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Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika

20 Apr 2018 | 7:09 PM

United Nations, Apr 20 (UNI) Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency has said after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.

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Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

20 Apr 2018 | 11:56 AM

Kolkata, Apr 20 (UNI) Sound scientific evidence shows that any exposure to asbestos fibres poses significant health risks.

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Nadda directs for comprehensive strategy to tackle leprosy, TB

Nadda directs for comprehensive strategy to tackle leprosy, TB

17 Apr 2018 | 6:47 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda directed for a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence, prevalence and surveillance aspects to eliminate leprosy at district level and reviewed Tuberculosis Control Programme on Tuesday.

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Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

14 Apr 2018 | 4:32 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI A team of doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) recently performed a rare Double Root Translocation Surgery to cure three-year Mohammed Aasim, from Safapora, Ganderbal in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

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WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

12 Apr 2018 | 2:25 PM

Kolkata, Apr 12 (UNI) WHO and UNICEF on Wednesday issued new ten-step guidance to
increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn
services.

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Northern Syria: access to primary health care gives hope to malnourished child

11 Apr 2018 | 12:52 PM

Damascus , Apr 11 (UNI) Sham was 6 months old when her worried mother, Ghadir, brought her to a health facility in the town of Al-Zafaranah, about 30 kilometres from her village in the embattled countryside
north of Homs, Syria.

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Take homoeopathy to masses in interior, remote places: Naidu

Take homoeopathy to masses in interior, remote places: Naidu

10 Apr 2018 | 7:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday asked everyone concerned to take
homoeopathy to the masses in the interior, remote places, where it is practically difficult to dispense medicines
owing to lack of logistics or limited resources.

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NCDs responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year

NCDs responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year

10 Apr 2018 | 12:17 PM

Copenhagen (Denmark), Apr 10 (UNI) Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year.

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Stop those baby wipes to prevent food allergy in kids: Study

09 Apr 2018 | 11:23 AM

Washington, Apr 9 (UNI) Giving a jerk to millions of new parents, who rely heavily on soap-laced tissue papers or rather baby wipes for the cleaning process of their little bundles of joy, a study recently found that a host of factors leading to food allergy in children majorly included use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin.

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World Health Day: Universal health coverage (UHC) – a fundamental human right

World Health Day: Universal health coverage (UHC) – a fundamental human right

07 Apr 2018 | 12:14 PM

Kolkata, Apr 7 (UNI) Universal health coverage (UHC) is central to improving health and well-being – a fundamental human right, said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, on the occasion of the World Health Day on Saturday.

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Health for All this World Health Day

Health for All this World Health Day

06 Apr 2018 | 7:20 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) The World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to spread global health awareness.

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Biodegradable, compostable tableware, packaging to replace plastic as popular option

Biodegradable, compostable tableware, packaging to replace plastic as popular option

06 Apr 2018 | 11:22 AM

Kolkata, Apr 06 (UNI) Today plastic waste is considered at the core of environmental pollution and climate change. The amount of trash, that continuous use of plastic, thermocol, and other non-biodegradable materials is piling up, is voluminous and is acting as a slow poison that has been introduced into our systems, be it marine, terrestrial or even our own bodies.

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Panel discussion on Indian Science and technology on Apr 17

04 Apr 2018 | 4:13 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 4 (UNI) The city-based B M Birla Science Centre is organizing a panel discussion on 'The State of Indian Science and Technology' at the G.

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New organ could help understand spread of cancer

New organ could help understand spread of cancer

29 Mar 2018 | 5:39 PM

New York, Mar 29 (UNI) Researchers believe they have discovered a new organ and it could be the body's biggest, according to an Euronews report.

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Stress, obesity may delay pregnancy in young couples: Dr Saroja Koppala

Stress, obesity may delay pregnancy in young couples: Dr Saroja Koppala

28 Mar 2018 | 5:01 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 28 (UNI) Stress and obesity might delay pregnancy in young couples, Nova IVI Fertility (NIF) consultant Dr Saroja Koppala said.

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