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Choline protects infants from mental illness?


September 21st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Consuming choline, found in eggs and meat, during pregnancy may protect an infant from stress-related illness, including mental disturbances and hypertension, later in life, says a ... Read more...

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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Tattoos drive new source of bacterial infection?


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) If you end up with a rash on a new tattoo, don't brush it off as an allergic reaction or a normal part of the healing ... Read more...

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It’s never too late to walk for life


August 28th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) They say it is never too late. And the saying seems very much true when it comes to going for a walk, as experts have found ... Read more...

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Three held for forcing woman to foetus sex test (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Three in-laws of a pregnant woman in West Bengal were arrested for allegedly torturing her to go for a pre-natal sex determination test, even as the ... Read more...

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Three held in Bengal for forcing woman to foetus sex test


August 7th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Three in-laws of a pregnant woman in West Bengal were arrested on a police complaint that she was tortured and pressurised by them to go for ... Read more...

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13 dead due to rains in China


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Torrential rains that lashed large areas of northern and southwestern China since Friday night have killed at least 13 people, said authorities Saturday night.Beijing received 95 ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Sehgal’s health deteriorates


July 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 21 (IANS) The health of Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, deteriorated Saturday, doctors here said."We have put her on ventilator support to boost ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Sehgal critical after brain stroke


July 20th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) Lakshmi Sehgal, an associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, remained in critical condition here Friday after suffering a heart attack and brain stroke, doctors said.Doctors at ... Read more...

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Halle Berry fine after injury


July 20th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry who suffered a head injury after falling on the floor during a fight sequence for "The Hive" is fine now, says a ... Read more...

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Berry hospitalised after getting injured


July 19th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry was rushed to a hospital after she suffered an injury while shooting for the movie, "The Hive".Berry hit her head on a ... Read more...

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Muscle implants regenerate damaged tissues


July 17th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Lab-engineered muscle implants can help regenerate and repair damaged or lost muscle tissue, resulting in significant improvement in mice studies."While the body has a capacity to ... Read more...

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Children’s performance linked to sound sleep


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Parents expecting a good performance from their children at school can help their kids do so by first ensuring they get a sound sleep.A study ... Read more...

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Treating Vit D deficiency could ease depression


June 27th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Women with moderate to severe depression reported substantial improvement after undergoing treatment to overcome Vitamin D deficiency, according to a new find. "Vitamin D may have ... Read more...

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Dessert with breakfast can benefit dieters


June 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 26 (IANS) Dieters will have less hunger and craving through the day if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes a dessert. "The goal of a ... Read more...

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Therapy boosts sexual function in sleep disorder patients


June 25th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Men who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep related breathing disorder, are seeing another potential benefit from continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) -- ... Read more...

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Century-old heart test beats high-tech diagnostic tools


June 15th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Doctors still swear by the reliability of the exercise stress test, a technology first developed in 1928, which is not only the most widely used diagnostic ... Read more...

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Gibb’s dying wish to go home


June 12th, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who passed away following a long battle with liver and colon cancer, told his wife Dwina he wanted to go home ... Read more...

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Eat home-cooked food for longer life!


June 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Tucking into a home-cooked meal can make you live longer, new research says. Researchers from Monash University, the National Defence Medical Centre and the National Health ... Read more...

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‘Loving moms’ of Shanghai women help out orphans


May 26th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 26 (IANS) Ten Shanghai women have established an organisation called 'Loving Mom' that collects donations to send sick and poverty-stricken children from other provinces to the city for ... Read more...

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Nine wounded in Iraq bomb attacks


May 17th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) As many as nine people, including security personnel, were injured Wednesday in separate bomb attacks in eastern and central Iraq, said police.In Iraq's Diyala province, a ... Read more...

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Mom wants to control Rihanna’s wild life


May 15th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Singer Rihanna's mother has stepped in to stop her from partying too hard."Monica (Fenty) is moving in to keep an eye on her. Rihanna's ... Read more...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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Midlife crisis could be linked with dementia


May 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) If you are overcome by a sense of hopelessness, especially during your mid or later life, it could be a sign that your are heading for ... Read more...

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Awareness is key to prevent thalassemia


May 6th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With more than 10,000 thalassemic children being born in India every year, experts believe that the largely incurable blood disorder can be easily prevented through ... Read more...

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Fast-food ads prompt kids to pile on pounds


April 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) If youngsters hooked on fast food have greater chances of becoming overweight, then blame fast-food ads on TV which entice them in the first place. "We ... Read more...

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Violent teens may be emulating parents’ example


April 29th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.Rashmi Shetgiri, ... Read more...

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jamia to run 50-bed medical centre


April 28th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 50-bed medical centre, named after King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has been inaugurated at Jamia Millia Islamia, officials said Saturday.Named after King Abdullah bin ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district


April 26th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ... Read more...

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Indian-origin woman burns hubby in US


April 21st, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman in the US set her husband on fire and locked him in a bathroom, after promising him a hot oil massage, police said.Shriya ... Read more...

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Storms sweep US midwest


April 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Over a dozen storms have swept through the US midwestern states, causing minor damage to property, the met office said.The region was battered by 17 tornadoes ... Read more...

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Kolkata hospital fire: Director gets bail


April 12th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday granted bail to AMRI Hospital director S.K. Todi, who was booked with 15 others in connection with the fire tragedy at ... Read more...

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British couple jailed for sexually abusing patients


April 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A British quack and his wife were jailed for eight years Wednesday for sexually abusing two women he falsely diagnosed with cancer.Reginald Gill, 77, and his ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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