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900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britain braces for deadly sheep virus


August 9th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A virus that causes lambs and calves to be born dead or with serious deformities could spread across Britain by the end of year, experts warned ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Schmallenberg virus manages to kill thousands of lambs in UK


February 27th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of lambs have been killed in England following an outbreak of the deadly schmallenberg virus. The virus has been confirmed in about 74 farms in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bent on laptops, spondylitis afflicting India’s young


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Shweta Arya was 29 years old when she first had a back problem. Ignored initially, her pain spread upwards and aggravated to a level where ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A health resort turns toxic due to industrial pollution (Postcard from Giridih)


November 25th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gadi Srirampur (Jharkhand), Nov 25 (IANS) Four-year-olds Kaushal Kaul and Priti Kumari are unlike the chirpy children one would expect them to be -- both have been blind since birth. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi’s star goat this Eid costs Rs.1.5 lakh


November 6th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The livestock markets in Old Delhi's Jama Masjid area are witnessing high footfalls and doing brisk business as Muslims gear up to celebrate Eid-ul-Zuha Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Government policies should address children’s issues: Experts


May 10th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Government policies, especially in the fields of agriculture and environment, should address children's issues, like the effect of poisonous gases and pesticide use on children, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India should support global ban on endosulphan: Congress


April 19th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that India supports the global ban on endosulphan at the Stockholm Convention ... Read more...

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Vitamin D pills advised for under-fives to avoid rickets


January 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) All children aged between six months and five years should be given vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets, especially during winter.Such children are at risk of developing the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhi’s ‘divine’ goat costs Rs.4.5 lakh


November 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With a day to go for Eid-ul-Azha, the goat bazaar at Jama Masjid in old Delhi is doing brisk business. But the star of the show is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rheumatoid arthritis ‘can lead to typing difficulties’


November 8th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A new research at University of Pittsburgh has revealed that joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis can lead to difficulties in typing.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inhaling polluted coal smoke causing ‘fluorosis’ disease among Chinese villagers


October 20th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 20 (ANI): Villagers in remote areas of southwestern China, who cook and dry their clothes by burning pieces of coal, are being affected with a disease 'fluorosis' that is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wool fibres make bricks ’stronger, more eco-friendly’


October 6th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): Spanish and Scottish researchers have made bricks that are stronger and more environmentally-friendly.They have added wool fibres to the clay material used to make bricks and combined these ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cleft-lipped Assam boy US-bound - for surgery and smile


September 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Hassem Ali, a small- time shoe vendor in an Assam village, thinks Allah has not been kind to his family. His son Nur was born ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex culture has set women back by 50yrs, says Oz Feminist


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Wellington, Aug 2 (ANI): A leading Australian feminist has said that 'Raunch culture' has set back women in Western societies more than 50 years.Melinda Tankard Reist, a founder of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Desiree Jennings’ Illness Is Bizarre, Say Doctors


July 24th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Desiree Jennings, a Washington Redskins cheerleader is suffering from fever and body cramps. While this alone cannot be the reason for worry, the type of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Drug haul used for milk adulteration seized in Uttar Pradesh


July 20th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur/ Bijnor, July 20 (ANI): A large consignment of the banned oxytocin drug, used for milk adulteration, has been seized during police raids carried out in Kanpur and Bijnor cities of Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Infant operated for rare congenital disorder


June 17th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A four-month-old girl whose intestine and liver were outside her body got a new lease of life after doctors here operated upon her and put her vital ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

AMU, German experts to offer free treatment for cleft lip


May 31st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) With the help of a team of German experts, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will offer free treatment for cleft lip, palate and correction of nose deformities, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

One in every 1,000 Indian kids has cleft lip


May 4th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) At least one among every 1,000 new born children in the country has a cleft lip and palate, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told parliament Tuesday. "As ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Trial air purifier cleans up to 97 per cent dust particles’


April 28th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) An air purifier installed in the heart of the national capital in March has shown that the air had particles of uranium, lead and arsenic and that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NY woman awarded $3.5m after doc gives her ‘four boobs’


March 12th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 12 (ANI): A woman in the US has been awarded 3.5 million dollars after a botched boob job ruined her life.Forty six year old Maria Alaimo, from Staten Island, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Primitive tribe faces extinction due to their marriage system


March 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarTotpara (Jalpaiguri), March 10 (ANI): The endogamous marriage system practiced by members of Toto tribe in West Bengal may lead to the extinction of their clan since the children are ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

American woman sues plastic surgeon for giving her “four breasts”!


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 3 (ANI): A Staten Island woman is said to be suing a plastic surgeon after the breast surgery she underwent left her with "double-bubble" deformities.Maria Alaimo, 47, had undergone ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz aborigines to sue Brit Govt over Maralinga nuclear tests


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 3 (ANI): Hundreds of Australian aborigines and former servicemen are set to sue the British Ministry of Defence for compensation over a nuclear test at Maralinga that caused diseases and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Requiem for leprosy (Comment, Jan 31 is World Leprosy Day)


January 31st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjiv Kakar For most of us, our understanding of leprosy is the sight of bandaged beggars on the street corner, often with deformities in the face or limb. A century ago, leprosy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Archaeologists trace millennium-old Maya culture


January 31st, 2010 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists in Mexico have claimed to have found a sarcophagus belonging to a nearly thousand-year-old Maya civilisation. The researchers at the Mayan acropolis of Tonina working in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Millennium-old sarcophagus could unravel mystery of Mayan civilisation


January 29th, 2010 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Ocosingo (Mexico), Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists working at the Mayan acropolis of Tonina in the southern state of Chiapas have discovered more than a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus, which they hope would help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ignore superstitions, watch solar eclipse with proper gear


January 13th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) As the world looks forward to the millennium's longest annular solar eclipse Friday, there are superstitions galore in India. But science experts have urged people to shed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mermaid Girl’s Moving Story To Be Shown On TLC


December 11th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kennebunkport's famous mermaid girl, Shiloh Pepin became well known owing to her peculiar and rare disease in the last few years. The ill fated girl breathed her ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bhopal tragedy survivors lie in coffins to protest


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Covering themselves with shrouds and lying inside coffins, the Bhopal gas leak survivors put up a protest in the capital Thursday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gas-hit Bhopal colony remains a living tomb (25 years after Bhopal gas leak)


November 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Nov 29 (IANS) A quarter century after a packed shantytown turned into a hell hole following the Bhopal gas disaster, JP Nagar's perennially poor residents are still paying the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Study to determine if thongs are harmful to feet


November 24th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study is to be conducted to investigate just how much stress we are putting on our feet by wearing thongs.The study, by a team of Sydney ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US deacon’s back gets cured after prayer to Cardinal!


November 10th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): It has emerged that a US clergyman, who was suffering from a crippling spinal condition, was cured after he prayed to a 19th Century Birmingham theologian.Deacon Jack Sullivan, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Smile Pinki’ all set to be screened across India


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 2 (ANI): Oscar-winning documentary 'Smile Pinki' that gives the message about the cleft surgery in India would be screened across the country.The director, child actors and doctor who treats ... Read more...

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