nutritional deficiencies

Take a vitamin pill to mitigate the effects of radiation: NASA

March 22nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): With astronauts facing risks from radiation on long-duration space missions, NASA has recommended a simple solution - take a vitamin pill.Astronauts are exposed to more radiation than nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

400,000 kids, 20,000 mothers die each year in Pakistan

September 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 400,000 children below five years of age and 20,000 mothers die annually in Pakistan due to malnutrition, socio-economic problems and lack of access to proper health ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Procter & Gamble Expands Its Pet Food Recall

August 3rd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Procter & Gamble Co. on Thursday extended its recall of pet foods and expanded the horizon of recall as well. The original June recall of ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Health |

HIV-infected postmenopausal women at increased bone fracture risk

January 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Postmenopausal HIV-infected women have a high prevalence of low bone mineral density and high bone turnover placing them at high risk for future bone fractures, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart disease, diabetes, cancer more fatal than AIDS: UN official

November 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 30 (ANI): Heart diseases, chronic respiratory conditions, cancer and diabetes are the world's top four killer diseases - more fatal than the much feared ailments like AIDS and influenza ... Read more...

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Body contouring surgery fraught with risk sans prior supplementation

November 14th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says that patients seeking body contouring to get back in shape can be prevented from surgical complications by identifying malnutrition ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Beware of malnutrition, if you are going in for body contouring surgery

November 13th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Beware of malnutrition if you are going in for a body contouring procedure following weight loss surgery.Proper nutrition cuts down surgical complications, accelerates wound healing, improves scar quality ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Foot pain could be a warning sign of diabetes

October 26th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Burning, tingling or numbness in the feet and toes could be the first symptoms of diabetes, according to physicians with the American College of Foot and Ankle ... Read more...

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Folic acid rich diet boosts mens fertility

October 20th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 20 (ANI): Just like women, men too should take diet rich in folic acid and other vitamins if theyre trying for a baby, thats the message of a fertility ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Forty percent of Indian kids suffer zinc deficiency

May 13th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Nearly 40 percent of Indian children suffer from zinc deficiency, a reason behind the whopping malnutrition in India, a top government official said Tuesday. “We know that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Domestic violence, malnutrition linked in India

April 25th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Preventing domestic violence could be just as effective as a pharmaceutical approach in combating anaemia among women in India, say researchers. They found that women and children in ... Read more...

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Domestic violence linked to chronic malnutrition in women, kids in India

April 24th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Indian women and children who are victims of domestic violence are most likely to suffer from chronic malnutrition, a new study by researchers at the Harvard School ... Read more...

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What your mother ate is vital for your health

April 15th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (IANS) What your mother ate when you were in the womb has a vital impact on your well-being and future life. For example, smaller babies are more likely to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

You are what your mum eats

April 15th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that maternal diet even before conception has a huge impact on the health of their babies.Recent studies have shown that poor nutrition ... Read more...

Posted in National |

ICMR unveils 20 Grand Challenges to control the most deadly diseases

November 22nd, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with several of the worlds most renowned health scientists and organizations has come out with a landmark global consensus on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |