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Three die of deadly West Nile virus in Serbia


September 8th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) At least three people have died in Serbia from the West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and causes brain inflammation. The virus was first ... Read more...

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US hit by worst outbreak of deadly West Nile virus


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The United States has been hit hard by the largest ever outbreak of West Nile virus, spread mostly by mosquito bites, that has killed 47 people ... Read more...

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West Nile virus kills four in US


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Four people have died in the US after being infected with the West Nile virus, Xinhua reported.The deaths were among 241 cases of West Nile virus ... Read more...

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Eating monkeys, apes could cause ‘next HIV’


May 26th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.They are already tracking a HIV-like virus ... Read more...

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Depression linked to sleep apnea


April 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its other symptoms are tied to depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race."Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while ... Read more...

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Discovery enables quicker diagnosis of chikunguyna


March 15th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Doctors can now quickly and accurately identify patients at risk from chikungunya, a mosquito-borne infectious disease endemic to Southeast Asia and Africa.Lisa Ng, principal investigator at ... Read more...

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Mystery disease kills 100 in Uganda


January 8th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), Jan 8 (IANS) A mystery disease has killed over 100 people and infected more than 2,000 in northern Uganda.The disease, first reported in September 2009, has since been ... Read more...

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`Millions of Americans are victims of attacks by partners’


December 15th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Atlanta, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) An average of 24 people per minute become the victims of rape, physical violence or harassment by their partner or spouse in the US, according to ... Read more...

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CDC confirms three new swine flu cases in Iowa


November 25th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Iowa, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that three new cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in Iowa. The CDC says the disease ... Read more...

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Listeria-Cantaloupe death toll is more than 20


October 10th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US authorities are investigating the latest outbreak of listeria in the country that has already claimed the lives 21 people. The outbreak which is linked to cantaloupe ... Read more...

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Raise tobacco taxes to curb deaths: US expert


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Increasing taxes on tobacco can save up to a million lives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas R. Frieden said here ... Read more...

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Resistant gonorrhoea strain may threaten global health


July 11th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) A new strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all available antibiotics, is likely to turn the once easily treatable infection into a global health threat. Universite Laval ... Read more...

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CDC says that salmonella infection is on the rise


June 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has announced that salmonella infection has gone up significantly in the United States. In a report issued by ... Read more...

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‘Small pox virus may become poor man’s atom bomb’


May 28th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) The resolution by the World Health Organization (WHO) to hold on to the two last known remaining stocks of the smallpox virus for "crucial research" raises ... Read more...

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US kids get measles after travelling abroad


May 6th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) A growing number of US kids have been infected with measles after travelling abroad, health officials said.Up to 39 percent of measles cases in the ... Read more...

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Adults with arthritis have worse health related quality of life


April 29th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A study has indicated that the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for adults with arthritis is much worse than for those without this condition.Both physical and mental healths ... Read more...

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Smoking in public likely to be completely banned in U.S by 2020


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has speeded up its drive against smoking in public andestimates that by 2020, every state may have a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars, and ... Read more...

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Drug-resistant salmonella found in turkey burgers


April 6th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US government officials have warned that a drug-resistant salmonella may be involved in a new outbreak.Officials announced that several people have been sickened by the bacteria ... Read more...

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Survey reveals that smoking kills half million Americans annually


April 1st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey has concluded that half-a-million Americans die from smoke-related illness each year. That is quite significant considering that smoking has gone down in the ... Read more...

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NRDC says that there are 42 disease clusters in 13 states


March 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Natural Resources Defense Council has announced that there are about 42 disease clusters found in about 13 states in the United States.The announcement was ... Read more...

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Best Indian city in tobacco control to tighten laws


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Chandigarh, which has been declared the best Indian city in terms of tobacco control by an international study, is preparing to further tighten laws around tobacco ... Read more...

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US life expectancy is at an all-time high


March 18th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The life expectancy of Americans have reached all-time high at 78 years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday.The infant mortality has also ... Read more...

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Number of cancer survivors rising in US: reports


March 11th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Mar.10 (ANI): The number of cancer survivors in the United States has risen from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the ... Read more...

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Number of cancer survivors rising in US


March 11th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) The number of cancer survivors in the US climbed from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a latest report.Of the ... Read more...

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Study: Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart problems in babies


March 8th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Babies born to women who smoked in the first trimester of their pregnancy may have as much as 70 percent increased risk of developing heart problems.Researchers ... Read more...

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Less than 3 in 10 American youth just too busy for sex


March 5th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by ANI
Illinois (US), Mar.5 (ANI): A government survey has revealedthat American youth in the 21st century are just too busy for sex, and according to an Indian-origin health scientist, the decline in sex ... Read more...

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Most UAE students start smoking before 14


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 3 (IANS) More than 80 percent of students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) start smoking when they are as young as 14 years, a survey has found.Tobacco use among ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes on China’s TV screens ‘could mislead teens’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters.Reason: Officials feel these scenes could easily mislead teenagers and leave ... Read more...

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CDC: Seat belt usage is now around 85 percent


January 8th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A lot of the Americans are now buckling up when they get into the cars.New survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ... Read more...

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Two in three Chinese could be overweight in 20 years


January 6th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Two in three Chinese could be overweight in the next 20 years, which will significantly increase health problems in the country, a health expert warned here. China had ... Read more...

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Double dose of chicken pox vaccine more effective


January 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Two doses of the chicken pox vaccine are more effective than one, researchers have found. The odds of developing the infection were lower in children who had received ... Read more...

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United States Birth Rate Hits All Time Low


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The birth rate in the United States has hit the lowest rate which it has ever been at since the data has been available, according to the CDC, ... Read more...

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The Walking Dead Episode 5: Zombies Attach At Night In ‘Wildfire’


November 29th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
This attack takes the life of Amy, played by Emma Bell. Andrea was in shock with this sudden death of her sister and no body could take her away from Amy’s ... Read more...

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Tips To Stay Healthy This Flu Season


November 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the flu season approaching, people all over the world have been scrambling the web to get details about how to stay healthy. According to ... Read more...

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CDC Panel: Teens Should Get Another Meningitis Shot


October 29th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The CDC (Centers for Disease Control), a United States health advisory panel has announced that teenagers will need to get a booster shot of the vaccine which defends ... Read more...

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