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Mosquitoes cause millions of deaths every year

Mosquitoes cause millions of deaths every year

09 Nov 2017 | 12:23 PM

Kolkata, Nov 9 (UNI) Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world, their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year.

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Drop in cases of plague in Madagascar: WHO

Drop in cases of plague in Madagascar: WHO

04 Nov 2017 | 5:54 PM

Geneva, Nov 4 (UNI) While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season would be critical as there was still a risk of potential further spread of the disease.

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Hepatitis C, a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus

Hepatitis C, a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus

01 Nov 2017 | 12:58 PM

Kolkata, Nov 1 (UNI) Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus: the virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.

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As India stares at breast cancer epidemic, CURA launches robotic device for early detection

As India stares at breast cancer epidemic, CURA launches robotic device for early detection

31 Oct 2017 | 5:02 PM

Chennai, Oct 31 (UNI) India was staring at a breast cancer epidemic and breast screening was virtually non-existent in India as one in 28 women get breast cancer and one in two die due to late detection, making survival one of the lowest in the world.

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Tuberculosis remains leading infectious killer

Tuberculosis remains leading infectious killer

31 Oct 2017 | 12:33 PM

Kolkata, Oct 31 (UNI) Global efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 per cent, according to the Global TB Report 2017, released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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India needs to invest in adolescent health to benefit from demographic dividend, say experts

India needs to invest in adolescent health to benefit from demographic dividend, say experts

27 Oct 2017 | 3:49 PM

New Delhi, Oct 27 (UNI) With more than 50 per cent adolescents and women in this country who are anaemic, India needs to invest in adolescent health if it wants to benefit from the demographic dividend, speakers said.

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Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic Axiron topical solution

Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic Axiron topical solution

26 Oct 2017 | 1:05 PM

Mumbai, Oct 26(UNI)Pharma Major Lupin said that it has received final approval for its Testosterone Topical Solution, 30 mg per actuation from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of Eli Lilly and company's Axiron Topical Solution, 30 mg per actuation.

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Eradication of polio within reach: UN health agency

Eradication of polio within reach: UN health agency

25 Oct 2017 | 6:21 PM

United Nations, Oct 25 (UNI) Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said on the World Polio Day.

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World Polio Day provides an opportunity to reflect on a year of progress towards a polio-free world.

World Polio Day provides an opportunity to reflect on a year of progress towards a polio-free world.

24 Oct 2017 | 5:52 PM

Kolkata, Oct 24 (UNI) World Polio Day provides an opportunity to reflect on a year of progress towards a polio-free world.

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Genome India Project  for North East launched

Genome India Project for North East launched

24 Oct 2017 | 5:35 PM

Imphal, Oct 24 (UNI) Genome India, a comprehensive data resource for population specific genetic variants which would enable development of personalized medicine with reduced side effects, a project for North East was launched here today at IBSD complex.

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Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

20 Oct 2017 | 1:42 PM

Chennai, Oct 20 (UNI) The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu today demanded that the outbreak of dengue epidemic in the state, which has claimed nearly 40 lives, should be declared as a 'Health disaster'.

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Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

17 Oct 2017 | 2:28 PM

Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI)Panacea Biotec a leading biotechnology company said that it has received the Certificate of GMP Compliance from State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control with Manufacturing Authorization for 22 medicinal products, including 4 oncology products for a period valid till June 24, 2020.

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UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

13 Oct 2017 | 1:09 PM

United Nations, Oct 13 (UNI) Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts have launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB.

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World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

12 Oct 2017 | 8:55 PM

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.

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Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

07 Oct 2017 | 5:56 PM

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.

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