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  • After swine flu, PMC gears up to check dengue menace - Daily News & Analysis

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    1 Apr 2015 | 3:11 am
    Daily News & AnalysisAfter swine flu, PMC gears up to check dengue menaceDaily News & AnalysisAlthough the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials say that swine flu cases are completely under control, they now fear a rise in dengue cases in the city. Currently, only seven people who are suspected to have swine flu are admitted in PMC-run ...
  • Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product

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    Rob Stein
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:53 am
    The product is called Snus — a tiny bag of tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. Its Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars, dip and chewing tobacco.» E-Mail This
  • How Not to Catch a Cold on a Plane

    NYT > Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    There are ways for passengers to avoid whatever may be going around up there.
  • Off Channel Islands, scientists explore coral — and our oceans' future

    L.A. Times - Science
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Five hundred feet beneath the ocean's surface, a robotic submarine is bumping into a grove of bone-white coral in the waters off the Channel Islands.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

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    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Between 11 and 22 March 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths. Cases are listed by date of reporting, with the most recent case listed first. The National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also notified WHO of the death of 5 previously reported MERS-CoV cases. The cases were reported in previous DONs on 20 March (cases n. 5, 12), on 11 March (cases n. 2, 10) and on 6 March (case n. 6).
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  • After swine flu, PMC gears up to check dengue menace - Daily News & Analysis

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:11 am
    Daily News & AnalysisAfter swine flu, PMC gears up to check dengue menaceDaily News & AnalysisAlthough the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials say that swine flu cases are completely under control, they now fear a rise in dengue cases in the city. Currently, only seven people who are suspected to have swine flu are admitted in PMC-run ...
  • Half of swine flu death cases got delayed treatment: Study - Daily News & Analysis

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Daily News & AnalysisHalf of swine flu death cases got delayed treatment: StudyDaily News & AnalysisNearly half of the reported swine flu deaths in Mumbai took medical help after the sixth days of onset of the disease, shows an internal death audit done by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. So far, the virus has taken 42 lives out of which, only 15 Swine Flu Claims 20 More Lives, Toll Rises to 2064NDTVSwine flu claims another 20 lives, 34240 people infectedEconomic Times2 senior citizens die of swine flu, toll rises to 44The Indian Expressindiatvnews.com (press release) (blog)all 60 news…
  • Seven more succumb to swine flu across Maharashtra - Times of India

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    Seven more succumb to swine flu across MaharashtraTimes of IndiaPUNE: The swine flu virus claimed seven more lives in the state on Tuesday, taking the number of casualties from the infection in Maharashtra to 404 this year, so far. "A total of 93 people tested positive for the contagion on Tuesday. With this, the
  • 4 more swine flu deaths in Rajasthan, toll touches 419 - Economic Times

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    4 more swine flu deaths in Rajasthan, toll touches 419Economic TimesJAIPUR: With swine flu claiming four more lives in Rajasthan, the toll in the last three months in the state has touched 419, an official said today. One person each succumbed to H1N1 virus in Ajmer, Tonk, Nagaur, and Jhunjhunu yesterday, the official and more »
  • Swine flu cases in state rise to 41 - Times of India

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Swine flu cases in state rise to 41Times of IndiaThe state health department has also recommended that anyone with swine flu symptoms—fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting, diarrhoea—should see a doctor to start the antiviral treatment. And even if the infection is mild, he/she should and more »
 
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  • Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product

    Rob Stein
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:53 am
    The product is called Snus — a tiny bag of tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. Its Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars, dip and chewing tobacco.» E-Mail This
  • Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

    Jon Hamilton
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Scientists are still better than computers at assessing a neuron's health by looking at its shape. But an effort that includes an international series of hackathons could help speed the process.» E-Mail This
  • Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

    Poncie Rutsch
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Scientists say they've identified the bacteria that emit that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up To 28 Percent By 2025

    Bill Chappell
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    The new target was submitted to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. It is part of a plan for a new international treaty to be hammered out in December in Paris.» E-Mail This
  • After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Between 11 and 22 March 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths. Cases are listed by date of reporting, with the most recent case listed first. The National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also notified WHO of the death of 5 previously reported MERS-CoV cases. The cases were reported in previous DONs on 20 March (cases n. 5, 12), on 11 March (cases n. 2, 10) and on 6 March (case n. 6).
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Between 3 and 10 March 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 5 deaths. Cases are listed by date of reporting, with the most recent case listed first. The National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also notified WHO of the death of 5 previously reported MERS-CoV cases. The cases were reported in previous DONs on 11 March (case n. 8), on 6 March (case n. 5) and on 23 February (cases n. 36, 38) on 16 February (case n. 2).
  • Typhoid fever – Uganda

