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Worldwide threat to public health:WHO Geneva, Apr 30 (IBNS): A new report by World Health Organization (WHO), its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally, revealed that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. 30-Apr-2014
Abbott launches 'Quick Cooling Action' Mumbai/Kolkata, Apr 29 (IBNS): Global healthcare company Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of its all-new Digene range with 'Quick Cooling Action' and enhanced taste profile which provides quick relief from symptoms like acidity, gas, heartburn, bloated stomach and related uneasiness. 29-Apr-2014
SRL launches lab test to predict heart f New Delhi, Apr 28 (IBNS): Diagnostics network chain SRL Diagnostics Limited (SRL), recently announced the launch of new lab test- ST2, to help predict risks of coronary heart disease by finding a specific biomarker in the bloodstream. 28-Apr-2014
Malnutrition ignored in party manifestos Kolkata, Apr 27 (IBNS) Malnutrition is one of the major child health concerns in India even as manifestos of various political parties in the season of elections remain silent on the issue. 27-Apr-2014
Kolkata to host World Congress on Public Kolkata, Apr 27 (IBNS) Kolkata will host the 14th World Congress on Public Health in February, 2015, announced the organising committee at a curtain-raiser on Saturday. It has been more than three decades since the city hosted the prestigious event which is held every three years at different locales across the world. 27-Apr-2014
Jubilant Life Sciences receives ANDA app Noida (UP), Apr 25 (IBNS) Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, an integrated Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Company, announced on Friday that it has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for Spironolactone Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. 25-Apr-2014
Scientists in UN-backed initiative decod New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Scientists in a United Nations-backed collaborative have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly in a breakthrough that brings new hope to the fight against one of the most devastating livestock diseases spread by the insect. 25-Apr-2014
UN kicks off annual global immunization New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, "one in five - more than 22 million children - not being vaccinated is too much for us," according to the World Health Organization at the start of World Immunization Week 2014. 25-Apr-2014
UN boosts knowledge-sharing to combat di New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Announcing that more than 50 partners are now on board its partnership initiative to fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria, the United Nations intellectual property agency on Thursday hailed the watershed achievement as a significant step towards helping more than one billion people overcome such maladies. 25-Apr-2014
WHO calls for investment in the battle a New Delhi, Apr 24 (IBNS): With three out of four people remaining at risk of malaria in WHO’s South-East Asia Region, which is home to a quarter of the world's population, the organisation urged governments, development partners and the corporate sector to invest more to sustain these gains and eliminate malaria. 24-Apr-2014
Malaria claims 50K lives in India per ye New Delhi, Apr 24 (IBNS) As about 50,000 people in India and about one crore across the world die of mosquito-borne diseases every year, apex industry body ASSOCHAM under the aegis of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Foundation has planned to launch an awareness campaign with an aim to spread information about malaria, its causes, prevention and treatment on the eve of World Malaria Day commemorated globally every year on April 25. 24-Apr-2014
Strand partners MSMF for translational l Bangalore, Apr 22 (IBNS): With the aim of making genomics-based diagnostics accessible and affordable for people in India, Strand Life Sciences Private Limited, a global life sciences & clinical genomics company headquartered in Bangalore, entered into a partnership with the Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) to set up the Strand at Mazumdar-Shaw (SAMS) translational lab in the Mazumdar-Shaw Centre for Translational Research (MSCTR) located at Bangalore. 22-Apr-2014
World Hemophilia Day observed in Kolkata Kolkata, Apr 17 (IBNS): To mark the occasion of World Hemophilia Day on Thursday, Patient Awareness Camps were organized at Institute of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine Medical College, Kolkata and at the Hemophilia Society, Kolkata Chapter with sessions for the patients on Hemophilia and its management. 17-Apr-2014
UNAIDS names Brazilian footballer as Goo New York, Apr 17 (IBNS): As the FIFA World Cup in Brazil draws closer, the United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic on Wednesday named the country's football star David Luiz as a Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness about HIV and drive young people to help end discrimination and commit to prevention. 17-Apr-2014
