Archive for the 'Medicine' Category

Tamil Nadu to monitor for swine flu at pilgrim spots

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
CHENNAI - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Monday instructed the state health department to set up swine flu monitoring centres at pilgrimage places like Thiruvanamalai and Velankani where a large number of people congregate.

Diarrhoea kills 24 in Orissa

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
BHUBANESWAR - At least 24 people have died of diarrhoea in the past three weeks and over two dozen are being treated in Orissa’s Kalahandi district, an official said Monday.

Two swine flu cases in Madhya Pradesh

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
BHOPAL - Madhya Pradesh reported its second case of swine flu Monday with a software engineer testing positive for the disease in his hometown Sagar.

‘India has done nearly 99 percent polio eradication’

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI/PATNA - India has reported 236 cases of polio in the last eight months and the country is moving towards wiping out the disease as 99 percent of the job is almost over, an official said Monday.

Seventh swine flu death in Gujarat

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
RAJKOT - A 52-year-old man died of influenza A(H1N1) in this Gujarat city Monday, becoming the seventh victim of swine flu in the state, officials said.

Rare brain surgery helps month-old baby live

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI - Doctors at a Gurgaon hospital have successfully operated upon a month-old infant whose chances of survival were almost zero as he was born premature and was suffering from a rare brain condition.

AIIMS students under scanner after surprise ragging check

Monday, August 24th, 2009

NEW DELHI - Three students of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are under the scanner for alleged involvement in ragging after a surprise check was conducted, though “nothing conclusive” has been found, the authorities said Monday.

Robo-touch eases delicate cancer surgery

Monday, August 24th, 2009

TORONTO - Scientists have designed a touchy-feely robot that can detect tougher tumour tissue in half the time, and with 40 percent more accuracy than a human.

49 new polio cases detected in Bihar

Monday, August 24th, 2009

PATNA - As many as 49 new cases of polio have been detected in Bihar in the past seven months despite immunisation drives, a health department official said Monday.

Human trials of malaria vaccine may start next year

Monday, August 24th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A malaria vaccine, the first of its kind, will be ready for human trials early next year, a researcher said. It has worked perfectly in trials with mice.


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