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Spread of infectious diseases via inter-state travel: ‘Well-connected’ Indian metros rank high on risk map

June 11, 2021 7:37 pm

In India, railways account for the bulk of long-distance traffic ferrying about 88 lakh people per day, followed by road – 25 lakh and air – 7.5 lakh. As a result, trains not only are infection carriers but also do so over long distances in a country like India, the researchers said.

New 'glowing' protein may help treat cancer, infectious diseases

June 04, 2019 9:40 am

Fluorescence microscopy is seen as one of the best tools for investigating the mechanism behind malignant tumour genesis and development, researchers said.

'No arrangement for serum’: Panel faults medical superintendent for diphtheria deaths in Delhi

October 03, 2018 2:04 am

The committee, comprising doctors from hospitals like Kasturba Gandhi, RML and senior officials, has found that medical superintendent Sushil Kumar Gupta did not inform his seniors about the non-availability of serum, said officials.

‘Half of infected blood donors don’t report for treatment’

March 12, 2015 2:28 am

The study was conducted by Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, samples tested for for Hiv, hepatitis and donors informed

Water treatment facilities hotspots for superbugs: Study

December 22, 2013 11:15 am

Report concluded that there is a need for global concerted actions to deal with this serious threat.

Low-dose treatment may block malaria transmission

November 16, 2013 3:51 pm

Standard doses of the drug cause reduced blood count in individuals with a deficiency in G6PD enzyme

Austerity is hurting our health,say researchers

April 29, 2013 10:36 am

Austerity is driving people to commit suicide and leading to depression.

Need political will to tackle TB: Lancet

March 24, 2013 1:45 am

It notes that a national survey to measure the magnitude of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India has never been undertaken.

Doctor pushes course on infectious diseases

November 06, 2011 2:15 am

Dr Navin Shah told that there are an estimated 50 million patients of infectious diseases,leading to 48 per cent deaths.

Job seekers to be screened for infectious diseases in UAE

September 28, 2011 4:58 pm

The scheme is designed to curb the entry of contagious diseases in the Gulf countries.