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Obesity common among Indians hooked to packed foods


November 9th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Other than decreasing physical activity, increased usage of packed foods and a calorie-laden diet has led to greater obesity among Indians in the ... Read more...

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Many obese kids in Britain facing strokes


June 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Obese children as young as six in Britain are suffering strokes or being treated at hospitals for weight problems, a media report said Sunday. Specialists say ... Read more...

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Harmful radiation won’t reach US: Obama


March 18th, 2011 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he does not expect the harmful radiation from a crippled Japanese nuclear plant would reach the US."We do ... Read more...

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Brits ‘healthier than Americans’: Study


March 12th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that people living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare.Researchers said that across all ages, US residents tend ... Read more...

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Smoking related health problems hampering China’s economic growth


January 7th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 7 (ANI): An international panel of experts have warned that loss in productivity because of health problems caused by smoking related habits would hamper China's economic growth.The amount of ... Read more...

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Two-day health strategy retreat concludes in Manesar


September 30th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Manesar, Sep. 30 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, ministry officials and experts have made several recommendations aimed at improving health care and family welfare services.The recommendations were ... Read more...

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Meals offered by fast food chains as healthy options ‘not so healthy’


September 11th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 11 (ANI): An analysis of the healthy meals offered by fast-food chains in Australia has revealed they are not as healthy as they are believed to be.Public health experts have ... Read more...

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After UK, Australia, ‘Indian’ superbug hits Canada


August 12th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 12 (ANI): The superbug, which is resistant to almost all antibiotics, has hit Canada after Australia and UK.At least two Canadians have become infected with the dangerous new superbug from ... Read more...

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Huge circumcision programme gets under way in Southern Africa


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, July 22 (DPA) An unprecedented circumcision campaign covering 13 countries in East and Southern Africa is being unfolded in a bid to break the epidemic of AIDS that is wreaking havoc ... Read more...

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United Nations general assembly on non-communicable diseases (NCD)


May 14th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
By Citizen News ServiceFor the first time ever, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Summit involving Heads of State, in September 2011, to address the threat posed ... Read more...

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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...

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People ‘waste time by jogging, swimming, pumping iron’, say scientists


February 4th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 4 (ANI): The efforts of millions of people who try to keep in shape with jogging, swimming or hitting the gym have been rendered useless after scientists claimed the activities ... Read more...

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U.S. activates system to help U.S. hospitals treat victims from Haiti


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday activated additional components of the National Disaster Medical System to help U.S. hospitals treat survivors of the ... Read more...

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The next health tsunami: Non-communicable diseases


July 9th, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantGENEVA: The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) called today on the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to take ... Read more...

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Only Rs.37 a month for an Indian citizen’s healthcare


July 8th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India spends a mere Rs.37 per head every month to provide healthcare facilities for its one billion plus citizens, a reply tabled in the Lok Sabha has ... Read more...

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Patchy monitoring may have made swine flu go undetected in pigs


June 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Public-health experts have warned that a lack of surveillance may be allowing the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu virus, dubbed 'swine flu', to go undetected in pigs, which raises ... Read more...

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Israel to open embassy in Turkmenistan


May 21st, 2009 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 21 (DPA) Israel has decided to open an embassy in Turkmenistan, for the first time since the two countries established diplomatic ties over 15 years ago, the foreign ministry said ... Read more...

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Call for International Action to Combat Epidemic of Non-communicable Diseases


May 19th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and World Heart Federation (WHF) issued a joint statement on 19 May 2009 that calls on the international community to ... Read more...

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NRHM report calls for better management of health initiatives


January 28th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): A better management of health-related initiatives has been recommended by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) second Common Review Mission. However, it admits to some improvements having ... Read more...

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Vehicular emissions cost Arab countries $5 billion


November 13th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) Arab countries spend more than $5 billion annually to fight health problems caused by vehicular emissions, WAM reported Thursday."The impact of vehicular emissions has not just been ... Read more...

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Stronger dose of vaccine protects elderly from flu


October 27th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Giving the elderly a dose four times the quantity of normal flu vaccines, boosts their immunity against the virus, a study has found. The higher dose of vaccine ... Read more...

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111-year-old Epidemic Act set for burial


September 25th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The 111-year-old Epidemic Act will soon be replaced by a stringent new law that the government claims will be able to effectively fight epidemics and new age ... Read more...

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Fourth meeting of mission steering group of NRHM today


August 4th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): The fourth meeting of the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) will be held here today.Apart from reviewing the progress ... Read more...

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TB vaccine is better inhaled


March 13th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 13 (IANS) An aerosol version of the common TB vaccine offers enhanced protection against the disease than a comparable dose of the injected vaccine, a new study has found. The ... Read more...

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