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123 die of swine flu in Mah since January

123 die of swine flu in Mah since January

Nashik, Apr 20 (UNI) As many as 123 patients have died of swine flu in Maharashtra since January while 631 positive case were reported, State Survey (epidemics) officer Dr Pradeep Atute said.
Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Dr Atute said more cases of swine flu were reported from Western and Northern parts of the state.
Thousands of people have lost their lives due to the endemic in the state since 2009, Dr Atute said.
He said,'The highest number of swine flu deaths were reported in 2009 and 2015.
Preventive methods can stall the disease.
The fluctuations in temperature could be one cause for the spurt in H1N1 deaths.
' Dr Bilolikar, who is medical consultant to Health Minister Deepak Sawant, said measures are being taken to contain the disease.
The Minister has established an awareness committee which will hold workshops in all district hospitals, sub-hospitals and primary health centres.


Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, July 25 (Reuters)  Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization data analysed by Reuters.


IMA organises 'Kidney Update 2017'

Panaji, Jul 24 (UNI) State-level CME Kidney Update 2017 event, organised by Indian Medical Association (IMA) Goa, saw experts from all over India and Spain sharing knowledge with Goan doctors about how to manage better patients with kidney ailments.


HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

LONDON, Jul 22 (Reuters) HIV experts at an international conference starting today are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS.


Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Jul 20 (Reuters) The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005, the United Nations said today.


Republican Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

Undated, Jul 20 (Reuters) US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor following surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.