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Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

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Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs, says study


July 4th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lazy lifestyles can up cancer rate in Asia


June 1st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) With people in developing nations like India and Pakistan adopting lazy lifestyles of the west, cancer rates are expected to soar by 75 percent worldwide by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Coffee lowers risk of dying


May 17th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Coffee drinkers may live longer as new research has found they are less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers.According to a 14-year study, men who consumed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Portable probe to speed up oral cancer diagnosis


April 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a portable, mini microscope hoping to slash the time taken to diagnose oral cancer. The probe, around 20 cm long and one cm ... Read more...

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Infant mortality rate down 3 points in India


February 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The infant mortality rate (IMR) in India has come down to 47 from 50 deaths per 1,000 live births over the last one year, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Heart attack deaths drop by 50 percent in Britain


January 26th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of Britons people dying of cardiac arrest has come down by half in eight years, a new study says.Helping people quit smoking and managing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Patients slam claim on improvement in Kashmir healthcare


December 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has claimed an improvement in health facilities this year - a claim dismissed by some patients forced to come here from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World population could hit seven bn this month


October 1st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The population of the earth could grow to seven billion this month, up from just three billion fifty years ago, and may reach ten billion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Death rates ‘higher in persons having both autism and epilepsy’


April 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study found that people with both autism and epilepsy have a much higher death rate than those with autism alone.It found that 39 percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hormone therapy ‘doubles survival chances in men with prostate cancer’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that men with prostate cancer could halve their risk of dying if they are given hormone therapy as well as radiotherapy.The study found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New findings on drug tolerance could help cure TB faster


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Current tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months but that might change, thanks to a new study.New findings on how TB ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dairy colostrum ‘may be the key to Olympic success’


February 25th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability, otherwise known as 'leaky gut syndrome'.Their findings could have positive implications not just for athletes but also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tool predicts death probability from stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict death probability in patients after an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New online tool predicts probability of death in patients after stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after an ischemic stroke.The study, conducted by researchers at St. Michael's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian infant mortality rate dips


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The infant mortality rate (IMR) - which reflects the number of deaths per 1,000 live births - has dipped by three points in both rural and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian docs inspired by Gandhi treat people by listening to them


January 24th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Indian doctors Abhay and his wife Rani Bang have revolutionised the approach to healthcare for mothers and babies.In one of the poorest parts of India, the husband and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Plasma therapy may work for patients with severe 2009 H1N1 infection


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection is an old medical therapy to treat multiple diseases.The same ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breast cancer patients with diabetes ‘50pc more likely to die’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

SIDS deaths soar by 33 percent on New Year’s Day: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): New Year may not be a good start for all, as a new study has found that the number of babies who die of SIDS, or sudden infant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Starting dialysis early ‘ups risk of death’


December 7th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that patients who are starting dialysis too early are at an increased risk of death.Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a test that describes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Half of antibiotics produced in China fed to animals


November 26th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Nearly half of the antibiotics produced in China are being fed to animals rather than used to fight viruses in people, a media report said Friday.Of the 210,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pomegranate juice ‘can help combat kidney disease’


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that pomegranate juice can help combat kidney disease.The super food has long been hailed for its health giving properties thanks to its high ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan population now 184 mn


October 29th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The population of Pakistan has gone up to 184 million this year from 119 million in 1990, a report said.The latest report of the State Bank of Pakistan ... Read more...

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High doses or prolonged use of glucosamine could increase diabetes risk


October 28th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A research team at Université Laval's Faculty of Pharmacy has revealed that high doses or prolonged use of glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells and could increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cholera Outbreak In Nigeria Has Left Hundreds Dead, United Nations Reveals


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Abuja, Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cholera has claimed more than 1,500 people across parts of Nigeria this year, the United Nations revealed on Friday. The total number of cases of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Controlled oxygen therapy slashes death rate among COPD patients


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Controlled oxygen therapy can slash death rate among patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by up to 78 percent. COPD is a chronic lung disease that affects ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scott Pelley Spends Time With The Gates On ‘60 Minutes Overtime’


October 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) '60 Minutes' correspondent Scott Pelley recently spent time with the most generous family in the world as a part of the '60 Minutes Overtime' segment. The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Encephalitis outbreak in Gorakhpur


September 18th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan SahGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 18 (ANI): The encephalitis outbreak continues to affect local residents even after the administration has upgraded healthcare centers to ensure rehabilitation and cure for the affected.But ... Read more...

Posted in National |

A firm handshake certifies your hold on life


September 10th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) A firm handshake not only shows confidence but it also certifies your hold on life. Men and women blessed with a strong grip seem to outlive those whose ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Encephalitis kills hundreds in Gorakhpur


September 5th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan Kumar ShahGorakhpur, Sep 5 (ANI): At least 220 are feared dead following an outbreak of encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District.Doctors said that children between the ages of six months ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Reducing emergency arrival time by 10mnts can save a third of road deaths


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): Spanish researchers have concluded that by reducing the time between an accident taking place and the arrival of the emergency services from 25 to 15 minutes, risk of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Medicare Coverage Expanded to Help Cigarette Smokers Quit


August 31st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the ‘Associated Press’, “Even though they've lived with the health warnings much of their lives and doubtless seen the ill effects on friends, relatives and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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