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UAE mobile hospital treats Syrian refugees in Jordan


August 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates World Mobile Humanitarian Hospital has begun providing treatment free of charge to Syrian refugee patients in camps in Jordan.A team of 70 UAE ... Read more...

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Mentally challenged Chinese kills US businessman


July 13th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A visiting US businessman has been killed by a suspected schizophrenic Chinese in Beijing city, leading to concerns being raised over handling of such suspects with ... Read more...

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Baby declared dead wakes up in Argentine morgue


April 11th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 11 (IANS/EFE) A baby born prematurely woke up in the morgue of a hospital in northern Argentina 12 hours after having been declared dead, authorities in Chaco ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking after heart attack lowers death risk


March 28th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Men who drink moderately have a lower risk of death than non-drinkers, especially after surviving the first heart attack.Study co-author Jennifer Pai, assistant professor of medicine ... Read more...

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Wine, beer doubles mouth cancer risk


February 5th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, Daily Mail reported Sunday.Drinking over ... Read more...

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Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in Japan


January 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Even though the Japanese have the world's highest life expectancy, smoking and high blood pressure (BP) still remain the biggest health hazards, reveals a study.An analytical ... Read more...

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Shortage of health staff in rural areas: Sonia Gandhi


December 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) While medical services in the country have improved, there is still an acute shortage of health professionals in rural areas, Congress president Sonia GAndhi said ... Read more...

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Exercise can cut risk of cancer returning


August 8th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Regular exercise can cut by 40 percent the risk of cancer returning, say experts. Breast cancer patients who work out have more than a 40 percent ... Read more...

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South Africa urges circumcision to curb sexual diseases


July 28th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 28 (IANS) A top South African health official has emphasised the importance of circumcision to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV, the official BuaNews agency ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi announces medical distinction award


July 11th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 11 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has announced an award to recognise and honour health professionals in the Gulf region for their outstanding achievement in the field.The Health Authority ... Read more...

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Computer games can help kids fight obesity


May 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (IANS) While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for ... Read more...

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India Inc faces talent crunch in R&D;, sales and IT: Report


May 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India Inc is finding it hard to fill in key positions in research, sales and IT due to lack of training and experience, an annual ... Read more...

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Painkiller used in hospitals, ambulances linked to hepatitis


April 18th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 18 (ANI): Doctors have indicated that a painkiller commonly used in hospitals and ambulances may be causing hepatitis, especially in patients who receive multiple doses.Three doctors Kacey O'Rourke, Stuart McMaster ... Read more...

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UK govt to rope in superhero Sportacus to tackle obesity


March 14th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): British ministers are considering roping in a famous children's character to help them tackle obesity.They hope the BBC children's programme Lazytown, which sees the athletic superhero Sportacus ... Read more...

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Having an abortion is safer than having a baby, say UK docs


February 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Medical chiefs in Britain say pregnant women should be told that having an abortion is safer than having the baby.The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians ... Read more...

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Pregnant Brit mums swapping fruit vouchers for booze, ciggies


February 27th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Pregnant women in the UK are using NHS fruit and vegetable vouchers to obtain cigarettes and alcohol, reveals a Government report.The survey more than 2,000 retailers, health professionals ... Read more...

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Mental health neglected, multinational partnerships needed: Azad


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday pointed out that over six percent of Indians suffer from mental disorders and said there was a need to develop multinational ... Read more...

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Adolescents warned about ‘Love Bug’ on V-Day


February 13th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Young people aged 16-19 years have received Valentines Day missives from health professionals in Britain to raise awareness about the dangers of Chlamydia, an infection that could render ... Read more...

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Loneliness a ‘hidden killer’ that threatens health as much as obesity


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Loneliness can affect all age groups but can be particularly harmful to the elderly, according to British campaigners.A group of charities has warned that loneliness is a ... 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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Exercise ‘cuts death risk for men with prostate cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer, a new study has found.Researchers at the Harvard School of ... Read more...

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British women compensated over faulty contraceptive


January 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Britain's healthcare administration has paid 200,000 pounds ($312,000) in compensation to a group of women after they became pregnant or were injured while using a contraceptive device, a ... Read more...

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Mother’s diet affects kid’s eating habits


December 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A mother's dietary habits have a vital bearing on whether her child consumes enough fruits and vegetables, according to a research. Professor Mildred Horodynski of College of Nursing, ... Read more...

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Mums’ diets have biggest influence on kids’ eating habits


December 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): New research reveals that a mother's own eating habits - and whether she views her child as a 'picky eater' - has a huge impact on whether her ... Read more...

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Solar-powered device reliable tool to measure blood pressure: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have developed a reliable solar powered blood pressure monitoring device, which may help in reducing cardiovascular disease by providing affordable testing in low income countries.The automated device ... Read more...

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Phone app that predicts how long cancer patients have left to live


November 9th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists at St George's University of London have created a new application, accessible on mobiles, that can tell how long terminal cancer patients have left to live.The research ... Read more...

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Spuds ‘can be a part of weight loss programs’


October 12th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Research just released by the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology demonstrates that people can include potatoes ... Read more...

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7 ways your job could shorten your life


October 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): If work enriches our lives in many ways, it can shorten them too.Here are the seven ways your job could put you at risk and how you ... Read more...

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Britain will have 90,000 centenarians by 2034


October 1st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Britain will have nearly 90,000 people over the age of 100 in the next 24 years, authorities have said.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report ... Read more...

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‘Guilt-tripping women’ into breastfeeding not effective: Study


September 16th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Oz scientists are embarking on a study of mums in the United Kingdom to determine if "guilt-tripping women" into breastfeeding is effective in persuading them to opt for ... Read more...

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Calling obese people ‘fat’ won’t help them, say experts


July 30th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): Doctors telling obese people they're 'fat' will only put them off from seeking help, according to experts.According to the Herald Sun, Harry Hemley, Victorian president of the Australian ... Read more...

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Weight Watchers diet does help in shedding pounds, say experts


July 12th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Recent studies have revealed that the Weight Watchers diet could help the NHS tackle obesity-related health problems.Two studies conducted by the Medical Research Council have shown that Weight ... Read more...

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Pharmacists can bridge healthcare gap: Azad


July 9th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the country facing a shortage of qualified health professionals like doctors and nurses, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday suggested that pharmacists could substitute ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Big Eye’ Lenses Generate An Unhealthy Fad


July 7th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The music video for Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ was discharged in 2009, which was well received by the public. In it, the vocalist, Lady ... Read more...

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Swine flu situation grave in five states


July 5th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The swine flu situation continues to be serious in the four southern states and Maharashtra, which have reported 366 of the 370 H1N1 infections in the last ... Read more...

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