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Germany’s circumcision ban ‘worst attack on Jews’


July 13th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A German court's ban on circumcising baby boys has provoked a rare show of unity between Jews, Muslims and Christians who see it as a threat ... Read more...

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WHO lauds China’s smoking curbs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking."This year marks a milestone in ... Read more...

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One out of 30 babies born in US is a twin


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Women conceiving at older ages, thanks to the availability of fertility treatments, has spurred the birth of twins.In 2009, one in every 30 babies born in ... Read more...

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Red meat combats depression among women


March 21st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Despite bad publicity, eating red meat in moderation actually combats depression and anxiety among women, a study reveals.Felice Jacka, associate professor from Deakin's University Barwon Psychiatric ... Read more...

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Iceman Oetzi’s DNA sheds light on health risks


March 1st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have been able to put together the full genome of Oetzi. This has led to new revelation about the health and life of the 5,300-year-old ... Read more...

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Glenmark recalls 7 lots of oral contraceptives in US


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Saturday said it has issued a voluntary nation-wide recall of seven lots of its oral contraceptives -- Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets -- ... Read more...

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China mulls pollution control system


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will launch a new pollution monitoring system that will also check the effect of greenhouse gasses on human health, authorities said.The system will look at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Deep freeze threatens Britain


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Temperatures in Britain were expected to plunge to as low as minus 10 degrees celsius this weekend as the Arctic freeze tightens its grip, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Wider hips protect against diabetes


January 24th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Wider hips can reduce chances of premature death by protecting against metabolic disorders such as diabetes."We knew that higher hip circumference was protective against metabolic diseases ... Read more...

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Inactive life style leading to rise in unhealthy Fijians


January 21st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Jan 21 (IANS) As many as three in four individuals in Fiji are physically inactive, a situation which is causing rise in health risks for them, the government has ... Read more...

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Patrice O’Neal dies from stroke complications


November 30th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stand-up comedian Patrice O’Neal has died from complications from stroke, his manager has revealed. O’Neal is famous for helping roast Charlie Sheen last September.O’Neal who ... Read more...

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TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

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Many British women searching for sperm donors online


October 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) A rising number of women in Britain are turning to internet sperm donors to become mothers after being unsuccessful in finding the man of their dreams.Scores ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Energy drinks can be dangerous, says study


July 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Caffeine-rich energy drinks pose dangerous health risks and may cause seizures, strokes or even death, a study carried by the NGO Centre for Science and ... Read more...

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Today is ‘World No Tobacco Day’


June 1st, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today, 31st of May is the ‘World No Tobacco Day’. This day has been specially earmarked to spread awareness about the negative effects that arise in ... Read more...

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Majority of obese teens are vitamin D deficient


April 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Most obese adolescents are deficient in vitamin D, which may increase their risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to new study.Researchers at Hasbro Children's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Canada Prime Minister defends asbestos exports


April 27th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Canadian Prime Minister is not convinced that the country is doing anything wrong by exporting asbestos. Asbestos has been linked with serious health risks including cancer ... Read more...

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People who travel frequently for business have increased health risks


April 26th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that people who travel frequently for business increase the rates of poor health and health risk factors, including obesity and high blood pressure.Catherine A. ... Read more...

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Diet-exercise combo improves obese seniors’ quality of life


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has concluded that for obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at ... Read more...

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Nano-based biosensor may allow early detection of cancer cells, pathogens


March 30th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Kansas State University researchers are developing a nanotechnology-based biosensor that may allow early detection of both cancer cells and pathogens, leading to increased food safety and reduced ... Read more...

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Mums abused in childhood more likely to have low-birth weight babies


March 30th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that mothers abused as children have increased risk for giving birth to low-birth weight infants.The findings, by researchers at the University of Washington, ... Read more...

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Do women with silicone breast implants require follow-Up MRI scans?


March 29th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new review has shown significant flaws in the evidence supporting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommendation of regular follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for women ... Read more...

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Naked student run in US to mark end of semester stopped due to health risks


March 17th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): The traditional naked student run in US to mark the end of the fall semester has been stopped by the president of Tufts University in Massachusetts due to ... Read more...

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Swimming too often in chlorinated water ‘ups bladder cancer risk’


March 17th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Spanish researchers have warned that people who regularly swim in chlorinated water or take lots of showers or baths could increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.They ... Read more...

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Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

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China to award death penalty for organ trafficking


February 24th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) People convicted of organ trafficking in China may get the death penalty under a draft law amendment being reviewed by the top legislature, a media report said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Oz kidney buyers giving China’s ‘transplant tourism’ a boost


February 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 6 (ANI): Sick Australians are now buying kidneys from dead people in developing countries with just a click of a mouse and as little as 15,000 dollars.According to Kidney Health ... Read more...

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Court bans sex for man with low intelligence


February 5th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) A 41-year-old man with low intelligence has been banned from having sex by a British court.Justice Mostyn of the Court of Protection, however, admitted that the case raised ... Read more...

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UK court bans man with low IQ from having sex


February 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): A High Court judge has banned a 41 year-old man in UK from having sex due to his low IQ.Alan had been in a relationship with a man ... Read more...

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Lack of good night’s sleep a major health concern


January 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Almost two-thirds of people struggle to get a good night's rest, which according to a British research, constitutes a major public health concern.Some 60 percent adults admit rarely ... Read more...

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Highly-caffeinated energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks


January 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A research team has warned that highly-caffeinated energy drinks - even those containing no alcohol - may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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UK surgeons call for changes in weight-loss surgery rules


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): With modern lifestyles, excessive weight is an increasingly common condition resulting in greater health risks.Now, surgeons in the UK are urging lawmakers to change a rule that allows ... Read more...

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US college student wears unwashed jeans for 15 months!


January 21st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): It looks like wearing the same pair of denim jeans nearly for 15 months without washing does not pose any health risks.In an effort to both learn how ... Read more...

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Brisbane floods: Oz Foreign Minister Rudd treated for foot injury


January 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Jan.16 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has been treated in hospital for a foot infection after he spent hours helping Brisbane residents during the ongoing flood crisis. Rudd, ... Read more...

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