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Around 650 000 people die of respiratory  diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

Around 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

15 Dec 2017 | 12:54 PM

Kolkata, Dec 15 (UNI) Around 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory
diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization and global
health partners.

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WHO advises Dengvaxia be used only in people previously infected with dengue

WHO advises Dengvaxia be used only in people previously infected with dengue

14 Dec 2017 | 1:54 PM

Kolkata, Dec 14 (UNI) Following a consultation of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine
Safety, the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that the dengue vaccine CYD-TDV, sold
under the brand name Dengvaxia, prevents disease in the majority of vaccine recipients but
it should not be administered to people who have not previously been infected with dengue
virus.

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Majority of newborn deaths take place in developing countries

Majority of newborn deaths take place in developing countries

12 Dec 2017 | 1:09 PM

Kolkata, Dec 12 (UNI) The vast majority of newborn death takes place in
developing countries because of low access to healthcare.

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Variety of organisms including different bacteria, fungi or viruses, can cause meningitis.

Variety of organisms including different bacteria, fungi or viruses, can cause meningitis.

09 Dec 2017 | 2:40 PM

Kolkata, Dec 9 (UNI) A variety of organisms including different bacteria, fungi or viruses, can cause meningitis.

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Immunization saves millions of lives in World

08 Dec 2017 | 4:28 PM

Kolkata, Dec 8 (UNI) Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely
recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health
interventions.

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Dengvaxia,  a live recombinant tetravalent dengue vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur

Dengvaxia, a live recombinant tetravalent dengue vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur

05 Dec 2017 | 12:43 PM

Kolkata, Dec 5 (UNI) There continues to be a strong public health need for effective preventive interventions against dengue, a disease caused by four viruses, termed serotypes 1-4.

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Consulting a dermatologist and discarding over the counter products lead to a healthy skin

04 Dec 2017 | 4:23 PM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) With growing incidence of diabetes, skin problems related to it are also increasing in an alarming rate.

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Bengal Govt committed to the welfare of HIV+ people

Bengal Govt committed to the welfare of HIV+ people

01 Dec 2017 | 3:16 PM

Kolkata, Dec 1 (UNI)The West Bengal Government is committed to the
welfare of HIV+ people and among the schemes started by Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee for the people of the state are several welfare schemes
and programmes for AIDS and HIV patients as well.

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World AIDS day celebrated every year all over world on Dec 1 to raise public awareness about AIDS

World AIDS day celebrated every year all over world on Dec 1 to raise public awareness about AIDS

30 Nov 2017 | 11:56 AM

Kolkata, Nov 30 (UNI) World AIDS day is celebrated every year all over
the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about AIDS
(Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome).

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MoHFW, others jointly launch initiative for hypertension management

MoHFW, others jointly launch initiative for hypertension management

30 Nov 2017 | 11:54 AM

Mumbai, Nov 30 (UNI) The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), in association with Department of Health Research (DHR) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has launched the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) here.

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Kangra records highest number of HIV cases

29 Nov 2017 | 11:53 AM

Kangra, Nov 29 (UNI) Kangra has recorded the highest number of HIV+ cases of the 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh.

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Environmental health risks especially affect women and children

Environmental health risks especially affect women and children

20 Nov 2017 | 12:35 PM

Kolkata, Nov 20 (UNI) Environmental health risks especially affect women
and children, because they are more vulnerable socially and because
exposures to environmental contaminants create greater risks for children’s developing bodies and cognitive functions.

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Pancreatic stone disease witnesses increase in Kashmir

Pancreatic stone disease witnesses increase in Kashmir

20 Nov 2017 | 12:31 PM

Srinagar, Nov 20 (UNI) As the number of pancreatic stone disease witnesses increase in Kashmir valley, Ist Pancreatic Society of India (PSI) Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference impressed upon the need for extensive research in this field to help decrease the incidence and complications associated with the disease disorders.

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Cipla Receives Final Approval for Generic Pulmicort Respules

Cipla Receives Final Approval for Generic Pulmicort Respules

17 Nov 2017 | 1:23 PM

Mumbai, Nov 17(UNI) Pharma major, Cipla Ltd, today said that it
has received final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application
(ANDA) for Budesonide Inhalation Suspension, 0.

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Asthma one of major noncommunicable diseases

Asthma one of major noncommunicable diseases

16 Nov 2017 | 2:50 PM

Kolkata, Nov 16 (UNI) Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person.

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