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Viral fever grips Gurgaon


September 9th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 9 (IANS) The number of people afflicted with viral fever of 'mixed culture' is rapidly increasing in Gurgaon. Private hospitals are full of patients suffering from viral fevers. ... Read more...

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12,000 Delhi premises conducive for mosquito breeding: Walia


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A total of 12,000 premises in the capital were found to be conducive for mosquitoes' breeding from February to June this year, said Delhi Health ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Nicole Scherzinger confirmed as the next ‘X Factor’ guest judge


May 29th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nicole Scherzinger will be the next guest judge on The X Factor. Scherzinger has been replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on The X Factor USA. ... Read more...

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27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN offers to help India in checking HIV transmission


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, ... Read more...

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‘Government to fund health mission for five more years’


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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Discovery could lead to ‘next-gen’ vaccines


April 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could open the way to next-gen vaccines that are more effective and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Compound created to fight malaria-causing bug


April 5th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Research by a Yale University team has found a drug showing promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria to prevent the malaria-causing parasite from growing, a statement ... Read more...

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South Asian nations to collaborate on health care


February 7th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) South Asian nations have resolved to tackle challenge of healthcare in the region collectively.Country representates inked the 'New Delhi declaration' here Tuesday for better data-sharing ... Read more...

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Need research on diseases affecting South Asia: Azad


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) South Asian countries should together work for research on diseases affecting them and which are responsible for a high mortality rate, India's Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anti-dengue vaccine to be ready in six years: Expert


November 16th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A vaccine to fight the deadly dengue fever, being developed at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) here, would be ready in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stocks run out in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas: UN


October 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Saturday that needs of flood-hit Pakistani people are rising as winter approaches and reported outbreaks ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dengue cases cross 500 mark in Delhi


October 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as the capital grapples with a surge of vector borne diseases -- dengue, malaria and chikungunya, the civic agency Thursday said it will upscale ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zinta to attend UN meet in Moscow


October 6th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who is also a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, will participate in a three-day International Forum on Millennium Development Goal 6 beginning Oct 10 ... Read more...

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‘Only Way Is Essex’ star Mark Wright: ‘Cheryl Cole is too thin for me’ star


September 27th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “Only Way IS Essex” star Mark Wright has given his verdict on Cheryl Cole. The reality television star admitted that the Girls Aloud singer is beautiful but ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

88 dead in Pakistan floods


September 5th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.Zafar ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

MCD briefs councillors on dengue, malaria


August 8th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday held a workshop to brief councillors on tackling vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria in the monsoon ... Read more...

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Civic agency ropes in schools for anti-dengue drive


July 30th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Stepping up its drive against vector borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Saturday announced it is roping in ... Read more...

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Viral hepatitis a silent killer: WHO


July 27th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) On the eve of the first World Hepatitis Day Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that viral hepatitis kills more people than any ... Read more...

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Fevers in Kerala generate heat in assembly


July 11th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) The Kerala opposition Monday alleged there was a severe shortage of doctors and medicines in the state which is in the throes of various types of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE water aid for flood-hit Pakistanis


June 25th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has provided drinking water to 64 Pakistani villages, devastated by floods last year, as part of a $6-million initiative involving digging of water wells, ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic doctor held for illegal prescriptions


May 31st, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 30 (IANS) An ayurvedic doctor was arrested Monday in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district for prescribing allopathic drugs, officials said. A team of government medical officials and a ... Read more...

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IT, communications powerful development tools: Sibal


May 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Information and communication technologies (ICT) are powerful toolds of development and can help eradicate poverty, achieve universal primary education and reduce child mortality, Communications Minister ... Read more...

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VUAA1: New powerful mosquito repellent


May 11th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vanderbilt, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered what they believe is the ultimate weapon against mosquitoes. The new compound has been identified as VUAA1 and the researchers say ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria


April 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aimless protein plays crucial role in pathogen-based disease


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a supposedly inactive protein actually plays a crucial role in the ability of one the world's most prolific pathogens to cause disease, findings that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New insight into parasite’s reproduction paves way for new therapies


March 17th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A recent study has shed light on how parasite that causes malaria reproduces and it could lead to new treatments to help curb the spread of the disease.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria claimed 47 lives in Chhattisgarh in 2010


March 8th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 8 (IANS) As many as 47 people died of malaria in Chhattisgarh in 2010, Health Minister Amar Agrawal told the state assembly Tuesday.As many as 152,303 people, mostly ... Read more...

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After beggars, Bangladesh’s all-out war on mosquitoes to ensure bite-free World Cup


February 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 15 (ANI): After deciding to pay local beggars to stay off the streets during the World Cup, Bangladesh has launched an all-out war on mosquitoes in and around cricket stadiums ... Read more...

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‘Chelsea finding bad spell hard to live with’, says Drogba


February 9th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9(ANI): Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted that everyone at the club is struggling to come to terms with their abysmal Premier League season.The defending champions are currently 10 points ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole’s pals worry as love-split anniversary nears


February 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): As the one year split anniversary of Cheryl and Ashley Cole nears, friends of the reality show judge have expressed worry about the star's health.Their warnings come as ... Read more...

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