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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species.They say all the nine pairs of the western tragopan ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US woman’s hands, legs consumed by flesh-eating bacteria


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Both hands and the remaining foot of a 24-year-old American woman had to be amputated after they were infected by a flesh-eating bacterial infection called Necrotizing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Former FIFA president Havelange admitted to ICU


April 10th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 10 (IANS) Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has been admitted to an intensive care unit with heart and breathing problems.This comes three weeks after the 95-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mouth bug could trigger serious illnesses


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a common mouth bug that can trigger serious illnesses if it gets into the bloodstream. Identified by University of Zurich researchers, the oral ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Baby Falak still critical


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Abandoned at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, two-year-old battered baby Falak continued to be critical Thursday, a doctor said. She is ... Read more...

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Baby Falak critical, battles for life (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Battling for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), two-year-old baby Falak continued to be critical Wednesday, with doctors diagnosing blood infection ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Free sanitary napkins for students in government schools


November 29th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) In order to promote personal hygiene among young girls, the Delhi government Monday launched a scheme to distribute free sanitary napkins to girls studying in ... Read more...

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‘Some two lakh babies die of infection per year’


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) As many as 190,000 babies die in the first four weeks of birth every year in India due to a bacterial infection acquired in the ... Read more...

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Endangered pheasant species recouping (With Image)


August 30th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) A highly-endangered pheasant species that was hit by a bacterial infection in a Himachal Pradesh pheasantry has been recovering and may start breeding next year, say ... Read more...

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Exercise protects you from forgetting things


August 10th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Getting older by the day and you feel you're forgetting things? A bit of muscle flexing could help you, says a new research.The findings suggest moderate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New test promptly tells bacterial, viral infections apart


June 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) The speed and accuracy with which certain tests can tell the difference between bacterial and viral infections, is extremely vital for the patient's recovery. Those common ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2,000 El Salvador inmates suffer from food poisoning


June 20th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, June 20 (IANS/EFE) At least 2,000 inmates at five prisons in Central America's El Salvador fell ill after having food during the weekend, police said.Most of the inmates ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Romania says its vegetables safe for consumption


June 7th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest, June 7 (IANS) Romania has said vegetables grown in the country were not infected with the E. coli bacteria and were safe for consumption, Xinhua reported."There is no danger ... Read more...

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One E.coli case identified in Finland


June 4th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 4 (IANS) The E.coli bacterial infection is fast spreading across Europe, with one case diagnosed in Finland, Xinhua reported.The E.coli infection was detected in the capital city of ... Read more...

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FDA issues warning on hand sanitizers


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration in the United States has given a stern warning to hand sanitizer companies against making claims to the effect that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scarring hair loss in African-American women attributed to hairstyles


April 12th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that hair-grooming practices are contributing to the development of scarring hair loss in African American women.The report said hairstyles such as braids and weaves, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Statins reduce pneumonia death rates: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested that taking statins could help prevent people dying from pneumonia.The researchers found that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alabama bacteria outbreak claims 9 lives


March 31st, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alabama, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nine people have lost their lives after they got infected with bacteria that they got intravenously. It has been identified that the infection took place in about ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How plants fight diseases


March 29th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on how plants fight diseases caused by bacterial pathogens.Wenbo Ma, a young plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, has performed research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.Acute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotics do little to ease acute cough


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on easing its symptoms or speeding recovery.Clinicians and patients link ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sugars play key role in bacterial infection in humans: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed that sugars that change their shape with temperature could be a key to bacterial infection in humans.The findings could lead to new ways to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rajasthan health department to probe death of 13 pregnant women


February 25th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Jodhpur, Feb.25 (ANI): Rajasthan's medical and health department has launched a probe into the deaths of atleast 13 pregnant women after they were allegedly administered contaminated Intravenous (IV) fluid.A senior officer of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections


January 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our immune system has back-up to fight infection


December 28th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Our immune system has an effective backup plan to protect the body from infection when its "master switch" fails, says a new study. Our immune system protects the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

89 fall ill in US salmonella outbreak


December 25th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) A salmonella outbreak has struck 89 people ill in 15 American states, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.No deaths have been reported, but around 23 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

The hour-by-hour guide of combating a cold before it takes a toll on you!


December 20th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Is a cold taking a toll on you and you don't know how to get rid of it? Well, don't panic as an expert gives you some simple ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hyperactive immune system kills adults during pandemic flu


December 6th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A study suggests that people are made critically ill, or even killed, by their own immune response during H1N1 flu pandemic. Fernando Polack, associate professor of paediatrics at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Potential life-saving treatment for sepsis - Vitamin C


November 18th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that vitamin C can not only prevent the onset of sepsis, but can also reverse the disease.According to Dr. Karel Tyml and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Haiti cholera toll rises to 500


November 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 500 people have died of cholera in Haiti, the health ministry said.Over 7,300 people are believed to have been infected with Vibrio Cholerae, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lilly Allen hospitalised


November 7th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Singer Lilly Allen was rushed to hospital to be treated for a potentially fatal blood-poisoning condition septicaemia, just days after suffering a miscarriage.The "Smile" hitmaker was devastated when ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Days after losing baby, Lily Allen hospitalised again


November 7th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7(ANI): Just days after announcing she suffered a miscarriage, Lily Allen has been hospitalized with a blood poisoning condition known as septicaemia."The singer is currently responding well to treatment ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fish oil may also lower incidence of gum disease


October 26th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has found that dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) like fish oil, known to have anti-inflammatory properties, shows promise for the effective treatment and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Western diet makes sepsis worse


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An experimental study in mice has shown has shown that high fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis-a condition of systemic bacterial infection.The study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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