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ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases

...miasis)and Chagas disease, that afflict the deeply impoverished in developing countries and account for 90% of the global disease burden however ironically, a mere 10% of global health research is devoted to these diseases.// In a laudable initiative, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Nobel Priz...

Drug to stop HIV spread to babies may Indirectly harm The Mother

...ar, an estimated 700,000 children caught HIV. In impoverished areas where the risk is greatest, researchers have settled on a simple, one-time treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women to keep them from passing the virus to their newborns. The treatment, using the drug nevirapine, is easy, inexpensive and effec...

Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis

...said Monday. // An outbreak of the disease in the impoverished Uttar Pradesh state has killed nearly 650 people, mostly children, and more than 3,000 infected with the disease are being treated at hospitals across the state.The disease has also killed at least 172 people in neighboring Nepal, which shares a long...

Turkish PM says bird flu under control

...1 strain has killed two teenagers in the country’s impoverished east, with another 13 nationals confirmed to be carriers of the disease. Meanwhile three new outbreaks of the virus were detected among fowl in the west and southeast of the country, according to local officials quoted by the Anatolia news agency. ...

European Union: Poultry producers Need Aid to Survive Bird flu 'crisis'

...the prices of poultry, that had a steep fall after impoverished consumption followed fears of bird-flu. Financial assistance will be provided, by way of purchasing the piling stock of unconsumed chicken, and spending on advertising campaigns, that will bring back the lost glory to poultry and will also spread t...

HIV incidence in India on the downward trend

...ance in north India, states like Uttar Pradesh and impoverished Bihar. The northern states are much more of a challenge as there are fewer HIV surveillance sites....

Chicken Samples Test Negative For Bird Flu In Chattisgarh

...ment has launched a bird flu awareness campaign in impoverished districts and held training camps this week for veterinary workers in many district, including Bilaspur, Janjgir, Korba, Koriya, Raigarh, Bastar and Dantewada, it said. --Edited IANS...

Study Shows That More Than 3 Million Stillbirths Occur Worldwide Every Year

...d by the lack of vital statistics, especially from impoverished nations with high mortality rates. They concluded by saying that despite efforts to identify the best available data, both the quality and the quantity of data are inadequate, and that no modelling technique can overcome the fact that at the global ...

Marathon Kid Budhia’s Health Not Compromise

...een sold to them for a paltry sum of Rs.800 by his impoverished mother. Das helped the boy become a running sensation. Budhia became a celebrity after his non-stop 60 km run between Puri and Bhubaneswar last year. He runs at least 20 km every day and covers 45 km twice a week. Das recently enrolled Budhia at t...

Impoverished Parents sell their Daughter to Treat their Ailing Kids

The impoverished parents of 16-year-old Robina Bibi in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) had never thought of selling their daughter// , but poverty forced them to look for buyers. It was the only option that Robina's parents - Sakeena Bibi, 40, and he...

Sub-Saharan Africans With HIV May Achieve Favorable Levels of ART Adherence

...searchers add that the barriers to adherence among impoverished individuals in North America appear to be due to poor patient-clinician relationships, untreated depression, substance abuse, and other factors that are common among poor individuals in the North America setting rather than poverty itself. “We have...

Myanmar Declares Herself As A Country Free of Bird flu

... Myanmar has found no new cases of bird flu in the impoverished Southeast Asian country.// The country of Myanmar has declared a victory over bird flu with no new outbreaks of the deadly virus detected since April last year, according to the official media report that has been. Yangon notified the world animal ...

A Soldier's Healing Touch

...ieves the death of the Indian joint family has hit impoverished widows and their children the hardest. "Now they can bank on us," he assures. Source-IANS...

Ice Cream made of Camel Milk Launched in Rajasthan

...g livelihoods of the owners in the drought hit and impoverished far western part of Rajasthan. Camel milk is different from cow and buffalo milk. It is considered very healthy as it contains enzymes with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that help to fight diseases. The milk also contains insulin, which ...

A Molecular Condom Against AIDS

...by protecting themselves from HIV, particularly in impoverished nations where AIDS is widespread, where rape is rampant or where conventional condoms are taboo, not reliably available or where men resist using them. Worldwide, most AIDS cases are spread heterosexually. About 16 microbicides are in development an...

Mystery Fever Kills 35 Children in UP

...in Uttar Pradesh, one of India's most backward and impoverished states with a population of over 180 million. 'Thanks to large-scale vaccination of seven million children in May, Japanese encephalitis was nipped in the bud. But then we were struck by Coxsackie-B, a viral encephalitis, and now this unknown virus...

A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepes

...982. However, pockets of infection still remain in impoverished parts of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Tibet in the west. The disease used to be so feared in China that victims were burnt or buried alive. From the 1950s, sufferers were exiled to far-flung places so they would have no contact with the public. ...

NACO Calls Private Sector To Join The Battle Against AIDS

...l result in additional seven million high-risk and impoverished population getting access to HIV/AIDS treatment PRI...

Madhya Pradesh Has India's Most Malnourished Kids

...Although she managed to take her daughter from her impoverished Sagmal village //to the Barwani District Hospital, it was too late. 'Still we tried our best,' said a senior doctor in the hospital, adding it was a case of severe malnutrition. 'But the child had stopped responding to medicines.' Thousands of chi...

Forcible Detention and Isolation Needed for XDR-TB Patients, warn Experts

...n par with bird flu and recommended governments in impoverished sub-Saharan Africa to develop one strategy to deal with the twin challenges of HIV and TB. Although South African law permits enforced isolation some lawyers say it comes into conflict with the constitutional guarantees on individual rights. Howev...

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