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India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links


September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Anger no excuse for assault on democracy: President


August 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Anger against corruption is legitimate but there will be chaos if street protests become endemic, Pranab Mukherjee warned Tuesday in his first public speech ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Clinton underlines US efforts to combat AIDS


July 24th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has touted the US efforts to fight AIDS amid charges that Washington is lagging behind on combating the pandemic.According to ... Read more...

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57 people die of swine flu in India


April 24th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As many as 57 people have died, mostly in Maharashtra, of swine flu in the country till April 18 this year, the Rajya Sabha was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Masks, hand washing can smother flu spread


February 1st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Masks and hand washing can practically slash the spread of flu-like symptoms, new reseach has demonstrated.The study found up to a 75 percent reduction in flu-like ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

MLS player conducts football camp


December 11th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) A group of children from a village in the outskirts of the capital city here have spent some quality time with Major League Soccer (MLS) player ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Obama announces more resources for AIDS fight


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Thursday renewed the US government's commitment to the worldwide fight against AIDS by announcing the allocation of more resources and the establishment ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

CDC confirms three new swine flu cases in Iowa


November 25th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Iowa, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that three new cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in Iowa. The CDC says the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN needs more funds to end violence against women: Ban


November 24th, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for annual donations of $100 million to the UN Trust Fund to better finance the UN-led efforts to end ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obese more vulnerable to flu


October 26th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) If you're fat, you need extra protection from flu. New research says that excess weight makes flu vaccines less effective."The results suggest that overweight people would ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Touch elbows, don’t shake hands, to avoid flu


October 10th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Touching elbows, taking a bow or bumping fists might be better ways of greeting each other than a handclasp, which can transmit the flu virus. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New compound destroys deadly flu virus


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) A new compound destroys several viruses, including the one that triggered the deadly Spanish flu, wiping out 30 million people worldwide in the 1918 pandemic.The compound, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British extremist to lead pro-Islam demonstration outside White House


February 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.21 (ANI): British extremist Anjem Choudary has announced that he will hold a protest outside the White House, calling on Muslims to establish Sharia law across America.Chaudhary hit U.S. headlines after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Combined computer attacks could have ‘catastrophic’ global effects


January 17th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study has found that coordinated computer attacks could have 'catastrophic' global effects.The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that multiple cyber ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exposure to seasonal flu made middle-aged prone to H1N1


December 7th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that faulty antibodies from previous infections boosted severity of swine flu in the middle-aged.A study has stated that previous infection with other, seasonal, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One-time jab to protect against all flu strains


November 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A flu jab, to be given just once in a lifetime, can fight off all strains of flu, and should be available within the next five years, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists one step closer to universal flu vaccine


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Research Institute in la Jolla, California, teamed up with Peter Palese and colleagues at Mount Sinai MedicalSchool in New York to test a protein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tamiflu may prevent pneumonia in swine flu patients


September 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new Chinese study has revealed that people who caught swine flu during the 2009 pandemic may have been protected against developing radiographic pneumonia by taking Tamiflu.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug could eliminate spread of disease during cough


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that could completely eliminate airborne disease transmission that occurs when someone coughs.Malcolm King and his research associate Gustavo ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Media coverage ‘cuts infection rate and pandemic extent’


September 17th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Media is an effective tool to inform people about a disease pandemic and the steps that can be taken to avoid infection, scientists have suggested.Two mathematical biologists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough test could spell the end of ‘manflu’


September 7th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Men often pretend to suffer from flu even when it's just a common cold to get more sympathy - but a new breakthrough will help scientists find out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu jab under scrutiny over dangerous sleep disorder fears


August 28th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A swine flu vaccine given to millions of Britons is undergoing investigations over fear it causes a rare and dangerous sleep disorder.Pandemrix made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu threat persists for India: Ministry


August 15th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The swine flu threat persists for India despite WHO announcing the end of the pandemic, health ministry officials said Sunday. "The number of swine flu patients is on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Foreign tourist arrivals dip in India


August 12th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Foreign tourist arrivals dipped in India in 2009 but domestic tourism saw a surge with some 650 million people preferring to explore the country's tourist spots, parliament ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

H1N1 used new trick to cause pandemic


August 6th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the recent pandemic-causing H1N1 flu virus used a new biochemical trick to spread efficiently in humans.The discovery not only yields new insight into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Maharashtra is India’s swine flu capital’


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) One year after the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) claimed India's first victim in Pune, Maharashtra has emerged as the country's swine flu capital, a top health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two swine flu deaths in Orissa (Lead)


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) A 56-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man died of swine flu here Monday - the first deaths in Orissa due to the pandemic H1N1 virus this year, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Orissa reports first swine flu death this year


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) A 56-year-old woman died of swine flu at a private hospital here, the first death in the state from the pandemic H1N1 virus this year, a senior health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Respiratory symptoms more reliable indicator of H1N1, not fever alone


July 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that individuals with mild H1N1 infection may go undetected using standard diagnostic criteria.The study has , therefore, concluded that coughing or other respiratory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama says gratified that US economy is turning around for the better


July 29th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Reflecting on 20 months of crises that have plagued his administration, President Barack Obama has said that he is gratified that the depressed American economy is in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brad Pitt to star in World War Z


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Brad Pitt has been roped in to star in a new film called "World War Z", an adaptation of a book of the same name by Max ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mexico ends swine flu alert after 14 months


June 30th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 30 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government has announced the end of the health alert for swine flu after 14 months in which 1,289 people died in this country and 72,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eve teasing in Bangladesh causing many women to commit suicide


June 16th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Eve teasing in Bangladesh has taken such a heavy toll on the country's women that the education ministry there has voted to have an "Eve Teasing Protection Day".The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mobile phone users face ‘brain cancer pandemic’


June 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have warned that incessant use of mobile phones may cause a brain tumour pandemic in Britain.A recent 17 million-pounds study concluded that the risk of the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hong Kong to dump 2.8 mn doses of swine flu vaccine


June 10th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 10 (DPA) Around 2.8 million doses of unwanted swine flu vaccine worth $28.2 million are to be thrown away, officials said here Thursday. The vaccines are part of a batch ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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