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Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo has barred the entry of visitors for a week following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease . The zoo has reportedly lost its entire stock of Indian gaur (Bos Gaurus) -- a lookalike of the Indian bison - and 12 blackbucks in the week gone by. It was confi...

New Ayurvedic Remedy for Radiation Pain

... Scientists at the Rajiv Gandhi Center’s Biotechnology and Regional Cancer Centre in thiruvananthapuram formulate an ayurvedic cost effective mouthwash for treating radiation related mucositis. // The mouthwash is made up of three commonly used herb...

Kerala to Venture into Medical Tourism

... doctors who are from India. Ayurveda and herbal treatments are the future of Kerala.” In 2003, the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in thiruvananthapuram had about 450 international patients. In 2005 this figure rose to around 4,700. However effects of the poor public health infrastructure was witne...

'Experts Confusing us on Chikungunya': Kerala CM

...ppuzha district since chikungunya was first detected on July 27. The most affected are the costal districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kollam, thiruvananthapuram and of late, the virus has started taking other districts in its grip. "This was first raised by us in the assembly last month and it is sad tha...

Chikungunya Scare In Kerala

... Doctors in thiruvananthapuram said that there was no need to panic after several sporadic cases that could be diagnosed as viral fever were reported in the city.// Health auth...

Ayurvastra Initiative Launched

...f Ayurvastra, which are "textiles that have been dyed in medicinal herb// concoctions." The project was launched at the Government Ayurveda College in thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Ayurvastra project was started by the Directorate of Handloom, Department of Industries and Commerce and the Department of Dravyagun...

Kerala To Have More Medical Seats

... The Health Minister P. K. Sreemathy has announced in thiruvananthapuram that the Medical Council of India will be shortly sanctioning 50 MBBS seats //each for medical collages in Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thrissur. Ms....

JIPMER Entrance Test Tomorrw

... These candidates will sit for the two-and-a-half-hour examination conducted simultaneously in Pondicherry, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and thiruvananthapuram to fill 46 out of the total 75 seats, the Dean the institute Dr K S Reddy said here yesterday. Eighteen seats would be filed by the Central gov...

Vayalar Ravi Wants Health Education In Schools

...imary school classes to help the coming generations to lead a healthy life.// Inaugurating a two-day 'inter-faith interface' on AIDS awareness in thiruvananthapuram he said: "My personal view is that at least one hour a week should be devoted for health education by making it part of the curriculum. This would not...

Government To Consider Ragging Victim's Plea

...iors at the School of Medical Education in Kottayam be granted admission in thiruvananthapuram Medical College.// The next state cabinet meeting on November 30 will...inister on Thursday and requested him to grant admission to his daughter in thiruvananthapuram Medical College. He told the Minister that his daughter was not in a mental...
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