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Man dies of anthrax in Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A man has died of anthrax in Russia's Siberia region after being infected when he handled the carcass of a sick cow, RIA Novosti reported Monday.The ... Read more...

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Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever ... Read more...

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Bollywood, fashion world unite against cervical cancer


July 1st, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A bevy of popular names from the world of fashion and Bollywood came together Saturday night to create awareness on cervical cancer.Actors Kunal Kapoor ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said Thursday.So far, one person has died in ... Read more...

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‘Doctor who helped in Osama mission needs US help’


June 19th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US needs to make renewed attempts to help the jailed Pakistani doctor who led the US to Osama bin Laden, a Congressman has said.Republican Dana ... Read more...

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Encephalitis scare in UP after 88 deaths


June 16th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed the panic button as 88 people have succumbed to various strains of encephalitis in the last fortnight, a disease that ... Read more...

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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers treat 15,000 animals in South Sudan


May 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 31 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers have treated over 15,000 animals in conflict-hit South Sudan since 2011, the head of its veterinary unit said.The veterinary unit of the United ... Read more...

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Bill Gates-Akhilesh to sign MoU on health


May 30th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support to help improve health services ... Read more...

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Swine flu shot may hasten sleeping disorder


March 29th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Children vaccinated with the pandemic H1N1 swine flu shot were 13 times more likely to develop narcolepsy, a condition characterised by excessive sleepiness, even during daytime. ... Read more...

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‘Polio a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan has been "infamous the world over for exporting terrorism" and now there are fears of it exporting the polio virus to other countries, a ... Read more...

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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Vaccines to boost immunity where it counts


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have created synthetic nanoparticles that greatly bolster vaccine responses by targeting lymph nodes, where most immune reaction occurs.Currently, all other adjuvants (compounds added to boost ... Read more...

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Philippines declares outbreak of deadly rat fever


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 3 (IANS) Health authorities in the Philippines have declared an outbreak of a deadly rat fever in the flood-hit areas of the country's southern region.At least five people ... Read more...

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Prejudice rooted in survival instincts of man


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) Prejudice is a trait that might be rooted in sheer survival as our ancestors avoided outsiders who might have been carriers of disease or plague, reveals ... Read more...

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Belgian princess meets UAE officials


November 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 28 (IANS/WAM) Belgium's Princess Astrid, who is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to promote the global fight against malaria, has met top officials ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks global help to repatriate three million Afghans


October 29th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday urged the world community to help shift around three million Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan back to their ... Read more...

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India committed to eradicate polio: Azad


September 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is committed to eradicating polio from the country and several initiatives are being taken to prevent the highly infectious disease from spreading, union Health ... Read more...

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Over 16,000 Pakistani kids not given polio drops


August 4th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Over 16,000 children were not given polio drops in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province due to parents' misconception, officials said."In the last three-day campaign in July, ... Read more...

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Pregnant women to get transport fare to hospitals: Azad


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) As part of its effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality, the government has launched a new scheme for providing transport fare, free medicines and ... Read more...

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Now, a tracking system for immunisation in India: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a major stride towards ensuring that children and pregnant women get basic immunisation, the government has a tracking system for vaccination in place, Health ... Read more...

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Child dies after vaccination, doctors face action


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) Action has been recommended against a deputy chief medical officer and another doctor after an infant died and two others took ill following administration of measles ... Read more...

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CIA held fake vaccination drive to get Osama family DNA


July 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The CIA carried out a fake vaccination programme in Pakistan's Abbottabad city to get DNA from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family, it was reported ... Read more...

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4,000 goats die in China after vaccination


June 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Over 4,000 goats have died in eastern China after they received goat-pox vaccine, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The incident took place in Rudong county of Jiangsu province. The ... 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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Incurable mosquito virus hits Australia


May 18th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) A deadly mosquito-borne virus, that reportedly has no cure and no vaccination, has claimed the lives of two Australian people, officials said.The Murray Valley Encephalitis virus ... Read more...

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12 mn Brazilians vaccinated for flu


May 9th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS) Over 12 million Brazilians have been vaccinated for flu during the ongoing nationwide campaign, according to an official report.The campaign that began April 25 ends May ... Read more...

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Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in kids


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.Christa Fischer Walker ... Read more...

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Cholera epidemic in Haiti may exceed UN projections: Study


March 16th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The cholera epidemic in Haiti will exceed UN projections, reveals a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Harvard Medical School.The United Nations' ... Read more...

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UAE team in Pakistan to vaccinate over 2 mn kids


February 21st, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) A team of volunteers of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is undertaking a campaign to vaccinate over two million Pakistani children against measles and polio in ... Read more...

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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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Why HIV-uninfected babies of mums with HIV are more prone to infections


February 9th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that babies whose mothers have HIV, but are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New measles vaccine that can be inhaled shows promise


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.The team was led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ... Read more...

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New vaccine strategy tested in mice shows promise against TB


January 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A research team has found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in ... Read more...

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New findings bring scientists closer to an effective HIV vaccine


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have reported findings showing new evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies, which block HIV infection.Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute said the major stumbling block in ... Read more...

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