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55 dengue cases detected in Odisha, 1 dead so far

55 dengue cases detected in Odisha, 1 dead so far

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:15

At least one person has so far died and 55 others tested positive to dengue virus this year following which the Odisha government made provision of free blood test in three state-run medical college hospitals and seven other places, official sources said Wednesday.

Britain prepares to meet Ebola threat

Britain prepares to meet Ebola threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:14

Authorities in Britain will soon hold an emergency meeting to discuss the “threat” posed by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, a government official said Wednesday.

Why `tree nuts` are good for your health revealed

Why `tree nuts` are good for your health revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 16:13

A new study has revealed that eating tree nuts can help in reducing two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome that could lead to life threatening problems such as strokes and heart diseases.

New genetic risk factors for Parkinson`s discovered

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:50

In what could lead to new treatment for Parkinson`s disease, scientists have identified 24 genetic risk factors involved in the disease, including six that had not been previously identified.

Arunachal Pradesh sounds high alert after encephalitis death

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:23

Arunachal Pradesh has sounded a high alert following the death of a 10-year-old girl and reports of 11 other persons being affected by Japanese Encephalitis in the state.

Pesticide causes kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:04

A new study has revealed that ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

No encephalitis threat in Kolkata, say officials

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:14

West Bengal capital Kolkata is unlikely to be affected by encephalitis, said health and civic officials even though the vector-borne disease has claimed over 100 lives this year in the north of the state.

Assam Health dept chalks out plan for Encephalitis control

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:57

Assam health department has drawn up a comprehensive action plan to control further spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has claimed 165 lives so far.

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