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‘Ignorance takes toll on oral health’ (September 12 is World Oral Health Day)


September 12th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Dental health is an indicator of overall health. There are simple ways to maintain oral hygiene. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal, for instance, can ... Read more...

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Economic downturn making British women opt for abortions


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Many British women are avoiding giving birth and resorting to abortions as they have turned quite concerned over the prevailing financial condition.A survey of General Practitioners ... Read more...

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Alcohol pushing teenagers to risky sex


January 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Teenagers' drinking habits are making them indulge in sex beyond their desire, causing an epidemic of risky sex, doctors in Britain have warned.According to the Royal ... Read more...

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Overseas doctors to undergo language test for Britain


October 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Foreign doctors coming to Britain seeking employment will now have to undertake a mandatory English test before being allowed to work in the Nation Health Service ... Read more...

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Family doctors poll in Britain: Wish sex with patients


July 16th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Half of the family doctors polled in a survey in Britain have expressed a desire to be allowed to have a sexual relationship with their patient.The ... Read more...

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Male docs 4 times likelier than female counterparts to misbehave


May 1st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has found that male doctors are four times more likely than their female counterparts to be disciplined for misconduct, and sexual misconduct is the most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Playing used music instrument can make your child sick


March 15th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers have warned that playing a used music instrument can pose a potentially dangerous health risk.According to the study, used woodwind and brass instruments were found to be ... Read more...

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Drinking alcohol after age 75 linked to lower risk of dementia


March 8th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): Alcohol consumption after the age of 75 is associated with lower risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.3202 German individuals (75 plus) attending general practitioners , ... Read more...

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Jab that could help you drop two dress sizes


December 27th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) A diet drug that helps women drop two dress sizes in six months could be available in just three years. The jab has produced "phenomenal" results helping men ... Read more...

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Himalaya firm forays into herbal oral care segment


December 16th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 16 (IANS) India's leading herbal health and personal care company Himalaya Drug Co Thursday announced its foray into the oral care segment with a range of herbal products for treatment ... Read more...

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New ’score’ to predict heart disease in youngsters


December 9th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 09 (ANI): University of Nottingham researchers have developed a new 'score', which could be useful for general practitioners (GP) to detect heart disease in youngsters - before it damages their ... Read more...

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HD Medical developing hand-held ultra sound equipment


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) City-based medical devices company HD Medical Services is working on a stethoscope that can look deep into the body, transmit the sounds while displaying the images on a ... Read more...

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One in 10 adults in danger from obesity


October 25th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Almost one in 10 adults is now so obese that their doctors consider their weight a serious health risk.More than 5.5 million over the age of 16 are ... Read more...

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Playing Nintendo Wii ‘can leave you injured’


October 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): Playing Nintendo Wii? Well, you need to be careful, for at least 66 people attended New South Wales Emergency department last year while playing the home video game ... Read more...

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Viagra no good for men with low testosterone levels


September 28th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Why doesn't Viagra work for more than half the men who use it? Reason: Many of the men prescribed the drug by their doctors are actually suffering from ... Read more...

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‘Kids who shun sunlight heading for trouble’


September 12th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Paranoia about sun exposure and indoor lifestyles are causing serious health problems for children owing to Vitamin D deficiency, a new study says. Casualty departments are dealing with dozens ... Read more...

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Health visitors help mothers keep baby blues at bay


August 19th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A research shows that health visitors can help new mothers keep baby blues at bay. One in five new mothers fall prey to sadness, loss of appetite and feeling ... Read more...

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Late diagnosis behind thousands of dementia deaths


August 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Thousands of dementia patients are dying at least four years earlier than those screened at the right time. This suggests many are finally diagnosed at a time of ... Read more...

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Don’t eat for two, pregnant women advised


July 28th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The traditional advice that expectant mothers should 'eat for two' is dangerous, says a report by a British government health watchdog. The watchdog, National Institute for Health and ... Read more...

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Even men can feel as unattractive as women


July 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) It is not just women who feel unattractive at certain times of the month. Men are just as likely to suffer "fat days", feeling less confident about their ... Read more...

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UAE launches anti-smoking campaign


May 27th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 27 (IANS/WAM) At least 14 percent of all smokers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are women, and the government has launched a programme to create awareness among women about ... Read more...

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Australia to spend $394 mn on diabetic care


March 31st, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) Australia will spend over 430 million Australian dollars ($394 million) for a new diabetic care programme, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said here Wednesday. Unveiling the government's plans ... Read more...

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Gynaecological visits should concentrate more on sex and relationships


December 16th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Gynaecological visits should not be limited to discussions about different tests and/or prescriptions for contraceptives, but could be used as a great opportunity for dialogue about sexual health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Foreign students need sex education: Australian study


November 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 5 (IANS) There is an alarming lack of sexual knowledge among international students in Australia, says a study that followed statistics indicating one in three abortions at a hospital in ... Read more...

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India’s mental health system grossly inadequate: experts (Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day)


October 10th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As many as 20 million Indians are believed to be suffering from mental illnesses, but there are only 3,500 psychiatrists and 1,500 psychiatric nurses to ... Read more...

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A quarter of heart patients don’t take their pills


September 8th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) At least a fourth of cardiac patients don't take medicines prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes, a new study says. The study results suggest that doctors need ... Read more...

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Kebabs, Coca-cola, chocolate contraceptive myths still rampant in UK!


September 5th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 5 (ANI): If you thought kebabs, Coca-cola or chocolate could be used as oral contraceptives, then think again, for a UK poll has listed the belief as one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

67 percent Indians have never visited a dentist: Survey


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Nearly 67 percent of Indians have never visited a dentist and around 87 percent does not believe in visiting one unless there is a problem, a nationwide ... Read more...

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Swine flu fears send people to psychiatrists


August 7th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt and Richa Sharma New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Rajan Gupta returned after a business trip to the US recently and rushed to see his psychiatrist the very next day as ... Read more...

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Entire UK population to be offered swine flu jab


July 13th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 13 (IANS) British health authorities Monday reported the death of a healthy seven-year-old girl from swine flu, as the entire nation was offered vaccination against the ... Read more...

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Cancer treatment leads to bone loss


November 14th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Canadian researchers say that treatments for breast and prostate cancers may result in bone loss. Dr. Fred Saad, director of urologic oncology at the Universite de Montreal''s ... Read more...

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Sick leaves may predict early deaths among office workers


October 3rd, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Employees who take long spells of sick leave for circulatory or psychiatric problems or for surgery are at an increased risk of dying early, says a new ... Read more...

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Annual reviews and licence curbs proposed for British doctors


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) For the first time in the world, Britain is planning to conduct annual reviews of doctors to weed out poor performers and make their licences to practice renewable ... Read more...

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UK patients wont be given antibiotics for cough, colds and ear infections


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 23 (ANI): Under a new strict guidance to doctors in the UK , patients suffering from minor illnesses such as coughs, colds and ear infections will no longer ... Read more...

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ViScope - a stethoscope that shows heart beats


July 1st, 2008 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Diagnosis is set to become more accurate now with the launch of ViScope 100, an innovative auscultation device that enables doctors to "see" heart beats. HD Medical Group ... Read more...

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