disease prevention

China launches cancer screening programme


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian-American businessman joins Georgia Senate race


June 18th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Indian-American entrepreneur Bikram Kumar Mohanty has been chosen as the candidate of President Barak Obama's Democratic Party for Georgia state's Senate elections slated later this year.Migrating ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

PFCs weaken immune response to vaccine shots in childhood


January 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and fast-food packaging, seem to lower immune response to vaccination in children.A new Harvard study is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Black tea is beneficial for health


December 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) While many people prefer being cautious about taking too much tea at home or workplace, researchers now suggest that by taking three cups a day one ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

International meet on vaccines to begin Monday


November 13th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) In one of the first events of its kind, India will host a four-day long international symposium on vaccines here from Monday where issues of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cancer drug can reverse heart failure


May 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A promising cancer drug can reverse a heart failure resulting from high blood pressure (BP).The drug, a type of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being evaluated in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China creates special hospital for pandas


May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) China has started constructing the first ever hospital in the world for exclusive treatment of pandas, officials said.Construction for the new specialised centre for giant pandas ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese shops to offer ‘human breast milk’ in 2 years


April 15th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): In two years, Chinese market will be selling dairy products that will be produced by genetically modified cattle and would contain most of the nutrients as in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Drinking 100-pc fruit juice ‘as healthy as eating whole fruits’


April 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that drinking 100 percent fruit juices could have protective health benefits similar to those of whole fruits.Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Awareness programmes mark World Tuberculosis Day in Delhi


March 24th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Indian capital New Delhi marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with various awareness programmes on Thursday.Delhi's Finance and Power Minister A K Walia, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brits ‘healthier than Americans’: Study


March 12th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that people living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare.Researchers said that across all ages, US residents tend ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Antioxidants in pecans ‘good for your heart’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention, according to a new study from Loma Linda University (LLU).Pecans contain different forms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Higher vitamin D intake needed to cut cancer risk


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIDS ranked as top killer disease in China for third year in a row


February 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.17 (ANI): AIDS has been ranked as the deadliest infectious disease in China for the third year in a row, claiming 7743 lives in 2010."Deaths from AIDS have peaked in recent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Misuse of antibiotics can harm kids: Experts


January 5th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): More than a million children in China have been made deaf by misuse of the antibiotic streptomycin, say medical experts.Yang Zhiyin of the Chinese Medical Association said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NCDC to be apex disease controlling body


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved the health ministry's proposal for declaring the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the apex institute for communicable diseases on the lines ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Apex institute for communicable diseases on anvil (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Worried after the outbreak of dengue and swine flu in the country, the government is to soon set up an apex institute for communicable diseases on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Apex institute for communicable diseases to be set up soon


October 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Following the outbreak of dengue, malaria and swine flu in the country in recent years, the government is planning to set up soon an apex institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Following a healthy lifestyle really can delay death


September 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Following a healthy lifestyle pattern - being normal weight, participating in regular physical activity, limiting exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke and consuming higher amounts of fruits and vegetables ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Integrate tobacco control in medical curriculum: Study


July 31st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In view of increasing tobacco use and its serious health hazards, a study has recommended that information on the hazards of tobacco use and cessation should be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers chalk out Alzheimer’s prevention plan


June 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers seem to have made significant progress in identifying Alzheimer's disease risk factors and developing treatments that might delay or prevent onset of the disease.The study provides the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese woman dies of bird flu


June 5th, 2010 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old pregnant woman died from a bird flu infection in China's Hubei province, the ministry of health has said. The woman named Chen was four months pregnant when ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dutch public health official named European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Director


April 28th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament has confirmed Marc Sprenger of the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) to become the new director of the European ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

44 Chinese students hospitalised


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Forty-four students were hospitalised after they were given Hepatitis B vaccine in China's Guangdong province, officials said Friday. Out of 84 students administered the vaccine at a primary school ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China may end travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China may end a decades-old travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the country, a media report said. The ban may be lifted after the Chinese Cabinet Monday ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Multi-hued carrots as nutritious as orange ones


February 21st, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): The purple and red variety carrots are as rich in nutrition as orange ones, a review from Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety claims.The review briefs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents’ ‘birds and bees’ talk happening too late: Study


December 9th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents often wait too long to discuss sex with children, with the result that a significant number of kids become sexually active before the chat, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Wear blue jeans, spread word about pneumonia (Nov 2 is World Pneumonia Day)


October 31st, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) For the first time, World Pneumonia Day will be observed this Monday. To spread awareness about the single largest cause of death in children worldwide, netizens ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Child groups to observe Nov 2 as World Pneumonia Day


October 21st, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A coalition of over 50 child health organisations from across the world will observe Nov 2 as the first World Pneumonia Day. Two million children under five ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Whole grains can lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer


August 30th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): Stressing on the importance whole grains, experts have claimed that incorporating them in the diet can lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and certain cancers.Lona Sandon, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than 43,000 affected by swine flu in Europe


August 27th, 2009 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 27 (Xinhua) European health officials said more than 43,000 people have been affected by the swine flu in Europe. On Wednesday 745 new cases of swine flu reported in the European ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Europe reports over 300 new swine flu cases


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 23 (Xinhua) European health officials Saturday reported 311 new swine flu cases in the region. Of the new cases, 279 were confirmed in Italy, 26 in Switzerland, five in Slovakia ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India fine-tunes swine flu guidelines


August 15th, 2009 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India Friday fine-tuned guidelines to deal with the rising number of swine flu cases as the number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 1,390. The move ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Accept marginalised communities for successful HIV projects: NGO


July 28th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Members of the Tamil Nadu AIDS Initiative (TAI) project Tuesday said that welfare provisions such as a transgender welfare board and a separate budgetary allocation for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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