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New approach for treating urinary tract infections


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have worked out an effective new approach to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) by dumping antibiotics.It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Eggs healthier, safer than 30 years ago’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Eggs today are healthier, safer and more nutritious than they were 30 years ago because the feed given to hens has changed over the years, leading ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN body sets residue limits on vet drug


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The United Nations food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine for animals, a ... Read more...

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Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Extra selenium can spur type-2 diabetes risk


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have sounded warning bells over high consumption of supplements of selenium, a mineral found in soil and foods, as it can spur increased type-2 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cancer-causing chemicals found in China milk


December 27th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A random check on 200 dairy products in 21 provinces in China revealed that at least two samples contained a cancer-causing chemical -- aflatoxin.The General Administration ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poisonous bracelets recalled in Britain


December 26th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Thousands of bracelets found to be beaded with poisonous seeds are being recalled by one of Britain's top tourist attractions and other retailers.Cornwall county's Eden Project ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

600 people affected by lead poisoning in China


June 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Over 600 people, including 103 children, in an eastern China province have been found to have "dangerously high" levels of lead in their blood, health officials ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chronic inhalation of polluted air ‘can lead to inflammation, heart risk’


April 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A study led by an Indian origin scientist, has suggested that chronic inhalation of polluted air triggers the release of white blood cells that leads to inflammation and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aleksander Andrzej saved from freezing because of the huge amount of alcohol in his blood


February 1st, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Warsaw, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Polish man was saved from freezing to death by the amount of alcohol that he had in his body. When doctors later used breathalyzer to ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Vitamin D pills advised for under-fives to avoid rickets


January 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) All children aged between six months and five years should be given vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets, especially during winter.Such children are at risk of developing the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kilogram is losing weight, say experts


January 24th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Experts want to redefine the kilogram, which came into existence two centuries ago. They fear it is not as constant as it should be.Experts are willing to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 200 children have excessive lead levels in eastern China


January 5th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Over 200 children on Wednesday were found to have dangerous high levels of lead in their blood after tests in eastern China, the state-run Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Excessive lead levels found in 200 Chinese kids


January 5th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Medical tests have shown that over 200 children in a Chinese province have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood.The Anhui Provincial Children's Hospital in east China ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study: Eco-bulbs are a health hazard for babies & pregnant women


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There seems to be a new mankind-created problem. In trying to reduce the amount of harm the mankind’s dependence on energy has created for the environment, new ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mercury makes eco-bulbs ‘a health hazard for babies and pregnant’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The European Union is phasing out the traditional 'incandescent bulbs' used for more than 120 years and is forcing people to switch to low-energy alternatives to meet its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People with severe asthma need higher dose of H1N1 vaccine: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A government-sponsored study has shown that a standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Till receipts contain high levels of ‘cancer chemical’: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found that till receipts and paper money contain high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical associated with cancer and early puberty.The chemical mimics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study on lead exposure paves way for blindness treatment


October 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered some unexpected effects of lead exposure that may one day help prevent and reverse blindness.Donald A. Fox, a professor of vision sciences in University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Formula milk has 40 times more aluminium than breast milk (Lead)


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Formula baby milk, which can have 40 times more aluminium than breast milk, may have an adverse impact on children's health, a British study has found. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Formula milk has 40 times more aluminium than breast milk


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Formula baby milk can have 40 times more aluminium than breast milk -- which may have an adverse affect on health. According to scientists, traces of the metal ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Large, underwater hydrocarbon Gulf plume’s origin mapped


August 25th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have mapped the origins of the 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume discovered in the Gulf."These results create a clearer picture of where the oil is in the Gulf," said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Aquamation’, the greenest way to dispose off mortal remains


August 20th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): For those who are keen to leave a light footprint on the Earth, here's one way to accomplish it-"aquamation", a new eco-alternative to burial and cremation.With land ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibacterial socks could raise greenhouse emissions


August 14th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Silver nanoparticles, which are used as an antibacterial agent in a wide range of products, from odour-free socks to wound-healing bandages, have more of an impact on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking in open areas ups breathing problems in non-smokers: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 4 (ANI): Smoking in alfresco areas puts non-smokers at risk of developing respiratory problems, Perth researchers have found.Curtin University Professor of Health Policy Mike Daube said that even in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pregnant women ’should routinely take vitamin D supplements’


July 4th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): Pregnant women should take vitamin D supplements on a daily basis, say researchers in the UK.According to the team at University College London Institute of Child Health, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early-life exposure to BPA may harm testis function in adulthood


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study conducted in animals has shown that exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking during breast feeding can damage baby’s health


June 14th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 14 (DPA) Mothers who smoke not only damage their children during pregnancy but can also negatively affect their development in the breast-feeding phase. Nicotine and other dangerous substances contained in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Passive smoking tied to poorer mental health


June 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to second hand smoke is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to a new research.The research, published in the Archives of General ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secondhand smoke exposure tied to psychiatric distress, illness


June 8th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to psychological distress and the risk of future psychiatric hospitalization among healthy adults, says a new study.The study will be published in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Large dose of vitamin D in pregnancy cuts premature births


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Women should take up to 10 times the current recommended dose of vitamin D during pregnancy, experts have said after it was found to cut premature birth by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Babies unwittingly absorb toxic bisphenol the most


April 6th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Many synthetic and packaging materials contain the hormonally active substance bisphenol A. Consequently, the substance can find its way into the food chain and the human organism. And ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bottle-fed infants have highest levels of Bisphenol A


March 13th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Infants fed from plastic bottles are found to have the highest estimated levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), with exposures falling with rising age, according to a study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Second-hand smoke in bars, restaurants extremely hazardous


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Concentrations of second-hand tobacco smoke, inhaled in smoking rooms of restaurants and bars, are exceptionally high and hazardous to health, says a new finding. The study by the Oklahoma ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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