respiratory infections

Breast milk promotes gut bugs that give baby immunity


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A unique property in breast milk promotes gut bugs that give infants greater immunity from infections than any infant formula, according to a US study."This study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eco-friendly stove a boon for rural women (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Juelkunti (Karnataka), July 25 (IANS) Time was when women of this village of 121 households had to daily trudge for considerable distances to gather firewood to light their stoves for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plasma could cure common cold


December 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas could help overcome the common cold, a new study reveals. Scientists have discovered that a stream of matter known as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Less polluting Diwali this year


October 27th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Pollution levels this Diwali were lower than last year, thanks to people's participation in the anti-firecracker campaign, Delhi Environment Secretary Keshav Chandra said Thursday."In general, ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Punjab asks schools to ban leather shoes


July 1st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) The Punjab government has urged government schools to ban the wearing of leather shoes, officials said Friday.Punjab's Director of Public Instruction (DPI)-Schools, issued the directive after ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gates to raise awareness in China about passive smoking


June 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has undertaken a new mission - to raise awareness in China about the dangers of passive smoking.Gates is partnering Robin ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Playboy Mansion investigated for outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease


February 12th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion has come under the scanner after more than 80 guests at a conference and party there became sick with a suspected strain ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Former President Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital


January 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela on Friday was discharged from Milpark Hospital and will continue treatment at home, the Mail & Guardian newspaper reported.Acting President ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

No need to panic over Mandela’s health, says government


January 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Jan 28 (IANS) The South African government has tried to allay people's fears about former president Nelson Mandela's health, saying medically there is no need to panic.Acting South African ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

1.8m female infant, child deaths in India linked to violence against mums


January 6th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that the deaths of 1.8 million female infants and children in India ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Srinagar-Jammu highway opened for one-way traffic


January 1st, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 1 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway was thrown open to one-way traffic Saturday after it remained closed for two days due to heavy snowfall even as chilly winds continued to lash ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Light snowfall expected in Kashmir Thursday


December 28th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Intense cold wave conditions continued to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday and the weather office has forecast light snowfall in the valley two days later."We can expect ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Low vitamin D levels ‘up respiratory infections in newborns’


December 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that newborns with low levels of vitamin D levels are at a higher risk of respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing during ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor Vit D levels in newborns up risk of respiratory infections


December 27th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Newborns with low vitamin D levels seem to be more vulnerable to respiratory infections and the occurrence of wheezing. Researchers analysed data from the New Zealand Asthma ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Unicef teams up with West Bengal for total sanitation campaign


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) With a view to improve sanitation and hygiene and safe water in West Bengal, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has joined hands with the West Bengal government ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN’s Pakistan flood appeal drying up, threatening aid and reconstruction effort: Oxfam


October 29th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Three months after unprecedented floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are on an increase but funds for the UN flood appeal are drying up and threatening the aid ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bacteria linked to asthma attacks in children


October 8th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Danish Paediatric Asthma Centre (DPAC) at the University of Copenhagen and Gentofte Hospital have discovered that bacterial infections can cause asthma attacks.The discovery could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Seasonal flu shot lowers heart attack risk by 20%


October 1st, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has found the link between the flu shots and heart attack. The study results make it clear that those people who get flu shots have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids with lung disease prone to serious infections at daycare


September 27th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Docs ‘misuse’ antibiotics when treating patients with respiratory infections


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that doctors frequently misuse antibiotics when treating patients hospitalized with respiratory tract infections (RTIs).The study, which tracked patients in two Pennsylvania hospitals, found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seasonal flu vaccine ‘lowers first heart attack risk’


September 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): A new study has found that the seasonal flu vaccine is associated with a 19pc reduction in the rate of first heart attack and early vaccination in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Southeast Asian health ministers’ meet in Thailand


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries and World Health Organization (WHO) experts will meet in Thailand Sep 7-10 to discuss key health issues in the region, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Superbug from India causes scare in Britain


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A superbug that is fiercely resistant to antibiotics with "an alarming potential to spread" has caused a scare in Britain. Thirty-seven cases have already been reported, mainly among ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Australian couple found guilty of child cruelty


July 27th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 27 (IANS) An Australian couple who left their three children in soiled nappies and raised them in a filthy house have been found guilty of child cruelty. The man, 25, and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Unknown diseases kill 20 kids in Tripura


June 25th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 25 (IANS) At least 20 children have died in the past 10 days following the outbreak of various unknown viral and tropical diseases in a remote tribal-dominated village in Tripura, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids with severe asthma at increased risk of developing COPD as adults


May 17th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study from the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne has shown that children with severe asthma have more than 30 times the risk of developing chronic obstructive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus


May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotic regimen found effective for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis


April 29th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A combination of antibiotics has been found to be an effective treatment for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis, a major step forward in the management, and possibly cure, of this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peer counseling, support can improve breastfeeding success in obese women


April 26th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Using a very powerful scientific method employing randomization and intervention groups, Scientists from the University of Connecticut, Hartford's Hispanic Health Council, the Hartford Hospital, and Yale University, studied 154 women recruited during ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six Months of Breastfeeding Could Save $13B A Year & 1000 Babies


April 6th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 05 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers at Harvard University have released an amazing statement recently. Just by simply breastfeeding babies for 6 months after birth, the lives of almost one thousand babies per ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Air pollution can lead to hospitalisations for pneumonia in seniors


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Prolonged exposure to higher levels of the pollutants found in car exhaust fumes and industrial air pollution can lead to hospitalization for pneumonia in adults aged 65 and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ciggie smoke ‘weakens lungs’ natural defense against harmful pathogen’


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Exposure to cigarette smoke might weaken immune cells' ability to remove bacterial infections from the lungs, specifically nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a pathogen often associated with respiratory infections ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ginger, tulsi, black pepper keep flu away: Ayurveda experts


September 14th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) Afraid of flu and other respiratory aliments which often resemble swine flu? Use ginger, tulsi (basil) and black pepper as part of traditional preventive measures suggested by experts ... Read more...

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