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Thursday, February 26, 2015
In a study that threatens to overturn the popular history of one of the world’s greatest health disasters, scientists suggest that the bubonic plague had little to do with pest-ridden rats lurking...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Vaccine Center, Director Emory Vaccine Centre, Atlanta (US) and member of advisory committee for Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Rafi Ahmed on Tuesday said that Indian researchers, especially in...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the world is “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics which could be more dangerous than the Ebola crisis even as he laid out a vision to prepare for po...
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March 12, 2011
A panel of independent experts has harshly reviewed the World Health Organisation's handling of the 2009 epidemic of H1N1 swine flu, though it found no evidence supporting the most outlandish accus...
January 5, 2011
Australia's scientists are trying to wipe out dengue fever by a groundbreaking scheme of field trial that could save tens of thousands of lives each year, the Australian Associated Press rep...
November 14, 2010
Scientists have released three million genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to fight dengue fever.Batches of the male mosquitoes were released in a 40-acre area, from...
November 4, 2010
Study of the data on A-bomb survivors continues to throw surprises. An interesting analysis published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (25 October 2010) rev...
October 24, 2010
An aged person Kondala Tatayyalu of Mulakalapalli died due to diarrhoea on Friday night while undergoing treatment at his village. He was one of the 20 villagers who contacted diarrhoea when worke...
September 13, 2010
Even though the flood situation considerably improved in Badrachalam with the water level in Godavari river dropping below 40 feet at the temple town on Sunday evening, the unhygienic conditions i...
September 4, 2010
District Collector Peeyush Kumar on Friday inaugurated a platelet separation machine at the Rotary Red Cross Blood Bank in Gandhinagar. The new facility paves the way for single donor platel...
August 16, 2010
The intensive anti-dengue campaign launched by the Health Department and the Corporation authorities in the city, which completes its third phase tomorrow, is ending on a positive note with good pa...
July 22, 2010
Steps for checking the incidence of epidemics during the forthcoming monsoon were discussed at an official co-ordination meeting held here on Thursday.
The District Collector, A. Sugan...
June 16, 2010
Allaying fears of the A (H1N1) epidemic spilling over from Kerala, Director of Public Health R.T. Porkaipandian said on Wednesday that the government would soon set up swine flu desks at the Coimb...
January 18, 2011
India has a staggering burden of chronic disease arising from a variety of causes, but there is encouraging evidence to show that it can reduce both death and disability through effective lo...
December 16, 2010
The United Nations secretary-general plans to call for an independent commission to study whether U.N. peacekeepers caused a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 2,400 people in Haiti,...
November 12, 2010
The United Nations has sought nearly $164 millions to fight the outbreak of cholera in Haiti which has claimed 724 lives
October 25, 2010
Five cases of cholera were confirmed early Sunday in the capital of earthquake-shattered Haiti as the death toll from the disease climbed to 200.Imogen Wall, a spokesperson for the United N...
October 4, 2010
Recent flash floods and heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir have led to diarrhoea and cholera outbreak in at least seven districts of the state with more than 7,600 people taken ill, Jammu and...
September 6, 2010
Delhi reported 60 new dengue cases on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 1,295 so far this season. No death has been reported in the past 24 hours. “Delhi is facing its worst...
September 3, 2010
With the death of one more person, the toll due to diarrhoea has gone up to three in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, where 20 more patients have been admitted to the district hospital.
August 13, 2010
Residents of Jamia Nagar here have written to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and State Health Minister Kiran Walia asking them to initiate immediate action to contain the outbreak of dengue in...
June 22, 2010
Inclement weather over the past few weeks has triggered the spread of vector-borne diseases, particularly dengue and chikungunya. According to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, from J...
May 25, 2010
One woman from Devara Hubballi near Dharwad reportedly died of gastroenteritis at the district hospital in Dharwad on Monday. While two others have been admitted to hospital, there we...
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Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the subcontinent, as they made an impassioned plea to globalise compassion.