health conditions

Marijuana doubles premature birth risk


July 19th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Women who quaff marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to an international study.Preterm or premature birth, at ... 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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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day


June 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June, 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today June 7th, it’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.Even though experts believe that the first ice creams were fruit-based, vanilla and chocolate became very popular ... Read more...

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Chinese are 8 years older than real age


May 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) A survey in China has found the Chinese are ageing faster. An average Chinese is 8.2 years older than his or her real age while ... Read more...

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Mixing drugs, herb remedies can damage health


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Herbal, dietary, energy or nutritional supplements may be good for one's well being, but if combined with common drugs they can damage health."'Natural' does not equal ... Read more...

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Depression linked to sleep apnea


April 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its other symptoms are tied to depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race."Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while ... Read more...

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Five migrants found dead in boat near Italy


March 17th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 17 (IANS) Five migrants were found dead Saturday in a boat south of Lampedusa Island in southern Italy, the ANSA news agency said.Local coast guard found the bodies ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Hazare loses weight, continues fast (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Amid growing concerns over his health Wednesday, Anna Hazare's three-day fast entered its second day at the almost deserted MMRDA Ground here, his aides said.Though ... Read more...

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Jose Benítez blames tap water for increase in gay population


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lima, Peru, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Peruvian mayor is blaming the country’s tap water for the increase in the number of homosexuals in the country. Mayor Jose Benitez of Huarmey in ... Read more...

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Three-pill combo for high BP launched


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) People suffering from high blood pressure (BP) can now manage with just a three-pill combo, after it was launched here Tuesday. A 12-week trial was conducted ... Read more...

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New tool accelerates diabetes diagnosis


November 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS)A new diagnostic tool would enable doctors diagnose a patient's diabetic condition much faster and more comprehensively, reveals a study.Even the number of mouse clicks required to ... Read more...

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Obese adolescents benefit from high-dose vitamin D


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 can be a safe and effective way of improving their vitamin D status.Vitamin D3 deficiency ... Read more...

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Hazare advised rest for a week


October 29th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Veteran social worker Anna Hazare was Saturday advised complete rest for at least a week following high blood pressure and back pain, his personal ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to help break Guinness record for ‘jumping jacks’


October 7th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama is seeking to get her name in the Guinness Book of World Records when she joins about 20,000 participants to become the ... Read more...

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Over 70 newborn infected with TB in Rome hospital


September 1st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 70 newborn babies have been infected with tuberculosis (TB) in one of Italy's largest and most modern hospitals, local media said Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian suffers from psoriasis


July 25th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reality television star Kim Kardashian’s struggle with psoriasis has been highlighted. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition and it is a shocking revelation to many that the ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

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Study blasts the idea of giving energy drinks to kids


May 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study says water and not energy drink should be given to sporty children. Energy drinks are mainly used by sports personalities to replace the ... Read more...

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Frailty increases through aging, not age


April 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): The prevalence of frailty, which is linked to earlier death, increases throughout adulthood as people age and not just after age 65, according to a new study.Frailty ... Read more...

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Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin once promoted breastfeeding like Michelle Obama


February 19th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Sarah Palin, who recently mocked Michelle Obama for her breastfeeding campaign during an appearance on Long Island, once encouraged women to do the same thing.After saying that ... Read more...

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Staying fat may be better for your health


January 24th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The idea that weight is harmful has been "exaggerated" and fat people may actually live longer, suggests a new study by US scientists. The University of California study, ... Read more...

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Belarusian police charge 31 people in post-election unrest


January 12th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Belarusian police on Tuesday filed charges against 31 participants of post-election mass protests, the Xinhua news agency reported.Hundreds of people joined the protests that took place on ... Read more...

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Online self-diagnosis poses a health risk


January 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) People relying on medical websites are risking their health because many fail to check whether the information online is factually correct. Record numbers are expected to log on ... Read more...

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Grace Woodward Calls It Off With Matt Cardle


December 6th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) By far this has been the worst week for Matt Cardle. The X Factor favorite firstly lost his voice owing to laryngitis and then there came ... Read more...

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Does ‘presenteeism’ cost more to employers than absenteeism?


November 10th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Presenteeism, a word that applies to people who are less productive at work because of health issues, costs employers as much as three times the dollar amount as ... Read more...

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Tinnitus common among elderly: Study


October 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has revealed that Tinnitus is common among elderly Nigerians and associated with treatable health conditions like otitis media, rhinosinusitis, head injury and hypertension.Nearly 36 million ... Read more...

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Civil societies raise investments to better maternal health


September 24th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Taking a step towards improving maternal and child health, global civil society groups announced a scale-up of their investments in developing nations. The scale-up is a part of ... Read more...

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Leaving your religion deemed unhealthy


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A Penn State researcher has revealed that people who leave strict religious groups are more likely to say their health is worse than members who remain in the ... Read more...

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Staying away from work for long time can worsen health: Study


September 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 16 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that the longer someone stays away from work, the worse their health becomes.The report presented in Adelaide by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational ... Read more...

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A Firm Handshake Can Mean A Long Life : Study


September 14th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The results of a recent study have managed to reveal astonishing facts about the seemingly innocent gesture of a handshake. According to the ... Read more...

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Facing travel bans, Indian nurse in Kuwait longs to return home


September 13th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) An Indian nurse in Kuwait is very ill and desperate to get back to India, but her employer has slapped six cases against her and ... Read more...

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Milwaukee teachers fight for Viagra drug coverage


August 9th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Milwaukee, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The teachers Union in Milwaukee is campaigning to get the state to refund Viagra, even though many of the state’s worker’s have lost their jobs as a ... Read more...

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