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New strategies reducing malaria deaths in Odisha (April 25 is World Malaria Day)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's health ministry is pinning its hopes on new strategies to bring down malaria deaths in Odisha's tribal and urban populations."In the last two years, ... Read more...

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Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and ... Read more...

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Diesel fumes may hasten lung cancer mortality


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Human beings exposed to heavy diesel exhaust may hasten their lung cancer mortality, a new finding says. Starting in the 1980s, studies have investigated a ... Read more...

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Injected drug linked to higher suicide risk


December 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 26 (IANS) Drug abusers who inject themselves with methamphetamine had an 80 higher chance of attempting suicide than those who rely on other substances, says a study. Methamphetamine ... Read more...

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Prenatal pesticide exposure tied to lower IQ


April 21st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, widely used on food crops, is related to lower intelligence scores at age seven. Researchers from the School of Public Health, ... Read more...

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Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations


February 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar has examined why dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness spread through the bite of mosquitoes, continues to threaten urban populations in many developing ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency widespread across India


December 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): The results of various studies show severe Vitamin D deficiency across India and Pakistan in all age groups, as well as insufficiency in populations of South-East and East ... Read more...

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Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change


October 12th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.Researchers ... Read more...

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Over a third of India is poor, says government


August 19th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) More than a third of India, or 37.2 percent of the population, has been classified as poor, Minister of State for Planning V. Narayanasamy said Thursday. Answering a ... Read more...

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West Bengal releases three district human development reports


July 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 12 (ANI): An in-depth study of three districts in West Bengal reveals that where you live can determine your well-being as there are wide variations in human development between districts ... Read more...

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Some obese people may have misperception of body size


November 18th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has shown that some obese people misperceive that their body size is normal and think they don't need to lose weight.In the study of ... Read more...

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Awareness campaign for women against heart diseases


September 27th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The All India Heart Foundation (AIHF) will launch an awareness drive for heart diseases among women, which they consider the most neglected and least prioritised group in ... Read more...

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India warms up to Obama as America’s global image rises


July 24th, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama is popular around the world, improving the US's global image, with particularly warming attitudes toward America among urban populations in India, Brazil, ... Read more...

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Four-cornered contest in Noida, Greater Noida


April 29th, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Noida, April 29 (IANS) It is a four-cornered contest in the prestigious Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency, commonly known as Noida, and the chorus that all the parties are facing, ... Read more...

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Snowmelt caused by global warming may threaten ecosystems and water reserves in western US


July 16th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study has determined that global warming could lead to larger changes in snowmelt in the western United States than was previously thought, possibly increasing wildfire ... Read more...

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Half of Paks population may soon be unable to buy food due to price rise: WB


June 17th, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington , June 16 (ANI): In its latest report, the World Bank has advised the Pakistan government to withdraw subsidies on wheat, and also warned that half of the countrys 160 ... Read more...

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