health impacts

Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study


April 25th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study."We need to be much more cautious about the widespread use of ... Read more...

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Climate change will also worsen respiratory diseases


March 15th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Global climate change magnifies the effects of pollution and will worsen the incidence of asthma, allergies, infections and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, says a study."Since my research ... Read more...

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3.3 million killed by wildfire smoke between 1997-2006


February 21st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Smoke from landscape fires caused the deaths of more than 3.3 million people worldwide between 1997 and 2006, according to a new study.The hardest hit were ... Read more...

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Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones: Study


February 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Though electric cars are heralded as an environment friendly solution in major cities, a study says their pollution levels are worse than petrol-powered vehicles.A study on ... Read more...

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US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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Coal mining in Singrauli leading to health hazards: Greenpeace


September 15th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Uncontrolled coal mining and thermal power plants in Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district have caused environmental destruction and health hazards to the people of the district, ... Read more...

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Ban endosulfan: Environmentalists


April 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Ahead of a convention in Switzerland which will deal with endosulfan pesticides, environmental groups Monday urged the government to ban the pesticide."Environmental health groups appeal ... Read more...

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Hair straightening agents could be cancerous health hazards


October 1st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A public alert has been issued over concerns raised by Portland-area hair salons about a product used for hair straightening, which could have negative health impacts.Oregon Health & ... Read more...

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Addiction to painkillers causes health problems


September 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 06 (ANI): A new Australian study has indicated that addiction to household painkillers is a serious problem with major health impacts.Misuse of over-the-counter analgesics was the "third-most common category of ... Read more...

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New drug could make jet lag history


August 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Now frequent flyers can heave a sigh of relief - with researchers having successfully tested a new drug that can reset and restart the natural 24-hour body clock ... Read more...

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Arguing may be good for your health


August 14th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Arguing now and then for the right reasons may be good for your health, a new study suggests.Study researcher Kira Birditt, of the Institute for Social Research at ... Read more...

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Hot chips may cause cancer


August 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): Fried or roasted potatoes, potato crisps, coffee and cereal-based products, including biscuits and toasted bread can cause cancer, the World Health Organisation has warned.Experts have said that ... Read more...

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Health benefits associated with urban cycling outweigh risks


July 4th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A study has found that even though there are many risks that urban cyclists face, it is still far healthier to get on a bike than to drive.The ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas verdict travesty of justice: environmental experts


June 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) "Too little too late" and a "travesty/mockery of justice" is how environmentalists described the verdict in the Bhopal gas tragedy case announced Monday. The gas leak from ... Read more...

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Passengers stuck as volcanic ash spreads across Europe (Second lead)


April 16th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik/Berlin, April 16 (DPA) Massive disruptions of air travel continued for the second day Friday as European airports and airspace were closed because of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland. European air-traffic ... Read more...

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‘Biological clock’ key to longer life


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A not-so-good night's sleep could reduce your ability to handle oxidative stress, cause impacts to your health, speed aging and ultimately cut short your life.In a study based ... Read more...

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Workplace really does interfere with personal life


January 13th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Workplace does interfere with personal life because as many as 50 per cent of people bring their work home with them regularly, according to a new study.Researchers measured ... Read more...

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Workplace woes do impact personal life


January 13th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Workplace woes do impact personal life because half the people regularly bring them home, according to a new study. Researchers measured the extent to which work was interfering ... Read more...

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Ethanol-powered vehicles generate more ozone than gas-powered ones


December 15th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): A new study has determined that ethanol-powered vehicles generate more ozone than gas-powered ones.The study, by researchers at Stanford University, indicates that ethanol, which is often promoted as ... Read more...

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Air pollutants from abroad can travel thousands of miles to harm atmosphere


September 30th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): A new study has determined that plumes of harmful air pollutants can be transported across oceans and continents and have a negative impact on air quality far from ... Read more...

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Indian sanitation expert receives Stockholm Water Prize


August 21st, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Alfred de Tavares Stockholm, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian sanitation expert Bindeshwar Pathak was awarded the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize, the most prestigious award for outstanding achievement in water-related activities that has become ... Read more...

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Poorest countries unprepared for health impacts of climate change


May 17th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) The world's poorest nations are unprepared for the strain climate change will put on their public health systems, according to studies by the International Institute for Environment and ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on potentially fatal heart disease


March 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) Half the people hospitalised with infective endocarditis or IE, a potentially fatal heart disease, undergo heart valve replacement surgery. A definitive international study led by New Zealand clinicians ... Read more...

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Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate health standards


October 10th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate health standards. The research, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research ... Read more...

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Climate change can bring malaria to Britain: report


April 3rd, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 3 (IANS) Frequent floods, heat waves and other extreme weather conditions could have huge health impacts for Britain, including the spread of virtually unknown infections like malaria, ... Read more...

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ICMR unveils 20 Grand Challenges to control the most deadly diseases


November 22nd, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with several of the worlds most renowned health scientists and organizations has come out with a landmark global consensus on ... Read more...

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Poor people to suffer more from global climate change


November 14th, 2007 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
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