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LPG Autogas: Clean on the Roads, Not Just in the Lab
Business Wire IndiaNot only are emissions from diesel engines, according to the World Health Organisation, carcinogenic; we now have significant doubt on their real on-road performance following the recent diesel scandal in the USA and Europe. Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk causing 3

Pampers and UNICEF Celebrate a Decade Together Helping to Save Millions of Mother’s and Babies’ Lives
Business Wire IndiaAn estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.

Top Doctors and Cancer Patients Join Hands to Eradicate Illicit Sale of Tobacco Products
Business Wire IndiaTo mark ‘World No Tobacco Day’, top doctors from the city and cancer survivors today joined hands to campaign against the illicit sale of Tobacco products

Fortis Healthcare Awarded Golden Globe Tigers Award for Patient Safety for Successful Adoption of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
Business Wire IndiaFortis Healthcare Ltd, India’s leading healthcare delivery company, was awarded the prestigious Golden Globe Tigers Award for the category of ‘Best Patient Safety Initiative’ as it successfully adopted and implemented the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL) for patient safety and risk minimization in the operating room

World Exclusive: China's Renowned Soprano and First Lady Peng Liyuan Officially Takes Up Residence at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong today announced the official arrival of Peng Liyuan, renowned soprano, performing artist and "China's First Lady." Her wax figure can now be found at the attraction's "Historical and National Heroes" themed area, along with the wax figures of various world leaders and historical heroes.

GSK and Theravance Announce Start of Phase III Lung Function Study With 'Closed' Triple Combination Treatment FF/UMEC/VI for COPD
GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK) (NYSE: GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced the start of a second global phase III study to evaluate the effects of the investigational once-daily closed triple combination of fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Randgold Resources: Preparedness Spurs Prompt Response to Mali's First Ebola Case
Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD) - High alertness and careful planning prepared the Malian authorities to act swiftly to identify, treat and contain the country's first confirmed case of Ebola, Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow said today. Randgold owns and operates the Morila, Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines in Mali.

Randgold Resources Limited: Preparedness Spurs Prompt Response to Mali's First Ebola Case
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Epistem Plc: Announcement of Collaborative Funding Agreement With Global Health Investment Fund I, LLC

New Handheld Device to help Prevent Food Poisoning Launched
A first-of-its-kind handheld device and mobile app which provides information about the freshness and quality of meat, poultry and fish to help prevent food poisoning and wastage has launched today. The prototype device, named 'PERES', is also featuring on the international crowdfunding site Indiegogo at igg

Fortis Wins Prestigious BMJ Award for Successful Antibiotic Review Program
Fortis Healthcare announced today that Fortis Mulund, one of its major hospitals in Mumbai has been conferred the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) Award for ‘The Medical Team of the Year 2014.’ The honour was bestowed on the hospital for its outstanding “Antibiotic Review Program – and Antibiotic Restriction Policy

International SOS Continues to Advise Clients during “Unprecedented” Ebola Outbreak
81% of calls to International SOS on Ebola came in July / August Nigeria most discussed country in relation to Ebola Ebola planning and training services are available International SOS continues to provide expert advice to client organisations during the ongoing Ebola outbreak

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa – Rising Number of Calls to International SOS
Number of June requests for advice up 400% on May Education toolkit made available to UN and other organisations Risk to business travellers is low, but vigilance required  International SOS has seen another rise in the number of requests for advice on Ebola in recent weeks

PHFI Study Highlights the Need for a Health Focused Fiscal Policy for Tobacco Control

UL and Ashoka Collaborate for ‘Safer Roads, Safer India’ Campaign
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Luminous Water Technologies Licenses Berkeley Lab Invention for Arsenic-free Water in India and Bangladesh
Luminous Water Technologies has licensed from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation technology (ECAR) for arsenic remediation in arsenic-affected villages throughout India and Bangladesh. Dr

The Future of Healthcare: A Collective Vision

International SOS offers Advice to Travellers on World Diabetes Day: Pack Your Own Medication - and Watch Out for Counterfeit Drugs
International SOS marks World Diabetes Day on 14 November by issuing guidance to international travellers on how to plan and prepare for overseas trips. Diabetes affects 6% of the world's population. The World Health Organisation says diabetes is a major threat to global public health

GSK and Biological E. Announce Joint Venture to Develop Combination Vaccine for India and Other Developing Countries
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Biological E Limited (Biological E.), a leading Indian vaccines company, today announced an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) for the early stage research and development of a six-in-one combination paediatric vaccine to help protect children in India and other developing countries from polio and other infectious diseases

EasyMed Implements Its Easy SmartCare Technology in the Cardiology Department of University Hospital Geneva (HUG)
EasyMed Services Inc. ( (CNSX: EZM)(OTCBB: EMYSF)(MUN: EY6) today announced that the cardiology department of HUG has begun using its Easy SmartCare technology.

