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No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

The samples of poultry and ducks from Matigara, Darjeeling District in West Bengal & Kuttanad in Kerala have tested negative for Avian Influenza (H5 & H7) as per report received from High Animal Security Disease laboratory (HSADL), Bhopal. Unusual mortality in birds had recently been reported from...

Small Pox Scare Put West Bengal on High Alert

Kolkata, The West Bengal government has issued a warning in all districts after reports from New Delhi about the possible return of smallpox, considered eradicated from the world 30 years ago, along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The West Bengal Director of Health Services Sanchita Bakshi ...

Britain to Explore Opportunities in Bengal Medical Sector

Kolkata: The British Healthcare Mission, a seven-member delegation visiting Kolkata, is exploring opportunities in the healthcare// sector of West Bengal. The team comprising five British medical service companies came here Monday for an interactive session with health sector players of West ...

West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria

A three-day yagna-fire worship-with 1,000 pyres began Friday here to ward off dengue and protect the ozone layer. // Amid chanting of Vedic hymns by Hindu priests from across the country and women carrying water pots on their heads, the ritual was performed with the lighting of a large number...

Dengue Cases in West Bengal Reaches 400 Mark

Dengue has affected 400 people so far in West Bengal, though apparently the severity of the mosquito-borne viral disease is less than last year//. West Bengal Chief Secretary Amit Kiran Deb said Monday at least 400 dengue cases were reported so far, while two cases of chikungunya were confirme...

Health Officials Investigating Plausible Chikungunya Outbreak in Bengal villages

West Bengal- Four villages belonging to West Bengal’s North 24, parganas District, is reeling under the onslaught of a ‘puzzling’ fever, which has affected nearly 2000 people.// The symptoms point towards a possible Chikungunya outbreak. District Chief Medical Officer, Kusum Adhikari said, t...

Communist Bengal not to ban cola immediately

West Bengal would not ban the sale of soft drinks of two multinational giants till a report was received on samples sent to the central government for testing, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said Thursday.// "A decision will be taken only after we receive the report," Bhattacharya told...

Man Holds Own Skull in Bengal Medical Miracle

A 25-year-old youth in a West Bengal hospital is brandishing a piece of his own skull, an eye-popping medical miracle that is attracting hundreds of curious visitors//. The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital in Kalyani, 40 km north of Kolkata in Nadia district, has no less visitors than any mu...

45 People die in West Bengal due to Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis

After declaration of dengue fever as an epidemic in West Bengal by Chief Minister Buddhabeb Bhattacharya last week. Both Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis has caused 45 deaths and has hospitalized more than 2000 people // in West Bengal. The confirmed death due to dengue is claimed to be ...

Dengue Toll Touches four in West Bengal

Dengue has claimed four lives in West Bengal and affected about 500 people, health minister Suryakanta Misra said Thursday//. "There are four deaths so far in West Bengal with about 500 affected," said Misra. City Mayor Bikash Bhattacharya had said earlier that 29 people in Kolkata were ...

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Bengal in Medical Technology

Video: Provectus PV-10 Interim Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Results are as Good as or Better than Phase 1 Results

...e to the eye. It has also been used to detect ailments of the liver. Rose bengal has an established safety history, a short half-life, and is excreted via the liver and kidneys. Provectus has discovered a novel use for Rose bengal based on the observation that it is selectively toxic to cancer calls via a...
Bengal in Medical Dictionary

Enterotoxin

...s. ... handlers carrying enterotoxin -producing S. ... Britannica online encyclopedia article on enterotoxin , ...and O139 (sometimes called the bengal serogroup)—are known to cause cholera. Pathogenic O1 and O139 V. ... Aerosolized staphylococcal enterotoxin B-induced pulmonary lesions in rhe...
Bengal in Biological News

Dust deposited in oceans may carry elements toxic to marine algae

...mospheric aerosols that could also have toxic effects on marine phytoplankton. The modeling study suggested that certain areas--such as the Bay of bengal and downwind of South and East Asia--are particularly at risk for the effects of copper deposition on ocean ecosystems. The study has several impli...

Sedimentary records link Himalayan erosion rates and monsoon intensity through time

...ause of logistical constraints or political instability." Adds Clift, "We need more complete offshore sedimentary records from the Arabian Sea and bengal Fan to make a solid case for linkages between the South and East Asian monsoon systems." ...

Hidden infections crucial to understanding, controlling disease outbreaks

...e severe illness when ingested with water; 100 million when taken in with food (which protects the bugs from stomach acid). As a result, in areas like bengal where exposure is high, lots of people are walking around infected, but not ill. "The consequences of that have not been clear," King said. "Are th...

Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge

... WASHINGTON D.C. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is alarmed by the dramatic decline of at least 30 percent in the bengal tiger population of Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal, once a refuge that boasted among the highest densities of the endangered species in the Eas...

A fisheye view of the deadliest breast cancer

...ally: a transparent fish suitable for xenografts. More properly, it’s a transgenic zebrafish, a tropical minnow native to streams around the Bay of bengal and common to aquariums around the world, which was chemically treated to be immune suppressed. In recent years, the zebrafish has vaulted to the top...
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