vaccine against AIDS.In the study, lead author Matthias J. Schnell, from Thomas Jefferson University, and colleagues found that a rabies ... Read more...

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How to ease needle pain


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): For people scared of needles, even the sight of an injection sliding into skin is enough to make them cringe and cry. Now, an expert has suggested some ... Read more...

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Fear of needle drives people away from H1N1 shots


November 19th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 19 (IANS) The very word needle seems to petrify some people, as much as the sight of one sliding into the skin. Experts believe this fear of needles may be preventing ... Read more...

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Social factors inhibit immunisation in India: Report


October 21st, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Even as a record 106 million infants were vaccinated last year against life-threatening diseases, nearly 24 million babies went without full protection with social factors inhibiting ... Read more...

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About 39,000 given swine flu vaccine shots in China


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (Xinhua) In their bid to control the fast spreading swine flu epidemic, authorities in China have so far administered H1N1 vaccine shots to more than 39,000 people, an epidemic ... Read more...

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India to be rabies free country in next ten years


July 10th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi July 10 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forest, Jairam Ramesh said here today that India would be a rabies free country within next ten years.Speaking after releasing ... Read more...

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To help working moms, government plans more creches (Lead)


July 9th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In a step to ease the burden of working mothers, specially in the northeastern region, the government has earmarked Rs.100 crore (Rs.1 billion) to set up day ... Read more...

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Rs.100 crore grant to build creches across the country


July 9th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government has earmarked Rs.100 crore (Rs.1 billion) in the 2009-10 budget to build day care centres for children of working women, a statement from the women ... Read more...

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