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Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

... about dengue. It has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the island-state, which has a reputation as one of the world's cleanest cities. Dengue is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. The disease leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, musc...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...es used the natural predators of the plant to help eradicate it--the mottled water hyacinth weevil, N. eichhorn... worked on other successful biocontrol programs to eradicate pests of citrus, cabbage, and cassava. He credits the development of his interest in biocontrol ento...

Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak

...ate residents. It has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the city which has a reputation as one of Asia's cleanest. Dengue is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. The disease leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, muscle and joint pains, a...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...ate residents. It has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the city which has a reputation as one of Asia's cleanest. Dengue -- a flu-like viral disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes -- is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. Infection leads to...

Beijing Legislator Calls on Government to Regulate Sexually Suggestive TV Ads

...nese Government to introduce strict regulations to eradicate sexually suggestive commercials, at least during the summer and winter holiday periods. Shang Xiyun is said to have been convinced about this after hearing her eight-year-old daughter declare that she would never eat cakes because boys don't like ...

Afghanistan Hopes to Eradicate Polio in Two Years

Afghanistan has set itself a target to eradicate the deadly poliomyelitis virus within two years with the support of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) member states, Afghan Health Minister Muhammed Amin Fatimi said here Friday. About 7.4 million children in Afghanistan needed to be imm...

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

.... By studying LAM we hope to develop treatments to eradicate LAM cells, and also learn more about how hormones cause abnormal cells to grow and metastasize, Henske said. Henskes work may also benefit research on common diseases because the cellular pathways that are activated in tuberous sclerosis and LAM ar...

Dengue Cases in Singapore Crosses Alarming Levels

...statement said. Efforts have been stepped up to eradicate breeding grounds of the dengue-causing Aedes mosquito in the island-state, which has a reputation for being one of the world's cleanest cities. "The recent spells of intermittent rain coupled with warm weather has provided the mosquito ample oppor...

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

...ystem into mounting a response that doesnt work to eradicate the virus. We needed a way to make the host defens...s generated by the viral infection are not able to eradicate the virus....

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

...ystem into mounting a response that doesnt work to eradicate the virus. We needed a way to make the host def...s generated by the viral infection are not able to eradicate the virus....

Surgical Students Fail to Report Needle Stick Injuries

...nd HBV respectively. Treatment with interferon can eradicate HCV in more than 90% of cases of acute infection....

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

...the international community to finally contain and eradicate the virus. "The socially and economically equitable adjustment of poultry production and marketing systems for safer product supply is essential to reduce infection risks. Without forgetting that efficient veterinary services and improved private p...

Potential Cure for HIV Discovered

...from infected cells in vitro might one day help to eradicate (the) virus from AIDS patients," Alan Engelman, of Harvard University's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, wrote in an article accompanying the study. Current treatments focus on suppressing the HIV virus in order to delay the onset of AIDS and dramatic...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and eradicate bacteria. Professor Boulton said: "This is very exciting. We have demonstrated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MRSA infection of diabetic foot ulcers. If confirmed in a randomized controlled trial, larval treatment w...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

... kala azar headed by Thakur to suggest measures to eradicate the disease by 2010. Thakur said that continued spraying of insecticides for at least five years in a phased manner and supervised administration of Amphotericin B could eliminate the disease. "There is an urgent need for at least 100,000 vials o...

The Forgotten Indian Medical Genius

...hich could be administered orally. The drug helped eradicate the plague which broke out in Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1994. He was also the brain behind the discovery of Di-ethylcarbamzine, which has helped affected nations fight the ugly scourge of filaria. "The tragedy of SubbaRow is that while he pionee...

Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece

...armaceutical research, and pomegranate was used to eradicate tapeworms, a remedy that remained in clinical use until 50 years ago. Other ingredients endure and acacia is still used in cough remedies while aloes forms a basis to soothe and heal skin conditions, said Dr Campbell. In fact, many of the ancient r...

Health Ministers Meeting on Polio Eradication Today

...Ministry about the steps they have taken so far to eradicate the virus, and what further help they require from the Centre. Out of the 60 cases reported this year, 36 cases were reported in UP, 15 in Bihar, three in Uttarakhand, two in Andhra Pradesh and one each in Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasth...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...ified, there is a coordinated nationwide effort to eradicate it. Cubans no longer suffer from diphtheria, rubella, polio, or measles and they have the lowest AIDS rate in the Americas, and the highest rate of treatment and control of hypertension. For health issues beyond the capacity of the neighborhood doc...

Muslim Nations Focus on Halal Vaccines

...iance in producing "halal" life-saving vaccines to eradicate preventable diseases, officials said Thursday in Malaysia . Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Malaysian prime minister and chairman of the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said children in Muslim countries faced the highest risk of ca...

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