skin diseases

2,000 fall sick in Philippines relief centres


August 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.They have complained of infection, fever, skin diseases and diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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1,900 held in China fake drug racket


August 5th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) Over 1,900 people have been arrested in a countrywide operation in China against the manufacture and sale of fake drugs, the government said Sunday.Fake medicines, trademark ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A border shrine unites Indians, Pakistanis


June 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chamliyal (Jammu), June 28 (IANS) Despite the chill in India-Pakistan relations, thousands of people gathered Thursday on both sides of the border for a week-long fair in memory of a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin


April 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way ... Read more...

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Ayurveda treatment goes hi-tech


February 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) With ayurveda becoming a hit among foreign tourists, the ancient Indian system of medicine has gone hi-tech with a new machine being developed for the popular ... Read more...

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Latest microscopy reveals inner working of viruses


January 13th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique which uses cutting edge technology to peer inside living viruses, the tiniest among micro-organisms, says a study. The technique combines ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mental illness most discussed online: Survey


May 31st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Mental illness is the most discussed health problem online in India surpassing other major health problems, including heart diseases, AIDS, or malaria, a new survey ... Read more...

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Bone marrow cells that convert into skin cells could revolutionise wound treatment


April 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue.Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell killer enzyme could help cancer treatment


March 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) An enzyme that can push cells into committing "suicide" could pave way for improved cancer drugs. The discovery could open the way to better anti-cancer and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Immune deficiency main reason for infant mortality: Experts


March 5th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Primary immuno-deficiency diseases (PIDs), where new-born children are born with a weak immune system against diseases, is the main reason for high infant mortality rate ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that is ‘the killer you can’t live without’


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an enzyme that has a double role - on one end it can push cells to commit suicide but on the other, it may actually ... Read more...

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Clue to ending chronic itching side effect of certain drugs discovered


February 9th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified two distinct neuronal signaling pathways activated by a topical cream used to treat a variety of skin diseases-one pathway produces the therapeutic benefit and the ... Read more...

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Atopic dermatitis is a strong precursor to food allergies


February 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Increasing evidence indicates that atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. And now, dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected ... Read more...

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Cell binding discovery paves way for skin, heart problem treatments


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new University of Manchester study has revealed the mechanism that binds skin cells tightly together.According to researchers, it will lead to new treatments for painful and debilitating ... Read more...

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UAE gives clothes to flood-hit in Pakistan


September 12th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) A team from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stationed in the flood-hit areas of Pakistan distributed clothes to over 700 people on the occasion of Eid, officials ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

60,000 flood victims suffering from epidemics in Balochistan


September 6th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Sep 6(ANI): Over 60,000 flood survivors in five districts of Pakistan's Balochistan province are reportedly suffering from epidemics, particularly gastroenteritis and malaria.Sources said that the people were suffering due to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN


August 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New study provides insight into how pain occurs


July 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): The first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) has been provided by a recent study. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Central team likely to visit flood-affected Haryana districts


July 14th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 14 (ANI): A Central Government team is expected to visit some of the flood-affected districts of Haryana today or tomorrow to make an assessment of the damage incurred ... Read more...

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North Korea Creates Drink To Multiply Brain Cells


June 7th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): North Korea has claimed of developing a drink that can multiply brain cells and prevent wrinkles. KCNA, the state’s secretive official news agency ... Read more...

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Intense heat wave in Gujarat causes skin problems


May 30th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, May 30 (ANI): The intense heat wave sweeping across Gujarat has resulted in locals experiencing a complex range of skin-related ailments among the locals.Locals are having a tough time with temperatures ... Read more...

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Rejuvenating ayurvedic massage, the Kairali way (IANS Spa review- With Image)


May 24th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Palakkad (Kerala) May 24 (IANS) A massage on a wooden plank in natural light with no air-conditioners or music systems around might not be your idea of a relaxing massage, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Staying away from sun causes depression: Study


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Hiding away from sun rays to protect oneself from skin diseases can harm one's health in many other ways, says an expert. A study published in the British Medical ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

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Ganga may cleanse sins but it also infects you


January 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Haridwar, Jan 29 (IANS) A dip in the Ganga here, especially during the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela, may wash away your sins but leave you with skin diseases, stomach bugs ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Deaths in juvenile home natural: Delhi government


January 13th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The deaths of 12 inmates of a state-run juvenile home in one month were natural, the Delhi government said Wednesday in its reply to a National Human ... Read more...

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Bacteria vital for healthy skin


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Bacteria living on the surface of the skin helps in maintaining its healthy texture, says a new study. "These germs are actually good for us," said Richard L. Gallo, ... Read more...

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Over 1.7 million children work in beedi-rolling industry: Study


November 14th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Over 1.7 million children work as labourers in India's beedi-rolling industry, according to a study by public health organisations and NGOs released on Children's Day Saturday. Authors ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Living under a dusty black cloud near Raipur (Letter from Raipur)


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Siltara (Chhattisgarh), Sep 23 (IANS) Every morning as the sun rises, you can see a thick layer of black dust over 40 villages on the outskirts of Chhattisgarh capital ... Read more...

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Punjab authorities launch drive to uproot “Congress Grass”


September 5th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Nag Khurd (Amritsar), Sep.5 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab are confronted with an unusual problem these days. A weed described as "Congress Grass" has covered all soil-bunds in ... Read more...

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Obesity may also bring on osteoarthritis: Study


July 14th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Obesity, among other things, is strongly linked with a heightened risk of rapid cartilage loss which is a precursor to osteoarthritis, says a new study. "We have isolated ... Read more...

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‘Traditional knowledge should not be overlooked’


June 29th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Communities the world over risk losing control over their traditional knowledge because a UN agency insists on using existing intellectual property standards for managing access to the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Devotees on both sides of border pay respects to Hindu saint


June 25th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chamliyal (India-Pakistan border), June 25 (IANS) Thousands of devotees gathered Thursday in this Jammu and Kashmir village, barely 200 metres from the India-Pakistan border, for the annual festival in the memory of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan Rangers to take part in Chamliyal fair


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers will pay obeisance at the shrine of Hindu saint Baba Chamliyal here Thursday despite the chill in relations between the two neighbouring countries post 26/11 Mumbai ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Shared effort needed to prevent spread of infectious diseases


June 17th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Everyone should share responsibility for preventing the spread of diseases like swine flu, SARS, avian influenza, diarrhoeal and skin diseases, and even the common cold, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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