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Immunity boosting vitamin can fight superbugs


August 28th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A common vitamin may potentially provide a powerful tool to fight 'superbugs', antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections that health experts view as a threat to public health.The research ... Read more...

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Cure AIDS with love, says Elton John


July 25th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS)Singer Elton John believes AIDS can be cured with love as that is what drives research into the potentially fatal disease."Maybe you think I am naive. Maybe ... Read more...

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Hepatitis could kill 5 mn in Southeast Asia: WHO


July 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that over five million people are likely to lose life over the next decade due to viral hepatitis ... Read more...

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450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

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Power cuts lead to sleep-related disorders in Pakistan


June 21st, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Long hours of electricity cuts, particularly at night, has led to an increase of sleep-related medical and psychiatric disorders among the Pakistani people, health experts ... Read more...

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Flesh-eating bacteria victim Aimee Copeland finally agrees to painkillers following skin graft surgery


June 19th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After undergoing skin graft surgery, Aimee Copeland, who is recovering from the effects of a flesh-eating infection, has finally agreed to take painkillers because of the ... Read more...

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Lose weight post-pregnancy - but don’t rush it


June 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Gaining weight after pregnancy is natural. Then why fuss over Aishwarya Rai's extra pounds, ask health experts.Regular crunches, low-impact exercises and small but frequent ... Read more...

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‘Tooth Tattoo’ Developed That Could Save Your Life


June 8th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Princeton, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 'tooth tattoo' manufactured from silk strands and gold wires could be used by experts to detect serious diseases. The small sensor sticks to dental enamel and ... Read more...

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One-fifth of Shanghai youth are overweight


May 21st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) About one-fifth of youngsters in China's Shanghai city are overweight and their numbers are on the rise, say health experts.According to Shanghai health experts, as much ... Read more...

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British teens allowed to take birth control pills


April 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Pilot programmes are being launched across Britain where teenaged girls - as young as 13 - are being given contraceptive pills by pharmacies without a doctor's ... Read more...

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WHO praises Cuba’s health care system


March 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Anarfi Asamoa-Baah said he was impressed ... Read more...

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Kidney disease on rise in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan is witnessing a rise in chronic kidney diseases due to late diagnosis and a rising trend of high blood pressure and diabetes.Health experts reached this ... Read more...

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Sun-dried tomato linked to hepatitis


March 5th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) British health experts are investigating an outbreak of potentially deadly hepatitis linked to sun-dried tomatoes.A probe by the The Health Protection Agency of cases of hepatitis ... Read more...

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A German village where every house has a cancer patient


February 13th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) A village in Germany has left health experts baffled as almost every household there has a resident suffering from cancer, a media report said Monday.The Wewelsfleth ... Read more...

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Activists slam device claiming to curb female foeticide


December 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Women rights activists and health experts Thursday slammed a device claiming to curb cases of female foeticide by recording sonography tests and monitoring doctors.'Silent Observer', ... Read more...

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India determined to eradicate polio: minister


December 9th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With only one case of polio being reported in India this year, the government is hoping to eradicate the paralytic disease completely, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Now a choice of perfect fit for you, mate


December 8th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) A company in Britain has launched custom-made condoms of as many as 95 sizes to offer the men a perfect fit when they mate.TheyFit took over ... Read more...

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British women are more obese


November 26th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) In very alarming statistics, it has been found that Brtish women are more obese, and at young age too - so fat that it threatens their ... Read more...

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24 dengue cases in 24 hours in Delhi


October 24th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The national capital reported the highest number of dengue cases in a day this year with at least 24 people testing positive for the virus, ... Read more...

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Australian prisons face danger of HIV epidemic


October 16th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Prisoners and health experts are concerned over a looming HIV epidemic in Australian prisons.The warning has came following a test report undertaken in August showing that ... Read more...

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Dengue epidemic affects sports activities in Pakistan


September 20th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As an outbreak of dengue tightens its grip over Pakistan, especially over the eastern cultural city of Lahore, a number of scheduled sports events in the ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threat to development: UN chief


September 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said non-communicable diseases were a threat to development, and that there is an urgent need to combat them."Our collaboration is ... Read more...

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10 dead, over 2,000 hit by dengue in Pakistan


September 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) A recent outbreak of dengue fever in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab has led to the death of at least 10 people and affected 2,256 others, ... Read more...

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90-minute TB test not a game changer for India


August 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A new diagnostic technique that detects tuberculosis in 90 minutes instead of three months using the conventional method may not be effective in India as ... Read more...

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Anna is a tough man, say amazed doctors


August 27th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Doctors attending on Anna Hazare term the 74-year-old a "rare man" and are flummoxed at how the social activist has been subsisting on plain ... Read more...

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Will power keeping fasting Hazare in form: Doctors


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) He has not had food for a week, but Anna Hazare is apparently going strong despite weakening health. The 74-year-old anti-corruption campaigner seems to have ... Read more...

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WHO raises alarm over nutrition


August 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Millions of children dying or falling ill due to malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to dire socio-economic consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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Britain to ban smoking in public parks


August 9th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Britain will ban smoking in public parks and offenders will be fined as per new rules of the state councils.In a first step to match America's ... Read more...

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Kids risk ill health, shorter life with too much salt


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Health experts in Britain have warned that the processed foods and sauces at the heart of the nation's diet are actually fuelling a dangerous daily overdose ... Read more...

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WHO experts investigate Bihar’s mystery disease


June 24th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 24 (IANS) Health experts, including a team of the World Health Organisation (WHO), are visiting villages in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district to investigate the cause of mystery disease that ... Read more...

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School to ban kids who are not toilet-trained


June 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) A group of parents here have turned an agitated lot after a primary school threatened to ban their children if they were not sent properly toilet-trained.Headmistress ... Read more...

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Troubled by kidney ailments, Goa gets helpline


May 14th, 2011 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) It's a tourist haven known for merrymaking, but Goa is also seeing a rise in kidney-related ailments, especially among youth. So a web helpline for ... Read more...

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Farm visitors ‘urged to wash hands using soap and water’


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Hand gels and wipes are no substitute for soap and water when it comes to hygiene during visit to farms, according to health experts.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) ... Read more...

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Women get hurt more from high heels than from sports accidents


April 17th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 17 (IANS) Stilletos are causing more injuries to women in Australia than sports accidents.New South Wales (NSW) paramedics have reported a rise in emergency calls from women who ... Read more...

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Indian docs remove kidney stones from Iraqi man


April 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Iraqi shopkeeper Naeem Musa had braced for a long, painful treatment for stones in both kidneys, as two earlier operations were not of much help. ... Read more...

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