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Provide more medical aid to Amarnath pilgrims, centre told


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed shock over the death of ten people in past three days during their pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Health |

UN chief lauds Bangladesh for healthcare facilities


November 15th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday visited Bangladesh's northeastern district of Moulvibazar and visited a community clinic to look at the healthcare provided to mothers and babies."Having ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thousands die due to poor British healthcare system


October 13th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Thousands of individuals in Britain are dying every year from treatable conditions at the hands of the National Health Service (NHS) because of Whitehall bureaucracy, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Menopause not linked to heart attack


September 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Ageing alone explains increasing number of deaths among women, which has nothing to do with the hormonal impact of menopause, researchers say. The findings by Johns ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Less puffing helps prolong life


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Less puffing cuts downs mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months.Simon Capewell, psychologist at University of Liverpool, said: "Our research found that smoking ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Health |

New ICU drug could cut lung injuries


June 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Fatal lung injuries caused by ventilators in intensive care units (ICUs) may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug being developed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Intestinal cells activate defence against salmonella bug


May 29th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) We may only have our own immune system to thank for protecting us silently from ravages of salmonella, a bug behind severe intestinal infections. Generally speaking, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Death rates ‘higher in persons having both autism and epilepsy’


April 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study found that people with both autism and epilepsy have a much higher death rate than those with autism alone.It found that 39 percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jobless men ‘at greater risk of dying prematurely’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that unemployment increases the risk of premature mortality by 63 per cent.McGill Sociology Professor Eran Shor, working in collaboration with researchers from Stony ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart attack survival tied to hospital culture, organization of care


March 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that hospital culture and organization of care, including factors like the values and goals of the organization, and senior management involvement, may explain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First international index to predict suicidal behavior developed


March 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Currently, there is no method for evaluating a person's likelihood of thinking about or trying to commit suicide. But an international group of scientists, in which the Hospital ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Super Bowl loss ‘ups cardiac death rates’


January 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Super Bowl loss for a home team is likely to increase death rates in older men and women.Led by Robert A. Kloner ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CARE CEO optimistic on Bihar’s health indices


January 6th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Pooja ShaliNew Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The President and CEO of CARE International USA, Dr. Helene D. Gayle, on Thursday said Bihar could see a dramatic turnaround in its health indices ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Urgent steps sought for saving world’s poor children dying of neglect


January 5th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 5 (ANI): World should take immediate steps to save the poorest children dying of neglect and failed government policies, well known religious statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neanderthals matured faster, died younger: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Neanderthals were a live fast, die young species, according to a study from Harvard University.They reached full maturity faster than humans do today, according to analysis of teeth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dialysis patients at high risk of cardiac death


November 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Dialysis patients face a higher risk for sudden cardiac death but physicians are still unclear as to why these deaths occur. Rod Passman, a researcher from Northwestern ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Addressing poverty in TB control: The Thailand experience


November 4th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSAt the tuberculosis (TB) and poverty sub-working group meeting which was held recently in India (29-30 October 2010), the experience of Thailand in responding to TB particularly ... Read more...

Posted in Feature, Health, Thailand |

British men can now hope to live till 78


October 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) The life expectancy for men in Britain has increased by almost three years in the last decade to close the gender gap with women, according to official data.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How H1N1 is different from other viruses as a respiratory illness


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has found distinguishing characteristics of the H1N1 virus in how it affects respiratory illness.Phil Chan, of the Rhode Island Hospital, studied the signs, symptoms, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise ‘cuts risk of fractures in elderly’


September 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Home-based exercises followed by voluntary home training could cut the risk of hip fractures among elderly women, says a new study.Researchers found that exercise is apparently linked with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Docs ‘misuse’ antibiotics when treating patients with respiratory infections


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that doctors frequently misuse antibiotics when treating patients hospitalized with respiratory tract infections (RTIs).The study, which tracked patients in two Pennsylvania hospitals, found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Staying away from work for long time can worsen health: Study


September 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept 16 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that the longer someone stays away from work, the worse their health becomes.The report presented in Adelaide by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insomniacs four times more likely to die early


September 1st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Men with severe insomnia are four times more likely to die early, a new research says. Researchers followed 741 late middle-aged men over 14 years, four percent of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Heavy Drinkers Live Longer - Say Study Results


August 31st, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): ‘Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental’ studies point out the fact that heavy drinkers do live longer than the ones who drink moderately or even abstain ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Moderate Drinkers Live Longer, Study Reveals


August 31st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If a drink or two in the evening is something of a normal routine for you, then chances are high that you would outlive your friends ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bosses ‘live longer than their workers’


August 25th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): A new UK study has revealed that working class men are more than twice as likely to die earlier than their bosses.The Office for National Statistics suggests that ... Read more...

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