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WHO advises Deng Vaxia be used only in people previously infected with dengue

WHO advises Deng Vaxia be used only in people previously infected with dengue

Kolkata : Following a consultation of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that the dengue vaccine CYD-TDV, sold under the brand name Dengvaxia, prevents disease in the majority of vaccine recipients but it should not be administered to people who have not previously been infected with dengue virus. This recommendation is based […]

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Froome says asthma drug behind ‘adverse finding’

Froome says asthma drug behind ‘adverse finding’

UNDATED :  Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome said on Wednesday he followed medical advice by taking an increased dosage of asthma medication at the Vuelta a Espana in September. Cycling’s world governing body (UCI) has notified the Briton of an ‘Adverse Analytical Finding” from a urine sample taken after Stage 18 of the […]

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Majority of newborn deaths take place in developing countries

Majority of newborn deaths take place in developing countries

Kolkata : The vast majority of newborn death takes place in developing countries because of low access to healthcare. Most of these newborns die at home, without skilled care that could greatly increase their chances for survival. Skilled health care during pregnancy, childbirth and in the postnatal (immediately following birth) period prevents complications for mother and newborn, and allows […]

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Variety of organisms including different bacteria, fungi or viruses, can cause meningitis.

Variety of organisms including different bacteria, fungi or viruses, can cause meningitis.

Kolkata : A variety of organisms including different bacteria, fungi or viruses, can cause meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial form of meningitis, is a serious infection of the meninges that affects the brain membrane. It can cause severe brain damage and is fatal in 50 per cent of cases if untreated. Meningococcal meningitis, caused by […]

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Kangra records highest number of HIV cases

Kangra records highest number of HIV cases

Kangra:  Kangra has recorded the highest number of HIV+ cases of the 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh. With the state recording over 9,141 cases, Kangra topped the list with over 2,629 cases, followed by Hamirpur 1,824 HIV cases. During an awareness programme at Government Degree College at Matour on Tuesday, District AIDS Program Officer S […]

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Pancreatic stone disease witness increase in Kashmir

Pancreatic stone disease witness increase in Kashmir

Srinagar: As the number of pancreatic stone diseases has witness increase in the Kashmir valley, Ist Pancreatic Society of India (PSI) Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference impressed upon the need for extensive research in this field to help decrease the incidence and complications associated with the disease disorders.  A spokesman of the society said on Monday that […]

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Environmental health risks especially affect women and children

Environmental health risks especially affect women and children

Kolkata, Nov 20 : Environmental health risks especially affect women and children, because they are more vulnerable socially and because exposures to environmental contaminants create greater risks for children’s developing bodies and cognitive functions.   According to the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, modifiable environmental risk factors cause about 1.7 million deaths in children younger than […]

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AMRITA researchers find way to ‘burn’ liver cancer

AMRITA researchers find way to ‘burn’ liver cancer

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 : Researchers at Amrita Hospital in Kochi have turned a substance commonly found in bones into a potent weapon that can seek and kill tumor cells. Tiny particles of calcium phosphate, a bio mineral that is a natural constituent of the bone, when doped with similarly small iron particles, can become what […]

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Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security: UN report

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security: UN report

United Nations, Nov 11 ; Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world’s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency has said. “Good nutrition depends on raising awareness about healthy foods and choices, as well as efficient, […]

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This World Pneumonia Day, experts call for adult and pediatric vaccination against pneumonia

This World Pneumonia Day, experts call for adult and pediatric vaccination against pneumonia

Srinagar: This year on World Pneumonia Day, November 12, experts are stressing on the importance of preventing pneumonia, a serious respiratory infection for adults above 50years and for children under five. Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death amongst children under 5 years of age in the country and poses a life-threatening risk for older people. […]

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