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Tattoos drive new source of bacterial infection?


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) If you end up with a rash on a new tattoo, don't brush it off as an allergic reaction or a normal part of the healing ... Read more...

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Colorado dentist put thousands at HIV risk by reusing needles


July 17th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several thousands of people have been exposed to the risk of HIV infection following what authorities describe as "unsafe practices" by a dentist. The Colorado Department of ... Read more...

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Peafowl in Hasanpur died of hunger and thirst: Experts


June 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 13 (IANS) The peafowl that died in Hasanpur village, near here, early this week succumbed to hunger and thirst, the post-mortem examinations of the birds revealed Wednesday.At least ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Search for victims after deadly tornadoes in US


March 5th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the US Midwest continued Sunday to search for victims after a series of tornadoes killed at least 39 people, left dozens injured and ... Read more...

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Jones still refuses to name baby’s father


September 26th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) January Jones is adamant on keeping the identity of her child's father a secret. The actress has refused to state his name on the infant's birth ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Severely obese teens ‘no more likely to be depressed’


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Severely obese adolescents are no more likely to be depressed than normal weight peers, according to a three-year study.However, it found that white adolescents might be somewhat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan’s nuke plant radiation traces detected in US


March 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. (ANI): Low levels of radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have now been detected in 13 US states and three union territories, said country's federal and local authorities.According ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear plant’s radioactive plume reaches U.S., but experts assure no threat to Americans


March 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A very low level radioactive plume from the earthquake-cum-tsunami affected nuclear complex in Japan has reportedly been detected in Sacramento, US, but health experts are of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Teavana’s Peppermint tea being recalled


March 11th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US and Canadian officials have released a recall notice for certain kinds of peppermint tea because of the risk of salmonella contamination.Officials say the Peppermint Organic ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Parents important for keeping teens off alcohol


March 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Parents can play an important role in preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol, according to a new thesis.It said that adolescents who smoke, stay out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Sleeping next to pets could be harmful


January 25th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study that will be published in an upcoming edition of the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, claims that sleeping with your pet may be harmful.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars’ actually contain toxins!


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 22 (ANI): A candy manufacturer has recalled its Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars after tests revealed that the bars actually did contain toxins.Indiana-based company Candy Dynamics recalled the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obesity ups death risk for swine flu patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Extreme obesity upped the death risk for those infected with H1N1 or swine flu in 2009, a study shows.Researchers co-related extreme obesity with a nearly three-fold increased odds ... Read more...

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Extreme obesity linked to higher risk of death for 2009 H1N1 patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Extreme obesity was a powerful risk factor for death for those infected with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, according to a new research.In the study, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

89 fall ill in US salmonella outbreak


December 25th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) A salmonella outbreak has struck 89 people ill in 15 American states, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.No deaths have been reported, but around 23 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Probe launched at LiLo’s rehab clinic


December 24th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): An investigation has been launched into the rehab clinic where troubled star Lindsay Lohan received treatment, after allegations a staff member breached policy by revealing patient details ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jimmy John’s sprouts linked to salmonella outbreak


December 20th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Illinois, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Illinois Department of Public Health has commenced investigation into a salmonella outbreak in the state.The follows the illness of almost 50 people after they ate at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress and neck pain more common in women


December 7th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that neck pain is more common in women, irrespective of occupation of age."We know that physical work with heavy lifting or assembly work ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cutting meat to 3 meals a week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths


October 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A new University of Oxford study has suggested that eating no more than three pieces of meat a week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths.The study said processed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whooping cough claims nine lives in California


September 17th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Over 190 people were hospitalised and nine, all of them babies under three months old, died of whooping cough in California state in the US this year, ... Read more...

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Three US travellers bring superbugs’ from India: report


September 14th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Chicago, Sep 14 (IANS) Three people returned to the US from India earlier this year infected with the newly described "superbugs" that are highly resistant to antibiotics, according to media ... Read more...

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Colorado Wildfire Still Threatening, 8 People Missing


September 9th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Colorado wildfire is hogging the attention of the media now and as per the latest updates eight people are missing. These people did not ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Home Cooking Might Be Hazardous, New Study Suggests


September 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although many might feel that eating at restaurants might not be a healthy options considering the hygiene conditions, a new study reveals that most of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

1,500 suffer from whooping cough in US


August 5th, 2010 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 5 (IANS) Health officials in the US have issued a health warning as a whooping cough epidemic has swept across various parts of the country, affecting over 1,500 people. California ... Read more...

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Mold could hold secrets of Brittany Murphy and hubby’s death


July 26th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Investigation into the death of American actress Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack is now being looked after by the Department of Public Health after a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Endometriosis compromises women’s work productivity


June 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In the first of its kind study of the societal impact of endometriosis, researchers have found a significant loss of work productivity among those women who suffer from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

California Declares Whooping Cough Epidemic, Medical Community On Alert


June 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state of California has been hit badly by whooping cough, so much that the state health authorities have declared it as an epidemic. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Patients’ drive to return to work determines sick leave length: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that people who call in sick for back and neck problems return to work at different rates despite having similar problems - implying that personal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dennis Quaid Sues Baxter International Inc Once More


May 27th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Dennis Quaid has filed a lawsuit against a drug manufacturing company over an overdose of a product named Heparin that is used for blood thinning. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Particulate air pollution bad for heart health


May 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers say that breathing polluted air increases stress on the heart's regulation capacity, up to six hours after inhalation of combustion-related small particles ... Read more...

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Parker, CO man indicted for contributing to airborne release of asbestos


April 16th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
DENVER, COLORADO (BNO NEWS) – A Parker, Colorado man was indicted on Thursday for contributing to the release of a hazardous substance by misleading state officials, prosecutors informed.Michael Merit, 45, falsely claimed ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

The Practitioners data bank has many missing links


February 26th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Practitioners data bank was designed to have all the background details of all the nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. However the very ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Missing Links Show Up In National Practitioner Data Bank


February 26th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, Feb 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Practitioner Data Bank has recently come under fire for discrepancies which glare out of its tracksheets. The National Practitioner Data Bank has been ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Elevators can pose real danger for older adults


February 10th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): While elevators are considered one of the safest forms of transportation, they can pose a real danger for the aging population, says a new study.According to U.S. Consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Older mums likely to have autistic children


February 9th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who become mothers at an advanced age are 50percent more likely to have autistic children.The study led by UC Davis Health ... Read more...

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