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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon costs


September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A faulty analytical model is behind the US government's underestimating the costs of carbon pollution, says an economic expert.A more appropriate accounting of costs would ... Read more...

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Super cooling coal smoke can slash noxious emissions


August 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Super cooling coal smoke would slash emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and dangerous chemicals by more than 90 percent, according to a simple math-driven formula designed ... Read more...

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Vehicle exhaust kills more people than accidents


April 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Vehicular exhausts and emissions from planes and powerplants kill 13,000 people prematurely in the UK every year, says a study. Researchers analyzed data from 2005, the ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 free from cigarette smoke


February 28th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Feb 28 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) wants to ban smoking in fan zones of the Euro 2012 football competition as they see it as a perfect opportunity for ... Read more...

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NASA scientist shows how to slow global warming


January 17th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Key steps on pollution control would slow down global warming by 0.5 degree Celsius, increase crop yields by 135 million tonnes and prevent thousands of premature ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Air pollution fueling respiratory diseases in cities: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Developing countries in the southeast Asian region with expanding urbanisation are now at a greater risk of respiratory diseases triggered by air pollution, warned the World ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Odours can help cut salt in food


August 15th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Certain odours can make the food seem saltier than it is and could help cut down salt consumption which, if not controlled, is a risk ... Read more...

Posted in World |

72 Chinese millionaires had premature deaths


July 24th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) As many as 72 multi-millionaires in China have either died since 2003 of unnatural causes or have died young, a media report said Sunday. They all ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Amy Winehouse dead, joins Club-27


July 24th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at her north London home Saturday night, has joined Club-27, a term used for music greats who died ... Read more...

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US unveils new cigarette warning labels


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled nine graphic cigarette warning labels that highlight the dangers of smoking.The warnings are required to be ... Read more...

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Tobacco kills 55,000 people in Spain every year


May 31st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 31 (IANS) Around 55,000 people die every year in Spain from tobacco-related diseases, said an official report Tuesday on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.The report stated ... Read more...

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WHO asks Asian governments to pass anti-tobacco laws


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that Asian governments should pass and implement laws that will prevent premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, Xinhua reported.In China, ... Read more...

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Britain could be fined for breaking pollution laws


April 25th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Britain could be fined up to 175 million pounds by the International Olympic Committee if it continues to break air pollution laws.The prospect of the air pollution penalty ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More youngsters dying than toddlers: The Lancet study


March 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): A new study has claimed that premature deaths are now more likely to occur in adolescence and early adulthood than in childhood.To reach that conclusion, the study looked ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Non-communicable diseases threaten southeast Asian economies: WHO


February 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases cause three out of five deaths in southeast Asia, posing a serious public health threat ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hyderabad to host national cardiology meet


February 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) The third edition of 'Prevent India 2011', a national programme on preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, will be held here from Feb 19, a statement ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions


November 9th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Monday adopted a new legislation which will bring down industrial emissions from large combustion plants across the region.The legislation - proposed by the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

WHO disputes Lancet’s report on number of malaria deaths in India


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The World Health Organization has disputed the findings of a study on malaria that claimed the number of Indians dying from the mosquito-borne disease each year 13 times ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria mortality rate underestimated in India


October 21st, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of deaths from vector-borne disease malaria in India have been vastly underestimated, a centre for global health research (CGHR) report said Thursday.According to the report, ... Read more...

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Malaria deaths in India ‘13 times more than WHO estimate’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has found that the number of deaths caused by malaria in India is much more than estimated.The research concludes that more than 200,000 people in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cutting soot emissions best hope for saving Arctic ice


July 30th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Soot from the burning of fossil fuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought. But, unlike carbon dioxide (CO2), soot lingers only a few weeks ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India to enforce law on food quality soon


July 13th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) India will soon enforce a tough law to maintain standards and quality of food and water as 80 percent of all deaths in the country are believed to ... Read more...

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Murdered Indian woman and daughter in New Zealand farewelled in same coffin


June 12th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Tauranga (New Zealand), June 12(ANI): Murdered 32-year-old Indian woman Ravneet Sangha and her 18-month-old daughter Anna were farewelled cradling each other in the same coffin at Pyes Pa Crematorium chapel in Tauranga, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taxing beedis best way to curb tobacco abuse, says study


April 8th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The government should increase taxes on tobacco products, especially hike the price of beedis, from the current Rs.14 per 1,000 to Rs.98, to limit 15.5 million premature ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Record Whale Die-Off Near Argentina Coast


April 3rd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Argentina, Apr 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Whales are dying in large numbers, making experts and researchers over the world consider the matter seriously. It is interesting to note that almost ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Project to check heart disease in corporates launched


March 14th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) A cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention project expected to benefit 50,000 members from 100 corporate organisations was Sunday launched in Andhra Pradesh. Designed by the Medwin Heart Foundation, the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New York launches a statewide anti-smoking education campaign


March 11th, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley on Wednesday launched Reverse the Damage, a new education campaign that focus on the benefits of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Heart disease cost India 9.2 mn productive years: PM


February 27th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Terming heart disease a major challenge for a developing nation like India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the country had lost 9.2 million potentially productive ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Manmohan Singh inaugurates cardiovascular surgeons conference


February 27th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday appreciated the Indian medical fraternity for the yeoman service rendered to the people under very difficult conditions with great distinction.Addressing ... Read more...

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Only 5.4 pct of world’s people covered by smoke free laws in 2008: WHO


December 9th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul (Turkey), Dec.9 (ANI): Only 5.4 percent of the world's population was covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws in 2008, up from 3.1 percent in 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Too much selenium can elevate cholesterol levels


November 13th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Too much of the essential mineral selenium in diet can increase a person's cholesterol level by almost 10 percent, says a new study from the University of Warwick.Selenium ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cardiovascular disease still No. 1 killer worldwide


September 25th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Cardiovascular disease (CVD) still remains number one killer worldwide, even though heart disease mortality has reduced in the last 30 years.European Union experts say that there still ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smaller thighs linked to heart disease risk, premature deaths


September 5th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Men and women whose thighs are less than 60 cm in circumference have a higher risk of premature death and heart disease, says a new study. Berit Heitmann, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Congress lost several high-profile leaders in their prime


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is among many high-profile leaders the Congress has lost in the prime of their political careers in two decades. The ... Read more...

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