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Pinki undergoes gender test, medical board seeks more time (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and currently under judicial custody for "rape", Monday underwent gender determining medical tests at the ... Read more...

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Athlete Pinki undergoes gender test again in Kolkata


June 25th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Asiad gold medallist sprinter Pinki Pramanik, accused of being a male and currently under judicial custody for "rape", Monday underwent medical tests for determining gender at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

11 dead in Vietnam from hand-foot-mouth disease


March 15th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 15 (IANS) At least 11 people have died and more than 12,400 cases of hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease have been reported in Vietnam this year, a media report said ... Read more...

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Another rape in Bengal, victim deaf and mute (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), Feb 29 (IANS) In another incident of rape in West Bengal, a physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a junior doctor in a government hospital ... Read more...

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Another rape in Bengal, victim deaf and mute


February 29th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), Feb 29 (IANS) In another incident of rape in West Bengal, a physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a junior doctor in a government hospital ... Read more...

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Tapping Gujarat hill station’s herbal wealth


August 29th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 29 (IANS) Their knowledge is ages old and they are said to possess herbal remedies for problems like diabetes, asthma, infertility and joint pain. The Gujarat government ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Using tanning beds to ’self-treat’ skin eruptions can be deadly


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

COPD could be an auto-immunity problem


November 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be an auto-immunity problem.The researchers from Spain studied the presence of auto-antibodies in ... Read more...

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Study: Low Testosterone linked to Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A team of research scientists have found that older men with lower levels of the sex hormone testosterone were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.John E. Morley, a physician and head of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

People with cancer history prone to memory impairment


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new large-scale research has proved that people who have had cancer are 40 percent more vulnerable to experience memory problems that interfere with daily functioning than those ... Read more...

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Cancer patient commits suicide in Lucknow hospital


September 8th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) A terminally-ill cancer patient allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at a government-run hospital in the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday, police said. Fifty-year-old Anjani Patel, suffering from an advanced ... Read more...

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A childhood free from tuberculosis (TB)


July 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSTuberculosis (TB) is a major killer of children in poor countries. Over 250,000 children develop TB and every one minute two children die of TB worldwide. It has ... Read more...

Posted in Feature, Health |

Iron overload may be linked to macular degeneration


June 25th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that the most common - and under-diagnosed - genetic disease in humans just may be a cause of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

8pc of videogamers may be suffering symptoms of addiction


March 1st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 1 (ANI): About 8 per cent of people who play computer games could be addicts, according to Australian scientists.The research team, led by associate professor Vladan Starcevic at the Psychological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kerala to disinfect all vehicles from Tamil Nadu


February 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) A premier public health institution here said all vehicles coming from Tamil Nadu at the border near Parasala will be disinfected to check the rising cases of chikungunya ... Read more...

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Radiation for prostate cancer does not cause continuous sexual decline


January 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that sexual function in prostate cancer patients receiving external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) decreases within the first two years after treatment but then ... Read more...

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Meningitis returns to Tripura, Meghalaya also affected


December 11th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Shillong, Dec 11 (IANS) The deadly meningococcal meningitis viral disease, which killed more than 60 people earlier this year in Tripura, has returned to the northeastern state and led to more deaths, ... Read more...

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Army’s Northern Command hospital performs marrow transplant


November 17th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) The Indian Army's Northern Command hospital at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has successfully performed bone marrow transplant in a cancer patient, becoming the first institution in the ... Read more...

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Four-year-old dies of swine flu in Chennai (Lead)


August 10th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) Four-year-old Sanjay Balakrishnan died of influenza A (H1N1) infection at a private hospital here Monday, becoming the first swine flu victim in Tamil Nadu and the sixth in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

AIDS patients’ proneness to HPV-related cancers increases as immunosuppression grows


August 1st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher in America has found that AIDS patients are more prone to human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers than others, and that this risk increases with increasing immunosuppression.Dr. ... Read more...

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Thailand announces first H1N1-related death


June 27th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 27 (DPA) Thai health authorities Saturday announced the country's first H1N1-related death - a 47-year-old Thai woman. Rewat Wisruthwes, director-general of the Health Ministry's Medicine Department, confirmed that the patient died ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tripura campaign to improve lot of girls


June 23rd, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) In a move to improve the status of the girl child, the Tripura government that recently announced a special economic package for poor families with two daughters has ... Read more...

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Pregnancy test kits at home can lead to better prenatal care


February 11th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Home pregnancy test for women having unprotected sex could substantially impact the health of newborns, according to a study.Michigan State University's (MSU) Mary Nettleman found that significantly more ... Read more...

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Obesity plays spoilsport in potency


January 9th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Obesity plays spoilsport in penile potency, thanks to low levels of hormones like testosterone. The link between obesity and erectile dysfunction (ED) dates from the Byzantine era, when ... Read more...

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Genes implicated with Kawasaki disease identified


January 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A team of international researchers has shed new light on Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory disorder that is said to have been suffered by Hollywood actor John Travolta''s ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not enough REM sleep makes kids, teens overweight


August 5th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Not getting enough sleep or spending less time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, could cause children and teens to suffer from obesity, as per a new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Compulsory medical check-up for expatriates in UAE


July 2nd, 2008 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) All expatriates coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to stay for more than six months would have to undergo medical check-up for contagious diseases such as hepatitis ... Read more...

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11 percent of south Delhi students carry weapons: study


May 29th, 2008 - 12:25 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In a shocking finding, over 11 percent of students in the upscale south Delhi carry weapons, a study by Safdarjung Hospital said Wednesday. The hospital's community medicine ... Read more...

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Defence experts researching ways to check malaria in northeast


May 6th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, May 6 (IANS) Defence experts and union health ministry officials are conducting separate studies on the spread of malaria in the northeast, officials said here Tuesday. The northeast is a known ... Read more...

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Singapore scientists find tea is good for brain


April 13th, 2008 - 9:40 am ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, April 13 (DPA) A cup of tea is good for the brain by slowing down cell degeneration and keeping the mind sharp into old age, a published report said Sunday. A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hasina agrees to forego medical treatment abroad


February 20th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in jail on corruption charges and ailing for long, has agreed to be treated in a hospital here instead of going abroad. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Thyroid treatment not a quick fix solution to dropping pounds in children


January 4th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A recent study at the University of Kentucky has revealed that children with hypothyroidism arent likely to loose weight while being treated for the condition.Hypothyroidism is commonly believed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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