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Parental divorce stokes stroke risk three-fold in males: Study


September 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Parental divorce triggers stroke risk by three times in males, especially if the event takes place before they turn 18, as compared to peers from intact ... Read more...

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Haryana bans gutka, pan masala from Aug 15


July 20th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday announced a ban from Aug 15 on the manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of gutka, pan masala, zarda and other chewable products ... Read more...

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‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

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15 million babies born prematurely every year


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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Pair of liver molecules could control diabetes


April 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes. Controlling the ... Read more...

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Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke


March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... Read more...

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MRI scan ‘better’ than invasive tests for heart patients


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A five-year study by the University of Leeds involving 752 patients has shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a more reliable way of ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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US praises UAE’s breast cancer awareness efforts


October 28th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 27 (IANS/WAM) US Ambassador to the UAE has appreciated the Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) programme as a significant part of the UAE's efforts to boost protection and ... Read more...

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287,000 commit suicide in China each year


September 8th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) Around 287,000 people commit suicide each year in China, official statistics show.The suicides comprise 3.6 percent of the country's annual deaths, according to the statistics from ... Read more...

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China’s new guidelines for helping old people


September 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) China has issued new guidelines for helping elderly people who fall down, saying the action to be taken is different in differing circumstances. The guidelines issued ... Read more...

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Cuba launches world’s first lung cancer retardant


September 7th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) Cuba has launched the world's first therapeutic drug against lung cancer.The drug CimaVax-EGF comes following a 25-year research into tobacco smoking related diseases by ... Read more...

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UN meet delegates says funds for HIV/AIDS control inadequate


June 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Participants at UN General Assembly meeting for HIV/AIDS expressed concern that funding devoted to AIDS responses was still not commensurate with the magnitude of the ... Read more...

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Young women most vulnerable to HIV: UNAIDS


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) At least 26 percent of all new HIV infections in the world are among young women in the age group of 15-24 years, a UNAIDS ... Read more...

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Low birth weight children ‘programmed to eat more’


March 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that low birth weight children are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less neurons in the region of the brain that controls ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga talks about safe sex and her egg ‘Rebirth’


February 18th, 2011 - 1:52 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lady Gaga is on a mission to promote safe sex amongst the youth.The award-winning singer wants to promote awareness about the risks and the spread of ... Read more...

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February is the American heart month


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) February has been set aside as American Heart Month by the country’s health authorities to create more awareness on heart diseases.Activities such as blood donation and ... Read more...

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American Heart Association: Heart disease costs to triple


January 25th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Experts have estimated that the cost of treating heart attack in the United States is expected to triple by 2030.The American Heart Association that came up ... Read more...

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Margarines, spreads not effective in reducing cholesterol: Oz study


January 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19 (ANI): A study has found that margarines and spreads that advertise an ability to reduce cholesterol levels in consumers are not as effective as they claim to be.They ... Read more...

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Annie Lennox to join Scottish delegation in Malawi Aids crusade


January 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Singer Annie Lennox will be joining a Scottish delegation to help African country Malawi in its struggle against HIV and Aids.Lennox, 56, will travel to the poverty-stricken nation ... Read more...

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Exercise and vitamin D help reduce the risk of falls in seniors


December 26th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Exercise and Vitamin D supplements are the best ways to reduce the risk of falling in people aged 65 and over, a systematic review of over 50 clinical ... Read more...

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Girls from deprived areas more likely to be assaulted


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Teenage girls living in the most deprived areas are five times more likely to be assaulted than their affluent male and female peers, a British study has found. ... Read more...

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Today is ‘World toilet day’


November 19th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It might sound weird but hey, “Happy Toilet Day!” That is because today has been set aside as the Toilet Day and as such it needs ... Read more...

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One in six people at risk of stroke, say experts


October 29th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) One in six people around the world suffer from stroke, making it the second leading cause of death worldwide, doctors said Friday on World Stroke Day."The main ... Read more...

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‘Walking’ properties of bacteria discovered


October 8th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that bacteria are capable of 'standing up' and moving while vertical.In 2008, UCLA researcher Gerard Wong suggested that an undergraduate bioengineering senior design group ... Read more...

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Garlic oil ‘may prevent heart disease in diabetics’


September 30th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that garlic has enormous potential to prevent cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with ... Read more...

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Strokes to be second major cause of death: Experts


September 15th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Strokes are well on their way to becoming the second leading cause of death in India, say experts. "The young as well as the ageing population are vulnerable ... Read more...

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International trauma care conference in Delhi


September 4th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Medical experts from across the world will discuss ways to deal with trauma cases which is the leading cause of death in road accidents at a two-day ... Read more...

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Heart disease, gunplay make NYC men die 6yrs younger than women: Study


August 26th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 26 (ANI): Heart disease and homicide together make men in New York City die six years younger than women, at 76 instead of 82, revealed a new Health Department ... Read more...

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Ashley Judd credits therapy for saving her life


August 10th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Ashley Judd admitted that she would be in a dark place had she not received therapy for her growing depression back in 2006.The star had checked into the ... Read more...

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Malaria-proof mosquitoes developed by American scientists


July 19th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American scientists have created a breakthrough in their fight against malaria when they created genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot transmit the malaria parasite to humans.Entomologists ... Read more...

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Obesity replaces smoking as leading heath risk in Queensland


July 19th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of death and disability in Australia's Queensland state, according to a top doctor.Chief health officer Jeannette Young said the number ... Read more...

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2.8 million people with HIV treated by mid-year: Report


June 9th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Around 2.8 million people with HIV across the globe have received life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by mid-year, a 22 percent increase from the like period last year, ... Read more...

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Andhra, Gujarat get $5 mn for anti-tobacco campaign


May 29th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $5 million for strengthening the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, a statement said Saturday. ... Read more...

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We Need A Lifetime Of No Tobacco, And Not Merely A Day


May 28th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS The World No Tobacco day is once again upon us to remind us politely that health is a concern of everyone. From personal physical fitness to the threats ... Read more...

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