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‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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Who says cheap Indian generic medicines are fake? Not WHO


September 14th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior official in the union health ministry Friday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Female condom yet to gain acceptability


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) The female condom has not gained the kind of social acceptability in India it should have been six years after its launch but efforts are underway ... Read more...

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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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Climate change could push up risk of avian flu


August 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change, add to these the latest risk, increased ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... Read more...

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‘Seeds of Mahogany safe in treating diabetes’


August 17th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists in West Bengal claim that the seeds of the big leaf mahogany tree, that are used to treat diabetes in folk medicines, are non-toxic and ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines, better health services (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres and also plans to expand health services to small cities ... Read more...

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No new case of polio in 18 months: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) No new case of polio had been reported in the country in the last one and a half years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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To combat ’silent killers’, India to conduct survey


August 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from ... Read more...

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Anti-hepatitis A shot effective for 10 years


August 10th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) shots give infants immunity for least 10 years, according to latest research.The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV ... Read more...

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Man-made emissions will worse air pollution


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) Most of the global population will be exposed to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual, according to a newstudy.The average world ... Read more...

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Central, Delhi governments get notice on mobile phone towers


August 1st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the central and Delhi governments on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to bar installation of ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly stove a boon for rural women (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Juelkunti (Karnataka), July 25 (IANS) Time was when women of this village of 121 households had to daily trudge for considerable distances to gather firewood to light their stoves for ... 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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Permanent dental implants for toothless available (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from edentulism (missing all teeth in the jaw), on rise in India due to lack of hygiene and tobacco use, can now look forward ... Read more...

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Permanent dental implants for edentulism patients


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from edentulism (missing all tooth in the jaw) can now look forward to permanent dental implants which they do not have to rinse or ... Read more...

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Four die in Pakistan from deadly amoebic infection


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) At least four people have died in the port city of Karachi due to an amoebic infection caused by a deadly waterborne organism called naegleria fowleri, ... Read more...

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Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

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WHO staff injured in Pakistan (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, July 17 (IANS) Two World Health Organisation (WHO) officials were injured Tuesday after some unidentified men attacked a UN vehicle in a suburban area of Karachi city.According to police, ... Read more...

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Rights panel notice to Jharkhand over 22 workers’ deaths


July 11th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Jharkhand government over not compensating the next of the kin of 22 workers who ... Read more...

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56 Cambodian kids die of unknown disease


July 7th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 6 (IANS) At least 56 children have been killed by an unknown disease in Cambodia in the past three months, the ministry of health and the World ... Read more...

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Defence lab develops battlefield water purifier


July 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A portable water purifier that can be used by troops on the battlefield to quench their thirst from available surface water has been developed by ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Indian plant extracts may help treat diabetes


July 4th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated some Indian and Australian medicinal plant extracts that could potentially help manage diabetes. Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University of Technology have investigated 12 ... Read more...

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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

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WHO calls for universal health coverage in India


June 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India should work towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) India representative Nata Menabde declared Friday.Talking to media persons after WHO and ... Read more...

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Ready to assist encephalitis-hit Bihar: WHO


June 29th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation Friday said it was ready to provide all assistance to encephalitis-hit Bihar.Talking to reporters here, WHO India representative Nata Menabde said ... Read more...

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Australia to help India control rabies


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Experts from an Australian non-governmental organisation will collaborate with Indian health professionals on enhancing skills to carry out anti-rabies programmes.NGO Vets Beyond Borders will provide ... Read more...

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Spread awareness about polio: Minister to Bengal religious leaders


June 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed has appealed to West Bengal's community leaders to cut across faith lines and come together to raise awareness ... Read more...

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New polio cases in Pakistan alarms WHO


June 10th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over emergence of new polio cases in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, where around 150,000 children have reportedly not ... 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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