Handling a threat

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is in the process of finalising an Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (APELF). Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, has been endemic in India since antiquity. In 1955, the government launched the National Filaria Control Programme to eliminate LF. Of the 256 districts in the
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U.S. based study limited to white, postmenopausal women with breast cancer Higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer, says a study led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, U.S. The scientists pooled data from two randomised clinical trials with 3,325 combined participants and a
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Throat swabs of two suspected patients had been sent to Manipal, Pune The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test of the throat swabs of two patients in the city sent to Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR), Manipal, to ascertain if they have Nipah virus infection has been found negative, according to M. Ramakrishna Rao, Dakshina
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He said the outbreaks reported in two places in West Bengal were linked to Bangladesh, where it had been reported earlier. However, that was not the case in Kerala. Dr. Singh said there was panic in the village and many residents had left. The illness was transmitted from animals to humans and bats were the
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AIIMS team reaches Kerala The toll in the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala touched 11 with two more persons succumbing on Tuesday. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the virus in blood and fluid samples taken from all the victims. The samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune and the Manipal
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FinMin official says Centre has internal target for oil prices; industry warns of economic slowdown The government has an internal target for oil prices above which it may cut excise duties on petrol and diesel to ease the burden on consumers, but this level had not yet been breached, according to a senior official in
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A ground-breaking experiment on how memory works Scientists have transferred a memory from one sea snail to another, in a ground-breaking experiment that changes how we think about memory. The findings have been published in the journal, eNeuro . Where memory resides in the brain is a key question in neuroscience research. Till now, scientists believed that
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State and Centre join hands to counter outbreak The Central and State government authorities as well as the medical community have stepped up efforts to contain the threat of a possible outbreak of the Nipah virus infection, which has so far claimed at least four lives in Kozhikode district. One more person died due to
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Pahuli in Bijnor district has emerged as a hotspot of hepatitis C infection and dozens of patients wait for a treatment policy to get costly drugs In January 2016, 40-year-old Wardhan was rushed to a private hospital near Pahuli village in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, to treat a ruptured appendix. While preparing him for surgery, doctors
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WHO highlights the air pollution crisis in urban India; things are no better in rural areas A new report from the World Health Organisation highlights not only how widespread air pollution is in urban India, but also how deficient air quality monitoring is. The report, which summarised 2016 data for 4,300 cities, ranks 14 Indian
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