infectious disease

Immunity boosting vitamin can fight superbugs


August 28th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A common vitamin may potentially provide a powerful tool to fight 'superbugs', antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections that health experts view as a threat to public health.The research ... Read more...

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Hepatitis C vaccine undergoing trials


August 16th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a vaccine for deadly Hepatitis C, which is undergoing trials. The disease affects 200 million people worldwide.Hepatitis C is an infectious disease ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech receives $4 million award for new vaccine


June 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Bharat Biotech and the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) Monday announced that they had received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Discovery enables quicker diagnosis of chikunguyna


March 15th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Doctors can now quickly and accurately identify patients at risk from chikungunya, a mosquito-borne infectious disease endemic to Southeast Asia and Africa.Lisa Ng, principal investigator at ... Read more...

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Man jailed for spreading Hepatitis C rumour


March 5th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) A Chinese man was punished with a five-day detention for spreading a rumour about an outbreak of hepatitis C disease.Li, pretending to be a doctor and ... Read more...

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New device can detect infectious disease quickly


March 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly and identifying them promptly takes hours and days. Scientists have now developed a device which can detect infections within minutes.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rabid moose infects 14 Russians


February 13th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two residents of Moscow have reportedly been hospitalized while 12 of their relatives are undergoing treatment after coming into contact with a rabid moose.Sergei Fioktistov, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Climate change precipitates food shortages, unrest


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Long-term climate change has often destabilized civilizations through food shortages, hunger, infectious disease and unrest, a study reveals.Historical records foreshadow a grim picture for a future ... Read more...

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Ukraine declares measles outbreak


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 16 (IANS) Ukraine Monday declared an outbreak of measles, with at least 883 cases of the infectious disease reported across the country so far.Sergey Platov, a top official ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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Electronic Nose can sniff tuberculosis


November 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) It's a device that can sniff out tuberculosis. A group of researchers from India and the US is developing the hand-held 'Electronic Nose', which has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China aims to half leprosy cases by 2020


October 1st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) China plans to decrease leprosy cases by 50 percent by 2020, authorities said.The prevalence rate is targeted to be brought down to one case per 10,000 ... Read more...

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India committed to eradicate polio: Azad


September 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is committed to eradicating polio from the country and several initiatives are being taken to prevent the highly infectious disease from spreading, union Health ... Read more...

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Chinese students fall ill after dissecting goats


September 4th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Twenty-seven students and a teacher in China were diagnosed with a serious disease after dissecting goats in an agricultural university, a media report said Sunday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now Karachi frets over dengue outbreak


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 14 cases of dengue were detected in Karachi, already battered by a wave of violence, and the authorities are now worried over its outbreak.The ... Read more...

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Dengue toll rises to 17 in Orissa (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Two more people died of dengue in private hospitals in Orissa Thursday, taking the toll in the outbreak of the infectious disease to 17 this month, ... Read more...

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Dengue toll rises to 16 in Orissa


August 18th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) One more person died of dengue at a private hospital here Thursday, taking the death toll in the outbreak of the infectious disease in Orissa to ... Read more...

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Infectious diseases killed 1,400 in China


August 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) Infectious diseases led to the death of at least 1,419 people in China in July, the health ministry said Wednesday.More than 770,000 cases of infections were ... Read more...

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UN declares famine in two southern regions of Somalia


July 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, namely due to the worst drought in decades.With millions of people in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

4,000 goats die in China after vaccination


June 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Over 4,000 goats have died in eastern China after they received goat-pox vaccine, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The incident took place in Rudong county of Jiangsu province. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Good manners are at the heart of good health


June 7th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) People with good manners , whether at office or home, are more than twice likely to have a good health, a study has found.Those who are ... Read more...

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Infectious virus hits New Zealand


May 11th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) An outbreak of a highly infectious virus has affected nearly 300 people in New Zealand's Northland region, a media report said.So far, there have been 283 ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists a step closer to creating HIV vaccine


April 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 04 (ANI): Chinese scientists have claimed to have successfully carried out the first phase of a clinical trial of an HIV vaccine and will launch the second stage in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More youngsters dying than toddlers: The Lancet study


March 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): A new study has claimed that premature deaths are now more likely to occur in adolescence and early adulthood than in childhood.To reach that conclusion, the study looked ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations


February 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar has examined why dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness spread through the bite of mosquitoes, continues to threaten urban populations in many developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIDS ranked as top killer disease in China for third year in a row


February 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.17 (ANI): AIDS has been ranked as the deadliest infectious disease in China for the third year in a row, claiming 7743 lives in 2010."Deaths from AIDS have peaked in recent ... Read more...

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Soon, a Pied Piper’s flute deadly for rats but harmless for humans, plants


January 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists are on a mission to create a life-like version of the Pied Piper that will specifically target rodents but pose no harm to other animals, people or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India needs to focus on healthcare: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Even as Indian economy is booming, the public healthcare system has gone on the backfoot and immediate attention is needed to upgrade the services, a study by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Buying breast milk online not safe, warn experts


December 24th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 24 (ANI): Experts have raised concerns over the safety of breast-milk that is being sold over the Internet.The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning saying that breast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WHO endorses new test for detecting TB in less than 2 hours


December 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Dr. David Alland, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, is the driving force behind the rapid tuberculosis test that received World Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How TB bacteria to survive in infected organs


December 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Indian researchers at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, have identified how tuberculosis bacteria thrive in infected organs.Tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why vaccines do not work as well for some as they do for others


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new discovery by scientists from Singapore may explain why a tuberculosis vaccine is not as effective for some people as anticipated, and potentially explains why other vaccines ... Read more...

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