international health

‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

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India determined to eradicate polio: minister


December 9th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With only one case of polio being reported in India this year, the government is hoping to eradicate the paralytic disease completely, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Medical experiment caused 370 deaths in Mexico?


November 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 12 (IANS/EFE) An experimental medical procedure carried out by doctors at a Mexican hospital on 500 patients caused 370 deaths between 1994 and 2007, activists have charged.The ... Read more...

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Delhi water safe for drinking, Sheila Dikshit reiterates


April 11th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Even as international health journal Lancet accused the Indian government of "suppressing the truth" about presence of a superbug in the public water system, Delhi ... Read more...

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Mums who take folic acid, iron during pregnancy have smarter kids


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mothers who take folic acid, iron during pregnancy have smarter kids.In developing countries where iron deficiency is prevalent, prenatal iron-folic acid supplementation ... Read more...

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Cost-effective, life-saving intervention for severe childhood malaria


November 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention.The research, led by ... Read more...

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By 2030, India’s diabetes population will reach 79 mn


August 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) By the year 2030, an estimated 79.4 million people in India will be affected by diabetes - the largest in the world, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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New method may help fight drug-resistant malaria


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed techniques to quickly identify evolution of drug resistance in strains of malaria.The goal of researchers at Case Western Reserve University is to enable the ... Read more...

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Female employee’s genitals searched after being accused of theft at spa


July 6th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 6 (ANI): A woman, who was working at an exclusive North West spa, was allegedly undressed and had her genitals searched after being accused of theft.According to a statement by ... Read more...

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Researchers advise wider use of control measures for diarrhoeal disease


July 5th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Researchers have urged to maximize the use of modern methods for prevention and treatment of diarrhoea to reduce the deaths from the disease worldwide.Researchers from the Johns ... Read more...

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Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO


June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

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Mental stress doesn’t distract young people behind the wheel


May 19th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that anxiety and depression do not play a role in teen motor vehicle accidents."Psychological distress does not appear to pose the risk we ... Read more...

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Infections cause two-thirds of child deaths: Study


May 12th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): According to a new study, preventable infectious diseases cause two-thirds of child deaths.Published in The Lancet, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF's Child Health Epidemiology ... Read more...

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Vitamin A supplementation ‘does not reduce maternal mortality’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality, a trial in Ghana has shown.The finding contradicts previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44 percent ... Read more...

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No clear evidence that zinc supplements cut middle ear infections risk


February 18th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Consumption of zinc supplements may not necessarily cut down risk of middle ear infections or otitis media among children, a new study claims.Katherine Abba, with the International Health ... Read more...

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New vaccine could prevent TB in patients with HIV infection


January 30th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Disclosing results of a clinical trial, researchers at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) have shown that a new vaccine against tuberculosis, Mycobacterium vaccae (MV), is effective in preventing tuberculosis ... Read more...

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Scientists working to develop model of HIV/AIDS care for developing nations


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): A team of scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) is working in the Dominican Republic to establish a model for HIV/AIDS care that can be exported to developing ... Read more...

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Coffee and Tea might lower diabetes risk


December 16th, 2009 - 1:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is good news for all the tea and coffee lovers, as studies have indicated that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day was associated ... Read more...

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India among top 5 government funders of neglected diseases


December 15th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India along with Brazil is among the top five government funders of neglected disease research and development, and and two countries are taking the lead on diseases ... Read more...

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Coffee, tea ‘cut diabetes risk’


December 15th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Drinking more than three cups of tea or coffee (regular or decaffeinated) a day appears to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Hit a chicken and you’re sitting duck!


December 10th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Saharsa (Bihar), Dec 10 (IANS) If your vehicle runs over a chicken or a goat on a Bihar road and you happen to hail from outside, be prepared to shell out anything ... Read more...

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Self-harmers at higher risk of being involved in car crashes


November 26th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 26 (ANI): Young people, who engage in self-harming behaviour, are 40 pct more likely to be involved in car accidents, a new study has revealed.The researchers believe the increased crash ... Read more...

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India to use dual effect vaccine to combat polio


November 14th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) India will soon introduce the bivalent oral polio vaccine (BoPV), which will protect children against two dangerous strain of the deadly paralytic disease, union Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Reduced physical activity may not be linked to increased obesity rates among teens


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Reduced physical activity may do little in explaining the increase in obesity rates among U.S. adolescents, according to a study.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ... Read more...

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Iron-folic acid supplements during pregnancy ‘cut mortality rates among kids’


October 29th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that offspring whose mothers had been supplemented with iron-folic acid during pregnancy had ... Read more...

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Little progress in implementation of lifesaving diarrhea treatments for kids


October 9th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 09 (ANI): Even though low-cost diarrhea treatments are possible, there is a huge number of deaths among children due to the sickness, as nothing much has been done to implement ... Read more...

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Sujatha Rao takes over as new health secretary


October 1st, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Kanuru Sujatha Rao, who was heading the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), took charge as the new health secretary Thursday. A 1974 batch officer of the Indian Administrative ... Read more...

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K. Sujatha Rao new secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry


October 1st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Kanuru Sujatha Rao, a 1974 batch officer of Indian Administrative Service from Andhra Pradesh Cadre, has assumed charge of Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, from today.Sujatha ... Read more...

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Blood sugar control cuts stroke risk


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Blood sugar control can cut down the risk of heart disease and stroke among diabetic patients by 15 percent, an analysis based on four studies said. It said that ... Read more...

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Pneumococcal disease kills an Indian child every four minutes


September 11th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Every four minutes, one child in India dies due to pneumococcal disease, one of the key reasons behind infant mortality in the country, a study by WHO ... Read more...

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India bans import of toys lacking safety standards


June 17th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India has announced restrictions till January 2010 on the import of all toys that fail to meet international safety standards. Hitherto, the ban only related to Chinese ... Read more...

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It’s official: Tai chi is beneficial for arthritis sufferers


June 17th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers at The George Institute for International Health have confirmed that Tai Chi has positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain.The results of the first comprehensive analysis of ... Read more...

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Stretching before workout ‘of no use’


June 16th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 16 (ANI): The next time your gym instructor tells you to do some stretching exercises before starting the workout, pass on him this message: it's a waste of time.Going by ... Read more...

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Experts define ‘global health’


June 6th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Scholars have come up with a definition of 'global health', which is often confused with public health or international health.In a commentary, Dr. Jeffrey Koplan and colleagues from ... Read more...

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Swiss flu medicine firm sees stock rise on back of outbreak


April 27th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 27 (DPA) Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, maker of influenza medication Tamiflu, saw its stock price rise 3.8 percent in early trading Monday on the Zurich exchange on the back of ... Read more...

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