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Invoking Batman name promotes healthy eating


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Invoking super heroes such as Batman or Superman could help parents get their children to eat healthy, says a study.Just as Popeye inspired a generation to ... Read more...

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Declare killer disease an epidemic, says Bihar


June 11th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to declare a mysterious disease that has killed 102 children an epidemic, Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey said Monday.Following the ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks central help on mysterious disease


June 9th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (IANS) Bihar Saturday sought help from the central government to tackle a mysterious disease that has killed 81 children in Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the ... Read more...

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73 kids die of ‘mysterious’ disease in Bihar


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) A "mysterious" disease has claimed the lives of 73 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the past fortnight, officials said Friday.State health department ... Read more...

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Free toys of dust mites by easy methods


October 18th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Dust mites on soft toys which can cause asthma among children, can be effectively removed by freezing, hot tumble drying or washing with eucalyptus oil and ... Read more...

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Stigma, low awareness hinder tracing HIV+ kids: Unicef


June 9th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Social stigma, discrimination and lack of awareness are the main problems in identifying the children living with AIDS and HIV in India, say Unicef officials."The main ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D in kids linked to anaemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Paediatricians have discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center looked at data from the blood ... Read more...

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Teens who read less likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music. The study was ... Read more...

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Bottle-feeding linked to tooth decay in infants


February 6th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI):In wake of rising rates of severe tooth decay in infants as young as 12 months, a leading children's hospital in Australia has urged parents to stop bottle-feeding their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fixing hearts without open-heart surgery


February 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Until now, pulmonary valve replacements have required open-heart surgery.However, the Oregon Health and Science University is one of a few centres in the United States qualified to implant ... Read more...

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Complementary medicines ‘dangerous’ for kids


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A study carried out in Australia has found that complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), when substituted for effective conventional medicines, could be dangerous for children and can even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

This AIDS day, talk of universal access and human rights (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) With 'universal access and human rights' the theme for World AIDS Day this year, the focus of the Indian government is on increasing diagnosis and treatment ... Read more...

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Eight-month-old gets liver transplant from father


October 4th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Eight-month-old Akshu's parents had almost lost hope of saving their daughter who suffered from liver failure till they met doctors at the army hospital here. The baby ... Read more...

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No link found between milk, infant puberty in China


August 15th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) There is no evidence that milk powder produced by a Chinese company caused three infant girls to grow breasts, China's health ministry said Sunday. In July, parents and doctors ... Read more...

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China launches probe into milk powder controversy


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) China Thursday launched a probe into claims that milk powder produced by a Chinese company caused infant girls to grow breasts. The health ministry said a panel of nine ... Read more...

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Air pollution does not up risk of premature delivery


July 5th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Exposure to carbon monoxide and fine particles during pregnancy does not shoot up the risk of premature delivery or other complications, according to a new study. "There is strong ... Read more...

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TV-watching tots ‘more likely to be bullied, chubbier, less intelligent’


May 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Children who are exposed to more television at 29 months of age are likely to struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in maths, and they may ... Read more...

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Website to spread awareness on liver disease


April 19th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Aiming to spread awareness about prevention of liver diseases, Apollo hospital here has launched a liver care website as part of World Liver Day Monday. "The portal will ... Read more...

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Best treatment for childhood epilepsy suggested


March 13th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) One of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, ethosuximide, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy, a new study says. The study group compared three medications typically used ... Read more...

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Pioneering ‘brainwashing’ treatment saves lives of premature babies


March 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have come up with a pioneering 'brainwashing' procedure they believe will slash the number of premature babies suffering severe disabilities.The technique involves removing potentially ... Read more...

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Obesity may delay puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new U.S. study has shown that higher body mass index during childhood is associated with later onset of puberty."We found that increased body fatness is associated ... Read more...

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New born’s arm cut during C-section, dies


January 23rd, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Jan 23 (IANS) In an apparent case of negligence by doctors, a new-born died after his arm got cut during a C-section delivery at a government hospital here. Ranjit Meghwal, a ... Read more...

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‘Paediatric HIV care should be integral to health programmes’


November 30th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Early diagnosis of HIV without regular follow ups that ensure access to health services is of little use. Keeping that in mind, paediatric HIV care and treatment ... Read more...

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Maternal depression can worsen asthma in kids


November 20th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Maternal depression can worsen asthma symptoms in children, says a new study. Analysing data from interviews with 262 mothers, Johns Hopkins investigators found that children whose mums had ... Read more...

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Cholesterol check can guage heart disease risk among obese kids


August 29th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Rampant childhood obesity in the US has spurred concerns that such youngsters need to be screened for increased risk of heart disease, including high cholesterol levels. However, body fat ... Read more...

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Potassium citrate wards off kidney stones in seizure patients


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A daily supplement of potassium citrate taken by kids on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can help prevent the resulting yet excruciatingly painful kidney stones, ... Read more...

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Cutting kids’ exposure to several allergens may help prevent asthma


July 8th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A review of studies have suggested that reducing kids' exposure to a variety of allergens, rather than targeting a single 'trigger,' might be a better way to avoid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression signs in obese kids linked to stress hormone abnormalities


June 12th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has found a link between symptoms of depression in obese children and abnormalities of the 'stress' hormone."There is evidence in adults that abnormal regulation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men, not women, are the weaker sex


April 21st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): It has been made official: Women are not the weaker sex. According to a myth-busting study, boys are more prone to becoming seriously ill or injured than girls.The ... Read more...

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Novel treatment effective for asthmatic preschoolers


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds in preschoolers, according to a ... Read more...

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Not lying on belly hinders babies’ development


August 7th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Parents and caregivers should ensure that babies get enough time to lie on their bellies and not on their backs, especially while awake, to prevent them from retarded ... Read more...

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Indian tele-cardiology helps young Malaysian heart patients


July 6th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 6 (IANS) Tele-cardiology, an online consultancy offered by a renowned Indian hospital, has helped shorten the long queues of heart patients, particularly children, in Malaysia. The tele-cardiology consultancy has ... Read more...

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Stem cells show promise in treating fatal children’s disease


June 5th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Human stem cells tested on mice improved a defective neurological condition - a condition that in children is often fatal, according to a new study. Just a single ... Read more...

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Tiny microscope travels into our innards to speed up diagnoses


April 30th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a miniature microscope that travels inside the human body in order to detect cancer early, creating a new diagnostic discipline, Endomicroscopy. A training centre ... Read more...

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Gene critical to brain development identified


March 27th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 27 (ANI): An American study on mice has revealed a gene which is critical to the development of the brain.Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris of the University of California, San Francisco ... Read more...

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