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Virginia Commonwealth University launches India Chair


April 5th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has launched a $1 million multi-year campaign to support an India Chair in Democracy and Civil Society, the first of its ... Read more...

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US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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Low vitamin C levels elevates heart failure risk


November 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 14 (IANS) Patients with low count of vitamin C are 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a protein that risks inflammation and heart disease, ... Read more...

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Obese adolescents benefit from high-dose vitamin D


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 can be a safe and effective way of improving their vitamin D status.Vitamin D3 deficiency ... Read more...

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US insurers will have to pay for birth control


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Starting a year from now, US health insurers will be required to pay for women's contraceptives, according to a decision Monday by the Department of ... Read more...

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Kalmadi admitted to AIIMS after check-up


August 1st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Days after he dismissed reports that he was suffering from dementia, former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was Monday admitted to the All ... Read more...

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Proper nutrition can help soldiers recover from traumatic brain injury


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) must receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to ... Read more...

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High Vitamin D levels ‘may prevent age-related vision loss’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A University at Buffalo study has found that women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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Nearly 4 percent of America’s population is made up of gays


April 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A survey has revealed that an estimated 9 million Americans or nearly 4 percent of the total population identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.The new report ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery cuts long-term cardiovascular risk in diabetics


March 31st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that bariatric surgery reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes."This is a watershed moment for diabetes care. With ... Read more...

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Severely obese women need to watch weight during pregnancy


February 12th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Severely obese women who gain less than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are likely to stay healthy, suggests a new study.In contrast, obese and non-obese women ... Read more...

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Study identifies key mechanisms in geographic atrophy


February 7th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study from researchers of the University of Kentucky has discovered a molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy, the major cause of untreatable blindness in the industrialized ... Read more...

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Severe burn injuries in children ’cause depletion of Vitamin E’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that severe burn injuries in children have been shown to rapidly deplete the levels of vitamin E in their body's adipose, or fat ... Read more...

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Tranquil scenes helps the brain work harmoniously


September 16th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Gazing at a tranquil sea or a secluded beach can positively impact the human brain. Scenes comprising natural features cause distinct brain areas to become "connected" with one another ... Read more...

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TV ads influence dietary habits of kids


July 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) TV ads seem to influence short-term eating habits of children aged 2 to 11 years, says a study. In 2006, 10 major US food companies pledged to devote at ... Read more...

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Fda To Opt For Food Safety Overhaul


June 10th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is facing many problems in handling the food supply issues. Hence, a majority of the food safety haul is suggested by a government panel.Now, the ... Read more...

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Early soda drinking tied to unhealthy diet


June 9th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study says that consumption of soda at an early age in girls is indicative of an unhealthy diet through adolescence.They study showed that girls ... Read more...

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Excess weight in pregnancy gateway to heart risks in child


June 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered evidence to show that piling on too much weight in pregnancy may lead to future heart risks in the child. New research at the University of ... Read more...

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94 percent of breastfeeding mothers don’t follow proper diet


May 12th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) About 94 percent of breastfeeding mothers do not follow a proper diet, says a new study. The research conducted by the University of Granada (UG) revealed that nursing mothers ... Read more...

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Insulin reduces obesity-related inflammation


May 11th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that one of the most common side effects of obesity - inflammation - can be fought by administering insulin.As an added benefit, the team ... Read more...

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Exercise early for stronger bones in old age


May 4th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Exercises early on increase bone density and size, which may spell a reduced risk of osteoporosis later, says a study. Around 3,200 men had their bones examined and their ... Read more...

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Exercise in youth to make old age bones stronger


May 4th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Physical activity when young increases bone density and size, which may mean a reduced risk of osteoporosis later in life, concludes a new study.For the thesis from the ... Read more...

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Rates Of Infections In American Hospitals Continue To Augment


April 14th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The American hospitals are not successfully sheltering patients from possibly deadly infections, in spite of years of avoidance movements. This information was revealed by the ... Read more...

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Weight gain during pregnancy ‘ups gestational diabetes risk’


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Weight gain during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, could increase women's risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a new study.The study by the ... Read more...

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Prepregnancy, obesity, gestational weight gain influence preterm birth risk


February 11th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain are associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, say researchers at Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center and ... Read more...

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Fat mums-to-be should gain less weight than currently recommended


January 7th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Pregnant women who are overweight or obese should not gain more weight than they should, a Saint Louis University obstetrician has said.Recommendations by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) ... Read more...

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New revelations about the food that kids should not eat


December 18th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There have been some amazing revelations about the food that kids should not eat. According to the book, ‘Eat This Not That For Kids’, a lot ... Read more...

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Smoking ban leads to drop in heart attacks, finds US study


November 15th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Smoking ban has resulted in a 27 percent decrease in heart attacks in the city of Starkville in United States, reveals a new study.Researchers, led by Robert McMillen ... Read more...

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Obese women retain pregnancy weight a year later


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese women who gain more than recommended during pregnancy are likely to retain a portion of that weight up to an year ... Read more...

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Second hand smoke can trigger heart attacks


October 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Non smokers can suffer heart attacks even if they are exposed briefly to cigarette smoke, says a new report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The US Surgeon General ... Read more...

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MIC chief Vellu’s revelation shocks Malay Indian community


October 5th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 5 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu's revelation that there is no link between the MIC and two NGOs -- the Maju Institute of Education ... Read more...

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Pentagon says won’t ban smoking for troops in war zone


July 16th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that it won't ban troops from smoking in war zones, despite a recent study recommending a tobacco-free military.The study by the Institute of Medicine ... Read more...

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Underprivileged Malay-Indian students to get educational aid


July 4th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), July 4 (ANI): In a bid to provide study assistance to underprivileged Malay Indian students, the Parek government in Malaysia has decided to include three private colleges in their list ... Read more...

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President Obama holds meeting with 1976 administration officials to discuss H1N1


July 1st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama met with top officials from former President Gerald Ford's administration on Tuesday to discuss the 1976 H1N1 flu outbreak, the White House said."Today I joined ... Read more...

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Malaysia has given scholarships to 323 Malay Indian students this year


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, May 23 (ANI): Malaysia's Public Service Department (PSD) has awarded scholarships to 323 Indian origin students this year.Malaysian Indian Congress secretary-general Dr S. Subramaniam said that out of this, ... Read more...

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