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NGO demands Sahara retail chain ad to be withdrawn


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over content of a recent television commercial of the Sahara Group, an NGO has asked the information and broadcasting ministry to intervene ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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George Michael’s brain damage scare


July 19th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Singer George Michael says his doctors feared that he suffered from brain damage as his accent changed after he battled pneumonia."Mine was two days of ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Travolta in legal trouble over alleged gay encounters


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) John Travolta has landed into another legal problem after an author who wrote a book about the Hollywood star's alleged gay encounters has filed a ... Read more...

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Girl in coma wakes up hearing mom sing


June 19th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) A seven-year-old British girl who went into a coma for a week after being struck by an extremely rare brain haemorrhage, woke up after her mother ... Read more...

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Woman kills daughter’s lover for posting topless photos


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A 47-year-old Bengali Muslim woman arranged for her teenaged daughter's boyfriend to be battered to death after he posted topless pictures of the girl on the ... Read more...

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Alcohol more harmful for women


May 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks like liver and heart diseases ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Common parasite linked to severe birth defects


April 15th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US. Pregnant women can ... Read more...

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Brazil court allows abortion in case of brain damage


April 14th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a foetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - ... Read more...

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Two critical in Mumbai drunk driving accident


April 1st, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Two girls continued to be critical Sunday, a day after their drunk friend, who was driving the car they were in, rammed the vehicle into a ... Read more...

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Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke


March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... Read more...

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Mole-rats’ secret can help brain survive in oxygen scarcity


February 27th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Does the buck-toothed, finger-sized naked mole-rat harbour a secret that could be a life-saver for heart attack and stroke victims?University of Illinois, Chicago, biologist Thomas Park ... Read more...

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‘Indian youths on Sharjah death row could return May’


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), Feb 22 (IANS) Seventeen Indian youth on the death row in Sharjah for killing a Pakistani national could walk free in May as blood money has already been ... Read more...

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Falak critical but infection under control: Doctors


February 8th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Two-year-old battered baby Falak, who is fighting for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here, continues to remain critical and on ... Read more...

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Andhra woman seeks euthanasia for paralysed son (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Unable to take care of him due to poverty, a 64-year-old widow in Andhra Pradesh has sought euthanasia for her son -- a 36-year-old graduate in ... Read more...

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Andhra woman seeks mercy killing for paralysed son


February 7th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Unable to take care of her invalid son due to poverty, a 64-year-old woman in Andhra Pradesh has sought euthanasia for him -- a 36-year-old graduate ... Read more...

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Baby Falak stable for now, but still critical: Doctors


February 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Abandoned at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, two-year-old baby Falak is in stable condition after being taken off the ventilator but ... Read more...

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Violence against women rises in Pakistan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Violence against women in Pakistan -- from domestic incidents to sexual assaults -- was on the rise in 2011, with 8,000 cases reported to the authorities.According ... Read more...

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Children can suffer brain damage if left in hot car


January 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Children can die or suffer serious brain damage if they are left in a hot car for even a short time, reveals a study.Some 1,500 children ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

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Bid to smuggle 17 kg crystal meth foiled in Dubai


December 21st, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 21 (IANS/WAM) A bid to smuggle over 17 kg of illegal crystal meth, also referred to as ice, was foiled by the customs at the international airport here.The ... Read more...

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Model injured by plane propeller starts to walk again


December 9th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A model who was seriously injured in a freak accident has started walking again less than a week after the incident. Lauren Scruggs was left ... Read more...

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Julie McCabe goes into coma after an allergic reaction to hair dye


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The family of Julie McCabe say that she suffered from brain damage and has been left in coma since the 30th of October because she had an ... Read more...

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iPads help ‘blind’ children see


October 7th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Children hampered by poor vision could change the way they communicate by using an iPad.A University of Kansas team gave the tablet computers to a group ... Read more...

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Chip makes rats move, may help humans too


October 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A chip that helped injured rats move can open the way to providing human amputees with fully functioning robotic limbs, new research says.The chip, mimicking a ... Read more...

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Immune cells govern response to alcohol


September 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Your immune cells could be governing your response to alcohol -- a finding that could help reduce alcohol dependence.Mark Hutchinson, research fellow at the University of ... Read more...

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Slightly high BP raises chances of stroke


September 29th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Even if your blood pressure (BP) is slightly elevated, you may be prone to a stroke, new research says.Prehypertension is a clinical category to describe patients ... Read more...

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Brain-damaged woman not allowed to die


September 29th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Life-support system given to a brain-damaged, minimally-conscious woman should not be withdrawn and she should not be allowed to die, a judge has ruled.This was probably ... Read more...

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Suspects plead not guilty in Giants fan beating case


August 11th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The two suspects accused of beating a San Francisco Giants fan in March have entered the plea of not guilty. 30-year-old Marvin Norwood and 28-year-old Louie ... Read more...

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17 Indian youth on death row in UAE to walk free


July 27th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Sharjah, July 27 (IANS) Seventeen Indian youth on a death row in the United Arab Emirates for the death of a Pakistani national could walk free October after members of ... Read more...

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Hope for Indian men on death row in Sharjah


July 20th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Dubai, July 20 (IANS) There is hope for the release of 17 Indians, who are on the death row in Sharjah for the murder of a Pakistani national, after the ... Read more...

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Pollution can cause brain damage, depression


July 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems. Mice tests showed that, in the long term, ... Read more...

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Binge drinking leads to brain damage


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new study says binge drinking among ... Read more...

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