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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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Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study. Research led by Monash University in ... Read more...

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After years of silence, 5 kids have hope to hear again


September 28th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Six year-old Raunak clutches his mother's right hand and looks at her with curious eyes trying to read every word that she speaks. Having lost ... Read more...

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Kid who lost all limbs named bravest in Britain


August 27th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A six-year-old boy who lost all his limbs to meningitis - an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord - has been named ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation calls for investments for vaccines


May 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Tuesday asked government leaders from across the globe to increase their investments in vaccines with better accountability towards children, a ... Read more...

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British girl with one leg told she’s not disabled enough


March 25th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A 10-year-old British girl, whose one leg was amputated due to meningitis, has been told that benefits given to her would be stopped because she was ... Read more...

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Class 11 girl sets herself on fire in Uttar Pradesh


January 14th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 14 (IANS) Apparently depressed over her prolonged illness and poor academic performance, a Class 11 student set herself on fire in this Uttar Pradesh town Friday, police said. ... Read more...

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Boy George Throws Tantrum At Charity gig


October 28th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez, Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nothing can be more insulting than to be shouted at in front of a crowd in a show. Boy George, for reasons best known to himself, ... Read more...

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Oz couple spends $25K to save family cat


September 10th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 10 (ANI): An Australian couple has spent 25,000 dollars -to save their family cat.Charmion Phillips and her partner drew on their house deposit savings, cancelled plans for an overseas holiday ... Read more...

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Jabbawockeez Wow On ‘America’s Got Talent’


July 29th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jabbawockeez returned to stage where it all began for them on the July 28 episode of 'America's Got Talent'. Apart from completely wowing the audience with ... Read more...

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Nasal spray vaccine for meningitis on the anvil


July 27th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A nasal spray vaccine, which could offer protection against meningitis and pneumonia, is being developed by scientists.The research team, being led by Dr Qibo Zhang, from the University ... Read more...

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Man who cheated death looks for Guinness mention


June 27th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, June 27 (IANS) A man who survived despite contacting various life threatening ailments including cancer and paralysis and who underwent 10 major surgeries hopes to get into the Guinness Book of ... Read more...

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37 die of Meningitis in Uganda


April 28th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Mbale (Uganda), April 27 (IANS) At least 37 people have died since the outbreak of meningitis in Uganda's eastern Bugiri district last month, a health official said Tuesday.The deaths occurred in Hama ... Read more...

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Dubai hosts health congress


March 25th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 25 (IANS) More than 200 experts have attended the first Africa and Middle East Pneumococcal Congress held here in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), WAM news agency reported. Mahmoud Fikri, ... Read more...

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Beware, 44 percent Viagra sold on net is spurious


January 25th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Men who fall for fake drugs on the Net to correct failing erection or sexual problems can face high risks from potentially hazardous contents as 44 percent of ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles to help in faster detection of meningitis


January 8th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Gold nanoparticles enable faster detection of meningococcal meningitis and minimise fatalities, according to a new study. Meningitis progresses rapidly and can cause death if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, ... Read more...

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Single atom controls how bacteria walk


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that a single atom - a calcium, can control how bacteria walk.Bacteria can swim, propelling ... Read more...

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Arsenal ace Nasri ready to take on Liverpool


October 28th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.28 (ANI): French and Arsenal mid-fielder Samir Nasri is finally ready to to take on Liverpool in a Carling Cup clash, having recovered from a nightmarish injury.Nasri, 25, broke his ... Read more...

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Eight die of Japanese Enchephalitis in Gorakhpur


August 18th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (UP), Aug 18 (ANI): Japanese Encephalitis has claimed eight lives in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district.According to officials at the BRD Medical College Hospital, these deaths were reported in the last ... Read more...

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Author Of “Angela’s Ashes” Frank McCourt Passes Away


July 20th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by GD
A sad news has come in to light suddenly, that Frank McCourt, the much beloved author of the acclaimed "Angela's Ashes" has passed away at the age of 78. According to reports, ... Read more...

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‘Angela’s Ashes’ author Frank McCourt dies of cancer


July 20th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Irish-American author Frank McCourt, best known for his moving memoir 'Angela's Ashes,' died of cancer in a New York hospice on Sunday afternoon.The writer was suffering from meningitis ... Read more...

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Now, baby suits that can tell when a child is ill


June 18th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): What if infants could themselves tell that they have fever? Well, now they can, at least by changing the colour of their suits.A dad has created baby suits, ... Read more...

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor finds strength from her traumatic pregnancies


June 15th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 15 (ANI): British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed that her traumatic pregnancies and her baby's illness have made her a strong person.Ellis-Bextor, 30, had suffered complications with the premature ... Read more...

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Girl in coma wakes up singing Mamma Mia!


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): A three-year-old girl fell into a coma after being struck down by meningitis, but stunned her family when she woke up five days later - singing Abba hit ... Read more...

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Early retroviral use beneficial for AIDS patients with serious complications


May 16th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Early retroviral use can significantly benefit AIDS patients with serious complications, suggest researchers.Most patients don't seek medical attention until they have a serious AIDS-related condition.The research team from ... Read more...

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New vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011


February 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011, according to researchers.Although vaccines are available for pneumococcal meningitis and the C and ... Read more...

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Manish gives hope for those in need of healthcare


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
By Dr Sandeep PandeyIf he was not attending to needy patients in Lucknow today he would most likely have been a washerman in his birth place, Ballia district of eastern Uttar Pradesh. ... Read more...

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Memory function can vary between patients with similar brain damage


October 24th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers have shown that two patients with damage to the hippocampus, an area of the human brain key to memory, can have dramatic differences ... Read more...

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Brit girl with no legs or hands dances and swims her way to 10th bday


May 31st, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): She has no legs or hands, but that hasnt stopped British girl, Danielle Skilbeck from doing what she loves to do dancing and swimming.Skilbeck was just 4-years-old ... Read more...

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NGOs ask Dikshit to look into Games Village workers’ plight


March 11th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Deplorable and unhygienic living conditions, freak accidents and many deaths. Upset by the saga of the construction workers at the Commonwealth Games Village here, a group of ... Read more...

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Most maternal deaths may be preventable: Study


February 19th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that most maternal deaths occur due to infectious diseases than from conditions directly linked to pregnancy, and that they are preventable.The study, ... Read more...

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Herpesvirus may be responsible for central nervous system diseases


December 23rd, 2007 - 6:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A recent study at the New York State Department of Public Health, Albany and SUNY has revealed that a herpes virus may be responsible for central nervous system ... Read more...

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Jordans baby daughter rushed to hospital


November 18th, 2007 - 11:17 am ICT by admin
London, Nov 18 (ANI): British glamour model Jordan and her singer husband Peter Andre rushed their baby girl to hospital after she suffered breathing difficulties. The couple were returning from TV filming, when ... Read more...

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