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AIIMS trauma centre’s patient update facility praised


October 30th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The real time patient update facility of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre was hailed by officials of hospitals from all ... Read more...

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Once-a-day asthma pill ‘more effective than inhaler’


May 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A once-a-day pill could revolutionise treatment for asthma, freeing patients from the tyranny of inhalers, which many find difficult to use. Scientists have found that the ... Read more...

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Hospitalized seniors may suffer temporary memory loss upon discharge


April 15th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that hospitalisations may really cause temporary memory loss and difficulty in understanding discharge instructions to senior patients.The Northwestern Medicine study found that the ... Read more...

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Breast implants linked to a rare form of blood cancer


January 27th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Women with saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants may be at greater risk of developing a rare form of blood cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), ... Read more...

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Nasal congestion ‘can be a sign of severe asthma’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma.This means that healthcare professionals should be extra vigilant when it comes to nasal ... Read more...

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New robotic ultrasound system performs remote ops


December 9th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Long-distance ultrasound exams may soon become reality, thanks to a new robotic ultrasound system that performs remote operations controlled by specialists.ESA is testing the device, which is held ... 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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Depression, heart disease combo more deadly than either one alone


September 16th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): A new research suggests that the depression and heart disease combo is far more lethal than having either of these conditions in isolation.Previous research has indicated that people, ... Read more...

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Dubai to host international meet on women’s health


August 11th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host an international conference on womens' health in November, it was announced Wednesday. The conference Nov 4-6 will focus on obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility. Experts from across ... Read more...

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How surfers can evaluate web-based health information better


May 26th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): American researchers have unveiled a new and improved approach that can help surfers to evaluate web-based health information.A research review conducted by a team from the University of ... Read more...

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Spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down


May 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Mary Poppins was right all along - a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down.According to research published ahead of print in the Archives of ... Read more...

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Masters programme for healthcare professionals launched


April 27th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Institute of Clinical Research of India (ICRI) Tuesday said it has launched a masters degree programme in health administration to build "appropriate skilled teams" for the ... Read more...

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Nursing students more likely to smoke


January 14th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): An Italian study has revealed that nursing students are twice as likely as the general population to smoke.The study surveyed 812 students who were just starting their University ... Read more...

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Now, digital ‘plaster’ to remotely monitor vital signs in heart patients


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Heart patients can now get rid of those bulky, fixed monitoring machines, for now researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) are testing a wireless digital 'plaster' that can ... Read more...

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Pregnant lesbian women not receiving same care as other mothers-to-be


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Pregnant lesbian women struggle to be treated like normal expectant mothers as, they say, the focus is often on their sexuality rather than the fact that they are ... Read more...

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Self-monitoring blood glucose levels beneficial for diabetics


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Diabetics who self-monitor their blood glucose (SMBG) levels can modify their behaviour, adjust their medicine, and understand their disease to better manage it, says a recent study.The study ... Read more...

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Music eases severe stress, anxiety in heart patients


April 11th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Music eases severe stress and anxiety in patients who are undergoing treatment for coronary heart disease (CHD). A Cochrane Systematic Review found that listening to music could decrease ... Read more...

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Physical activity guidelines too confusing: Experts


February 20th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): It is a well-known fact that regular physical activity helps improve health and well-being, but researchers from University of Bath are not too happy with guideline.They have ... Read more...

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Tan jabs could change appearance of moles


January 28th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Tan jabs, the unlicensed medicine used to produce a suntan, has been linked to rapid changes in the appearance of skin moles, a new study has claimed.According ... Read more...

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Fruit juices dont make kids fat


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Louisiana State University and Baylor College of Medicine has found that fruit juices dont make kids overweight.During the review, the ... Read more...

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New no-smoke pill linked to psychotic, suicidal behaviour


May 22nd, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 22 (ANI): A new anti-addiction pill that curtails nicotine cravings has been linked to increasing psychotic and suicidal behaviour among smokers.The no smoke pill known as Champix has been ... Read more...

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NRI businessman runs school for deaf in Gujarat


April 21st, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
By P.S. Anantharaman Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS) Success, wealth and a good life - Praful Lakhani, a hearing impaired non-resident Indian, had it all. But he decided to run a school in Ahmedabad ... Read more...

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Closing schools cheap way to prevent virus spread


April 10th, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Shutting down schools for a few days is a cost-effective way to check the spread of viruses, according to a new study. Researchers at Imperial College London, working ... Read more...

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Low aspirin dose cuts asthma risk in women


March 17th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
London, March 17 (IANS) A small dose of aspirin on alternate days can bring down risks of developing asthma among women, according to a new study. The study involved 40,000 female healthcare ... Read more...

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Involved dads help reduce psychological, behavioural problems in kids


February 13th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found that active father figures have a key role to play in reducing behaviour problems in boys and psychological problems in young women.The finding, based ... Read more...

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Needle-free pain treatment introduced


January 28th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne , Jan 28 (ANI): Getting rid of pain following an operation will no longer be a torturous affair, for a new needle-free method of relieving acute pain has been introduced in ... Read more...

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Abortion, miscarriage triples risk of future low birthweight babies


December 18th, 2007 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Women who have suffered a miscarriage or undergone an abortion have three times the normal risk of giving birth to a baby with low birthweight subsequently, say researchers.The ... Read more...

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Psychological support is vital for metastatic breast cancer patients: Study


December 17th, 2007 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 17 (ANI): Women suffering from advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC) need as much psychological support as they do information regarding disease and treatment, reveals a new survey.The survey ... Read more...

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The Modern Girls Guide that will clear the myths of the Pill


December 6th, 2007 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6(ANI): Though contraceptive pills are the most widely used birth control measures, there are certain common myths that persist in the society over its use and benefits.Television host The ... Read more...

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Patients losing confidence in NHS: Survey


November 14th, 2007 - 8:26 am ICT by admin
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Postmenopausal women at increased obesity risks


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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