health crisis

Former Miss Puerto Rico is terminally ill


September 20th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Miss Puerto Rico 1985, Iris Matias, is suffering from terminal pulmonary hypertension which has left her bedridden and dependent on a machine connected to her ... Read more...

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Chavan, ministers visit ailing Deshmukh


August 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and over half a dozen cabinet ministers Wednesday called on the ailing union Minister ... Read more...

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Uddhav undergoes angioplasty, is ‘absolutely fine’


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Friday underwent an angioplasty procedure and all three blockages in his arteries were successfully removed after nearly three hours, ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray in hospital for angioplasty


July 20th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital here Friday morning for an angioplasty procedure, party officials said.He was accompanied by ... Read more...

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Hosni Mubarak’s health is deteriorating


June 6th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has declined since he received a life sentence from Egypts’ courts, according to security officials at Torah prison in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mubarak refuses food, medicine in prison


June 4th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has declined food and medicine since being taken to a prison after a court sentenced him to life behind bars for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Eating monkeys, apes could cause ‘next HIV’


May 26th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.They are already tracking a HIV-like virus ... Read more...

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Gaga to receive charity hero award


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga is to be honoured with the hero award from NGO Trevor Project for her efforts to encourage youths.The 25-year-old will be ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga to receive LGBT honour


November 19th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga is to be honoured in recognition of her work with lesbians, gays and bisexuals.Gaga will be honoured by the Trevor Project, a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japan ill equipped for post-quake health crisis


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Japan is unprepared and ill equipped to face the post earthquake-cum-tsunami health crisis, says medical journal The Lancet.According to the journal, rural parts of the earthquake-struck region are facing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aretha Franklin laughs off gastric bypass rumours


March 13th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has dismissed reports that she underwent gastric bypass surgery in December (10) to reduce her weight.She insisted that the rumours about her mystery operation ... Read more...

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Serena Williams talks about ’scariest moment of her life’


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 10 (ANI): Tennis star Serena Williams, who underwent an emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her lung, has described the experience as "the scariest moment in my ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Union budget is a missed opportunity: Greenpeace


February 28th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Reacting to the Union Budget today, environment watchdog Greenpeace said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has not only missed a historical opportunity to ring in a concrete policy ... Read more...

Posted in National |

South Asia facing health crisis: World Bank (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) India and other South Asian countries are facing a health crisis with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that can ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Andre opens up about mystery illness


December 8th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre has opened up about his painful mystery illness, revealing he woke "in agony" before he was admitted to hospital.The "Mysterious Girl" hit maker underwent an ... Read more...

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Haitian fear widespread epidemic as cholera outbreak death toll in Haiti surpasses 250


October 25th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 250 people have died in Haiti and around 3,000 others are sick after having been infected with cholera as aid workers are struggling to contain ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Douglas optimistic about cancer battle


September 9th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): Michael Douglas is confident that he will win his battle against cancer - because he trusts his doctors when they tell him he'll make a full recovery.The 'Basic ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bret Michaels is a great fighter: Donald Trump


May 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Businessman Donald Trump has praised his Celebrity Apprentice contestant Poison frontman Bret Michaels, calling him a great fighter for the courage he showed during his health crisis.Michaels, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

2010 Aids Walk -In Pursuit Of Aids Free Society


May 16th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, May 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York shall witness its 25th Annual Aids walk which shall be organised by the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). Reportedly this time the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cuban tourism booms for sixth year in a row


November 2nd, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has seen two million tourists coming from all over the world to the country's tourist destinations for sixth year in a row, a tourism ministry report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rumors Of Amy Brenneman Leaving “Private Practice” Surface


October 2nd, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rumors of actress Amy Brenneman quitting the popular series of "Private Practice" has hit the Internet once more, which would have given a cause of worry ... Read more...

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UAE humanitarian hospital treats over 2,000 in Sudan


September 12th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS) United Arab Emirates' humanitarian hospital which was set up in Sudan late June has so far provided free treatment to over 2,000 patients in the African ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

PLSL completes Phase I Trials for Diabetes in Europe


August 25th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IBNS) Piramal Life Sciences Limited (PLSL), part of the Piramal Group of companies, today announced the completion of a Phase I study of a new, orally active glucose-lowering compound, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

The next health tsunami: Non-communicable diseases


July 9th, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantGENEVA: The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) called today on the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to take ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

MSF plans emergency healthcare in Bangladesh camps


June 11th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 11 (DPA) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday said that it would launch an emergency healthcare programme for Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh where tens of thousands of the Myanmar nationals ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu gives the jitters to Indian tourism


May 2nd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Already reeling under the impact of global recession, India's travel and trade industry is afraid of being dealt a double blow by swine flu - ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mexico changes swine flu death toll to seven (Lead)


April 29th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 29 (DPA) Mexican authorities corrected the number of people killed by swine flu to seven from a previous 20. At least 159 people have been killed by flu infections ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oz Catholic Church head says AIDS-afflicted countries ‘awash with condoms’


April 10th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.10 (ANI): The head of Australia's Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell said today that most AIDS-afflicted countries were 'awash with condoms'.Cardinal Pell said he agreed with Pope Benedict XVI that condoms ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fidel Castro holds surprise meeting with visiting Argentinean president (Lead)


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 22 (IANS) Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro received visiting Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner here, Cuban news agency Prensa Latina reported Thursday.The 82-year-old leader, who has permanently relinquished ... Read more...

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Gaza at risk of disease outbreaks: WHO chief


January 20th, 2009 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 20 (Xinhua) After the end of fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, the Gaza Strip now faces a high risk of disease outbreaks, the chief of the World Health ... Read more...

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Third of million Afghan, Iraq war veterans are depressed


April 19th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Nearly 20 percent of US servicemen back from Iraq and Afghanistan - or a third of a million - suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but only half of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One in five US war veterans suffer mental problems


April 18th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 18 (Xinhua) One in five US soldiers who returned from the Iraq or Afghanistan war, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report. The Rand Corporation (a non-profit US think ... Read more...

Posted in World |

20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from major depression


April 18th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new study has found that nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Fidel Castro still wielding power in Cuba: Bush


March 8th, 2008 - 6:27 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 8 (DPA) Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro continues to quietly wield power, and Washington will not alter its tough policies on the communist island until democratic reforms are introduced, US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Get wired, send SMS from your ailing heart!


March 7th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) This comes straight from the heart. Doctors in the Indian capital have successfully implanted a device on a heart patient that can keep a ... Read more...

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