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Did King Tut die of disease that gave him breasts?


September 13th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen probably suffered from an inheritable form of temporal lobe epilepsy that gave him abnormally large breasts, according to the Daily Mail.Tutankhamen was revered ... Read more...

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‘Diabetes can be found out through hair test first’


September 6th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Trichologist Akshay Batra says that hair is one of the prime source to detect many diseases."Hair has a significant medical content. By looking at ... Read more...

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12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... Read more...

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Fortified wheat flour for Jaipur open market


June 26th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) Jaipur witnessed one of the biggest-ever food fortification drives in the open market with the Tuesday launch of wheat flour fortified with iron, Vitamin B12 and ... Read more...

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Why getting better is worse than falling sick?


March 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Ever wondered why recovering from a debilitating bout of illness makes it seem worse than the actual condition or infection.According to researchers, the answer may lie ... Read more...

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Government schools battle stomach worms


February 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With stomach worms infecting thousands of children in the capital, the Delhi government will initiate a programme in its schools from Tuesday to target the ... Read more...

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Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A fish oil compound that targets leukaemia stem cells also holds the key to its cure. Leukaemia refers to cancer of the blood or bone marrow ... Read more...

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17 million kids dewormed in Bihar


November 11th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In one of the largest deworming programmes in India, an international NGO in collaboration with Bihar's health department has reached out to 17 million school ... Read more...

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Six die of cholera in Kerala


June 29th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 29 (IANS) Six people have died of cholera while 56 have been hospitalised with diarrhoea in the tribal hamlets of Kerala's hilly Wayanad district, a legislator said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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600 people affected by lead poisoning in China


June 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Over 600 people, including 103 children, in an eastern China province have been found to have "dangerously high" levels of lead in their blood, health officials ... Read more...

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High levels of lead found in 99 Chinese kids


May 16th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) Excessive levels of lead have been found in more than 300 people, including 99 children, in a province in eastern China, officials said.The legal representative for ... Read more...

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How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria


April 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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No funds for iron rich salt programme, says official


April 25th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the plans for promoting iron rich salt is on government's anvil, the programme may not be implemented soon for lack of funds, a ... Read more...

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India to promote iron rich salt to check malnutrition


April 20th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With high prevalence of anaemia in the country, the government has decided to promote iron fortified iodized salt as a measure to deal with malnutrition.The ... Read more...

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Murphy’s death certificate altered


April 12th, 2011 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Late actress Brittany Murphy's death certificate was altered to include her father's name after he complained of being unable to visit his daughter's grave.Murphy, who died ... Read more...

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Changing Bihar focuses on health


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) After roads and law and order, Bihar is turning its attention to the health of its children. As part of its Bihar Divas celebrations, Chief ... Read more...

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Overuse of groundwater could ‘push arsenic deeper into water table’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): New findings have shown that groundwater over-exploitation has drawn the water table down and, with it, arsenic.Soon, it will percolate down to deep aquifers in other Asian countries ... Read more...

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Babies Need More Than Breast Milk, Study Reveals


January 15th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers recently came up with a new view in sharp contrast to the existing guidelines when they said that feeding only breast milk to babies for ... Read more...

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Excessive lead levels found in 200 Chinese kids


January 5th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Medical tests have shown that over 200 children in a Chinese province have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.The Anhui Provincial Children's Hospital in east China ... Read more...

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Scientists label report on ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical ‘alarmist’


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): If you have seen the movie 'Erin Brockovich' you may remember hexavalent chromium too - the chemical chromium-6 that is considered as a dangerous water pollutant.A new report ... Read more...

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Baby boy makes medical history as UK’s first “saviour sibling”


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): A baby boy in Britain has become the first "saviour sibling" to be created in the UK after doctors cultivated embryos that could provide stem cells to treat ... Read more...

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Baby’s genome lurks in mother’s blood: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has brought the step of sequencing foetal genome from the mother's DNA one step closer.The discovery may offer prospective parents a non-invasive way of testing ... Read more...

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Food security will reduce maternal mortality: Expert


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) National Food Security Act can help bring down malnutrition and maternal mortality rates in the country, Biraj Patnaik, principal adviser to the Supreme Court commissioners on right ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pill, smoking linked to childhood stroke risk


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers have found the combined effects of oral contraceptives plus smoking or anaemia as one of the risk factors of childhood stroke.Researchers are calling for clear guidelines on ... Read more...

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India to emulate Gujarat in mother-child health tracking


September 15th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 15 (IANS) The country is set to emulate Gujarat in tracking pregnant women and children on a continuing basis through a constant monitoring of their health, nutrition and immunisation profile. Twenty-three ... Read more...

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Brains of World War II Dutch famine babies ‘aging faster’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that those who were developing in the womb during the severe World War II food shortages were in a worse condition than others of similar ... Read more...

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Addiction to painkillers causes health problems


September 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 06 (ANI): A new Australian study has indicated that addiction to household painkillers is a serious problem with major health impacts.Misuse of over-the-counter analgesics was the "third-most common category of ... Read more...

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Warning over health risks of addictive painkillers


September 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 5 (ANI): An Australian study has warned about the dangers of addiction to household painkillers as it leads to serious health problems.The research has detailed the cases of 27 ... Read more...

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Mum’s cuddle eases baby’s pain from jabs


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mums giving newborn babies a cuddle seems to ease their pain from jabs, finds a recent study. Toddlers are given sugary water before being administered an injection or ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh seeks central help to battle sickle cell


August 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has sought financial assistance from the central government to battle sickle cell anaemia that has gripped the 18-20 percent of the state's 20.08 million population, officials said ... Read more...

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Government denies HPV vaccine role in reported deaths


August 27th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The government Friday denied that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines were responsible for the reported deaths from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. "In Andhra Pradesh among 14,091 vaccinated girls, ... Read more...

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Evolution made human race more susceptible to diabetes: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Earlier humans with genes that were prone to type-1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may have provided them with previously unknown benefits, as a result of which, over the ... Read more...

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84 Chinese kids detected with lead poisoning


July 26th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Excessive levels of lead have been found in the blood of 84 children in China's Yunnan province, officials said. The toxic element was detected in children under the age ... Read more...

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39 children in China found to have lead poisoning


July 24th, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Thirty-nine children were hospitalised in China after they were found to have excessive lead levels in their blood, authorities said Friday. A two-week health check period in southwest China' ... Read more...

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Stop the reckless drug death rumour, says Brittany Murphy’s mum


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Brittany Murphy's mother Sharon has called on media to stop the reckless rumours surrounding the death of her daughter and son-in-law.The Clueless star passed away on 20 ... Read more...

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