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New class of vaccines won’t require cold storage


July 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new silk-based stabiliser that kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius.The breakthrough could free vaccines and ... Read more...

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Iron supplements lower fatigue in non-anaemic women


July 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, July 10 (IANS) Iron supplements lowered fatigue by almost 50 percent in women who are low in iron but not anaemic.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, dizziness, pallor, hair ... Read more...

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Upgrade to avert AMRI like incidents, private hospitals told


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay has urged private players in health care to raise standards of infrastructure to avert incidents like the recent ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor jailed for 8 years


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme that earlier resulted in a 15-year prison sentence ... Read more...

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Focus on how, not why, to increase physical activity


February 18th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that healthy adults who received interventions focused on behavior-changing strategies significantly increased their physical activity levels.However, interventions based on ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor gets 15-year jail


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $43 million after he pleaded guilty to health care fraud and ... Read more...

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Secret Service officer visits UFC fighter Volkmann over ‘fight to Obama’ comment


January 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Secret Service has reportedly visited Jacob Volkmann, a UFC fighter, after he said that he wanted to fight President Obama because he disagreed with his health care policy.According ... Read more...

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Imaging breakthrough to help docs see microscopic details inside our bodies


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists say that a new breakthrough in imaging technology using a combination of light and sound will allow health care providers to see microscopic details inside the body.Access ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related morning sickness could be hereditary


November 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Women whose sisters experienced extreme morning sickness, are 17 times more likely to develop the condition, suggests a new study.Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an extreme form of nausea ... Read more...

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Having oral sex ‘ups likelihood of intercourse among teens’


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A new research has revealed that oral sex increases the likelihood of intercourse among adolescents.The study conducted by researchers at UCSF and UC Merced found that half of ... Read more...

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Unplanned pregnancies more common in women with anorexia nervosa


October 30th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have both unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don't have the serious eating disorder, according to a ... Read more...

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Tackling obesity in young people


October 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention.However, healthcare providers and other professionals ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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X-rays may increase childhood leukemia risk


October 5th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health has revealed that diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia.Specifically, ... Read more...

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Depression during pregnancy ups risk for preterm birth, low birth weight


October 5th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 05 (ANI): A new study has found that clinical depression puts pregnant women at increased risk of delivering prematurely and of giving birth to below-normal weight infants.Risk is even higher ... Read more...

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Twitter ‘can be used to predict flu outbreaks’


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 03 (ANI): A computer science expert at Southeastern Louisiana University has revealed that keeping track of disease trends such as influenza outbreaks has the potential to be far quicker and ... Read more...

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Clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies revealed


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed how our immune systems detect invading organisms to be destroyed and removed from our bodies.The should ultimately help lead to the development of ... Read more...

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E-smart technologies may help youngsters self-manage mental illness


September 29th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new research program is focusing on new computer-based techniques (e-SMART-MH) to reach young adults already tied to their technology devices, to extend their access to mental health ... Read more...

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Asthma ‘not linked to tooth decay’


September 17th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is no apparent link between asthma and tooth decay.Researchers examined 27 separate studies that were reported in 29 papers published between ... Read more...

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Ceasing smoking therapy sooner could cut odds of success by 45 pct


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A study led by researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Centre analysis whether stopping smoking cessation treatments too soon may reduce odds of success ... Read more...

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50pc of poor babies have mums showing signs of depression: US study


August 29th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): More than half of poor babies have mothers showing signs of depression ranging from mild to severe, according to a new Urban Institute study.Eleven percent of poor ... Read more...

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Punjabi Community center conducts awareness campaigns for S. Asian diabetic patients in Canada


August 14th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Canada, Aug 14 (ANI): As a part of the diabetes awareness campaign for South Asians whose numbers have reached alarming levels, the Punjabi Community Health Services center regularly holds workshops and helps ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Authoritative parenting style guides kids to better nutrition


July 4th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): An authoritative parenting style is associated with more frequent family meals, researchers from the University of Minnesota have found.Their data further indicated that family meals have a positive ... Read more...

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Body-image distortion leads to unsafe weight loss behaviours


June 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study indicates that normal weight and underweight teenage girls who falsely believe they are overweight may succumb to unsafe weight-loss behaviours."Body-image distortion appears to be a ... Read more...

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Increased use of intrauterine device may reduce unwanted pregnancies


June 10th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A study has shown that increased use of an intrauterine device at a younger age would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies."We found that 98 per cent of ... Read more...

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Irregular medication use increases seniors’ chances of falling


May 20th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study says that older adults increase their chances of falling by not taking their medications as directed.This new finding comes from a recent study of ... Read more...

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ICT solutions to transform healthcare, bridge India’s rural-urban health divide


May 10th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI-Business Wire India): Apollo Hospitals, Asia's largest health care provider, and Cisco today announced an alliance to help transform health care through information and communications technology (ICT).The ... Read more...

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One in four women ambivalent about pregnancy


May 7th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A widely held assumption was that women of childbearing age fell neatly into two camps: those trying to have children and those not trying to have children. A ... Read more...

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1 in 4 women have mixed feelings towards pregnancy


May 7th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that contrary to the belief that women of childbearing age fall into two categories: those trying and not trying to have children, a ... Read more...

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Print media followers make healthier choices


May 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new research claims that people who turn to print media for their daily dose of health news are at a greater advantage than those who use digital ... Read more...

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Fat infants of fat moms may signal future obesity risk


May 5th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that more babies are being born with more body fat at the same time when body mass index (BMI) has increased among pregnant ... Read more...

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Parents can help prevent child bullying: Study


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Parents can play an important role in preventing their children from becoming bullies, says a new research."Improving parent-child communication and parental involvement with their children could have a ... Read more...

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New free hand ultrasound system cuts scan time, improves work flow


May 3rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an automated 3-D mapping and labeling system that reduces scan time and improves the work flow, efficiency, and accuracy of routine freehand ultrasound ... Read more...

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