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Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

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‘Indians increasingly unaware of lung diseases’


June 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indians exhibit a "worrying lack of understanding" and concern about lung diseases - that kill nearly four million people globally every year, said a study ... Read more...

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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems


May 5th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness, BBC reported.Researchers, led by Ian Morgan from the Australian National ... Read more...

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Mumbai slips behind a curtain of dust


March 21st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Mumbai slipped behind a thick blanket of dust Wednesday as the city's weather suddenly changed. Weather officials said it is owing to the ongoing dust storm ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NHRC demands legislation for right of patients


January 20th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Demanding a legislation to ensure "rights of patients", the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is contemplating preparing a draft bill along with some civil society ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Goa to focus on sex ratio


December 6th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Balancing Goa's sex ratio is one of the major health related focus of the Goa government as it prepares its approach document for the 12th Five ... Read more...

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Taj city eco-activists march against polythene


November 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 20 (IANS)Environmentalits Sunday marched with banners and posters to demand a complete ban on use of polythene, which is proving a major health hazard in the Taj city.Youthful ... Read more...

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Max Bupa bids for state health insurance in three states


October 18th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Health insurance provider Max Bupa has bid for a product distribution tender under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) scheme in three states, a top company ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal smoking boosts sex hormone levels


September 1st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Postmenopausal women who smoke have higher sex hormones levels than their non-smoking peers which are potential risk factors for breast and endometrial cancer, affecting the lining ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna supporter hospitalised in Orissa


August 26th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) An anti-corruption campaigner, who has been on indefinite fast since Aug 16 here in support of Anna Hazare's hunger strike, was shifted to a hospital ... Read more...

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Anna’s supporters fasting for 10 days in Orissa


August 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) The hunger strike by 15 people in Orissa in support of social activist Anna Hazare's demand for a stronger anti-corruption bill entered the 10th day Thursday, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Energy drinks can be dangerous, says study


July 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Caffeine-rich energy drinks pose dangerous health risks and may cause seizures, strokes or even death, a study carried by the NGO Centre for Science and ... Read more...

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Mental illness most discussed online: Survey


May 31st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Mental illness is the most discussed health problem online in India surpassing other major health problems, including heart diseases, AIDS, or malaria, a new survey ... Read more...

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Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation closed again


May 6th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM) has been closed down for the second time in six months. Unlike the other closure, the officials say the ... Read more...

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Proper nutrition can help soldiers recover from traumatic brain injury


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) must receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to ... Read more...

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Techno Park IT firm to support Tanzania project


April 18th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Techno Park based Rain Concert Technologies here has signed up to be the technology solution provider and implementation partner for one of the largest ... Read more...

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J&J recalls epilepsy drug


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced that about 57,000 bottles of its epilepsy drug Topamax have been recalled following complaints of bad odor. There have been ... Read more...

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How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that a combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water.Researchers from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Link between high-fat diets, type 2 diabetes clarified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A new study has clarified the link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes.A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to type 2 diabetes, a ... Read more...

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Ulterior motive behind Lancet allegation: Expert


April 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A leading health expert Monday said international health journal Lancet may have an ulterior motive behind its accusation that the Indian government was "suppressing truth" ... Read more...

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No superbug hazard: Health ministry


April 11th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) There is no major health threat by the presence of a multi-drug resistant bacteria in Delhi's environment, the union health ministry said Monday, even as ... Read more...

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TEPCO eyes removal of 60,000 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima nuke plant


April 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 5 (ANI): Japan's Industry Minister Banri Kaieda has said that around 60,000 tons of radioactive water is believed to be flooding the basement of reactor buildings and underground trenches connected ... Read more...

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BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... Read more...

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Japan toll may cross tens of thousands, fears of nuclear disaster remain (Intro Roundup)


March 15th, 2011 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Fears of a possible nuclear disaster loomed large over Japan Monday in the aftermath of last week's magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami as the toll is ... Read more...

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Body weight influences death risk among Asians: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) People of normal weight are far less likely to die from any cause compared to individuals who were overweight or obese, says a recent study on ... Read more...

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Doctors warn of catastrophic consequences from using Dr Google


February 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 10 (ANI): Doctors have issued warnings over the usage of Dr Google to make a self-diagnosis, saying it could lead to catastrophic consequences.The warning comes as it was revealed that ... Read more...

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Eating cheese every day ‘could increase bladder cancer risk’


February 10th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): New research suggests that a daily helping of cheese could increase the risk of bladder cancer.Eating more than 53g - roughly the same size as a small chocolate ... Read more...

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Bret Michaels recovering after heart surgery


January 27th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Phoenix, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bret Michaels was released from hospital after a major heart surgery on Monday. The star had a hole-in-heart surgery at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.The USmagazine.com ... Read more...

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Lack of good night’s sleep a major health concern


January 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Almost two-thirds of people struggle to get a good night's rest, which according to a British research, constitutes a major public health concern.Some 60 percent adults admit rarely ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing chemical found in tap water of 31 US cities


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Hexavalent chromium, an industrial chemical and a major health risk highlighted in the movie "Erin Brockovich" in 2000, continues to haunt Americans. A national survey has found that ... Read more...

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Determined to formulate food security act: PM


December 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said his government was determined to formulate a national food security act to ensure that no citizen goes to bed hungry."We ... Read more...

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Chocolate could be combating heart diseases in 5 years


November 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Chocolate could be combating heart disease and conferring other major health benefits within five years. Researchers are scouring the genome of the tree theobroma cacao to find ... Read more...

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Health, education key areas of cooperation for Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday signalled collaboration with India in education and health, calling these as key areas of cooperation."Because the wealth of a nation also ... Read more...

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