Health

Household air pollution may up risk of heart attack

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:12

New York, June 14 (IANS) Long-term exposure to household air pollution from fuels, such as kerosene or diesel, is likely to increase the risk of heart attack and death, warn researchers including an Indian origin scientist.

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Eating peanuts cause zero health risk in infants

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:02

London, June 14 (IANS) Consuming peanuts products during early infancy can have zero effect on the growth of a child and on his or her nutrition, confirms a study.

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Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly: WHO

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:38

New Delhi/Geneva, June 13 (IANS) Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world's countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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CAG flays Delhi government's health department for 2014-15

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:24

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The CAG report for the year 2014-15 tabled in the Delhi assembly on Monday criticised the Delhi health department and said that there was need for a comprehensive procurement policy for medical equipment.

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Vitamin deficiencies may up migraines

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:52

New York, June 13 (IANS) Deficiencies in certain vitamins are the likely reason behind the development of migraines in children, teens and young adults, finds a new study.

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Text messages motivate patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:14

London, June 13 (IANS) A combination of text messages and individual counselling sessions help motivate patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), resulting in improved patient-reported clinical outcomes, finds a study.

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Anti-cancer drugs may respond better in zero gravity

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:26

Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Shedding new light on the effects of zero gravity on genetic perturbations, Indian researchers have indicated weightlessness may enhance the response of anti-cancer drugs. On the flipside, the scientists say, it could also induce cancers such as in the liver and leukemia in humans.

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Pune medico gets top US diabetes honour

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:20

Pune (Maharashtra), June 13 (IANS) Top diabetes specialist Shashank S. Shah has been conferred with the American Diabetes Association's "Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016" for his pioneering research on the disease in South Asia, an official said here on Monday.

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Born small, stress in pregnancy ups health risk in women

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:24

Sydney, June 13 (IANS) Women who were born with a lower birth weight and also experienced a stressful pregnancy are likely to be at an increased risk of developing long-term health problems, finds a new study.

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Diabetes and heart disease a deadly combination: Study

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:58

New York, June 13 (IANS) People with Type 2 diabetes who are admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure face a one in four chance of dying over the next 18 months, a global study has warned.

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