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CCI Penalizes Chemists Associations for Anti-competitive Practices

New Delhi (ABC Live):Competition Commission of India(CCI) have found the following practices of All India level, State level, District level associations of chemists, druggists, stockists, whole-sellers and manufacturers as anti-competitive: 1.    Issuance of No Objection Certificate or letter of consent by such associations for opening chemist shop/being appointed stockists/distributor/whole-seller. 2.    Compulsory payment of PIS charges by pharmaceutical firms/manufacturers to associations …

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Ban Ki-Moon Terms Cuba Latin American School of Medicine As Best in World

Havana (ABC Live): The Secretary-General of United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, visited on Tuesday (28) the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM ) in Havana, to see the project developed by Communist government of island that has trained more than 11,000 physicians of 123 countries. Ban Ki-Moon, who is on an official visit and is invited to the 2nd CELAC Summit, …

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Cancer Immunotherapy as Breakthrough of Year 2013

New Delhi (ABC Live):Science magazine chooses for its section 2013 Breakthrough of the Year, the subject of cancer immunotherapy, claiming that this form of treatment has marked a “turning point”, as the human body’s own immune system is honed in to direct the fight against the cancerous cells. In the latest edition of Science magazine, the article by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel …

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After 3 Years of Polio Free Status India, South-East Asia All set to Become Polio Free

New Delhi (ABC Live): Wild poliovirus has not been found in India since 13 January 2011 meaning that, from that date, India is no longer a country where polio is endemic. Three years of being polio free is a notable milestone for the country as a whole, but the success of the immunization and awareness campaign has had a wider …

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Vegetarianism and Health

New Delhi (ABC Live):Vegetarianism has health benefits, if quality food is available, which now days means low in pesticides or organic. To list the things wrong with meat, in order or importance, first is the hormones found in red meat. They really alter human physiology. Second is toxic substances, which accumulate more substantially in meat. In red meat, this means …

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Oman Reports MERS-CoV Case to World Health Organization

New Delhi (ABC Live):9 JANUARY 2014 – WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Oman. The case is a 59 year-old man who became sick with fever, cough and shortness of breath on 20 December 2013 and was admitted to hospital in North Batinha Governorate on 24 December. On 28 …

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RUSA Mission Authority Approves RUSA Guidelines Programmatic Norms

New Delhi (ABC Live):The first meeting of the Mission Authority of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) was held on 8th January, 2014 in New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by the Human Resource Minister, Dr. M.M Pallam Raju. The meeting was attended by Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member Planning Commission, Ministers of Higher Education in the States, Chairmen and Vice …

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IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy Aims Cancer Free World

Lima (ABC Live):Carrying a message about the need for collaboration and cooperation in implementing cancer control strategies worldwide, staff from the IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) participated in an important international conference on cancer control in Lima, Peru from 3-6 November 2013. During the Fifth International Cancer Control Congress, PACT staff chaired a session on “Improving integrated …

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42.5 percent Children Under 5 Years Are Undernourished:NFHS

New Delhi (ABC Live):The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) provides the data on nutrition indicators at National & State level. As per NFHS-3,(2005-06), 42.5 % children under 5 years are underweight, 48 % are stunted, 19.8 % are wasted; and 40.4% children under 3 years are underweight, 44.9 % are stunted and 22.9% are wasted. The rate of malnutrition has …

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India Houses 1484958 TB, MDR-TB Cases

New Delhi (ABC Live): India accounts for the highest number of TB and MDR-TB cases in the world. Though the incidence rates of TB and MDR-TB are low in our country as compared to other countries, this translates to a high absolute number of cases, given the size of our population. The prevalence of Drug Sensitive TB has been brought …

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