mortality and morbidity

Women can be prime movers of sanitation, says Patil


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stressing that women can be the prime movers of the sanitation movement across the country, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said improper sanitation facilities and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High pollution levels ups heart attack chances


September 21st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Exposure to high pollution levels is not only harmful to overall health, it also increases your chances of a heart attack. But such risk fades after ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Millions could be protected from worm-related infections


May 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have identified a mucus that protects some people from harmful parasitic worms, opening the way to new therapies for millions of people worldwide.It is a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cabinet approves Rs.417 crore for malaria control in northeast


April 28th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved an intensified malaria control project at an estimated cost of Rs.417.22 crore ($87.88 million) for seven ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cabinet approves malaria control project for north eastern states


April 28th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the proposal of the Health Ministry for Intensified Malaria Control Project-II (IMCP-II) for seven north eastern states ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gardening ‘increases vegetable consumption in older adults’


March 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Older adults who participate in gardening may be more likely to eat their veggies, according to a new research from Texas A and M University and Texas State ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol-free antibacterial mouth-rinse cuts incidence of preterm birth


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that use of non-alcohol antibacterial mouth-rinse containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) decreases the incidence of preterm birth (PTB)."Preterm birth is the major cause of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Distressed personality linked to heart problems


September 15th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A new study has found that heart patients with the "distressed" (Type D) personality profile may face a higher risk of future cardiovascular problems.The findings are based ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Laziness is ‘a disease’


August 11th, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Laziness should be classed as "disease in its own right", say experts. "Given the significant associated mortality and morbidity, we propose that perhaps physical inactivity should also be considered ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Particulate air pollution bad for heart health


May 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers say that breathing polluted air increases stress on the heart's regulation capacity, up to six hours after inhalation of combustion-related small particles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian institute’s unique cancer therapy goes to Malaysia


March 9th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) After successfully treating hundreds of cancer patients in India, a Noida-based institute has now accepted an offer from Malaysia to provide targeted "dendritic ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New stem cell therapy may help heal acute lung injury


February 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): An experimental treatment involving transplantable lung cells has shown promise in healing acute lung injury, say researchers.The lung cells were derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deaths caused by narcotic pain relievers on the rise


December 8th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 08 (ANI): The number of death resulting from narcotic pain relievers has doubled since 1991, according to a new Canadian study.Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New mobile lab allows scientists to study damaging health effects of air pollution


October 8th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A new mobile air research laboratory will help a team of researchers led by a Michigan State University professor better understand the damaging health effects of air pollution ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi to see 16 new hospitals (Lead)


June 15th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Delhi will see 16 new hospitals come up in the current financial year, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna said Monday. "We are committed to expanding the health infrastructure ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sixteen new hospitals coming up in Delhi


June 15th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The national capital will have 16 more hospitals during the current financial year to boost its health sector, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna said Monday. "We are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Watching television before bedtime can lead to sleep debt


June 8th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Television watching may be an important determinant of bedtime and may contribute to sleep debt, according to the latest research. The study included 21,475 people aged 15 or older. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Food shortage to affect nine million Afghans this winter: NYT


September 19th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.19 (ANI): At least nine million Afghans face the prospect of acute food shortage this winter due to a poor harvest this year. This looming food crisis in Afghanistan could force ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mediterranean diet ”cuts cancer and heart disease risk


September 12th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Sticking to a full Mediterranean diet offers substantial protection against heart disease, cancer, Parkinson''s and Alzheimer''s, according to a study.The study has been published online in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Development of children requires global partnership: Renuka Chowdhury


August 21st, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Pratima TiggaNew Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said here today that Indias children might soon be making a global impact if ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Drugs patents ‘killing millions of poor’


July 18th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 18 (IANS) Drugs companies should be given incentives to serve the health needs of the global poor as international rules on intellectual property are contributing to millions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

60 newborns, six mothers die in Nepal every day: survey


March 9th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kathmandu, March 9 (Xinhua) As many as 60 newborns and six mothers die every day in Nepal for lack of maternal and neonatal health services, a survey report has said. Around 2,500 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan tops S. Asian nations in consumption of cigarettes


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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Posted in World |

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