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Kerala kids to get new pentavalent vaccine shots


December 6th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) As part of the Universal Immunisation Programme of the Indian government, Kerala will Dec 14 introduce the pentavalent vaccine which provides protection to a child from ... Read more...

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Video games to spread awareness on deadly diseases


November 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Video games and personalized advice through phone calls and messages are some of the unique measures proposed to spread awareness on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, the ... Read more...

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Delhi poor to get funds for treatment


September 6th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday said it will set up a fund to provide financial assistance to economically weak suffering from life threatening diseases.The decision was ... Read more...

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The sound of music - a healing therapy


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Awkward and shifty-eyed, Raghav Salooja reluctantly enters the room that has a generous display of percussion instruments, dodges his doctor's gaze, half sits on a ... Read more...

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Mandira Bedi to endorse stem cell bank


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Anchor-actress Mandira Bedi, who is expecting her first child, was Thursday appointed the official brand-ambassador of Cryo-Save, a stem cell bank. In her new role, ... Read more...

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Geneticists seek ban on mail-order DNA testing kits


May 31st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Geneticists are pressing for a ban on mail-order DNA kits that claim to forecast your chances of developing chronic or life-threatening diseases. The first independent research ... Read more...

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West Bengal Left promises health insurance for poor (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16, (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Wednesday promised a health insurance policy to every poor family, electricity to every home, and rice at Rs.2 a kg ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Humans stink worse than other animals


February 24th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): While we tend to think of other animals as smelling more unpleasantly than we do, a new study suggests that the truth may actually be the opposite.Strong body ... Read more...

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Longevity test may be flawed, study shows


November 21st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) A scientific test used to check whether someone will reach the age of 100 or not may be flawed, researchers say. Earlier, scientists had claimed that by ... Read more...

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Salman pledges bone marrow to help patients


November 12th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan's philanthropic side is well known and now the actor has gone ahead and pledged his bone marrow to help people suffering from life-threatening ... Read more...

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HIV-positive porn actor did not infect others, says clinic


November 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Nov 06 (ANI): A porn actor, who tested HIV-positive, has not infected other adult performers reveal officials at a clinic where the test had been conducted.Sherman Oaks facility officials have ... Read more...

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Alarmed by deaths, Mayawati warns officials


October 25th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) Alarmed by the deaths caused by an "unknown killer virus" in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday warned all civic officials to work properly or face action.Over 55 ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully ‘clone’ human virus


September 14th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Welsh scientists say their successful cloning of a human virus could lead to new treatments for life-threatening diseases.Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major infectious cause of congenital malformations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secret of living till 100 lies in genes


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Scientists have discovered new genes that can indicate with incredible accuracy who is most likely to live beyond the age of 100. The team from Boston University, US, identified ... Read more...

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World Environment Day (WED 2010): Smoke-free environment is a right


June 5th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
(CNS) -- Second-hand tobacco smoke is dangerous to health. It causes cancer, heart disease and many other serious life-threatening diseases in adults. "Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How Safe Are Our Hospitals? The Stark Reality


April 30th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS(CNS) Infection and communicable diseases form a large part of the health care burden in India, despite the ongoing progress made to combat and control life threatening ... Read more...

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Simple, 30-min DNA test for life threatening diseases developed


February 16th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Scottish scientists have devised a novel 30 minute DNA test to diagnose the development of certain inherited diseases in a person.The new technique developed at Edinburgh University will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

alli may help reduce dangerous fat


January 28th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Taking alli (orlistat 60 mg) with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet can lead to a significant reduction not only in weight but also in dangerous visceral fat.alli is ... Read more...

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Why mosquitoes like to feast on human blood


October 27th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered why mosquitoes like to feast on the blood of humans.They have identified a dominant odour naturally produced in humans ... Read more...

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Social factors inhibit immunisation in India: Report


October 21st, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Even as a record 106 million infants were vaccinated last year against life-threatening diseases, nearly 24 million babies went without full protection with social factors inhibiting ... Read more...

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Heather Mills thinks lying journos will pay with bad karma


July 21st, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Heather Mills believes journalists who have penned untrue stories about her will someday pay with bad karma.Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife said people who have raised a finger ... Read more...

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Jim Morris Sings For “Make A Wish” Foundation Fund Raising Event


July 12th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by GD
Singer Jim Morris performed the soulful version of the song "Can't You See", that had originally been sung by Marshall Tucker Band. While sporting dark sunglasses, accompanied by two back up dancers, ... Read more...

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Porn law revives debate over legality of US porn industry


June 16th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 16 (Xinhua) The call for the "Condoms in Porn" legislation in California has revived the debate on whether the porn industry in the US is legal and whether the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

African missions in India come together to help disadvantaged


June 15th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, June 15 (ANI): The African Diplomatic community here came together on Monday to help Indian charity organisations run community facilities for the physically challenged and underprivileged children ... Read more...

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Biocon unveils India’s first 24-hour diabetes drug


May 29th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) Biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd Friday unveiled a new drug to help diabetics control their blood sugar levels. The product, Basalog, is the first diabetic drug whose effect lasts a ... Read more...

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Modest exercise can undo negative effects of belly fat


April 24th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Moderate exercise can reduce the negative effects of belly fat, which is linked to metabolic syndrome, says a new study. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Immune cell could improve treatment of viral skin infection


April 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) The local action of immune cells in the skin could improve treatment of viral infections, according to a recent discovery. A new study identifies previously unrecognised first-line defence ... Read more...

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World’s first ‘designer baby’ next year


March 3rd, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) A fertility clinic here has fulfilled Adolf Hitler's dream of creating a "dream race.'' The Los Angeles Fertility Institutes, run by Dr Jeff Steinberg who played a key ... Read more...

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Antibiotic arsenal running out of options in fight against ‘’super bugs”


January 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): People are dying from "super bugs" because our antibiotic arsenal is running out of options to fight ever-changing bacteria, warn researchers.The research team led by Barbara E. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blame the blues for your belly love handles


December 2nd, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Older adults who have symptoms of depression have a higher tendency to gain abdominal fat, but not overall fat, over a five-year period, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Paul Newman leaves behind extraordinary legacy


September 30th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Legendary actor and humanitarian Paul Newman, who passed away at 83 after longed cancer battle, has left behind an extraordinary legacy.The generous philanthropist, who died at his ... Read more...

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Paul Newman ”Was My Hero”, says Julia Roberts


September 29th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): Pretty Woman Julia Roberts has revealed that the Hollywood legend Paul Newman, who recently passed away at 83, was her mentor.The Oscar-winning actress, who had recently attended ... Read more...

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Paul Newmans daughter says he should be remembered for charity work not films


September 29th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Paul Newmans daughter, Melissa, insists that her father should be remembered for his humanitarian contributions rather than his legendary acting career.Lissy says that her nine times Oscar-nominated ... Read more...

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Stressed-out mums-to-be put unborn babies at risk of life-threatening diseases


March 30th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that women who suffer from stress during pregnancy are more likely to pass on life-threatening diseases to the unborn child and ... Read more...

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120,000 people drinking poisoned water: minister


March 28th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by admin
Patna, March 28 (IANS) High level of arsenic in groundwater has affected 120,000 people in 12 Bihar districts, including capital Patna, says the state's Public Health and Engineering Department Minister Prem Kumar. ... Read more...

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