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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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West Nile virus kills four in US


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Four people have died in the US after being infected with the West Nile virus, Xinhua reported.The deaths were among 241 cases of West Nile virus ... Read more...

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Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

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Spears battling attention deficit disorder?


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears is apparently suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADAH), a kind of developmental disorder.The 30-year-old, who is currently judging auditions of ... Read more...

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Two Saudi Olympic riders banned after horses test positive


May 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will miss two top riders in the equestrian event of the London Olympics after their horses tested positive for banned substance.Khaled Abdulaziz al-Eid and ... Read more...

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Minimising fat with more exercise easy way to shed weight


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Eating less fat and doing more exercise is the simplest and the straightest way to slimming, says a new study that vindicates a common sense approach ... Read more...

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One out of 30 babies born in US is a twin


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Women conceiving at older ages, thanks to the availability of fertility treatments, has spurred the birth of twins.In 2009, one in every 30 babies born in ... Read more...

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Argentine province to produce Viagra for free distribution


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The government of the central Argentine province of Santa Fe will manufacture the drug sildenafil, better known under the brandname Viagra, and will distribute it ... Read more...

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Beware! Pain killers could spike your BP


March 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 21 (IANS) Beware of painkillers - they could be spiking your blood pressure (BP) levels even without doctors suspecting the actual cause, a study reveals.Many common over-the-counter ... Read more...

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Brazil to distribute 20 mn female condoms


March 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian health ministry announced Tuesday that it has acquired 20 million female condoms that will be distributed free to the people, mainly among ... Read more...

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Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

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Russian man goes on stabbing spree in Moscow


December 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian drug addict went on a stabbing spree in the capital of Moscow on early Friday afternoon, local media reported, killing two people.The attack began at ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients at risk for skin cancers


July 1st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Patients of heart transplants face serious skin cancer risks, a latest study reports.When people receive heart transplants, they need immune medications to keep their body from ... Read more...

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Virtual tool may help Parkinson’s victims walk


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Researchers may have hit upon a new way of helping Parkinson's victims who face difficulty in walking.They are hoping to use a simulated virtual reality environment ... Read more...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor mansion put on the market


June 9th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
June 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After weeks of speculating that they might offer their house for sale, Zsa Zsa Gabor and husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt have placed the house on the market. ... Read more...

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Kids born with HIV growing up well: Study


April 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Once facing an almost certain death, most children born with HIV are now faring well into adolescence and adulthood, says a study."About two-thirds of these kids, ... Read more...

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Survey says that many people don’t take prescriptions because of cost


March 31st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey has revealed that as much as 20 percent of patients who are given prescription do not take the drugs primarily due to the ... Read more...

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New injectable drug hailed as milestone in treating deadly skin cancer


March 26th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A breakthrough cancer drug has been given the go-ahead to treat late-stage melanoma.The injectable drug Yervoy hailed as the first to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma ... Read more...

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Polypill ‘a viable treatment option for patients at high risk of CVD’


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Window sills lined with prescription bottles - a pill for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, and an aspirin to keep blood thin and flowing - the list can ... Read more...

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Stem cell injections shrink enlarged hearts, improve function


March 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A small human trial has proved that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts could reduce both heart size and scar tissue and improve function to injured heart areas.Researchers ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor jailed for 8 years


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) An Indian-American doctor has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme that earlier resulted in a 15-year prison sentence ... Read more...

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Chilean miners contemplated cannibalism


February 11th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Since their dramatic rescue about four months ago, the 33 Chilean miners have become instant celebrities.Their stories have been sought all over the world and several entertainment ... Read more...

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Want to kick the butt? There’s no iPhone app for that


February 9th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): iPhone software applications designed to help people quit smoking fall short of the mark because they do not meet accepted standards, according to a new study.Among other things, ... Read more...

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MJ administered lethal shot himself, says doc’s lawyer


January 9th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 9 (ANI): Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray have hinted that late King of Pop Michael Jackson delivered the shot of propofol to himself, and that the physician had ... Read more...

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Cheryl Eckard appears on ‘60 Minutes’ show


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Puerto Rico, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The whistleblower who ensured that the bad manufacturing practices of GlaxoSmithKline’s Cidra plant in Puerto Rico was brought to the fore has appeared on the 60 ... Read more...

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Dummy pills work even when they are known to be fake


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Dummy pills work even when patients know they are fake, says a new study. Described as the 'placebo effect', patients have long been known to show improvements when ... Read more...

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Placebos work - even if patients know they are fake


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that patients could benefit from dummy pills even if they are told they contain no active ingredient.The findings by the researchers at ... Read more...

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Sex Important To Elderly Men Too!


December 8th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a new survey that is sure to make some people squirm with disgust, it has been revealed that 43% of elderly men (between 70 to ... Read more...

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Guard at Spanish nursing home confesses to 11 murders


December 1st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Olot (Spain), Dec 1 (IANS/EFE) A weekend security guard at a nursing home in this northeastern Spanish town, who was arrested last month for the murders of three residents, has confessed ... Read more...

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Recall Alert: Johnson & Johnson Children’s Benadryl & Motrin!


November 24th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnson and Johnson has taken yet another blow and likely lost the confidence of even more customers as another recall of over the counter medicine for children is ... Read more...

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Bilingualism can delay onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has found that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years."We are not claiming that ... Read more...

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Bilingualism can delay onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms by 5 yrs: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has found that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years."We are not claiming that ... Read more...

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Daylight Saving Time Comes To An End Today


November 7th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Daylight Saving Time is ending on Sunday November 7th in various parts of the world. This can be a tad problematic for those who live ... Read more...

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UK scientist with rare condition collapses every time she feels a strong emotion


November 4th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): For most of us, laughter is a happy part of life, but for a UK scientist, it can trigger an extraordinary reaction in which she falls into a ... Read more...

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