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Marburg virus disease often fatal for humans

Marburg virus disease often fatal for humans

04 Jun 2018 | 12:18 PM

Kolkata, Jun 4 (UNI) Marburg virus disease (MVD), formerly known as Marburg haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. Marburg virus is the causative agent of Marburg virus disease, a disease with a case fatality ratio of up to 88 per cent.

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Billions of people around world affected by noncommunicable diseases and mental disorders

Billions of people around world affected by noncommunicable diseases and mental disorders

02 Jun 2018 | 11:55 AM

Kolkata, Jun 2 (UNI) Billions of people around the world are affected by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental disorders at all stages of the life course, from childhood to old age.

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Breastfeeding, one of the foundations of child health, development and survival

Breastfeeding, one of the foundations of child health, development and survival

01 Jun 2018 | 1:14 PM

Kolkata, Jun 1 (UNI) Breastfeeding is one of the foundations of child health, development and survival, especially where diarrhea, pneumonia and undernutrition are common causes of under-5 mortality.

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Smoking has reduced – myth or truth?

Smoking has reduced – myth or truth?

31 May 2018 | 7:34 PM

Kolkata, May 31 (UNI) With the arrival of World No Tobacco Day, one question that looms large is whether smoking has actually reduced.

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World No Tobacco Day: WHO flags red signals for India

World No Tobacco Day: WHO flags red signals for India

31 May 2018 | 4:39 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (UNI) In the coming 24 hours, 2,739 people will lose their lives due to cancer caused by use of tobacco and other tobacco products, according to official data.

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53 pc smokers try unsuccessfully to quit, shows survey

53 pc smokers try unsuccessfully to quit, shows survey

31 May 2018 | 3:50 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (UNI) Fifty three per cent of smokers have unsuccessfully tried to quit smoking at some point in their life, data shows.

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Amitabh Bachchan is campaign ambassador of 'Horlicks Mission Poshan'

Amitabh Bachchan is campaign ambassador of 'Horlicks Mission Poshan'

31 May 2018 | 3:27 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (UNI) Horlicks, the iconic brand from GSK Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced the launch of 'Horlicks Mission Poshan' with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan as the campaign ambassador.

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Brett Lee urges Govt to mandate Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Brett Lee urges Govt to mandate Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

30 May 2018 | 4:01 PM

New Delhi, May 30 (UNI) Cricket legend and Cochlear's Global Hearing Ambassador, Brett Lee on Wednesday raised awareness about Universal New-born Hearing Screening (UNHS) at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and the need for early screening and intervention for children with profound hearing loss.

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An estimated 1 million-plus women worldwide currently living with cervical cancer

An estimated 1 million-plus women worldwide currently living with cervical cancer

28 May 2018 | 1:20 PM

Kolkata, May 28 (UNI) An estimated of one million-plus women worldwide are currently living with cervical cancer.

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Ebola virus disease, a severe, often fatal illness in humans

Ebola virus disease, a severe, often fatal illness in humans

25 May 2018 | 11:14 AM

Kolkata, May 25 (UNI) Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

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Niv: 11 die, 15 persons still undergoing treatment in Kerala dist

Niv: 11 die, 15 persons still undergoing treatment in Kerala dist

23 May 2018 | 2:06 PM

Kozhikode, May 23 (UNI) Even as 11 persons died due to the dreaded Nipah Virus (NiV), altogether 15 patients were still undergoing treatment due to it in different hospitals in this district.

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Seasonal influenza, an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses

Seasonal influenza, an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses

23 May 2018 | 11:53 AM

Kolkata, May 23 (UNI) Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world.

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Antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly serious threat to global public health

Antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly serious threat to global public health

22 May 2018 | 2:09 PM

Kolkata, May 22 (UNI) Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials and anthelmintics).

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First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

16 May 2018 | 12:04 PM

Kolkata, May 16 (UNI) Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services.

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WHO plans to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

WHO plans to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

15 May 2018 | 10:32 AM

Kolkata, May 15 (UNI) The World Health Organizatio (WHO) released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

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