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India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links


September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Smoking okay on reel, not in real: B-Town (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Does smoking on screen harm youth? Some feel depicting actors smoking in films and TV shows can affect young, impressionable minds, but others do not agree ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) An antibiotic prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, The Independent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South Asian nations to collaborate on health care


February 7th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) South Asian nations have resolved to tackle challenge of healthcare in the region collectively.Country representates inked the 'New Delhi declaration' here Tuesday for better data-sharing ... Read more...

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Need research on diseases affecting South Asia: Azad


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) South Asian countries should together work for research on diseases affecting them and which are responsible for a high mortality rate, India's Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Help for British war heroes to beat alcoholism


January 9th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Army veterans struggling to get rid of their drinking habit are being given an opportunity to avail free treatment at one of Britain's most prestigious rehabilitation ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Jungle Raj’ in stem cell research: Official


December 28th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) A 'Jungle Raj' has been prevailing in the country regarding research on stem cell therapy and the government will ensure a proper structure where there is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Law for biomedical research on humans by end 2012: Official


December 27th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) The law on biomedical research on human subjects, which will keep a tab on unethical medical practices and help those who abide by medical science ethics, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism’


December 4th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The scare abroad over the superbug or NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) last year was deliberately created to tarnish India's image as a medical tourism ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

ICMR to develop affordable diabetes test strip: Azad


November 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been tasked with developing affordable test strips for diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."Diabetes is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mass diseases not being fought properly: expert


October 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases that account for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, an expert said Tuesday.Pneumonia, diarrhoea, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Leaders need to listen more closely to Americans: Poll


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 7 (ANI): A new poll has suggested that leaders in the United States should look more deeply at the public's priorities, particularly regarding proposed cuts to medical, health and scientific ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canadian researchers announce breakthrough in malaria treatment


March 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Canadian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Awareness about kidney risks posed by diabetes ‘very low’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): According to a multi-cultural study, the first time that many patients realise that diabetes can affect their kidneys is when they are referred to renal services.UK researchers who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women becoming more susceptible to heart diseases: Expert


February 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Changing lifestyle, stress and a poor metabolic profile are making young and middle-aged women more susceptible to heart diseases, a cardiology expert said here Saturday."Women were earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Prozac Shows Promise In Treating Stroke Patients, New Study Says


January 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that the well known antidepressant drug Prozac when given to patients undergoing a stroke, may help them in getting more control ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise and vitamin D help reduce the risk of falls in seniors


December 26th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Exercise and Vitamin D supplements are the best ways to reduce the risk of falling in people aged 65 and over, a systematic review of over 50 clinical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use medical research to treat patients: Health Minister


December 9th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday urged Indian researchers not to treat medical research only as an academic exercise but use the findings in treating patients."There are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Four Loko Drink Facing FDA Ban?


November 17th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The federal regulators are likely to take a move to ban a number of caffeinated alcoholic drinks later this week. Among the drinks under the scanner ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Health Minister Azad inaugurates centenary celebrations of ICMR


November 15th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.15 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) here on Monday.Azad hailed researchers for their work in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Homeopathy tricks you into feeling better’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Homeopathy tricks you into feeling better, even if a tincture prescribed is not genuine, new research says. Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis who approached a homeopath experienced significant ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Malaria deaths in India ‘13 times more than WHO estimate’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has found that the number of deaths caused by malaria in India is much more than estimated.The research concludes that more than 200,000 people in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise Has Minor Effect On Weight Loss, Claim New Studies


September 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you thought that exercising regularly would help you lose those extra kilos in your body, then perhaps you are wrong. A latest study suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Risk factors for painkiller addiction identified


August 29th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): Why are some people more likely to become addicted to painkillers than others? Well, a new study has started to unlock the puzzle.Geisinger investigators have found that patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why men and women gain weight in different areas of the body


August 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Why is it that men and women put on those extra kilos in different areas of the body? The answer may not be far away as researchers are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Web weigh-ins can help keep the weight off


July 28th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The more frequently you log on to an interactive weight management website, the more weight you can keep off.That's the conclusion of a Kaiser Permanente Center for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ways to make patients embrace lifestyle changes to lower heart disease risk


July 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A combination of counselling, extended follow-up with a healthcare provider and self-monitoring of diet and exercise, is the most effective way to help patients embrace lifestyle changes that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Living near a road is bad for your health


June 27th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children living within 500 metres of a major road or freeway are more prone to developing asthma, while adults face an increased ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple shot can save lives in accidents


June 16th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Tens of thousands of accident victims can be saved worldwide every year if they are administered a cheap, widely available and easily administered drug to help their blood ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A brush with nature rejuvenates our jaded self


June 4th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box - that big brick-and-mortar box called a building. Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, find ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Parents should consider teen activity options when choosing home


May 30th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Parents should consider teen activity options when choosing where to live so that children can maintain a healthy weight, suggests a new study.The research has appeared in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Five-minute screening test could cut risk of developing bowel cancer


April 28th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): A five-minute screening test has been developed, which researchers say, could cut the risk of developing bowel cancer by a third.The research led by Imperial College London has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Take big bites to lose weight


April 17th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) The age-old advice to chew your food properly may not always be best for your health. Research shows that taking bigger bites and chewing less was better for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Simple lifestyle changes can help you live long


March 21st, 2010 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
London, March 20(IANS) Forget crash diets and obsessive calorie counting. A new study shows that it takes only slight changes to your eating habits to improve your long term health. Cut back on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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