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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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Alcohol pushing teenagers to risky sex


January 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Teenagers' drinking habits are making them indulge in sex beyond their desire, causing an epidemic of risky sex, doctors in Britain have warned.According to the Royal ... 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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Alcohol killing 20-year-olds in Britain


August 1st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) More and more Britons in their 20s are dying because of liver diseases caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, a top doctor has said.Ian Gilmore, a ... Read more...

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New finding may shed light on drug abuse and depression


April 25th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the molecular workings of transporter proteins, molecular machines embedded in the cell membranes of neurons that modulate the transfer of signals ... Read more...

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Indian doctor gets bail for gangrape, two more victims come forward


February 24th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) As an Indo-Canadian doctor and his colleague, charged with drugging and raping a woman, were released on $100,000 bail each Wednesday, two more women have ... Read more...

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Booze will ‘kill 250K people over the next 20 yrs’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Health experts have warned that alcohol consumption will kill up to 250,000 extra people in England and Wales over the next 20 years.Figures from the Office for National ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian doctor held on drugging, rape charges


February 21st, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian doctor and his colleague have been arrested here for allegedly drugging and raping a young woman in a downtown hotel.Amitabh Chauhan and Suganthan Kayilasanathan, ... Read more...

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Middle-class women ‘more than twice as likely to drink heavily’


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Officials figures show that middle-class women in UK are more than twice as likely to drink heavily as those on lower incomes.Some 43 per cent of women whose ... Read more...

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Antibiotics named as ‘greatest medical advance of last 50 years’


November 28th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): A new survey has named antibiotics as the most important medical development of the past 50 years.After antibiotics, vaccination was named the second most important medical development in ... 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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Hi-tech toys to make kids smarter ‘may actually be doing them harm’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 28 (ANI): Next time you plan to buy a high-tech toy for your kid, think again-as they are likely to harm them.Top-selling teddies that talk, toddler laptops, and interactive baby ... Read more...

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New laser technology may reduce prostate surgery’s sexual side effects


August 6th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center have come up with a new laser technology that may reduce prostate surgery's sexual side effects.One of the challenges of the ... Read more...

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Welsh varsity remembers man who served in colonial India


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A Welsh university is celebrating the 250th birth anniversary of surgeon and educationist Thomas Phillips who served the better part of his life in colonial India as ... Read more...

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No ban on smoking in British parks


July 29th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Smoking in parks and cars will not be banned in Britain as the government has decided against the planned review of anti-tobacco laws. "We have studied the smoke-free legislation ... Read more...

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Ability to predict stroke recovery vital for survivors and their families


June 25th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A team of researchers has developed a method to predict post-stroke recovery of language by measuring the initial severity of impairment.New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Centre say that ... Read more...

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New robotic devices to give stroke patients a helping hand, leg up


June 19th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Strokes can leave people with long-lasting disability, which can include limited movement. Now scientists are pioneering the use of robotic devices to help them regain this function.Patients ... Read more...

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Experts call for ban on junk food ads to combat soaring child diabetes


May 17th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): A group of more than 100 diabetes experts has called for laws to ban ads of junk food that target children.The experts from Royal College of Physicians of ... Read more...

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Everolimus-eluting stent safer, more effective than paclitaxel-eluting stent


May 6th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Everolimus-eluting stents demonstrate enhanced safety and efficacy in the treatment of de novo native coronary artery lesions when compared to paclitaxel-eluting stents, scientists have discovered.Results from the SPIRIT ... Read more...

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Unhealthy habits put Brit teens ‘at increased premature death risk’


April 30th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Increasing binge drinking and smoking habits are putting British teenage girls at increased risk of premature death, a worldwide study has claimed.The study claimed that British teenage ... Read more...

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No booze for under-15s, UK chief doc tells parents


December 17th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): Children under 15 should not drink alcohol at all, while those below 18 should not consume it more than one day a week, according to a British expert.The ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods’ ‘blood-spinning’ therapist facing charges for importing and selling illegal drugs


December 9th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 9 (ANI): The Canadian doctor, who helped Tiger Woods to overcome his knee surgery using the path-breaking 'blood-spinning' technique, will be quizzed in court for allegedly importing and selling ... Read more...

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Cooling therapy protects brain after cardiac arrest


December 5th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revival of the heart after it stops may save a patient's life, but it permanently damages the brain. Cooling the patient for some time is known to mitigate ... Read more...

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Bionic eye restores partial vision in US woman


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia have successfully restored partial vision in a 50-year-old woman, diagnosed with blinding disease at the age of 13, with the help of an electronic ... Read more...

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‘Relaxing wine glass’ could create health “timebomb” for women


October 20th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 20 (ANI): A splash of wine at the end of a tough day to ease the stress of daily living could create a health "timebomb" for women, a UK expert ... Read more...

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Meditation, dialogues reduce burnout among physicians


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Training in meditation and communication can ease distress and burnout experienced by many physicians. As many as 60 percent of practicing physicians report symptoms of burnout, which is ... Read more...

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Top Brit doc backs call to ban alcohol ads


September 11th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): A leading British doctor is in full support of the BMA's call to ban alcohol advertising, as he feels that such publicity campaigns do have damaging effects on ... Read more...

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Early stage ovarian cancer patients can preserve fertility


August 11th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can preserve fertility by keeping at least one ovary or the uterus, without the risk of dying from the disease, according ... Read more...

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Young women with early stage ovarian cancer ‘can preserve fertility’


August 10th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Young women diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer can preserve future fertility by keeping at least one ovary or the uterus without increasing the risk of ... Read more...

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Operation leads to triple-sized breast!


July 18th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) A breast augmentation operation here has left a 22-year-old Toronto woman with one breast triple its size. The bizarre case came to light during a disciplinary hearing against the ... Read more...

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Deadly flu viruses lurk in humans, animals for years before pandemic outbreaks


July 15th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that components of deadly flu viruses probably lurk in humans and other animals for years before they emerge as a worldwide threat ... Read more...

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Four pints of beer a week may mean higher hospitalisation risk


July 4th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): Men who drink four pints of beer a week are likely to spend more time in the hospital during their lifetime, says a new study.The research involving ... Read more...

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Herbal therapeutic Zyflamend shows promise in treatment of men at prostate cancer risk


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A novel herb-based therapeutic called Zyflamend has been found to be linked with minimal toxicity and no serious adverse events in men at high-risk for developing prostate cancer ... Read more...

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10pct men, 4pct women in UK on brink of becoming alcoholics, says report


May 21st, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A new British survey has revealed that almost one in 10 men, and one in 25 women, shows signs of alcohol dependence.The poll showed that a quarter of ... Read more...

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New incision-free procedure raises hope for severe acid reflux patients


March 1st, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Patients with severe, chronic acid reflux disease have been offered a new hope a unique incision-free procedure called TIF, or transoral incisionless fundoplication.Chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) ... Read more...

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