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Annual incidence of head and neck cancers worldwide more than 550,000 cases

Annual incidence of head and neck cancers worldwide more than 550,000 cases

03 Dec 2018 | 11:43 AM

Kolkata, Dec 3 (UNI) The annual incidence of head and neck cancers worldwide is more than 550,000 cases with around 300,000 deaths each year.

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Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage

Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage

30 Nov 2018 | 1:20 PM

Kolkata, Nov 30 (UNI) Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease caused by a virus.

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World AIDS Day created to raise awareness about HIV and resulting AIDS epidemics

World AIDS Day created to raise awareness about HIV and resulting AIDS epidemics

29 Nov 2018 | 12:09 PM

Kolkata, Nov 29 (UNI) Fear, stigma and ignorance. That is what defined the HIV epidemic that raged through the world in the 1980s, killing thousands of people who may only have had a few weeks or months from diagnosis to death - if they even managed to be diagnosed before they died.

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World AIDS Day - an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in fight against HIV

World AIDS Day - an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in fight against HIV

26 Nov 2018 | 12:46 PM

Kolkata, Nov 26 (UNI) World AIDS Day is observed every year on December One, and it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), show their support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died.

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Newer innovative technologies can give Type I diabetics a normal life

Newer innovative technologies can give Type I diabetics a normal life

19 Nov 2018 | 11:08 AM

Kolkata, Nov 19 (UNI) Apollo Gleneagles Hospital has hosted a discussion on State of the Art Novel therapies in Type I Diabetes Mellitus in Childhood.

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People of age groups 46-60, 61 to 85 years have most cases of uncontrolled blood sugar: Report

People of age groups 46-60, 61 to 85 years have most cases of uncontrolled blood sugar: Report

16 Nov 2018 | 1:58 PM

New Delhi, Nov 16 (UNI) People of age groups 46 to 60 and 61 to 85 years have the most cases of uncontrolled blood sugar (HbA1c ≥6.

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Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease

Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease

16 Nov 2018 | 1:00 PM

Kolkata, Nov 16 (UNI) Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread
in all regions of WHO in recent years.

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Newborn care – Bengal shows the way

Newborn care – Bengal shows the way

15 Nov 2018 | 11:37 AM

Kolkata, Nov 15 (UNI) Newborn Care Week starts today in India. The Bengal Government has started several schemes for the welfare of newborns and infants. Infant mortality rate has reduced considerably, while institutional delivery has reached almost 100 per cent, according to a statement here today.

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Influenza virus can easily spread when people in close contact

Influenza virus can easily spread when people in close contact

14 Nov 2018 | 2:42 PM

Kolkata, Nov 14 (UNI) Influenza virus can easily spread when people are in close
contact or in contained spaces such as airports and planes for several hours.

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WAAW: Our time with antibiotics is running out

WAAW: Our time with antibiotics is running out

13 Nov 2018 | 1:21 PM

Kolkata, Nov 13 (UNI) Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 - Think Twice. Seek Advice

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 - Think Twice. Seek Advice

11 Nov 2018 | 11:59 AM

Kolkata, Nov 11 (UNI) World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12-18) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders

Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders

10 Nov 2018 | 12:18 PM

Kolkata, Nov 10 (UNI) The global burden of disease due to mental disorders continues to rise, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

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‘Necessary step’ towards universal health care made at UN conference

‘Necessary step’ towards universal health care made at UN conference

26 Oct 2018 | 11:26 AM

United Nations, Oct 26 (UNI) United Nations Member States have unanimously promised to strengthen primary health care, as an 'essential step' towards achieving universal health coverage for all.

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Poor hand hygiene leads to germ transmission

Poor hand hygiene leads to germ transmission

24 Oct 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Oct 24 (UNI) Poor hand hygiene leads to germ transmission including of those germs resistant to antibiotics.

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Psoriasis ranks as high as cancer or diabetes in terms of negative impact on quality of life: Study

Psoriasis ranks as high as cancer or diabetes in terms of negative impact on quality of life: Study

19 Oct 2018 | 1:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Psoriasis ranks as high as cancer or diabetes in terms of the negative impact on the quality of life, says a study.

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