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Injected drug linked to higher suicide risk


December 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 26 (IANS) Drug abusers who inject themselves with methamphetamine had an 80 higher chance of attempting suicide than those who rely on other substances, says a study. Methamphetamine ... Read more...

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Soap from public refillable dispensers may leave hands teeming with bacteria


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Washing hands with contaminated soap from bulk-soap-refillable dispensers can increase the number of disease-causing microbes on hands and may play a role in transmission of bacteria in public ... Read more...

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Contaminated liquid soap can leave deadly bugs on your hands


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Liquid soap can become contaminated and washing hands with such contaminated soap from bulk refillable dispensers can leave you with deadly bugs on your hands -- ... Read more...

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Anesthesia misuse could lead to hepatitis virus transmission


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HBC) can be transmitted during intravenous administration of anesthesia.In the study, doctors found that ... Read more...

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G8 urged to help reduce maternal, child mortality


April 26th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) G8 development ministers should take a strong stand on fulfilling the global promise to reduce maternal and child mortality and eliminate health disparities among nations and communities, ... Read more...

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Copper may help fight against superbugs


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new British study suggests that copper might be helpful in combating infections caused by microbes.In an experiment at a busy Birmingham teaching hospital, researchers exchanged traditional toilet ... Read more...

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New therapy offers hope for mental disorder patients


November 20th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Patients coping with mental disorders can now look forward to major changes in their lives through an innovative treatment called Schema Therapy (ST). Schema therapists help patients change ... Read more...

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Complete recovery now possible for patients with ‘untreatable’ mental illness


November 19th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): An innovative therapy has offered new hope to patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.For the first time, three major outcome studies have shown that many patients with Borderline Personality ... Read more...

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MRSA strain linked to high mortality rates


November 1st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital study has shown that a strain of MRSA that causes bloodstream infections is five times more lethal than other ... Read more...

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Surgical masks as effective as N95 respirators against influenza


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that surgical masks appear to be as effective as N95 respirators in shielding health-care workers from flu infection.The N95 respirator is a protective ... Read more...

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Mental, behavioural disorders can be prevented in youngsters: Study


July 30th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Interventional programs in schools, communities and health care settings can help prevent mental, emotional and behavioural disorders in young people, say researchers.Early onset of mental health problems have ... Read more...

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Scientists develop anti-microbial paint to kill superbugs


April 21st, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed the first broad-spectrum antimicrobial paint, that can simultaneously kill not just disease-causing bacteria but mould, fungi and viruses. Designed to both decorate and disinfect homes, ... Read more...

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Exercise cuts fall risk in elderly


April 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Physical activities can help prevent falls among older people, says a new study.According to Cochrane Researchers, exercise programmes are an effective option for preventing falls among elderly living ... Read more...

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‘Safe’ clinical practices unwittingly spur hepatitis B virus


April 13th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Routine clinical practices, presumed safe, could spur patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), one of the most lethal of its kind. A review of 33 HBV outbreaks has ... Read more...

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Boss dominating behaviour stems from prehistoric era


October 4th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Boss dominating behaviour at workplace may be a part of humans'' evolutionary biology, according to an Australian study.The research conducted by University of New South Wales ... Read more...

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Activists, HIV positive people want a law on AIDS


February 16th, 2008 - 12:04 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) People who are HIV positive and activists working for them Friday demanded a separate law to prohibit any social or financial discrimination against those affected by the ... Read more...

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First-ever educational video on rapid HIV testing created


December 13th, 2007 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): The first-ever educational video on rapid HIV testing was created and released to increase testing rates and slow the spread of HIV/AIDS.Researchers at The Warren Alpert Medical ... Read more...

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Overweight women, men dont want to be thin enough


November 21st, 2007 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 21 (ANI): A Cornell study has revealed that most normal-weight and underweight women yearn to lose more weight, but another finding of the same study is that most overweight women ... Read more...

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