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Isabella, Jayden most popular baby names in New York


August 30th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Isabella and Jayden have become the most popular baby names in New York City for the third year in a row, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced.Among ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls contributory pension for new government employees


July 16th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala is mulling introducing a contributory pension scheme for new government employees to ease the mounting financial burden on the exchequer.Finance ... Read more...

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The less you sit the longer you live


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, says an analytical study.Similarly, cutting down ... Read more...

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WHO lauds China’s smoking curbs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking."This year marks a milestone in ... Read more...

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36 nurses get Florence Nightingale Award


May 12th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Thirty-six nurses from across India were Saturday honoured by President Pratibha Patil with the National Florence Nightingale Awards. This included Aruna Kumari, a midwife ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

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Wind turbine produces water out of thin air


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Imagine wind turbines that conjure drinking water out of thin air and how they could help developing countries overcome their water scarcity. French engineering firm Eole ... Read more...

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Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure ... Read more...

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Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

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Walkathon marks World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A group of 500 people, including the elderly, participated in a walkathon in the capital to spread awareness about healthy and active ageing on the ... Read more...

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Kerala won’t raise retirement age: Chandy


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said the government had no plans to raise the retirement age of government employees.He said in the previous Left Democratic ... Read more...

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Retirement age of Kerala government employees raised


March 19th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Finally, after successive governments in the state refused to raise the retirement age of state government employees, Finance Minister K.M. Mani Monday increased it from 55 ... Read more...

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British woman allergic to water


March 13th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) A 27-year-old British woman suffers from an extremely rare condition where she is allergic to water and even her tears and perspiration.Katie Dell - a resident ... Read more...

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Smoking, hypertension the biggest killers in Japan


January 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Even though the Japanese have the world's highest life expectancy, smoking and high blood pressure (BP) still remain the biggest health hazards, reveals a study.An analytical ... Read more...

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Births continue to decline in Spain


January 19th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year ... Read more...

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Controlling BP crucial for diabetics


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have some time to effect lifestyle changes to control their high blood pressure (BP).If they make such changes ... Read more...

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New Yorkers’ life expectancy at all-time high


December 28th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that babies born in the city in 2009 have the record high life expectancy of 80.6 years, ... Read more...

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Shortage of health staff in rural areas: Sonia Gandhi


December 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) While medical services in the country have improved, there is still an acute shortage of health professionals in rural areas, Congress president Sonia GAndhi said ... Read more...

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Cuba boasts of lowest infant mortality rate


December 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 5 (IANS) The development achieved by Cuba's health sector has made it possible for the country to have one of the lowest infant mortality rates -- 4.5 per ... Read more...

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Cuban cancer vaccine to be tested in Britain


November 28th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A therapeutic vaccine for advanced lung cancer, which was created by scientists at Cuba's Centre for Molecular Immunology, will be tested in Britain.The medication, which was ... Read more...

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NDA states benefiting from UPA programmes: Oomen Chandy


November 24th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) While admitting that some National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-ruled states were registering high growth, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy says it is easier for them ... Read more...

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Fish a day keeps diabetes away


November 13th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) The dietary habits of the Spanish population suggest that eating fish is a good way of keeping diabetes at bay.University of Valencia's Mercedes Sotos Prieto, who ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez calls doctor ‘a liar’ after saying he has 2 years left to live


October 28th, 2011 - 3:44 am ICT by BNO News
CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has described a doctor who claimed to be part of his former medical team as 'a big liar'. The doctor previously said Chavez ... Read more...

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Scientists exploring obesity’s root causes


September 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) With obesity decreasing life expectancy by nearly 10 years and contributing to increasing risks of developing type 2 diabetes and hypertension, scientists in Britain are trying ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘wonder drug’ launched in Britain


September 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A pill that can help prostate cancer patients live about five months longer was launched in Britain Wednesday.The drug, Zytiga, developed by British scientists, can increase ... Read more...

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Indian doctors among the best in world: Ansari


August 19th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian doctors, especially those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), are among the best in the world as far as delivery of ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Fact sheet on Norway


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Norway, which has played a key role in peacemaking efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the past, fell victim to its worst terrorist attack ... Read more...

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Better body image helps weight loss


July 18th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Improving body image helps in weight loss programs based on diet and exercise.Obesity is known to increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can ... Read more...

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Exercise helps brain cancer patients live longer: Study


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) Brain cancer patients who are able to exercise live significantly longer than patients who are not able to do so, says a new study.The study ... Read more...

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People over 75 don’t feel lonely: Study


May 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) As people grow older, they become less lonely and more happy with their local society. A whopping majority of 75-year-olds in Britain say they have never ... Read more...

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India ranked third worst on mother care: Report


May 7th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India is the third worst place to be in for mothers among "77 less developed countries", said a report released by an NGO Saturday.India climbed ... Read more...

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Poor sleep linked to worse health outcomes in diabetics


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease.The result suggests that poor sleep may contribute ... Read more...

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Falling church attendance? Blame it on higher life expectancy!


April 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that churches will continue to attract older congregations because increasing life expectancy tend to discourage religious participation until later in life.The study, by Elissaios Papyrakis ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... Read more...

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