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HIV/AIDS menace stalking India's neighbourhood (Feature)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Just like in India, migrant labour is one of the main causes for the spread of HIV/AIDS in neighbouring Bhutan and Bangladesh. In Sri Lanka, it is contracted mainly by child sex workers catering to Western tourists, while in Nepal it is spread largely by trafficked women returning from brothels in India.

Friday, November 23, 2007 8:37:04 AM

Himachal centre stops making Japanese encephalitis vaccine
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) A premier vaccine research institute in Himachal Pradesh has stopped manufacturing the critical Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine as it has failed to upgrade its laboratory to world standards.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 2:52:19 PM

India partners MIT to set up medical institute
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India's Department of Biotechnology is partnering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to set up a Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) in India.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:18:14 AM

Kerala e-Kendras to impart medical transcription training
Kozhikode, Nov 21 (IANS) Kerala's drive to tap ICT to fuel development is entering a new phase with a training programme on medical transcription set to be launched by the end of this month.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 10:33:15 AM

Here comes Red Ribbon Express to combat AIDS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) After two years of planning, the Red Ribbon Express will finally chug off from here Dec 1 with volunteers who will fan out to villages across India to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 10:14:47 AM

Leading life insurer bets high on health cover
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) The Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) hopes to earn Rs.50 billion ($1.3 billion) in three months from its proposed unit-linked health insurance policy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:15:58 PM

Pink vans that take HIV testing to the doorstep (Feature)
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Ten pink-topped vans have rolled out from the Marina Beach here to take the message of HIV/AIDS care to the most unreachable areas of Tamil Nadu.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:52:13 AM

Madhya Pradesh to have quick medical response units
Bhopal, Nov 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government plans to introduce special units to provide quick medical aid to people in the event of an emergency, according to a health department official.

Monday, November 19, 2007 5:21:11 PM

Punjab police to shed weight through Bhangra
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) The weight-shedding 'bhangra' dance exercise technique successfully adopted by the Bathinda police in Punjab will be replicated for the entire state to make cops fitter and healthier.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 8:12:43 PM

Sri Lankans going to India told to get polio vaccine
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankans planning to visit India have been asked to take the polio vaccine so that they don't carry back home the polio virus that has affected 367 Indians this year alone.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 7:45:17 AM

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