killer diseases

DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... Read more...

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Over half of Indian kids are without immunisation


July 20th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) More than half of Indian children under the age of two do not receive comprehensive routine immunisation, a study by an NGO said Wednesday.According to ... Read more...

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Three killed as monsoon begins havoc in Nepal


July 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Only 17 days into monsoon, Nepal Friday felt the adverse side of bountiful rains with landslides killing at least three people and inundation beginning in dozens ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles to assist cancer, AIDS patients in northeast


May 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 21 (IANS) Counter-insurgency outfit Assam Rifles, India's oldest paramilitary force, will now be seen in a new role - assisting people of the northeastern region in tackling dreaded ... Read more...

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Eat more tomatoes to slash the risk of killer diseases


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Tomatoes are widely available, cost-effective, and people of all ages and cultures like them.Now, a review research has shown that eating more tomatoes and tomato products could ... Read more...

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Marijuana raises risk of cancer, other killer diseases


November 25th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Cannabis damages the immune system, leaving the body open to diseases from pneumonia to cancer, a research suggests.In experiments, THC, the chemical behind the 'high' of cannabis fuelled ... Read more...

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New supercharged broccoli to fight off cancer


October 30th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Brit scientists have made a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer - by unveiling a supercharged broccoli.It comes after a 26-year slog by the scientists to cultivate ... Read more...

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PETA targets Joe Biden for feeding U.S. troops hot dogs


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): PETA has sent a letter to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden to stop feeding returning U.S. troops with fat- and cholesterol-laden hot dogs.According to a ... Read more...

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Holy Grail of medicine - boon to humanity or cannibalisation?


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Dr Randolph Corteling and senior scientist Julie Heward are part of a team in UK that is testing foetal stem cell therapy to cure the killer diseases of ... Read more...

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Shelley Lubben Turns Anti-Porn Crusader


May 1st, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For a lot of people nothing is as exciting as pornography and they also believe that porn stars are the ones who lead a glamorous and ... Read more...

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Spare tyres ‘a major health hazard’


April 20th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Experts have said that people carrying excess weight around their waists, are oblivious to the health risk they are putting themselves in.Three leading UK charities are launching a ... Read more...

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Heart disease, diabetes, cancer more fatal than AIDS: UN official


November 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 30 (ANI): Heart diseases, chronic respiratory conditions, cancer and diabetes are the world's top four killer diseases - more fatal than the much feared ailments like AIDS and influenza ... Read more...

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Climate change a major cause of child mortality: Study


October 5th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Climate change, besides other factors like poverty, is one of the main causes of high child mortality in the world today, a study by an international charity ... Read more...

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Shared effort needed to prevent spread of infectious diseases


June 17th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Everyone should share responsibility for preventing the spread of diseases like swine flu, SARS, avian influenza, diarrhoeal and skin diseases, and even the common cold, according to a ... Read more...

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Sickness certificates can lead to unemployment


March 27th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): Doctors providing sickness certificates might be doing more harm than good for ailing people, according to a new study.Dr Debra Dunstan of the University of New England in ... Read more...

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No toilet, no bride - Haryana slogan hits the mark (With Image)


March 13th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Panipat (Haryana), March 13 (IANS) The war against insanitation is being fought by women in Haryana by placing a simple condition before their daughters get married - her new household ... Read more...

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Combination vaccines can be timely, safe: Experts


February 12th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) This should bring relief to parents who worry about their kids being injected with over a dozen vaccines for immunisation until the age of six. Experts opine ... Read more...

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DHL adopts 1,000 Maharsahtra villages to reduce child mortality


November 18th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Leading courier company DHL Tuesday partnered with Unicef and gave a grant of $650,000 to reduce child mortality in 1,000 villages of Maharashtra.The company, in alliance with ... Read more...

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DHL partners UNICEF to empower communities to improve child survival in Maharashtra


November 18th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): DHL, the worlds leading express and logistics company, today announced its partnership with UNICEF and the Government of India in support of efforts to reduce malnutrition and ... Read more...

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Sulabh to expand sanitation campaign


October 16th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Sulabh International, an Indian NGO working in the field of sanitation, Thursday announced that it will expand the campaign for hand-washing to cover mothers, doctors and others ... Read more...

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Childbirth fraught with health hazards for mother, infant: WHO


October 14th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Childbirth care for mothers and newborns continues to be fraught with problems and 58 million of the 136 million women who will give birth this year will ... Read more...

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Field trials of Indian multidrug started


October 6th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Scientists in New Zealand have started the test of "polypill", a multidrug manufactured by an Indian company to protect against heart disease and stroke.The single, cheap tablet combining ... Read more...

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Early diagnosis of bladder cancer now possible


October 4th, 2008 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) GE Healthcare Friday evening announced the launch of a new technique for early diagnosis of urinary bladder cancer.It announced a new diagnostic agent called Hexvix (hexaminolevulinate) at ... Read more...

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Liz Taylor makes first public appearance following reported heart failure


September 27th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 27 (ANI): Dame Elizabeth Taylor has returned to the public eye weeks after she was put on life support following reported heart failure.The Oscar-winning actress, who has long been ... Read more...

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