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India vows to help turn Africa into emerging growth pole


October 12th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India has pledged its fullest cooperation to translate its vision of the 21st century seeing a great and dynamic role for Africa as an emerging ... Read more...

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Swine flu spread much wider than suspected


June 9th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) The swine flu outbreak during the winter of 2009-2010 was much more widespread than previously realised, a study says.Blood samples taken from Scottish adults in March ... Read more...

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India rated ‘extreme risk’ economy for investors


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh New York, Feb 25 (IANS) India - along with Russia, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines - has been rated a 'high risk' growth economy for investors.In a ranking of 175 ... Read more...

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Risks of cyber war ‘over-exaggerated’, says study


January 18th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A study has said that the risks involved in a cyber war have been "over-exaggerated" with the vast majority of hi-tech attacks not deserving the name at all.The ... Read more...

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External Affairs Minister Krishna’s speech to UN General Assembly: Full text (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Wednesday asked Pakistan to stop its state-sponsored militancy and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, "an integral part of India" and sought ... Read more...

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Scientists review fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus


September 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a new commentary, scientists have reviewed the fates of previous pandemic influenza viruses in the years following a pandemic and speculate on possible future courses for the ... Read more...

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Soon, prickly patch to replace traditional injections


July 19th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): If you've always hated painful jabs here's some good news for you. A prickly skin patch, which delivers medicine painlessly under the skin, could soon replace injections, according ... Read more...

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Gold nanorods may help attack H1N1, other flu viruses effectively


May 25th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses ... Read more...

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More than 20 million people in Asia-Pacific could fall into extreme poverty


February 18th, 2010 - 2:58 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Twenty-one million people in the Asia-Pacific region could fall into extreme poverty, the United Nations (UN) said Wednesday.With the global economy swiveling down, a publication launched ... Read more...

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Economic talks between India and Japan in progress: Sharma


January 24th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 24 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said the discussion between India and Japan on signing a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) is in progress.Inaugurating the ... Read more...

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H1N1 ‘not as contagious as other viruses’


January 1st, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 1 (ANI): Swine flu is less contagious than previous pandemics, according to a new study.According to the WebMD.com report, the study examined 216 households consisting of two to six ... Read more...

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3 die, 204 sick with swine flu in armed forces


December 31st, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The armed forces had 204 cases of swine flu in 2009, leading to death in three cases. In the latest case, an officer, also suffering from multiple organ ... Read more...

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Modelling tool for faster pandemic analysis


December 15th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): American scientists are developing a mathematical and visual analytic toolkit to quicken the diagnoses of pandemics and create better ways of dealing with them.The Department of Energy's Pacific ... Read more...

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India committed towards world free of nuclear weapons: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday that India has been committed to the goal of creating a world free of nuclear weapons since it ... Read more...

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Annie Lennox receives woman of peace prize


November 13th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 13 (ANI): Singer Annie Lennox has received woman of peace honour for her contribution towards raising awareness of HIV and Aids.The former Eurythmics star was honoured at a summit of ... Read more...

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Swine flu may slow growth in key U.S. industries, warns expert


September 24th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Swine flu may slow growth in key industries in America, says a health economist.Dr. Bryce Sutton, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business, ... Read more...

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Obesity may be a risk factor in swine flu deaths


August 30th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): A groundbreaking research has found obesity to be a possible contributing factor in fatal swine flu cases.A team from the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance examined the ... Read more...

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Swine flu may kill up to 90,000 in US: Post


August 25th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) As much as half the American population could be infected with swine flu and it could kill up to 90,000 people, The Washington Post quoted a presidential panel ... Read more...

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WHO warns of second wave of swine flu pandemic


August 23rd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Aug.23 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging people around the world to brace themselves for a second wave of the swine flu pandemic as the heavily populated northern hemisphere ... Read more...

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Economists tot up cost of possible pandemic


April 27th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 27 (DPA) Even a mild influenza pandemic could cost 1.4 million lives and $330 billion in lost production worldwide, Australian economists have estimated. At the other end of the scale, a ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton promises new era of diplomacy


February 14th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said the US is committed to a new era of diplomacy and development using smart power to find solutions to global ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on the cause of flu epidemics


March 5th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Penn State biologists say that the exchange of genetic material between two closely related strains of the influenza A virus might have led to the outbreak of human ... Read more...

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Hybrid viruses said to cause influenza epidemics


February 29th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) It has been a mystery why unusually severe epidemics of influenza occur from time to time, when illness and mortality rates exceeded standard epidemic levels. Researchers now claim ... Read more...

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Union Livestock Commissioner to hold meeting on Bird flu outbreak


January 18th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Jan 18 (ANI): The Union Livestock Commissioner will hold meeting with the West Bengal Government today to review the bird flu situation in Kolkata. State Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, along with other ... Read more...

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Universal flu jab shows promising results in human trials


January 5th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
London, January 5 (ANI): Scientists have successfully tested a vaccine designed to give lifelong protection against all types of flu, attaining promising results in human trials.Made by Acambis, the vaccine may ... Read more...

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Manmohan seeks more funds to combat avian influenza


December 5th, 2007 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has sought more funds to combat the threat of avian influenza. Warning against lowering the guard while dealing with pandemics like avian ... Read more...

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Investment in Pak at increased risk over political and security fallout: Report


November 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
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Determining structure of influenza B virus protein may give clues to next pandemic


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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