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Science/Health

Assam's six lakh tribal kids to be screened for anaemia

Guwahati:The union tribal affairs ministry will cover at least six lakh tribal children in Assam under its sickle cell anaemia screening programme within this year.

Sickle cell anaemia is a hereditary blood disorder that results in abnormality in haemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the body parts.

9/11 rescue workers face chronic illnesses

New York: The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers, who came to the rescue of the victims, says a new research.

Those who arrived in the immediate aftermath of the attacks are more prone to physical and mental ailments, the findings showed.

“Compared with the workers who did not attend the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, those who arrived earliest on the scene were at greatest risk for nearly all the health conditions analysed,” the study observed.

Nearly 200 hospitalised in Bihar after food poisoning

Patna : Nearly 200 people, including 40 children, were admitted to a hospital in Bihar on Friday after they ate "poisoned food" at a marriage, a health official said.

The incident was reported from Phoolparas in Madhubani district, about 170 km from here.

Soon after having the food, they complained of stomach pain and started vomiting, a district health official said.

All of them were admitted to a state-run hospital in Phulparas.

Cabinet nod for quality education in homeopathy

New Delhi: The union cabinet on Tuesday approved a new provision to ensure that homeopathy education is made available only by colleges equipped to guarantee quality.

The decision was taken by the union cabinet at a meeting here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Swine flu cases cross 33,000 mark, toll 1,994

New Delhi : Swine flu has claimed a total of 1,994 lives in India this year with the total number of cases crossing the 33,000 mark, according to latest data from the health ministry on Thursday.

In less than three months of this year, the toll has crossed the 2010 peak of 1,763 deaths.

Eight more deaths and 263 fresh cases have been reported on March 25.

In the first swine flu outbreak in the country in 2009, there were 981 deaths reported. In the following year in 2010, the death toll climbed up to 1,763.

​India should celebrate science: Bharat Ratna Professor CNR Rao

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Asserting that science is very essential for India’s future, Bharat Ratna Professor C N R Rao on Wednesday said, if India is to have a bright future, it is essential that due focus is given to quality and excellence in education.

Goa's first woman CM down with swine flu

Panaji : Goa's first woman chief minister Shashikala Kakodkar is being treated for swine flu, Health Minister Francis D'Souza said on Tuesday.

Kakodkar, 80, who served as chief minister of Goa in 1977, had already been admitted due to an illness at a city hospital when she was detected positive for swine flu.

"She was already admitted to hospital, when she was also diagnosed with swine flu," said D'Souza, also a deputy chief minister. Three people have already died of swine flu over the last two-three days.

India needs political will to eradicate TB: Study

(March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)

Mumbai : Only with political will and commitment, backed by sufficient resources, can India effectively control tuberculosis (TB) that kills over three lakh people every year, says a Mumbai-based senior doctor.

Unless this happens, TB will continue to be India's silent epidemic and a death sentence for poor people, Zarir Udwadia, consultant physician at P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, warned.

One more swine flu death in Telangana, toll 74

Hyderabad : Swine flu has claimed one more life in Telangana, taking the toll to 74 since January. The number of fresh cases, however, has come down.

The health department reported one death during last 24 hours, while only eight H1N1 positive cases were registered.

According to a bulletin issued by the department on Wednesday, 97 samples were tested on Tuesday and out of them, eight were found positive. This the lowest number in last one week.

Swine flu claims 73 lives in Telangana since January

Hyderabad : Swine flu has claimed 73 lives so far in Telangana, officials said on Tuesday.

These deaths were reported from January 1 till March 16, said the health department which reported 23 H1N1 positive cases during last 24 hours.

According to a bulletin issued by the department, 103 samples were tested on Monday and out of them, 23 were found positive. This was the lowest number in last one week.

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