Bengal Speech and Hearing Aid launches ' Kolkata, Apr 16 (IBNS): Bengal Speech and Hearing, a speech and language pathology clinic, launched "Speech Plus" in the presence of singer Ajoy Chakraborty recently. 16-Apr-2014
UN urges action against banana disease New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the world's most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle-East, and is now menacing Latin American countries. 15-Apr-2014
Apollo Gleneagles hosts workshop on 'Spy Kolkata, Apr 14 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Institute of Gastroenterology on Sunday organized an international workshop on the use and application of 'SpyGLass' direct visualization system here. 14-Apr-2014
Dengue rise offsets Malaria control succ Kolkata, Apr 13 (IBNS): While Malaria and Kala-azar cases fell sharply, Dengue cases and deaths recorded a sharp rise in West Bengal in recent years, according to a report released here by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the state government. 13-Apr-2014
Apollo launches Movement Disorder Clinic Kolkata, Apr 11 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals on Friday launched a Movement Disorder Clinic on the occasion of World Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day 2014. 11-Apr-2014
West Africa: UN provides information to New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is using culturally-sensitive communication strategies to disseminate life-saving information in order to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus, through text-messaging, radio shows, TV programmes and door-to-door campaigns. 11-Apr-2014
WHO issues hepatitis C treatment guideli New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people, in a bid to help improve access to more effective and safer medicines to those who need them. 10-Apr-2014
UN renews anti-polio efforts in Middle E New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a threat to children across the Middle East, have re-launched a massive vaccination campaign in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, aiming to reach 22 million children by Thursday. 09-Apr-2014
VV Mineral launches health campaign Tuticorin, Apr 8 (IBNS) In its ongoing endeavor to create a healthy life of all its employees, workers and community, the management and employees at various establishments of V.V. Mineral (VVM) observed 'World Health Day' on Monday. 08-Apr-2014
UN urges countries to combat vector-born New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): Warning that a "small bite can carry a big threat," the United Nations family is marking World Health Day by urging the international community to back a global health agenda that gives higher priority to controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases, a step towards ensuring that no one in the 21st century would die from the bite of a mosquito or a tick. 08-Apr-2014
Survey links child malnutrition to fussy Kolkata, Apr 7 (IBNS): Global health major Abbot in a recently conducted research noted that malnutrition and poor growth may not be indicated in children living below poverty line households alone, but could very well exist in more affluent socioeconomic classes. 07-Apr-2014
Mission Hospital celebrates foundation d Kolkata, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Mission Hospital, Durgapur on Thursday celebrated it's 6th Foundation Day along with patients who had found a new lease of life post- treatment, here at the Hotel Hindustan International. 04-Apr-2014
Brussels: Ban urges investment to fight New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Highlighting the critical importance of keeping investments in health high on the international development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged African decision-makers on Thursday to fund programmes for the eradication of malaria. 04-Apr-2014
Venus gets marketing nod from Venezuela Mumbai, Apr 3 (IBNS): Venus Remedies Ltd, a research-based global pharmaceutical company, has extended its footprint in Latin America with marketing authorisation for meropenem from Venezuela, a $6-billion pharmaceutical market. 03-Apr-2014
Ban urges efforts to help persons with a New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Autism Awareness Day with a call to action – urging the international community to take part in fostering progress for those affected by autism "by supporting education programmes, employment opportunities and other measures that help realize our shared vision of a more inclusive world." 03-Apr-2014
Haiti: UN seeks efforts to tackle choler New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the international attention it deserves, and is calling on the donor community to scale up support to combat the disease. 02-Apr-2014
WHO works on to contain Ebola outbreak i New York, Apr 2 (IBNS): The number of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola (EVD) in Guinea has jumped from 103 to 122 in just three days, with 80 confirmed deaths, said the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which will now focus on preventing further transmissions of the often fatal disease. 02-Apr-2014
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