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Nipah: govt steps up disease surveillance 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The government has stepped up surveillance and containment measures following the Statewide alert issued by the Health Department in the wake of the
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Haryana to release mosquito fish in water bodies to control larvae 21.5.2018 General News
The Haryana government will release mosquito fish Gambusia in water bodies in rural and urban areas to prevent and control the spread of vector-borne diseases in the state, a senior official said today. Haryana Chief Secretary D S Dhesi said the decision is a part of measures taken to contain vector-borne diseases. The move comes ahead of the beginning of the peak season for vector-borne diseases between mid-July and November. Listing other measures, he said fogging machines would be purchased for all district wards and villages. He directed chief medical officers and district officers to procure the machines within 15 days through the government e-marketplace portal. At least one fogging machine would be installed on one vehicle at district headquarters and the health department would provide medicine and calendar related to fogging, he said. Campaigns would be launched by Urban Local Bodies Department, Panchayati Raj Department, Haryana Urban Development Authority and others to .
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140 cases of diarrhoea recorded in Hyderabad 21.5.2018 General News
With temperatures rising in the city, Hyderabad has witnessed a surge in diarrhoea cases and hospitals in the city are chock-a-block due to the same.As summer is also a season of vacation, people tend to go out with their family and have junk food more. As street foods are mostly unhygienic, this leads to people suffering from a variety of symptoms under diarrhoea .Dr. Shankar, the superintendent of Government Fever Hospital, explained the rise of diarrhoea cases in this summer." Diarrhoea cases are becoming more common in this summer as people are taking unfiltered water. For example, people are even fond of taking ice which is mixed in sugarcane juices and this ice is not be prepared with purified water. When they drink this, it leads to vomiting, abdomen pain and loose motions which is known as called as gastroenteritis. This month, we have witnessed 140 diarrhea cases so far. A large number of cases have been registered here (in Government Fever Hospital)," he said."Another ...
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Your toothpaste can fight lung disease 21.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined with an already FDA-approved drug.
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Novel bacteria can turn plants into valuable chemicals 20.5.2018 General News
Scientists - including one of Indian origin - have created bioengineered bacteria that can break down plant components into valuable chemicals required to manufacture products like nylon, plastics and pharmaceuticals, which are currently derived from petroleum. Economically and efficiently converting tough plant matter, called lignin, has long been a stumbling block for wider use of the energy source and making it cost competitive. Piecing together mechanisms from other known lignin degraders, Seema Singh and colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories in the US, have engineered E coli into an efficient and productive bioconversion cell factory. Lignin is the component of plant cell walls that gives them their incredible strength. It is brimming with energy, but getting to that energy is so costly and complex that the resulting biofuel can not compete economically with other forms of transportation energy. Once broken down, lignin has other gifts to give in the form of valuable ...
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3D-printed smart gel can move objects underwater 20.5.2018 General News
Scientists have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can walk underwater, grabs objects and move them, an advance that may lead to soft robots which mimic sea animals like the octopus. It may also lead to artificial heart, stomach and other muscles, along with devices for diagnosing diseases, detecting and delivering drugs and performing underwater inspections. Soft materials like the smart gel are flexible, often cheaper to manufacture than hard materials and can be miniaturised. Devices made of soft materials typically are simple to design and control compared with mechanically more complex hard devices. "Our 3D-printed smart gel has great potential in biomedical engineering because it resembles tissues in the human body that also contain lots of water and are very soft," said Howon Lee, an assistant professor at Rutgers University in the US. "It can be used for many different types of underwater devices that mimic aquatic life like the octopus," said Lee. The study, published in the
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What is hepatitis control all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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What is hepatitis control is all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Dogs born in summers more likely to suffer heart disease 19.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Owing to higher level of outdoor air pollution during summers, dogs born during this time are more likely to be at higher risk of heart disease, according to a study.
