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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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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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Garlic beats antibiotics in quelling food-borne illness


May 4th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a compound in garlic that is a 100 times more potent than popular antibiotics in combating Campylobacter bacteria, one of the commonest causes ... Read more...

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US cancer death rates continue to decline


March 29th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Cancer death rates continued to decline in the US between 2004 and 2008, a government report said.The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and ... Read more...

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US to build new embassy building in Moscow


February 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will build a new building at its embassy compound in Moscow for consular services to meet the growing demand from Russians wishing to ... Read more...

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Smokeless cigarettes less harmful


February 21st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Smokers can greatly cut down the risk of disease and death by replacing cigarettes with their smokeless version.They provide a much safer alternative to smokers, because ... 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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Four die from Listeria outbreak in Colorado


September 15th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Health officials in Colorado have issued a Listeria outbreak warning following the death of four people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 15 people have ... Read more...

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Amoeba parasite causes second death in the US


August 17th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fear seems to have gripped a section of the US public after the second death linked to a rare creature was confirmed in the country. Autopsy carried ... Read more...

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First death recorded in US by vampire bat’s bite


August 13th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The first person to die as a result of a vampire bat's bite in the United States is a 19-year-old Mexican migrant worker. US officials did ... Read more...

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US AIDS cases stable at 50,000 per year


August 5th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS/EFE) The number of new AIDS cases in the US remained stable at about 50,000 per year between 2006 and 2009, said authorities."More than 30 years into ... Read more...

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Today is ‘World No Tobacco Day’


June 1st, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today, 31st of May is the ‘World No Tobacco Day’. This day has been specially earmarked to spread awareness about the negative effects that arise in ... Read more...

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Study reveals that diabetes ups cancer risk


May 14th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study says people with diabetes are more likely to develop cancer when they are compared with people who do not have diabetes. The research ... Read more...

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Second-hand cigarette smoke associated with raised blood pressure in boys


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys.The new research presented at the ... Read more...

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Kidney failure, muscle breakdown linked to kava tea


April 28th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found that a trendy tea derived from the kava plant can cause kidney failure and muscle breakdown.When doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center ... Read more...

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Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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Streptococci, E. coli put newborns at risk for sepsis


April 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in pre-term infants.The new nationwide, ... Read more...

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Quarter of homes in the US now have only wireless phones, no landlines


April 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of homes in the United States now have only a wireless phone, and no "landline."That percentage doubled in ... Read more...

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All US workplaces could be smoke-free by 2020


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS/EFE) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that by 2020 there could be smoke-free workplaces across the US.The prediction reflects the impact of decades ... Read more...

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California porn film industry refuses to play ball with health officials


April 17th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Apr 17 (ANI): California health officials have not been able to complete an investigation into the prevalence of HIV in the porn film industry as the latter has refused to ... Read more...

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US man is world’s first to sexually transmit insect-borne disease to wife


April 9th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A man in the US has become the world's first to sexually transmit an insect-borne disease to his wife.Brian Foy, a vector biologist at Colorado State University who ... Read more...

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US healthcare system unprepared for catastrophic release of radiation: Officials


April 8th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): US officials have said that he country's health-care system is not capable enough to cope with a catastrophic release of radiation.The Washington Post quoted an assessment prepared ... 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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US wants restaurants to show calorie content on menus


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS/EFE) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require, starting in 2012, that restaurants list the amount of calories contained in their menu items as ... 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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US organ recipient contracts HIV from donor after post-screening


March 18th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 18 (ANI): An organ recipient in America has contracted HIV from a kidney donor, who had unprotected sex after post-screening.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the donor ... Read more...

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Blast rocks Japanese nuclear power plant, reactor container not damaged


March 12th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion rocked the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on Saturday afternoon, officials said, but the critical reactor container was not seriously damaged.Japanese government ... 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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MRSA danger in gyms may be exaggerated


March 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission.MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can lead to severe ... Read more...

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Smoking early in pregnancy linked to risk of heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would ... Read more...

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Why we should let daughters play outside, even if they get a little dirty


January 27th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has proposed how parents may be making their daughters prone to more diseases just because they don't want them to get dirty when they are ... Read more...

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Sleeping with your pooch may be injurious to your health


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 22 (ANI): Sleeping with pets could result in health hazards from staph infections to meningitis, according to a new study.Bruno Chomel and Ben Sun, the authors of the new ... 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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CDC Study Finds Seat Belt Usage At 85 Percent


January 7th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more car drivers and passengers wear seat belts nowadays compared to the previous years. It has published ... Read more...

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Rushing Birth Even A Little Can Hurt Babies’ Health, Study Says


January 5th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently released a statement which states that rushing birth even a little can hurt the health of a ... Read more...

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