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South African culls 260,000 birds so far to contain bird flu outbreak-minister

South African culls 260,000 birds so far to contain bird flu outbreak-minister

29 Jun 2017 | 1:20 PM

PRETORIA, Jun 29 (Reuters) South Africa has culled 260,000 birds so far to contain an H5N8 bird flu outbreak, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana told a news briefing today.

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Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in smokeless tobacco

Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in smokeless tobacco

28 Jun 2017 | 1:19 PM

TOKYO, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japan Tobacco Inc said today it hoped to catch up with Philip Morris International Inc in smokeless tobacco by expanding the number of smoke-free restaurants and public places that allow its vaping product.

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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

27 Jun 2017 | 2:28 PM

WINDHOEK, Jun 27 (Reuters) Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said today.

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Sun Pharma, NIV ink pact to fight Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue

Sun Pharma, NIV ink pact to fight Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue

27 Jun 2017 | 1:23 PM

Mumbai, Jun 27 (UNI) Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and The National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, an institution of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi today announced that they have signed an agreement for testing phytopharmaceutical, biologic and chemical entities developed by Sun Pharma against Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses.

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Non-communicable diseases kill 40-million people each year

Non-communicable diseases kill 40-million people each year

25 Jun 2017 | 4:19 PM

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40-million people each year, says World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Aarogyasri Trust holds cancer detection screening camps

Aarogyasri Trust holds cancer detection screening camps

23 Jun 2017 | 6:41 PM

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Telangana Aarogyasri Health Care trust, the flagship scheme of the state government with an aim to provide quality health care to poor is holding early cancer detection screening camps in rural areas in the state.

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Pilates fitness centre at Apollo Life

Pilates fitness centre at Apollo Life

23 Jun 2017 | 6:40 PM

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Apollo Life in association with Body Image, Mumbai launched Pilates Fitness Centre at its hospital here today.

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Ayurveda equally effective to cure fever: Bharatiya Chikitsa dept

Ayurveda equally effective to cure fever: Bharatiya Chikitsa dept

19 Jun 2017 | 3:18 PM

Kozhikode, Jun 19 (UNI) At a time when infectious diseases were spreading in Kerala which reported more than 100 deaths during the last few days, Bharatiya Chikitsa Department today said elaborate arrangements have been made to provide ayurveda treatment to patients in this district, which also proved equally effective as conventional medicine to cure fever.

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Country in severe need of bone donors: AIIMS

Country in severe need of bone donors: AIIMS

17 Jun 2017 | 1:41 PM

New Delhi, Jun 17 (UNI) There is an acute shortage of bone donation in the country, despite an increase in the organ donation over the past few years.

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Kerala in  grip of fever outbreak, 101 die since Jan 2017

Kerala in grip of fever outbreak, 101 die since Jan 2017

15 Jun 2017 | 12:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 15 (UNI) More than 1.

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Health Ministry launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) to reduce child deaths

Health Ministry launches Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) to reduce child deaths

14 Jun 2017 | 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) To reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) and will hold intensified community awareness campaigns on hygiene and promotion of ORS and zinc therapy at state, district and village levels.

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2 pc of one lakh children born with PID get right treatment: Hematologist

2 pc of one lakh children born with PID get right treatment: Hematologist

13 Jun 2017 | 4:59 PM

Chennai, Jun 13 (UNI) About 2 per cent of one lakh children born with Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) get the right treatment and this condition is still not known among the medical fraternity and public, Apollo Hematologist Dr Revathi Raj said today.

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Donated blood in Kashmir not safe for transfusion: DAK

Donated blood in Kashmir not safe for transfusion: DAK

13 Jun 2017 | 4:42 PM

Srinagar, Jun 13 (UNI) Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that donated blood in Kashmir was not safe for transfusion as Kashmir continued to use traditional methods thus jeopardising the safety of patients through blood transfusion when several states in India have adopted NAT to screen blood.

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Tobacco use drops from 34.6 pc in '09-10 to 28.6 pc in '16-17

Tobacco use drops from 34.6 pc in '09-10 to 28.6 pc in '16-17

12 Jun 2017 | 4:15 PM

New Delhi, June 12 (UNI) In heartening news, tobacco usage has decreased by six percentage points from 34.

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India’s largest e-blood bank coming up in New Town

India’s largest e-blood bank coming up in New Town

12 Jun 2017 | 1:25 PM

Kolkata, Jun 12 (UNI) India’s largest e-blood bank is coming up in New Town, on the outskirts of the city.

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Einstein's theory provides new technique to size up stars

Einstein's theory provides new technique to size up stars

08 Jun 2017 | 3:04 PM

By Irene Klotz

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, Jun 8 (REUTERS) Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein's century-old theory of relativity - using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun.

