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Japanese encephalitis vaccine given to five lakh children in Uttarakhand


February 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Udham Singh Nagar, Feb 15 (ANI): The Uttarakhand on Tuesday government organised an immunisation camp to administer Japanese encephalitis vaccine to more than 500,000 children, after a few cases of the disease ... Read more...

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How to protect kids this flu season


January 16th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have offered some tips on how to protect kids this flu season.The flu is an infection of the nose, throat ... Read more...

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New implant synchronizes and strengthens fading heart beat: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A study led by University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) proves that a new therapeutic implant synchronizes and strengthens a fading heart beat while reducing risk of death ... Read more...

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Kilimanjaro climbers ‘putting their health at risk’


October 19th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Experts have warned that people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are taking unnecessary risks with their health.Travel firms have seen an increase in bookings following the successful summit by nine ... Read more...

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Pregnancy complications linked to depression in mums


August 4th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): A new study by Dutch researchers has found that women who have complications in pregnancy or a difficult labour stand a much greater chance of having post-natal depression ... Read more...

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Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO


June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

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WHO refutes accusations that agency submitted to pressure from pharmaceutical companies during handling H1N1 pandemic


June 9th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday refuted accusations that the agency submitted to pressure from pharmaceutical companies in its handling of the H1N1 ... Read more...

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Brief treatment can ease depression in mothers


May 1st, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When paediatricians see a child for a checkup, they may want to spend a few minutes checking out the mother's well-being too. New research suggests that depression is ... Read more...

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Brief therapy eases depression in mums


May 1st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Depression is common in disadvantaged mothers, well beyond the postpartum period. In addition, if depressed moms are treated briefly, their symptoms improve as do their perceptions of their ... Read more...

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Even mild lung condition reduces heart’s pumping ability


January 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American study has found that the common lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), brings down the heart's function even when the disorder shows no or ... Read more...

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Leg pain may be a strong marker for heart disease, stroke


October 27th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton have found that the nagging pain in the legs while walking is a strong marker for heart disease and stroke. ... Read more...

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Detox diets can cause the body to break down


October 12th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 12 (ANI): Any diet or detox program involving fasting could cause the body to break down, experts have warned.Some companies have launched aggressive marketing campaigns aimed at young women ... Read more...

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Why pandemic swine flu causes more severe symptoms than seasonal flu


September 11th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): Scientists at Imperial College London have warned that pandemic swine flu can infect cells deeper in the lungs than seasonal flu can.They write in a research paper ... Read more...

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South Africa’s swine flu toll rises to six


August 17th, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 16 (IANS) Three more people have died of swine flu in South Africa over the weekend, raising the number of fatalities from the viral disease to six in the country, ... Read more...

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Masks only for those with H1N1 symptoms, not for everyone (Lead)


August 13th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Masks are only for those infected with influenza A (H1N1), those showing symptoms of the disease or those handling patients, the central government warned Thursday and ... Read more...

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Schools can cut anti-depressant use among students


July 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) School-based programmes could help curb the amount of anti-depressants being prescribed to students, says a new study. School counsellor Mark Taylor of University of Queensland (UQ) found that ... Read more...

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Swine flu may claim 65,000 lives in Britain


July 17th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Medical experts have warned that swine flu could claim 65,000 lives in Britain unless the epidemic is stopped.It would be the worst case scenario based on 30 ... Read more...

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Swine flu ‘unstoppable’, says WHO chief


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico City (Mexico), July 3 (ANI): World Health Organization head Margaret Chan has warned a forum in Mexico that the swine flu virus worldwide is now unstoppable.The WHO says most H1N1 cases ... Read more...

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Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms ‘at increased metabolic syndrome risk’


June 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that patients with severe to mild lower urinary tract (LUT) symptoms are at a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of ... Read more...

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WHO raises swine flu alert to highest pandemic level (Lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 11 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday raised its alert against influenza A (H1N1) to the highest Phase 6, declaring it to be a pandemic. "The scientific criteria for an ... Read more...

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Mexico City lowers flu alert level to normal


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 22 (Xinhua) Authorities in Mexico city have lowered the epidemiological alert level to green after a month-long outbreak of influenza A(H1N1), which has killed 75 people in the country ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro accuses Mexico of hiding flu outbreak


May 13th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (DPA) The former Cuban president Fidel Castro accused Mexico of not telling other countries earlier about the outbreak of ongoing influenza epidemic due to the visit of US ... Read more...

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Canada confirms first flu death


May 9th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 9 (IANS) Canada Friday confirmed its first death from the influenza H1N1 flu. Health officials said the swine flu was the cause of the death of a woman in Alberta province ... Read more...

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Canada takes to Facebook, Youtube to combat flu


May 2nd, 2009 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 2 (IANS) Seventeen new cases of human swine flu took the Canadian total to 51 Friday even as the government launched a Citizen Readiness Campaign to check the spread ... Read more...

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Canada tightens airport screening for swine flu


April 28th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Canada, which has so far reported six cases of swine flu linked to the Mexican outbreak, Monday tightened airport screening for home-bound passengers and farm workers coming from ... Read more...

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Swine flu case confirmed at North California school


April 28th, 2009 - 2:01 am ICT by admin
Fair Oaks, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that a sample sent to their lab on Saturday has been tested positive for swine flu, the Sacramento ... Read more...

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Common experiences provide platform for effective control of vivax malaria


April 27th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
[CNS]: Ways to effectively control vivax malaria are at the centre of this year’s World Malaria Day activities in the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia and the Western Pacific Regions.Representatives from ... Read more...

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From US and Mexico, swine flu now spreads to Canada


April 27th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 27 (IANS) After the US and Mexico, Canada Sunday confirmed six cases of swine flu. The human swine flu outbreak originated in Mexico where 80 people have already ... Read more...

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California school closed as officials investigate suspected swine flu case


April 27th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by admin
Fair Oaks, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – Health officials are investigating a suspected swine flu case at a Fair Oaks elementary school in California, health officials told BNO News on Sunday evening."Essentially it's ... Read more...

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Hypertension drug likely to reduce symptoms of genetic heart disease


December 31st, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Candesartan, a drug currently used in treating hypertension, may significantly reduce symptoms of genetic heart disease, according to a new study. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a genetic ... Read more...

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Milk may help ease milk allergies


October 31st, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Kids allergic to milk often avoid the healthy drink, however, a new study has shown that intake of large quantities of the drink itself can help overcome ... Read more...

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Beware of health risks of ‘green’ potatoes


July 26th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Green potatoes potentially contain natural toxin glycoalkaloids that pose a public health risk, according to a study. But the good news is that the bad or green part ... Read more...

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Now, novel vaccine to protect against all four strains of dengue virus


July 23rd, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 23 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists at Maryland and South Carolina have come up with a novel four-component vaccine that has shown success against all four strains ... Read more...

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Researchers identify new approach to attack lupus


December 17th, 2007 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 17(ANI): Two new targets for drugs to control lupus have been identified, and may provide a breakthrough in the treatment of the disease.The study by investigators at Hospital for ... Read more...

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