public health concerns

Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Adults ‘not losing any sleep’ over computers


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) The pervasive belief that computers and mobile phones are eating into our sleep has been challenged by researchers.Nicholas Glozier, associate professor of psychological medicine, University of ... Read more...

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Volunteers promote public health through theatre


August 31st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In an unorthodox approach, a group of 21 youngsters from 14 countries are using forum theatre to enhance awareness on public health issues, importantly on ... Read more...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on drugs, vaccine research


March 24th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on investing in drugs and vaccines for diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, the billionaire philanthropist said here on ... Read more...

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Gates, Buffet in Indian capital with their ‘Giving Pledge’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two of the world's richest people, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffett, arrived in the Indian capital Thursday to a packed ... Read more...

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Good news for fast food addicts


July 15th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Here's some good news for fast food addicts. Five major US food chains, including McDonald's and Burger King, have cut down on trans fats in their food. Trans fats ... Read more...

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Scientists make major breakthrough in diagnosis of parasitic diseases


April 28th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new diagnostic approach that will help in the fight against Chagas disease, one of the most deadly parasitic diseases in the world.Chagas disease is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IFC to help Maldives with waste-management


August 31st, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IBNS) International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will work with the government of Maldives to modernize the country’s solid-waste-management system to improve public health, ... Read more...

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Young women exercise less than young men: Study


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ann Arbor (Michigan), Aug 23 (IANS) Despite mounting public health concerns about obesity and persistent social pressures dictating that slim is beautiful, young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young ... Read more...

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Young women exercise less than male counterparts: Study


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has shown that young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young men, despite mounting public health concerns about ... Read more...

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NIH dishing out $423,500 to know why men don’t like to use condoms


June 20th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): The National Institutes of Health is doling out a whopping 423,500 dollars to fund a study, aimed at finding out why men don't like to wear condoms during ... Read more...

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Transferring toxic genes to other microbes, bacteria gain in virulence


January 7th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new way whereby bacteria transmit toxic genes to other unrelated bacterial species and gain greater virulence.They also suspect that such exchanges may be ... Read more...

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Ramadoss to inaugurate tobacco control workshop today


September 9th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Anbumani Ramadoss will inaugurate a National Advocacy Workshop on Tobacco Control Laws and related issues in India here ... Read more...

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Tobacco Control workshop to be held in Delhi


September 8th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, will inaugurate a National Advocacy Workshop on Tobacco Control Laws and related Issues in India on ... Read more...

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Energy drinks promoting substance abuse, risk-taking behaviour in college kids


July 25th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar are promoting substance abuse and risk-taking behaviour among college students, according to a new study. Two studies led by RIA ... Read more...

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Weight, elevated insulin increases breast cancer risk


July 8th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Obese women or those who have high glucose or insulin levels are more likely to be diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers ... Read more...

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