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    On 24 February 2015, the Ministry of Health of Uganda notified WHO of a typhoid fever outbreak. The outbreak started in Kampala City at the beginning of 2015. As of 5 March 2015, a total of 1940 suspected cases have been reported. From the first epicentre in downtown Kampala, the outbreak has now spread to all divisions in the capital city and to neighbouring districts. The most affected groups are young males aged between 20 and 39 years. The majority of cases work in the business sector or as casual labourers. Food and juice vendors and cooks are also affected, hence the potential for wide…
  • Meningococcal disease - Nigeria

    13 Mar 2015 | 1:05 am
    Between 26 January and 5 March 2015, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria notified WHO of 652 suspected cases of meningococcal disease, including 50 deaths. Cases have been reported in 10 local government areas of 2 states, Kebbi and Sokoto. Laboratory tests have confirmed the predominance of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in the affected areas, with no other serogroups being identified. In Zamfara state, there has been a recent emergence of suspected cases of meningococcal disease; however, an outbreak has not yet been confirmed.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    On 9 March 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 59 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 17 fatal cases. Onset dates ranged from 21 January to 25 February 2015. Below is a breakdown of the 59 cases included in this notification by epidemiological week of symptom onset: Of these 59 cases, 44 (75%) were male. The majority (49 cases, 83%) reported exposure to live poultry or live poultry markets; the exposure history of six cases is unknown or unavailable. Three family clusters…
 
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  • Swine flu toll rises to 22 in Himachal

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    The toll due to swine flu rose to 22 in Himachal Pradesh, Health Minister Kaul Singh said on Tuesday. The minister told the assembly that five of the patients who died were hospitalised in an advance stage of infection.
  • Mumbai Musings

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Hum Saath Saath Hai Numerous stories about rifts between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena are doing the rounds for weeks now. The two parties or their respective leaders, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis have taken different stands on various issues and Sena has lost no opportunity to criticise its own government through editorials in its mouthpiece Saamana.
  • Two senior citizens and one child dies from swine flu in Mumbai

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Two senior citizens and a nine-year-old child from Thane have died from swine flu in Mumbai in the last 48 hours, taking the death toll across the city to 42 The number of swine flu patients in the city may have slowed down, but the fatalities are still on the rise. According to the BMC's epidemic cell, three more people died in Mumbai from the disease in the last 48 hours.
  • Health eVillages Coalition Continues Efforts to Provide Critical...

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Health eVillages , a program founded by global healthcare activist Donato Tramuto and Physicians Interactive in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, today reminded healthcare professionals and the public that its Collaborative Coalition continues supplying crucial information on the Ebola virus--even as heightened precautions begin diminishing in West Africa. Thus far, there have been greater than 23,000 cases diagnosed and more than 9,000 deaths worldwide since the first case of the current Ebola epidemic was reported , according to the Centers for…
  • Team set up to preventsale of adulterated milk

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Jorhat, March 29: The Jorhat district administration has constituted a team of officials from health and dairy development departments, led by an executive magistrate with support from police, to carry out drives against sale of adulterated milk. West Jorhat revenue circle officer Utpal Doley has been given the charge of the team to carry out the drive.
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  • Insured Cat Losses – Europe/Middle East/Africa – 2014

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    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Insured losses for the regions encompassing Europe, the Middle East and Africa accounted for around 21 percent of global insured losses in 2014. The most significant events included the severe convective outbreak (hail and windstorm Ela) that affected areas including Germany, France, Belgium and Austria. A frontal boundary crossing the area initiated severe thunderstorms and supercells. [...]
  • Notable Insured Global Losses in 2014

    GC Editor
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Notable insured losses in 2014 included the February snowstorms in Japan, frequent winter storms affecting Europe, flooding in the United Kingdom and a cold, stormy winter in the eastern half of North America. The arrival of spring in the second quarter produced several severe convective outbreaks in the United States and hail and windstorm Ela [...]
  • Global Catastrophe Overview– 2014

    GC Editor
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    2014 was a quiet year, with significant insured losses totaling around USD33 billion. Insured losses were below the ten-year and five-year moving averages of around USD59 billion and USD56 billion, respectively (see graphs below).   About 57 percent of insured losses were reported in the Americas, 19 percent in Europe and 23 percent in Asia and Australasia [...]
  • Week’s Top Stories: March 21 — 27, 2015

    GC Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    GC Strategic Advisory Update: Reinsurers Ratings Challenged with Negative Sector Outlook: The major rating agencies covering the reinsurance sector (A.M. Best, S&P, Moody’s, Fitch) have all voiced concerns with the industry’s ability to adjust to the seemingly overwhelming headwinds currently facing the sector. With A.M. Best recently changing its outlook, the view of the reinsurance [...]
  • January 1, 2015 Renewals See Lower Pricing and Broader Coverage for Clients

    GC Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As we approach the April 2015 reinsurance renewal, we look back at the Jan. 1 renewal. January 1, 2015 Renewals See Lower Pricing and Broader Coverage for Clients: Guy Carpenter reports reinsurance pricing fell at the January 1, 2015 renewals in many segments, affecting almost all lines of business and geographies, continuing recent renewal trends. Read the [...]
 
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