morbidity and mortality

War surgery workshop held


September 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 9 (IANS) Over 150 surgeons from across the country took part in a workshop on war surgery at the army's Northern Command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir, an ... Read more...

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Tattoos drive new source of bacterial infection?


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) If you end up with a rash on a new tattoo, don't brush it off as an allergic reaction or a normal part of the healing ... Read more...

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Gastric cancer cases rise in China


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.It is ... Read more...

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India committed to eradicate polio: Azad


September 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is committed to eradicating polio from the country and several initiatives are being taken to prevent the highly infectious disease from spreading, union Health ... Read more...

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India to scale up its immunisation programmes: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will soon begin scaling up its immunisation programmes to reach out to remote regions of the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the ... 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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Streptococci, E. coli put newborns at risk for sepsis


April 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in pre-term infants.The new nationwide, ... Read more...

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Novel approach shows great potential in reducing mortality from flu


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new approach by researchers has shown 'great potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from flu'.A research on mice has shown that the pulmonary administration of granulocyte ... Read more...

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All US workplaces could be smoke-free by 2020


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS/EFE) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that by 2020 there could be smoke-free workplaces across the US.The prediction reflects the impact of decades ... Read more...

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Simple jab could limit heart attacks and stroke damages


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): The damages from heart attacks and stroke could be radically reduced by a simple injection, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Leicester are developing a ... Read more...

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Avoiding or controlling diabetes may cut cancer risk, mortality


April 4th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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New superbug behind fatal colon infections


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, April 3 (IANS) Australia is in the grip of a new superbug that can cause potentially fatal colon infections, researchers said. The first case of an epidemic strain of ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug helps young people with congenital heart disease


March 11th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use-helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise, scientists have ... Read more...

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Kids with H. pylori infection have lower levels of iron


March 8th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A University of Texas Health Science Center study has found that children without previous iron deficiencies or anemia who remained infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had significantly ... Read more...

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Endurance exercise thwarts premature aging


February 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study by McMaster University researchers has found that endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer."We have clearly shown ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin once promoted breastfeeding like Michelle Obama


February 19th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Sarah Palin, who recently mocked Michelle Obama for her breastfeeding campaign during an appearance on Long Island, once encouraged women to do the same thing.After saying that ... Read more...

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Debate rages whether E-cigarettes are miracle cure or menace


January 26th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are being touted as the latest 'stop smoking' device, are facing a ban in New York as debate rages whether they are a miracle cure ... Read more...

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Air travelers ‘at risk from disease-causing secondhand smoke’


November 27th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): One in four of the largest U.S. airports still allows smoking indoors, potentially exposing travelers and workers to disease-causing secondhand smoke, according to a report by the Centers ... Read more...

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Heart surgery can cause strokes, seizures


November 17th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Loyola University Health System neurologists have reported that strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for "considerable morbidity and mortality."Other complications include delirium, central ... Read more...

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Fatal car crashes involving teen drivers declining: Report


October 25th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that the number of fatal car crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers has continued to drop in recent years.The annual ... Read more...

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Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby


October 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study. A flu jab protects youngsters in the ... Read more...

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Increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages cuts disease, crime, death rates


September 24th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that increasing the costs to consumers of beer, wine, and hard liquor significantly reduces the rates of a wide range of alcohol-related deaths, ... Read more...

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Fuzzy thinking could detect heart disease risk


September 16th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists have reported a new approach to evaluate a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, or heart failure.The technique uses fuzzy logic to teach a ... Read more...

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Malnutrition not major cause of infant deaths: Minister


July 30th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Malnutrition is not a major cause of death among infants as a report shows that only two percent kids die of it in India, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Overweight, obese mums ‘at higher risk of premature births’


July 21st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Being overweight and obese could up your risk of giving birth to a premature baby, says a new study.The babies could also suffer from numerous health problems due ... Read more...

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Mouse stem cell study sheds new light into body fat distribution in humans


July 12th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A new mouse stem cell study is offering an insight into body fat distribution in humans.Researchers found that adding fat to mouse stem cells grown in the ... Read more...

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Woman gets smallpox after sex with soldier beau


July 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Cape town, July 5 (ANI): Making out with soldier beau left a young woman in Washington suffering from smallpox, revealed US health officials.After having sex with a soldier who was recently vaccinated ... Read more...

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Two-fold increased risk of heart attack in rheumatoid arthritis patients


June 19th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients face a two-fold increased risk of suffering a Myocardial Infarction (MI, heart attack) versus the general population, which ... Read more...

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Specific blood-derived cells promote survival in heart attack mouse model


June 17th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a study with mouse models, scientists found that implanting monocytes - a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system - helped preserve ... Read more...

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Relief from operation for some Aortic injuries patients


June 14th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14(ANI): Getting operated is a thing of the past for some patients of blunt aortic injury (BAI)-a new study shows that BIA can be safely managed non-operatively with beta-blockade to ... Read more...

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Over 1,500 swine flu deaths in India, says Azad


May 4th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) As many as 1,501 people have died in India due to swine flu, but the influenza A (H1N1) has now shown signs of abating, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation helps in depression


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique may be an effective way to ease the symptoms of depression, according to two new studies. The studies, conducted at Charles Drew University in ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation may help fight depression


April 8th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Transcendental Meditation, a stress-busting technique, may help reduce symptoms of depression, according to two new studies.The studies will be presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society ... Read more...

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Spaceflight to probe how cells become diseased


April 5th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) A spaceflight will probe how cells remain healthy or succumb to disease, particularly in the face of stress or damage, in the first ever experiment of its kind. On ... Read more...

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India has a fifth of world TB cases, says WHO


March 24th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Tuberculosis is a disease of the poor as it is widely found in developing countries like India, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, revealing that India ... Read more...

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