epidemic proportions

Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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Viral fever grips Gurgaon


September 9th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 9 (IANS) The number of people afflicted with viral fever of 'mixed culture' is rapidly increasing in Gurgaon. Private hospitals are full of patients suffering from viral fevers. ... Read more...

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Junk food could also damage brain, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Obesity-inducing junk food could also give you dementia through high blood pressure and cholesterol, which interrupt blood supply to the brain, says a study.Some animal studies ... Read more...

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Promiscuity, divorce, separation gripping Britons


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) A senior Church of England bishop has warned that promiscuity, separation and divorce have assumed "epidemic" proportions in Britain.Rt. Rev Richard Chartres said it as he ... Read more...

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‘300 mn suffering from asthma globally’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Around 300 million people in the world are suffering from asthma and the figure can rise to 400 million by 2025, says the World Allergy ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threat to development: UN chief


September 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said non-communicable diseases were a threat to development, and that there is an urgent need to combat them."Our collaboration is ... Read more...

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5,000 suspected dengue cases reported in Pakistan


September 14th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) About 5,000 suspected cases of dengue fever have been reported from across Pakistan, Punjab's capital Lahore alone reporting over 4,000 of these cases.The government of Pakistan's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Oral sex, HPV puts non-smoking US men at highest risk for oral cancer


April 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has found that oral sex and HPV, a nasty bug with strains that causes genital warts and cervical cancer in women, is the leading cause ... Read more...

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Russia set to classify beer as alcoholic drink for first time


February 24th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Russia is for the first time set to legally classify beer as an alcoholic drink, and the move comes as the Kremlin carries out its toughest anti-alcohol campaign.Beer ... Read more...

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Rapes assuming epidemic proportions in Pak’s Sindh province


January 21st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 21(ANI): 120 cases of rape, including six of gang rape, were reported in Pakistan's Sindh province between May 1, 2008 to October 31, 2008, provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza ... Read more...

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Amnesty International urges Malaysia to stop caning ‘epidemic’


December 6th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 6(ANI): Human rights group Amnesty International has said that caning is a form of judicial punishment, and in Malaysia, has reached "epidemic" proportions, and should be banned.According to ... Read more...

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Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in India, says expert (Nov 14 is World Diabetes Day)


November 13th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the country and is increasing with "tsunamic" speed, a top expert of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) said here Saturday."More than 75 ... Read more...

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Arthritis can hit even the physically active (World Arthritis Day Oct 12)


October 11th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Does arthritis affect only those who don't exercise? Experts say sportspersons, dancers and others with high physical activity too are at risk, mainly due to joint injuries.Sprains, ... Read more...

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Delhi doctors begin trials for new diabetes drug


June 30th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Doctors in the national capital are conducting clinical trials for a new diabetes drug which has the potential of ridding patients of insulin injections forever. The trials for ... Read more...

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Why do obese kids attract bullies?


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, social skills or academic achievement, says a new study. "Physicians who care for obese ... Read more...

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Gene that ties stress to diabetes, depression identified


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified the gene changes in whose activity due to stress cause anxiety disorders and depression, as well as metabolic disorders like obesity, type 2 diabetes and ... Read more...

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Poisoning by prescription drugs endemic in US


April 6th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Prescription drugs have become the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the US. Researchers found that hospitalisation for poisoning by prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilisers in the ... Read more...

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Fish-killing virus now found in all Great Lakes in US


January 28th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Reports indicate that a deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005, has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, ... Read more...

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Malnutrition killed 25 in 50 days in Madhya Pradesh district: Activists


December 7th, 2009 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Dec 7 (IANS) Malnutrition has reached epidemic proportions in most parts of Madhya Pradesh. While activists say it has claimed 25 lives in nearly 50 days in the tribal-dominated ... Read more...

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Chennai shop selling diabetic-friendly sweets a major draw on Diwali


October 16th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Arun KannanChennai, Oct.16 (ANI): A confectionary shop in Chennai has become a major drawn for a host of people here, as it is sells sweets meant for diabetic patients.Located at Thyagaraja ... Read more...

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A bit of exercise improves body image


October 10th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) The simple act of exercising and not fitness itself can convince you that you look better, says a new study. People who don't achieve workout milestones such as ... Read more...

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Delhi private hospitals asked to reserve beds for H1N1 cases


August 12th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday asked all private hospitals with 200 beds or more capacity to reserve at least 10 beds with isolation facilities for treating possible swine ... Read more...

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How to reduce cheating among students


August 9th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Cheating among students is reaching 'epidemic' proportions. In some studies, up to 80 percent of high-achieving high school students and 75 percent of college students admit to cheating. ... Read more...

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India sitting on diabetes time-bomb, warns expert (With Image)


July 20th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in India, and the country faces huge health, social and economic consequences from it, warns an Indian-origin expert based in Canada. Sonia Anand, who ... Read more...

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Over 100 dead, 4,000 hit as diarrhoea hits Nepal


July 9th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Over 100 people have been killed and more than 4,000 affected as Nepal's ancient enemy diarrhoea struck remote districts, reports said. Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal's biggest rights ... Read more...

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New diabetes awareness campaign encourages patients to talk


June 22nd, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) An innovative diabetes awareness campaign based on patient to patient interaction and education on managing the disease in daily life, now underway in more then 40 countries, ... Read more...

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Healthy people should be allowed to take mind-enhancing drug: Medical expert


June 19th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Healthy people should be allowed to take the controversial drug Ritalin, used to calm hyperactive children, to boost their own brain power, a medical expert has said.Ritalinn also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell phone viruses poised to reach epidemic proportions


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Unlike computer viral epidemics, no major outbreaks of mobile phone viral infection has been reported to date. Ever wondered why? Well, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, director of the Center for Complex ... Read more...

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Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens


May 4th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Women may be more vulnerable than men to the carcinogenic effects of smoking tobacco, according to the latest findings. Swiss researchers studied 683 lung cancer patients who were referred ... Read more...

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Turncoats in demand as parties scramble for candidates (Reissuing with correction in paragraph 13th)


April 10th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Turncoats are in heavy demand in Orissa to fight the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state.Although instances of election-eve shift in loyalty are ... Read more...

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Turncoats in demand as parties scramble for candidates


April 10th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Turncoats are in heavy demand in Orissa to fight the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state.Although instances of election-eve shift in loyalty are ... Read more...

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HIV rate in Washington reaches epidemic proportions


March 17th, 2009 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (DPA) A staggering three percent of Washington residents are living with HIV and AIDS, surpassing the one-percent level that constitutes a severe epidemic, according to a government report released ... Read more...

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Knocking down a gene could prevent fructose-induced insulin resistance


March 4th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that knocking down a gene called transcriptional coactivator PPARg coactivator-1b (PGC-1b) can protect mice on a diet loaded with high-fructose from insulin resistance.Usually, insulin ... Read more...

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Surveillance stepped up as bird flu grips Assam, Bengal


December 18th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With avian flu breaking out in West Bengal and Assam, the central government has stepped up surveillance to contain the spread of the deadly H5N1 virus in ... Read more...

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