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Anthelio eyes Indian healthcare market


April 30th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Anthelio, the US-headquartered IT solutions and business process services company for the healthcare industry, plans to enter the Indian market next year and is already in ... Read more...

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China to penalise people found spreading STDs


May 21st, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Authorities in China may soon be able to penalise anyone found intentionally spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to the latest draft amendment by the health ... Read more...

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Splitting tablets a potentially dangerous practice: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Belgium researchers have warned that splitting pills is a potentially dangerous practice.Their study points out that the practice could have 'serious consequences' for patients, especially with tablets that ... Read more...

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Public-private partnership needed in healthcare: Azad


December 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday reiterated that public-private partnership is needed in the health sector for facilities to reach maximum people but clarified that this would ... Read more...

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WHO endorses new test for detecting TB in less than 2 hours


December 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Dr. David Alland, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, is the driving force behind the rapid tuberculosis test that received World Health ... Read more...

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Uncertainty in diagnosis is a ‘very serious stressor’


November 29th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): We all have, at some or the other time, experienced a feeling of anxiety as we waited for test results in the hospital - that feeling of anxious ... Read more...

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First ayurveda hospital gets accreditation


October 26th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) As accreditation has been made compulsory for traditional medicine hospitals, the health ministry Tuesday gave accreditation to the first ayurveda hospital in the national capital.Accreditation was ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host obesity symposium


October 11th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11 (IANS/WAM) Around 400 medical professionals will participate in a symposium here on obesity Oct 16-17 to share new treatment methods and other aspects to fight the disease.The symposium ... Read more...

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Comic books could educate young men about testicular cancer: Study


September 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new report has suggested that comic books may help in spreading awareness about testicular cancer and its symptoms amongst young men and their partners.David Brame, comic book ... Read more...

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National accreditation for medical centres


August 27th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) In an effort to improve medical services as well as patient experiences, accreditation standards for medical imaging services (MIS) like X-rays and gamma rays were introduced Friday ... Read more...

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Motion tracking technology to reduce injuries for older adults developed


August 11th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed technology to track motions while people exercise.The technology provides feedback to patients as they recover from injuries or illnesses ... Read more...

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New Motion Tracking Technology to reduce Injuries in the elderly


August 11th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A new motion sensing technology developed by the researchers from the University of Missouri will help in reducing injuries in older people.University of Missouri researchers from the Sinclair ... Read more...

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Relationships hold key to spiritual care for patients


July 24th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need, according to researchers.However, researchers have pinpointed a mismatch between patients' expectations and understanding when ... Read more...

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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...

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False body-image may cause unsafe weight-loss behaviour


June 18th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Normal weight and underweight teenaged girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at a high risk of unsafe weight-loss behaviour, says a new study. Childhood obesity is an ... 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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Earlier, later puberty linked to anti-social boys


May 4th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Earlier or later timing of puberty in adolescents boys can trigger chemicals linked to anti-social behavior, according to researchers."Aggressive behavior can begin very early, even in pre-school, and ... Read more...

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Spiritual care can help healing process: Prince of Wales


February 13th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13(ANI): Prince Charles has said spiritual care can help the healing process, and has called on healthcare providers to reintroduce patients to "mind, body and spirit" while aiding in their ... Read more...

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Heart patients using herbal remedies may be at risk


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Many of today's popular herbal supplements, including St. John's wort, ginkgo biloba, garlic and even grapefruit juice can pose serious risks to people who are taking medications for ... Read more...

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Patients’ Charter for TB Care is in favour of doctors, not against them


December 7th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNSIt was not surprising to hear from a community activist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Stop TB Symposium before 40th Union World Conference on Lung Health opens in ... Read more...

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GE Healthcare offers IT solutions to Indian hospitals


November 29th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Nov 29 (IANS) GE Healthcare, the $17-billion unit of General Electric, has initiated a project to provide IT solutions to Indian hospitals for affordable treatment.The $1.5-billion GE Healthcare's IT ... Read more...

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Girls aware of HPV vaccine’s benefits: US study


October 16th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Majority of girls and young women don't believe the HPV vaccine protects them against other sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study by University of Illinois at ... 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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Bottle-feeding mothers may put kids’ health at risk


July 30th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Lack of adequate education on proper bottle-feeding practices might put infants at increased health risk, says researchers.A systematic review of studies has shown that while mothers recognize the ... Read more...

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Intel and GE team up on telemedicine


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (DPA) Going to the doctor could become a thing of the past for many people if the telemedicine plans by Intel and General Electric (GE) come to fruition. The ... Read more...

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Delhi’s new initiative to improve healthcare in the community


March 19th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantLess than a week before the 3rd Stop TB Partners' Forum is about to begin in Brazil, a unique partnership is being forged in a community of India's capital to ... Read more...

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Burn treatment cream may actually delay healing


October 8th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A commonly used cream for treating burns may actually delay healing, according to a new study.Also, despite the wide range of wound dressings available for burns, there ... Read more...

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Obese feel traumatised by ‘negative’ publicity


June 18th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) The obese feel overwhelmed and victimised by "negative" publicity about their condition, made worse by media reports and medical pronouncements. A study conducted by Monash University has suggested ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise curbs appetite by boosting blood protein


June 17th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Want to cut down on all those calories but dont know how? Well, working out might be the answer, for researchers have found that aerobic exercises increase ... Read more...

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Obesity, depression inseparable companions: study


June 3rd, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Obesity and depression are like the two sides of a coin, virtually inseparable, according to a new study. When one is present, the other cannot be far behind, ... Read more...

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Review finds link between obesity, depression


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Obesity and depression are not just two different health conditions, but they have an astonishing interrelationship, according to new research.A review in the journal Clinical Psychology: Science ... Read more...

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Satyam, GE tie up to provide IT healthcare services


May 21st, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Satyam Computer Services Ltd, a leading IT services provider, and GE Healthcare Wednesday announced an agreement to support customers deploying healthcare IT solutions based on GE Centricity Enterprise ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction a sign of heart disease


May 20th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Erectile dysfunction (ED) not only interferes with romance but it is a powerful early warning sign for serious heart disease - including heart attack and death - ... Read more...

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Millions of babies exposed to narcotics before birth


April 9th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Exposure to narcotics like cocaine, marijuana or alcohol affects millions of prenatal births every year, with the number at over a million in the US alone, according to ... Read more...

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Bush to announce three trillion dollar budget on Monday


February 3rd, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): U.S. President Bush will announce a three trillion dollar budget for 2009 on Monday, and it will include a deficit of 400 billion dollars for this year and the ... Read more...

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