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Last updated: Oct 18 2017 07:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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3 swine flu cases detected till October 15 18.10.2017 DNA: Top News
Only three H1N1 cases were detected in the first two weeks of October. This year, in August the number of swine flu cases were 122 and in September there were 33 cases. Of the 33 cases last month, 27 cases were detected till September 15. The number of swine flu cases has gone down drastically. Within 15 days the city has recorded 124 dengue cases and 287 malaria cases in the month of October this year. Speaking about the H1N1 cases, Dr Mini Khetrepal, head of epidemiology cell, said, "It also depends upon the climatic changes in the season. A lot of variations can be seen in the climatic conditions. There has been a drastic drop in the number of swine flu cases this month compared to any other month this year. The data is only of those who are admitted in civic-run hospital. " According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health department, the city recorded 164 dengue cases in the first 15 days of September. As per the BMC's health department every year, there has been an increase in the ...
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Global Handwashing Day: Handwashing and caring go together 15.10.2017 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi , Oct 15 : Washing our hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading.
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Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers and Workers to Protect Against Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus 15.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
OAKLAND, Calif: Cal/OSHA is encouraging employers and workers at risk of exposure to the hepatitis A virus to review preventive measures posted online. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver disease, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and can be fatal in some cases. Outbreaks have been reported in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties.
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Growing antibiotic resistance cause for concern 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Hospitals in the city are seeing rising cases of antibiotic resistance for viral infections. According to the doctors, viral infections are turning non-resistant to the antibiotics prescribed by them. They said common viral infections such as pneumonia, typhoid, common cold, fever are resistant to the first line (most frequently prescribed) of antibiotics. "It is alarming that even for the most common infections, we have to start with higher generations of antibiotics. Some infections are extremely resistant even to multiple drugs," said Dr Sunil Karanth, chairman of critical-care services, Manipal Hospitals. According to doctors, bacteria develops resistance due to multiple reasons. Overexposure to antibiotics, pressure on healthcare professionals to prescribe medicines when not necessary and over-the-counter dispensing without prescription are among others. A study on drug dispensing practices at pharmacies in Bengaluru by Indian Journal of Pharmacology revealed that around half of the 200 pharmacies ...
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Private firm told to relocate migrant labourers 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Worker diagnosed with cholera
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Why do infant deaths vary between States? 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Why should States track child deaths?Infant mortality, the number of babies that die before their first birthday for every 1,000 live births, is a powerful indicator of the quality of life in a commun...
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Hepatitis A outbreak: State of emergency declared in California 14.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [USA] Oct. 14 : California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the wake of hepatitis A outbreak which has claimed at least 18 lives in the state till now.
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Yemen cholera outbreak kills 2,150 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The cholera outbreak in the war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record and over 2,150 people have died since April, said a UN official.
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California declares emergency amid Hepatitis A outbreak 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
California Governor Jerry Brown has declared emergency amid the deadly Hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state.
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Oral cholera vaccine: Hilleman Labs completes initial trials 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Aiming to develop affordable vaccines for global health, pharmaceutical firm Hilleman Laboratories on Friday said it has successfully completed the initial clinical trials of its novel oral cholera vaccine Hillchol.
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Mothers change voice quality when talking to babies 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While speaking to their babies, mothers tend to shift the timbre of their voice in a rather specific way, which could play an important role in baby's language learning as well as engaging their emotion, researchers say.
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AP CM reviews meeting on seasonal diseases, tribal health camp 13.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) , October 12 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday reviewed presentation on seasonal diseases and tribal health at the camp office in Vijayawada.
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Viral fever claims one more life in Chittoor district 12.10.2017 Hindu: National
Officials say situation in some villages is alarming
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Rain turns a threat to animal health in TS 12.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
543 cases of foot-rot across the State; the ‘1962’ EMRI service receives about 15,000 calls a day
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Two more cholera cases in district 12.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Two months after cholera cases were detected among migrant labourers in Mavoor, two more such cases have been reported from the district.According to V. Jayashree, District Medical Officer, the affect...
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Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying 12.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of "resilience".
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Only 26.3% wash hands before feeding their child: WaterAid India study 12.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The study also showed that women were more likely to wash their hands before preparing food and feeding
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Medical practitioners trained on Hep-C treatment 12.10.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Medical practitioners trained on Hep-C treatment
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Mass vaccination against cholera begins in Bangladesh Rohingya camps 10.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Nearly 200 medical teams in Bangladesh on Tuesday began one of the largest cholera vaccination campaigns in history, which involved the administration of some 900,000 doses to Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar and in the southeast of the country.
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Mass cholera vaccinations begin in Rohingya camps 10.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh today amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.Thousands of Rohingya men and women lined up in intense heat at makeshift health centres today, many with young children in their arms, to receive the oral vaccine against the disease.The UN is working with the Bangladesh government to vaccinate 650,000 people living in the sprawling camps against cholera, which spreads through dirty water and can kill if left untreated."These people lac
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