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China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

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China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

Beijing:  Is China covering up an AIDS epidemic?  The news that China is going to get more HIV positive people on ‘traditional’ and ‘affordable’ traditional Chinese medicine is causing concern among the HIV-AIDS community worldwide. China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of […]

Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

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Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

Aizawl: Has Mizoram become a dengue endemic area? In the past year 649 people have been recorded with dengue, the majority of them being from the capital Aizawl. So far no deaths have been attributed to dengue. Dengue has affected at least 649 people in Mizoram since February 2016 till last month, according to the […]

Rant against Smoking!

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Rant against Smoking!

Sir, Yesterday, when I was waiting for an autorickshaw near Boring Road I saw a group of boys around 16 to 20 years age dressed shabbily which they pretend to be cool, were smoking proudly. How tragic it is that about 13 lakh people in India die every year due to diseases related to smoking […]

Quack, killer of 3 women arrested!

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Quack, killer of 3 women arrested!

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand: Prem Kumar, a quack, posing as a surgeon is finally arrested. He evaded arrest for a month, after his pregnant patient bled to death on December 5, 2016. He was arrested at night near his so-called nursing home and packed off to Hazaribagh central jail (Jan 4). Kumar had a thriving practice at […]

GIWA, let’s WASH up in Bihar!

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GIWA, let’s WASH up in Bihar!

Bihar fares poorly in terms of Water, sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) indicators. Only 0.79 per cent of the state’s villages are open-defecation free (ODF), under the Union Government’s flagship campaign Swachh Bharat Mission. while Bihar’s coverage under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme is much better at 46.64 per cent, but it is much lower […]

Cancer awareness is Critical

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Cancer awareness is Critical

Sir, Millions of cancer cases are reported every year in India as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that in 2016 the total number of new cancer cases is expected to be around 14.5 lakh and the figure is likely to reach nearly 17.3 lakh new […]

Bird Flu wipes out annual Indira Death Observation at Shakti Sthal

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Bird Flu wipes out annual Indira Death Observation at Shakti Sthal

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination anniversary programme will not be held at Shakti Sthal this year as it is closed in view of bird flu scare, the Congress said in a statement. Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary is observed on October 31, 2016. “Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s martyrdom day programme on October 31 will […]

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Quack kills three with ‘diabetes cure’

Beware of quacks posing as  ‘doctors’!  A self-styled doctor and three of his patients died in a south Indian village after drinking a poisonous herbal medicine which he claimed cured diabetes and hypertension, officials said on Tuesday (Oct 25). Another patient is in a critical condition at a government-run hospital after they drank the concoction […]

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

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Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI – New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday (Oct 19), a month after India declared itself free of the disease. Riaz Khan zoo  spokesperson said tests had confirmed the birds died of the H5 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. […]

WHO warns: watch out for Zika!

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WHO warns: watch out for Zika!

Watch out India! Zika infections are “highly likely” to keep spreading across Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide, at least 19 […]

Now India must tackle Post Polio Syndrome

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Now India must tackle Post Polio Syndrome

With polio now occurring in just two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan — investments in medical aid and healthcare are now deemed urgent for polio survivors as they battle the onset of the post-polio syndrome (PPS) decades after first contracting the disease. PPS is a condition with new muscle weakness or general tiredness in persons […]

Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

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Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

Sri Lanka is ‘Malaria Free. ’ Experts and authorities attribute Sri Lanka’s success in eliminating malaria from the island to a concerted effort by multiple programmes acting in concert with a robust national healthcare system. The fight against malaria took 25 years. Hemantha Herath, deputy director of Sri Lanka’s anti malaria campaign, says that case […]

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