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Painkillers overuse causing a million headaches in Britain

September 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Over a million people in Britain could be suffering from constant and crippling headaches because of taking too many painkillers, according to experts.According to the National ... Read more...

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President asks Mizoram to activate Chakma health centre

August 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 3 (IANS) The president's secretariat has asked the Mizoram government to activate a primary health centre, constructed 20 years ago in Mizoram's Chakma tribal-inhabited region but non-operational ... Read more...

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Diet pill could help beat obesity

June 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.The pill would not only shrink waist lines but also ... Read more...

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91 cops ill after having chicken soup in Peru

April 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 23 (IANS/EFE) As many as 91 police officers were affected by food poisoning at their base in Mazuco, which is in Peru's jungle region of Madre de Dios, ... Read more...

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Mexican doctor criticised for OT photos on Facebook

April 20th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 20 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican social media has been buzzing with criticism of an anaesthesiologist who mocked patients by posting humiliating operating room photos on her Facebook ... Read more...

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Cholera epidemic kills 11 in Ghana

April 5th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 5 (IANS) At least 11 people have died from a fresh outbreak of cholera in Ghana's capital Accra in less than two weeks, Xinhua reported.Edward Antwi, deputy regional ... Read more...

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Did David Cameron give a fist bump to Andrew Lansley?

February 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is rumored to have given Health Secretary Andrew Lansley a fist bump after the Prime Minister’s Questions session at the House of ... Read more...

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Drinking will kill 210,000 in next 20 years: Experts

February 20th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Alcohol will cause 210,000 deaths during the next 20 years through illness, violence and accidents, British doctors have warned.Two of Britain's foremost alcohol specialists, Ian Gilmore ... Read more...

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Ireland hospitals face doctor shortage

July 8th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Hospitals in Ireland are now facing staff shortage due to lack of junior doctors, and the country is seeking medics from other countries, including India and ... Read more...

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Mamata announces health sector reform

June 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said a three-phase developmental system will be taken up to improve the state's ailing health services sector."We have ... Read more...

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Sonia reviews developmental schemes in constituency

May 12th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi here Thursday directed government officials and public representatives to ensure proper implementation of central government-sponsored development schemes in ... Read more...

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5,000 Kerala doctors on daylong strike

May 3rd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) More than 5,000 doctors in Kerala Tuesday went on a daylong strike demanding that anomalies in pay revision be rectified.While 4,000 doctors belong to the Kerala ... Read more...

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Bihar cops rescue abducted doctor

January 12th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) A doctor abducted by five people posing as relatives of a patient has been rescued and one of his captors arrested in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, police said Wednesday.Police ... Read more...

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Doctor abducted in Bihar, police clueless (Lead)

January 12th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) The spate of kidnappings continued unabated in Bihar as a doctor was abducted in Sitamarhi district by an unidentified group. Police have failed to make any breakthrough in ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding ‘doesn’t stop pregnancy’

November 24th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): The myth about not falling pregnant while breastfeeding seems to plague a number women, who have been revealed to not use contraception until three months after the birth ... Read more...

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‘India unable to eradicate measles due to leadership changes’

October 25th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Kumasi (Ghana), Oct 25 (IANS) "Frequent changes" in the leadership of India's health service is affecting the country's ability to eradicate measles, which kills an estimated 200,000 children in India, ... Read more...

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Mobile phone set to detect cancer

September 2nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
By ShwetaBangalore, Sep 2 (ANI): A hospital in cooperation with a research group here, has conceptualised and launched a health service that uses mobile phones to detect cancer.The Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre ... Read more...

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Prithviraj Turns Brand Ambassador For Hi-Tech Ambulance Service

August 12th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Malayalam actor Prithviraj has finally agreed to be the brand ambassador of a newly launched hi-tech ambulance services by the National Rural Health Mission.If one ... 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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Obese claimants claim 10 mn pounds in Britain

July 10th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people in Britain, who are on benefit because they are too fat to work, are costing taxpayers 10 million pounds a year. A breakdown of official figures ... Read more...

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21-year-old is Britain’s youngest doctor

June 28th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 28 (IANS) Rachael Faye Hill at 21 will become the youngest doctor in Britain next month, breaking the record of Indian-born Heenal Raichura who finished her degree at ... Read more...

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Four swine flu deaths, 23 infections in Andhra

June 26th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 26 (IANS) Four people died of swine flu in Andhra Pradesh while 23 were found infected by H1N1 virus this year, officials said Saturday. Three deaths and a majority of the ... Read more...

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Dentists Win Injunctions, Irish Dental Association Calls It A Benevolent Decision

June 17th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dublin, June 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dentists James Turner and Martin Reid have successfully secured injunctions from the High court that would prevent Health Service Executive from making any changes to ... Read more...

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Court raps government, slaps cost for vexatious appeal

May 20th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday slapped a cost of Rs.1 lakh on the central government for a vexatious appeal and pulled it up for denying relief to ... Read more...

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Slow return to normal food checks weight

April 12th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) The secret to keeping weight at bay is to switch back to normal food gradually, says a Swedish study. The study also contains new research results for patients who ... Read more...

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Irish swine flu vaccination programme reaches ‘final stage’

February 4th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- The swine flu vaccination programme is moving into its final phase in Ireland, authorities announced Wednesday.The vaccination programme, which began in late October 2009, initially targeted those of ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves bill to regulate clinics

January 28th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a bill for bringing all clinics in the country under one law that would go towards creation of a "national registry" and ... Read more...

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Even low alcohol consumption is bad for health

October 23rd, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Low alcohol consumption has a negative impact on overall health, claims a new study.To reach the conclusion, researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Cost Effectiveness and ... Read more...

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Goa asks residents not to visit states hit by swine flu

August 14th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) The Goa directorate of health services Friday appealed to residents of the state not to travel to parts of India hit by swine flu unless the trip was ... Read more...

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Confusion in Goa over status of swine flu patient

June 12th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 12 (IANS) Confusion prevailed in Goa over the status of a suspected swine flu patient, with senior bureaucrats switching their versions four times in a matter of two days. After ... Read more...

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Massive vaccination programme in Meghalaya to deal with meningitis

April 10th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
By D.HenpilenShillong, April 10 (ANI): Meningococcal meningitis has continued to claim lives in Meghalaya, even as the authorities plan to launch a massive vaccination programme.The growing number of cases of patients ... Read more...

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Repeat teen pregnancies in Britain call for prompt steps

January 28th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Health service officials, alarmed by the rising incidence of repeat teen pregnancies in Britain, are calling for prompt steps to improve contraceptive use. Britain has the highest rate ... Read more...

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Transgenders showcase their talent in Chennai

December 25th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Arun Kannan Chennai, Dec 25 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu AIDS Initiative and Voluntary Health Services (TAI-VHS) brought about 20,000 transgenders and marginalized women together to showcased their talents. The transgenders had recently ... Read more...

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One in five Brit men ”unhappy” with their bodies

September 15th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): One in five young men are deeply unhappy with their body image, according to one of Britain''s leading eating disorder expert.Dr John Morgan, who runs the Yorkshire ... Read more...

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Government teacher-doctors to retire at 65

June 5th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Indian cabinet Thursday gave its approval for enhancing the retirement age of teaching specialists among Central Health Service (CHS) doctors from 62 years to 65 years. ... Read more...

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