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New Race –Specific drug

...abetes is more common among people from the Indian subcontinent and is thought to be due to a combination of genetic factors and environmental ones.It has also been shown that cases of increased heart weight - an abnormality that can cause heart attacks, heart failure and stroke - is up to three times more preval...

Bird Flu Infection Of Chinese Girl Prompts Fear Of Spread Across Asia

...clinical expertise in the rural areas of the Asian subcontinent to limit the spread of the virus. Following the detection of a virulent strain of the bird flu virus in Ukraine recently, there is a fear that it could spread from the Crimean peninsula to other countries in Eastern Europe. The H5N1 strain of bird ...

Muslim Leaders’ Help Sought To Discourage Smokin

...hibited. However, the general view from the Indian subcontinent is that smoking is 'mukrooh' (lawful though discouraged), it said. The authors contended that South Asian religious authorities needed to follow their Arab-speaking counterparts. The authors believe that it is only a matter of time before South Asi...

Work Permit Required For Indian Doctors in Britain

...re currently thousands of doctors from the Indian subcontinent who could suddenly find themselves unemployed. In the event of a job vacancy if there are no local doctors available the first preference will be given to the European Union (EU) doctors. So far doctors from outside the EU, including from India, ...

Fears Raised Over The Immigration Reform’s Implication On NH

...ntly almost 15,000 doctors, mostly from the Indian subcontinent but also from Africa, are working in British hospitals while training to become specialists. The new rules, announced by the UK Government last month, would require every doctor from outside the EU to have a work permit. They would only receive one i...

KPMG Optimistic About Indian Pharma’s Growt

...their research and manufacturing activities in the subcontinent and also open up this vast, virtually untapped market," said Aggarwal. The KPMG report quotes a leading industry figure to point out that despite recent improvements in the Indian market infrastructure, many people still "talk about India but inves...

Britain Reconsidering New Visa Rules for Indian Doctors

...eing made for nearly 4,000 doctors from the Indian subcontinent currently in Britain. BAPIO president Ramesh Mehta told Eastern Eye, a British Asian weekly: "This could prove to be a turning point for the campaign. We hope the department will see the unfairness of the new rule." A DoH spokesperson said: "As w...

Britons don't Need Malaria Pills Before Visiting India

...e disease, but most incidences of malaria from the subcontinent are the relatively mild vivax form. The risk of contracting falciparum malaria - the kind that can kill - in India is estimated at one per 27,888 years. A travel medicine specialist told The Independent: "The new advice is not an invitation to trus...

Biocon Launches Anti-Cancer Drug

...o combat head and neck cancers of which the Indian subcontinent has 30 percent overall incidence. RAS...

Pakistani health officials warned not to divulge dengue statistics

...th East Asia, but this year, it has ravaged Indian subcontinent and scores of people were hospitalised and many lives were lost to this deadly viral fever which is supposed to be a self limiting disease with a mortality rate lesser than 1%. MST...

Indian Doctors in Britain Lose Legal Battle

...esents the large number of doctors from the Indian subcontinent working in the NHS. It was filed jointly with Imran Yousaf, a doctor who had been affected by the changes and who reportedly committed suicide recently. Raman Lakshman, BAPIO's vice chair (Policy), told IANS: "This (judgement) we believe will have...

Nepali Doctor Conferred Asian of the Year Award

...ard for a man of his stature. India and the Indian subcontinent need his service," Indian Health Minister Anbumani...s such an amazing personality about whom the whole subcontinent can feel proud of." Ruit was chosen for the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding ...

More Evidence of Racial Discrimination in the NHS

...f doctors of overseas origin, many from the Indian subcontinent who have been propping up the health service in huge numbers. They are the ones taking posts in unpopular specialties like A&E, geriatrics, psychiatry and O&G to keep the service running on the off chance that they would obtain a higher training po...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...d decrease in the winter precipitation over Indian subcontinent would reduce the total seasonal precipitation duri...obal warming. Pachauri said though people in the subcontinent are a resilient lot, yet the Indian government is hardly prepared to face such challenges. "In a s...

Young Indians Say Cheers to White Spirits

...120 million cases of total spirits marketed in the subcontinent and valued at around $2 billion, white spirits like vodka account for 24 million cases in volume and 25 percent in value terms. "As a social drink that can be had any time or on any occasion, the white spirit has come to stay. Being gender neutral ...

A Non-profit Drug Firms Injection to Fight Kala Azar Included in WHOs Model List

... Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan and Brazil. The Indian subcontinent carries 70% of all estimated new VL cases per year worldwide, with India alone is burdened with 50% percent of all new cases. The most affected state in India is Bihar, but VL is also endemic in the states of Jharkand, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh....

Global Warming To Effect Eastern Coast Of India

The oceanic region adjoining the Indian subcontinent is likely to warm at its surface by about 1.5-2.0 degree Centigrade by the middle of this century and by about 2.3-3.5 degree Centigrade by the end of the century. This indication is derived from modern simulation studies. In a discussion on thi...

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