Novartis showcases 39 abstracts highlighting robust respiratory portfolio at ERS 2013
Novartis International AG /Novartis showcases 39 abstracts highlighting robust respiratory portfolio at ERS 2013 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

A*STAR and Cytos Bring Singapore's First Influenza Vaccine to Clinical Testing
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Switzerland's Cytos Biotechnology AG today announced that the first healthy volunteer has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial with their H1N1 influenza vaccine candidate based on Cytos' proprietary bacteriophage Qbeta virus-like particle (VLP) technology

New poll highlights treatment priorities of European primary care physicians when managing Type 2 Diabetes
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Boehringer Ingelheim broadens efforts for interferon-free hepatitis C treatments through clinical collaboration with Presidio Pharmaceuticals

Boehringer Ingelheim announces full patient enrolment for two of its pivotal Phase III interferon-free hepatitis C clinical trials

Boehringer Ingelheim’s investigational all-oral interferon-free combination achieved 95% viral cure rates in genotype-1b hepatitis C patients
New data from Boehringer Ingelheim’s interferon-free SOUND-C3 study were presented during the APASL Liver Week in Singapore

Boehringer Ingelheim’s investigational faldaprevir+ achieved viral cure in 88% of treatment-naïve hepatitis C patients in Asia
New findings presented today during the APASL Liver Week in Singapore, highlighted the efficacy and safety of faldaprevir+ plus pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PegIFN/RBV) in treatment-naïve patients with genotype-1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Asia

Ferring Presents Phase III Data for a Controlled Release Misoprostol Vaginal Delivery System for Labour Induction at the First European Congress on Intrapartum Care
Data from the EXPEDITE study presented today at the First European Congress on Intrapartum Care (ECIC) demonstrated that use of a controlled release misoprostol vaginal insert significantly reduced time to vaginal delivery compared to a dinoprostone vaginal insert.1

Boehringer Ingelheim announces results from one of its HCV Phase III trials: Investigational compound faldaprevir+ shows high viral cure and early treatment success in treatment-naïve patients with genotype-1 hepatitis C
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Boehringer Ingelheim announces interim results from a Phase III trial in HIV patients co-infected with chronic hepatitis C
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FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval for Boehringer Ingelheim’s Olodaterol* for Maintenance Treatment of COPD
Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the U.S

Boehringer Ingelheim enrols first patients in pivotal Phase III interferon-free hepatitis C trial programme
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Boehringer Ingelheim’s interferon-free all-oral hepatitis C treatment+ shows up to 85% viral cure in Phase IIb study including patients with advanced liver disease
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New Report Confirms Europe is on the Brink of a Stroke Crisis
Europe remains at risk of a devastating stroke crisis, according to a major new Report, “How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in Europe?” published today, on World Stroke Day, by Action for Stroke Prevention (ASP). Alarmingly, the Report highlights that the first time many people will find out they have AF is when they have a stroke

Asia-Pacific Health Experts Call for Urgent Action to Prevent a Stroke Crisis
Asia-Pacific remains at risk of a devastating stroke crisis, according to regional health experts launching two new Reports published today, on World Stroke Day, by Action for Stroke Prevention (ASP)

Policy Makers Join the Call for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be Made a National Healthcare Priority

FAB’ENTECH launches a Phase I clinical trial in Singapore for its new product against H5N1 Avian Influenza
Fab’entech, a French biopharmaceutical company specialized in developing specific polyclonal immunoglobulins against emerging infectious diseases has announced that the company is launching its first clinical trial in humans for its product against the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus

Final Phase IIb interferon-free hepatitis C data from Boehringer Ingelheim to be presented at AASLD
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Conducive Government Policies give Import-dependent GCC Pharmaceutical Market a Makeover, Finds Frost & Sullivan
The emerging GCC pharmaceutical market is undergoing a sea change with governments implementing reforms, simplifying regulations and upgrading and expanding healthcare infrastructure to compete with the global pharmaceuticals market. Favourable regulatory policies have attracted foreign participants to the market, intensifying competition among top multinationals and a few local companies

Polio vaccination fatwa by militants in N Waziristan to put thousands of children at risk
Over 16,000 children below the age of five will miss their polio vaccines in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, following a ban announced by a powerful local warlord on vaccination campaigns in the region.

