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Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

13 Jan 2018 | 12:16 PM

Kolkata, Jan 13 (UNI) Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans: cystic echinococcosis (also known as hydatidosis) and alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, respectively.

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20 die of tobacco related diseases a day in Karnataka ; GATS-2 Survey

20 die of tobacco related diseases a day in Karnataka ; GATS-2 Survey

11 Jan 2018 | 3:02 PM

Bengaluru, Jan 11 (UNI) Atleast 20 people die in Karnataka every day due to tobacco related diseases with cancer being the main scourge, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2).

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Crop pesticides can cause health hazards

Crop pesticides can cause health hazards

10 Jan 2018 | 1:51 PM

Kolkata, Jan 10 (UNI) Pesticides used to protect crops against insects, weeds, fungi and other pests are potentially toxic to humans and can have both acute and chronic health effects, depending on the quantity and ways in which a person is exposed.

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ICMR puts Cancer Cases at 3.9 million in 2016; experts dismay over its increase in India

ICMR puts Cancer Cases at 3.9 million in 2016; experts dismay over its increase in India

09 Jan 2018 | 12:06 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 9 (UNI) Experts are dismayed at the increasing incidence of cancers in India and in Kerala even as the fate of 85 per cent tobacco product pictorial pack warnings - a life-saving tobacco control measure - hangs fire.

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Palliative care improves quality of life of patients and their families

Palliative care improves quality of life of patients and their families

08 Jan 2018 | 11:52 AM

Kolkata, Jan 8 (UNI) Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality
of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness.

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Earth to be closest point to Sun on Wednesday: PS Director

Earth to be closest point to Sun on Wednesday: PS Director

02 Jan 2018 | 6:38 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 2 (UNI) Planet Earth will be at closest point to Sun in its annual elliptical orbit around Sun at 0.

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Trachoma: Infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

Trachoma: Infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

27 Dec 2017 | 2:47 PM

Kolkata, Dec 26 (UNI) Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

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Two crore children to be fed vitamin A plus capsule today

Two crore children to be fed vitamin A plus capsule today

23 Dec 2017 | 8:23 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman Dhaka, Dec 23 (UNI) National Vitamin-A Plus campaign would be observed on Saturday across the country to feed vitamin-A Plus capsule to over 2.

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Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health

Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health

23 Dec 2017 | 4:05 PM

Kolkata, Dec 23 (UNI) Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.

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Annual Indian Science Congress from Jan 3, 2018 postponed

22 Dec 2017 | 2:09 PM

Bengaluru, Dec 22 (UNI) The much anticipated Annual Science jamboree
the Indian Science Congress (ISC) scheduled to be organised by the Osmania
University in Hyderabad will give amiss to its routine inaugural
date of January 3 next year.

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Depression: a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected

Depression: a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected

21 Dec 2017 | 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Dec 21 (UNI) Depression is a common illness worldwide, with
more than 300 million people affected.

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Soil-transmitted helminth infection among most common infections worldwide

Soil-transmitted helminth infection among most common infections worldwide

20 Dec 2017 | 12:52 PM

Kolkata, Dec 20 (UNI) Soil-transmitted helminth infections are among the
most common infection worldwide and affect the poorest and most
deprived communities.

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Around 25 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide each year

Around 25 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide each year

19 Dec 2017 | 2:40 PM

Kolkata, Dec 19 (UNI) Around 25 million unsafe abortions were estimated to have taken place worldwide each year, almost all in developing countries
Among these, 8 million were carried out in the least- safe or dangerous conditions, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

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ITCOocean to be esablished as C2C, Agreement to be signed with UNESCO

16 Dec 2017 | 6:15 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 16 (UNI) International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography
(ITCOocean), hosted at the Hyderabad-based ESSO-INCOIS (ESSO-Indian National Centre
for Ocean Information Services) campus, will be established as a Category-2 Centre (C2C)
through an agreement to be signed with UNESCO.

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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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