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More Indians falling pray to Alzheimer’s disease (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With an increasing elderly population falling prey to it, Alzheimer's disease, a kind of dementia, stands as one of the biggest health threats in India, ... Read more...

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Exposure to PCBs worsens asthma symptoms


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), used in a range of industrial products, could aggravate their asthma symptoms, new research suggests.PCBs were regularly used between ... Read more...

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Nigeria distributes 46.9 mn mosquito nets


August 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 14 (IANS) Nigeria has distributed 46.9 million Long Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLITN), the only country in the world to do so, an official said here.National Coordinator for the ... Read more...

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Dementia can drain words of meaning


July 27th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Dementia can impair one's ability to recognise words describing feelings such as 'thrilled' and 'annoyed', according to the latest research.Sharpley Hsieh and colleagues from Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Warming is causing Arctic to get greener


June 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 12 (IANS) Warming in the Arctic in recent years has caused the area to get greener, says new research. The results show that most plants in the Arctic ... Read more...

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Researchers measure addiction to Facebook


May 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, May 8 (IANS) Are you a social media enthusiast or simply a Facebook addict? Researchers from Norway have developed a new tool to measure this phenomenon -- the ... Read more...

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Midlife crisis could be linked with dementia


May 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) If you are overcome by a sense of hopelessness, especially during your mid or later life, it could be a sign that your are heading for ... Read more...

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Conficker worm a continuing threat: Microsoft


April 26th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Redmond (Washington State), April 26 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft Thursday said the Conficker worm was detected approximately 220 million times worldwide in the past two-and-a-half years, making it one of ... Read more...

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‘300 mn suffering from asthma globally’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Around 300 million people in the world are suffering from asthma and the figure can rise to 400 million by 2025, says the World Allergy ... Read more...

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Ageing baby boomers face hardships


April 5th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A new study on successful ageing finds that their unmarried baby boomer counterparts fare much worse in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. In 2011, ... Read more...

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Depression linked to sleep apnea


April 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its other symptoms are tied to depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race."Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while ... Read more...

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Delhi has highest per capita income


February 17th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The capital has the the highest per capita income in the country recorded at Rs.1,16,886 in 2009-10."The per capita income of Delhi during 2009-10 was ... Read more...

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Will control foot and mouth disease: Minister


February 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India Monday said it was committed to controlling foot and mouth disease (FMD) to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and improve the livelihood ... Read more...

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India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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Talking against child marriage, Bihar girls impress The Elders


February 9th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Speaking out against child marriage, some youths in Bihar, particularly girls, have impressed The Elders, a visiting group of world leaders led by Nobel laureate Desmond ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Sunshine likely to protect kids from eczema


February 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Increased exposure to sunlight may help protect children from the risk of both food allergies and eczema, a study reveals. Researchers from the European Centre for ... Read more...

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Women suffer pain more intensely than men


January 24th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Women suffer pain more intensely than men in virtually every disease category, according to an exhaustive analysis.Stanford University scientists based the findings on a novel database ... Read more...

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Salient features of report on malnutrition and hunger


January 10th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday released the HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) survey report 2011. The report covered more than 73,000 households in 112 districts ... Read more...

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42 percent children under five underweight: Report


January 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Over 40 percent of children under five in 100 focus districts in India are underweight -- double the average for sub-Saharan Africa -- and ... Read more...

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Trains, flights disrupted as fog blinds Delhi (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Dense fog in the capital Friday led to low visibility, adversely hampering road, rail and air services. Chilly winds blew across the city with the ... Read more...

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Antibiotic can prevent blinding even with half dosage


December 29th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Azithromycin, an antibiotic used in treating a potentially blinding eye infection, is just as effective if administered for six months instead of an year. So, the ... Read more...

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Slight rise in Delhi temperature, fog disrupts trains (Second Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Reeling under intense cold for the past few days, Delhi's residents got some respite Tuesday with a slight rise in the minimum temperature. The Met ... Read more...

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Stress-free babies develop fewer allergies


December 14th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Infants with low concentrations of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, in their saliva develop fewer allergies.The incidence of allergies in children has increased over the past few ... Read more...

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IGNOU’s online course in optics


December 7th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Wednesday announced admissions for its six-month online certificate course in 'Dispensing Optics' in a bid to develop manpower ... Read more...

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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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Lifelong traumas may spur irritable bowel syndrome


November 6th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Lifelong traumas sparked by natural disasters, housefires or the abuse or the death of a loved one may bring on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a painful ... Read more...

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Disabled men face far greater odds of sexual abuse


October 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Men with disabilities were found to be four times more likely to experience sexual assaults than other men, an Indian origin researcher in the US ... Read more...

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Health group to map non-communicable diseases


October 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A health advocacy group Sunday said it will map the prevalence and awareness of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer and diabetes in the national capital."Non-communicable ... Read more...

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Delhi government meeting on superbug Friday


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia would Friday meet all stakeholders and discuss issues related to the alleged prevalence of antibiotic-resistant superbug in the city."We will ... Read more...

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Smoking can kill 40 mn more people


October 5th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Smoking could cause 40 million excess deaths among smokers, who also suffer from tuberculosis (TB), by 2050, new research says.Once smokers develop the disease, they are ... Read more...

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Hospital-acquired infections high in India: Study


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Hospitals in India have a high burden of infections in their intensive care units (ICU) and general wards where patients recuperate, a study said Thursday."In ... Read more...

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Mild memory problem ups risk of death


September 6th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) If you face a slight problem in thinking, concentrating, reasoning and remembering, you may have a short life, says a research.Moderate cognitive impairment can affect one's ... Read more...

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No data on number of beggars in country: Minister


August 29th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Begging continues to be one of India's major social problems in India but the government Monday admitted it has no data on the number of ... Read more...

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Government planning new mental health care bill


August 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government is considering a new mental healthcare bill to replace the old Mental Health Act, 1987, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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