chronic illness

Man jumps to death


March 13th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A 60-year-old man, reportedly suffering from depression due to chronic illness, Tuesday jumped to his death from the sixth floor of a north Delhi hospital, ... Read more...

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Indian-American identifies ‘wake-up’ gene


September 30th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Wonder why you wake up in the morning effortlessly, even without the shrill alarm? A team led by Indian-American scientist, Satchidananda Panda, has identified a new ... Read more...

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Second hand clothes poses health hazards


July 21st, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 21 (IANS) Wearing second hand clothes can expose people to health hazards."Such clothes can be infested with mites and lice, and can contain some kind of chemical ... Read more...

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Painkiller used in hospitals, ambulances linked to hepatitis


April 18th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 18 (ANI): Doctors have indicated that a painkiller commonly used in hospitals and ambulances may be causing hepatitis, especially in patients who receive multiple doses.Three doctors Kacey O'Rourke, Stuart McMaster ... Read more...

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Tonsillectomy ‘leads to excess weight gain in kids’


February 1st, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new research has found that children who undergo the surgical removal of their tonsils (tonsillectomy), with or without the removal of their adenoids (adenoidectomy), are at increased ... Read more...

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Disrupted routine makes healthy cats act sick: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): The next time your cat vomits hairballs or refuses to eat, don't think she is being finicky, as she might just be acting sick because of the stress ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to finding cure for snail fever


November 8th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Edinburgh scientists have made a key discovery in a bid to cure a potentially fatal tropical illness, which threatens 600 million people worldwide.Scientists have found a type of ... Read more...

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Lisa Blount dies at the age of 53 years


October 28th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lisa Blount was found dead in her home on Wednesday afternoon and police say that her relatives claimed that the 53-year-old actress was suffering from ... Read more...

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Kids with chronic illness, disability vulnerable to bullying


October 8th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that adolescent students with a disability or chronic illness are more likely to be victims of bullying from their peers at school.French and ... Read more...

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Overweight people ‘visit GP more often than smokers’


August 14th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Dutch researchers have found that people who are obese are more likely to make frequent trips to their GP than smokers.As part of their study, the research team ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding ‘can reduce long-term risk of chronic disease’


July 27th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): If a new research is to be believed, then negative attitudes to breastfeeding may have contributed to a rise in chronic disease in Australia.Dr Julia Smith, from the ... Read more...

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Swine flu shots must for cardiac patients


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) As swine flu cases shoot up across India with the onset of the monsoon, experts are suggesting vaccines for those with chronic illness like heart ... Read more...

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Arlington, TX couple sentenced to 20 years for enslaving Nigerian woman over 8 years


June 5th, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A Texas couple was sentenced to 20 years for enslaving a Nigerian Woman for over eight years, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.Emmanuel Nnaji, 50, a naturalized ... Read more...

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Meditation can help reduce pain’s emotional impact


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Meditation makes pain less unpleasant and reduce its emotional impact, says a new study.To reach the conclusion, scientists from The University of Manchester recruited individuals into the study ... Read more...

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TV food ads ‘endorse imbalanced diets’


June 1st, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): If you refer to foods advertised on television for making food choices, then chances are you're following an imbalanced diet, says a new study.Published in the Journal of ... Read more...

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Have more sex to avoid illness, Brazilians told


April 27th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Engage regularly in physical exercise, and particularly in sexual intercourse, to fight off chronic illness, Brazil's health minister has advised the general public."People need to be active. A ... Read more...

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Regular exercise cuts down patient anxiety 20 percent


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The anxiety that often accompanies a chronic illness can chip away at the quality of life and make patients less likely to follow their treatment plan. But regular ... Read more...

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Regular exercise can help keep anxiety at bay


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Regular exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety in patients with chronic illness, a new University of Georgia study shows.In the study, published in the Feb. 22 edition ... Read more...

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Physical activity overcomes depression, fatigue


December 16th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect may stem from an individual's sense ... Read more...

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Maternal depression can worsen asthma in kids


November 20th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Maternal depression can worsen asthma symptoms in children, says a new study. Analysing data from interviews with 262 mothers, Johns Hopkins investigators found that children whose mums had ... Read more...

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Hope may not make chronically ill happier


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Holding on to hope may not make patients happier as they deal with chronic illness, according to a new study. "Hope is an important part of happiness," said Peter ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse may be linked to osteoarthritis


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 3 (IANS) Adults who have experienced physical abuse as children have a higher chance of suffering from osteoarthritis compared to those who have not been abused, according to a new ... Read more...

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Childhood physical abuse linked to arthritis


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 03 (ANI): A new study has found a link between childhood physical abuse and osteoarthritis in adulthood.The study conducted by University of Toronto researchers showed that adults who had experienced ... Read more...

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Children of stressed parents more vulnerable to asthma


July 24th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Children of stressed parents are more likely to develop asthma triggered by air pollution, says a new study. Researchers found that stress and low parental education were also linked ... Read more...

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Researcher in search of ‘happiness gene’


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The pursuit of human happiness can be tripped by stress, financial trouble or chronic illness. Now, a researcher is trying to find the happiness gene, which may be ... Read more...

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Dalit woman kills herself, two daughters


June 17th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Deserted by her husband after her protracted illness, a Dalit woman set ablaze herself and her two minor daughters in an Uttar Pradesh village, police said Wednesday. Reeta, 30, ... Read more...

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Half of heart attack patients suffer from fatigue


June 6th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Almost 50 percent of all heart attack patients experience onerous fatigue four months after its occurrence, revealed a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.The study also found that ... Read more...

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Anemia linked with higher death risk in heart patients


June 1st, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The presence of anaemia in patients with chronic heart failure is linked to a significantly higher risk of death. Heart failure is a common and serious chronic illness. ... Read more...

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New research solves riddle of allergic reactions


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A new research has solved the riddle of allergic reactions and how they may even become fatal, potentially opening the way for new allergy drugs. A study by ... Read more...

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Spirituality can help teens cope with chronic illness


January 9th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that spirituality can help teenagers cope with chronic illness.Chronic illness can lead to poorer quality of life in adolescents. The research led ... Read more...

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Proactive care can cut hospitalisation, death rates in chronically ill seniors


December 16th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Proactive care management program can significantly reduce hospitalization and death rates among chronically ill elderly, according to a new study.The care management program (CMP) includes nurse care ... Read more...

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Patients urged not to rely on untested remedies advertised online


November 10th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 10 (ANI): Health experts are urging people not to rely on untested remedies advertised on the Internet, insisting that they sell false hope. Backed by charity Sense About Science, the ... Read more...

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Living on the outside: The impact of diabetes-related stigma


November 1st, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
By Amit Dwivedi"Who will marry my daughter who has diabetes?" asks Ram Anuj, a native of Ganga Jamuni village, Bahraich district in India. Ram Anuj's 14 years old daughter Munni (name changed) ... Read more...

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Factors behind exceptional health in old age uncovered


October 28th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): A positive outlook, lower stress levels, moderate alcohol consumption, abstention from tobacco, moderate to higher income and no chronic health conditions are some of the factors that ... Read more...

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Role of gene involved in childhood asthma differs among US, Afro-Americans kids


September 16th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): A gene variant responsible for increasing the risk of childhood asthma in European children acts the same way in white American kids, but not in African American ... Read more...

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