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Oral health-essential to general health and quality of life

Oral health-essential to general health and quality of life

16 Jul 2018 | 12:05 PM

Kolkata, Jul 16 (UNI) Oral health is essential to general health and quality of life.

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Leeches blood-clotting ability can help develop cures: Study

Leeches blood-clotting ability can help develop cures: Study

12 Jul 2018 | 11:29 AM

New Delhi, July 12 (UNI) Blood-feeding leeches have a suite of anticoagulant compounds they secrete from their salivary glands that prevent clotting.

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Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever spreads to humans by tick-bites

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever spreads to humans by tick-bites

04 Jul 2018 | 12:01 PM

Kolkata, Jul 4 (UNI) Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic (CCHF) fever spreads to humans either by tick-bites, or through contact with viraemic animal tissues during and immediately post-slaughter.

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Ischaemic heart disease and stroke, the world’s biggest killers

Ischaemic heart disease and stroke, the world’s biggest killers

30 Jun 2018 | 12:51 PM

Kolkata, Jun 30 (UNI) Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive lung disease and lower respiratory infections have remained the top killers during the past decade.

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Ringworm, a typically mild disease of  skin, scalp or nails caused by a fungus

Ringworm, a typically mild disease of skin, scalp or nails caused by a fungus

29 Jun 2018 | 1:23 PM

Kolkata, Jun 29 (UNI) Ringworm or Tinea is a typically mild disease of the skin, scalp or nails caused by a fungus.

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Govt bans Oxytocin from July 1, KAPL to produce for domestic use only

Govt bans Oxytocin from July 1, KAPL to produce for domestic use only

27 Jun 2018 | 3:07 PM

New Delhi, June 27 (UNI) The government has banned private manufacturers from manufacturing Oxytocin formulations for domestic use, with effect from July 1.

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Methaemoglobinaemia caused by decreased ability of blood to carry vital oxygen around body

Methaemoglobinaemia caused by decreased ability of blood to carry vital oxygen around body

27 Jun 2018 | 12:24 PM

Kolkata, Jun 27 (UNI) Methaemoglobinaemia caused by the decreased ability of blood to carry vital oxygen around the body.

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Scabies, a contagious skin infection that spreads rapidly in crowded conditions

Scabies, a contagious skin infection that spreads rapidly in crowded conditions

26 Jun 2018 | 11:36 AM

Kolkata, Jun 26 (UNI) Scabies is a contagious skin infection that spreads rapidly in crowded conditions and is found worldwide.

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Spinal injury associated with recreational use, such as diving into water.

Spinal injury associated with recreational use, such as diving into water.

25 Jun 2018 | 12:00 PM

Kolkata, Jun 25 (UNI) The most important water-related cause of spinal injury is associated with recreation, such as diving into water.

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Plague an infectious disease caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis

Plague an infectious disease caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis

24 Jun 2018 | 12:13 PM

Kolkata, Jun 24 (UNI) Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, a zoonotic bacteria, usually found in small mammals and their fleas.

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Arsenic highly toxic in its inorganic form

Arsenic highly toxic in its inorganic form

23 Jun 2018 | 11:41 AM

Kolkata, Jun 23 (UNI) Arsenic is a natural component of the earth’s crust and is widely distributed throughout the environment in the air, water and land.

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Mumbai nurse turns Metro heroine

Mumbai nurse turns Metro heroine

20 Jun 2018 | 7:20 PM

By Sanya Pandey Mumbai, June 20 (UNI) Priyanka, after a hard day at work, was waiting to board a metro from Mumbai’s Chakala metro station in the evening when she heard an announcement.

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Dioxins effects on human health

Dioxins effects on human health

20 Jun 2018 | 11:09 AM

Kolkata, Jun 20 (UNI) Dioxins are a group of chemically-related compounds that are persistent environmental pollutants (POPs).

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Diarrhoeal disease, second leading cause of death in children under five years old

Diarrhoeal disease, second leading cause of death in children under five years old

18 Jun 2018 | 1:04 PM

Kolkata, Jun 18 (UNI) Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around 525 000 children every year.

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Congenital anomalies important causes of infant and childhood deaths

Congenital anomalies important causes of infant and childhood deaths

13 Jun 2018 | 12:53 PM

Kolkata, Jun 13 (UNI) Congenital anomalies are important causes of infant and childhood
deaths, chronic illness and disability.

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