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Man-made emissions will worse air pollution


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) Most of the global population will be exposed to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual, according to a newstudy.The average world ... Read more...

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Deadly toxins in shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer’s


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The growing demand for shark fin soup is not only endangering the marine species, but is also a deadly threat to brain health because of high ... Read more...

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Caesarean could pose health risk to babies


February 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Mothers opting for delivery through caesarean section could be harming their baby's health, researchers have warned contrary to the widely-held belief that a C-section delivery poses ... Read more...

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New faster technique to gauge health risk from chemicals


December 27th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Nearly 80,000 industrial chemicals are in use and about 700 new chemicals are introduced annually in the US, according to the US Government Accountability Office. A ... Read more...

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Chinese can now send off dead pets at disposal plants


December 20th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Pet owners in the Chinese capital who earlier had trouble finding a proper place to dispose off dead animals would now be able to do so ... Read more...

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Ultrasonic nozzle boosts water’s cleansing power


November 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps boosts water's ability to clean.Tim Leighton, professor at University of Southampton, and Peter Birkin's device works with cold water, minimal ... Read more...

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Slightly high BP raises chances of stroke


September 29th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Even if your blood pressure (BP) is slightly elevated, you may be prone to a stroke, new research says.Prehypertension is a clinical category to describe patients ... Read more...

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Marriage, divorce play role in weight gain


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you have been thinking that you are putting on weight since being married, you are probably right. For, a research has found marriage and divorce ... Read more...

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50 mn Indians to be screened for diabetes


July 19th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension posing a huge health risk to India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said the government is planning ... Read more...

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Mental illness most discussed online: Survey


May 31st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Mental illness is the most discussed health problem online in India surpassing other major health problems, including heart diseases, AIDS, or malaria, a new survey ... Read more...

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Soap from public refillable dispensers may leave hands teeming with bacteria


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Washing hands with contaminated soap from bulk-soap-refillable dispensers can increase the number of disease-causing microbes on hands and may play a role in transmission of bacteria in public ... Read more...

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Contaminated liquid soap can leave deadly bugs on your hands


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Liquid soap can become contaminated and washing hands with such contaminated soap from bulk refillable dispensers can leave you with deadly bugs on your hands -- ... Read more...

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Ex-Miss USA tears up describing how TSA agent sexually assaulted her


April 28th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): A former Miss USA was filmed weeping as she described her ordeal at the hands of a TSA agent, who she said sexually assaulted her after she refused ... Read more...

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Vitamin takers ‘more likely to gorge on fast food’


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A study has indicated that people who take vitamin pills may be more likely to gorge on fast food.Researchers have warned that multivitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements ... Read more...

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Are dietary supplements really working against you?


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Do you belong to one-half of the population that relies on dietary supplements to get better health? Beware, they could actually be working against you. Wen-Bin ... Read more...

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Kaiga n-plant was shut over false alarm: Official


April 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) The fire alarm which shut the third reactor of the Kaiga atomic power station Friday was erranous, an official said Sunday, ruling out any fire mishap."Preliminary ... Read more...

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Superbug does not pose risk: Health ministry (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian health ministry Thursday denied superbug NDM-1 posed any public health threat to Delhi's environment, as a study published by a British medical journal ... Read more...

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TEPCO eyes removal of 60,000 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima nuke plant


April 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 5 (ANI): Japan's Industry Minister Banri Kaieda has said that around 60,000 tons of radioactive water is believed to be flooding the basement of reactor buildings and underground trenches connected ... Read more...

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Japan dumps contaminated water into ocean


April 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 5 (IANS) The operator of the Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has started to discharge contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean to speed up efforts to tackle ... Read more...

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Love your smartphone? Then check out the negatives too


March 20th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Proud of your latest smartphone and the sparkling bright images? Well take care, your status symbol could cause premature facial wrinkles as well as increase ... Read more...

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Green rust can guard groundwater from radioactive contamination


March 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Neptunium, a waste product from uranium reactors, could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into groundwater - even five million years after it ... Read more...

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Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactivity


March 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Neptunium, a radioactive waste product from uranium reactors, can be captured now. It could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into ... Read more...

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Japan n-crisis: Rush for pills to prevent cancer


March 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The nuclear crisis in Japan has led to a worldwide rush for pills to prevent cancer caused by radiation, a media report said Thursday.Daily Express reported ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery can ’safely’ cut health risk in severely obese


March 15th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.The statement is ... Read more...

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Is your child’s musical hobby making him sick?


March 15th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Playing a musical instrument can help nourish, cultivate and increase intelligence in children, but playing a used instrument also can pose a potentially dangerous health risk. ... Read more...

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Playing used music instrument can make your child sick


March 15th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers have warned that playing a used music instrument can pose a potentially dangerous health risk.According to the study, used woodwind and brass instruments were found to be ... Read more...

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Japan toll may cross tens of thousands, fears of nuclear disaster remain (Intro Roundup)


March 15th, 2011 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Fears of a possible nuclear disaster loomed large over Japan Monday in the aftermath of last week's magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami as the toll is ... Read more...

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Recycled cereal boxes pose no health risk, says UK food safety watchdog


March 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A UK food safety watchdog has said that the recycled cardboard boxes used for foods, such as breakfast cereals, pose no health risk.The Food Standards Agency (FSA) ... Read more...

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Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm


February 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation (AF).AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Atrial ... 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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Britain’s women soldiers told to drink responsibly


January 13th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Women soldiers in Britain have been told by the ministry of defence to drink responsibly - with a health warning that they will end up with big bottoms.Military ... Read more...

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Beware, ATMs are as dirty as public toilets


January 12th, 2011 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) The next time you take out money from an automated teller machine (ATM), make sure you either wear gloves or wash your hands. Cleanliness tests have revealed that ... Read more...

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One Great Burger recalls more than 200,000 pounds of beef products


January 12th, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US authorities have ordered that more than 226,000 pounds of hamburgers should be recalled because of the possibility that they have spoiled.The US Agricultural Department gave ... Read more...

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ATM machines as ‘dirty as public toilets’


January 11th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): New tests have suggested that cash machines are as dirty as public toilets because they carry bacteria that can cause sickness and diarrhoea.In England, experts took swabs from ... Read more...

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Online self-diagnosis poses a health risk


January 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) People relying on medical websites are risking their health because many fail to check whether the information online is factually correct. Record numbers are expected to log on ... Read more...

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