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Some pets found to be SARS carriers

...estered for months before it grew into a worldwide menace this year, exotic raccoon-dogs, ferret badgers and civets imported into markets have been found harboring a germ that's almost identical to the SARS virus. Because of the possibility that animals can spread the respiratory virus, WHO has suggested ...

Estimates For Number Of HIV/AIDS Deaths In India Still Not Available

...ntly trying to develop defense against the growing menace of HIV/AIDS,// UN officials are aware that there are yet no firm estimates of number of people suffering from the disease are available from the Indian officials. According to Peter Piot, executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV...

Ruling On Non Disclosure Of HIV Positive Status Is Not Ethical

...vernments are trying their best to control the HIV menace at a global level. Nelson Mandela has said very aptly, that for every moment we remain silent, we conspire against our women. For every woman infected by HIV, we destroy a generation....

Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee

...d the country, as on date, is completely free from menace of the bird flu. Animal husbandry departments have also been asked to keep strong vigil on the migratory birds in their respective states and look for any change in the behaviour of the bird, he said. The Central Government has already issued inst...

Domestic Violence: The Silent Killer of Women Worldwide

...raging more women to raise their voice against the menace is the need of the hour. Training and motivating health personnel to identify women experiencing violence and providing the best possible succor to domestic violence victims would go a long way in helping the helpless women. Despite government inter...

Campaigners Say No To Cannabis Reclassification

...illegal. Most doctors in the country consider it a menace as it leads to mental problems, even though it can be used to treat conditions like multiple sclerosis and chronic arthritis. Heavy and habitual users of the drug can end up developing mental problems. The drug should never be used for recreational p...

Asian Nations To Take Joint Efforts Against H5N1

...afted by 22 Asian countries to combat the bird flu menace which threatens to turn into a human influenza pandemic in the region. The plan, to be finalized in two weeks, // calls for collaboration among Asian nations, most of which have already been affected by bird flu outbreaks, the World Health Organizati...

Minister Told To Rid State Of Mosquitoes

...ore it is cleaned up of criminals. The mosquito menace has plagued the state for long. Politicians have time and again promised help, and the issue has even made it to the state assembly. It has also been suggested in a lighter vein that a separate ministry for dealing with the mosquito threat be created...

Wake Up Call: U.N Takes Stock to Curb Fake Medicines Racket

...he table, out- of- the- box solutions, to end this menace of fake drugs. The stark reality of Fake drugs, a silent killer , has its tentacles spreading world-wide and expected to sky rocket to the tune of $75 billion by 2010, making up almost 10% of the worldwide medicine trade according to the WHO, stati...

Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace

...esearch team is looking into tackling the mosquito menace and is working on a plan to get rid of them.The mo...a fear that summer will only increase the mosquito menace and spread the virus faster.Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin during his visit to La Reunion has ...

HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam

...ecially in issues related to fighting the HIV-AIDS menace in the region," Goswami said. The response in her hometown of Kampur in the Barhampur constituency was ecstatic once she accepted the offer of contesting the polls. The state goes to the polls to elect a 126-member legislature on April 3 and April ...

Countries Defenceless Against Bird Flu

...ontrol, looks almost certain to remain a long-term menace in. Almost from February, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar have culled hundreds of thousands of chickens and shut poultry farms, yet the virus has kept on spreading to new areas. What is surprising in a good way is that no humans known to be ...

AIDS: from the heart stories about AIDS and you!

Due to the menace caused by AIDS, it was imperative that a gigantic ...priority.' This it is time we all woke up to this menace and fight it with al our means to save pur future generations from this deadly disease....

Arab World Wakes Up To Drug Addiction

...surely, the Arab world is awakening to the growing menace of the drug problem, reports The New York Times. This is especially true in Dubai//. In order to effectively deal with the problem, police and public health officials in Dubai are addressing this problem openly and stressing on the adverse effects o...

Type 2 diabetes in children: a combined effort of all to cure!

...t. Therefore it is high time that all rose to this menace and fight this disease off!!! <br...

Action Urged Against Fake Medicines

Health experts have warned that the growing menace of potentially lethal or harmful counterfeit medicines has to be contained// otherwise there would be a global health crisis. "There is a growing threat to patient safety in the developed and developing world," said Jo Harkness, of the Internationa...

Spurious Drugs is a Leading Cause of Casualties Among Drug Users

...ces is potentially lethal in itself, a more potent menace is the increasing supply of spurious drugs //that is leading to a higher casualty rate among drug users in India, especially when consumed with alcohol, according to experts. 'The 'impure' drugs are more dangerous as quite often the users do not eve...

Govt to Pass Amendment to Curb Sex Selective Abortions: Ramadoss

...ho are willing to spread awareness on checking the menace of female foeticide and infanticide in their constituencies. (Source: IANS News)...

AIDS: Why the pandemic outpaces us

... or are countries acting too slowly to address the menace that has killed 25 million people and affected another 40 million worldwide? In early June, when heads of state gathered in New York for the review meeting to the United Nations General Assembly's Special Session on AIDS (UNGASS), the world watched...

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