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Older obese kids eat less than healthy peers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Obese kids who are older actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy peers, while younger overweight children consume more calories than their healthy peers.These ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines


August 15th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres.This was announced here by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in ... Read more...

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The less you sit the longer you live


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, says an analytical study.Similarly, cutting down ... Read more...

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Passive smoking worsens asthmic children’s health


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.Results showed that 53 percent of children exposed to passive smoking ... Read more...

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China, a major producer of the world’s sex toys


April 25th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) A small village in China called Jiqi is only a miniscule part of a major enterprise that employs more than one million people across the country ... Read more...

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Brazil returns 47 tonnes of hospital waste to US


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has returned to the US nearly 47 tonnes of hospital waste that had been intercepted last October in the northeastern state of Pernambuco by ... Read more...

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Depression linked to heart disease risk


November 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) Depression among young adults can have an unwanted spinoff -- it could elevate their chances of dying from heart disease.Depression or a history of suicide attempts ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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London court bars teenager from using internet


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A teenager in Britian has been prohibited from using internet after being accused of hacking into the websites of national law enforcement agency and a national ... Read more...

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Sweetener keeps obesity at bay among kids


June 29th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Children and adolescents who eat candy tend to weigh less than their non-consuming peers."The study illustrates that children and adolescents who consume candy are less likely ... Read more...

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National health portal approved


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The finance ministry has approved the health ministry's proposal to set up a national health portal - the one-stop space for health-related information, Minister of ... Read more...

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Tonsils, appendix removal linked to premature heart risk


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Surgical removal of tonsils and the appendix before the age of 20 is likely to elevate the risk of a premature heart attack.Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) ... Read more...

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Blame sedentary jobs for piling on fat


May 30th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The global obesity epidemic today may be linked to sedentary jobs, as they hardly involve any physical effort, says a study. Only one-fifth of private jobs ... Read more...

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Second-hand cigarette smoke associated with raised blood pressure in boys


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys.The new research presented at the ... Read more...

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Kids’ meals consisting of white potatoes are rich in nutrients


April 12th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that consumption of white potatoes (non-fried) by children does not displace other vegetables from their meals.Instead, it makes their diet rich in nutrients ... Read more...

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Brazil to test radiation levels in food from Japan


April 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 1 (IANS) Brazil will test food imported from Japan for radiation contamination, a media report said.The Brazilian official news agency reported Thursday that the aim is to prevent ... Read more...

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Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

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David Blumenthal To Step Down From National Health IT Coordinator Post


February 4th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dr. David Blumenthal on Thursday announced that he will be stepping down from the post of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this spring. He ... Read more...

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Cops: No drug possession charges for Charlie Sheen


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles Police Department has stated that they will not be charging Charlie Sheen with drug possession, reports Entertainment Tonight.It was highly reported last ... Read more...

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Features of metabolic syndrome prevalent in people with psoriasis


December 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that people with psoriasis have a high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome.The features that make up metabolic syndrome include obesity, high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Kids Living In Apartments Are More Exposed To Tobacco Smoke, Study Says


December 14th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has highlighted rather interesting details about the exposure of kids to tobacco after the findings of the research were published in the online ... Read more...

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Brazil restricts antibiotics in bid to stop superbugs


October 29th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has imposed new regulations on the sale of antibiotics as part of efforts to curb the development and spread of superbugs such as the KPC ... Read more...

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Dispute surfaces in Chinese city over discarded cigarette butt for money exchange


October 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): A dispute has surfaced in the Chinese city of Xianyang over residents being offered cold hard cash for each discarded cigarette butt they pick up.The drive, which ... Read more...

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Princess Diana’s ‘Fuschia Pink Evening Dress’ fetches $205K


October 20th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Princess Diana's dress, which she wore at high profile events - including a 1992 gala with the president of Hungary, has fetched 205,000 dollars at an auction.A ... Read more...

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Food allergies linked to higher risk of asthma attacks


October 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that individuals with food allergies are more likely to have asthma attacks.Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute ... Read more...

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Children, males and blacks at high risk of food allergies


October 4th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children, non-Hispanic blacks and males have higher risk for food allergies than other populations.The study estimates that 2.5 percent of the United ... Read more...

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Simplified tool to estimate heart risk may miscalculate


September 10th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): A new study has questioned the efficiency of a method that is being widely used to predict risk of major heart problems as it is likely to over ... Read more...

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Most Americans struggle with long-term weight loss: Study


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): Researchers have found that only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss.Penn State College of Medicine ... Read more...

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Smoking to claim 2 million lives each year in China: Experts


August 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Health experts have warned that China is at risk of losing at least two million lives each year to smoking-related diseases.The use of tobacco by Chinese men, ... Read more...

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India has shortage of six lakh doctors: Trivedi


June 25th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) India has a shortage of 600,000 doctors and 10 lakh nurses, Union Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi said here Friday. To combat the human resources shortage in ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian help in agriculture, health


June 17th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A group of Ethiopian ministers and officials are in India to study the Indian experience in healthcare, agriculture, and small and medium enterprises. Over the last one week, ... Read more...

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Smoke-free public places law can protect kids from second hand smoke


June 7th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 07 (ANI): Laws promoting smoke-free public places can be very effective in protecting kids from second hand smoke, according to a new study.Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health ... Read more...

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Spray helps them last six times longer in bed


June 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Patients of premature ejaculation (PE), treated with PSD502, a metered dose spray five minutes before sex, could perform 5.5 times longer than those who used a placebo spray. The ... Read more...

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Dieting alone cannot help stave off type 2 diabetes


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Dieting to shed weight is on its own not enough to stave off diabetes in people with sarcopenia - low skeletal muscle mass and strength, a study has ... Read more...

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Kids living in apartments with nonsmokers still exposed to smoke


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Children who live in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke, even if they don't live with smokers, a new study has found.The research from the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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