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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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Lung cancer mostly diagnosed late (Nov 17 is World Lung Cancer Day)


November 17th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cases of chronic lung disease and lung cancer are rapidly rising in India, remaining mostly undiagnosed until it is too late, experts say.As Thursday marked ... Read more...

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India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deaths


November 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) About one in every four infants who die from flu-related pneumonia is an Indian, says new research by the University of Edinburgh published Friday.The study ... Read more...

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Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Three randomized controlled trials show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in kids adds to the benefit of sleeping under bed nets.It also showed that public health intervention ... Read more...

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Brit girls as young as 11 are binge drinking as much as boys


January 29th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): A survey has found that British girls as young as 11 are binge drinking as much as boys.According to the NHS figures, those who use alcohol are knocking ... Read more...

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Lightning strikes, rat bites, falling off toilet-how Brits got injured in 2010!


January 1st, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Rat bites, lighting strikes, falling off toilets-are some of the top reason why Brits had to run to the hospital in 2010, reveals new data.Yearly hospital admissions data ... Read more...

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Study examines socio-economic consequences of sleep disorders


December 18th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research has examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia, revealing that ... Read more...

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Poor education ‘leads to heart failure’


December 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): Poorly educated people are more likely to be admitted to hospital with chronic heart failure than the better educated, even after differences in lifestyle have been taken into ... Read more...

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Older anti-depressants linked to heart risk


December 1st, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a class of older generation anti-depressant is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).The study that followed nearly 15,000 people in ... Read more...

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Brit kids get drunk for half the cost of a chocolate bar


October 18th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Youngsters in the UK can get drunk for half the price of a chocolate bar, a new study has revealed.Supermarkets and off-licences are selling cider for as little ... Read more...

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Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby


October 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study. A flu jab protects youngsters in the ... Read more...

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Giving fish oil capsules to heart patients can save 10,000 lives a year


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 2(ANI): Fish oil capsules can save upto 10,000 lives a year by cutting down deaths caused by heart problems, according to a review.A review revealed omega-3 supplements prevented the deaths ... Read more...

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Low-cost drug could save thousands from heart failures


August 30th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) A low-cost drug at 1.30 pounds per day could save thousands of people suffering from heart failure. A study of the pill, involving 6,500 patients in 37 countries, ... Read more...

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Parent’s misuse of medicines puts children at risk


August 30th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Parents might buy over-the-counter medicines without any reservations, but their lack of knowledge about the dosage of the medicine puts their children at a high risk, says a ... Read more...

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Vaccine reduces child cases of bacterial pneumonia: Study


August 28th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that the number of children admitted to English hospitals with bacterial pneumonia decreased by a fifth in the 2 years following the introduction ... Read more...

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One degree drop in mercury can bring extra heart attacks


August 11th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A fall in temperature even by a degree on a single day can bring on 200 extra heart attacks, a study says. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene ... Read more...

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50pc of swine flu deaths were in previously healthy people: UK study


July 15th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research at the University of Liverpool has shown that over half of UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying ... Read more...

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1 in 4 Britons is officially obese


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): One in four Britons is officially obese, shocking figures have revealed.The rising number of dangerously overweight people is putting a huge strain on the NHS, with one million ... Read more...

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Drug side effects claims three lives daily


June 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Three people die from the side effects of prescription drugs everyday, according to a recent finding.Prescription drug side effect took 1,198 lives in 2009 that was up by ... Read more...

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Smoking ban in Britain sees drop in heart attack admissions


June 9th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): A study has found that with the enforcement of the smoking ban in England the admissions into hospitals for heart attacks has dropped considerably.The research showed that there ... Read more...

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Brush your teeth twice daily to avoid heart disease


May 28th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Brushing your teeth twice a day could go a long way reducing the risk of heart disease, says a new study. Over the last 20 years, there has been ... Read more...

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High alcohol consumption and obesity levels spoil Labour’s NHS record


April 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): High levels of alcohol consumption and obesity have marred Labour's NHS record since Tony Blair came to power in 1997, according to a new report.According to the report ... Read more...

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Australia to spend $394 mn on diabetic care


March 31st, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) Australia will spend over 430 million Australian dollars ($394 million) for a new diabetic care programme, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said here Wednesday. Unveiling the government's plans ... Read more...

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NY drug overdose deaths decline 27% over past two years


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – A new Health Department report informed that drug overdose deaths have declined 27% in two years, the lowest level in New York City since 1999. The ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract relieves acute hemorrhoids symptoms


January 13th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that natural extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree could help relieve symptoms of acute hemorrhoids and even prevent new ... Read more...

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How sun exposure is linked to childhood food allergies


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 11 (ANI): Sun exposure is leading to food allergies getting more common in children as one goes further south in Australia, according to an expert.Canberra-based allergy expert Dr Ray Mullins ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy successfully treats eye disease


December 11th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Researchers at the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI) have reported the first successful treatment of eight patients with "Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency" (LSCD) using the patients' ... Read more...

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Vaccination, social distancing may dampen H1N1 influenza effect


December 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new Canadian epidemiological modelling study suggests that vaccination, antivirals and social distancing may help in reducing the impact of H1N1 virus.Researchers examined data from laboratory-confirmed cases of ... Read more...

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Walking slowly can increase your chances of death from heart disease


November 11th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Older adults who walk slowly are about three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who go at a brisk pace, research shows.It is already ... Read more...

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Smoking ban in UK leads to fall in heart attacks


September 14th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): The ban on smoking in public places in Britain has reaped great results, as it has led to a huge fall in the number of heart attacks, according ... Read more...

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Women with large waistlines more likely to have asthma


August 26th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Women with large waistlines are more likely to develop asthma even if they have a normal body weight, a new study suggests. Obesity is a risk factor for adult ... Read more...

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Living near fast food joints ‘raises obesity risk’


June 18th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study has confirmed what many people already knew: living near fast food restaurants can raise your chances of becoming obese.While writing in the open access journal ... Read more...

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Severe nightmares linked to elevated suicidal symptoms


June 9th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Nightmares may be an acute warning sign that a person has elevated suicidal symptoms, according to a new study.During the study, severe nightmares were found to be independently ... Read more...

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Hospital beds-tracking computer software may help fight superbug infections


June 1st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Health experts at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland are using a computer program that they believe can help fight superbug-related infections.The ExtraMed Beds program allows can help monitor ... Read more...

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How superbugs control their lethal weapons


May 25th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Some superbugs have seemingly evolved the ability to manipulate the immune system to their advantage. A team of researchers from the University of Western Ontario, led by Joaquin Madrenas ... Read more...

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