health and development

Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

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Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

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Fat people can’t get slim


July 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) If you are fat, you can't get slim, say experts.Scientists have confirmed that the majority of overweight people who try to lose weight either by cutting ... Read more...

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Mixture of energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than alcohol alone


April 16th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Energy drinks mixed with alcohol, such as Red Bull and vodka, have become trendy, but a new laboratory study has found that the mixture is riskier than drinking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill Gates to visit India this week


March 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be visiting India this week ... Read more...

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Sex selection to lead to 20pc more men than women by 2030 in India


March 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): A new study has warned that in the next two decades, large parts of India will have an excess of young men by up to 20 percent because ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Governor suggests tax hike for tobacco products


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has written to state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather asking him to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi’s slum children to get Australian degrees


March 1st, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Delhi's slum children will now be able to study in Australia under an exchange programme between the University of Melbourne and voluntary organisation Asha, officials said here ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threaten southeast Asian economies: WHO


February 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases cause three out of five deaths in southeast Asia, posing a serious public health threat ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

1000 Genomes Project to reveal how genetics influence human health


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists at Boston College are playing an integral role in the global effort to sequence 1000 genomes and move closer to understanding in fine detail how genetics influence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy drink intake may lead to alcohol dependence


November 17th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has suggested that college students who frequently consume heavily-caffeinated energy drinks are more likely to become alcohol-dependent.Individuals who have a high frequency of energy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to host global forum on women’s, child’s health


September 25th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Health experts and political leaders from across the world will meet in the capital mid-November to discuss the state of women's and child's health across the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Community-based treatment of malaria, pneumonia could save lives: Study


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new study has found that community workers can play an important role in combating diseases like malaria, pneumonia and save lives.Researchers at the Boston University School of ... Read more...

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Immunizing kids against diseases key to achieving child survival goals


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Global health and development chiefs in New York have said that immunizing children against preventable diseases is critical to achieving United Nations-led goals to reduce child deaths.At an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Michigan varsity study claims Palestinian, Israeli kids psychologically scarred by war


September 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Ann Arbor (Michigan, US), Sept.17 (ANI): A new University of Michigan study has claimed that Israeli and Palestinian children are suffering psychologically as a result of the violence inflicting the region.According to ... Read more...

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Parents ‘more likely to suffer depression in 1st year after childbirth’


September 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parents face the highest risk of depression in the first year after a child's birth.Experiencing an episode of depression is highly likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

In exile, Tibetans to celebrate ‘50 years of democracy’


August 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 8 (IANS) Tibetans living in exile in India for over five decades will celebrate 50 years of democratic tradition in their adopted land next month.The celebration ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World Health Organization calls on health facilities to implement steps to help mothers breastfeed


July 30th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday reiterated its call on health facilities and health workers to implement a number of steps to help mothers breastfeed successfully and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hormonal contraceptives less effective for obese women


July 25th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Hormonal contraceptives seem to be less effective in preventing pregnancy among obese or overweight women, a study says. Four of seven studies examined in a review comprising 39,531 women ... Read more...

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Pill ‘less effective in obese women’


July 17th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Some birth control methods, such as the pill, might be less effective in obese women, while others, such as those given using a shot, might work just as ... Read more...

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Hormonal contraceptives have mixed success among obese women


July 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that hormonal contraceptives have mixed success among overweight women.Four of seven studies examined in a recent research review comprising 39,531 women suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Teen girls drinking more


June 30th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Jun 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Historically teenage boys have always drunk more alcohol than the opposite sex. However the tide seems to be steadily changing. New information from the Partnership for a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Reports Reveals Teen Girls Drinking More Than Boys


June 30th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, June 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems girls have found out a new dimension to offer themselves an upper-hand to the boys. Reportedly, the survey data released by Partnership ... Read more...

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US, India acknowledge cooperation in education, science, health


June 4th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): The governments of the United States and India have acknowledged the positive contribution of cooperation in the fields' education, science and technology, health and development.A joint statement issued ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘ups depression risk’


June 1st, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 1 (ANI): Smoking can increase depression risk, according to a new Kiwi study.The study, conducted by Otago University, suggests nicotine-dependent people are more than twice as likely to get depressed ... Read more...

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Risky alcohol-related driving behavior becomes worse at age 21


June 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Alcohol-related driving-risk behaviours among college students become worse at the age of 21, according to a new study."Drinking and driving endangers the safety of not only the drinking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Body’s own molecular protection against arthritis discovered


May 19th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered that a natural molecule in the body counters the progression of osteoarthritis.The findings from The Scripps Research Institute in California ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brief treatment can ease depression in mothers


May 1st, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When paediatricians see a child for a checkup, they may want to spend a few minutes checking out the mother's well-being too. New research suggests that depression is ... Read more...

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Brief therapy eases depression in mums


May 1st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Depression is common in disadvantaged mothers, well beyond the postpartum period. In addition, if depressed moms are treated briefly, their symptoms improve as do their perceptions of their ... Read more...

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Do babies make for better swimmers?


April 29th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping things than non-swimmers. This difference ... Read more...

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School infections spreading diarrhoea among kids: Unicef


April 6th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) At least 40 percent of diarrhoea cases among schoolchildren across developing countries, including India, result from transmission in schools rather than home, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Too much time on TV equals weaker relationships


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Spend too much time in front of TV or computer? Well, chances are that your relationships with parents and friends will not be that great.That's the conclusion of ... Read more...

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Unicef says it needs $1.2 bn in 2010


February 4th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 4 (DPA) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Thursday appealed to donors for $1.2 billion to carry out its work in 2010. The money would be used in 28 countries and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bad childhood impairs immune system later


December 10th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Childhood abuse, neglect or adversities during childhood can impair an adults' nervous and immune systems, according to a new research. Negative experiences in childhood may alter not only mental ... Read more...

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