viral infection

‘Pregnant women more vulnerable to Hepatitis E-induced liver failure’ (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In one of the widest single-centre studies conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, it was found that water-borne Hepatitis E ... Read more...

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Hepatitis could kill 5 mn in Southeast Asia: WHO


July 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that over five million people are likely to lose life over the next decade due to viral hepatitis ... Read more...

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Four more kids die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar


June 5th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) Four more children have succumbed to suspected encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts since Monday taking the death toll to 23 in nine days, ... Read more...

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Encephalitis toll rises to 18


June 4th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 4 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis has killed three more children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts, taking the death toll in eight days to 18, officials said Monday.Nearly a ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 15 kids in Bihar


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis has killed 15 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts in the last week, officials said Saturday.The mosquito-borne disease, which claimed nearly 150 lives ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects against viral infections


May 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) You could protect yourself better against viral infections, especially during autumn and winter, with vitamin D supplementation, says a new study.Since vitamin D levels decrease during ... Read more...

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11,000 hit by hand-foot-mouth disease in China


March 31st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) More than 11,000 people have been affected and at least four have died from the infectious hand-foot-mouth disease in a Chinese province, health authorities said Saturday.During ... Read more...

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Celine Dion returns to singing


March 21st, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Celine Dion has been given the go-ahead by doctors to start recording her new album after the singer recovered from a nasty viral infection.Dion fell ill ... Read more...

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11 dead in Vietnam from hand-foot-mouth disease


March 15th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 15 (IANS) At least 11 people have died and more than 12,400 cases of hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease have been reported in Vietnam this year, a media report said ... Read more...

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Hazare dehydrated, asked to end fast (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Doctors Wednesday pleaded with Anna Hazare to end his three-day fast begun Tuesday, saying he was suffering from dehydration and could face kidney failure.A team ... Read more...

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Delhi to Mumbai: MPs debate, Anna protests Lokpal bill (Afternoon Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) India's parliament Tuesday began debating the contentious Lokpal bill as Anna Hazare began a three-day fast in Mumbai to demand a strong anti-corruption law ... Read more...

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Cold wave in Bihar ends encephalitis epidemic


December 27th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 27 (IANS) The cold wave sweeping across Bihar has proved to be a blessing in disguise for the authorities trying to control an epidemic of Japanese encephalitis in ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit discharged from hospital


December 12th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was admitted to a city hospital last week following high fever and viral infection, was discharged Monday, a close ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 3 kids in Bihar, toll at 92


December 8th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) Suspected Japanese encephalitis, which causes irritation and swelling of the brain, has claimed three more lives since Wednesday, taking the toll to 92 children in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit stable, to be discharged soon


December 7th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was admitted to a hospital following high fever and viral infection, is stable now and may leave hospital Thursday ... Read more...

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Two more kids die of encephalitis in Bihar, toll 85


November 17th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis, which causes irritation and swelling of the brain, has claimed the lives of 85 children in Bihar's Gaya district in the last two-and-a-half months, ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis kills 68 kids in Gaya


October 17th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) With six more deaths, Japanese encephalitis, a brain infection, has killed 68 children in Bihar's Gaya district in the last 50 days, an official said Monday.Six ... Read more...

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Early warning alerts our cells against invading bugs


October 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Like sensors in a bank vault, our cells too have their own early-warning system for intruders: deadly pathogens and viruses waiting to attack and infect us.Scientists ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 8 more kids in Bihar


October 13th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) Japanese encephalitis (JE) has claimed the lives of eight more children in the last five days in Bihar's Gaya district, taking the death toll in the ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis cases reported in Delhi


September 27th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Incidence of Japanese encephalitis (JE), a mosquito-borne viral infection, was reported from Delhi for the first time with four confirmed cases in the city, the ... Read more...

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Delhi Jal Board gets notice over contaminated supply


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over reported supply of contaminated water in some parts of ... Read more...

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Viral? Take precautions, say doctors


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Cough, runny nose and fever. Delhi's hospitals are teeming with patients complaining of these symptoms. Doctors are telling them not to panic as the viral ... Read more...

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India can draw inspiration from Nottingham win four years ago (Preview)


July 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham, July 28 (IANS) India should draw inspiration from their 87-run win here four years ago when the world's top Test team takes on England in the second cricket ... Read more...

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Injuries cost us dear: Dhoni


July 26th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said loss of key players to injuries midway through the first Test did not allow them to play to their ... Read more...

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Anderson takes five, England beat India by 196 runs (Roundup)


July 26th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Pacer James Anderson led with five wickets as India, save Suresh Raina's resolute 78, failed to defy the strong England attack and lost the first ... Read more...

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Raina, Dhoni hold fort for India after Tendulkar departs (Tea report)


July 25th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Sachin Tendukar yet again failed to leave his mark at Lord's but Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni held together the Indian innings in the ... Read more...

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England strike to claim three wickets at Lord’s (Lunch report)


July 25th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) India's hopes of drawing the first cricket Test rest on an ailing Sachin Tendulkar after England took a big step toward victory, claiming three important ... Read more...

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India face herculean task to save Lord’s Test (Roundup)


July 25th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A depleted India face an herculean task to save the first Test against England at Lord's after the hosts set them a record target ... Read more...

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Viral infection keeps Sachin indoors for two sessions (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is suffering from a viral infection and missed the first two sessions on the fourth day of the first cricket ... Read more...

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Viral infection keeps Sachin indoors on fourth day


July 24th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar did not take to the field at the start of play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test ... Read more...

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New test promptly tells bacterial, viral infections apart


June 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) The speed and accuracy with which certain tests can tell the difference between bacterial and viral infections, is extremely vital for the patient's recovery. Those common ... Read more...

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Virus causes hearing loss among newborns


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) A viral infection that causes hearing loss and intellectual disability in newborn babies is greatly under-diagnosed, a report said.Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection that ... Read more...

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Why does flu trigger asthma?


May 30th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) When asthmatic children are infected with flu, they often land in the hospital gasping for air. Researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston have found a previously ... Read more...

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Viral infection likely to encourage pneumonia spread: Study


April 11th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, according to a new study.The finding could have implications for the ... Read more...

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Promising target for AIDS vaccine identified


April 1st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have indicated that a section of the AIDS virus's protein envelope once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now ... Read more...

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