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Scientists Have Traced How The SARS Virus evolved

...rus seems identical to viral samples found in some captive civets. SARS underwent rapid genetic changes between November and the hospital-based infection, the study found, suggesting the mutations made person-to-person spread easier. One of those mutated strains came to dominate the outbreak. The Chinese...

Scientists Have Traced How The SARS Virus evolved

...rus seems identical to viral samples found in some captive civets. SARS underwent rapid genetic changes between November and the hospital-based infection, the study found, suggesting the mutations made person-to-person spread easier. One of those mutated strains came to dominate the outbreak. The Chinese...

Pak Ban On Poultry Imports From 17 Countries

...ssued by the commerce ministry Tuesday also placed captive live pet and fancy birds on the list of banned fowl. The ban would not apply to the import of de-sugared or de-glucosed whole-egg powder from China, the order said. (IANS)...

Pakistan Enforces Strict Bird Flu Measures, Poultry Import Banned

...n and France, owing to the bird flu threat. Ban on captive live birds was also placed, involving China, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia. Cooked poultry products from Malaysia and South Africa were b...

Kannada Superstar Dr. Rajkumar's Eyes Donated As Per His Wish

...perstar had come in the limelight when he was held captive by late sandalwood smuggler Veerappan for more than 100 days, about six years ago, according to sify.com. As per his wish, the eyes of Kannada thespian Rajkumar were donated to an eye Bank, the actor's personal physician Dr Ramana Rao said. Dr Bhuj...

Heroin Addicts Chained For Cure

...r parents who insist I keep their sons chained and captive till they kick their drug taking habit and become clean once again,' the 64-year-old preacher told IANS. With a population of around 150,000, Churachandpur, 65 km south of the state capital Imphal, has the highest heroin addiction rate in India. The...

Asia Arming up to further the AIDS fight

...tor of UNAIDS said "Thailand in a way has become a captive of its success. We don't have the magic cure yet. Our efforts are not a sprint. They're a marathon. There is still more that needs to be done." The HIV/AIDS fight is gaining momentum in Asia, where it is estimated that some 8.3 million people were H...

Cats To Aid in Prevention of Bird Flu

...om Thailand. This was followed by the death of 147 captive tigers fed virus-infected chicken carcasses and cases in Indonesia. Cats that come into contact with domestic and wild birds can become infected with the virus. It can then excrete the virus via the respiratory or digestive tract thereby transmitti...

Free health check-ups for captive elephants

...ct that aims at providing free health check-ups to captive elephants through mobile clinics. // Conceptuali...eld veterinarians in providing better treatment to captive elephants. The mobile clinic will perform all relevant laboratory tests, which are otherwise not pos...

Attractive Male Not Only Attracts but Stimulates

... see attractive males. The researchers studied a captive population of green swordtail fish, a species native to Central America and popular in tropical aquariums. The green swordtail is named after the striking sword-like growth, which males develop on their tail-fin, so they appear larger and more attrac...

Man Keeps Wife and Sons in Maggot-infested House

...s, a South Carolina man held his wife and two sons captive in a house infested with maggots and human waste. He has since been sent to jail. The man identified as Danny William Dove was running a one-room illegal gambling parlour. And only that room was found tidy when the police raided it earlier this we...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

..., he was disqualified. The temporary pump kept him captive to the ICU. Guthrie's small stature made him unsuitable for larger heart pumps, which would not have fit into his body. The only option was the smaller HeartMate II pump, which wasn't approved by the FDA, and Guthrie's insurance company wouldn't ...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

Hospitalized patients make a great captive audience for smoking cessation efforts, according to a new systematic review . The researchers found that when smokers become hospital inpatients, regardless of the reason for admission, they are receptive to efforts to help them to quit smoking af...

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