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Apollo Hospitals to Set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Apollo Hospitals group will set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it has signed with AfroIndia Medical services, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand CM’s website to be made more effective


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 23 (IANS) The grievances redressal website of Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda will be made more effective so that it meets people's problems like ration card, health care ... Read more...

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Being overweight does not carry higher death risk


July 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Those who are overweight need not worry - it does not necessarily carry a higher death risk, say researchers from the University of California-Davis.Compared to those ... Read more...

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Canada adds over 80,000 new jobs


April 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 6 (IANS) Canada added 82,300 new jobs in March, bringing the country's unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 percent, Statistics Canada announced.It was Canada's best single ... Read more...

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Did David Cameron give a fist bump to Andrew Lansley?


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is rumored to have given Health Secretary Andrew Lansley a fist bump after the Prime Minister’s Questions session at the House of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

More money for Tibet health care


February 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Feb 5 (IANS) China will considerably increase spending on health services in the Tibet region, an official said Sunday.The expenditure will go up by about 30 percent to 1.4 ... Read more...

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Former Miss Venezuela dies at 28


December 19th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall died in Houston after fighting breast cancer since last year, her representatives said. She was 28."Sadly, cancer had the last word," ... Read more...

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Camera phones can play vital role in diagnostics


December 15th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Camera phones can play a vital role in medical diagnostics, especially in remote or rural areas, reveals a study.The study led by researcher Coosje Tuijn of ... Read more...

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US consumer prices dip


November 17th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Consumer prices in the US declined 0.1 percent in October, while the 12-month inflation rate stood at 3.5 percent, the Labor Department said Wednesday.Excluding the more ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sanitation disastrous in India: Ramesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Accepting that development of sanitation facilities in the country has been a "disaster", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday suggested enhanced government funding to deal ... Read more...

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China mulls law for 100 mn mentally ill


October 25th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) China is drafting a law that seeks to protect the rights of its 100 million mentally-disordered people and prevents the forced hospitalisation of healthy people.There are ... Read more...

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Nilkamal set to enter Kerala’s mattress market


July 13th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 13 (IANS) The Rs.1,500 crore Mumbai-based Nilkamal Ltd, market leaders in the furniture business, is all set to enter the lucrative mattress market in Kerala later this month.Speaking ... Read more...

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China mulls amendment to law on work-related illnesses


June 27th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's top legislature Monday discussed an amendment to a law regarding work-related illnesses. The draft amendment would not allow health care organisations to refuse workers' claims ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for global effort against terror


June 26th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for a collective global effort to tackle the threat of terrorism.Addressing a conference on "Global Fight Against Terrorism" ... Read more...

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Haryana to provide 24×7 health services


May 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Round-the-clock health services will be provided by Haryana's health department at all primary health centres and community health centres in the state, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Getting along with co-workers ensures longer life


May 11th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) People who have a good peer support system at work may live longer than those who don't.This effect of peer social support was most pronounced amongst ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves Kazakhstan


April 16th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, April 16 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for home Saturday evening after his two-day trip to the central Asian country of Kazakhstan during which the two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Liquor sales in Kerala reach ‘dizzy heights’


April 16th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Liquor sales in Kerala for the 2010-11 fiscal touched dizzy heights, reaching an all-time high of Rs.6,730.30 crore compared to Rs.5,539.85 crore in 2009-10, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Daredevils can be the surprise package: Irfan


April 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The new-look Delhi Daredevils are a pale shadow of their past and lost both their Indian Premier League matches so far, but Irfan Pathan believes ... Read more...

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Are you gay, 11-year-old Britons to be asked


March 28th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) British children as young as 11 will now be asked by the country's equalities watchdog questions related to their sexual orientation, a media report said.The children ... Read more...

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UAE prison inmate says Indian jails are ‘hell’


March 18th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Mar. 18 (ANI): A 76-year-old prisoner, Vinayak, in jail on drug charges, says he doesn't want to go to India to serve his remaining term.His 82-year-old sister, he says, has repeatedly ... Read more...

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UAE, South Korea sign MoU in health care


March 15th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of healthcare.Qadhi Saeed Al ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russia to spend $160 mn on health care in 2011


March 6th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will allocate 4.5 billion rubles ($159.7 million) in 2011 to provide its citizens with hi-tech medical care, the government said.A total of 55 Russian ... Read more...

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Natalie Portman slammed for out-of-wedlock pregnancy


March 4th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Former Arkansas governor and Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee has blasted Natalie Portman for her out-of-wedlock pregnancy.The Oscar-winner is expecting her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied."People ... Read more...

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Healthcare programme for elderly approved


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government has approved a special programme for providing proper healthcare facilities for the elderly, parliament was informed Tuesday. "Government of India has approved the National Programme ... Read more...

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5 in 10 Americans see healthcare reform unfavorably


January 26th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): The Obama administration's healthcare reforms has attracted an unfavorable response from at least five in ten Americans, according to a joint survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the ... Read more...

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American Heart Association: Heart disease costs to triple


January 25th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Experts have estimated that the cost of treating heart attack in the United States is expected to triple by 2030.The American Heart Association that came up ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh HC to hear Binayak Sen bail plea


January 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Jan 24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh High Court today will hear a petition for the suspension of sentence and grant of bail of Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on Monday.Sen ... Read more...

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Women more likely to take unplanned leave


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Women are more likely than men to take unplanned leave and don't mind giving an embarrassing excuse for doing so. Research carried out for Sovereign Health Care ... Read more...

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Women more likely than men to pull a sickie


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): A recent research has found women are more likely than men to not only 'pull a sickie' but also to pull off embarrassing excuses for taking unplanned leaves.The ... Read more...

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Only about 2 in 10 Americans favour total repeal of Obama’s healthcare reform


January 19th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Most Americans don't want President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms legislation to be repealed entirely.A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday found that only 18 percent (about ... Read more...

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Amrutanjan says promoters not exiting


December 14th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) City-based pain balm maker Amrutanjan Health Care Ltd Tuesday clarified that the company promoters have no intention of diluting their holdings in the company but are instead open ... Read more...

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Barbara Boxer claims victory over Carly Fiorina


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Barbara Boxer has claimed a win in the senatorial election at approximately 11:00 PM even though her rival Carly Fiorina hasn’t accepted defeat yet. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Will Proposition 22 Cripple The Government?


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Proposition 22 is creating a wide debate among political commentators and ordinary folks alike, with many people being skeptical about it. The proposition if passed will ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pill, smoking linked to childhood stroke risk


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers have found the combined effects of oral contraceptives plus smoking or anaemia as one of the risk factors of childhood stroke.Researchers are calling for clear guidelines on ... Read more...

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