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Aspirin cuts cancer risk


March 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) An aspirin a day for as little as three years can significantly reduce the risk of cancer in middle-aged people, a study has said.Aspirin not only ... Read more...

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Extra selenium can spur type-2 diabetes risk


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have sounded warning bells over high consumption of supplements of selenium, a mineral found in soil and foods, as it can spur increased type-2 ... Read more...

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A 7 kg baby is born in China!


February 19th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) A baby boy weighing 7.4 kilograms at birth has set a record for China's heaviest newborn.Chunchun was born via caesarean section that lasted about 20 minutes ... Read more...

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Beer may return to Russian stadiums: Putin


January 20th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to consider lifting the current ban on sale and advertisement of beer at football stadiums in Russia, ... Read more...

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Australians, New Zealanders world’s biggest cannabis users


January 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australians and New Zealanders are the biggest cannabis users in the world, said a report published in the medial journal The Lancet.According to the report, the ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan may suffer mental problems


December 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) At least one in five British soldiers -- or 20 percent -- serving in Afghanistan will suffer from some mental illness after leaving the battlefield, a ... Read more...

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Anxiety leads teenagers to harm themselves


November 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) In what is being termed the "most comprehensive study" into the problem, a 16-year survey has found that teenagers who suffer from depression or anxiety deliberately ... Read more...

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Regular aspirin halves cancer risk


October 30th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking aspirin regularly halves the risk of developing hereditary cancers, new research has found.These cancers develop as a result of a gene fault parent, including those ... Read more...

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12,000 dead in seven years of Iraqi bombings


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 3 (IANS/AKI) Over 12,000 civilians and some 200 coalition soldiers died in suicide bombings in Iraq between 2003 and 2010, says a new report.Medical journal The Lancet said ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Female smokers have higher risk of heart disease


August 15th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Geneva, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that female smokers have higher risk of heart disease compared to men. The study has generated another debate regarding how tobacco companies ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects about 350 mn adults globally


June 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The number of adults with diabetes reached a staggering 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980, according to a major international study.Diabetes ... Read more...

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Antibiotics can control superbug: Expert


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 4 (IANS) Disciplined use of antibiotics can control the multi-drug resistant Delhi superbug, which created widespread controversy last month, a top microbiologist said here Wednesday."A superbug in a ... Read more...

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WHO to help India probe superbug’s threat (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether a multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water, ... Read more...

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India has world’s highest number of still-births: Lancet


April 14th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A total of 22 babies were born dead out of every 1,000 births in India in 2009, the highest number of still-births in the world, ... Read more...

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Common drug can reduce death due to bleeding


March 28th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Many lives are lost due to intense bleeding after an accident and treatment given within an hour is most critical. A common drug can effectively ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy ‘doubles survival chances in men with prostate cancer’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that men with prostate cancer could halve their risk of dying if they are given hormone therapy as well as radiotherapy.The study found ... Read more...

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Japan ill equipped for post-quake health crisis


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Japan is unprepared and ill equipped to face the post earthquake-cum-tsunami health crisis, says medical journal The Lancet.According to the journal, rural parts of the earthquake-struck region are facing ... Read more...

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Clinical trial offers hope for Hepatitis C patients


March 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): A clinical trial of a new Hepatitis C therapy has shown that it could potentially reduce treatment time, with fewer side effects than existing drugs.The side effects of ... Read more...

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Being apple ‘no worse for health’ than being a pear


March 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Being an "apple" shape is no less healthy than being a "pear," says a new study that upsets the popular belief. Studies found that being an ... Read more...

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Lab-grown urinary tubes implanted successfully


March 9th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) In a global breakthrough, scientists have used patient cells to tailor urinary tubes and successfully replace a damaged tissue.The research team from the Institute for Regenerative ... Read more...

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World’s first tissue-engineered urethras ‘a success’


March 8th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 08 (ANI): Medical experts have hailed the world's first tissue-engineered urinary tubes or urethras, grown in the lab using patients' own cells, a success.US surgeons have used the lab-grown tubes ... Read more...

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Drugs, overeating, anger and sex ‘are main triggers of heart attacks’


February 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Worried about a heart attack? Well, you should read this.New research has shown that the main triggers of heart attacks are drugs, overeating, anger and sex - in ... Read more...

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Flu vaccine made by faster method is also effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research published in the online journal The Lancet claims that speeding up flu vaccine development does not make the final product less effective compared to ... Read more...

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Booze will ‘kill 250K people over the next 20 yrs’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Health experts have warned that alcohol consumption will kill up to 250,000 extra people in England and Wales over the next 20 years.Figures from the Office for National ... Read more...

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Drug company links ‘may have compromised cancer study in The Lancet’


January 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 21 (ANI): Cancer treatment research published in The Lancet may have been compromised by a drug company that funded the study, according to three Melbourne oncologists.They said that publication of ... Read more...

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High BP responds better to combo therapy


January 13th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has found that starting treatment of blood pressure with two medicines rather than the one produces better and faster results and fewer side effects.The research, ... Read more...

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‘Poor healthcare’ jeopardizing Indian economic growth


January 12th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Indian economic growth would not be able to flourish properly unless quick action is taken to improve the health of its growing population, suggests a report.The report has ... Read more...

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India needs to focus on healthcare: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Even as Indian economy is booming, the public healthcare system has gone on the backfoot and immediate attention is needed to upgrade the services, a study by ... Read more...

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Breast cancer campaign ‘diverting attention’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): The high-profile awareness campaign about breast cancer is diverting attention from other types of cancer, says a leading cancer specialist.The breast cancer lobby's 'pink steamroller' has diverted public ... Read more...

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MMR scare was ‘deliberate fraud’: British Medical Journal


January 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): The British Medical Journal has declared that an infamous article in Lancet last year that linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to a new combined disorder of ... Read more...

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Life-saving test developed for pregnant women


December 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a life-saving test that can predict which woman with high blood pressure in pregnancy will go on to have complications. Pre-eclampsia affects up to one ... Read more...

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Study: Aspirin cuts cancer risk by 20%


December 8th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has determined that the humble aspirin cuts cancer risk. The results of the study were published in the medical journal ‘The Lancet’.In this ... Read more...

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Everyone over 45 should take aspirin daily: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) People above 45 years of age should consider a daily dose of aspirin to protect themselves from heart disease and cancer, researchers say.Evidence is building that the ... Read more...

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Aspirin advised for everyone over 45 to keep heart disease, cancer at bay


November 24th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A small daily dose of aspirin for everyone aged over 45 could help keep heart disease and cancer at bay, suggest experts.The Oxford University research published in the ... Read more...

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Caring for inmates will boost public health, says experts


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Experts in Texas and England have concluded that improving the mental and physical health of inmates will improve public health.In their article, "The health of prisoners," Seena Fazel ... Read more...

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