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Recognise hospitals practising alternative systems: Homeopathic Congress


December 19th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Accreditation process for hospitals practising homeopathy needs to be stepped up as recent studies have proven the efficiency of homeopathy in managing chronic diseases, doctors said at ... Read more...

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Giant rats detect TB more accurately than commonly used techniques


December 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study found that trained giant African rats increased positive TB detection rates by 44 percent over microscopy, the most commonly-used technique for diagnosing TB.The study, utilizing ... Read more...

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Use medical research to treat patients: Health Minister


December 9th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday urged Indian researchers not to treat medical research only as an academic exercise but use the findings in treating patients."There are ... Read more...

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How TB bacteria to survive in infected organs


December 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Indian researchers at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, have identified how tuberculosis bacteria thrive in infected organs.Tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ... Read more...

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Bruni says surprised by her popularity in India


December 6th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Dec.6 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni on Monday said that she was quite surprised by her popularity in India, and added that she was looking forward ... Read more...

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Why vaccines do not work as well for some as they do for others


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new discovery by scientists from Singapore may explain why a tuberculosis vaccine is not as effective for some people as anticipated, and potentially explains why other vaccines ... Read more...

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Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

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Prison In Russia To Install Sunbeds For Inmates


November 10th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of Russia's notorious prison, Butyrka, said that it was ready to improve the living conditions of the inmates with the help of some new ... Read more...

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Health, education key areas of cooperation for Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday signalled collaboration with India in education and health, calling these as key areas of cooperation."Because the wealth of a nation also ... Read more...

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Delhi government, police get notice on labourer’s death


October 25th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday issued notices to the Delhi government and police on the death of a labourer while he was cleaning a sewer ... Read more...

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Azad calls for jihad against tobacco


October 19th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday called for a jihad against use of tobacco which causes nearly 0.9 million deaths in India every year."A jihad is ... Read more...

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New tool to make fight against tuberculosis easier


October 9th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers have developed an algorithm that integrates genomic and metabolic data and enables cell-scale simulations.Researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois have developed ... Read more...

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24 percent domiciliary births in Delhi


September 15th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) As many as 86,363 of the total 3.5 lakh births in the national capital took place at home, says a survey. According to an annual report 'Registration of ... Read more...

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Brit scientists devise 1-hour test’ for TB


September 15th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): A team of British scientists has devised a new ultra-sensitive test that can spot the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in an hour.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has ... Read more...

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1,600 Chinese die of infectious diseases


September 10th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Around 1,600 people died of infectious diseases in China in August, the ministry of health said Friday. A total of 1,535 people died due to diseases like viral hepatitis, ... Read more...

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New test top diagnoseTB proves effective, convenient


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a molecular test designed to easily diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and detect a drug-resistant form of the bacterium that causes TB can provide much ... Read more...

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India, China account for 45 percent multi-drug resistant TB


August 27th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India and China account for about 45 percent of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases globally, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday. In a written reply, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Central team arrives to probe Lucknow immunisation deaths


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) A high-level team from the central health ministry reached Lucknow Sunday to probe the deaths of four infants within minutes of receiving routine immunisation shots in three ... Read more...

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Scientists ‘one step closer’ to predictive blood test for TB


August 19th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have said that they are 'one step closer' towards a predictive blood test for tuberculosis.A DNA fingerprint in the blood could identify which carriers of TB will ... Read more...

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TB cases down in India


August 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is showing a declining trend as a result of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), parliament was told Friday. "The estimated ... Read more...

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Canada seizes ship with illegal Tamil migrants


August 13th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York/Vancouver, Aug 13 (DPA) Canadian authorities boarded a ship carrying 490 Tamil migrants off the country's Pacific coast, news reports said. Vic Towes, Minister for Public Safety, was quoted by the Vancouver ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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Should tuberculosis (TB)-preventive therapy (IPT) be given to all?


August 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSA raging issue on the first day of XVIII International AIDS Conference was whether Isoniazid (INH) Preventive Therapy (IPT) be given to all –regardless whether people have TB ... Read more...

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Pakistani jailed in UAE


July 28th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 28 (IANS/WAM) A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced a Pakistani man to three months in jail for helping a Yemeni national get a visa by fraudulent ... Read more...

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Unpublished Franz Kafka story found


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) A handwritten story by Franz Kafka that was never published has been found in a secret archive of the author's private papers. The discovery was reportedly made after an ... Read more...

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Can TB patients say “Rights Here, Right Now”?


July 21st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service (CNS)It is beyond doubt that community-led health responses have yielded satisfying results, yet genuine involvement of affected communities in TB control, is far from optimal. ... Read more...

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Swiss Bank to showcase the Kafka papers which were hidden in their safe deposit box


July 20th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Zurich, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A bank in the Swiss capital - Zurich is all set to open a safe deposit box, which contains the drawings and writings of the late ... Read more...

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Over five mn people receiving HIV treatment: WHO


July 20th, 2010 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 20 (IANS) The number of people across the world receiving treatment in 2009 for HIV has reached 5.2 million, a rise of around 1.2 million from the previous year, the ... Read more...

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1,600 Chinese died of infectious diseases in June


July 10th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Over 1,600 people in China died of infectious diseases out of a total of 806,110 cases reported in June, the ministry of health said Friday. Of these cases, only ... Read more...

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US IQ study slammed as racist


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A US research suggesting that people in developing countries have lower intelligence quotient (IQ) because their bodies divert energy from the brain to fighting diseases has been ... Read more...

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People living in disease-rife countries have lower IQs: Study


June 30th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Scientists claim that people living in countries infested by diseases have lower IQs.When the body fights infections, energy from the brain is diverted towards this fight, thus curbing ... Read more...

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Protest in Delhi hospitals end


June 12th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Some 1,100 employees of four hospitals Saturday called off a day-old protest for salaries they didn't get due to technical glitch in the machines that mark attendance. Nurses ... Read more...

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2.8 million people with HIV treated by mid-year: Report


June 9th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Around 2.8 million people with HIV across the globe have received life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by mid-year, a 22 percent increase from the like period last year, ... Read more...

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Body’s own proteins could help in global fight against tuberculosis


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Taking help from proteins in our bodies, Ohio scientists are trying to fight the re-emerging threat of tuberculosis (TB).They have found that the protein CCL5 plays a protective ... Read more...

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Indian grass could wipe off antibiotics from water


May 29th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): An Indian grass, called vetiver, could act as a tool for clearing antibiotics from water.Antibiotics, like many pharmaceuticals, pass through the digestive tract of people or animals largely ... Read more...

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