Health

WHO asks China to nationally extend Beijing anti-tobacco law

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:24

Beijing, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organization called on the Chinese government on Monday to enforce a strict national level anti-tobacco law following the "successful" implementation of the model legislation in Beijing, which has been "smoke-free" for a year.

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Plain packaging a way out to curb tobacco epidemic: WHO

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 14:30

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) In a bid to help cut down the perils associated with tobacco, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday urged the various stakeholders to make plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory across the world.

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Will enlarged pictorial warnings reduce tobacco consumption?

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 13:20

Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Enlarged pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, showing frightening effects of tobacco consumption on health, may be a welcome step towards educating people about the perils of smoking, but this is still not enough to reduce the consumption rate among the majority of habitual smokers, say stakeholders and experts.

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Premature birth may up osteoporosis risk in adulthood

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:20

London, May 30 (IANS) Babies born prematurely are at an increased risk of having brittle bones in adulthood, says a new study adding that low birth weight may also raise the risk of osteoporosis.

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Himachal CM launches save girl child programme

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 17:38

Shimla, May 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday started a programme to save the girl child in the Kangra district - the state's largest.

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Humayun's tomb, Iskcon temple in Delhi found to breed mosquitoes

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 16:16

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Sunday issued notice to the authorities maintaining Humayun's tomb, Iskcon temple, Gandhi Darshan and the Zoological Park for failing to prevent mosquito breeding in their premises.

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Listening to music before eye surgery may cut anxiety

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 15:00

London, May 29 (IANS) Listening to soothing music just before an eye surgery can ease patients' anxiety as well as help reduce the level of sedation required, finds a new study.

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Obese young adults at high risk of kidney disease

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 13:30

New York, May 29 (IANS) Many young adults with abdominal obesity are at a heightened risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet majority are unaware of the risk, suggests new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.

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What the heartbeat tells about your health

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:18

London, May 29 (IANS) Minor irregularities in the heartbeat are indicative of a healthy body, scientists said at Technical University of Munich. They have developed a new method of correlating heartbeat with life expectancy.

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New gene linked to Multiple Sclerosis discovered

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:14

London, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a gene involved in deregulation of certain immune cells in the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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New prevention strategies for ovarian cancer identified

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 11:48

London, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that knowing the early changes in the cells of the fallopian tubes of women carrying the genetic mutation responsible for ovarian cancer could open the way for new preventative strategies.

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