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Kids under 12 ‘should not be given Tamiflu’

August 11, 2009 4:32:50 pm

British scientists have warned that children under the age of 12 should not be given Tamilflu because its harms outweigh any benefits.

Soon a drug may make diabetes jab history

August 11, 2009 12:31:53 pm

A new drug for diabetes could be ready in as little as five years time.

Australian Swine Flu death toll reaches 95

August 11, 2009 12:26:48 pm

A world-first trial of a swine flu vaccine in children began in Australia on Monday with the results expected to be known within weeks.

Azad meets CMs,asks for urgent measures

August 11, 2009 10:56:55 am

Amid rise in swine flu deaths,Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked Chief Ministers to take urgent measures to tackle spread of the dreaded virus in the country.

First swine flu case reported in J&K

August 11, 2009 10:56:33 am

Jammu and Kashmir reported its first swine flu case with a girl studying in Pune testing positive for the virus at the government hospital.

New wave of Swine flu could sicken millions: Experts

August 10, 2009 6:48:42 pm

experts in Washington warned that a new wave of the deadly virus is ready to explode and could stricken millions.

Maha Govt orders closure of Pune schools,colleges

August 10, 2009 2:56:42 pm

The Maharashtra Government ordered closure of schools and colleges in Pune,where swine flu has claimed three lives so far.

Now,an HIV blocking gel for women!

August 10, 2009 1:35:49 pm

Scientists have developed a vaginal gel that would help protect women from contracting the deadly HIV during a sexual intercourse.

Increased forest fires may damage human lungs

August 10, 2009 1:17:07 pm

A new study has found that as the climate gets warmer and dryer,forest fires will come as much as three times more common in parts of the American West.

6 new swine flu-related deaths in Malaysia; toll rises to 32

August 10, 2009 1:16:16 pm

Malaysia's Health Ministry says six more people diagnosed with swine flu have died,raising the country's death toll related to the virus to 32.

India to procure flu vaccine from abroad: Azad

August 10, 2009 10:59:22 am

Swine flu vaccines would be procured from international companies to immunise medical and para-medical staff involved in treating and testing patients for the disease.

Chennai boy becomes latest swine flu casualty

August 10, 2009 8:40:21 am

The four-year-old Chennai boy,who was struggling for his life after a multiple organ failure and also tested positive for swine flu,finally succumbed to his disease.

PM talks to Azad,asks to form panel of doctors

August 9, 2009 4:35:32 pm

Taking a serious view of the swine flu outbreak in the country,Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday spoke with Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and reviewed the situation.

NRI in Ahmedabad dies of swine flu,toll rises to 4

August 9, 2009 1:05:33 pm

A 43-year-old man died of swine flu early this morning at the city civil hospital here,a senior official said.

Swine flu-hit Mumbai youth still remains critical

August 9, 2009 1:01:43 pm

The condition of a 28-year-old swine flu patient admitted to a hospital here remains critical,hospital authorities said on Sunday.

Reeda Sheikh’s family demands Ghulam Nabi Azad’s resignation

August 9, 2009 11:01:24 am

Taking a strong exception to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement,that Reeda Sheikh was responsible for the entry of swine flu in India,members of her family demanded his resignation.

13 new cases of swine flu reported in Delhi

August 7, 2009 8:18:40 pm

The national capital reported 13 new cases of swine flu which included three doctors and one student of a private school.

Clinton deal lowers HIV drug cost in poor nations

August 7, 2009 12:19:53 pm

Agreements between ex-US Prez Bill Clinton's foundation and two drug companies will lower prices of HIV medicines in the developing world.

WHO sees swine flu vaccination from next month

August 6, 2009 8:56:47 pm

The first vaccines to combat H1N1 swine flu should be approved and ready for use in some countries from September,the World Health Organisation said.

Nine more test positive for H1N1,two schools added to list

August 6, 2009 10:22:46 am

Nine more persons,including three girl students of St Anne's school which recorded the first fatality of swine flu here,have tested positive for the virus.

Novartis starts testing its swine flu vaccine

August 5, 2009 8:39:10 pm

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has begun injecting its swine flu vaccine into people in the company’s first human tests,a spokesman said on Wednesday.

People throng hospital for H1N1 tests,2 more cases confirmed

August 5, 2009 4:17:55 pm

After the city reported the country's first swine flu death,hundreds of people on Wednesday thronged a civic hospital to get themselves tested for the virus.

WHO says swine flu deaths surge to 1,154

August 5, 2009 11:05:47 am

The World Health Organisation said that 1,154 swine flu victims have died since the virus emerged in April.

Flu death result of late diagnosis;fresh guidelines soon: Azad

August 4, 2009 4:42:24 pm

After the country registered its first swine flu death,Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad blamed late diagnosis for the incident and said his ministry would soon issue fresh guidelines to contain spread of the disease.

‘Drink whiskey’ to beat Swine flu!

August 4, 2009 3:14:29 pm

Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus.