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Diabetic? Forget pills, pop almonds


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) As India grapples with a major public health problem, being home to an estimated 50.8 million diabetic population, the largest in the world, experts say ... Read more...

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Superbug does not pose risk: Health ministry (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian health ministry Thursday denied superbug NDM-1 posed any public health threat to Delhi's environment, as a study published by a British medical journal ... Read more...

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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...

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Tackling obesity in young people


October 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention.However, healthcare providers and other professionals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Linking India to superbug unfair and wrong, says India (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India Thursday termed as unfair and wrong linking a multiple drug-resistant superbug detected in Britain to India saying a number of such bacteria have also been reported ... Read more...

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Unfair to link superbug to India: Government


August 12th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It is unfair to link a multiple drug-resistant superbug detected in Britain to India as a number of such bacteria survive in nature and have been reported ... Read more...

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Outrage against delay in pictorial warnings on tobacco products in India


June 29th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
By Citizen News Service (CNS)In a detractive decision of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GOI), the implementation of new pictorial health warnings has been deferred to ... Read more...

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Chilli peppers can help you shed weight


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Capsaicin, the stuff that gives chilli peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat build-up by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body, says a ... Read more...

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Chili pepper may help fight fat


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Chili peppers contain an ingredient that may cause weight loss and fight fat, scientists have reported.According to boffins, capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tobacco kills 1.5 million women annually: UN


May 31st, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Use of tobacco kills more than 1.5 million women in world every year, and the number could rise to 2.5 million in the next two decades, the UN ... Read more...

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No health risk from Haiti dead bodies, says WHO


January 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that bodies piling up in quake-hit Haiti pose a negligible infection risk to the public and do not need to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top Medical Advances in 2009


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): The largest-ever genetic study of autism spectrum disorders and a remarkable success for gene therapy in reversing inherited blindness have made it to the list of top scientific ... Read more...

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Rights and Responsibilities Roadshow: Raising standards for care in Indonesia


December 5th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNSMore than seventy people from across the country spoke about rights and responsibilities to improve tuberculosis (TB) and HIV responses on 24-25 November 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia. From a ... Read more...

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Meat intake during Eid makes Dhaka medicos see red


December 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) Concerned over the amount of meat eaten during Eid-ul-Azha festivities when heart complications increase by about 10 percent, Bangladesh's medicos have issued a warning against excessive consumption of ... Read more...

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US ‘to ban drinks containing combination of alcohol, caffeine’


November 22nd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that drinks, which contain a combination of alcohol and caffeine, will be banned within months if proven to be unsafe.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon monoxide increases health risk to elderly heart patients


September 1st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), even well below permissible national limits, may hasten hospitalisation of elderly cardiac patients, according to a new study in the US. The nationwide ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide exposure may up heart problem risk for the elderly


September 1st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): Carbon monoxide exposure has been found to elevate the risk of hospitalisation for the elderly with heart problems in an American study.The nationwide study of 126 urban ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead paint exposure remains serious global health threat


August 5th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A new environmental health study has revealed that exposure to lead-based consumer paint is still a global public health threat.Scott Clark, University of Cincinnati (UC) and his team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fiji reports first suspected swine flu case


April 30th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, April 30 (Xinhua) Fiji's health officials were monitoring a New Zealand tourist suspected of being infected with the swine flu virus, the health ministry said Thursday. Officials at the ministry said Fiji's ... Read more...

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Blue light destroys resistant staph infection


January 30th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, were eliminated by exposure to a wavelength of blue light. Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections represent an important and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drug resistent TB deadlier, more common than suspected


November 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) 'Exclusively drug-resistant tuberculosis' or XDR-TB is a menacing public health problem that is even deadlier and more common than suspected. XDR-TB patients are four times as likely to ... Read more...

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Global antibiotic resistance pandemic looms large, say scientists


September 19th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): Medical experts have warned that antibiotic resistance is growing so enormously that it may become very difficult to carry out major surgeries, organ transplantation, and cancer chemotherapy ... Read more...

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‘Climate change behind dengue’s re-emergence in Southeast Asia’


September 11th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Health ministers from Southeast Asian countries Thursday pledged to combat tobacco use and to curb the spread of the mosquito-borne dengue disease, which they claimed was re-emerging ... Read more...

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Using antibiotics for cough and cold increases superbug resistance


September 11th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): The British Governments Health Protection Agency is urging people not to seek antibiotic treatment for cough and cold problems that are caused by viruses, warning that this ... Read more...

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Simple ultrasound exam of the heel may predict osteoporosis risk in women


June 24th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 24 (ANI): A simple ultrasound examination will now be able to predict if a woman is at an increased risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, says a new ... Read more...

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