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Nearly 300 die of cholera in Sierra Leone: WHO


September 21st, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 18,000 cases of cholera have been reported in west Africa's Sierra Leone, and at least 273 people have died in the biggest outbreak since the ... Read more...

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900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

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Ebola claims three more lives in DR Congo, raising death toll to 14


September 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed three more lives, raising the total ... Read more...

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WHO closes office in Karachi


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has closed its office in Pakistan's Karachi city in the wake of recent attacks on UN doctors there.WHO's polio eradication campaign ... Read more...

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UN body sets residue limits on vet drug


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The United Nations food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine for animals, a ... Read more...

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Fruits and vegetables can prevent heart disease


July 5th, 2012 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 5 (IANS) Eating fruits and vegetables every day can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent, a World Health Organization (WHO) study showed.Death rates from ... Read more...

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Built-in dengue virus killer found in humans


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 24 (IANS) Scientists may have hit gold in their fight against dengue. They have located a human antibody that can neutralise and kill its virus within two hours. ... Read more...

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TERI’s Pachauri gets Mexican humanitarian award


June 18th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) The director general of India's The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), R.K. Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe ... Read more...

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Environmental factors behind bulging waistlines


June 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behaviour than genetics or individual choices, according to a new study. The research team, led by City ... Read more...

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SMART biochip can speedily detect flu virus


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) A new biochip - appropriately named SMART - can reliably and speedily detect the flu virus, can be carried in a first aid kit and can ... Read more...

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WHO lauds China’s smoking curbs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking."This year marks a milestone in ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy boosts presence in Africa with malaria drug


May 11th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 11 (IANS) Leading Indian drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories has boosted its presence in the emerging market of Africa, introducing its new malaria-fighting drug Synriam and setting up ... Read more...

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Gastric cancer cases rise in China


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.It is ... Read more...

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Vietnam hit by mystery skin disease


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, April 22 (IANS) A province in Vietnam has been hit by a mysterious skin infection that has already killed 19 people and affected more than 170, BBC reported.Vietnam will ... Read more...

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Russia to ban smoking indoors


April 21st, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is due to ban smoking in all enclosed spaces in an effort to stamp out the habit that kills up to 500,000 people every ... Read more...

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Ghana cholera toll rises to 21


April 19th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 19 (IANS) The toll in the cholera outbreak here in Ghana's capital has risen to 21. Over 1,500 cases of the disease have been reported, an official said.Ato ... Read more...

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India, US to boost health cooperation


April 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish ... Read more...

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Almost half of Brazilians overweight


April 11th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released ... Read more...

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Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells


April 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling and eliminating the scrouge worldwide, a new ... Read more...

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Better health increases age: World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by admin
By Professor (Dr) Susya Kant - CNS Special on World Health Day (CNS): In India, population more than 60 years of age in 2001 was 6.9% which is now increased to 8.3% (2011) ... Read more...

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Cholera epidemic kills 11 in Ghana


April 5th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 5 (IANS) At least 11 people have died from a fresh outbreak of cholera in Ghana's capital Accra in less than two weeks, Xinhua reported.Edward Antwi, deputy regional ... Read more...

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Cuba, WHO to cooperate on generic drugs


March 31st, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 31 (IANS) Cuba and the World Health Organization have signed an agreement for technology transfer and production of generic drugs.Health Minister Roberto Morales and visiting WHO Director General ... Read more...

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WHO praises Cuba’s health care system


March 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Anarfi Asamoa-Baah said he was impressed ... Read more...

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Japan gives 120 mn yen grant to fight polio


March 26th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Continuing support to the polio eradication initiative in India, the government of Japan Monday provided 120 million Yen (Rs.7.2 crore) grant to the UNICEF for ... Read more...

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Profiles of candidates for World Bank president


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for ... Read more...

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Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim to head World Bank


March 24th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANs) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated South Korean-born physician Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.Obama said Kim, president of Dartmouth College, has the development ... Read more...

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Indonesian kid smokes cigarettes since age four


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) An Indonesian boy has been smoking since he was four years old and gets through a pack of 20 cigarettes in just one day.Although his case ... Read more...

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Virus may infect America, warns health group


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An international agency working to improve health and living standards among the countries in the Americas has warned about the risk of the introduction of mosquito-borne ... Read more...

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Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A modified osteoporosis drug may prove to be a boon in fighting malaria, which works at very low concentrations and has no side-effects. Osteoporosis is the ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 free from cigarette smoke


February 28th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Feb 28 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) wants to ban smoking in fan zones of the Euro 2012 football competition as they see it as a perfect opportunity for ... Read more...

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Russia tests HIV vaccine


February 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Russia has successfully completed the first stage of clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, an official said Monday.The State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology, Vektor, ... Read more...

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African immigrant girls face sexual mutilation threat


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) In Spain, thousands of African immigrant girls are facing the danger of becoming victims of female genital mutilation, an ancestral practice that sub-Saharan immigrants have brought ... Read more...

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HIV drug now available as oral powder for children


January 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The HIV drug Viread will now be available in powder form for HIV positive children after its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration ... Read more...

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Mexican swine flu outbreak kills 29, infects nearly 1,500


January 28th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- An ongoing swine flu outbreak in Mexico has left at least 29 people dead and nearly 1,500 others infected, health officials confirmed on Saturday. Thousands more are ... Read more...

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28,000 die of HIV/AIDS in China


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 28,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in China in 2011, the health ministry said Saturday.The number of people living with HIV/AIDS rose by 40,000 ... Read more...

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