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Opioids now most prescribed class of medications in US


April 6th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Two reports by addiction researchers have shown that there has been a drastic increase in opioid prescriptions in America.Meanwhile, prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have gone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nicotine levels higher in kids sleeping with smoking parents


March 30th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Babies who share a bedroom with their smoking parents exhibit nicotine levels three times higher than those that sleep in another room as particles from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Babies sleeping with smoker parents have thrice-higher nicotine levels


March 30th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that babies who sleep in the same room as their smoker parents exhibit nicotine levels that are three times higher than those who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US senator says he was sexually abused as a child


February 18th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US senator Scott Brown has said he was sexually abused as a child several times by a camp counsellor and also physically abused by his stepfather.The Republican senator ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown was sexually abused at 10


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 17 (ANI): Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has revealed that he was repeatedly sexually abused at age 10 by a male camp counselor.He said he never told anyone out of ... Read more...

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Over 3 children sexually abused in Pakistan daily: NGO report


November 27th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 27 (ANI): Approximately 3.3 children are sexually abused per day in Pakistan, which is a 9.4 per cent increase as compared to the 2008 data, according to a report.According to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NGO report reveals shocking spike in child sexual abuse cases in Pak


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 15 (ANI): In a shocking revelation made by a Pakistani NGO, over one thousand children were sexually abused across the country during the first six months of the current year.Issued ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Massachusetts school board under fire over condom policy


June 25th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The decision by a school board in Provincetown, Massachusetts, to provide free condoms to all students in the district without parental notification has caused a huge controversy.The decision ... Read more...

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Forcing kids to clean their plates can turn them into overeaters


March 7th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Forcing your kid to eat cold, mushy veggies may do more harm than good, according to a new study.According to a research from Cornell University, although parents ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Combination vaccines can be timely, safe: Experts


February 12th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) This should bring relief to parents who worry about their kids being injected with over a dozen vaccines for immunisation until the age of six. Experts opine ... Read more...

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