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Asthmatic children more likely to be bullied


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British scientists have uncovered several factors, which include physical inactivity and sadness that could explain why children with asthma or any chronic medical condition are more ... Read more...

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‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

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Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Marijuana doubles premature birth risk


July 19th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Women who quaff marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to an international study.Preterm or premature birth, at ... Read more...

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‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

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Strong families key for successful children, says study


May 20th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A welfare state has little or no bearing on how children turn out, says an international study which found that strong families are the key ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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‘Half of all child deaths in India due to pre-term births’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused by pre-term births, the highest amongst its neighbours, a report by 'Save the Children' revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drowsiness linked with learning problems at school


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) may have learning, attention and behaviour problems even though clinical tests show they are sleeping long enough at night.Penn ... Read more...

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WHO for enhanced partnership to curb non-communicable diseases


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With non-communicable diseases causing an estimated 7.9 million deaths annually in southeast Asia region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday called for intervention from multiple ... Read more...

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Dental x-rays linked to most common brain tumour


April 10th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Frequent dental x-rays have been linked with higher risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed primary brain tumour, says a new study.The findings suggest that ... Read more...

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Cuba develops mathematical models to fight dengue


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 24 (IANS) Cuba has developed mathematical models to help fight dengue, a media report said Friday.Experts from Havana's Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute developed the models.Spearheaded by young ... Read more...

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India’s first guidelines for physiotherapists by 2014


March 18th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India's first clinical guidelines for physiotherapists dealing with ailments like low back pain, hemiplehia (brain stroke) and Parkinson's Disease will be ready by 2014, the ... Read more...

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Two genes tell how Parkinson’s progresses


February 13th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Two genes tied to protein accumulation in a Parkinson's patient's brain can tell how quickly the disease will progress in an individual, says a new finding."Our ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

IVF babies from frozen embryos healthier


January 9th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) IVF babies born from frozen embryos are heavier and healthier than those born from fresh embryos, a study has shown.The study involved measuring the weight and ... Read more...

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Fake currency injected from neighbouring countries: Pranab


December 17th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 17 (IANS) Fake currency is being injected into India from some of the neighbouring countries to destabilise the economy, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday."India ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Low iron levels tied to blood clot risk


December 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) People with low iron levels in their blood may have a higher risk of dangerous clots.A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weak rupee brings cheer to seafood industry


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The rupee plummeting to a record low by touching Rs.52.73 against the US dollar has brought cheer to the export-oriented seafood industry.Anwar Hashim, vice chairman of ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Kids with blocked tear ducts face lazy eye risk


October 13th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Amblyopia, sometimes referred to as 'lazy eye', causes poor vision in children and if untreated within the first six to 10 years becomes permanent.Children under three ... Read more...

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Coffee chases away depression in women


September 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Drinking coffee might help depressed women in chasing away their blues, a new study has found.Caffeine is the most popular stimulant in the world and about ... Read more...

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Exposure to goats linked to rare lung cancer


September 25th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) People who work with goats are exposed to greater risks of a rare lung cancer, says a new research.The study has linked exposure to goats with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

BRICS discuss steps to check non-communicable diseases


September 21st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) Leaders of BRICS states - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Wednesday held discussions to prepare a roadmap to tackle the menace of ... Read more...

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UN commits itself to fighting diabetes, cancer


September 20th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments and cancer which ... Read more...

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Pakistanis hungry as steep hike in food prices


September 12th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Food prices have shot up in Pakistan by a whopping 74 percent in past three years, leading to an increase in hunger in the country, the ... Read more...

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US rating downgrade won’t hurt Indian exports: Scindia


August 29th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's exports, which surged almost 46 percent in the April-June quarter, are unlikely to be much impacted because of the US' credit rating downgrade that ... Read more...

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Fuel a great risk to Indian thermal power plants: Deloitte


August 16th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Inadequate supplies of fuel is beginning to emerge as the biggest risk to thermal power projects in India, according to a report released by global ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Healthy lifestyle can help cut Alzheimer risk


July 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Simple lifestyle changes and more exercises can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, which over the time affects memory, thinking and behaviour.According to a study, over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Simple lifestyle changes can prevent Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over half of all Alzheimer's disease cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions.The biggest risk factors for Alzheimer's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Olive oil cuts risk of stroke by 41 percent


June 16th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) People who cook with olive oil are 41 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who never eat it, say experts.Older people will live ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Active kids grow into happier adults


May 4th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Physically active children are likely to grow into happier adults, insulated against depression in later life.This is the conclusion of a Deakin University study based on ... Read more...

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Parents’ role key in preventing kids from becoming a bully


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): New research has shown that children whose parents are more involved in their lives are less likely to become bullies.Parents who share ideas and talk with their child, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Babies born to obese mums at risk for iron deficiency


May 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has revealed that babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development.In non-pregnant adults, obesity-related inflammation hinders ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maternal obesity could affect child’s brain growth


May 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Babies born to obese mothers may suffer from iron deficiency, which could affect the development of their brains, a study says. In non pregnant adults, obesity-related ... Read more...

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