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Britain’s Bourn Hall opens second IVF clinic in India


September 7th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 7 (IANS) Britain-based Bourn Hall Clinic, responsible for the world's first test-tube baby in 1978, Friday opened its second hi-tech infertility treatment facility in India and announced that ... Read more...

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Heartburn pills could increase cancer risk: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A class of drugs that bring instant relief from heartburn could actually increase your chances of getting cancer, according to a study.It suggests that if you ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Former Liverpool defender Aurelio out with injury


July 1st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (IANS) Former Liverpool and Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio will miss the remainder of the Brazilian Serie A season after suffering a serious knee injury.The 32-year-old ... Read more...

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Bengal students develop oxygen saving device


June 26th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Three students of a Howrah engineering college claim to have designed a device which reduces wastage of oxygen during ventilation and acts as a non-invasive ventilator.The ... Read more...

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Embryo stem cell therapy brings hope to those with incurable diseases


June 10th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Simran Kaur, 42, was suffering from cerebellar ataxias, a rare genetic disorder, which left her wheelchair bound, incontinent, with slurred speech and no chances of ... Read more...

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40 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the office of This Day daily, a ... Read more...

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37 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when a powerful explosion hit the office of Thisday daily, a leading Nigerian national newspaper, ... Read more...

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Regular checkup must to detect glaucoma


March 14th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Regular eye checkups after 40 years are the only defence against glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness, say experts.Glaucoma is responsible for up ... Read more...

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‘Zero-exercise during pregnancy sows the seeds of backache’


March 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a study delving into the causes of backache among women, the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) Wednesday said postural changes during the pregnancy months ... Read more...

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Child abuse hospitalised 4,500 US kids in one year


February 7th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) In one year alone, over 4,500 children in the US were hospitalised due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries, a new ... Read more...

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Two more directors of AMRI Hospital arrested


January 27th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Two more directors of AMRI Hospital, who are also renowned doctors, were Friday arrested in connection with the fire that killed 94 patients and staffers last ... Read more...

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New surgical procedure lowers blood pressure


January 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) A minimally invasive surgical procedure called renal denervation can significantly lower blood pressure (BP) in patients who are unable to control it with drugs. The nearly ... Read more...

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Twilight birthing scene triggers seizures


November 25th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports of seizures have been reported in various places after watching the birthing scene of the Twilight movie “Breaking Dawn: Part One.” The movie was released ... Read more...

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Accidental drug poisoning of children shoots up


September 16th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The number of infants hospitalised after accidentally swallowing a toxic drug dose has shot up dramatically in recent years in the US.This has prompted the Centres ... Read more...

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Gurgaon hospital wins WHO hygiene award


July 16th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 16 (IANS) Artemis Health Institute here won the World Health Organisation's (WHO) award for hand hygiene here Saturday.The hospital was chosen for having best hand hygiene practices from ... Read more...

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Hospital pays tribute to staff killed in air crash


May 27th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Paying tribute to the two doctors and a male nurse killed in the air ambulance crash in Faridabad late Wednesday night, Apollo hospital authorities here ... Read more...

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Caesarean babies at greater risk of becoming fat


May 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Babies born by Caesarean section may be at greater risk of becoming obese later in life than those delivered naturally, according to experts.A report in the ... Read more...

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MIM leader Akbar Owaisi stable


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 2 (IANS) The condition of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi is stable, doctors said Monday, two days after he was stabbed and shot at by rivals.According to ... Read more...

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Soya- egg yolk mix helps UK mum give birth after 3 miscarriages, failed IVF


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 02 (ANI): A UK couple, who struggled to have a baby after three miscarriages and failed IVF treatments, are now proud parents of twins -- thanks to a mix of ... Read more...

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17 killed in Nigeria poll violence


April 20th, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 20 (IANS) At least 17 people have been killed in different parts of northwest Nigeria after the presidential election, medical officers said."We have at least five verified deaths ... Read more...

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Poonam Alaigh quits as New Jersey health chief


March 30th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) New Jersey's Indian American Commissioner of Health and Senior Services has resigned from the cabinet level post after 14 months in office, citing personal reasons.Alaigh ... Read more...

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US robot pharmacies deliver prescription drugs fast


March 13th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS/EFE) In their effort to provide faster service to patients, a chain of low-cost clinics on the west coast of the US has installed robot pharmacies ... Read more...

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2m men in Britain ’suffering from low libido’


March 11th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): A new research has found that around two million men in Britain are suffering from low testosterone levels.The condition is associated with a range of symptoms, including reduced ... Read more...

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Deadly bug can fight cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Scientists are enlisting salmonella, a deadly bug that turns thousands of people sick every year, to do the unthinkable -- fight cancer!University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer ... Read more...

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Salmonella could be used to fight cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists are using salmonella - the bacteria commonly transmitted through food that sickens people - to fight cancers of the gut.They believe salmonella may be a valuable tool ... Read more...

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Unhealthy lifestyle ‘cutting 12 yrs off average Brit’s life’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has found that Britons are cutting 12 years off their lives due to unhealthy lifestyles.UK healthcare firm Bupa said that middle-aged women are among the ... Read more...

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Growing number of single professional women having babies alone: Expert


February 27th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Feb 27 (ANI): An expert has revealed that an increasing number of professional women in their 30s are opting to start a family on their own.'The numbers are creeping up. Compared ... Read more...

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Oz women warned not to put motherhood on ice


February 27th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 27 (ANI): An increasing number of women are choosing to freeze their eggs for social reasons in the hope they will be able to have a child when they are ... Read more...

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Spanish gay couple’s child dream comes true in India


February 16th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A Spanish gay couple who wanted to have a child saw their dream come true in India where, through artificial fertilisation, a surrogate mother delivered their twin ... Read more...

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Mexican drug cartel queen has Botox in prison


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Bars and barbed wire haven't been able to prevent a Mexican drug cartel queen from getting Botox, a substance that is injected into the face to make the ... Read more...

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to be released from hospital on Friday


January 20th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors at the University Medical Center where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering have indicated that the congresswoman could be out of the facility by Friday.The doctors ... Read more...

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New fertility treatment gives fresh hope to IVF women


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): IVF failures may soon become a thing of the past, as a new fertility treatment can increase success rates fivefold, say new studiesA study conducted by Care Fertility, ... Read more...

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Bomb blasts, church attacks kill 29 in Nigeria (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Abuja/Lagos, Dec 25 (IANS) Twenty-nine people were killed in a series of bomb blasts and attacks on churches in Nigeria on Christmas eve, officials said Saturday.According to Xinhua, at least 23 people ... Read more...

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23 killed in Nigeria blasts (Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 25 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's restive Jos city on the Christmas eve, a local hospital official said Saturday.Another ... Read more...

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