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Ahmedabad: Heat stroke claimed two lives last week 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
Two people died of heat stroke in the city last week, taking the total number of heat-related deaths this season to three. "When heat exhaustion is not addressed, heat stroke can follow. Untreated heat stroke cases lead to death. Although there were no heat wave conditions, prolonged heat exposure results in heat exhaustion," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. Malaria and dengue on the rise: At a time when the civic body and the state government have intensified their efforts to rid the city of malaria, the disease appears to be on the rise with 99 cases reported in just the last week. The threat of vector-borne diseases also looms large, especially with the monsoon setting in. The city also witnessed fresh cases of dengue and chikungunya last week. According to the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the city reported 253 cases of vector-borne diseases in the first 16 days of June. Of them, 246 cases of malaria, two falciparum, four dengue and one ...
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29 malaria, 24 dengue cases so far this year 19.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Over 39,000 notices served for violations
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DPR on conservation of Devanur lake ready, but authorities sitting on it 16.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Months after a detailed project report (DPR) was prepared and submitted to the authorities, work on conservation of Devanur lake is yet to begin, much
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Most dengue cases in Bengaluru East zone 8.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Across the city, 384 cases reported since January this year
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Dengue spreads in Thrissur 6.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Six cases this month alone; leptospirosis, jaundice, chikungunya on the rise
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City sitting on a powder keg of health crisis 30.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Kozhikode witnessing mounting number of fever cases in recent years
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Develop drugs to cure diabetes: VP to scientists at IIIM 28.5.2018 General News
Applauding the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) for playing a major role in supporting the drug regulatory system of the country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today asked scientists here to develop drugs to cure diabetes and prevent diseases like malaria, chikungunya and dengue. "Pay more attention on diabetes and other diseases such as malaria, chikungunya and dengue so that a large number of people get benefited from your (IIIM) research," he said. The vice president said he was glad to know that the institute has started a Technology Business Incubator with the objective of creating jobs for the youngsters of the state. "I am happy to note that a number of startups within the IIIM campus are currently incubating under this initiative, which is being supported by the department of science & technology", Naidu said. He said it was heartening to know that institute has a very robust drug pipeline in the areas of Oncology, Arthritis, Tuberculosis, Alzheimer's and .
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It begins with diagnosis 26.5.2018 Hindu: Home
How often have you popped antibiotics without quite knowing what infection you had? Whether it is fever, diarrhoea, or cough, medicines are heavily
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No malaria cases in Mysuru since January 26.5.2018 Hindu: Health
By 2020, Mysuru will be declared ‘malaria-free’, says the Health Department
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8 cases of malaria, mosquito-breeding found at over 14,300 households in Delhi 23.5.2018 General News
At least eight cases of malaria have been reported in the national capital this year, with four of them being recorded in May. Till April 7, at least 12 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi. Of the eight cases of malaria recorded till May 19, two were reported in February while a case each in March and April an four this month, according to the latest municipal report. Four cases of chikungunya have also been recorded in the same period. The numbers indicate early spread of the vector-borne diseases in the national capital. The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. Meanwhile, domestic breeding checkers have found mosquito-breeding at over 14,386 households in the city till May 19, according to the report. "18,624 legal notices have been served for mosquito-genic conditions and 1,410 prosecutions have been initiated," ..
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10 more swine flu cases in National Capital in one week 22.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The latest Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), a report by the Health Ministry reveals 10 new cases of swine flu in the national Capital in the week ending on May 13. This year, a total of 55 cases have been reported in Delhi and two people have lost their lives to the virus. The report also reveals 2,835 cases and 16 (recently updated from 12 after the new death audit report) deaths due to H1N1 fever in 2017 in Delhi as compared to only 193 cases and seven deaths in 2016. New cases started to appear in January when six cases were reported in the first week itself. The increased number of cases have caused new isolation wards being made at several hospitals in, whereas some hospitals are still using their swine flu wards as dengue/chikungunya wards. "We are prepared for the worst. All medicines, IVs are in stock and isolation wards and ICUs are available, too," said Dr VK Tiwari, Medical Superintendent, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The surge in cases had led the Delhi government to issue ...
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Ensure logistics in hospitals to tackle vector-borne diseases: LG 21.5.2018 General News
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed the Health Department officials to ensure that all logistics, including mosquito nets, medicines and diagnostic kits, were made available in hospitals here to tackle vector-borne diseases.
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Mosquito saliva can affect immune system for a week 18.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Components in the mosquito saliva can trigger an unexpected and long-lasting immune responses -- up to seven days post-bite, say scientists.
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How chikungunya virus causes arthritis pain decoded 18.5.2018 General News
Scientists have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya grabs to get inside cells, an advance that could lead to ways to prevent or treat disease caused by the virus. The handle, or receptor, is located on cells that build cartilage, muscle and bone. Joints are filled with such cells, which helps explain patients' painful symptoms, according to the findings published in the journal Nature. By creating decoy handles, the researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in the US showed that they could reduce chikungunya infection and signs of arthritis. "We now know how chikungunya gets into cells, and we may have found a way to block the infection," said Michael S Diamond, a professor at Washington University School of Medicine. "If the virus cannot get into the cell, it is unable to replicate and cause infection and disease," Diamond said. There are no specific treatments or vaccines for chikungunya and related viruses, known as arthritogenic alphaviruses, researchers
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Decoded: How chikungunya virus causes arthritis pain 18.5.2018 General News
Scientists have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya virus grabs to get inside cells and cause arthritis pain, a finding that could lead to ways to prevent or treat the disease as well as related viruses.
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Letter to BS: Mosquitoes infect between 250 mn and 500 mn people every year 14.5.2018 All Opinion Stories
Newer technologies like releasing millions of genetically modified or bacteria embedded mosquitoes to reduce their numbers hope to bring the current crisis under control
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Nadda reviews preparedness to prevent vector-borne diseases in Delhi 13.5.2018 General News
With the monsoon season less than two months away, Union Minister for Health and Welfare J.P. Nadda chaired a meeting to review the preparedness of concerned agencies to prevent and manage vector-borne diseases in Delhi.During the meeting, Nadda directed the officials to conduct supervisory visits to hospitals in the national capital for assessing the situation and preparedness.Nadda said, "Vector-borne diseases arises after the rainy season and so in today's meeting our major point of discussion was on our preparedness to deal with it."He also ordered the officials that there should be no shortage of diagnostic kits, drugs, testing labs, manpower and funds at the time of need.Last month, Nadda had directed all states to be prepared by May end to tackle vector-borne diseases.Earlier also, the health minister in a meeting directed officials to launch aggressive campaigns to enhance awareness on the prevention and control of the aforementioned diseases before the onset of the monsoon ...
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Government ropes in schools to fight mosquito menace 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
A list of dos and don’ts to be displayed prominently in schools
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Indian researchers identify molecule that could combat chikungunya 4.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee have identified a molecule that exhibits antiviral activity against the chikungunya virus, raising hopes of finding a new way to combat the mosquito-borne viral disease.
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Students to join battle against mosquitoes 3.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Involve students in prevention, control of vector-borne diseases: DoE to schools
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