chronic diseases

It’s never too late to walk for life


August 28th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) They say it is never too late. And the saying seems very much true when it comes to going for a walk, as experts have found ... Read more...

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UAE mobile hospital treats Syrian refugees in Jordan


August 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates World Mobile Humanitarian Hospital has begun providing treatment free of charge to Syrian refugee patients in camps in Jordan.A team of 70 UAE ... Read more...

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Court notice on plea seeking rules for ill Tihar inmates


August 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the central and state government on a plea of a Tihar jail inmate's widow seeking directions for ... Read more...

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New treatment could halt arthritis spread


July 31st, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a potential new approach to treat chronic diseases such as arthritis, which involves the inflammation of one or more bone joints.David Fairlie and ... Read more...

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Disney to ban junk food ads on programmes for kids


June 6th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) US media and entertainment giant Walt Disney Company has announced it will become the first major media company to ban junk-food advertising on its TV, radio ... Read more...

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Be nutty for good health


April 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Chomping on nuts leads to higher levels of good cholesterol (Hdl, high-density lipoprotein) and lower levels of C-reactive protein, which can trigger chronic diseases including heart ... Read more...

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Better off people have sounder health


April 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) People who are doing well financially and socially have better health than others. Higher education and a good job also protect against chronic diseases.These are some ... Read more...

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‘India faces 50 percent nursing shortage’


March 29th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) The fledgling health sector in India is facing a 50 percent shortage of nursing staff due to demand outstripping supply and many female nurses preferring to ... Read more...

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Certain foods can stave off chronic diseases


February 20th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Certain foods could give you extra protection against chronic diseases.Researchers from the University of Guelph led by Brian McBride, have found a way to enrich ... Read more...

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Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in Japan


January 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Even though the Japanese have the world's highest life expectancy, smoking and high blood pressure (BP) still remain the biggest health hazards, reveals a study.An analytical ... Read more...

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‘Know your genes to live hale and hearty’


January 11th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Knowing genes structure in the body can help in preventing several chronic and lifestyle diseases, claims a Kochi-based organisation which is launching the "first of ... Read more...

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Women fall sick more often than men


January 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Women may visit doctors more often than men because they fall sick more often. They are more likely to suffer from arthritis, mental disorders and muscular ... Read more...

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Cuba boasts of lowest infant mortality rate


December 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 5 (IANS) The development achieved by Cuba's health sector has made it possible for the country to have one of the lowest infant mortality rates -- 4.5 per ... Read more...

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Odisha plans fund for treatment of poor people


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) Odisha Wednesday decided to create a fund to provide financial assistance to poor people for treatment of chronic diseases, an official said.The decision was taken at ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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‘Drunkorexia’ combines worst of eating, drinking


October 19th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) 'Drunkorexia,' a combination of disordered eating and heavy alcohol intake rife among college students, may wreck their health over the long term, US researchers says. 'Drunkorexiacs' ... Read more...

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Wine can help women in middle-age


September 8th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) While it is said an apple a day can keep the doctor away, a new study has suggested a couple of glasses of wine a day ... Read more...

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Mild memory problem ups risk of death


September 6th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) If you face a slight problem in thinking, concentrating, reasoning and remembering, you may have a short life, says a research.Moderate cognitive impairment can affect one's ... Read more...

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Denmark keen to partner India in quality health care


June 24th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) Denmark is keen to partner with India to facilitate quality healthcare in Goa, Danish ambassador Freddy Svane said here Friday."The diabetes registry will aid the government ... Read more...

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China cows produce milk like human breast milk


June 16th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Chinese scientists claim to have produced genetically modified cows whose milk could be a substitute for human breast milk.Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology ... Read more...

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UAE sends relief material for displaced Libyans


May 21st, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 21 (IANS/WAM) A United Arab Emirates plane left for Tunisia Friday with relief material for displaced Libyan citizens who have taken refuge in that country.The 38-tonnes of ... Read more...

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Beer belly or muffin top double mortality risk in heart disease patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Coronary artery disease patients who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, according to ... Read more...

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Girls’ first period linked to genes, not diet: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists claim that genetic factors have a major influence on the age women begin menstruating, and these could have an impact on breast cancer risk.In recent decades it ... Read more...

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Drinking 100-pc fruit juice ‘as healthy as eating whole fruits’


April 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that drinking 100 percent fruit juices could have protective health benefits similar to those of whole fruits.Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research ... Read more...

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Video games benefit older women socially


April 5th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Video games tend to be associated with laziness, isolation and pre-teens and are rarely known to improve lifestyles, communication and mobility for people over 50 years ... Read more...

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Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

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Take a vitamin pill to mitigate the effects of radiation: NASA


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): With astronauts facing risks from radiation on long-duration space missions, NASA has recommended a simple solution - take a vitamin pill.Astronauts are exposed to more radiation than nuclear ... Read more...

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Global deaths from AIDS, malaria, diarrhea declining: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has found that scientists working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrhea.The study ... Read more...

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Whether me or any other, railway work should go on: Mamata


March 7th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In an indication of her future moves in case the Trinamool Congress wins the West Bengal assembly elections, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said ... Read more...

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Obesity may be linked to dementia


March 7th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Obesity, which is associated with cardiovascular problems, may also be linked with dementia in later life.A study found that people who are very underweight, overweight or ... Read more...

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Veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh is dead (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Congress leader Arjun Singh, a former union minister, chief minister and governor, who made a strong bid to become prime minister in the mid-1990s, ... Read more...

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Veteran Congress Arjun Singh is dead (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Congress leader Arjun Singh, a former union minister, chief minister and governor, who made a strong bid to become prime minister in the mid-1990s, died ... Read more...

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India raises education, health spending (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government will spend a staggering Rs.52,057 crore (Rs.520 billion/$11.5 billion) on education and Rs.26,760 crore (Rs.267 billion/$ 6 billion) on health in the year 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Healthcare budget a put off: Private hospitals


February 28th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Terming as "unfortunate" the hike in service tax for air conditioned private hospitals, two such premier institutions said they were not impressed by the budget for ... Read more...

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Commendable progress made in rural health: official


February 27th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has shown a commendable progress in its sixth year in creation of infrastructure and human resource for health, officials said Saturday.Releasing ... Read more...

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