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Did King Tut die of disease that gave him breasts?


September 13th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen probably suffered from an inheritable form of temporal lobe epilepsy that gave him abnormally large breasts, according to the Daily Mail.Tutankhamen was revered ... Read more...

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500,000 take ritual dip in Konark


January 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Braving the chill, about 500,000 Hindu devotees Monday took a ritual bath in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark and offered prayers to the ... Read more...

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Lapierre urges Indian corporates to fund his projects


December 8th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Bhangar (West Bengal), Dec 7 (IANS) French author Dominique Lapierre is planning to meet Indian corporates in three metropolitan cities in quest of donations for his philanthropic projects, to offset ... Read more...

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‘Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism’


December 4th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The scare abroad over the superbug or NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) last year was deliberately created to tarnish India's image as a medical tourism ... Read more...

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Law on ailing delinquents passed


August 30th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Parliament Monday passed Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2010, to prevent separation of children suffering from diseases like leprosy and TB ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha nod for amendments to juvenile law


August 19th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An amendment to the juvenile justice law seeking to stop discrimination against children suffering from serious diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy and sexually transmitted ailments, ... Read more...

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Baba Amte’s widow dies


July 9th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), July 9 (IANS) Sadhna Amte, social worker and widow of the legendary messiah of lepers Baba Amte, passed away here Saturday, an official of their NGO said. She ... Read more...

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Four lakh people take holy dip in Konark


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) At least four lakh pilgrims Thursday took a holy dip in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark on the occasion of Magha Saptami which Hindus consider ... Read more...

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Happy birthday Jiggerypoo, Abhishek wishes John! (Movie Snippets)


December 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan wished a very happy birthday to his "jiggerypoo" John Abraham, who turned 38, and Riteish Deshmukh, who turned 31, Friday."Here's wishing ... Read more...

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Use medical research to treat patients: Health Minister


December 9th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday urged Indian researchers not to treat medical research only as an academic exercise but use the findings in treating patients."There are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ancient urbanization ’spurred evolution of immune system’


November 9th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): It is due to previous exposure to infection in early cities that people are more disease resistant now, a new study has suggested."If cities increase the amount ... Read more...

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Britain’s ‘earliest hospital’ discovered in Hampshire


October 21st, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A Hampshire dig by archeologists has unearthed a site that may house Britain's earliest known hospital.Radio carbon analysis at the former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen ... Read more...

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Cancer is purely a man-made condition


October 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Cancer is a man-made disease triggered by the excesses of modern life, says a new study.Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, ... Read more...

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City life gives you immunity from diseases


September 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Living in cities helps people develop immunity to diseases, finds a study. Researchers discovered that such people are more likely to have a genetic variant that protects them from ... Read more...

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City dwelling helped us develop resistance to disease


September 21st, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Living in a crowded city may not seem to be the right way to stay healthy, but it did help our ancestors protect their descendants from disease.Some people ... Read more...

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Advisory council for broadening ambit of food security bill


July 1st, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A working group of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the food security bill Thursday urged broadening the ambit of the legislative measure to make sure ... Read more...

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Now, over 53,500 workers at district healthcare facilities


June 16th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to boost the public healthcare system, the central government has approved hiring of more than 53,500 male workers to run various disease control programmes ... Read more...

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Irretrievable breakdown of marriage will be ground for divorce (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage will be made an additional ground for divorce under an amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage ... Read more...

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Protest against water shortage in New Delhi


May 14th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Residents of Kushtha Ashram, a leprosy colony in North East Delhi, demonstrated in front of various government offices by breaking earthen pots to protest against water scarcity ... Read more...

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Leprosy hit families living without basic amenities in Bihar: Survey


May 11th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 11 (IANS) Bihar, one of the few states still struggling to eliminate leprosy, has nearly 1,000 families affected with the disease living without basic civic amenities, a new survey has ... Read more...

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China lifts 20-year-old entry ban on HIV/AIDS foreigners


April 28th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 28 (ANI): The Chinese Government has lifted a 20-year-old rule that banned foreigners with HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy from entering the country.According to a statement released by ... Read more...

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China may end travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China may end a decades-old travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the country, a media report said. The ban may be lifted after the Chinese Cabinet Monday ... Read more...

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Film fest on disability showcased in Delhi


March 26th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A range of inspiring films on various forms of disability and how people battled them to lead a fulfilling life were showcased at a two-day festival that ... Read more...

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Deformity-causing mechanism of drug Thalidomide discovered


March 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): The primary mechanism by which thalidomide causes malformed limbs in developing embryos has been discovered by scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology.The drug's side-effect gained recognition after many ... Read more...

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Tobacco control is most cost-effective way to prevent cancer


February 4th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
By Professor (Dr) Rama Kant (CNS) Most public health programmes of the Government of India are directed towards communicable diseases such as malaria, filaria, polio, tuberculosis and leprosy etc. The occurrence of certain ... Read more...

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Burial shroud found from Jesus era


December 17th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jerusalem, Dec 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This is sure going to raise he faith of the believers onto the next level, because Christmas is just around the corner and researchers said Wednesday for ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

India among top 5 government funders of neglected diseases


December 15th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India along with Brazil is among the top five government funders of neglected disease research and development, and and two countries are taking the lead on diseases ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Priyanka does documentary for leprosy awareness


November 6th, 2009 - 3:41 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Priyanka Chopra is spreading awareness about leprosy. She recently shot for a documentary for an organization, Alert India. According to Veera Rao, the director of the organization, the documentary will be ... Read more...

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IGNOU to start course in philanthropy


August 17th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is set to start a Master's programme in philanthropy so that trained people work for "the destitute, orphans, streetchildren, social ... Read more...

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Promise to make Delhi more disabled-friendly


July 31st, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Friday said the national capital is set to become disabled-friendly with the distribution of free artificial limbs in a series of camps to be ... Read more...

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Patient dies unaided in Nepal due to leprosy stigma


July 26th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) A 65-year-old man died drenched in his own urine and stool in western Nepal after he was infected by the raging diarrhoea epidemic in his district but did ... Read more...

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Steve Waugh sure Ponting can be the best Oz skipper


July 13th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 13 (ANI): Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh believes that incumbent skipper Ricky Ponting has taken time to mature into the role and could be the best yet. He also ... Read more...

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Steve Waugh launches his global charity foundation in New Delhi


June 19th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh launched his charity foundation called 'Steve Waugh Global Foundation' in New Delhi on Friday.Addressing a press conference here, Waugh said that the ... Read more...

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India a safe place: Steve Waugh


June 19th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Australians might have had security concerns about India, but their legendary cricketer Steve Waugh feels the country is a safe place. The security issues in India ... Read more...

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Eunuch to society, parent to abandoned infants (Feature with Image)


June 7th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Bokaro (Jharkhand), June 7 (IANS) For 25 years, Raj Kumari has brought home abandoned children and showered them with love, care and education. Never mind that the eunuch community, to ... Read more...

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