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Death by slow poisoning 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Priyanka Pulla finds that despite alarms having been sounded over decades, the State government has moved at a glacial pace to tackle the crisis, while people struggle to cope with the symptoms
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Antibacterial in toothpaste may combat severe lung disease: Study 18.5.2018 General News
Researchers have found that a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) when combined with a drug.
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Toothpase ingredient may combat severe lung disease: Study 18.5.2018 General News
A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, when combined with an already approved drug, a study has found. Researchers at Michigan State University in the US have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with antibiotic tobramycin, it kills the cells that protect the cystic fibrosis (CF) bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by up to 99.9 per cent. CF is a genetic disease with one in every 2,500 to 3,500 people diagnosed with it at an early age, according to the study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. It results in a thick mucus in the lungs, which becomes a magnet for bacteria, researchers said. These bacteria are notoriously difficult to kill because they are protected by a slimy barrier known as a biofilm, which allows the disease to thrive even when treated with antibiotics. "The problem that we are really tackling is .
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Toothpaste - An offbeat warrior against lung disease 18.5.2018 General News
Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease.According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined with an already FDA-approved drug.The researchers have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with an antibiotic called tobramycin, it kills the cells that protect the CF bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by up to 99.9 percent.CF is a common genetic disease with one in every 2,500 to 3,500 people diagnosed with it at an early age. It results in thick mucus in the lungs, which becomes a magnet for bacteria.These bacteria are notoriously difficult to kill because they are protected by a slimy barrier known as a biofilm, which allows the disease to thrive even when treated with antibiotics."The problem that we're really tackling is ...
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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AMC gears up for monsoon 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) held a meeting on Wednesday to review their monsoon preparedness. The meeting was attended by post holders of the civic body who discussed pre-monsoon action plan. Giving details about the civic body's action plan, Mayor Gautam Shah said: "We will make sure that citizens do not suffer during this monsoon. We will wrap up all the road and digging work by the end of the month. We have initiated cleaning of 42,111 catch-pits, and in the first round, 38,886 pits have been cleaned. By June 15, the remaining catch-pits will be cleaned." The AMC said that 20 control rooms would function across the city, including one main control room, during this monsoon. They also revealed that there are 41 outlets in the Sabarmati River to release the storm water. The civic body has decided to rope in 302 machine to deal with extensive fogging. The AMC has made extensive plans to control and prevent diseases related to the rains. To prevent vector breeding site, the AMC has made a ...
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A cost-effective way of arsenic sensing and removal 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A Kolkata-based company in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research has come up with a cost-effective and user-friendly arsenic detection and removal sensor that is capable of sensing soluble arsenic (3).
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Kanpur, the world's most polluted city, struggles to contain disease 15.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Problems from air pollution are leading to multiple diseases such as lung cancer, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia
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AMC reports 175 malaria cases in May 15.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
If you are feeling too hot and think that mosquitoes are on vacation then read this. The health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has reported 175 malaria cases in the blistering heat in the first 12 days of the month. The rise in the temperature has also resulted in the high number of waterborne disease cases. The city reported 482 gastroenteritis cases, 109 jaundice cases and 121 cases of typhoid till May 12, 2018. Article ...
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Irrfan Khan's 'Karwaan' to release on Aug 10 14.5.2018 General News
Actor Irrfan Khan's "Karwaan" has been locked for release on August 10, its makers announced on Monday.The film marks the Bollywood debut of actors Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar."And finally we are happy to announce a release date for 'Karwaan'! Coming to a cinema near you on August 10! Cannot wait for you all to watch it," Dulquer tweeted on Monday alongside the film's poster, which features the trio sharing a lighter moment while sipping coconut water.Directed by Akarsh Khurana, 'Karwaan' revolves around three oddballs from different walks of life who are thrown together on a somewhat bizarre journey which helps them find normalcy in their lives.This will be the second Irrfan-starrer movie to release since the actor announced he is suffering from a rare disease.'Blackmail' had released after Irrfan made it clear to its producers that the movie shouldn't suffer due to his condition.The acclaimed actor has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour.
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Want to avoid cancer? Please read this 14.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Cancer cells thrive in acidic environments.
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