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Arrested militant did business in Nepal: family


September 13th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) The family of the militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, arrested in Kashmir for the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 to Afghanistan, Thursday said he was working as ... Read more...

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Half of Thailand’s Buddhist monks are obese: Study


August 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Pot-bellied Buddhist monks, striving to reach spiritual enlightenment, could be hampered in their pursuit of nirvana because of obesity and lifestyle diseases, a study has suggested.A ... Read more...

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Beware! You may be more vulnerable to hepatitis than you think (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Casual one-night stands and multiple partners could be the starting points of serious health concerns. Not just for HIV, which most people are now aware ... Read more...

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Google CEO’s absence causes concern


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Google CEO Larry Page was again absent from a company meeting that raised concerns about his health and how it will affect the internet giant, a ... Read more...

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Peaches, plums put obesity, diabetes on the run


June 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. The study showed that the compounds in ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s health remains serious


June 8th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 8 (IANS) Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak's health condition remained serious a day after being placed on the ventilator several times in Torah prison hospital, MENA news agency reported.Mubarak,84, ... Read more...

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Plant that suck up pollutants from soil


May 31st, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Chinese experts have successfully used a plant to clean arsenic pollution from the soil.The Chinese fern, whose scientific name is Pteris vittata L, has a "strong ... Read more...

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Beware! Passive smoking riskier than you think (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) For all those smokers out there, chances are you're not thinking about your child, spouse or others around you when you light up a cigarette. ... Read more...

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Medicines rushed for abducted Menon amid uncertainty over talks (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Emergency medicines were rushed Tuesday for abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who is being held by Maoists in Chhattisgarh for the past ... Read more...

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‘Toofan’ - nothing extraordinary about it (Kannada Movie Review)


April 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Toofan"; Cast: Yashas, Nakshatra, Chandan, Sadhu Kokila, Ramesh Bhat, Shivaram, Vidya Murthy, Suresh Mangalore, Pramila Joshai, Chitra Shenoy, Devadas Kappikad; Director: Smile Seenu; Producer; Jade Gowda; Camera: Ravi Suvarna; ... Read more...

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No more surgery, Big B fine


February 18th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has shown signs of improvement, and doctors at the Seven Hills Hospital Friday decided against another surgery on the megastar."The surgery was supposed ... Read more...

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Abhishek on dad’s health: ‘Mard ko dard nahin hota’ (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan says his father Amitabh's dialogue "Mard ko dard nahi hota" from the movie "Mard" couldn't be more relevant than now, when the ailing ... Read more...

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Wine, beer doubles mouth cancer risk


February 5th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, Daily Mail reported Sunday.Drinking over ... Read more...

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Beware! MP3 players cause early hearing loss


December 29th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) One in four teenagers are in danger of early hearing loss as a direct result of listening to music on their personal listening devices (PLDs) ... Read more...

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Scientists exploring obesity’s root causes


September 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) With obesity decreasing life expectancy by nearly 10 years and contributing to increasing risks of developing type 2 diabetes and hypertension, scientists in Britain are trying ... Read more...

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Limiting salt intake checks BP, protects heart


August 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A frantic lifestyle, long working hours and even longer distances to commute in metros and cities make ready-to-eat packaged food an attractive option, which requires ... Read more...

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Herbicide tolerant GM crops pose serious health threat: Greenpeace


August 4th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Introduction of herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are at the field trial stage in India, can pose serious threat to health and environment, ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian suffers from psoriasis


July 25th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reality television star Kim Kardashian’s struggle with psoriasis has been highlighted. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition and it is a shocking revelation to many that the ... Read more...

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Obesity rate goes up in US: Report


July 8th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 8 (IANS) Obesity rates in 16 US states climbed over the past year, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessively overweight ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh environmentalist chained to hospital bed


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 2 (IANS) A noted environmentalist of Chhattisgarh's industrial town Raigarh was chained to a hospital bed after he was picked up by police for campaigning against an upcoming ... Read more...

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Rahul Dholakia’s next film to have reference to Nandigram


May 26th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Director Rahul Dholakia, who is known for his socio-political thrillers "Parzania" (2005) and "Lamhaa: The Untold Story of Kashmir" (2010) is now set to write a ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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Make trains rat-free, Congress leader requests Mamata


May 7th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A Mumbai-based Congress leader Saturday requested Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to take immediate steps to remove rats and insects causing problems of hygiene and ... Read more...

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Endosulfan ban: Supreme Court issues notice (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the government on a petition seeking ban on the production, sale and use of the widely-used insecticide endosulfan ... Read more...

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Supreme Court issues notice seeking ban on Endosulfan


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the central and state governments why there should not be a ban on the production, sale and use of insecticide ... Read more...

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Canada Prime Minister defends asbestos exports


April 27th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Canadian Prime Minister is not convinced that the country is doing anything wrong by exporting asbestos. Asbestos has been linked with serious health risks including cancer ... Read more...

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Hair-smoothing products pose serious health hazards


April 17th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Chemical treatments may deliver smooth hair, but eventually show their ugly side through serious side effects, which include balding, scarring, and formaldehyde exposure.At salons everywhere, women swear by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most Americans think health care system needs change: Survey


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Nearly 72 percent of Americans taking part in a Commonwealth Fund survey think the country's health care system needs change.The survey also reveals strong support for more patient-centered ... Read more...

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Obese mums-to-be ‘risking their babies’ lives’


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 3 (ANI): Pregnant mothers who are obese are risking their babies' lives, according to a new study.Researchers from Teesside University, Durham and Newcastle Universities found that more than one lakh ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nicotine raises blood sugar among diabetic smokers: Study


March 28th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that nicotine is the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels - and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications - in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green rust can guard groundwater from radioactive contamination


March 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Neptunium, a waste product from uranium reactors, could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into groundwater - even five million years after it ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear crisis could create serious health problems


March 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A professor of pharmaceutical sciences has said that the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan could create serious health problems if too much radiation is released into the ... Read more...

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Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactivity


March 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Neptunium, a radioactive waste product from uranium reactors, can be captured now. It could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hip-hop artist Nate Dogg dies at 41


March 17th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 17 (ANI): Hip-Hop star Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41, following several years of serious health problems.The performer, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, appeared on rapper-producer Dr. Dre's ... Read more...

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Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

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