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Woman with five kids has 50 fake babies


August 24th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) A 39-year-old mother of five, told she could not have more kids for health reasons, has filled her home with 50 lifelike baby dolls.Alice Winstone of ... Read more...

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Awareness is key to prevent thalassemia


May 6th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With more than 10,000 thalassemic children being born in India every year, experts believe that the largely incurable blood disorder can be easily prevented through ... Read more...

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Dubai prince sends Thalassemic youths to Italy


October 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 8, (IANS/WAM) A group of youth diagnosed with Thalassemia at a Dubai hospital has been sent to Italy for medical treatment by Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, crown Prince ... Read more...

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MCD, DU students join on thalassemia awareness campaign


May 6th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will collaborate with the students of Delhi University (DU) to spread awareness on thalassemia, mayor Rajni Abbi said here ... Read more...

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Haryana to give ID cards to haemophilic children


April 17th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Children suffering from haemophilia in Haryana will get identity cards so that they can avail facilities provided by the state government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... Read more...

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Outdated blood testing contributes to HIV among thalassemic kids


January 7th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Hundreds of thalassemic children get infected with HIV-AIDS every year during crucial blood transfusions as most blood banks, including the Indian Red Cross, are not ... Read more...

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Stem cell transplant cheap in India, but very few centres


January 1st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Stem cell transplant in India costs a fraction of what it does abroad but the country has very few centres where the procedure can be ... 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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Chhattisgarh to step up sickle-cell patients detection drive


November 27th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, one of the Indian state's worst-affected with the sickle-cell blood disorder, will step up its drive to detect the people suffering from the deadly disease, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Sickle cell patients number rising globally: Experts (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) The number of patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia - a form of blood disorder - are increasing across the world due to lack of awareness about it, ... Read more...

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Global meet on sickle cell disease begins in Chhattisgarh


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) A six-day international meet on sickle cell disease - a form of blood disorder - began here Monday.The 4th International Sickle Cell Congress was inaugurated by former president ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to host international meet on rare disease (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 200 experts from across the world will meet here to discuss rising cases of "sickle-cell" blood disorder that has affected roughly 15-18 percent of Chhattisgarh's population.The six-day ... Read more...

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Human Skin Can Be Turned Into Blood, Study Says


November 8th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McMaster University in Hamilton has come up with a very useful research program that can save a number of patients from any kind of fatal blood ... Read more...

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Inhaling nitric oxide alleviates pain in sickle cell patients


October 20th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research reports that inhaling nitric oxide can safely and effectively reduce pain in adults with sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder characterised by red blood ... Read more...

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HIV virus used to cure teenager of blood disorder


September 17th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists relied on "defanged" version of HIV virus to treat a teenager with a genetic blood disorder. The 18-year-old suffered from the inherited condition beta thalassemia and required monthly ... Read more...

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Kenny Edwards Loses Battle With Cancer And Blood Disorder, Dies At 64


August 21st, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Guitarist-singer and the founding member of "The Stone Poneys" country rock, Kenny Edwards died on Wednesday leaving his friends and family in mourning. The singer was ... Read more...

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Bonds that shine: Sisters polish shoes for ailing brother


August 12th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Kanpur, Aug 12 (IANS) Their heads bent in concentration as they furiously polish shoes on a roadside in this Uttar Pradesh city, the two young girls are extraordinary profiles of ... Read more...

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King Tut died from sickle-cell disease, not malaria: Experts


June 26th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): King Tutankhamun's death was a result of sickle-cell disease, and not malaria - according to experts.A team from Hamburg's Bernhard Noct Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) claims that ... Read more...

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Sickle cell disease ‘affects brain function in adults’


May 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a new study, adults with sickle cell disease scored worse on memory function tests than healthy adults, suggesting that the blood disorder may affect brain function.As pert ... Read more...

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Discovering A New Side Of David Cook


January 11th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Cook, the winner of season seventh of American Idol, has started a show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC from 8p.m. yesterday. In an interview, ... Read more...

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Ryan Clark Benched In Match Against Broncos On Monday


November 10th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov. 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ryan Clark was benched in the game on Monday night against the Broncos. The Pittsburgh Steelers safety had a near fatal moment in the game against ... Read more...

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‘Royal blood disorder’ that afflicted Queen Victoria’s family line identified


October 9th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): The identity of the "cursed blood" disorder that troubled the British Royal Family in the 19th and early 20th centuries has been revealed.DNA analysis show that the ... Read more...

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A poignant tale of a brother who saved his sister’s life


September 17th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) In Tamil his name means carrier of fame. But what Pugazhendi, a one and a half year old boy actually carried to this world was a second life ... Read more...

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Sickle cell anaemia grips 18 percent of Chhattisgarh’s people


September 5th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday said his government has planned to pump in massive funds to detect carriers and patients hit by genetic disorder sickle cell ... Read more...

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Shooting serious scenes difficult for Sandler


August 26th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 25 (IANS) Hollywood funnyman Adam Sandler says he was relieved to finish shooting his new movie "Funny People" because he found it difficult shooting serious scenes for the film. The ... Read more...

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No serious roles for Sandler


August 25th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Adam Sandler is relieved he's done with his upcoming film. The film, which features him playing a stand-up comedian who only has a year to live after finding out he has an ... Read more...

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Mice study provides clues to curing blood diseases via prenatal cell transplantation


August 17th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Showing that the mother's immune response interferes with the offspring's earlier ability to tolerate transplanted donor cells, a new animal study has helped scientists resolve an apparent contradiction ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered mice yield human breast milk protein


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Successful milking trials on mice have raised scientists' hopes for producing human breast milk substitutes in near future.This is the first time that mice have been ... Read more...

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Awareness only way to tackle thalassemia, say experts


May 8th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Awareness is the only way to tackle hereditary blood disease thalassemia which afflicts approximately 100,000 in India and nearly 10,000 to 20,000 people are annually detected with ... Read more...

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Bollywood actors cheer up children with blood disorder


May 4th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 4 (ANI): Ahead of World Thalassemia Day, Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan, Sonali Kulkarni and Sonu Sood, joined underprivileged children affected with the blood disorder, in Mumbai.The actors shared some ... Read more...

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Novel drug offers highly effective treatment for blood disorder


March 21st, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found a new drug that can prove to be an effective treatment option for thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a chronic blood disorder.Thrombocytopenic ... Read more...

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Redesigned protein may offer new treatments for haemophilia


December 26th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers from University of Rochester Medical Centre have made subtle changes in the structure of a key protein that may help in developing new treatments for haemophilia, ... Read more...

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Blood disease may protect kids against malaria


March 18th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that the blood disease alpha thalassemia may protect kids from malaria.Alpha thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which children ... Read more...

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Shaadi.com ventures into philanthropy


February 16th, 2008 - 9:24 am ICT by admin
By Arpana New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After playing cupid for a decade, shaadi.com, India's oldest and most popular matrimonial website, is now charting a new course in social responsibility. It is tying ... Read more...

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