'Hazardous' sheesha smoking assuming epidemic proportions in Pak
Residents of Islamabad have demanded that the parliament make laws to ban sheesha smoking at restaurants, cafes and other public places, as it is extremely injurious to health.

Post-Fukushima radiation readings in Japan 'below cancer-causing levels', says WHO
A World Health Organisation report has revealed that radiation levels across most of Japan are below cancer-causing levels, since the Fukushima plant accident occurred due to an earthquake a year ago.

Boehringer Ingelheim’s once-daily bronchodilator olodaterol* successfully completes Phase II clinical trial program in COPD
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Inno Group in Association with the Madras Medical Mission Organised Free Cardiac Screening Camp
Inno Group, a global investment firm focused on real estate with operations in Europe, Middle East and India, in association with The Madras Medical Mission, conducted a free cardiac screening camp for the neighbouring villages in and around Oragadam, at Inno GeoCity today

Announcement of TB Partnership with Becton Dickinson for the Supply and Distribution of Genedrive(TM) Molecular Point of Care Platform
Epistem ("Epistem" or "the Company") (AIM: EHP), the biotechnology and personalised medicine company, has announced that it has reached agreement with Becton Dickinson (BD) for the supply and distribution of its Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) test on a global basis (excluding India and the Indian Sub Continent) using its Genedrive™ platform

Sanofi Announces Results of ORIGIN, the World's Longest and Largest Randomized Clinical Trial in Pre- and Early Diabetes
Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN) (NYSE: SNY) announced today results from the landmark ORIGIN trial (Outcome Reduction with Initial Glargine Intervention), which showed that Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA] injection) had no statistically significant positive or negative impact on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes versus standard care during the study period

Lyxumia(R) (lixisenatide) in Combination With Basal Insulin Plus Oral Anti-Diabetics Significantly Reduced HbA1c and Post-Prandial Glucose

Lantus(R) Initiation After Metformin Achieved Superior Glycemic Control Versus Sitagliptin in Type 2 Diabetes
Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN) (NYSE: SNY) announced today that people with early type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on metformin demonstrated superior HbA1c -- glycated hemoglobin -- reduction with Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) versus sitagliptin

Authenticity of cervical cancer vaccine trial in India questioned
A new study has raised further questions about a controversial trial of HPV vaccines in India.

Breakthrough as Alzheimer's vaccine trial proves successful
Scientists have found a new vaccine to be effective against Alzheimer's disease.

Diesel exhaust causes cancer, warns WHO
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) cancer research agency classified diesel engine exhaust as cancer-causing on Tuesday, and urged action to reduce human exposure to it.

World losing battle against TB, cautions WHO
One third of the world's population is suffering from tuberculosis, and the disease could become incurable if governments fail to act, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Regarding meat as 'treat' may help tackle obesity
One should only eat meat on feast days to help tackle obesity, a government food advisor has advised.

Combination drugs therapy for treating malaria shows promise
Scientists have come up with a new combination therapy for the treatment of malaria and preventing the parasite from becoming resistant.

Now, Al Qaeda linked terror group takes to Twitter
Somalian-based Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab has reportedly taken to the micro-blogging site Twitter to win the support for its control of the country.

Sex workers in Mumbai, Rajkot pay homage to AIDS victims
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, sex workers in Mumbai, paid tribute to people who have died of AIDS in the country.

Walkathon organised in Kolkata on eve of World Diabetes Day
Scores of residents came together to take part in a walkathon that was organised here on Sunday on the eve of World Diabetes Day.

First Results from Ongoing Phase III Trial Show Malaria Vaccine Candidate, RTS,S* reduces the risk of Malaria by half in African Children aged 5 to 17 Months
First results from a large-scale Phase III trial of RTS,S, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show the malaria vaccine candidate to provide young African children with significant protection against clinical and severe malaria with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile

Hackers target United Nations, leak e-mail info
A group of hackers has posted over 100 e-mail addresses and login details which it claimed to have extracted from the United Nations.

China vows to rectify 'underestimated' air pollution levels
Beijing, Nov 12(ANI): China has admitted that the country's air pollution standards were being monitored incorrectly and vowed to provide accurate smog readings.

Botulism poisoning alert over korma sauce, 1800 jars recalled
Health officials have recalled 1800 jars of Loyd Grossman's korma sauce after two Scottish people from the same family were hospitalised due to botulism poisoning after consuming the product.

Pak actress Veena Malik announces plans to sponsor an Indian girl child
Pakistani actress Veena Malik has announced plans to sponsor education of a girl child and her day-to-day needs in Mumbai.

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