Health

Government to introduce new food standardisation norms (With Images)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government will further strengthen food safety in the country by introducing standards regulations to bring quality of Indian food items at par with international ... Read more...

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Test to predict premature births discovered


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method to predict premature births, based on a new blood test that looks at two specific proteins, combined with an established ... Read more...

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Psychopaths tend to have poor olfactory sense


September 21st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) People with psychopathic tendencies seem to have a poor sense of smell, which points to inefficient processing in the brain's front part, says a study.Psychopathy covers ... Read more...

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Choline protects infants from mental illness?


September 21st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Consuming choline, found in eggs and meat, during pregnancy may protect an infant from stress-related illness, including mental disturbances and hypertension, later in life, says a ... Read more...

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Balanced lifestyle secret to healthy life later


September 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A British study has found that a healthy old age depends on how much balanced lifestyle we maintain during prime years of life.It says careful eating, ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 die of cholera in Sierra Leone: WHO


September 21st, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 18,000 cases of cholera have been reported in west Africa's Sierra Leone, and at least 273 people have died in the biggest outbreak since the ... Read more...

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More Indians falling pray to Alzheimer’s disease (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With an increasing elderly population falling prey to it, Alzheimer's disease, a kind of dementia, stands as one of the biggest health threats in India, ... Read more...

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Kerala may have over 2 lakh dementia patients by 2021


September 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala is estimated to have over two lakh dementia patients by 2021, said a report on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day, which is observed ... Read more...

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‘Venom from snakes could save lives too’


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Snake venom could become the source of life-saving drugs for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to an Australian research.Gavin Huttley from The John Curtin ... Read more...

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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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IVF gaining popularity among villagers: Expert


September 20th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With a success rate of nearly 40 percent, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has been steadily gaining popularity among rural couples suffering from infertility, an expert said here ... Read more...

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Painkillers overuse causing a million headaches in Britain


September 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Over a million people in Britain could be suffering from constant and crippling headaches because of taking too many painkillers, according to experts.According to the National ... Read more...

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Bottled correction fluid sale banned to check abuse


September 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Retail sale and production of bottled correction fluid, used on printed pages, and nail paint remover have been banned to check their abuse as intoxicating ... Read more...

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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

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Mouth bugs may double pancreatic cancer risks: Study


September 19th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Oral bugs may double risks of pancreatic cancer, an extremely lethal and difficult condition to detect, one which last year snuffed out Apple icon Steve Jobs ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s sabotages brain wiring?


September 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study.Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in asthma research


September 19th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon an effective way to block asthma attacks by identifying the two most significant biological triggers that bring them on.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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‘Special’ mothers to take care of ’special’ children (Feature)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two years ago 40-year old Anuradha, who is HIV positive, came to Jaipur with a frail body and weak mind clouded with uncertainty about her future. ... Read more...

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‘Chewing betel leaf may help fight cancer’


September 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Chewing 'paan' or betel leaf could help fight a form of bone marrow cancer, a group of Indian researchers say.A molecule derived from betel leaf may ... Read more...

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Pak businessman is Delhi’s first marrow transplant case from unrelated donor


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Abdul Samad, 36-year-old businessman from Pakistan, has doctors in the national capital and a donor from Germany to thank for a fresh lease of life.A ... Read more...

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Exercise helps you cope with stress, anxiety


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Moderate exercise not only keeps one fit and healthy but also helps him or her to cope with anxiety and stress, suggests a new study."While it ... Read more...

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‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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Indian NGO to push sanitation goals in developing nations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) India's low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh Sauchalaya is all set to go global by expanding its footprint in 50 developing countries to push the implementation of the ... Read more...

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Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) British lawmakers have unanimously voted to end "discrimination" against people suffering from mental illness, who will now be able to serve as members of parliament, in ... Read more...

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Yoga, homoeopathy to be integrated with healthcare in UP


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health ... Read more...

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Indian hospital group to train doctors in Ghana


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 16 (IANS) India's Apollo Hospital Group will conduct a medical camp in Ghana to provide affordable treatment to people suffering from liver and heart diseases as part of ... Read more...

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Abstinence, exercise helps reclaim bone loss


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS) Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, which increases risk of fractures, but it can be undone by eight weeks of abstinence and some exercise, suggests a ... Read more...

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New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... Read more...

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Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

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Ultra low cost scanner reveals foetal defects


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A hand-held scanner, costing as low as 40 pounds and of the size of a computer mouse, if plugged into any computer can reveal vital information ... Read more...

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21,000 diseased sheep to be culled in Pakistan


September 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Over 21,000 Australian Merino sheep imported from Bahrain, which were found infected with salmonella, actinomyces and E. Coli, will now be culled and disposed of, officials ... Read more...

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New building for Mumbai hospital (With images)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Mumbai's KEM Hospital, the original structure of which is housed in a heritage building, will Monday inaugurate its new multi-storey building that has been constructed ... Read more...

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