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Indian scientists find safe drug against kala azar


September 10th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Indian scientists have found a safe orally-administered drug against kala azar, a disease that puts at risk an estimated 165.4 million people in Bihar, Jharkhand, West ... Read more...

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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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Russia to release Japanese POW records


August 29th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will release its records of nearly 580,000 Japanese prisoners who were in Siberian and Mongolian labour camps after World War II.According to the ... Read more...

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Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC


August 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic waste lying in and around the ... Read more...

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Ramadoss, eight others get bail in graft case


August 4th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss and eight other accused in a corruption case of illegally giving ... Read more...

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UP moves to make varsities tobacco-free


April 25th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Weeks after banning junk food in all schools in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday stepped up its 'mission' to make all degree colleges and ... Read more...

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CBI files second chargesheet in Uttar Pradesh health scam


April 4th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday named four people in its second charge heet filed in a Ghaziabad court in connection with alleged irregularities in the National ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... Read more...

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‘India has four lakh men who have sex with men’ (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there were four lakh men who have sex with men (MSM) in India and face a high ... Read more...

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Over 17 crore kids get polio vaccine


February 19th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeeen crore children aged under five were immunised Sunday in a natiowide polio vaccination campaign in India, which did not report even a single ... Read more...

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Copper surfaces reduce hospital infections: Experts


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) can be reduced by more than 70 percent by using copper alloys on surfaces which come frequently in contact with microbes, ... Read more...

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SC issues notice to government on clinical trials (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking investigation into illegal and unethical clinical trials of new drugs which ... Read more...

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‘India’s AIDS control mission a successful model’


February 6th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) In existence for nearly two decades, India's HIV-AIDS control mission has been the most successful global model to deal with the disease, the head of ... Read more...

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Ordeal ends for Norway NRI parents, uncle to get custody of kids


January 25th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The ordeal of an NRI couple whose two children were taken away by the Norwegian Childcare Services on grounds of "emotional disconnect" and "improper" upbringing ... Read more...

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Japanese company finds radiation traces in baby powder


December 7th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Traces of radioactive material have been found in Meiji baby formula in Japan, just several days after reports emerged of water leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... Read more...

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CBI files case in rural health programme scam in Uttar Pradesh


November 19th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday registered five cases relating to alleged bungling in the execution and implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ... Read more...

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CBI files case in rural health programme scam in Uttar Pradesh


November 19th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday registered five cases relating to alleged bungling in the execution and implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ... Read more...

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Mumbai marks World Diabetes Day


November 13th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) A walkathon, street play and several other events were held in the city Sunday on the eve of World Diabetes Day, with experts advising people to ... Read more...

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Will the Taj turn blue tonight?


November 13th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 13 (IANS) While many historical buildings across India will sport a blue look to support a campaign for creating awareness about diabetes Sunday evening, uncertainty about permission to ... Read more...

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Mumbai landmarks to turn blue for diabetes awareness


November 10th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Several important landmarks and monuments in Mumbai, as well as across the country, will sport a blue look Sunday to create awareness of the silent killer ... Read more...

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After condoms, HLL Life Care now turns to sanitary napkins


November 7th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7 (IANS) Condom manufacturer HLL Life Care Ltd, which accounts for more than 10 percent of the total global production, is now all set to produce sanitary napkins.The ... Read more...

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MBA student commits suicide


November 4th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) A 27-year-old MBA student, the daughter of a former director in the social welfare ministry, committed suicide by jumping off the fifth floor of her ... Read more...

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Cancer cases rise alarmingly in northeast: Experts


October 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 14 (IANS) Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects plea for dam oustees’ relief


July 27th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) Tuesday suffered a set-back after the Supreme Court rejected its plea for land for the landless displaced by construction of ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa reshuffles cabinet


June 27th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Nearly a month after forming her cabinet, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday inducted a new minister and reallocated the portfolios of some ministers.Governor Surjit ... Read more...

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Inadequate, say health activists of new anti-tobacco warnings


June 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) They say a picture is worth a thousands words. But if the opinion of health activists - and many youngsters - is anything to go ... Read more...

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UPA aims at women’s self-reliance: Sonia


May 11th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Stressing on women's role in nation building, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was making ... Read more...

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Standards for AYUSH medical colleges to be raised


May 10th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The qualification standards for medical colleges and hospitals that come under the department of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoepathy (AYUSH) will be ... Read more...

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Probe begins into recovery of foetuses in Bihar


April 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) A team from the union social welfare ministry Wednesday began a probe into the recovery of 16 foetuses, mostly females, in Bihar's Kishanganj district, an official ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine exceeding limit for infants found in Tokyo water


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 23 (ANI): The Tokyo metropolitan government has cautioned that infants should not be provided with tap water for drinking purposes because radioactive iodine exceeding the set limit for them has ... Read more...

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Over-limit radioactive materials found in 11 types of vegetable in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 23 (ANI): The Japanese Health Ministry has said that 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, have been found contaminated with radioactive materials extensively exceeding ... Read more...

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Tokyo tap water found to have radioactive iodine beyond Japan’s regulated standards


March 20th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 20 (ANI): Radioactive iodine beyond Japan's regulated standards has reportedly been detected in the tap water in Tokyo apparently because of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... Read more...

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Food imported from Japan to be tested for radiation


March 15th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India has decided to test all food imported from Japan for radiation in view of the two explosions at its Fukushima nuclear plant following the ... Read more...

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Family planning strategy to be tweaked


March 14th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The government is ready to reposition its family planning strategy by "focusing on maternal health" and not just population control, an official from health and ... Read more...

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