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13 Nov 2005
Only one trained healthcare provider is available for every 16 villages. Although, more than 70% of India's population lives in rural areas, only 20% of the total hospital beds are located in rural area.
09 Nov 2005
The reconstructed version of the flu virus that caused the 1918 world pandemic will be mailed to registered labs in the US that ask for it; A US patent has been granted for an antigravity device. Watchdogs can sometimes provoke scientific misconduct
09 Nov 2005
Despite the improvement in newborn health care services neonatal and infant mortality rate has not significantly declined. In India 26 million babies are born every year, out of which 1.2 million die before completing the first four weeks of life.
09 Nov 2005
The commonest method for committing homicide in Benin City was by firearms, while ingestion of poisons, particularly ‘Otapiapia’ an insecticide, is the commonest method for committing suicide in this region.
06 Nov 2005
Quality control and standarization of herbal and other natural products are the fundamental step towards developing and modernizing such products into evidence based medicines.
03 Nov 2005
WCS has played a key role in the vaccine currently being developed for avian flu, using birds our vets recently sampled in Mongolia. Drs. Billy Karesh (expedition leader to Mongolia in August) and Bob Cook are available for interviews on this breakthrough
02 Nov 2005
Campylobacter jejuni is one of the major causes of diarrhoea in human and animals especially in developed countries. EZ Campy DNA kit was designed and developed to detect for Campylobacter jejuni within 3 hours.
01 Nov 2005
Doctors think they have hit on a way to double supplies of the scarce antiviral drug Tamiflu, reports a news exclusive in Nature this week.
30 Oct 2005
Discussions on avian influenza dominated this inter-governmental conference that took place from 23-27 October.
30 Oct 2005
3rd Session of the meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), 23 – 27 October 2005, Dakar, Senegal
30 Oct 2005
This study was formulated with an objective of studying the factors influencing the utilization of health services in the spectrum of antenatal, intranatal and postnatal periods of a mother.
27 Oct 2005
Scientists caution against premature finger-pointing at migratory wild birds, indicating that more needs to be known about their precise migratory routes and where they stop, and to understand which species may be more susceptible to such a virus.
26 Oct 2005
Dr Taej Mundkur and Dr. Sharifah Syed Hassan
26 Oct 2005
The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is expected to be carried by migrating birds into east Africa within weeks; US doctors have launched a clinical trial to assess the effects of allowing couples to choose the sex of their unborn children
23 Oct 2005
A simplified strategy for modifying complex sugar molecules, could dramatically increase the ease and speed with which scientists tackle important issues relating to tumor detection and the pathology of infectious diseases.
19 Oct 2005
Academics and physicians who write the rules on how to prescribe drugs have extensive financial connections with the pharmaceutical industry, according to an investigation by Nature.
18 Oct 2005
Some patients who suffer a right-hemisphere stroke develop a syndrome called 'neglect', in which they ignore the entire left side of their bodies. Researchers have found that this is caused by intact areas of the brain connected to the damaged areas.
16 Oct 2005
A study was conducted in 96 females suffering from PMS. Behavioral symptoms appearing during PMS were noticed. It was found that there is a substantial link between PMS and behavior alterations. Depression, aggression, irritability etc.
16 Oct 2005
Young boys were allegedly kidnapped and kept under illegal custody for months together. After demoralization had set in due to prolonged confinement, surgery was done on their private parts and female hormones were given to the persons.
14 Oct 2005
The age of ossification of different centers at wrist joint i.e. Carpals and lower ends of radius and ulna have been studied in pediatric age group in central Rajasthan. The study included 244 healthy children of both sexes up to 12 years of age
14 Oct 2005
The paper raises the possibility that the current prophylactic regimen for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may have contributed to the emergence of partial resistance to the drug in a Vietnamese patient.
12 Oct 2005
Males preferred poisoning and hanging whereas females preferred self-immolation (burns) to end their own lives.
12 Oct 2005
New journal launched at www.indianjournals.com
09 Oct 2005
Prof. Dr M.A. Miyan is the founder of South Asian Disaster Management Center (SADMC); Prof. Dr. Mohammed Nasimul Islam worked for the UN as a forensic pathologist; Prof. Masahiro Fukaya is a Professor in the Faculty of Policy Management
09 Oct 2005
New free full text journal launched at www.indianjournals.com
05 Oct 2005
R & D in animal health is the major activity of VRI, with special emphasis on livestock of economic and public health (zoonotic) importance. It also spearheads R&D of novel vaccines and biologicals for veterinary use.
05 Oct 2005
The 'Spanish flu' virus that killed about 50 million people in 1918-1919 had elements that were new to humans of the time, making it highly virulent and geneticists have compiled the genetic sequences of more than 200 different flu samples
05 Oct 2005
The I-ELISA is very suitable for large scale surveillance for avian influenza and can be used to detect antibody positive chickens if an outbreak of Avian Influenza Virus is suspected or for surveillance purposes post-outbreak at a particular location.
05 Oct 2005
This paper discusses the measures that were put in place before, during and after the peak period of bird flu outbreaks in East Asia in early 2004.

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