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22-year-old brain-dead Pune woman gives new lease of life to two

22-year-old brain-dead Pune woman gives new lease of life to two

20 Aug 2017 | 11:29 AM

Pune, Aug 20 (UNI) A 22-year-old woman, who was declared brain-dead at a private hospital in the city, has given a new lease of life to two people after her husband and parents consented to donate her organs to the needy.

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Professional dancer Lourd Vijay to start pan-India drive on kidney disease & organ donation

Professional dancer Lourd Vijay to start pan-India drive on kidney disease & organ donation

19 Aug 2017 | 11:18 AM

Mumbai, Aug 18 (UNI) Lourd Vijay, a professional dancer and Guinness World Record holder, who underwent a kidney transplant operation last year, is all set to drive his social responsibility initiative called 'Spreading Hope', a not for profit foundation, on a mission to raise nation-wide awareness on kidney disease and the importance of organ donation.

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Toll due to swine flu rises to 38 as one more patient succumbs

Toll due to swine flu rises to 38 as one more patient succumbs

18 Aug 2017 | 3:15 PM

Nashik, Aug 18 (UNI) With the death of one more patient, the toll due to swine flu has shot up to 38 in the last eight months.

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China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province

18 Aug 2017 | 1:57 PM

BEIJING, Aug 18 (Reuters) China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement today.

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CII Young Indians (Yi), IMA Goa state sign MoU for organ donation

CII Young Indians (Yi), IMA Goa state sign MoU for organ donation

17 Aug 2017 | 2:20 PM

Panaji, Aug 17 (UNI) Goa chapter of CII Young Indians (Yi), part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Indian Medical Association (IMA) Goa have come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a joint action plan for better planning and implementation for organ donation.

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Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle

Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle

16 Aug 2017 | 1:26 PM

MANILA, Aug 16 (Reuters) The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said today, as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of bird flu.

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India needs to build bigger registry of bone marrow doners: Expert

India needs to build bigger registry of bone marrow doners: Expert

11 Aug 2017 | 3:06 PM

Bengaluru, Aug 11 (UNI) With the country witnessing 20,000 children born with Thalassemia major, a life-threatening disorder every year, India needs to build a bigger registry of bone marrow doners, a noted expert today said.

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MR vaccine to launch on Aug 17

MR vaccine to launch on Aug 17

10 Aug 2017 | 12:55 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 10 (UNI) The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine will be launched in Telangana on August 18 after the state is targeted in the second phase of MR Vaccination campaign.

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Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk -study

Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk -study

09 Aug 2017 | 12:50 PM

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said today.

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Dengue cases reported in Puducherry : Health Director

Dengue cases reported in Puducherry : Health Director

08 Aug 2017 | 4:52 PM

Puducherry, Aug 8 (UNI) Cases of Dengue started reporting in Puducherry, Director of Health and Family Welfare service Dr K V Raman said here today.

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