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New device removes clots from brain


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.In a recent clinical trial, the ... Read more...

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China launches cancer screening programme


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto ... Read more...

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45,000 Amarnath pilgrims treated at medical camps


July 30th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 30 (IANS) About 45,000 pilgrims were treated at the medical camps set up along the Amarnath pilgrimage trek route this year, according to an official."These medical aid camps ... Read more...

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‘Pregnant women more vulnerable to Hepatitis E-induced liver failure’ (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In one of the widest single-centre studies conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, it was found that water-borne Hepatitis E ... Read more...

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Chicken vaccines mutate into new virus


July 16th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Two different vaccine viruses, used simultaneously to control an acute respiratory disease occurring in chickens, have combined to produce new infectious viruses, says new research.The vaccines ... Read more...

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Global warming may cause Emperor penguins to vanish


June 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Scientists have warned that Emperor penguins, Antarctica's largest and most iconic flightless birds, may vanish if global temperatures and sea ice melting continues unabated. "Over ... Read more...

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Mumbai heart hospital ranked safest in world


June 8th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Mumbai's renowned Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been ranked by an international organisation the "safest cardiac hospital in the world" with the lowest mortality rate, ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Kashmiri kids’ deaths


May 16th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Admitting that 35 children died in the last fortnight at a premier hospital here, the Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday said an inquiry had been ordered.Following ... Read more...

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Health of urban poor worse than rural poor: Parliamentary panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Health indicators of the urban poor are worse than their rural counterparts, a parliamentary panel has said slamming the government for its failure to launch ... Read more...

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China’s gender imbalance still grave


March 29th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China's gender ratio stood at 117.78 boys for every 100 baby girls in 2011, a decline from 119.45 in 2009 and 117.94 two years ago.This has ... Read more...

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Cervical cancer leading cancer-killer among Indian women


March 28th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India with mortality being three times higher in rural areas than in urban ... Read more...

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Half of Indian kids under five underweight: NGO


February 15th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 48 percent of children under five years of age in India are underweight, ranging from 20 percent of the child population (under-five years) in Sikkim ... Read more...

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‘India’s AIDS control mission a successful model’


February 6th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) In existence for nearly two decades, India's HIV-AIDS control mission has been the most successful global model to deal with the disease, the head of ... Read more...

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Stent like device effective for removing blood clots


February 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An experimental stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment, a study reveals.Named SOLITAIRE, it has a self-expanding, stent-like design ... Read more...

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Statins could cut mortality rate for flu patients


December 18th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Cholesterol-busting drugs or statins offer a ray of hope for people infected with severe flu by keeping mortality at bay, a study reveals. "We may be ... Read more...

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AIDS on the downswing in Brazil, but 630,000 still sick


November 29th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) The mortality rate from AIDS in Brazil fell from 7.6 per 100,000 suffering from the disease to 6.3 between 1998 and 2010, but there are still ... Read more...

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Mini strokes elevate death risk


November 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) People who suffer stroke-like attacks have a mortality rate 20 percent higher than the general population.In one of the largest studies of its kind, over 20,000 ... Read more...

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Get married, drink wine to live longer


October 21st, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) If you want to live longer, keep your stress to a minimum, get married and have a glass of wine every night, new research says.Researchers found ... Read more...

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Legal bind between cow, calf


September 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A legal issue became an obstacle between a cow and its calf when a Delhi Court Monday refused to pass an order on a ... Read more...

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Delhi government health scheme left 775 kids dead


June 20th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As many as 775 children and eight pregnant women, enrolled in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of the Delhi government under which nutritious ... Read more...

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Now, free condoms, contraceptives at your doorstep!


June 18th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The government will shortly launch a scheme to make male and female contraceptives available at people's doorsteps in a major bid to boost population control efforts, ... Read more...

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Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

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Air ambulance crash is the first, say experts (Lead)


May 26th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The single-engine plane that was carrying a critically-ill patient from Patna to New Delhi and crashed in a residential colony in Faridabad, killing 10 people, ... Read more...

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Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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What did Mayawati do for Dalits, asks BJP


April 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati must first list the steps she has taken for the betterment of Dalits before demanding the inclusion of a Dalit ... Read more...

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Jagjit Singh raises elephant deaths with Mamata


April 20th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh Wednesday appealed to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to look seriously into the killings of elephants by speeding trains."When I learnt from ... Read more...

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Report says that lung cancer deaths amongst US women decrease


April 1st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new cancer report has shown that for the first time in 40 years, the cases of lung cancer in women fell in the United States. ... Read more...

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Chinese women developing breast cancer at younger ages


March 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): A new epidemiology study has revealed that while the prevalence of breast cancer among women in Asia is lower than it is worldwide, those who are hit ... Read more...

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Deadly Chinese outbreaks linked to new virus


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have linked the outbreak of a mysterious and deadly disease in central China, five years ago, with a previously unknown virus.At that time, a large ... Read more...

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Kirti Azad launches traffic awareness campaign in New Delhi


March 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Spreading awareness on the nuances of safe driving, former cricketer and Lok Sabha MP Kirti Azad urged commuters to follow traffic rules at a special campaign initiated ... Read more...

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Screening can save Indian women from killer cancer


March 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) With over 366 million Indian women over 15 at risk for developing cervical cancer, an Indian American specialist says regular pre-cancer screening can prevent this killer ... Read more...

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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...

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Traces of lithium prolong human life: Study


February 20th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The presence of low levels of lithium in the human body prolongs life, says a new study. Lithium is one of the many nutritional trace elements and is ... Read more...

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How lithium in ordinary tap water increases lifespan in humans


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that lithium, which is found in vegetables and drinking water, can increase life expectancy in humans.Professor Dr. Michael Ristow's team along with Japanese ... Read more...

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‘Right to education helping kids’ health too’


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Right to Education (RTE) Act, besides giving children between six and 14 years access to free and compulsory education, also helps their health as voluntary groups ... Read more...

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