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Hookah smoking more cancerous than cigarettes: DAK

Hookah smoking more cancerous than cigarettes: DAK

07 Jun 2017 | 5:19 PM

Srinagar, Jun 7 (UNI) Dispelling the misconception of hookah being safer option for smoking, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said it (hookah) smoke has higher cancerous potential than cigarette smoke.

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Punjab to establish two Ayush hospitals: Brahm Mohindra

Punjab to establish two Ayush hospitals: Brahm Mohindra

07 Jun 2017 | 3:47 PM

Chandigarh, Jun 7 (UNI) Punjab Government has decided to establish two AYUSH hospitals with the capacity of 50 beds each under AYUSH mission scheme and the standardise health services of indoor and outdoor of ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy would also be provided in these hospitals.

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Human clinical trials for Chikungunya vaccine underway: Bharat Biotech

Human clinical trials for Chikungunya vaccine underway: Bharat Biotech

06 Jun 2017 | 7:02 PM

Hyderabad, Jun 6 (UNI) Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech has said the first phase of human clinical trials of Chikungunya vaccine are underway to evaluate it's safety , tolerance and immunogenicity.

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Puerto Rico declares Zika outbreak over, CDC maintains travel warning

Puerto Rico declares Zika outbreak over, CDC maintains travel warning

06 Jun 2017 | 1:07 PM

By Julie Steenhuysen Undated, Jun 6 (Reuters) Puerto Rico declared that the 2016 Zika epidemic is over, saying transmission of the virus that can cause birth defects when pregnant women are exposed has fallen significantly.

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NOTTO enables two patients to live again

NOTTO enables two patients to live again

05 Jun 2017 | 3:22 PM

Thane, Jun 5 (UNI) National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), which works towards allocation and distribution of organs and tissues, has enabled life-saving transplants on two recipients in Mumbai.

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57 kids with clubfoot cured in Mizoram

57 kids with clubfoot cured in Mizoram

04 Jun 2017 | 6:59 PM

Aizawl, Jun 4 (UNI) Since its inception in 2012, the Cure Clubfoot Mizoram (CCFM) has cured 57 children with clubfoot in the state.

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Eight lakh new cancer cases diagnosed in India every year: Oncologists

Eight lakh new cancer cases diagnosed in India every year: Oncologists

03 Jun 2017 | 4:27 PM

Vijayawada, Jun 3 (UNI) The Cancer is spreading rapidly in India as about eight lakh new cancer cases are diagnosed every year while 5.

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Get that Heart Rhythm Right, MMM introduces 3D mapping system

Get that Heart Rhythm Right, MMM introduces 3D mapping system

03 Jun 2017 | 1:38 PM

Chennai, Jun 3 (UNI The Madras Medical Mission (MMM), leading multi-speciality hospitals, today announced the introduction of 3D–Electroanatomical Mapping System of the Heart–EnSite Precision, a technology that could control and cure heart rhythm abnormalities with the highest levels of accuracy.

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Govt giving close watch on Zika situation

Govt giving close watch on Zika situation

02 Jun 2017 | 5:10 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (UNI) Health authorities are keeping a close watch on the situation in Gujarat where three of the 36,613 human samples tested positive for the presence of Zika virus as confirmed by laboratory cases reported from Ahmedabad.

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Nashik city in grip of Swine flu

Nashik city in grip of Swine flu

02 Jun 2017 | 1:07 PM

Nashik, Jun 2 (UNI) One more swine flu patient, who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital, has died here taking the toll to 26 since January 2017.

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Malaria cases in Nagaland on increase, preventive measures to be taken

Malaria cases in Nagaland on increase, preventive measures to be taken

29 May 2017 | 4:02 PM

Kohima, May 29 (UNI) Following the reports of increasing number of malaria cases in the State, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) has announced to carry out Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) spray as a preventive measure.

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4000 teens at 18 years age trying first cigarette every day

4000 teens at 18 years age trying first cigarette every day

29 May 2017 | 12:11 PM

Hyderabad, May 29 (UNI) Almost 4000 teens under the age of 18 are trying their first cigarette every day and up to 1000 kids per day are prone to become daily cigarette smokers, according to a survey.

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Diabetics should take precautions while fasting during Ramadan

Diabetics should take precautions while fasting during Ramadan

28 May 2017 | 3:30 PM

Mumbai, May 28 (UNI) Diabetics, who observe fast during Ramadan, the holiest month of Muslims which commenced today, should take precautions and some important measures need to be undertaken before one starts fasting, medical fraternity said.

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Mumbai sees 20 organ donations in five months

Mumbai sees 20 organ donations in five months

25 May 2017 | 3:12 PM

Thane, May 25 (UNI) Mumbai witnessed its 20th cadaver organ donation this month when the family of a 24-year-old brain-dead girl, consented to donate her heart, kidneys and liver.

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