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Rich elderly in Kerala check into medical-care centres

Thiruvananthapuram , Nov 22 With their children working abroad and with no family member to look after them, more and more elderly from rich families in Kerala are checking into nursing centres.

Plague kills 40 in Madagascar

Antananarivo , Nov 22

At least 40 people were killed in an outbreak of plague in Madagascar, a media report said Saturday.

Bird flu hits third poultry farm in Netherlands

The Hague , Nov 22

An outbreak of bird flu was detected at a third Dutch poultry farm, the country's ministry of economic affairs announced Friday.

Spanish health worker flown home after possible Ebola contagion

Madrid , Nov 21

A Spanish health worker with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) arrived back in Spain Friday morning from Mali after being deemed at risk of contagion from the Ebola virus.

Swedish health minister to visit India

New Delhi , Nov 21

Swedish Healthcare, Public Health and Sports Minister Gabriel Wikstrom will visit India Nov 23 to attend the celebrations of five years of successful cooperation in the field of healthcare and public health.

Golf courses are hotspots for ticks

Washington , Nov 22

Golf courses are prime habitats for ticks, the tiny bloodsucking creatures, says a new study.

Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: Ban Ki-moon

Washington , Nov 22

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.

Hollande to visit Guinea next week, focus on fighting Ebola

Paris , Nov 22

French President Francois Hollande will visit the West African countries next week, including the Ebola-hit Guinea-Conakry Nov 28 and will focus on ways to eradicate the deadly virus, media reported Friday.

WHO declares DRC Ebola-free

Geneva , Nov 21

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

India to host 11th conference on population, development

New Delhi , Nov 21

India will host the 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development in Delhi Nov 25-26 to promote cooperation on reproductive health and development.