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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.

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.

SRL launches lab test to predict heart failure

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.

Malnutrition ignored in party manifestos: CRY

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.

Kolkata to host World Congress on Public Health

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.

World Malaria Day: UN seeks near zero preventable deaths

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences, United Nations officials on Friday warned, marking the sixth annual World Malaria Day.

UN summit commits to improve ocean health

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): A United Nations-backed summit wrapped up in the Netherlands on Friday with a set of concrete actions to turn around the health of the world's oceans and food security for millions by tackling key threats such as climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution.

Forensics uncover planetary disks in NASA archive

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.

NASA telescopes find close, cold neighbor of Sun

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.

Jubilant Life Sciences receives ANDA approval

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.

Scientists in UN-backed initiative decode tsetse fly genome

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.

UN kicks off annual global immunization campaign

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.

UN boosts knowledge-sharing to combat diseases

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.

WHO calls for investment in the battle against malaria

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.

Malaria claims 50K lives in India per year: ASSOCHAM

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.