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Parliament gives nod to strengthened copyright law (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Empowering the creative sector, parliament Tuesday enacted a law that strengthens the royalty claims of artistes, song and script writers, musicians and those in similar ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chinese are 8 years older than real age


May 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) A survey in China has found the Chinese are ageing faster. An average Chinese is 8.2 years older than his or her real age while ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Depp hit with lawsuit over concert scuffle


April 18th, 2012 - 6:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Johnny Depp is facing legal action from a disabled woman, who has alleged she was assaulted by the actor's security guards at a rock ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Murder at health camp, say blinded patients


October 17th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 17 (IANS) "It is like someone called me for sweets and then engineered a cold-blooded murder," 47-year-old Lalmati said at Chhattisgarh's largest government hospital here.She was referring to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US unveils new cigarette warning labels


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled nine graphic cigarette warning labels that highlight the dangers of smoking.The warnings are required to be ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer can save lives and cut medical costs


March 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new research has revealed that tamoxifen, taken by certain women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, saves lives and money.The study's results suggest that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking fatalities set to triple in China


January 7th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Deaths from smoking in China will triple to 3.5 million annually by 2030 and lost productivity from smoking-related health problems will hamper the country's economic growth, say experts.China's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two in three Chinese could be overweight in 20 years


January 6th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Two in three Chinese could be overweight in the next 20 years, which will significantly increase health problems in the country, a health expert warned here. China had ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Music ‘eases’ stress of assisted breathing


December 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study suggested that patients who need assistance to breathe through mechanical ventilation might benefit from listening to music.The researchers found that music listening may relax patients, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Listening to music benefits patients on mechanical ventilation


December 5th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A team of Cochrane researchers has revealed the benefits of listening to music for patients on mechanical ventilation.The team was led by Drexel University College of Nursing and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese workers cost more to the company than medical expenditure


October 9th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): A study has shown that total loss of job productivity due to absenteeism of obese people at workplace is more than their medical expenditure.A Duke University obesity researcher ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Doubts Over The Continuation Of McDonalds Health Care Plans


October 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The rumors that are doing the rounds about Mc. Donanld workers health care coverage taking a beating particularly those of the lower level ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

McDonalds Adamant On Continuing Healthcare Coverage For Base-Level Employees


October 1st, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) America's favorite restaurant chain McDonalds has vehemently denied the rumors that the healthcare coverage for the low level employees will be reduced due to the new ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Health |

Teen suffers haemorrhage after sex


September 11th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl in China who suffered a brain haemorrhage after having sex with a man has sought 1.57 million yuan ($231,000) as compensation, blaming him for not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top 5 Superfoods of the World


September 1st, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Obesity is on the rise all over the West, reaching epic proportions, and causing unhealthy children as well as adults. With food items such as the Krispy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mothers of autistic kids pay price in workplace


June 24th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver has shown that mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Middle-aged Americans most optimistic about health care bill: Poll


April 28th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28(ANI): A new poll indicates that middle-aged Americans are much more likely to approve the health care bill.According to a University of Iowa (UI) Hawkeye Poll, 53 percent of 35- ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jennifer Aniston reconciles with mother


April 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has reunited with her mother after she was hospitalised following a fall. The actress cut her mum Nancy, 73, a retired actress, out of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Arthritis hurts African Americans and Hispanics more than whites


April 16th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new report has revealed that arthritis causes more problems for African Americans and Hispanics than whites.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate Change Could Heighten The Cost Of American Allergies


April 15th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Climate change could set in motion the cost of American allergies and asthma further than the existing $32 billion yearly price tag. This information was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jennifer Aniston ‘reunites with hospitalized mum’


April 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston is reportedly trying to put aside her differences with her mother who was recently hospitalized after a fall.The actress' mother Nancy suffered a fractured hip ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US Congress hands Obama a huge win with health care reforms (Second Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama savoured a major political victory with the Congress passing a landmark bill to provide medical coverage to tens of millions of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama trains his guns on health insurance companies


March 9th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 9 (IANS) Facing a tough legislative battle to push healthcare reforms, his key domestic priority, an aggressive President Barack Obama has trained his guns on private health ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Families of Pune blast victims will receive Rs. 500,000 compensation: Chavan


February 14th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Feb 14(ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Sunday announced that the families of victims killed in Saturday's German Bakery blast in Pune will receive a compensation of Rs. 500,000.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Punjab Government kicks off animal adoption scheme


January 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Jan 13(ANI): The Punjab Government has initiated an animal adoption scheme, where they have offered a chance to adopt wild animals and birds from major zoos of the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘In Canada someone develops dementia every five minutes’


January 5th, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 5 (IANS) Dementia cases are rising alarmingly in Canada and the mental disease is set to wreak financial and social havoc on its society, warns a report Monday. Released by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian-born doctor calls for tax credit for the healthy in UK


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): Slim, healthy people and mothers who breastfeed should be given tax credits to encourage a healthier lifestyle, an Indian-born doctor based in the UK has said.And at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

John David Lewis Takes A Dig At Obama’s Health Bill


August 13th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
A Duke University teacher, John David Lewis has brought into light the shortcomings of Obama's Health Care Bill reform, also called "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009".The professor in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obesity-related medical expenditures costing U.S. about $147B annually


July 29th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): An American study suggests that medical expenditures attributable to obesity have doubled in less than a decade, and may be as high as 147 billion dollars per year. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jolie moved by strength of Iraqi refugees


July 24th, 2009 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie was really moved by the strength of thousands of displaced citizens in war-torn Iraq during her third visit to the country on behalf ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mermaid Girl: Shiloh The Enthusiast


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by GD
This picture might seem very unusual to you, but it is a real picture of an 8 year old girl, Shiloh Pepin who was born with fused legs. Miraculously, she has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Intel and GE team up on telemedicine


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (DPA) Going to the doctor could become a thing of the past for many people if the telemedicine plans by Intel and General Electric (GE) come to fruition. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ban calls for ending violence against women


March 8th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of the International Women's Day Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for ending all forms of violence against women that perpetuate poverty and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN chief calls for end to violence against women


March 6th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 6 (Xinhua) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call to bring an end to violence against women, a scourge whose impact is devastating and immeasurable, as the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Routine scans dont improve outcomes for low-back pain patients


February 7th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 7 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University are recommending doctors not to immediately order routine scans for patients with low-back pain unless a significant underlying condition is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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