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Novel treatment halts ‘phantom’ noises in ears


March 19th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) A novel treatment could reverse tinnitus, the 'phantom' noises that include ringing, buzzing or hissing in ears.Scientists have now found that playing sufferers the same tone ... Read more...

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Raise alcohol prices to save lives: British doctors


December 14th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British doctors have urged the government to raise prices of alcohol so that thousands of lives, including those of "harmful drinkers and young people", could be ... Read more...

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British doctors want ban on smoking in cars


November 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have called for a ban on smoking in cars, claiming it exposes people to 23 times more toxins than found in pubs.A report ... Read more...

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Alcoholism gripping doctors, lawyers in Britain!


November 14th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A rising number of lawyers, doctors, dentists and vets in Britain are turning "functioning alcoholics", experts have warned.Addiction specialists have given them the "functioning alcoholics" label ... Read more...

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Cigarette displays to be banned in England


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in Britain have announced that cigarette displays in shops and supermarkets would be banned. The authorities argue that displaying the cigarettes at supermarket checkouts and behind ... Read more...

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Forget taking appointments? An online GP just a click away!


February 20th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): In future, you may not need to take an appointment to see your doctor at the hospital.Britain's first online GP service DrThom surgery in Central London is responding ... Read more...

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Online self-diagnosis poses a health risk


January 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) People relying on medical websites are risking their health because many fail to check whether the information online is factually correct. Record numbers are expected to log on ... Read more...

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UK Govt. may force tobacco companies to package cigarettes in plain wrappers


November 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Tobacco companies could soon be forced to sell cigarette in plain brown wrappers, as a part of the UK Government's effort to stop young people picking up habit. ... Read more...

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Pill popping 11-year-old girls increase by five fold: UK Study


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Sex is becoming an alarmingly casual trend in UK as records reveal a five-fold increase in the number of 11 and 12-year-olds on the Pill in the last ... Read more...

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Britain not to go ahead with ban on homeopathy


July 27th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Homeopathy will continue to be available on the National Health Service (NHS) despite an influential health committee condemning it as medically unproven, a British minister said. Health Minister ... Read more...

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New warning to pregnant women who smoke


May 31st, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Health experts have voiced concern about the number of women who continue to smoke throughout pregnancy, warning them the health of their unborn babies is at risk.The British ... Read more...

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Homeopathy is witchcraft, according to Brit docs


May 16th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): The British Medical Association has likened homoeopathy to "witchcraft", and declared that the National Health Service should not pay for it.Denouncing the use of the alternative medicine, ... Read more...

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Homeopathy is witchcraft: British Medical Association


May 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Homeopathy is "witchcraft", the British Medical Association (BMA) has said, adding: "If people wish to pay for homoeopathy that's their choice but it shouldn't be paid for on ... Read more...

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Treatment checklist in hospitals can cut death rates


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Introducing checklists to ensure hospital staff give patients the best possible treatment can significantly reduce mortality rates, a new study has found. Introducing the checklist system in three London ... Read more...

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Alcohol cheaper than water in UK!


December 20th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 20 (ANI): Alcohol is cheaper than water at some supermarkets in Britain.Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have marked the price of beer at 5p per 100ml, while 100ml brand-name ... Read more...

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UK school bans teachers from smoking - allows pupils to light up!


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): A British school has prohibited teachers from smoking while students are allowed to light up.An outdoor smoking shelter is being considered for children to light up between the ... Read more...

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Indian-born doctor calls for tax credit for the healthy in UK


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): Slim, healthy people and mothers who breastfeed should be given tax credits to encourage a healthier lifestyle, an Indian-born doctor based in the UK has said.And at the ... Read more...

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Over-prescription turning swine flu resistant to Tamiflu


July 28th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A leading doctor has warned that the deadly swine flu could become resistant to Tamiflu, the only drug that can treat the virus.Dr Holden, the British Medical Association's ... Read more...

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20 million Brits to be vaccinated against swine flu


July 12th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is reportedly preparing to vaccinate the country's entire population against swine flu.According to The Telegraph, about 20 million people could be inoculated ... Read more...

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‘British kids in swine flu parties’


June 30th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Some British children - and their parents - may be throwing 'swine flu parties' thinking exposure to the virus will build up their immunity, though experts advise against ... Read more...

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Buying drugs on the net can adversely affect your body


April 16th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Buying drugs on the Internet can seriously damage your health, warn doctors.British doctors have issued a stark warning to people who buy medicines over the Internet after it ... Read more...

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Ban lifted on use of mobile phones in England hospitals


January 7th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) The government has lifted the ban on use of mobile phones in hospitals in England, though they will continue to be restricted in intensive care units, the chemotherapy ... Read more...

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UK Indian doctor sets shop in Goa for medical tourists


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS)A virtual tide in British medical tourists to India has prompted an Indian-born doctor to enter the overseas treatment market by opening a centre in Goa.General Practitioner, Dr. Dilip ... Read more...

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No free medical aid in Britain if treatment too expensive


August 12th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, Aug 12 (IANS) Britain's National Health Scheme (NHS) will be asked not to save lives of patients if the cost is too high. The government's medicines watchdog, National Institute ... Read more...

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Brit junior doctors being forced to drive taxis due to lack of work


July 24th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Thousands of junior doctors in Britain are reportedly driving taxis due to a lack of work. According to The Telegraph, most of these general physicians have been forced ... Read more...

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One in three Brit docs support assisted suicide


July 20th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): One in three Brit doctors believes that the law of not allowing terminally ill to end their lives should be changed, according to a new survey.The study, ... Read more...

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Brit doctors call for de-glamorization of smoking in films


July 7th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): In an attempt to de-glamorize tobacco, the British Medical Association has called for the portrayal of smoking to be taken into account when classifying films.Doctors have said ... Read more...

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British doctors want no smoking stars in films


July 7th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) The Anbumani Ramadoss-Shahrukh Khan public spat over reel smoking in India has now found an echo in Britain with doctors asking for censoring of puffing scenes in films. ... Read more...

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US denied visa because I am a Muslim: IMA president


July 5th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS)"Sir, your name is linked to Washington, you cannot attend the conference." This is what the US embassy allegedly said while denying a visa to Mohammad Abbas, president ... Read more...

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British Parliament rejects changes in abortion law


May 21st, 2008 - 6:19 am ICT by admin
DPA London, May 21 (DPA) Attempts by opposition Conservatives to tighten Britain's liberal abortion laws were defeated late Tuesday, when Parliament voted to leave the upper time limit for pregnancy termination at 24 ... Read more...

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Lack of foreign doctors poses risks to British healthcare: BMA


May 8th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 8 (IANS) The British government's attempts to restrict career opportunities for foreign doctors could threaten patient services in Britain, the British Medical Association (BMA) says. "International medical ... Read more...

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Climate change can bring malaria to Britain: report


April 3rd, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 3 (IANS) Frequent floods, heat waves and other extreme weather conditions could have huge health impacts for Britain, including the spread of virtually unknown infections like malaria, ... Read more...

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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may trigger autism in babies (re-issue)


March 24th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian researcher, has suggested that women who drink alcohol during pregnancy put their babies at risk of developing autism.Raja Mukherjee, a ... Read more...

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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may trigger autism in babies


March 23rd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian researcher, has suggested that women who drink alcohol during pregnancy put their babies at risk of developing autism.Raja Mukherjee, a ... Read more...

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Hospital superbug ‘could be treated at home’


January 7th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 7(ANI): People suffering from MRSA, a bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans can be treated at home with antibiotics and can also reduce the lavish cost of the treatment, ... Read more...

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